Planning using the Project Planning Matrix (PPM) - Brief Description


The Project Planning Matrix (PPM) enables decision makers to identify project purposes and goals and plan for project outputs and inputs. The technique is used for planning projects, providing an objective basis to evaluate projects and to state assumptions about causal linkages. The PPM provides a one page overview of any project and it is based on causal reasoning and thought (i.e. if a certain activity is undertaken it will achieve a certain result).

Figure 1: Vertical and Horizontal Logic of the Project / Programme Planning Matrix