Project Management Subsidiary Plans
The project plan includes the project scope, schedule, and cost baselines (and sometimes other baselines like quality). These baselines are collectively known as the performance measurement baseline. A baseline is what was originally planned for with any approved changes incorporated into it.
Milestones are important dates the project must meet, and they need to be included in the project management plan.
This provides the schedule of when work will be performed by specific resources or when resources are needed, such as facilities or equipment.
The risk register is a complete log of identified risks, how likely they are to occur, and what the risk response will be.
Any open issues, including targeted dates and responsibilities for resolution, should be identified.
Change management plan
This plan describes the integrated change control process.
Configuration management plan
This describes how configuration management will be performed on the project. The configuration management system defines configurable items, such as product specifications, and the change control procedures on those items (sections 4.5, 5.1).
Requirements management plan
Describes how the requirements will be elicited, analyzed, documented, prioritized, and managed throughout the project. Requirements drive the features and characteristics of the project’s deliverables. This plan is created in the Collect Requirements process (section 5.1).
Scope management plan
Describes the processes for creating the scope and how the scope will be managed and controlled. This plan is an output of the Define Scope process (section 5.2).
Schedule management plan
Describes the processes for creating the schedule and how the schedule will be managed and controlled. The schedule management plan is not a named output of any specific process, but it should be established as part of the Develop Project Management Plan process (section 4.2).
Cost management plan
Describes how project costs will be estimated and the project budget created and structured. It also defines how the budget will be managed, controlled, monitored, and reported on. The cost management plan is not a named output any specific process, but it should be established as part of the Develop Project Management Plan process (section 4.2).
Quality management plan
Describes how the project will conform to the organization’s quality policy. It describes the quality assurance, quality control, and continuous process improvement for the project. This plan is an output of the Plan Quality process (section 8.1).
Process Improvement Plan
Describes what processes will be used to analyze project performance with the aim of eliminating non-value added activities from the project. It is an output of the Plan Quality process (section 8.1).
Human resource plan
Describes how project team members will be acquired and released from the project, what training will be required, reward and recognition plans, and any regulatory personnel requirements. This plan is an output of the Develop Human Resource Plan process (section 9.1).
Communications management plan
Describes the processes, mediums, methods, regularity, and responsibilities for project communication, particularly with stakeholders and within the project team. The communication management plan is an output of the Plan Communications process (section 10.2).
Risk management plan
Establishes the processes, responsibilities, responses, budget, structure, and categorization for project risks. This plan is an output of the Plan Risk Management process (section 11.1).
Procurement management plan
Describes the procurement processes for the project, including responsibilities, contract types allowed, metrics, standardized procurement documents, and insurance requirements. This plan is an output of the Plan Procurements process (section 12.1).