However, the traveller who plans the route before beginning a journey ultimately reaches the intended destination more quickly and more easily than the disorganised traveller, who often gets lost along the way.
The project plan is the major work product from the entire planning process, so it contains all the planning documents.
And like the traveller, the project manager needs to set the course for the project.
Just as a driver may encounter road works or new routes to the final destination, the project manager may need to correct the project course.
Not all new requests will result in changes to the scope, schedule or budget, but a process is needed to study all new requests to determine their impact on the project.
Step 6: Communicate One important aspect of the project plan is the communications plan.