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Develop Charter

The process of developing A DOCUMENT that formally authorizes the existence of a project and provides the project manager with the authority to APPLY organizational RESOURCES to project ACTIVITIES.


Identify Stakeholders

The process of IDENTIFYING the people, groups, or organizations that could IMPACT or be IMPACTED by a decision , activity, or outcome of the project; and ANALYZING and DOCUMENTING relevant information regarding their interests, involvement, inter-dependencies, INFLUENCE and potential IMPACT on project success.


Develop Project Management Plan

The process of DEFINING, PREPARING, and COORDINATING all subsidiary plans and integrating them into a comprehensive project management plan. MAY include integrated baselines and subsidiary plans...


Plan Scope Management

The process of CREATING a scope management plan that documents how the project scope will be defined, validated and controlled.


Collect Requirements

The process of DETERMINING, DOCUMENTING and MANAGING stakeholder needs and requirements to meet project objectives.


Define Scope

The process of DEVELOPING a detailed description of the project and product.


Create WBS

The process of SUBDIVIDING project deliverables and project work into smaller, more manageable components.


Plan Schedule Management

The process of ESTABLISHING the policies, procedures and documentation for PLANNING, DEVELOPING, MANAGING, EXECUTING, and CONTROLLING the project schedule.


Define Activities

The process of IDENTIFYING and DOCUMENTING the specific actions to be performed to produce the project deliverables.


Sequence Activities

The process of IDENTIFYING and DOCUMENTING relationships among the project activities.


Estimate Activity Resources

The process of ESTIMATING the type and quantities of material, human resources, equipment, or supplies required to perform each activity.


Estimate Activity Durations

The process of ESTIMATING the number of work periods needed to COMPLETE individual activities with the estimated resources.


Develop Schedule

The process of ANALYZING activity sequences, duration, resource requirements, and schedule constraints to CREATE the project schedule model.


Plan Quality Management

The process of IDENTIFYING quality requirements and/or standards for the project and its deliverables and DOCUMENTING how the project will DEMONSTRATE compliance with quality requirements.


Plan Human Resources Management

The process of IDENTIFYING and DOCUMENTING project roles, responsibilities, required skills, reporting relationships, and CREATING a staffing management plan.


Plan Communications Management

The process of DEVELOPING an appropriate approach and plan for project communications based upon stakeholder's informational needs and requirements, and available organizational assets.


Plan Risk Management

The process of DEFINING how to CONDUCT risk management activities for a project.


Identify Risks

The process of DETERMINING which risks may AFFECT the project and DOCUMENTING their characteristics.


Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis

The process of PRIORITIZING risks for further analysis or action by ASSESSING and combining their probability of occurrence and impact.


Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis

The process of numerically ANALYZING the effect of identified risks on overall project objectives.


Plan Risk Responses

The process of DEVELOPING options and actions to ENHANCE opportunities and to REDUCE threats to project objectives.


Plan Cost Management

The process that ESTABLISHES the policies, procedures, and documentation for PLANNING, MANAGING, EXPENDING, and CONTROLLING project costs.


Estimate Costs

The process of DEVELOPING an approximation of the monetary resources needed to COMPLETE project activities.


Determine Budget

The process of AGGREGATING the estimated costs of individual activities or work packages to ESTABLISH an authorized cost baseline.


Plan Procurement Management

The process of DOCUMENTING project procurement decisions, SPECIFYING the approach and IDENTIFYING potential sellers.


Plan Stakeholder Management

The process of DEVELOPING appropriate management strategies to effectively ENGAGE stakeholders throughout the project life cycle, based upon the analysis of their needs, interests and the potential impact on project success.


Direct and Manage Execution

The process of LEADING and PERFORMING the work defined in the project management plan AND IMPLEMENTING approved changes to ACHIEVE the project's OBJECTIVES.


Perform Quality Assurance

The process of AUDITING the quality requirements and the results from quality control measurements to ENSURE that appropriate quality standards and operational definitions are USED.


Acquire Project Team

The process of CONFIRMING human resource availability and OBTAINING the team necessary to COMPLETE project activities.


Develop Project Team

The process of IMPROVING competencies, team member interaction, and overall team environment to ENHANCE project performance.


Manage Project Team

The process of TRACKING team member performance, PROVIDING feedback, RESOLVING issues, and MANAGING changes to OPTIMIZE project performance.


Manage Communications

The process of CREATING, COLLECTING, DISTRIBUTING, STORING, RETRIEVING, and the ultimate DISPOSITION of project information in accordance with the communications management plan.


Conduct Procurements

The process of OBTAINING seller responses, SELECTING a seller, and AWARDING a contract.


Manage Stakeholder Engagement

The process of COMMUNICATING and WORKING with stakeholders to MEET their needs/expectations, ADDRESS issues as they occur, and FOSTER appropriate stakeholder engagement in project activities throughout the project life cycle.


Monitor and Control Work

The process of TRACKING, REVIEWING and REPORTING project progress against the performance objectives defined in the project management plan.


Perform Integrated Change Control

The process of REVIEWING all change requests; APPROVING changes and MANAGING changes to deliverables, OPAs, project documents, and the project management plan. Includes COMMUNICATING the changes' disposition.


Validate Scope

The process of FORMALIZING acceptance of the completed project deliverables.


Control Scope

The process of MONITORING the status of the project and product scope and MANAGING changes to the scope baseline.


Control Schedule

The process of MONITORING the status of project activities to UPDATE project progress and MANAGE changes to the schedule baseline to ACHIEVE the plan.


Control Costs

The process of MONITORING the status of the project to UPDATE the project costs and MANAGING the changes to the cost baseline.


Control Quality

The process of MONITORING and RECORDING results of executing the quality activities to ASSESS performance and RECOMMEND necessary changes.


Control Communications

The process of MONITORING and CONTROLLING communications throughout the entire project life cycle to ENSURE the informational needs of the project stakeholders are met.


Control Risks

The process of IMPLEMENTING risk response plans, TRACKING identified risks, MONITORING residual risks, IDENTIFYING new risks, and EVALUATING risk process effectiveness throughout the project.


Control Procurements

The process of MANAGING procurement relationships, MONITORING contract performance, and MAKING changes and corrections as appropriate.


Control Stakeholder Engagement

The process of MONITORING overall project stakeholder relationships and ADJUSTING strategies and plans for ENGAGING stakeholders.


Close Project/Phase

The process of FINALIZING all activities across all of the Project Management Process Groups to formally complete the project or phase.


Close Procurements

The process of COMPLETING each project procurement.