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Introduction to IT Project Management by Frank Parth, Cynthia Snyder

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4 Project Management Plan Elements

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

•  Describe the elements of a project management plan.

•  Assess the amount of project management needed based on project category.

Like most things in life, projects require paperwork. The most important paperwork for a project is the project management plan, also known as a project plan. The project management plan is a series of documents that defines and describes how the project will be planned, executed, monitored, controlled, and closed out. It is essentially a road map for the management of the project.

The project management plan is composed of many separate documents. For ease of presentation, we break these into three types of documents: management ...

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