10 Knowledge Areas

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A knowledge area represents a complete set of concepts, terms and activities that make up a professional field, project management field, or area of specialization. (PMBOK, 2013) PMBOK® defines important features of each knowledge area and its integration with process groups. Following are the ten knowledge areas defined by PMBOK®. Project integration management: Project integration management includes the processes and activities to identify, define, combine, unify and coordinate the various processes and project management activities within the project management process groups. (PMBOK, 2013) It ensures good coordination between different project activities during different phases of the project. Project scope management: Project scope…show more content…
(PMBOK, 2013) Most of the activities of this knowledge area are carried out during planning phase and then controlled during monitoring and controlling phase. Time is the most valuable resource in the project, without proper time management, a project can head towards disaster. Scheduling can be used to manage the time in the project. Project cost management: Project cost management includes the processes involved in planning, estimating, budgeting, financing, funding, managing and controlling costs so that the project can be completed within the approved budget. (PMBOK, 2013). Cost/money is another major constrain in the project. It has three key steps: Estimating costs, determining budget and controlling budget. Project quality management: Project quality management includes the processes and activities of the performing organization that determine quality policies, objectives, and responsibilities so that the project will satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken. (PMBOK, 2013) Project quality management ensures that activities carried out during the project are effective and efficient to meet goals and objectives of the project. Project quality management area is sometimes not given adequate importance and then more costs are incurred at the later stages to ensure the quality of the project. Even though project is on time and within the budget…show more content…
(PMBOK, 2013). Project communications management is essential to make sure that right people have right information at the right time. Project managers spends most of their time communicating with team members or other stakeholders. Project communication plan is the key document for the project and contains all the required information like what to communicate, when to communicate, to whom to communicate

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