The concept of the Project Management Plans

About The concept of the Project Management Plans

Management plans document the strategy and approach for managing the project and project
processes in terms of scope, timing, cost, quality, resources, communication, and risk, as well as Procurement and stakeholder management.

This means that each knowledge area has its management plan that documents the strategy and approach for project management in that specific project. These plans are essentially a set of documents with processes, procedures, practices, and standards that the project team will follow to ensure consistent results.

When creating a management plan, ask yourself always this question:

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What we have discussed in the previous section applies to all the specific management plans (Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Communication, etc.) you will develop for your project throughout the planning phase and iterations. And all those single management plans (plus some additional components we will discuss in a second) combine to the so-called Project Management Plan. The Project Management Plan is more than just a workbook to determine what work needs to be done. The Project Management Plan is a continuous document that controls the following elements:

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Here is a list of reasons and arguments of why you need to create a project management plan for every project:

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