A novel has a lot of moving parts. When you factor in research, articles saved with Web Clipper, and random jottings about who did what to whom, you'll probably find you have a lot of notes for your writing project. Consider adding a couple more to keep it all straight: a dashboard where you can manage the whole thing, and a checklist for bringing your completed opus to the world.
Identify who is responsible for each step and who will be supporting them. Support people are not responsible for the outcome of an step, but they assist in the process. Provide a clear schedule for completing steps. Your final goal may be a short_term project or take years to complete. It's important to break down the timeline for each step along the way.List the resources necessary for accomplishing steps. If sufficient resources are not currently available, include a plan for their acquisition.