The Shady Rest Lesson
There were a few lessons in this scenario, but perhaps the biggest is this: Projects of any complexity require charters.
Project charter. ... provides a preliminary delineation of roles and responsibilities, outlines the project objectives, identifies the main stakeholders, and defines the authority of the project manager. It serves as a reference of authority for the future of the project.- This strengthens your plan immeasurably and helps you avoid the need to keep revisiting your plan, as so many imperatives are covered at the charter stage.