A Guide to Project Management

A Guide to Project Management

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Unformatted text preview: edge. Every stakeholder has skills and knowledge that may be useful in developing the project plan. The project management team must create an environment in which the stakeholders can contribute appropriately (see also Section 9.3, Team Development). Who contributes, what they contribute, and when they contribute will vary. For example: On a construction project being done under a lump-sum contract, the professional cost engineer will make a major contribution to the profitability objective during proposal preparation when the contract amount is being determined. On a project where staffing is defined in advance, the individual contributors may contribute significantly to meeting cost and schedule objectives by reviewing duration and effort estimates for reasonableness. .3 Project management information system (PMIS). A PMIS consists of the tools and techniques used to gather, integrate, and disseminate the outputs of project management processes. It is used to support all aspects of the project from initiating through closing, and can include both manual and automated systems. .4 Earned value management (EVM). A technique used to integrate the project's scope, schedule, and resources and to measure and report project performance from initiation to closeout. Further discussions on EVM can be found in Section 7.4.2.3. 4.1.3 Outputs from Project Plan Development .1 Project plan. The project plan is a formal, approved document used to manage project execution. The project schedule lists planned dates for performing activities and meeting milestones identified in the project plan (see Section 6.4.3.1). The project plan and schedule should be distributed as defined in the communications management plan (e.g., management of the performing organization may require broad coverage with little detail, while a contractor may require complete details on a single subject). In some application areas, the term integrated project plan is used to refer to this document. A clear distinction should be made between the project plan and the project performance measurement baselines. The project plan is a document or collection of documents that should be expected to change over time as more information becomes available about the project. The performance measurement baselines will usually change only intermittently, and then generally only in response to an approved scope of work or deliverable change. 44 NAVIGATION LINKS ACROYMNS LIST ACRONYMS LIST ACROYMNS LIST A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) 2000 Edition 2000 Project Management Institute, Four Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA 19073-3299 USA Chapter 4--Project Integration Management There are many ways to organize and present the project plan, but it commonly includes all of the following (these items are described in more detail elsewhere): Project charter. A description of the project management approach or strategy (a summary of the individual management plans from the other know...
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