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Project Management for IT-Related Projects by David I. Shepherd, Norman Smith, Brian West, Roger Ireland, Bob Hughes

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1.8 The project plan

During the project set-up phase (see Section 1.4.3), a project plan is produced that consists of several different types of document including activity networks and Gantt charts (see Chapter 2).

The project plan is a set of documents that co-ordinates all the various project processes. It brings together all the planning documents used to manage and control the project. It is not cast in stone and will be amended as necessary during the lifetime of the project. The plan defines the project scope, schedule and cost as well as the supporting processes related to risk, procurement, human resources, communication and quality.

1.8.1 Project initiation document

A good starting point is the preparation of a project initiation ...

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