Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing Process Groups
by Processes and Key Outputs
Project management processes are grouped into five Project Management Process Groups:
- Initiating Process Group
- Planning Process Group
- Executing Process Group
- Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
- Closing Process Group
In Part 1 of “Project Management Process Groups 101—PMBOK® Guide, 6th Edition Update”, I described Initiating and Planning Process Groups.
Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing Process Groups are the focus of this second part, a schematic compass for preparing the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.
3. Executing Process Group
Completing the work defined in the project management plan to satisfy the project requirements.
4. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
Tracking, reviewing, and regulating the progress and performance of the project; identifying any areas in which changes to the plan are required; and initiating the corresponding changes.
5. Closing Process Group
Formally completing or closing the project, phase, or contract.