Projects have many disciplines within them like architecture, engineering, risk management, procurements, quality, construction etc, and they are represented by their own managers like;
- Chief architect
- Engineering managers
- Risk managers
- Procurement managers
- Quality managers
- Resource managers
- Cost managers (Cost controllers)
- Construction managers etc..
These managers develop plans for their scope of work. For example, engineering manager (electrical) will prepare the plans of electrical related work for the project, so is the case with plumbing manager, safety manager , interior manager , structural engineering manager, quality manager etc.
The Project Management Plan binds all these individual plans into a cohesive whole covering the scope of work from the start of the project, till the end of the project, and it is owned by the Project manager of the project.
The Project Management Plan describes how the project will be executed, monitored, controlled and closed
It integrates and consolidates all subsidiary management plans and baselines like;
- Scope management plan
- Requirements management plan
- Schedule management plan
- Cost management plan
- Quality management plan
- Resource management plan
- Communications management plan
- Risk management plan
- Procurement management plan
- Stakeholder engagement plan
- Scope baseline
- Schedule baseline
- Cost baseline
- Change management plan
- Configuration management plan
- Performance measurement baseline – Schedule loaded with scope and cost, against which project performance can be monitored.
- Project life cycle – Series of phases the project passes through
- Development approach – Hybrid, predictive, Agile
- Management reviews etc
Reference – PMBOK V6 Pages 86,87,88