Color selection plays an important role in your project plan design. Beyond making your project plan look nice, color can also help you organize and communicate information effectively. Multiple studies have found that people tend to remember images better than words. With that in mind, look for ways to incorporate visual memory_prompters in your project plan design. Icons are one type of visual that can be used to make information more memorable. Pair an icon with an important piece of text to help it stand out and stick in the reader’s mind.
Tracking. Now that the tasks are being completed, the next step in the action plan template is monitoring each task. You want to know where each team member is in their task and their expected timeline to completion. You might find a step you expected to move along quickly is actually taking a bit longer than expected. Be prepared to alter timelines and reprioritize tasks in response to delayed goals and unexpected roadblocks.