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A Project Manager's Book of Forms, 3rd Edition by Cynthia Snyder Dionisio

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2Planning Forms

2.0 PLANNING PROCESS GROUP

The purpose of the Planning Process Group is to elaborate the information from the project charter to create a comprehensive set of plans that will enable the project team to deliver the project objectives. There are 24 processes in the Planning Process Group.

  • Develop project management plan
  • Plan scope management
  • Collect requirements
  • Define scope
  • Create work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Plan schedule management
  • Define activities
  • Sequence activities
  • Estimate activity durations
  • Develop schedule
  • Plan cost management
  • Estimate costs
  • Determine budget
  • Plan quality management
  • Plan resource management
  • Estimate activity resources
  • Plan communications management
  • Plan risk management
  • Identify risks
  • Perform qualitative analysis
  • Perform quantitative analysis
  • Plan risk responses
  • Plan procurement management
  • Plan stakeholder management

The intent of the Planning Process Group is to at least:

  • Elaborate and clarify the project scope
  • Develop a realistic schedule
  • Develop a realistic budget
  • Identify project and product quality processes
  • Identify and plan for the needed project resources
  • Determine and plan for the communication needs
  • Establish risk management practices
  • Identify the procurement needs of the project
  • Determine how to effectively engage stakeholders
  • Combine all the planning information into a project management plan and a set of project documents that are cohesive and integrated

Planning is not a one-time event. It occurs throughout the project. ...

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