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Project management systems – PMBOK – part 2



The Project Management Knowledge Areas

This consists of 9 major sections, which are:

Project Integration Management

This includes the processes and activities needed to identify, define, combine, unify, and coordinate the various processes and project management activities within the Project Management Process Groups.

This is divided into subsections titled:

  • Develop Project Charter
  • Develop Preliminary Project Scope Statement
  • Develop Project Management Plan
  • Direct and Manage Project Execution
  • Monitor and Control Project Work
  • Integrated Change Control
  • Close Project

Each of these is covered by three areas, namely:

  1. Inputs
  2. Tools and Techniques
  3. Outputs

Only the Development of the Project Management Plan does not have an ‘Output’.
As and example, for the first item, ‘Develop Project Charter’, these are:

  1. Inputs
  • Contract
  • Project Statement of Work
  • Enterprise Environmental Factors
  • Organizational Process Assets
  1. Tools and Techniques
  • Project Selection Methods
  • Project Management Methodology
  • Project Management Information System
  • Expert Judgement
  1. Outputs
  • Project Charter

Project Scope Management

This includes the processes required to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully.

This is divided into subsections titled:

  • Scope planning
  • Scope Definition
  • Create WBS
  • Scope Verification
  • Scope Control

Each of these is covered by three areas, namely: As an example, for the first item, ‘Scope Planning’, these are:

  1. Inputs
  2. Tools and Techniques
  3. Outputs
  1. Inputs
  • Enterprise Environment Factors
  • Organizational Process Assets
  • Project Charter
  • Preliminary Project Scope Statement
  • Project Management Plan
  1. Tools and Techniques
  • Expert Judgement
  • Templates, Forms, Standards
  1. Outputs
  • Project Scope Management Plan

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