Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Project Management Knowledge Areas Summary

I was reading the Project Management Knowledge Areas Summary by PMP Exam Resource and found that they have a very good summary on the Project Management Knowledge Area.

I have enclosed it below for your reference:


The PMBOK® Guide defines project management knowledge areas as:

  • Project Integration Management,
    the processes required to ensure that the various elements of the project are properly coordinated. It consists of project plan development, project plan execution, and overall change control.

  • Project Scope Management,
    the processes required to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully. It consists of initiation, scope planning, scope definition, scope verification, and scope change control.

  • Project Time Management,
    the processes required to ensure timely completion of the project. It consists of activity definition, activity sequencing, activity duration estimating, schedule development, and schedule control.

  • Project Cost Management,
    the processes required to ensure that the project is completed within the approved budget. It consists of resource planning, cost estimating, cost budgeting, and cost control.

  • Project Quality Management,
    the processes required to ensure that the project will satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken. It consists of quality planning, quality assurance, and quality control.

  • Project Human Resource Management,
    the processes required to make the most effective use of the people involved with the project. It consists of organizational planning, staff acquisition, and team development.

  • Project Communications Management,
    the processes required to ensure timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage, and ultimate disposition of project information. It consists of communications planning, information distribution, performance reporting, and administrative closure.

  • Project Risk Management,
    the processes concerned with identifying, analyzing, and responding to project risk. It consists of risk identification, risk quantification, risk response development, and risk response control.

  • Project Procurement Management,
    the processes required to acquire goods and services from outside the performing organization. It consists of procurement planning, solicitation planning, solicitation, source selection, contract administration, and contract close-out.

  • Professional Responsibility,
    the tasks, knowledge, and skills required to ensure integrity, contribute to knowledge base, apply professional knowledge, balance stakeholder interest, and respect differences.

4 comments:

Thomas said...

Executing consists of the processes used to complete the work defined in the project management plan to accomplish the project's requirements. Execution process involves coordinating people and resources, as well as integrating and performing the activities of the project in accordance with the project management plan.

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johnson said...

very good summary on the Project Management Knowledge Area.

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Project Manager said...

Thanks about your article. You may also want to read or post the article "PMP Exam in a Nutshell"
at http://www.pmhut.com/pmp-exam-in-a-nutshell

Casey Dale said...

As we all know the PMBOK® Guide is the global standard for project management. It provides fundamental practices needed to achieve organizational results and excellence in the practice of project management. I also took my PMP Classes from PMstudy. You can have a look at their offerings.

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