Top 5 basics to know about the Project Management Plan



We have earlier covered an overview of the Project Management Plan, let us now dive deeper and take a look at some of the basics you must know about it.

1. Develop Project Management Plan process (Process Group - Planning, Knowledge Area - Integration Management) has only one output which is the Project Management Plan

2. The number 1 priority of the Project Management Plan is planning for the possible problems that may occur during the course of the project and having all the information that you need to correct those problems if/when they occur

3. The Project Management Plan can be a single document or a collection of documents known as the subsidiary plans. Typically, each knowledge area has a subsidiary plan

4. In addition to the subsidiary plans, the Project Management Plan also contains baseline documents. A baseline is basically an agreed upon snapshot each of scope, schedule and cost that can be used for planning purposes

5. The Project Management Plan is a live document and is always up-to-date. For this reason, if you are taking over a project from a fellow PM, the first thing to do is to make sure the Project Management Plan is updated

Don't forget to check out the video on the overview of the Project Management Plan

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