I am hoping someone can clear up my misunderstanding of the sequence for developing a project plan according to PMBOK 5th Ed. We see that creating a project plan inputs into it's subsidiary plans (Scope, Cost, etc.), however according to the book the subsidiary plans are also inputs to the Create Project Plan step.
I understand that this is legitimate if you are doing an iterative type project, but a conventional, one step water-fall approach you cannot have one without the other according to the guide.
What would come first then? The subsidiary plans or the over all project plan? I know this is a very picky question, however it does seem there is a type of logical loop in the PMBOK guide.
I am asking for the following reasons: 1: If this questions is asked in the CAPM/PMP test. 2: For my own edification.