Describe in brief various PMBOK knowledge areas

MMumbai University > Information Technology > Sem7 > Software Project Management

Marks: 5M/10M

Year: May12, May13, Dec13, May14

  • Project Management Body of Knowledge:

  • The PMBOK guide defines nine Knowledge areas for understanding project management. These nine knowledge areas are listed below.

  • Project Integration Management: Integration focuses on coordinating the project plan’s development, execution, and control of changes.

  • Project Scope Management: A project’s scope is the work to be completed by the project team. Scope management provides assurance that the projects works is defined accurately and completely.

  • Project Time Management: Time management is important for developing, monitoring, and managing the projects schedule. It includes identifying the projects phases and activities and then estimating, and assigning resources for each activity to ensure that he project scope and objectives are met.

  • Project Cost Management: Cost management assures that the projects budget is developed and completed as approved.

  • Project Quality Management: Quality management focuses on planning, developing, and managing a quality environment that allows the project to meet or exceed stakeholder needs or expectations.

  • Project Human Resource Management: People are the most important resource on a project. Human resources management focuses on creating and developing the project team as well as understanding and responding appropriately to the behavioural side of project.

  • Project Communications Management: Communication management entails communicating timely and accurate information about the project to the project stakeholder.

  • Project Risk Management: All projects face a certain amount of risk. Project risk management is concerned with identifying and responding appropriately to risks that can impact the project.

  • Project Procurement Management: Projects often require resources that are outside the organization.

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