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TOPIC: Project Managenent Plan

Project Managenent Plan 3 years 1 month ago #3970

  • Loic Hascher
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Hi all (and merry Christmass),

As I'm studying for my PMP exam, I found difficult to understand the concept of the overall project management plan. Specially the idea to include in it all subsidiary plans.

What I'm wondring is: if I have a small and simple project, is there anything againt just putting all subsidiary plans fully into the project management plan ? As result all scope management plan, schedule management plan, cost management plan, etc... Will all be in one single document.

Many thanks in advance for your precious help.
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Project Managenent Plan 3 years 1 month ago #3971

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Nothing speaks against your approach.

The PMBOK Guide identifies PM approaches that work for most projects most of the time. But if you have a small project then it doesn't really make sense (as you clearly see) to maintain a separate document for each of these subsidiary plans. Having an all-in-one PM Plan makes more sense.

However... from a conceptual perspective, the approach is still the same: We have separate management plans for the various areas (risk, cost, schedule, etc.), they are all considered to be subsidiary plans, but because they are "so small" we just keep them in one document.
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
President, OSP International LLC
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