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Create an Action Plan Template

Objective

To create an action plan template for use in the project's Action Plans tool.

Background

Creating action plan templates at the Company level allows your company to easily use the same or similar action plans across your projects without needing to completely recreate the action plans multiple times. By creating action plan templates, your company can establish standards for your quality process to serve as starting points for your projects' action plans that your project teams can modify as needed to meet each project's unique needs.

Things to Consider

  • Required User Permissions:
    • 'Admin' level permissions on the Company level Admin tool
  • Additional Information:
    • The default general information and default sections and items can be changed while an action plan is being created from a template by users with the appropriate permissions.

Steps

Add Default General Information

  1. Navigate to the Company level Admin tool.
  2. Under 'Tool Settings', click Action Plans.
  3. Navigate to the 'Templates' tab.
  4. Click +Create Template.
  5. Enter information in the following fields:
    • NameRequired. Enter a default name for action plans created from this template.
    • Type. Required. Select a default type for action plans created from this template. See Create Action Plan Types.
      OR
      To create a new type while creating the action plan template:
      • Click +Create Type.
      • Enter a name for the type.
      • Click Create.
    • Description. Enter a default description for action plans created from this template.
  6. Click Create & Add Sections.
    A banner displays to confirm the action plan is created. The page is automatically refreshed and now includes the 'Sections and Items' section. See Add Default Sections and Items below.
    Note
    Clicking Create & Add Sections shifts the action plan template into 'Edit' mode. While in 'Edit' mode, any changes made to the action plan template's 'General Information' or 'Sections and Items' are saved automatically. The 'All Changes Saved' message displays at the bottom of the screen to confirm when the changes are saved successfully.

Add Default Sections and Items

  1. Enter a name for the first section.
  2. Complete the following for the first item within the first section:
    • Under the 'Title' column, enter a name for the item.
    • Under the 'Acceptance Criteria' column, enter any requirements associated with this item's successful completion.
    • Under the 'References' column, click +Add References to add files from your computer to the action plan for reference.
      • In the 'Add References' window, attach one or more files from your computer and click Save.
        Note: Users with the appropriate permissions to create an action plan can remove these attachments or add their own attachments when creating an action plan.
    • Under the 'Assignees' column, click +Edit Assignees to assign responsible parties to the item and to designate whose signatures are requested. 
      In the 'Edit Assignees' window, complete the following:
      • Under 'Blocking Functionality', select the button for one of the following options: (See What is 'Blocking Functionality' in an action plan?)
        • Assignee signature required to release rest of section. This will require the assignee's signature before all remaining items in the same section are released to be completed but will allow released items in other sections to be completed.
        • Assignee signature required to release rest of plan. This will require the assignee's signature before all items in all remaining sections are released to be completed.
        • None. This will allow other released items in the action plan to be completed regardless of when this item's assignee adds their signature.
          Note: The assignee's signature must be marked as 'Required'.
      • Click Select Assignee and select the entity (e.g., 'Contractor') for the responsible party.
        Note: Specific users can be added as assignees when action plans are being performed.
      • Click Select Verification Method and select the method the responsible party should use to verify the item's completion. See Create Action Plan Verification Methods.
        OR
        To create a new verification method while creating the action plan template:
        • Click +Create New Verification Method.
        • Enter a name for the verification method.
        • Click Create.
      • If you selected Assignee signature required to release rest of section or Assignee signature required to release rest of plan as noted above: Mark the checkbox in the 'Required' column to require the assignee's signature and to block remaining items in the section or in the plan from being completed until this assignee adds their signature.
      • Click +Add Assignee to add additional entities for additional responsible parties.
      • Click Save.
        Notes:
        • Assignees added when an action plan is being created or edited are considered required and can only be removed while creating or editing an action plan.
        • Additional assignees added while an action plan is being performed are considered optional and can be removed while performing or editing an action plan.
    • Under the 'Records' column, click +Add Records to request one or more records to be included as part of the item's completion.
      • To request inspection templates to be completed for the item, click Inspections in the 'Add Requested Records' window and complete the following:
        • Mark one or more tickboxes next to each inspection template you want to request to be completed.
          Note: 'Read Only' permissions or higher are required on the Company level Inspections tool to request records from the Inspections tool.
      • To request an attachment to be added for the item, click Attachments in the 'Add Requested Records' window and complete the following:
        • Mark the 'Select to require an attachment for this item' checkbox.
      • Click Save after selecting the requested records for the item.
  3. Click +Add Item to add a new item within the section.
  4. Click +Add Section to add a new section.
  5. Continue adding sections and items as necessary.
  6. To delete a section or item:
    • Hover your cursor over the end of the row and click the  icon that displays.
    • In the 'Delete Section' or 'Delete Item' window, click Delete.
  7. When you are finished adding sections and items, click Done to finish creating the action plan template.
    Note: Clicking Done shifts the action plan template into 'View' mode where it can be used to create a new action plan in a project.

Download Template Examples

 how to download action plan templates

STEP 1: DOWNLOAD THE action plan templates FILE 

Click here to download the Action Plan Templates zipped file.

Click here to download the Procore Owners Action Plan Templates zipped file.

STEP 2: EXTRACT THE FILES TO YOUR DESKTOP OR LOCAL DRIVE 

Note: Extraction steps vary by the type of device you are using i.e. Windows or Mac.

STEP 3: ADD TEMPLATES INTO APPLICABLE Action plans IN YOUR PROCORE ACCOUNT  

Required Permission Level: Admin to Company level Admin tool

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