What is it?
A contingency plan is an outline of what, who, when, and how which
need to be addressed to ensure that any potential barriers to the implementation
of a project are handled in a pro-active manner.
When to use it
of a contingency plan should be undertaken prior to the implementation
of an action plan or project.
What does it achieve?
Preparation of a contingency plan permits you to identify 'what could
go wrong' and for you to list the necessary steps you may need to take
to ensure that the implementation of your action plan or project goes
as smoothly as possible, ie. identifying the risks and the process by
which you can minimise each one.
By communicating the plan, everyone involved will know what is required
of them, and when.
- Define desired
- Identify all possible impediments to achieving this outcome
- Consider probability of impediments occurring
- Produce preventative action plan
Typical Contingency Plan summary