Schedule Management Plan

What is the Schedule Management Plan?

The Schedule Management Plan outlines the approach that is to be taken to effectively produce and maintain the Project schedule.

The Schedule Management Plan is used to define the format of the Project schedule and its mandatory attributes, how progress will be recorded and updated together with how the schedule status will be reported.

Document Contents

The "Project Details" tab has the following properties:

Name Description Possible Values
ID - Title The unique Project identifier and the title of the Project. These properties are set on the Project and cannot be modified within the Schedule Management Plan.
Description The Project description. This property is set on the Project and cannot be modified within the Schedule Management Plan.
Background Describes where the idea for the Project originated. This property is set on the Project Mandate and cannot be modified within the Schedule Management Plan.
Objectives Describes what the Project is to achieve. This property is set on the Project Mandate and cannot be modified within the Schedule Management Plan.
Justification Describes the justification for the Project in terms of cost versus benefit. This property is set on the Project Mandate and cannot be modified within the Schedule Management Plan.
Sponsor(s) The Project Sponsor is a senior management position whose role is to own the Project and to ensure that the benefits are fully realised. This property is set on the Project Mandate and cannot be modified within the Schedule Management Plan.

The "Document Purpose" tab has the following properties:

Name Description Possible Values
Document Purpose Provides context for the reader by describing the purpose of the Schedule Management Plan and what it is used for. Rich Text.
Document Scope Defines what is included in and excluded from the Schedule Management Plan document. Rich Text.

The "Schedule Management Strategy" tab has the following properties:

Name Description Possible Values
Schedule Management Strategy Describes the overall schedule management strategy that is to be employed within the Project. Rich Text.
Format of Schedule Defines the format of the Project schedule. Rich Text.
Mandatory Attributed Defines the mandatory attributes that will be employed with the Project schedule. Rich Text.
Progress Recording Defines how the Project schedule will be maintained. Rich Text.
Update Frequency Defines when the Project schedule will be maintained. Rich Text.
Reporting Defines the format and structure of the schedule reporting within the Project. Rich Text.