Project Management Plan

The project management plan integrates and consolidates all of the subsidiary management plans and baselines from the planning processes and includes:

• All of the selected project life cycle and, for multi-phase projects, the associated project phases,

• Results of the tailoring by the project management team as follows:

o Project management processes selected by the project management team, o Level of implementation of each selected process, o Descriptions of the tools and techniques to be used for accomplishing those processes, o How the selected processes will be used to manage the specific project, including the dependencies and interactions among those processes, and the essential inputs and outputs.

• How work will be executed to accomplish the project objectives,

• How changes will be monitored and controlled,

• How configuration management will be performed,

• How integrity of the performance measurement baselines will be maintained,

• Need and techniques for communication among stakeholders, and

• Key management reviews for content, extent, and timing to facilitate addressing open issues and pending decisions.

The project management plan can be either summary level or detailed, and can be composed of one or more subsidiary plans. Each of the subsidiary plans is detailed to the extent required by the specific project. Once the project management plan is baselined, it may be changed when a change request is generated and approved through the Perform Integrated Change Control Process.

Subsidiary plans include, but are not limited to:

• Schedule management plan (introduction to Section 6),

• Cost management plan (introduction to Section 7),

• Process improvement plan (Section 8.1.3.4),

• Communications management plan (Section 10.2. 3.1),

• Procurement management plan (Section 12.1.3.1).

• Project baselines include, but are not limited to:

• Schedule baseline,

• Cost performance baseline,

• Quality baseline.

Often the scope, schedule, and cost baseline will be combined into a performance measurement baseline that is used as an overall project baseline against which integrated performance can be measured. The performance measurement baseline is used for earned value measurements.

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