The project management concept of a planning package provides an invaluable means of categorization for the team project management leader in the efforts to effectively group and itemize a number of essential elements of the project. Specifically speaking, the planning package concept refers specifically to the project’s particular work breakdown structure component which resides on the grand and total scheme below the already deciphered and already broken down control account however lacking a carefully crafted and elaborately detailed itemization of the project’s defined schedule activities, yet nonetheless containing a fairly lucid delineation of the known work content to be performed and conducted during the time detailed. For a better understanding of the concept of a planning package, it may be helpful to review the definition of the term control account above. The planning package may be constructed and or outlined at any point but it is ideal to do so early in the process.
This term is defined in the 3rd and the 4th edition of the PMBOK.