A project management plan is a document that defines how a project will be realized. It sets out the scope, budget, goals, timeline and deliverables of a project and is intended to be a roadmap of how and when work will be completed to realise the project’s goals. This plan is produced at the project’s planning stage and needs to be approved by the stakeholders of a project before work can commence.
The main components of this type of plan include the following:
• Executive summary – a short description of its contents.
• Scope and Deliverables – a description of the bounds of the project and a description of how work will be broken down into a set of deliverables.
• Schedule – an overview of the tasks and milestones that need to be completed during the project.
• Resources – lists the budget, people and other resources required to complete the project.
• Risk Management – outlines the risks that could prevent the project from being completed successfully and includes how these will be identified and managed,