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CMMI®: Guidelines for Process Integration and Product Improvement by Sandy Shrum, Mike Konrad, Mary Beth Chrissis

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Chapter . Project Planning: A Project Management Process Area at Maturity Level 2

Purpose

The purpose of Project Planning (PP) is to establish and maintain plans that define project activities.

Introductory Notes

The Project Planning process area involves the following:

  • Developing the project plan

  • Interacting with stakeholders appropriately

  • Getting commitment to the plan

  • Maintaining the plan

Planning begins with requirements that define the product and project.

Planning includes estimating the attributes of the work products and tasks, determining the resources needed, negotiating commitments, producing a schedule, and identifying and analyzing project risks. Iterating through these activities may be necessary to establish the project plan. The project ...

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