Single-use plans are developed to achieve a set of goals that are not likely to be repeated in the future. Such plans can be programs or projects.
A Program is a single use plan encompassing a range of projects or activities. A project is a single use plan of less scope and complexity than a program
Standing plans are plans developed for activities that occur repeatedly over a period of time. It consists of policies, procedures and rules.
A policy is a standing plan that outlines the general response to a designated problem or situation. A procedure (or a standard operating procedure) is a standing plan that outlines the response to a particular problem or circumstance. A rule is a standing plan that designates a specific required action
The table below outlines the major types of single-use and standing plans. Single-use plans typically include both programs and projects. The primary standing plans are organizational policies, rules, and procedures. Standing plans generally pertain to such matters as employee illness, absences, smoking, discipline, hiring, and dismissal.