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IT Project Management, 2nd Edition by Joseph Phillips

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7.1. Building the Project Plans

Based on the size of your project, your project plans will vary. The project plan is not one big plan, but rather a collection of plans that detail how different conditions, scenarios, and actions will be managed. It is a formal document that is reviewed and, hopefully, approved by management. The project plan is not a novel that tells the story of how the project will move along, but rather a guide that allows for changes to the project plan as more details become available.

While the project plan may evolve, there are some elements within the project that generally do not change—or are protected from change. Of course, the foundation of the project is the project scope. Recall that the project scope is all of ...

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