Planning Processes

Table A.2 lists the inputs, tools and techniques, outputs, and Knowledge Areas for the processes in the Planning process group.

TABLE A.2 Planning Processes

Tools and Knowledge

Process Name Inputs Techniques Outputs Area

Develop Project charter Expert judgment Project manage- Integration

Project Manage- ment plan ment Plan

Outputs from planning processes

Enterprise environmental factors

Organizational process assets

Collect Requirements

Project charter

Interviews

Requirements documentation

Scope

Stakeholder register

Focus groups

Requirements management plan

Facilitated workshops

TABLE A.2 Planning Processes (continued)

Process Name Inputs

Tools and Techniques

Outputs

Knowledge Area

Group creativity techniques

Group decisionmaking techniques

Questionnaires and surveys

Observations

Prototypes

Define Scope Project charter Expert judgment Project scope Scope statement

Requirements Product analysis Project document documentation updates

Organizational process assets

Alternatives identification

Facilitated workshops

Create WBS

Project scope statement

Decomposition

Work breakdown Scope structure

Requirements documentation

Organizational process assets

WBS dictionary Scope baseline

Project document updates

Define Activities Scope baseline

Decomposition Activity list

Time

Enterprise environ- Rolling wave Activity attributes mental factors planning

Process Name Inputs

Tools and Techniques

Outputs

Knowledge Area

Organizational process assets

Templates

Milestone list

Expert judgment

Sequence Activities

Activity list

Precedence diagramming method (PDM)

Project schedule Time network diagrams

Activity attributes

Dependency determination

Project document updates

Milestone list

Applying leads and lags

Project scope statement

Schedule network templates

Organizational process assets

Estimate Activity Activity list Resources

Expert judgment

Activity resource Time requirements

Activity attributes

Alternatives analysis

Resource breakdown structure

Resource calendars

Published estimating data

Project document updates

Enterprise environmental factors

Bottom-up estimating

Organizational process assets

Project management software

Estimate Activity Activity list Durations

Expert judgment

Activity duration Time estimates

Activity attributes

Analogous estimating

Project document updates

Activity resource requirements

Parametric estimating

TABLE A.2 Planning Processes (continued)

Process Name Inputs

Tools and Techniques

Outputs

Knowledge Area

Resource calendars

Three-point estimates

Project scope statement

Reserve analysis

Enterprise environmental factors

Organizational process assets

Develop Schedule

Activity list

Schedule network Project schedule Time analysis

Activity attributes

Critical path method

Schedule baseline

Project schedule network diagrams

Critical chain method

Schedule data

Activity resource requirements

Resource leveling Project document updates

Resource calendars

What-if scenario analysis

Activity duration estimates

Applying leads and lags

Project scope statement

Schedule compression

Enterprise environmental factors

Scheduling tool

Organizational process assets

Estimate Costs Scope baseline

Expert judgment Activity cost estimates

Cost

Project schedule Analogous Basis of estimates estimating

Process Name Inputs

Tools and Techniques

Outputs

Knowledge Area

Human resource plan

Parametric estimating

Project document updates

Risk register

Bottom-up estimating

Enterprise environmental factors

Three-point estimate

Organizational process assets

Reserve analysis

Cost of quality

Project management estimating software

Vendor bid analysis

Determine Budget

Activity cost estimates

Cost aggregation

Cost performance Cost baseline

Basis of estimates Reserve analysis

Project funding requirements

Scope baseline

Expert judgment

Project document updates

Project schedule

Historical relationships

Resource calendars Funding limit reconciliation

Contracts

Organizational process assets

Plan

Stakeholder

Communications register

Communication requirements analysis

Communications Communi-management plan cations

TABLE A.2 Planning Processes (continued)

Process Name Inputs

Tools and Techniques

Outputs

Knowledge Area

Stakeholder man- Communication Project document agement strategy technology updates

Enterprise environ- Communication mental factors models

Organizational process assets

Communication methods

Plan Risk Project scope Planning meet- Risk Risk

Management statement ings and analysis management plan

Cost management plan

Schedule management plan

Communications management plan

Enterprise environmental factors

Organizational process assets

Identify Risks Risk management plan

Activity cost estimates

Activity duration estimates

Documentation Risk register Risk reviews

Information gathering techniques

Checklist analysis

Scope baseline

Stakeholder register

Assumptions analysis

Diagramming techniques

Cost management plan

SWOT analysis

Tools and Knowledge

Process Name Inputs Techniques Outputs Area

Schedule Expert judgment management plan

Quality management plan Project documents

Enterprise environmental factors

Organizational process assets

Perform Risk register

Qualitative

Risk Analysis

Risk management plan

Project scope statement

Organizational process assets

Risk probabil- Risk register Risk ity and impact updates assessment

Probability and impact matrix

Risk data quality assessment

Risk categorization

Risk urgency assessment

Perform Risk register

Quantitative

Risk Analysis

Risk management plan

Expert judgment

Data gathering Risk register Risk and representa- updates tion techniques

Quantitative risk analysis and modeling techniques

Cost management plan

Expert judgment

TABLE A.2 Planning Processes (continued)

Process Name Inputs

Tools and Techniques

Outputs

Knowledge Area

Schedule management plan

Organizational process assets

Plan Risk Responses

Risk register

Strategies for negative risks or threats

Risk register updates

Risk

Risk management plan

Strategies for positive risks or opportunities

Risk-related contract decisions

Contingent response strategies

Project management plan updates

Expert judgment

Project document updates

Plan Scope baseline Make-or-buy

Procurements analysis

Procurement Procure management plan ment

Requirements documentation

Expert judgment

Procurement statements of work

Teaming agreements

Contract types

Make-or-buy decisions

Risk register

Procurement documents

Risk-related contract decisions

Source selection criteria

Activity resource requirements

Change requests

Project schedule

Activity cost estimates

Process Name Inputs

Tools and Techniques

Outputs

Knowledge Area

Cost performance baseline

Enterprise environmental factors

Organizational process assets

Develop Human Activity resource Resource Plan requirements

Organization charts and position descriptions

Human resource plan

Human Resource

Enterprise environmental factors

Networking

Organizational process assets

Organizational theory

Plan Quality

Scope baseline

Cost-benefit analysis

Quality management plan

Quality

Stakeholder register

Cost of quality

Quality metrics

Cost performance baseline

Control charts

Quality checklists

Schedule baseline Benchmarking

Process improvement plan

Risk register

Design of experiments

Project document updates

Enterprise environmental factors

Statistical sampling

Organizational process assets

Flowcharting

TABLE A.2 Planning Processes (continued)

Tools and Knowledge

Process Name Inputs Techniques Outputs Area

Proprietary quality management methodologies

Additional quality planning tools

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