CMMi – Project Planning

From today onwards, we will see what are Process areas (Like Project Planning, Requirement Management etc.) and how we are going to get these implemented with in our Organization.

Let’s understand this:

At maturity level 2, the projects have

  • ensured that processes are planned and executed in accordance with policy;
  • the projects employ skilled people who have adequate resources to produce controlled outputs;
  • involve relevant stakeholders;
  • been monitored, controlled, and reviewed;
  • been evaluated for adherence to their process descriptions.

This is very important to understand that Maturity level 3 contains all the elements of Maturity level 2 and additional for level 3.

Now as we understand the maturity level 2 have got defined policies, resources, stakeholders, and evaluation procedure. This is so very cool…so far…

Also at maturity level 2, the status of the work products (Example will be Requirement documents, Functional Specs time sheets etc.) are visible to management at defined points (e.g., at major milestones , at the completion of major tasks).


—A work product that is intended for delivery to a customer or end user. The form of a product can vary in different contexts. (See also “customer,” “product component,” “service,” and “work product.”)

Work product

—A useful result of a process. This can include files, documents, products, parts of a product, services, process descriptions, specifications, and invoices. A key distinction between a work product and a product component is that a work product is not necessarily part of the product.
We intentionally are not following a step by step “Alphabetical flow” to understand all this. Best is to start with what we do daily in our life, that is planning. Most of us have been involved in Project Planning and associated activities with this, so let’s talk about the same:

But before we do, let’s see what all is contained within the project planning process i.e. PP as a process area:

Project Planning

Project Planning

Now while you are looking at this, let us explain a bit about the terminology:

SG: Specific Goals

SP: Special Practices

All rightie so all set! I am…Let’s get started….My first question to all of you:

How is WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) established.

How are changes to this are controlled.

How is it used?

Cheers 🙂


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