A Guide to Project Management

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Unformatted text preview: anizational procedures .3 Outputs .1 Work results .2 Change requests 4.3 Integrated Change Control .1 Inputs .1 Project plan .2 Performance reports .3 Change requests .2 Tools and Techniques .1 Change control system .2 Configuration management .3 Performance measurement .4 Additional planning .5 Project management information system .3 Outputs .1 Project plan updates .2 Corrective action .3 Lessons learned ment ment geE L geE PL P Figure 41. Project Integration Management Overview be discussed in other chapters as a tool to measure performance against the project plan. Project management software is a tool that aids integration within a project. And it may span all project management processes. 4.1 PROJECT PLAN DEVELOPMENT Project plan development uses the outputs of the other planning processes, including strategic planning, to create a consistent, coherent document that can be used to guide both project execution and project control. This process is almost always iterated several times. For example, the initial draft may include generic resource requirements and an undated sequence of activities while the subsequent versions of the plan will include specific resources and explicit dates. The project scope of work is an iterative process that is generally done by the project team with the use of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), allowing the team to capture and then decompose all of the work of the project. All of the defined work must be planned, estimated and scheduled, and authorized with the use of detailed integrated management control plans sometimes called Control Account Plans, or CAPs, in the EVM process. The sum of all the integrated management control plans will constitute the total project scope. 42 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 The project plan is used to: Guide project execution. Document project planning assumptions. Document project planning decisions regarding alternatives chosen. Facilitate communication among stakeholders. Define key management reviews as to content, extent, and timing. Provide a baseline for progress measurement and project control. Inputs .1 .2 .3 .4 .5 Other planning outputs Historical information Organizational policies Constraints Assumptions Tools & Techniques .1 Project planning methodology .2 Stakeholder skills and knowledge .3 Project management information system (PMIS) .4 Earned value management (EVM) Outputs .1 Project plan .2 Supporting detail A Guide to the A Guide to the 4.1.1 Inputs to Project Plan Development .1 Other planning outputs. All of the outputs of the planning processes in the other knowledge areas (Section 3.3 provides a summary of these project planning processes) are inputs to developing the project plan. Other planning outputs include bot...
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