Project Management Plan Template

Project Management Plan Template

Project Management Plan Template Free Download

This document is a template of a Project Management Plan document for a project. The template includes instructions to the author, boilerplate text, and fields that should be replaced with the values specific to the project.
  • Blue italicized text enclosed in square brackets ([text]) provides instructions to the document author or describes the intent, assumptions and context for content included in this document. 
  • Blue italicized text enclosed in angle brackets (<text>) indicates a field that should be replaced with information specific to a particular project. 
  • Text and tables in black are provided as boilerplate examples of wording and formats that may be used or modified as appropriate to a specific project. These are offered only as suggestions to assist in developing project documents; they are not mandatory formats.

Table of Contents:
  • Executive Summary of Project Charter
  • Scope Management
  • Schedule/Time Management
  • cost/Budget Management
  • Quality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Communication Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Issue Management
  • Compliance Related Planning

When using this template for your project document, it is recommended that you follow these steps:

Replace all text enclosed in angle brackets (<Project Name>) with the correct field values. These angle brackets appear in both the body of the document and in headers and footers. To customize fields in Microsoft Word (which display a gray background when selected): 
  • Select File>Properties>Summary and fill in the Title field with the Document Name and the Subject field with the Project Name. 
  • Select File>Properties>Custom and fill in the Last Modified, Status, and Version fields with the appropriate information for this document. 
  • After you click OK to close the dialog box, update the fields throughout the document with these values by selecting Edit>Select All (or Ctrl-A) and pressing F9. Or you can update an individual field by clicking on it and pressing F9. This must be done separately for Headers and Footers.
2. Modify boilerplate text as appropriate to the specific project. 

3. To add any new sections to the document, ensure that the appropriate header and body text styles are maintained. Styles used for the Section Headings are Heading 1, Heading 2 and Heading 3. The style used for boilerplate text is Body Text. 

4. To update the Table of Contents, right-click and select “Update field” and choose the option- “Update entire table” 

5. Before submission of the first draft of this document, delete this “Notes to the Author” page and all instructions to the author, which appear throughout the document as blue italicized text enclosed in square brackets.

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