Plan Schedule Management

This article contains most of the important information you need to know about Plan schecule management process in order to answer questions related to this topic in the PMP Exam, I recommend you review this type of articles 1 week before your exam date, all information mentioned are based on PMBOK Guide 6th edition and PMP Exam Prep 9th edition for Rita Maclhy’s, ITTO refers to Inputs, Tools & Techniques and outputs.

This process is a part of Planning Process group and Time Management Knowledge Area with the following ITTO’s


  1. Project Management Plan
  2. Project Charter
  3. Organizational Process Assets
  4. Enterprise Environmental Factors

Tools & Techniques:

  1. Expert Judgment
  2. Meetings
  3. Data Analysis


  1. Schedule Management Plan


  • It’s the process of establishing the policies , procedures and documentation for planning , developing , managing , executing and controlling project schedule.
  • Involves documenting how you will plan , manage and control the project schedule .
  • Schedule management plan is the only output of this process and it should include the following:
  1. The scheduling methodology and scheduling software to be used.
  2. Rules of how estimates should be stated.
  3. Release and iteration length .
  4. Level of accuracy .
  5. Establishment of schedule baseline.
  6. Identification of performance measures that will be used.
  7. Determination of acceptable variance.
  8. Planning for how schedule variances will be identified.
  9. Identification of schedule change control procedure.
  10. Reporting formats to be used.
  • Schedule Control threshold: Limit points at which corrective or preventive actions should be used.

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