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Process inputs

Postby @lok Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:11 am

I have one doubt regarding inputs to certain processes.

In some processes, Project management plan is an input but in some other processes many subsidiary plans are the inputs. Why so?

Example: In identify Risk process the inputs are

risk mgmt plan, cost mgmt plan, schedule mgmt plan, quality mgmt plan,humane resource mgmt plan, scope baseline etc.

Why pmbok has written all these subsidiary plans individually instead of writing project management plan as input.


I hope, my question is making sense.
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Re: Process inputs

Postby saket Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:20 am

Yes this sometime confuses... my take is we should assume Project Management Plan is always considered once it is made. The other thing is some of the planning process are in place before we get the consolidated Project Management Plan. But yes even if everything is not made... whatever is made is already in Project Management Plan.
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Re: Process inputs

Postby bs_pani Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:26 am

@ @lok

I had similar question in my mind. Below is the thread of the discussion we already had.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1517
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Re: Process inputs

Postby @lok Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:17 am

Though not convinced, but still thanks :-)
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Re: Process inputs

Postby bs_pani Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:52 pm

Another thread of similar kind.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1536
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Re: Process inputs

Postby @lok Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:07 pm

Thanks..

Saket's advice, "i would suggest not to take PMBOK as Law book, you may find many issues in inputs and outputs if you take it in that sense" , is really valuable 1
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Re: Process inputs

Postby @lok Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:43 am

I think finally I got the type of answer which I was searching for.

When all the plans are taken into account, PMBOK has used Project management plan as input to the process
but when specific management plans are inputs to a particular process, PMBOK has used those specific plans only.


Source - Rita page no 412, No 5

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Re: Process inputs

Postby signor_rk Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:46 pm

I would also like to add here regarding this which I observed :

Project Management Plan : INPUT to ....

(a) MANAGEMENT PLANS (9 Nos.) viz.,
......>(1) Scope (2) Schedule (3) Cost (4) Quality (5) Human Resource (6) Communication (7) Risk (8) Procurement (9) Stakeholder

(b) CONTROL (8 Nos) viz.,
.......>(1) Scope (2) Schedule (3) Cost (4) Quality (5) N/A ... ( NO CONTROL HUMAN RESOURCE :lol: ) (6) Communication (7) Risk (8) Procurement (9)
Stakeholder ENGAGEMENT
(c) OTHER PROCESSES (6 Nos.) viz.,
........>(1) Direct and Manage Project Work (2) Monitor and Control Project Work (3) Perform Integrated Change Control (4) Validate Scope (5) Close Project or Phase (6) Close Procurement

Note : Prepared with reference to Page # 73 PMBOK5

Hope this should be helpful for us all.

[One correction please: Edited on 1/12/14 for Option (c). It should be 6 Nos. instead of 7 nos. posted earlier. So , (a) 9 (b) 8 (c) 6 ]

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Last edited by signor_rk on Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Process inputs

Postby @lok Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:51 pm

Nice observation :-)

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