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Change X

Process Group – Planning / Knowledge Area – Time

“Estimate Activity Resources”
Inputs: Schedule Management Plan, Risk registers and Activity Cost Estimate are newly added.


Change XI

Process Group – Planning / Knowledge Area – Time

“Estimate Activity Durations”
Inputs: Schedule Management Plan, Risk registers and Resource Break down structure are newly added.

Tools and Techniques: Group Decision-making techniques is newly added.

Change XII

Process Group – Planning / Knowledge Area – Time

Develop Schedule”
Inputs: Schedule Management Plan, Risk registers, Resource Break down structure and Project staff Assignments are newly added.

Tools and Techniques: Instead of Resource Leveling–, Resource Optimization technique is added. What-if scenario Analysis removed and Modeling Technique is newly added. Instead of Applying Leads and Lags, it is changed to just Leads and Lags.

Outputs: Project calendars and Project Management plan updates are added.

Change XIII

Process Group – Planning / Knowledge Area – Cost

“Plan Cost Management” [Newly added process]
Inputs: Project Management Plan, Project Charter, Enterprise environmental factors and Organizational process assets.

Tools and Techniques: Expert Judgment, Analytical techniques and meetings.

Outputs: Cost Management Plan.

Change XIV

Process Group – Planning / Knowledge Area – Cost

Determine Budget”
Inputs: Cost Management Plan, Risk register and Agreements are newly added.

Outputs: Instead of Cost Performance Baseline, it is changed to Cost Baseline.

Change XV

Process Group – Planning / Knowledge Area – Quality

“Plan Quality Management”
Inputs: Project Management Plan and Requirement Documentation are newly added. Scope baseline, Cost Performance baseline and Schedule Baseline are removed.

Tools and Techniques: Seven Basic Quality tools and Meetings are newly added. Control charts and flowcharting Proprietary Quality Management Methodologies are removed are part of Seven Basic Quality tools.

Change XVI

Process Group – Planning / Knowledge Area – HR

Instead of “Develop HR Plan” now it is “Plan HR Management”
Inputs: Project Management Plan newly added.

Tools and Techniques:Expert Judgment and Meetings are added .

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