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Plan Task Template

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Task Name

Days

Start

Finish

Assignments

Notes

1

Plan the newsletter

12

1/15/07

1/30/07

Newsletter Manager, Employees

 

2

Define the audience and purpose

1

1/15/07

1/15/07

Newsletter Manager

Check with department heads

3

Create budget

1

1/16/07

1/16/07

Newsletter Manager

Set up meeting with CFO

4

Allow fudge days in schedule for problems

5

1/24/07

1/30/07

Newsletter Manager

 

5

Name the newsletter

7

1/18/07

1/26/07

Employees

 

6

  Hold contest or employee suggestion box

7

1/18/07

1/26/07

 

 

7

Plan monthly newsletter theme

1

1/29/07

1/29/07

Newsletter Manager

 

8

Contact graphic designer

0

1/17/07

1/17/07

Newsletter Staff

 

9

Create and distribute work schedule

0

1/24/07

1/24/07

Newsletter Staff

 

10

Develop story ideas

2

1/25/07

1/26/07

Newsletter Staff, Newsletter Manager, Marketing Manager

 

11

Develop photo ideas

1

1/26/07

1/26/07

Newsletter Staff

 

12

Create a stylebook for contributors

1

1/29/07

1/29/07

Newsletter Manager

 

13

Assign articles

0

1/30/07

1/30/07

Newsletter Manager

 

14

Publish article on a product and the employees who made it

1

1/24/07

1/24/07

Newsletter Staff

 

15

Adequate funding

1

1/24/07

1/24/07

Newsletter Manager

 

16

Staffing

0

1/15/07

1/15/07

Newsletter Manager

 

17

Get total budget approved early

0

1/24/07

1/24/07

Newsletter Manager

 

18

Meeting to discuss value of newsletter to all stakeholders

1

1/24/07

1/24/07

Newsletter Manager

 

19

Select team that works well together

0

1/24/07

1/24/07

Newsletter Manager

 

20

Design pages and write articles

31

1/15/07

2/26/07

 

 

21

Create page layouts

1

1/26/07

1/26/07

Newsletter Staff

 

22

Write articles

10

1/29/07

2/9/07

Newsletter Staff, Marketing Manager

 

23

Take photos at company events

25

1/23/07

2/26/07

Newsletter Staff

 

24

List general services on the back cover

0

1/23/07

1/23/07

Newsletter Staff

 

25

Publish calendar of company events

0

1/15/07

1/15/07

Newsletter Staff

 

26

Edit newsletter

3

1/31/07

2/2/07

 

 

27

Edit first draft of individual articles

1

1/31/07

1/31/07

Newsletter Staff

 

28

Fact check

1

2/1/07

2/1/07

Newsletter Staff

 

29

Evaluate balance of content

1

2/2/07

2/2/07

Newsletter Staff, Newsletter Manager

 

30

Production

9

2/8/07

2/20/07

 

 

31

Send deliverables date reminders to contributors

1

2/16/07

2/16/07

Newsletter Staff

 

32

Send color and text specs to printers

1

2/19/07

2/19/07

Newsletter Manager

 

33

Deliver computer files 10 days before printing

1

2/20/07

2/20/07

Newsletter Staff

 

34

Order quality paper

1

2/8/07

2/8/07

Printing Company

 

35

Publish and distribute newsletter

4

2/6/07

2/9/07

 

 

36

Develop distribution list

2

2/6/07

2/7/07

Newsletter Manager, Newsletter Staff, Marketing Manager, Human Resource Manager

 

37

Print and bind newsletters

1

2/7/07

2/7/07

Printing Company

 

38

Distribute newsletters

2

2/8/07

2/9/07

Newsletter Staff