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How to write an action plan

What is Action Plan?

If you are about starting any new affair or project, you should have a clear vision of what you are going to do and what outcome you expect. Well-composed action plan will help you to organize your work effectively and keep focused on main things. VIP Software will help you to create clear and easy-to-handle action plan and realize it.

Tips for Action Plan Writing

  • First of all you should clarify your goal.
  • Try to imagine a visual picture of expected outcome.
  • Determine criteria that allow you to see if you have reached your destination.
  • Make your goal measurable.
  • Determine what constraints you have. It may be limits on time, money or other resources.
  • Compose a list of actions you have to take in order to achieve your goal. Write down as many ideas as possible. Don’t analyze and criticize on this stage.
  • Then you should analyze your ideas and distribute them by categories.
  • Mark the most necessary and effective steps by setting them high priority status.
  • Decide on the order of your actions. Start from actions with higher priority statuses. For each of them determine what other steps should be completed before this action. Rearrange your actions and ideas into clear to do list.
  • Look at your action plan again and try to simplify it even more.
  • Review the action plan regularly. If you have any new information, make changes in your plan taking it into account. Monitor the execution of your plan and keep an eye on how much have you moved up to your goal.

Writing Action Plan Using VIP Software

  • Make a list of possible actions. Use Insert button or CTRL + ALT + A key combination to add a new item.
  • Distribute your ideas by categories. You can move an item to appropriate category by Drag&Drop method or using context menu.
  • Prioritize your list. There are 6 priority statuses available.
  • Estimate time required and set due date for each action.
  • You can track your progress changing complete status of each task in percentage. When a task is 100% completed, it becomes “Done”.
how to write an action plan

VIP Software for Action Plan Writing

VIP Organizer is effective time management application tailor-made for action plan writing. It gives you various functionality including tree-structured categories system, export feature and others. VIP Simple To Do List is the most user-friendly and comprehensible planning tool for fair price. If you are going to delegate tasks to other people, we recommend you to use VIP Team To Do List. It allows you to send to do lists by email and publish them to web.

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