Project Management, PMBOK 6th Edition
For the effective implementation of project management, one must be up-to-date on the latest trends and practices related to it. This guide will define the 10 knowledge areas as well as outline processes, specific steps, and examples associated with it.
The challenge is to ensure that the processes in the project (scope, schedule, cost, quality, etc.) are unified. It is important to recognize that these processes depend on each other and cannot occur independently. Although this requires a lot of work, it is crucial to the successful production of the final deliverable.
The word “integration” is usually used in the context of coordination, communication, and other interrelationship type goals. It is defined as the processes that are necessary to successfully coordinate the activities of the process group.
The processes that are involved in this integration have differing goals and focuses and should be utilized from the beginning of the project until the end. The processes listed below are all necessary and should not be ignored, to manage the project effectively and efficiently.
The Processes included are:
- Developing a charter for the project that recognizes the existence of the project and its management’s authority.
- Developing a management plan including all of the project’s plans into one document.
- Defining the project knowledge that will be necessary.
- Managing the project’s work through direction, monitoring, and control.
- Performing all revisions and/or changes that may be necessary to the course of the project.
- Closing of the project phases, contracts, and other activities, when complete.
One of the first steps to initiating the project and its management is the creation of a project charter. This business document is an agreement to work towards a common stated goal, under agreed upon stipulations. The charter should contain not only the requirements of the project, but also the risks and the milestones that will need to be achieved at the specified times
At the end of this course, you should be able to define and list the processes, some specific steps, and examples of:
- Project Integration Management
- Project Scope Management
- Project Schedule Management
- Project Cost Management
- Project Quality Management
- Project Resource Management
- Project Communications Management
- Project Risk Management
- Project Procurement Management
- Project Stakeholder Management
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