The PMBOK Refresher

Carrying-out, Executing, and Accomplishing Project Management

Copyright © 2017 by Tomislav N. Krnich

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  1. How is project management carried-out, executed, or accomplished?
    • By the appropriate application and integration of project management processes.
  2. Name the ten project management processes.
    1. Project Integration Management
    2. Project Scope Management
    3. Project Time Management
    4. Project Cost Management
    5. Project Quality Management
    6. Project Human Resource Management
    7. Project Communications Management
    8. Project Risk Management
    9. Project Procurement Management
    10. Project Stakeholder Management
  3. Each project management process is made of several tasks or subprocesses. When applied to a project, how are the subprocesses project management process integrated with all the other project management processes?
    • They are integrated by organizing them into five process groups.
  4. What name is used to denote that set of five processes groups?
    • The Project Management Process Groups.
  5. What are the names of the five process groups?
    1. Project Initiating Process Group
    2. Project Planning Process Group
    3. Project Executing Process Group
    4. Project Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
    5. Project Closing Process Group
  6. What is the purpose of the initiating process group?
    • To contain appropriate and applicable subprocesses from each project management process that can contribute to defining a new project, or a new phase of an existing project, and their authorizations to proceed with such activities.
  7. What is the purpose of the planning process group?
    • To contain appropriate and applicable subprocesses from each project management process that can contribute to defining the scope, refining the objectives, and defining the course of action required to reach the project’s objectives.
  8. What is the purpose of the executing process group?
    • To contain appropriate and applicable subprocesses from each project management process that can contribute to completing the work defined by the project management plan and satisfy project specifications.
  9. What is the purpose of the monitoring and controlling process group?
    • To contain appropriate and applicable subprocesses from each project management process that can contribute to tracking, reviewing, and regulating the progress and performance of the project.
  10. What is the purpose of the closing process group?
    • To contain appropriate and applicable subprocesses from each project management process that can contribute to finalizing all activities across all process groups and formally close a phase or project.
  11. Name the five fundamental duties of a project manager.
    1. Identifying project requirements.
    2. Addressing stakeholder’s needs, concerns, and expectations.
    3. Setting up and carrying-out effective and collaborative communications among stakeholders.
    4. Managing stakeholders (team members) towards meeting project requirements and creating project deliverables.
    5. Balancing competing project constraints
  12. Is managing a project limited to these five duties?
    • No.
  13. How does a project manager fulfill their duties?
    • By applying project management resources to the project's activities so that the project requirements can be met.

 

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