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Preparing a Project Plan

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

• Describe the process of progressively elaborating the initial project plan.

• Identify staffing and resource requirements for a project.

• Describe how to build the project team and prepare a responsibility assignment matrix (RAM).

• Explain the concepts of loading and leveling a project schedule.

• Describe the roles of outsourcing and procurement planning.

• Perform critical path method (CPM) calculations and explain the circumstances in which they are appropriate.

• Develop a communications and stakeholder management plan.

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