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The AMA Handbook of Project Management, 4th Edition by Jeanette Cabanis-Brewin, Paul C. Dinsmore

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CHAPTER 5

Comprehensive Planning for Complex Projects

DAVID L. PELLS, PM WORLD SERVICES

Preparing a project management (PM) plan is a straightforward effort that promotes and ensures comprehensive project planning. The PM plan is a combination of two plans that are often prepared separately: the traditional management plan, which describes operational management systems and approaches, and the project plan, which includes the work breakdown structure (WBS), logic, schedules, and cost estimates. Thus, it is more comprehensive than either management plans or project plans and reflects an awareness that the team members, the system, and the detailed planning are all critical to project success.

ELEMENTS OF A PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLAN

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