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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Project Management, 5th Edition by G. Michael Campbell PMP, G. Michael Campbell, Sunny Baker

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Putting It All Together

Project planning documents are interrelated. If you make a change to one, you need to adapt the rest. For example, if you make a change to the scope of the project, it will affect the work that needs to be done, the schedule, the budget, and perhaps the project team members you will need to complete the new scope of work. If you don’t keep the plan up to date, it doesn’t matter how good the initial plan was. An out-of-date plan is a statement of what didn’t happen—not a guide for the future. Typically, the plan will also include narrative and organizing information to help readers (and team members) understand how the entire project fits together. The complete project plan for a large project might include a table of ...

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