Tag Archives: Planning Processes

Should some of the PMBOK Guide planning processes be split up?

This text is also from our upcoming book and is a continuation of the previous article.

As mentioned already, for some of the knowledge areas, such as scope, time, cost, and risk there is a definite split between management planning processes and detailed planning processes. The earlier discussions on scope elaborated on this concept in text and graphics. The same analogy applies to risk, time and cost. Continue reading

Stage Management Plan and Stage Detailed Plan

What is the stage detailed planning?

This is the third article in a 3-article series on project / stage / phase planning. It is also from a new book that we are working on.

The first article covered the need to have two distinct plans instead of one for every stage. The second article addressed the management planning and the need for a stage management plan. Today, we cover the stage detailed planning.

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The Management Planning Processes

What is the stage management planning?

In the previous article, we discussed how The Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™ differs from the PMBOK® Guide, specifically, in the area of planning. The main point was that there should be two plans instead of 1, one for management and one for the details.

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Stage Management Plan and Stage Detailed Plan

What are the project plans and the planning processes?

This blog post is part of a chapter from an e-book that we are working on at this time. The e-book is a simulation of how to apply a project management method (CAM2P™) on large and complex project integrating a project life span with the PMBOK® Guide. The focus of this part (of the chapter) is to discusses an alternative approach to the PMBOK® Guide planning processes, which we use in the sample project.


Project planning is a challenging topic for many reasons. Consequently, it is important to understand this chapter and concepts before one can move into the sample project. Continue reading