How to Develop a Project Management Plan

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Introduction

Project Management Plan development requires an iterative process of progressive elaboration.

The project manager will revise and update the plan as research and planning reveal more information and as the project develops.

For example, an initial Project Management Plan may describe a broad overview of what the project entails, what the desired future state should be, and the general methods used to achieve the goals of the plan.

Then, after research, careful planning, and discovery, the Project Management Plan will develop into a concise document that details the work involved in, and the expectations of, the project; how the project will be controlled, measured, and managed; and how the project should move.

In addition, the Project Management Plan will contain all of the supporting details, specify the project organisation, and allow for growth in the plan.

The Develop Project Management Plan process includes the actions necessary to define, integrate, and coordinate all subsidiary management plans (which describe the PM approach and methodology) into a project management plan. The project management plan content will vary depending upon the application area and complexity of the project.

This process results in a project management plan that is updated and revised through the Integrated Change Control process.

The primary purpose of the project management plan is to define how the project is executed, monitored and controlled, and closed. The project management plan documents the collection of outputs of the planning processes of the Planning Process Group

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