Project Management

Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®)

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1 Section I - Process Groups
2 The Project Management Knowledge Areas
   2.1 Chapter 4—Project Integration Management
   2.2 Chapter 5—Project Scope Management
   2.3 Chapter 6—Project Time Management
   2.4 Chapter 7—Project Cost Management
   2.5 Chapter 8—Project Quality Management
   2.6 Chapter 9—Project Human Resource Management
   2.7 Chapter 10—Project Communications Management
   2.8 Chapter 11—Project Risk Management
   2.9 Chapter 12—Project Procurement Management
   2.10 Chapter 13—Project Stakeholder Management
3 Reference

The PMBOK® Guide, published by the Project Management Institute, documents and standardizes generally accepted project management information and practices. The PMBOK® Guide, is a widely accepted critical chain approach to project management. This standard addresses all types of projects, from bridge building to information systems implementation.

Alternative approaches to those contained in the PMBOK® Guide include:

  • critical chain
  • Agile approaches (such as SCRUM, eXtreme project management, etc.) PMBOK documents information and practices applicable to any type of project, not just IT related projects.
The PMBOK® Guide is an internationally recognized standard (IEEE Std 1490-2003).

Section I - Process Groups

PMBOK® Guide recognizes 5 basic process groups and 10 knowledge areas typical of almost all projects. The basic concepts are applicable to projects, programs and operations. The five basic process groups are:

  • Initiating,
  • Planning,
  • Executing,
  • Controlling and Monitoring, and
  • Closing.
Processes overlap and interact throughout a project or phase. Processes are described in terms of:
  • Inputs (prerequisites)
  • Tools and Techniques (used during the process)
  • Outputs (produced by the process)

The Project Management Knowledge Areas

According the PMBOK® Guide 5th edition, the Project Management Knowledge Areas, respective chapters and processes are:

Chapter 4—Project Integration Management

4.1 Develop Project Charter 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work 4.4 Monitor and Control Project Work 4.5 Perform Integrated Change Control 4.6 Close Project or Phase

Chapter 5—Project Scope Management

5.1 Plan Scope Management 5.2 Collect Requirements 5.3 Define Scope 5.4 Create WBS 5.5 Validate Scope 5.6 Control Scope

Chapter 6—Project Time Management

6.1 Plan Schedule Management 6.2 Define Activities 6.3 Sequence Activities 6.4 Estimate Activity Resources 6.5 Estimate Activity Durations 6.6 Develop Schedule 6.7 Control Schedule

Chapter 7—Project Cost Management

7.1 Plan Cost Management 7.2 Estimate Costs 7.3 Determine Budget 7.4 Control Costs

Chapter 8—Project Quality Management

8.1 Plan Quality Management 8.2 Perform Quality Assurance 8.3 Control Quality

Chapter 9—Project Human Resource Management

9.1 Plan Human Resource Management 9.2 Acquire Project Team 9.3 Develop Project Team 9.4 Manage Project Team

Chapter 10—Project Communications Management

10.1 Plan Communications Management 10.2 Manage Communications 10.3 Control Communications

Chapter 11—Project Risk Management

11.1 Plan Risk Management 11.2 Identify Risks 11.3 Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis 11.4 Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis 11.5 Plan Risk Responses 11.6 Control Risks

Chapter 12—Project Procurement Management

12.1 Plan Procurement Management 12.2 Conduct Procurements 12.3 Control Procurements 12.4 Close Procurements

Chapter 13—Project Stakeholder Management

13.1 Identify Stakeholders 13.2 Plan Stakeholder Management 13.3 Manage Stakeholder Engagement 13.4 Control Stakeholder Engagement


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