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.
A clear timeline is the backbone of a solid project plan. Confusion related deadlines, and what is required for those deadlines, is a common problem many teams face while working on a project. That’s why it’s important to break your projects down into smaller tasks with staggered deadlines. How you actually visualize your timeline will play a big role in how readable and straightforward your timeline is. There are a lot of moving pieces that contribute to the completion of a project. It can be easy to lose track of different tasks. A mind map shows relationships between pieces of a whole.