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Knowledge Area 1 Project Management Framework

39 project management processes, 5 project management process groups and 9 project management knowledge areas.

Project > temporary, unique and progressively elaborated

Project may not be strategic to performing organization.

Stakeholder in favor of customer and realize the buy-in and share ownership

Organization > Functional, weak matrix, balanced matrix, strong matrix and projectized.
  • Resources allocations are more efficient in functional organization
  • Career paths are well defined in functional organization
  • In a balanced matrix, project manager reports to functional manager

Program > group of projects

Project management life cycle
  • Initiation
  • Planning
  • Execution
  • Control
  • Closeout
PMIS is primarily used for project execution.

In Project life cycle, factors that increase with project duration and decrease sharply when project nears completion:
  • Cost of project
  • Staffing Levels
In Project life cycle, factors increasing with project duration:
  • Probability of successfully completing project
  • Cost of changes
  • Cost of error correction
In Project life cycle, factors decreasing with project duration:
  • Uncertainty/Risks about the project
  • Ability of stakeholders to influence final characteristics of project's product
  • Ability of stakeholders to influence final cost of project's product

Rolling wave planning > refers to the progressive detailing of the project plan which is an iterative and ongoing process.

Triple constraints Cost <> Scope <> Schedule/Quality/Customer Satisfactions

Major categories of socio-economical influences are:
  • Standards and Regulations
  • Internationalization
  • Cultural Influences
  • Socio-Economic Environmental Sustainability
Agreements may be negotiated directly or with assistance; mediation and arbitration are two types of assisted negotiation.

Management by objectives is a system approach for aligning project goals with organization goals, with other organization subunit goals, and with individual goals.

This documentation is personal study notes I prepared during my PMP certification study. The source for this study notes is partially from PMBOK 2000, PMP Exam Cram 2, and I only take notes on knowledge areas that I thought was useful for me. In the real exam, the contents covered are much broader and more difficult than any reference books. So I think real life experience is very important.


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