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Management plans 7 years 2 months ago #310

  • Maggie Filla
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Many of the subsidiary management plans found in the project management plan are outputs of various processes, such as the quality management plan being an output of the plan quality process. It seems that some of the management plans are not specifically outputs of any one process such as the schedule management plan, the cost management plan and the scope management plan. Are these plans just created as part of the project management plan or am I overlooking the specific process where they are created?

Re:Management plans 7 years 2 months ago #311

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This is one of the areas where I think the PMBOK Guide 3rd edition was "better" than the new PMBOK Guide 4th edition. In the 3rd edition you had a process for every one of these "management plans".

In the 4th edition you will find statements like the following:

"Although not shown here as a discrete process, the work involved in performing the six processes of Project Time Management is preceded by a planning effort by the project management team. This planning effort is part of the Develop Project Management Plan process (Section 4.2), which produces a schedule management plan that selects a scheduling methodology, a scheduling tool, and sets the format and establishes criteria or developing and controlling the project schedule."

So the guide recognizes that we need to create these plans. For some it calls out a specific process for others you will see a similar statement as the above.
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