Tuesday, January 11, 2011

9 Knowledge Areas

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Note: This article is old. PMI has increased the knowledge areas to ten with the release of PMBOK Fifth Edition. Please refer to the latest article on 10 Knowledge Areas.

Knowledge areas bring together processes with common characteristics. The 9 knowledge areas in project management are as follows:
  1. Project Integration Management
  2. Project Scope Management
  3. Project Time Management
  4. Project Cost Management
  5. Project Quality Management
  6. Project Human Resources Management
  7. Project Communications Management
  8. Project Risk Management and
  9. Project Procurement Management
While knowledge areas group processes based on common characteristics, process groups group processes based on the various stages they appear in the project management life cycle.

Monday, January 10, 2011

What are the 5 Process Groups?

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As discussed in the last article, Project management is achieved through the appropriate application and integration of the 42 47 management processes, which are grouped under 5 process groups and 9 knowledge areas 10 knowledge areas.

The 5 process groups are listed below:

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

What is Project Management?

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Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements.

What is Project Managment?
Project Managment
Project managers are the people responsible for ensuring that project managment techniques are followed and applied. Managing a project includes identifying the project requirements, establishing the project objectives, balancing the competing project constraints and addressing the various needs, concerns and expectations of the stakeholders.

Project management is achieved through the appropriate application and integration of the 42 management processes, which are grouped under 5 process groups and 9 knowledge areas. In the future articles, we will see in detail what are these process groups and knowledge areas.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year to all Project Management Professionals

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I wish everyone a Very Happy, Prosperous and Fruitful New Year 2011. Let us hope that the project management profession grows further and continues to take a distinct shape as a viable profession. For those of you who are preparing/ thinking of taking the PMP exam, please take note that PMI has announced some changes to the PMP Credential examination to be in effect this year. The new PMP examination is expected to be released on 31 August 2011. So, plan your exams well in advance of this date. Or, just wait until middle of this year to take the PMP exam in its new format.

I will update this blog with more Project Management information this year. Visit regularly to get those useful information, which might be useful for your PMP examination for your Project Managment career.

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