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Planning Processes








Scope Planning: Developing a written scope statement as the basis for future project decisions Scope Definition: Sub-dividing the major project deliverables into smaller, more manageable components. Activity Definition: Identifying the specific activities that must be performed to produce the various project deliverables. Activity Sequencing: Identifying and documenting interactivity dependencies. Activity Duration Estimating: Estimating the number of work periods which will be required to complete individual activities. Schedule Development: Analysing activity sequences, activity durations, and resource requirements to create the project schedule. Resource Planning: Determining what resources (people, equipment, materials) and what quantities for each should be used to perform project activities. Cost Estimating: Developing an approximation (estimate) of the costs of the resources needed to complete project activities. Cost Budgeting: Allocating the overall cost estimate to individual work items. Project Plan Development: Taking the results of other planning processes and putting then into a consistent, coherent document. Quality Planning: Identifying which quality standards are relevant to the project and determining how to satisfy them. Organizational Planning: Identifying, documenting and assigning project roles, responsibilities and reporting relationships. Staff Acquisition: Getting the human resources needed assigned to and working on the project. Communications Planning: Determining the information and communication needs of the stakeholders: who needs what information, when will they need it, and how will it be given to them. Risk Identification: Determining which risks are likely to affect the project and documenting the characteristics of each. Risk Quantification: Evaluating risks and risk interactions to assess the range of possible project outcomes. Risk Response Development: Defining enhancement steps for opportunities and responses to threats. Procurement Planning: Determining what to procure and when. Solicitation Planning: Documenting product requirements and identifying potential sources.