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PMP Exam Cram™ 2 by Greg Horine, David Francis

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Key Analysis of the Core Planning Process

At this point, we've described the core planning process, and we've noted the importance of understanding each process step and the corresponding outputs for the exam. Our experience has shown us that this learning process can be accelerated, if there is clarity on a few key definitions and on the differences among these process steps. These next subsections will review these key learning points.

Project Plan—It's Not a Microsoft Project File

Because the end goal for the entire project planning activity is a project plan, let's review the standard PMI definition. A project plan is the document (or set of documents) that describes the complete project, including work, costs, resources, performance baselines, ...

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