The schedule management plan outline the strategy for creating and maintaining the project schedule. It is an output of the plan schedule management process. It is a subsidiary plan to the project management plan.
The schedule management plan can be used to help identify risks.
The schedule management plan is described in section 126.96.36.199 of the PMBOK 5th edition. The PMBOK notes that the following can be established in the plan:
- project schedule model development
- level of accuracy
- units of measure
- organizational procedures links
- project schedule model maintenance
- control thresholds
- rules of performance measurement
- reporting formats
- process descriptions