The Process Groups (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition)

Existing project managers pursuing certification in recognition of their skills and experience, or others training to become accredited project managers


Expected Duration
74 minutes

Processes: a set of interrelated actions and activities performed to achieve a specified set of products, results, or services. Good processes, meaning those based on sound principles and proven practices, are a project manager’s best friends. Following a set of established processes minimizes confusion and uncertainty for the project manager and all project stakeholders. It ensures the effective progress of the project from initiation through to close-out. In this course, learners will be given an overview of the project management Process Groups as defined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide – Fifth Edition published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Specifically, learners will be introduced to the following project management Process Groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing. Learners will also discover how the Process Groups interact with the ten Knowledge Areas: 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 Stakeholder Management, and Project Procurement Management. This course provides a foundational knowledge base reflecting the most up-to-date project management information so learners can effectively put principles to work at their own organizations. This course will assist in preparing learners for the PMI® certification exam. This course is aligned with the PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition, published by PMI®, Inc., 2013. Copyright and all rights reserved. Material from this publication has been reproduced with the permission of PMI®.


Project Management Process Groups

  • recognize the role that organizational process assets and enterprise environmental factors play in a project
  • distinguish between examples of project management processes and product-oriented processes
  • identify ways in which the Process Groups interact with each other through the life of a project
  • identify factors that cause dependencies between project management processes
  • recognize how the interdependent nature of the Process Groups affects project management
  • identify the outputs of the processes of the Initiating Process Group
  • identify key concepts related to project planning
  • identify examples of project management activities that fall under the Executing Process Group
  • recognize examples of activities that take place under the Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
  • recognize examples of activities carried out during phase or project close-out
  • demonstrate your understanding of how project management Process Groups interact with each other and with the Knowledge Areas





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