PMBOK overview


Nowadays we talk a lot about Agile methods: good, I like it! :) But we should not forget the “context” in which agile methods are applied. For middle and large organization more often than not a (well) established background is there, and often this background deeps its roots in PMBOK (Project Management Body Of Knowledge, from PMI).

PMBOK can be viewed by two orthogonal characterizations: process groups and knowledge areas.

process groups:

  • Initiation
  • Planning
  • Execution & Control
  • Closing

knowledge areas:

  • Project Scope management
  • Project Time management
  • Project Cost management
  • Project Quality management
  • Project Human Resource management
  • Project Communication management
  • Project Risk management
  • Project Procurement management
  • Project Integration management

Each process is related to one process group and to one knowledge area, and is described in terms of its inputs, outputs, tools and practices.

Even really articulated, I think is worth knowing!


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