Monday, July 16, 2012

An Introduction to PMI's Project Management Life Cycle

The term "life cycle" implies two things: that a process is perpetual and that the sequence of events is obligatory or uni-directional. There is no beginning or end to a life cycle and the sequence of events cannot change. A seed cannot go directly to being a mature plant nor revert back to the blossom stage.

The Project Management Life Cycle

The term "life cycle" is misleading, because it is neither a perpetual circle of events nor is the sequence of events rigidly fixed. There are five stages to the project management life cycle that usually occur in sequence. During large complex projects it is often necessary to return to planning several times. In this case, the project management life cycle can become very complex with multiple repeats of planning and even initiating processes.

By: Brian Egan


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PMGuy said...

PMBOK Guide 5th Edition is released now. Even though new edition of the book is out, PMI is still following the PMBOK Guide 4th edition for the PMP exam until July 31, 2013. All PMP training and study guide providers are in the process of updating their materials for upcoming change. New versions of the PMP 35 Contact Hour Trainings will be available sometime in June. But if you are preparing for the PMP exam now, it is highly recommended that you take it before July 31st using PMBOK Guide 4th Edition. This will give you access to a lot of PMP Exam lessons learned and other study aids.

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Perry Joel said...

you can also try attending good PMP classes conducted by any of the PMI registered REP's for gaining expertise in project management. Any good PMP prep course will provide students with lots of actionable insights in project management along with preparing them for PMP certification.

Sarah Nelson said...

You can also have a look at the Agile Scrum Certification for Scrum and Agile.

Olivia Jennifer said...

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More and more companies are trying to get nimble to enable them to respond to change with agility. Over the years, there has been a clear shift in momentum about the ways how companies manage projects. So, the project manager should be a PMP certified, who can better handle the planning, execution, and closing of any project. To get yourself prepared for PMP Certification , is the best source.

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Recommended Books on PMP

Suggested Study Materials

  • PMP-Preparation Recommended Books
  • PMP Exam Prep, Fifth Edition: Rita's Course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam
  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Third Edition (PMBOK Guides)
  • The PMP Exam: How to Pass On Your First Try (Test Prep series)