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Introduction

- The Develop Project Management Plan is concerned with building the PM Plan iteratively. Since PM Plan is one of the initial documents that the Project Manager works on, it takes its inputs from the Project Charter. The PM Plan also becomes input to all the planning processes wherein the subsidiary plans get created.
- Note that planning and executing are iterative in nature. What needs to be executed has to be planned and elaborated in the PM Plan.
- The PM Plan also becomes the basis for the monitoring and controlling processes wherein the baselines are referred and appropriate change requests are raised in case of any changes to the baselines.

Inputs

- Project Charter: This has the milestones and other high-level details like cost , timeline and resources useful for planning.
- Outputs from other processes: The main outputs are the subsidiary plans from each of the knowledge areas, relevant to this project.
- Enterprise Environmental Factors: The constraints under which the organization is performing. It might be anything related to procurement or hiring, which might affect the PM Plan. E.g., Project Management Information System
- Organizational Process Assets: Templates for PM Plan or lessons learnt from previous similar projects, if any.

Tools & Techniques

- Expert Judgment: Prior experience coming from other managers or organization units in similar projects. E.g., process tailoring guidelines, determine resource skill levels, quantities and time of allocation
- Facilitation techniques: Facilitation might take the form of brainstorming or meetings with relevant stakeholders to get better insight and also get early project buy-in.

Outputs

Project Management Plan: This document holds the other subsidiary plans. The PM plan gets base lined once it is approved and any changes to the plan will go through the change control process thereafter. It has details about the project lifecycle, selected project management processes, frequency of status reports or status meetings, specific tools and techniques for different processes, specific project tailoring guidelines and waivers among other details.

Match the Following

1. PM Plan - a. Brainstorming
2. Facilitation Techniques - b. Project Baselines
3. Subsidiary Plan - c. PMIS
4. Organizational Process Assets - d. Cost Management Plan
5. Enterprise Environmental Factors – e. Knowledge base

Match the Following (Answers)

1. PM Plan - b. Project Baselines
2. Facilitation Techniques - a. Brainstorming
3.Subsidiary Plan - d. Cost Management Plan
4. Organizational Process Assets - e. Knowledge base
5. Enterprise Environmental Factors – c. PMIS