The 9 knowledge Areas and the 42 Processes Based on the PMBoK® 4th

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Service.Integration Management Process Name Develop Project Charter Inputs Project Statement of Work Business Case Contracts Enterprise Environmental Factors Organizational Process Assets Outputs Project Charter Tools and Techniques Experts Judgment Develop Project Management Plan Project Charter Outputs From Planning Processes Enterprise Environmental Factors Organizational Process Assets Project Management Plan Experts Judgment Direct and Manage Project Execution Project Management Plan Approved Change Requests Enterprise Environmental Factors Organizational Process Assets Deliverables Work Performance Information Change Requests Project Management Plan Updates Project Document Updates Experts Judgment Project Management Information System Monitor and Control Project Work Project Management Plan Performance Reports Enterprise Environmental Factors Organizational Process Assets Change Requests Project Management Plan Updates Project Document Updates Experts Judgment Perform Integrated Change Control Project Management Plan Work Performance Information Change Requests Enterprise Environmental Factors Organizational Process Assets Change Requests Status Updates Project Management Plan Updates Project Document Updates Experts Judgment Change Control Meetings Close Project or Phase Project Management Plan Accepted Deliverables Organizational Process Assets Final Product. or Result Transition Organizational Process Assets Updates Experts Judgment .

It is iterative and progressively elaborated. articulation and interactive actions that are crucial to project completion. executed.It also includes: o Scope. Risk. .Takes a look at all the work being done to ensure that the deliverables and the way they are being done are in line with the plan. o Staffing o Contract o Risk Response o Change Control o Milestone list o Resource Calendar o Schedule Baseline o Cost baseline o Quality Baseline o Risk Register 3. 5. key milestone dates.When a change occurs. market demand . . and controlled. .Includes high level project requirements. it is evaluated across the project.Created based on a business need. 2. Integration is about making choices.Formal Acceptance. Project records.Project Integration Management – Unification. . .Evaluating Project Success/Failure . Project objectives. Product requirements. It may be summary or detailed and may be composed of one or more subsidiary management plans and other planning documents”.Main risk here is resources tend to leave even before closing the project properly. Integrated Change Control .Signed by the performing organization’s senior management. Monitor and Control Work .Main Outputs of the process: o Deliverables o Work performance Information 4. Integration is primarily concerned with effectively integrating the processes among the Project Management Process Groups. Procurement and Process improvement Plan. a customer request. . 1. “A formal.Close the project or each phases of the project. Develop Project management Plan . acceptance criteria. Cost. approved document that defines how the project is managed.The plan guides your work on the project.Authorizes Project Manager. about where to concentrate resources and effort.Officially confirms the start of the project . Schedule. It also involves making tradeoffs among competing objectives and alternatives. 6. consolidation. Lessons Learned . Direct and Manage Project Execution . quality. . The project Charter . Close Project . Communication.PMBOK does not offer Project Management Methodology.

to complete the project successfully. more manageable components.Scope Management Process Name Collect Requirements Inputs Project Charter Stakeholder Register Outputs Requirements Documentation Requirements Management Plan Requirements Traceability Matrix Tools and Techniques Interviews Focus Groups Facilitated Workshops Group Creativity Techniques Group Decision Making Techniques Questionnaires and Surveys Observations Prototypes Define Scope Project Charter Requirements Documentation Organizational Process Assets Project Scope Statement Project Document Updates Experts Judgment Product Analysis Alternatives Identification Facilitated Workshops Create WBS Project Scope Statement Requirements Documentation Organizational Process Assets WBS WBS Dictionary Scope Baseline Project Document Updates Decomposition Verify Scope Project Management Plan Requirements Documentation Requirements Traceability Matrix Validated Deliverables Accepted Deliverables Change Requests Project Document Updates Inspection Control Scope Project Management Plan Work Performance Information Requirements Documentation Requirements Traceability Matrix Organizational Process Assets Work Performance Measurements Organizational Process Assets Updates Change Request Project Management Plan Updates Project Document Updates Variance Analysis Project Scope Management .The process of monitoring the status of the project and product scope and managing changes to the scope baseline.includes the processes required to ensure that the project includes all the work required. 2. 4. 1. Verify Scope . 5.The process of formalizing acceptance of the completed project deliverables. Define Scope The process of developing a detailed description of the project and product. . and only the work required. Control Scope . Create WBS The process of subdividing project deliverables and project work into smaller. 3. Collect Requirements The process of defining and documenting stakeholders’ needs to meet the project objectives.

Time Management Process Name Define Activities Inputs Scope Baseline Enterprise Environmental Factors Organizational Process Assets Outputs Activity List Activity Attributes Milestone List Tools and Techniques Decomposition Rolling Wave Planning Templates Experts Judgment Precedence Diagramming Method(PDM) Dependency Determination Applying Leads And Lags Schedule Network Templates Sequence Activities Activity List Activity Attributes Milestone List Project Scope Statement Organizational Process Assets Project Schedule Network Diagrams Project Document Updates Estimate Activity Resources Activity List Activity Attributes Resource Calendars Enterprise Environmental Factors Organizational Process Assets Activity Resource Requirements Resource Breakdown Structure Project Document Updates Experts Judgement Alternatives Estimating Data Published Estimating Data Bottom-up Estimating Project Management Software Estimate Activity Durations Activity List Activity Attributes Activity Resource Requirements Resource Calendars Project Scope Statement Enterprise Environmental Factors Organizational Process Assets Activity Duration Estimates Project Document Updates Experts Judgement Analoguous Estimating Parametric Estimating Three-point estimates Reserve Analysis Develop Schedule Activity List Activity Attributes Project Schedule Network Diagrams Activity Resource Requirements Resource Calendars Activity Duration Estimates Project Scope Statement Enterprise Environmental Factors Organizational Process Assets Project Schedule Schedule Baseline Schedule Data Project Document Updates Schedule Network Analysis Critical Path Method Critical Chain Method Resource Leveling What-if Scenario Analysis Applying Leads And Lags Schedule Compression Scheduling Tool Control Schedule Project Management Plan Project Schedule Work Performance Information Organizational Process Assets Work Performance Measurements Organizational Process Assets Updates Performance Reviews Variance Analysis Project Management Software Resource Leveling What-if Scenario Analysis Adjusting Leads And Lags Schedule Compression Scheduling Tool .

durations.The process of analyzing activity sequences.The process of approximating the number of work periods needed to complete individual activities with estimated resources. 4. or is a subsidiary plan of. “The project time management processes and their associated tools and techniques are documented in the schedule management plan.Project Time Management includes the processes required to manage timely completion of the project. equipment. 2. Develop Schedule . Control Schedule . The schedule management plan is contained in. the project management plan. resource requirements. 1.The process of identifying and documenting relationships among the project activities. Estimate Activity Durations . 3. 6. people. Sequence Activities . or supplies required to perform each activity.” .The process of monitoring the status of the project to update project progress and managing changes to the schedule baseline. Define Activities . and schedule constraints to create the project schedule. 5.The process of identifying the specific actions to be performed to produce the project deliverables.PROJECT TIME MANAGEMENT .The process of estimating the type and quantities of material. Estimate Activity Resources .

3.The process of monitoring the status of the project to update the project budget and managing changes to the cost baseline.The process of developing an approximation of the monetary resources needed to complete project activities. Estimate Costs . budgeting.The process of aggregating the estimated costs of individual activities or work packages to establish an authorized cost baseline.involved in estimating. 2. and controlling costs so that the project can be completed within the approved budget. Determine Budget .Cost Management Process Name Estimate Costs Inputs Scope Baseline Project Schedule Human Resource Plan Risk Register Enterprise Environmental Factors Organizational Process Assets Outputs Activity Cost Estimates Basis of Estimates Project Document Updates Tools and Techniques Experts Judgment Analogous Estimating Parametric Estimating Bottom-up Estimating Three-point estimates Reserve Analysis Cost of Quality Project Management Estimating Software Vendor Bid Analysis Determine Budget Activity Cost Estimates Basis of Estimates Scope Baseline Project Schedule Resource Calendars Contracts Organizational Process Assets Cost Performance Baseline Project Funding Requirements Project Document Updates Cost Aggregation Reserve Analysis Experts Judgment Historical Relationships Funding Limit Reconciliation Control Costs Project Management Plan Project Funding Requirements Work Performance Information Organizational Process Assets Work Performance Measurements Budget Forecasts Organizational Process Assets Updates Change Requests Project Management Plan Updates Project Document Updates Earned Value Management Forecasting To-complete Performance Index (TCPI) Performance Reviews Variance Analysis Project Management Software Project Cost Management . Control Costs . 1. .

includes the processes and activities of the performing organization that determine quality policies. and documenting how the project will demonstrate compliance. objectives. It implements the quality management system through policy and procedures with continuous process improvement activities conducted throughout. 2. Plan Quality . .The process of auditing the quality requirements and the results from quality control measurements to ensure appropriate quality standards and operational definitions are used.The process of monitoring and recording results of executing the quality activities to assess performance and recommend necessary changes. 3.The process of identifying quality requirements and/or standards for the project and product. Perform Quality Control . and responsibilities so that the project will satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken. 1. as appropriate. Perform Quality Assurance .Quality Management Process Name Plan Quality Inputs Scope Baseline Stakeholder Register Cost Performance Baseline Schedule Baseline Risk Register Enterprise Environmental Factors Organizational Process Assets Outputs Quality Management Plan Quality Metrics Quality Checklists Process Improvement Plan Project Document Updates Tools and Techniques Cost-benefit Analysis Cost of Quality Control Charts Benchmarking Design of Experiments Statistical Sampling Flowcharting Proprietary Quality Management Methodologies Additional Quality Planning Tools Perform Quality Assurance Project Management Plan Quality Metrics Work Performance Information Quality Control Measurements Organizational Process Assets Updates Change Requests Project Management Plan Updates Project Document Updates Quality Control Measurements Validated Changes Validated Deliverables Organizational Process Assets Updates Change Requests Project Management Plan Updates Project Document Updates Plan Quality and Perform Quality Control Tools and Techniques Quality Audits Process Analysis Perform Quality Control Project Management Plan Quality Metrics Quality Checklist Work Performance Measurements Approved Change Requests Deliverables Organizational Process Assets Cause and Effect Diagrams Control Charts Flowcharting Histogram Pareto Chart Run Chart Scatter Diagram Statistical Sampling Inspection Approved Change Requests Review Project Quality Management .

1. monitoring. or leadership team. 3.The process of tracking team member performance. and lead the project team. Develop Project Team . and creating a staffing management plan. 2. resolving issues. “The project management team is a subset of the project team and is responsible for the project management and leadership activities such as initiating.The process of confirming human resource availability and obtaining the team necessary to complete project assignments. and required skills. team interaction. planning. and managing changes to optimize project performance.The process of improving the competencies. executing. providing feedback.” .includes the processes that organize. Develop Human Resource Plan . and closing the various project phases. responsibilities. controlling.HR Management Process Name Develop Human Resource Plan Inputs Activity Resource Requirements Enterprise Environmental Factors Organizational Process Assets Outputs Human Resource Plan Tools and Techniques Organization Charts and Position Descriptions Networking Organizational Theory Acquire Project Team Project Management Plan Enterprise Environmental Factors Organizational Process Assets Project Staff Assignments Resource Calendars Project Management Plan Updates Pre-assignment Negotiation Acquisition Virtual Teams Interpersonal Skills Training Team-Building Activities Ground Rules Co-Location Recognition and Rewards Develop Project Team Project Staff Assignments Project Management Plan Resource Calendars Team Performance Assessments Enterprise Environmental Factors Updates Manage Project Team Project Staff Assignments Project Management Plan Team Performance Assessments Performance Reports Organizational Process Assets Enterprise Environmental Factors Updates Organizational Process Assets Updates Change Request Project Management Plan Updates Observation and Conversation Project Performance Appraisals Conflict Management Issue Log Interpersonal Skills Project Human Resource Management . manage.The process of identifying and documenting project roles. Manage Project Team . Acquire Project Team . This group can also be referred to as the core. executive. reporting relationships. and the overall team environment to enhance project performance.

Communication Management Process Name Identify Stakeholders Inputs Project Charter Procurement Documents Enterprise Environmental Factors Organizational Process Assets Outputs Stakeholder Register Stakeholder Management Strategy Tools and Techniques Stakeholder Analysis Experts Judgement Plan Communications Stakeholder Register Stakeholder Management Strategy Enterprise Environmental Factors Organizational Process Assets Communications Management Plan Project Document Updates Communication Requirements Analysis Communication Technology Communication Models Communication Methods Distribute Information Project Management Plan Performance Reports Organizational Process Assets Organizational Process Assets Updates Communication Methods Information Distribution Tools Manage Stakeholder Expectations Stakeholder Register Stakeholder Management Strategy Project Management Plan Issue Log Change Log Organizational Process Assets Organizational Process Assets Updates Change Request Project Management Plan Updates Project Document Updates Communication Methods Interpersonal Skills Management Skills Report Performance Project Management Plan Work Performance Information Work Performance Measurements Budget Forecasts Organizational Process Assets Performance Reports Organizational Process Assets Updates Change Requests Variance Analysis Forecasting Methods Communication Methods Reporting Systems Project Communications Management .The process of determining the project stakeholder information needs and defining a communication approach. 3.The process of making relevant information available to project stakeholders as planned. retrieval.The process of collecting and distributing performance information.includes the processes required to ensure timely and appropriate generation. Project managers spend the majority of their time communicating with team members and other project stakeholders. collection. Manage Stakeholder Expectations . distribution. 5. and documenting relevant information regarding their interests. Report Performance . progress measurements. Distribute Information . and forecasts.The process of identifying all people or organizations impacted by the project. including status reports. and ultimate disposition of project information. Identify Stakeholders . 4. 2. 1. storage. Plan Communications . .The process of communicating and working with stakeholders to meet their needs and addressing issues as they occur. and impact on project success. involvement.

Risk Management Process Name Plan Risk Management Inputs Project Scope Statement Cost Management Plan Schedule Management Plan Enterprise Environmental Factors Organizational Process Assets Tools and Techniques Planning Meetings and Analysis Outputs Risk Management Plan Identify Risks Risk Management Plan Activity Cost Estimates Activity Duration Estimates Scope Baseline Stakeholder Register Cost Management Plan Schedule Management Plan Quality Management Plan Project Documents Enterprise Environmental Factors Organizational Process Assets Documentation Reviews Information Gathering Techniques Checklist Analysis Assumptions Analysis Diagramming Techniques SWOT Analysis Expert Judgment Risk Register Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis Risk Register Risk Management Plan Project Scope Statement Organizational Process Assets Risk Probability and Impact Assessment Probability and Impact Matrix Risk Data Quality Assessment Risk Categorization Risk Urgency Assessment Expert Judgment Risk Register Updates Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis Risk Register Risk Management Plan Cost Management Plan Schedule Management Plan Organizational Process Assets Data Gathering and Representation Techniques Quantitative Risk Analysis and Modeling Techniques Expert Judgment Risk Register Updates Plan Risk Responses Risk Register Risk Management Plan Strategies For Negative Risks or Threats Strategies For Positive Risks Or Opportunities Contingent Response Strategies Expert Judgment Risk Register Updates Risk-related Contract Decisions Project Management Plan Updates Project Document Updates Risk Register Updates Organizational Process Assets Updates Change Requests Project Management Plan Updates Project Document Updates Monitor & Control Risks Risk Register Project Management Plan Work Performance Information Performance Reports Risk Reassessment Risk Audits Variance and Trend Analysis Technical Performance Measurement Reserve Analysis Status Meetings .

6. Plan Risk Management .” . 3. identification. if it occurs. response planning.The process of implementing risk response plans. identifying new risks.The processes of conducting risk management planning. Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis . Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis .Project Risk Management . and decrease the probability and impact of negative events in the project. Risk is an uncertain event or condition that. schedule. The objectives of Project Risk Management are to increase the probability and impact of positive events.The process of determining which risks may affect the project and documenting their characteristics. analysis. cost. “Project risk is always in the future. and evaluating risk process effectiveness throughout the project.The process of developing options and actions to enhance opportunities and to reduce threats to project objectives. 2. and monitoring and control on a project. Plan Risk Responses . 4.The process of prioritizing risks for further analysis or action by assessing and combining their probability of occurrence and impact.The process of defining how to conduct risk management activities for a project. 1. has an effect on at least one project objective. Monitor and Control Risks . Identify Risks . and quality. monitoring residual risks.The process of numerically analyzing the effect of identifi ed risks on overall project objectives. tracking identified risks. Objectives can include scope. 5.

The process of completing each project procurement. The organization can be either the buyer or seller of the products. services. Administer Procurements . specifying the approach.Includes the processes necessary to purchase or acquire products. services. 3. . selecting a seller.The process of obtaining seller responses. Conduct Procurements . and awarding a contract. Plan Procurements .Procurement Management Process Name Plan Procurement Inputs Scope Baseline Requirements Documentation Teaming Agreements Risk Register Risk-related Contract Decisions Activity Resource Requirements Project Schedule Activity Cost Estimates Cost Performance Baseline Enterprise Environmental Factors Organizational Process Assets Outputs Procurement Management Plan Procurement Statements of Work Make-or-Buy Decisions Procurement Documents Source Selection Criteria Change Request Tools and Techniques Make-or-Buy Analysis Expert Judgement Contract Types Conduct Procurement Project Management Plan Procurement Documents Source Selection Criteria Qualified Seller List Seller Proposals Project Documents Make-or-Buy Decisions Teaming Agreements Organizational Process Assets Selected Sellers Procurement Contract Award Resource Calendars Change Requests Project Management Plan Updates Project Document Updates Bidder Conferences Proposal Evaluation Techniques Independent Estimates Expert Judgement Advertising Internet Search Procurement Negotiations Administer Procurement Procurement Documents Project Management Plan Contracts Performance Reports Approved Change Requests Worked Performance Information Procurement Documentation Organizational Process Assets Updates Change Requests Project Management Plan Updates Contract Change Control System Procurement Performance Reviews Inspections And Audits Performance Reporting Payment Systems Claims Administration Records Management System Close Procurement Project Management Plan Procurement Documentation Closed Procurement Organizational Process Assets Updates Procurement Audits Negotiated Settlements Record Management System Project Procurement Management . or results of a project. monitoring contract performance. 4.The process of managing procurement relationships.The process of documenting project purchasing decisions. Close Procurements . 2. 1. or results needed from outside the project team. and identifying potential sellers. and making changes and corrections as needed.

References:  PMBOK® Guide 4 th edition.PMHub.net .  www.

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