Processes in Project Management

49 Processes in PMBOK:

Initiating Process GroupPlanning Process Group
Executing Process Group
Monitoring and Controlling Process GroupClosing Process Group
  • Close Project or Phase Process

Before trying to explain what are 49 project management processes are recommended by PMI to be used in projects, maybe we should discuss a little about the general term," process".

In the project management world, a project management process may be defined as a set of related actions and activities performed to create a predetermined product, outcome, or service and to manage a specific aspect of a project, such as cost, scope, or risk. In descriptive project lifecycles, there are 49 different processes that project managers who are preparing for the project management certification exams should know about. These processes are defined and applied by tailoring according to the needs of the project. A process is the progression of an event, subject, or effort in accordance with a certain result, developing and maturing through regular successive changes.

In PM exams, a process in project management is a set of related activities performed in order to create a planned product result or service and to manage a particular aspect of a project such as cost, scope, or risk.

In general, processes are considered as a part of the project work performance domain according to tailoring approaches determined by the development approach. This gives the project manager and the project team limitless freedom in terms of choosing which process to carry out. Along with the project work performance domain, all other performance domains including the planning performance domain and delivery performance domain consist of some tailored processes.

In the tradtional way, each process is categorized under a knowledge area and a process group. Of course, you don't have to use all of these 49 processes when managing a project, the processes you will use will vary depending on the characteristics of your project, but PMI offers these processes to us as part of a methodology. The fact that different methodologies describe different processes does not change the fact that we need to know about these processes. Because no matter how much the content, the method, the ranking change, we will learn the same things under different names. We'll learn the basics of Project Management. Nothing learned in other words will be learned in vain.

There are several inputs that must be included in the process in order for all project management processes to be implemented, outputs obtained at the end of the processes, documents and documents that are updated when the processes are completed, and tools and techniques that are recommended to be used when the processes are running. When you understand the logic of all these inputs, outputs, tools, and techniques, you actually figure out how to operate the processes.

1- ejrmy 01.06.2021
Thanks for the info, i wonder if you give related links about all processes mentioned here. A good study material for PMBOK 6 and PMBOK 7. What i mean is i can reach this list anywhere i wish with an easy search. If you could provide a website with a surfing option from process to process, it would be wonderful. I am planning to take PMP certificate this year.