The most common and basic project management documents essential for any project are:

Project Charter: This document formally authorizes the project and provides a high-level overview, including objectives, scope, stakeholders, and key deliverables.

Project Plan: A comprehensive document detailing the project scope, objectives, deliverables, timelines, resources, budget, and risk management strategies. It's the roadmap for the entire project.

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS): A hierarchical decomposition of the total scope of work into manageable sections, detailing tasks and subtasks. It helps in organizing and defining the total work scope.

Gantt Chart or Project Schedule: A visual representation of the project schedule, showing the start and finish dates of tasks and their dependencies. It helps in tracking the project progress. (click here for examples of a Gantt Chart)

Risk Management Plan: Identifies potential risks, assesses their impact, and outlines mitigation strategies and contingency plans. Essential for proactive risk management.

Stakeholder Register: A list of project stakeholders, including their roles, interests, and level of influence on the project. It helps in managing stakeholder expectations and communication.

Status Reports: Regular updates on the project's progress, including completed tasks, current activities, issues, and risks. These reports keep stakeholders informed and facilitate decision-making.

These documents are fundamental for planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling a project, ensuring that all aspects are properly managed and communicated.


Development of an E-Learning Platform

Project Overview:

An educational technology company, "EduTech Solutions," is developing an e-learning platform for high school students. The platform will offer interactive courses, quizzes, and virtual classrooms. As the project manager, you are responsible for overseeing the project, which is expected to launch in nine months.