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Project Management Plan

Template Project Management Plan Detail

Project Management Plan may not be a physically single document but a collection of many documents. This consolidation is done in Develop Project Management Plan process. A Project Management Plan should include the following items.

  • All the subsidiary plans from the other 9 Knowledge Areas (Requirements management plan, Process improvement plan, Change management plan, Configuration management plan, etc)
  • All Baselines (Scope baseline, Schedule baseline, Cost baseline)
  • Tailored Process with detail (Project management processes applicable to the project)
  • Project Life cycle and project phases
  • How integrity of project baselines will be maintained
  • Project Areas where Reviews/ Audits need to be done and their frequency

Project Management Plan is input to following processes. By seeing this list you come to know how important is this document to do the project work. Work the plan is a simple philosophy.

  1. Direct and Manage Project Work
  2. Monitor and Control Project Work
  3. Perform Integrated Change Control
  4. Close Project or Phase
  5. Plan Scope Management
  6. Validate Scope
  7. Control Scope
  8. Plan Schedule Management
  9. Control Schedule
  10. Plan Cost Management
  11. Control Costs
  12. Plan Quality Management
  13. Control Quality
  14. Plan Resource Management
  15. Plan Communications Management
  16. Manage Communications
  17. Plan Risk Management
  18. Monitor Risks
  19. Plan Procurement Management
  20. Control Procurements
  21. Plan Stakeholder Engagement
  22. Monitor Stakeholder Engagement

Project Management Plan is output or gets updated in following processes. By seeing this list you come to know that this is not one-time document which is referred multiple time but a live document that keep changing based on the need. Re-plan your project if you can deliver following the earlier plan.

  1. Develop Project Management Plan
  2. Direct and Manage Project Work
  3. Monitor and Control Project Work
  4. Perform Integrated Change Control
  5. Control Scope
  6. Develop Schedule
  7. Control Schedule
  8. Control Costs
  9. Manage Quality
  10. Control Quality
  11. Acquire Resources
  12. Manage Team
  13. Manage Communications
  14. Monitor Communications
  15. Plan Risk Responses
  16. Monitor Risks
  17. Conduct Procurements
  18. Control Procurements
  19. Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  20. Monitor Stakeholder Engagement