Plan scope management is the initial process in project scope management.

According to the PMBOK, this activity has the following characteristics:

Inputs Tools and Templates Outputs
project management plan, project charter, enterprise environmental factors, organizational process assets expert judgment, meetings scope management plan, requirements management plan

The next process in project scope management is Create WBS.

Note: This process did not exist in the PMBOK before the 5th edition. Previously it was part of "Develop Project Management Plan".[1]


  1. 5th Edition PMBOK(r) Guide - Chapter 5 Scope Management Plan by Jerome Rowley, posted on March 9, 2013, on 4SQUAREVIEWS.