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qwertyjjj
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:00 pm    Post subject: If the PID contains the project plan... Reply with quote

If the PID contains the project plan, what is the point in having a Project Plan document at all?
Surely, everyone can just look at the PID?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simply put, the PID is used to gain formal acceptance for the project (Initiation) and as a baseline, the project plan is used to manage the project (Execution & Control)

The PID is therefore set in stone so to speak, whereas the project plan can evolve over the course of the project if there are changes to the scope, schedule etc.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:34 pm    Post subject: Plans and PID Reply with quote

Hi qwertyjjj

A schedule will contain the tasks and milestones associated with the scope/deliverables of the project. These should relate directly to the Project Approach and Project Objectives.

A plan will contain the assumptions, dependencies, resource levels, risks, and constraints associated with achieving the schedule.

Sensu is right about the PID forming the basis of the launching the project. There is no need to reissue this with every update. (unless there is a signifcant change or the project is in 'exception')

Accept that the plan & schedule is fluid. They are dynamic reflecting progress and the changing influences exerted on the project. The trick is to set the target /aspirational schedule and commit to the dates you know you can commit to. But to issue with Schedule with the context and constraints within which the schedule has been produced.

There is a document you can issue along with the schedule. It is ?conditions for delivery? and it can e found at www.great-project-management.com. It contains the key value topics within which the scheulde lives

Best Wishes

Tristan
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