PMBOK Guide Process Groups and Knowledge Areas

5 Process Groups 9 Knowledge Areas
- Develop Project Management Plan - Direct and Manage Project Project Management Integration: Seven - Develop Project Charter Execution processes used to assemble the - Develop Preliminary Project Scope component pieces of a project into an Statement integrated whole - Monitor and Control Project Work - Integrated Change Control - Close Project

Initiating

Planning

Executing

Monitoring & Controlling

Closing

Project Scope Management: Five processes used to define and control project scope

- Scope Planning - Scope Definition - Create WBS

- Scope Verification - Scope Control

Project Time Management: Six processes used to develop and control the project schedule

- Activity Definition - Activity Sequencing - Activity Resource Estimating - Activity Duration Estimating - Schedule Development

- Schedule Control

Project Cost Management: Three processes used to develop and control project costs and budget Project Quality Management: Three processes used to plan and control project quality Project Human Resources Management: Four processes used to manage people during the project Project Communications Management: Four processes used to manage project communications Project Risk Management: Six processes used to manage project risk

- Cost Estimating - Cost Budgeting - Quality Planning - Perform Quality Assurance

- Cost Control

- Perform Quality Control

- Human Resource Planning

- Acquire Project Team - Develop Project Team

- Manage Project Team

- Communications Planning

- Information Distribution

- Performance Reporting - Manage Stakeholders

- Risk Management Planning - Risk Identification - Qualitative Risk Analysis - Quantitative Risk Analysis - Risk Response Planning

- Risk Monitoring and Control

Project Procurement Management: Six processes used to manage contracts during the project

- Plan Purcahses and Acquisitions - Plan Contracting

- Request Seller Responses - Select Sellers

- Contract Administration

- Contract Closure

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Chapter 5 Project Scope Management. Chapter 12 Closing Process Group The Closing Process Group includes two processes that formally accept the project deliverable/result and bring it to an orderly end. Chapter 10 Project Procurement Management. Chapter 10 Project Risk Management. Chapter 9 Project Human Resource Management. Chapter 4 . Chapter 4 Project Scope Management. Chapter 6 Project Communications Management. Process Direct and Manage project Execution Perform Quality Assurance Acquire Project Team Develop Project Team Information Distribution Request Seller Responses Select Sellers Knowledge Area/PMBOK® Chapter Project Integration Management. Chapter 6 Project Time Management. Chapter 6 Project Time Management. Chapter 5 Project Time Management. Chapter 11 Project Risk Management. Chapter 4 Project Scope Management. Chapter 6 Project Cost Management. Chapter 7 Project Quality Management. Chapter 6 Project Time Management. Chapter 7 Project Cost Management. Chapter 10 Project Communications Management. Chapter 12 Executing Process Group The Executing Process Group includes seven processes to coordinate people and other resources to implement the project plan. Chapter 5 Project Time Management. Chapter 11 Project Risk Management. Chapter 8 Project Human Resource Management. Process Monitor and Control Project Work Integrated Change Control Scope Verification* Scope Control Schedule Control Cost Control Perform Quality Control Manage Project Team Performance Reporting Manage Stakeholders Risk Monitoring and Control Contract Administration Knowledge Area/PMBOK® Chapter Project Integration Management. Chapter 12 Monitoring & Controlling Process Group The Monitoring & Controlling Process Group includes twelve processes that regularly monitor and measure progress to identify variances. Chapter 10 Project Quality Management. Chapter 6 Project Cost Management. Chapter 12 Project Procurement Management. Chapter 4 Project Integration Management. Chapter 9 Project Communications Management. Chapter 5 Project Scope Management. Chapter 11 Project Procurement Management. Chapter 11 Project Procurement Management. Process Develop Project Management Plan Scope Planning Scope Definition Create WBS Activity Definition Activity Sequencing Activity Resource Estimating Activity Duration Estimating Cost Estimating Cost Budgeting Schedule Development Communications Planning Quality Planning Human Resource Planning Risk Management Planning Risk Identification Qualitative Risk Analysis Quantitative Risk Analysis Risk Response Planning Plan Purchases and Acquisitions Plan Contracting Knowledge Area/PMBOK® Chapter Project Integration Management. Chapter 8 Project Human Resource Management. Chapter 8 Project Human Resource Management. Chapter 11 Project Risk Management. Process Develop Project Charter Develop Preliminary Project Scope Statement Knowledge Area/PMBOK® Chapter Project Integration Management. Process Close Project Contract Closure Knowledge Area/PMBOK® Chapter Project Integration Management. Chapter 4 Planning Process Group The Planning Process Group includes twenty-one processes that further refine project objectives and select the best courses of action to achieve those objectives. Chapter 12 Project Procurement Management. Chapter 4 Project Integration Management. allowing timely corrective action when necessary. Chapter 9 Project Communications Management. Chapter 4 Project Quality Management. Chapter 11 Project Risk Management.The Process Groups Initiating Process Group The Initiating Process Group includes two processes. Chapter 4 Project Integration Management. Chapter 9 Project Risk Management. which authorize the project. Chapter 7 Project Time Management. Chapter 5 Project Scope Management.

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