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.

Related: sequence activities, WBS

The schedule management plan is described in section 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