Choose the date and the time for the party
Double check if the date suites most of the people you’re about to invite. Adjust if needed.
Always think about what time the party starts, but also what time will it end. And inform about it to your guests when your inviting them.
Choose whether you’ll have the party at your home or at some other location.
Is it an indoors or outdoors party?
Double check the weather and think of a solution if the weather is not going to be favorable.
Reserve the location if needed.
Confirm your booking.
Will it be for an occasion? If so, think what will please the guest of honour. Otherwise, try to come up a theme that might get everyone excited or intrigued.
If this is your party, you’ll likely have to front most of the cost. You may also have to decorate even if you don’t have it at your home.
How much are you willing to spend? If it’s not a ton, ask a few friends if they can chip in.
Quality: Ensure that you’ve included the necessary quality activities, such as testing each individual product, and then project-wide quality activity such as quality audits.
Staff availability: Ensure that staff are scheduled for project work only when they will be available. Check that you’ve taken into account things like booked personal holidays and work on other projects.
Staff capacity: Check that the work scheduled for project staff is in line with their capacity. If someone is only available to your project for ten per cent of their time, make sure that their activity reflects that with a one-day job taking ten elapsed days.
Lead times on supply: Make sure that you have sufficient lead times on things like supply. A supplier won’t deliver goods to the front desk one second after you have emailed an order.
Lead times on approvals: Check that you have a realistic turnaround time on approvals. This check applies both to internal approvals (such as agreeing design specifications) and external ones (such as planning permission for building extensions).