Develop project management plan Tools and techniques

Tools and techniques for developing the project management plan include:

Project management methodology—This methodology is a disciplined process of planning a project from initial requirements, task work breakdown structure, schedule, budget, and risk management plan.

Project management information system/configuration management system—The project management information system is the totality of information on the project, usually provided by a project management software program, e.g., Microsoft Project, a technical database on the product, and a network for exchanging of project data.

The configuration management system is a subsystem of the overall project management information system. The system includes the process for submitting proposed changes, tracking systems for reviewing and approving proposed changes, defining approval levels for authorizing changes, and providing a method to validate approved changes. In most application areas, the configuration management system includes the change control system. The configuration management system is also a collection of formal documented procedures used to apply technical and administrative direction and surveillance to:

■ Identify and document the functional and physical characteristics of a product or component

■ Control any changes to such characteristics

■ Record and report each change and its implementation status

■ Support the audit of the products and components to verify conformance to requirements

Change control system—The change control system is a collection of formal documented procedures that define how project deliverables and documentation are controlled, changed, and approved. The change control system is a subsystem of the configuration management system. For example, for information technology systems, a change control system can include the specifications (scripts, source code, data definition language, etc.) for each software component.

Expert judgment—Expert judgment is provided through subject matter experts on the new product.

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