We will talk in this topic about the contents of the project management plan from the planning engineers point of view, However the project management plan could contain other elements that should be done by the project manager or project team, but we will focus in this topic about the item which should be done or driven by the planning engineers and planners.To be able to develop a project management plan, we need The project contract which is a very important document to the planning engineers as it is our authorized reference to all the documents we will prepare , Project contract usually contain the following (Examples Project Management Plan):
Bill of Quantities (B.O.Q) which identify the project elements along with quantities, unite rates and budget cost associated with brief description of the specified materials used to execute each item.
Sample of the B.O.Q
Project contractual milestones which will be the core of the time schedule dates and timing.
The design drawings and specifications which help to identify the activities sequence in our schedule.
The Project Management Plan Components from Planning Engineer Point of View:
A project plan, according to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, is: “…a formal, approved document used to guide both project execution and project control. The primary uses of the project plan are to document planning assumptions and decisions, facilitate communication among stakeholders, and document approved scope, cost, and schedule baselines. A project plan may be summarized or detailed. and from planning engineer point of view it contains the following elements:
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