Systematic planning lays a technically defensible foundation for proposed project activities.
Systematic planning is a planning process that lays a technically defensible foundation for proposed project activities. Systematic planning usually includes identification of key decisions to be made, the development of a conceptual site model (CSM) to support decision-making, an evaluation of decision uncertainty in the context of the CSM, and the development of a plan for managing decision uncertainty. Managing decision uncertainty often entails collecting additional information for a site until decisions can be made confidently. Systematic planning is an iterative process that continues throughout the life-cycle of a project. Systematic planning is important to the success of all hazardous waste site projects whether the Triad is embraced or not, but it is particularly critical for the Triad where the use of real-time measurement technologies allows the CSM to evolve and mature as field work is underway. Systematic planning details that are important from a project management perspective can be found in the section entitled Systematic Planning.