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Mapping of the project management process groups to knowledge areas

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Please map all the project management process groups, defined in the PMBOK, into their respective knowledge areas. Also, please briefly explain why a process group "A" belongs to a knowledge area "1".
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Since knowledge areas may occur in several process groups, the question probably should be, what are the activities done for each knowledge area in each process group.

Anyway, here's the answer:

- Project Integration Management
    * Initiating
        1. Develop project charter
    * Planning
        1. Develop project charter
    * Executing
        1. Direct and manage project execution
    * Monitoring and Controlling
        1. Monitor and control project work
        2. Perform integrated change control
    * Closing
        1. Close project or phase

- Project Scope Management
    * Planning
        1. Gather requirements
        2. Define scope
        3. Create the work breakdown structure (or WBS)
    * Monitoring and Controlling
        1. Verify scope
        2. Control scope

- Project Time Management
    * Planning
        1. Define and sequence activities
        2. Estimate activity resources and duration
        3. Develop project schedule
    * Monitoring and Controlling
        1. Control schedule

- Project Cost Management
    * Planning
        1. Estimate costs
        2. Create budget
    * Monitoring and Controlling
        1. Control costs

- Project Quality Management
    * Planning
        1. Develop quality management plan
    * Executing
        1. Perform quality assurance
    * Monitoring and Controlling
        1. Perform quality control

- Project Human Resource Management
    * Planning
        1. Develop human resource plan
    * Executing
        1. Acquire and build the project team
        2. Manage the project team
    * Closing
        1. Release project team

- Project Communications Management
    * Initiating
        1. Identify your stakeholders
    * Planning
        1. Develop communications management plan
    * Executing
        1. Manage information distribution
        2. Manage stakeholder expectations
    * Monitoring and Controlling
        1. Report performance (to various stakeholders)

- Project Risk Management
    * Planning
        1. Develop Risk Management Plan (including contingency plans)
        2. Identify risks
        3. Perform qualitative and quantitative risk analysis
        4. Plan risk response
    * Monitoring and Controlling
        1. Monitor and control risks

- Project Procurement Management
    * Planning
        1. Develop procurement management plan
    * Executing
        1. Conduct procurements
    * Monitoring and Controlling
        1. Monitor and administer procurements
    * Closing
        1. Close procurements

You will notice that every knowledge area has at least on activity in the planning process group, which highlights the importance of planning in project management. This is why experienced project managers say "Failing to plan is planning to fail..."
answered 3 years ago by TheManager (6,220 points)

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