The Elements of a project management plan

2 minutes   |  PROJECT MANAGEMENT

A project management plan functions as the primary blueprint for any project that needs to be undertaken – it’s a formal document that describes how the project will be executed, monitored, and controlled.1

Understanding the elements that make up a project management plan makes communication of the project’s goals and successes easier for project managers, so it’s worth familiarising yourself with the components that make up this key document.

Use our infographic to explore key components of project management plans, that we’ve broken up into key stages – Initiation, Planning, Execution, and Monitoring:

Building a project management plan infograhic
Building a project management plan infograhic



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