Tag Archives: Project Management Plan


How are the EEF, OPA … used in the PMBOK Guide? PGR7

As we continue to review the PMBOK Guide we decided to check a few items, stats of interest to us. Things like how many processes has EEF or OPA as input and why.

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Why some processes are not PMBOK Guide processes?

We know, the title may sound awkward or missing a few words, this is why we need to read on.

What are we talking about?

Maybe the question should be what is (1) a process and (2) a PMBOK Guide process?

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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

Why project planning is not a project phase

This post is an Appendix in a book we are finalizing at this time to send to the publisher; Redefining the Basics of Project Management is expected in the market by the end of March 2014.

It is common to hear the following question: “how much effort should we spend on planning” or “how long should the project planning phase be.”

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