Planning Process Group

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The Planning Process Group consists of those processes performed to establish the total scope of the effort, define and refine objectives, and develop a course of action to reach goals (PMI, 2013). The primary result of the planning process is the integrated project plan which includes the scope, schedule, budget, quality, human resource, communication, risk management and procurement plans.

Knowledge Areas are represented in the Planning Process Group:

  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Project Communication Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management

**All artifacts will be attached at end of page**

4.0 Project Integration Management

4.2 Develop Project Management Plan

Process Definition

 This process entails defining, preparing and coordinating all project plans and integrating them into a comprehensive project management plan.  This key document defines the basis of all project work.  The project management plan, which is the only output of this process, defines how the project is going to be executed, monitored and controlled and closed.

Process Assessment

This project management plan provides the big picture to all the sub processes, such as scope, schedule and budget.  It provides a reference to keep all other processes on tract, however when changes are implemented, the project management plan needs to be continuously monitored and updated.


 Reprinted from "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), 5th ed"  by Project Management Institute, 2013, p.72 Copyright by PMI, Inc.  Reprinted without permission.

1. Outputs from other Processes (input):  essay explain the how various inputs to the project management plan.

2. Facilitation Technique (Technique): Homework from PMGT 501, case study.

3. Project Management Plan (output): Portion taken out of the group project from PMGT 612.






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