PMP Certification: Project Management Process Groups 101—PMBOK® Guide, 6th Edition Update (Part 2)


Before starting into a project, you need to think ahead using the Project Management Process Groups mentioned in Part 1 of this two-part articles series.

After describing Initiating and Planning Process Groups, it’s time for Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing Process Groups.

Read on!

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Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing Process Groups

by Processes and Key Outputs

Project management processes are grouped into five Project Management Process Groups:

  1. Initiating Process Group
  2. Planning Process Group
  3. Executing Process Group
  4. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
  5. 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.

PROCESSESKEY OUTPUTS
  • Direct and Manage Project Work
  • Manage Project Knowledge
  • Manage Quality
  • Acquire Resources
  • Develop Team
  • Manage Team
  • Manage Communications
  • Implement Risk Responses
  • Conduct Procurements
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  • Project Deliverables
  • Work Performance Data
  • Team Performance Assessments
  • Project Communications
  • Selected Suppliers and Agreements
  • Change Requests

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.

PROCESSESKEY OUTPUTS
  • Monitor and Control Project Work
  • Perform Integrated Change Control
  • Validate Scope
  • Control Scope
  • Control Schedule
  • Control Costs
  • Control Quality
  • Control Resources
  • Monitor Communications
  • Monitor Risks
  • Control Procurements
  • Monitor Stakeholder Engagement
  • Change Logs
  • Approved Change Requests
  • Work Performance Information
  • Schedule Forecasts
  • Cost Forecasts
  • Updates to Project Plan

5. Closing Process Group


Formally completing or closing the project, phase, or contract.

PROCESSESKEY OUTPUTS
  • Close Project or Phase
  • Final Product, Service, or Result

For a detailed analysis of each process, click on “PMP Certification – Free Exam Prep” here or on the right menu.


SOURCE: Project Management Institute (2017). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). 6th ed. Newtown Square: Project Management Institute.

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