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Project planning the process of coming to agreement about why a project exists, what it will produce, how it will be executed and controlled, when it will be completed and who is accountable and responsible. The output of project planning is an approved project plan including a baseline scope, budget and schedule. The following are common project planning deliverables.
Stakeholder Analysis
Identifying a RACI matrix of stakeholders.
Project Scope
A list of what is in and out of scope. Includes objectives, deliverables, constraints and assumptions.
Project Charter
Outlining the purpose, objectives, scope, stakeholders and high level plan for a project.
Work Breakdown Structure
A hierarchical decomposition of project work into deliverables, work packages and tasks.
Project Schedule
A timeline that includes start and end dates for project activities and milestones based on factors such as resources, duration and dependencies.
Project Budget
A financial plan for the project including estimated costs broken down by category or work package.
Resource Plan
A plan for the personnel, equipment, materials and facility requirements of a project.
Risk Management Plan
Identification of project risks with treatments for each and an outline of how risk will be managed and monitored.
Communication Plan
Outlines project communications such as meetings, documents and reporting. Identifies the timing and the role of stakeholders for each communication.
Quality Management Plan
An overview of project quality objectives, standards, roles and deliverables. Outlines both quality assurance and quality control processes for the project.
Procurement Plan
A plan for procuring external services and supplies.
Change Control Plan
How change requests will be accepted, prioritized and managed.
Project Governance
An outline of project control boards or similar governance structures for the project.
Project Management Plan
An overarching document that integrates all project planning artifacts. Provides a complete view of how the project will be managed, delivered and closed.

Project Planning

This is the complete list of articles we have written about project planning.
Acceptance Criteria
Project Goals
Agile Planning
Project Output
Project Planning
Base Case
RACI Matrix
Business Case
Concept Note
Cost Baseline
Critical Success Factors
Definition Of Done
Order Of Magnitude
Payback Period
Planned Value
Productive Assumptions
Project Charter
Project Concept
Project Dependencies
Project Objectives
Project Outcome
Project Proposal
Return On Investment
Schedule Baseline
Scope Baseline
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Project Goals

An overview of project goals with detailed examples.

Project Objectives

The common types of project objectives.

Acceptance Criteria

An overview of acceptance criteria.

Project Charter

The common elements that are included in a project charter.

Project Risk

A list of common project risks.

Project Management Basics

A list of basic project management techniques.


A definition of workaround with examples.

Project Branding

A list of project branding techniques.

Stakeholder Management

An overview of project stakeholder management with examples.

Action Plan

A definition of action plan with examples.

Cost Overrun

The primary types of cost overrun.

Document Control

The definition of document control with examples.

Project Oversight

A guide to project oversight.

Design-Driven Development

A definition of design driven development with examples.

Project Risk

A list of common project risks.

Project Stakeholder

A list of common project stakeholders.

Business Risks

A list of common business risks.

Risk vs Issue

The difference between a risk and an issue.

Risk Treatment

The five things that can be done about risk.

Secondary Risk

The definition of secondary risk with examples.

Risk Register

A guide to creating a risk register with an example.

Risk Perception

A definition of risk perception with examples.


The common types of implementation.

Project Risk Management

A reasonably complete guide to project risk management.
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