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Detailed Project Plan

According to the Project Management Institute (, a detailed project plan must contain 9 sub-plans:

•Scope Management Plan
•Time Management Plan
•Cost Management Plan
•Communications Management Plan
•Risk Management Plan
•Integration Management Plan
•Procurement Management Plan
•Human Resources Management Plan
•Quality Management Plan

Discuss what each of those plans should contain. Also, discuss the challenges the project manager faces in achieving each of those plans.

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A scope management plan should contain details as to the size and capacity of a given project, and the range of areas that the project will cover in respect to innovations or improvements etc. a scope management plan should also contain the means by which the areas covered by a project will be incrementally implemented into the overall operational paradigm as well. Project managers face the challenges of deciding how great the scope should be for projects as well as how to control all aspects of a project that is large in scope. A time management plan should contain a schedule as to the time-frame in which each component of a given project is to be completed, as well as a means by which to eliminate unneeded and unnecessary activities in order to continuously make the project completion more time efficient. Challenges that project managers face in achieving time management is ensuring that the scheduling is reasonably achievable, as well as keeping track of the completion times ast each aspect of the project as they are completed. The cost management plan should contain details as to how to purchase high-quality materials at the lowest cost possible, as ...