PM Project Planning

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Project planning includes the preparation of a project plan and other documents.

Process Activities

  • Creating a project schedule 
  • Assigning resources to project tasks
  • Determine resource utilization and over utilization


Process Input

  • Rough definition of the projects goals

Process Output

  • Project definition
  • Project scope
  • Work breakdown structure with assigned resources and milestones
  • Dependencies
  • Cost and time estimations

Process Support by ]po[

The following ]po[ packages provide support for this process:

  • Project Management contains the core PM features: Maintaining project base data and details, building hierarchical project structures of arbitrarily depth, grouping of projects (Portfolio), etc. 
  • GanttProject Integration allows to import and export project schedules to GanttProject  and OpenProj 
  • Timesheet Tasks  implements project tasks allowing to manage effort estimation on task level
  • Materials - provides the "service type" per project task (i.e. "senior developer", ...), linking project schedules with the customer's price lists to evaluate estimated total costs


Process Performance Indicators


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