Project Management Plan

Project Management Plan

The project manager creates the project plan for project.

Purpose: To manage the project/ To execute project

  1. Project planning is most time-consuming project management activity.
  2. Continuous activity from initial concept through to system delivery. Plans must be regularly revised as new information becomes available.
  3. Various different types of plans (test plans, development plan, SQA Plan and SCM Plan) may be developed to support the main software project plan that is concerned with schedule and budget.

The project manager create the project management plan based on following input documents.

Entry Criteria to prepare PMP.

  • RFP
  • SOW or Work Order
  • Project Plan Guidelines
  • Project Plan Template

Exit Criteria for preparing PMP

  • Project Plan should be reviewed and approved.
  • Once PMP is approved, configuration controller will create baseline for PMP(PMP1.0v) and he will update same in configuration repository. (Fileserver or VSS)

The main aspects in PMP

  • Scope management
  • Schedule management
  • Quality Management
  • Resource management for resources like people, tools and others
  • Communication management
  • Project change management
  • Risk management
  • Data management


Table of contents in PMP

  1. Introduction
  • Purpose
  • Scope
  1. Project description
  2. Commitments made to customer
  3. Quality objectives and goals of the project
  4. Project initial and revision of estimates

5.1          Size Estimation

5.2          Effort Estimation

5.3          Schedule Estimation

  1. Project organization and responsibilities

6.1          Client Responsibilities

  1. Software Development Life Cycle Model
  2. Requirements Management Plan
  3. Risk

9.1          Risk Identification

9.2          Risk Strategy

  1. Resources Required

10.1       Human Resources

10.2       Special tools and techniques required

10.3       Environment

10.3.1        Development Environment

10.3.2        Testing Environment

  1. Work Breakdown Structure
  2. Deliverables
  3. Project Reviews
  4. Peer Reviews
  5. Project Training Needs
  6. Quality Activities Plans

16.1       SQA Plan

16.2       Test Plans

  1. Configuration Management Plan
  2. Data Management Plan
  3. Defect Prevention Plan
  4. Other Plans

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