(I) Conceptual Survey of the Project Management Processes

The PMI® classifies the project management processes in terms of two different taxonomies:

  1. On the one hand the PMBOK® offers thematical clusters, the knowledge areas, following specific subjects of the project management (comp. PMBOK3, pp. 73ff).
  2. And on the other hand it offers the logical structure of 'start your project', then 'plan your project', then 'execute your project' and finally 'stop your project', but in between 'control (and replan) your project' (comp. PMBOK3, pp. 39ff).
Conceptual Classification of the Project Management Processes


Project Management Process Groups

Knowledge Areas

Initiating Process Group

Planning Process Group

Executing Process Group

Monitoring & Controlling Process Group

Closing Process Group

Project Integration Management

Project Scope Management

Project Time Management

Project Cost Management

Project Quality Management

Project Human Resource Management

Project Communications Management

Project Risk Management

Project Procurement Management