PMP® Mind Maps Animation – Process Group and Knowledge Areas
PMP® Mind Maps for Project Management in this website elucidates 47 Processes across 5 PMP® Process Groups and 10 Knowledge Areas as per the latest PMBOK® 5 guide. Further pages in this website will discuss and mindmapify each of the processes in deeper details.
PMP® Mind Maps – Project Management per PMBOK® 5
PMP® Mind Maps – Project Management per PMBOK® 5
1. Click the nodes 2. Drag the MindMap on the screen. 3. Use mouse roller for re-sizing the mindmaps.
PMI certification aspirants can use PMP® Mind Maps for memorizing the processes, inputs, outputs , tools and techniques by collapsing the nodes to test memory retention.
According to PMI.org, Project Management encompasses Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring and Controlling and finally Closing of project. These 5 process groups – IPEMCC, constitutes the activities towards Project Management. In the PMP® Mind Maps, you will notice that IPEMCC appears under Process Groups.
Interactive PMP Mind Maps gives the overall picture of Project Management as prescribed by PMI.org . PMI exam aspirants will find these interactive PMP® Mind Maps very useful for mastering the art and science of Project Management .
Project Management: Definitions and Explanation
‘At its most fundamental, project management is about people getting things done,’ Dr. Martin Barnes, APM President 2003-2012.
- aims at creating a unique product, service or a result. The outcome can be tangible or intangible.
- is a ‘temporary endeavor’; has start and end dates (unlike ongoing operation processes of production or that of service / customer care department). The project itself is temporary but the result produced may be long lasting.
- has clearly defined objectives.
- can be short-term or long-term.
Setting up of a new restaurant by a certain date, constructing a new parking lot structure or creating a software within given budget are examples of projects.
Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements. Per PMI, Project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result. (Source: www.pmi.org)
Many related projects can be grouped together as a Program. Similarly, many related Programs can be grouped together as a Portfolio.
Process Groups and Knowledge Areas
PMI lays down various processes to manage a project. These processes can be grouped together as shown in above figure – Process Groups – IPEMCC. In each process there could be a list of deliverable that the project organization chooses to produce before, during and after the execution of the process. At a high-level, process grouping as IPEMCC depicts the chronological sequence of events in project management. Knowledge Areas is another way of grouping the Project Management Processes by discipline.
Knowledge Areas and Process Groups are 2 faces of the same coin. In the above project management mind map, you’ll notice that you are looking at the same processes from either Knowledge Areas standpoint or the Process Grouping point of view.
According to the Project Management Institute (PMI) there are five interrelated process groups in the project management process – Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitor and control and Close. There are 10 knowledge areas namely Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resource, Communication, Risk, Procurement and Stakeholder Management.
The famous ‘Triple Constraints’, the 3 pillars of project management – Scope, Time and Cost dictates the planning and execution of a project throughout its life-cycle. These constraints are often competing with each other towards achieving the objective of project. Other project constraints that a project manager may oversee are – Quality, Budget, Resources and Risk.
Project Management Approaches
Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® 5) elucidates a project management approach based on directives provided in form of a list of processes, their inputs, outputs and the various tools and techniques applied to achieve the output.
PRINCE2® stands for Projects in Controlled Environments. This approach is extensively used in the U.K. Prince2 methodology includes initiating, directing and coordinating a project, controlling a stage, managing product delivery , managing stage boundaries and finally closing a project. Prince2 recommends breaking a down a project into multiple stages and there by managing the fluid boundaries effectively.
Agile Project Management is another popular approach which brings the speed of delivery for certain types of projects. The typical big bang approach of Design-Build-Test-Deploy is defied in the approach. Instead, a product or service is delivered in multiple smaller capsules, each contributing towards the larger objective of accomplishing the results.
In general, Project Management is an art of managing and accomplishing the project goals. Project Management implies using various tools & techniques, templates, information and knowledge and skills in order to successfully complete a project. The methodical approach of Project Management has been very effective in achieving project objectives considering all the constraints. Every stage of Project Management has certain inputs and desired outputs which further become input for other stages.
A typical initiation of project includes officially kicking off with a project charter after identifying the stakeholders and their needs. Stakeholders are the people from various walks of the organization who have a stake in the success or failure of the project. It follows with setting up of a Communication Plan to keep every stakeholder informed as well as identifying the requirements for the project. Requirements form the very basis of running the project. Many other plans are made during the planning phase of the project. These plans provides the guidance and direction during the execution and monitoring of the project.
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