How to write a department development plan
The department development plan should be written taking into account the overall development plan of the company. Study and analyze it, as well as conduct an analysis of the work of your unit, make a clear idea of the available labor and material resources, equipment and computer technology.
Determine the timing of the plan. If this is a development plan, then its term will clearly exceed a year. The optimal term will be 3 years, a maximum of 5 years. Formulate the tasks that are assigned to your department, specify the timing of each task. Think about the ways and solutions that are necessary to accomplish the tasks assigned to the department and figure out if you have enough labor and material resources to carry out the assigned tasks within the established timeframe.
If the staff of the department does not allow the fulfillment of the deadlines, it is not always possible to solve this problem by a set of additional staff units. As far as development is concerned, provide in your plan training of employees, trainings and refresher courses. Increasing the professionalism of the department's employees should become an obligatory part of the development plan.
Think about how to create and implement a system of working regulations, allowing you to get an objective assessment of the activities of the entire department and each of its employees. Study the principles of the international quality management system, which has already been implemented at many Russian enterprises. Include in the plan the certification of employees.
In terms of development of the department, provide for the modernization of the existing and installation of new equipment, computer facilities. Think about what software tools will need to be installed. Perhaps it makes sense to include in the development plan the introduction of an automated accounting system or information systems, the use of which will improve the productivity and quality of the department.
Describe the fulfillment of the plan by months or quarters. Indicate the stages and timing of their implementation. Assign the performers and those responsible who will monitor the implementation of the stages of the plan and proceed to the intended.