PM Process Groups (PMBOK 4th edition)

This mindmap presents the Project Management Processes organized by Project Management Process Groups. It is 100% based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) Fourth Edition, published by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Its purpose is to help the PMBOK readers to gain a global understanding of these processes by using the friendly navigation feature of a mind map. The interactive nature of mindmaps makes it possible to answer the following questions in just one cli...

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1. Closing Process Group

1.1. Close Project or Phase

1.1.1. Project Management Plan

1.1.2. Accepted Deliverables

1.1.3. Organizational Process Assets

1.1.4. Expert Judgment

1.1.5. Final Product, Service or Result Transition

1.1.6. Organizational Process Assets Updates

1.2. Close Procurement

2. Monitoring & Controlling Process Group

2.1. Monitor & Control Project Work

2.1.1. Project Management Plan

2.1.2. Performance Reports

2.1.3. Enterprise Environmental Factors

2.1.4. Organizational Process Assets

2.1.5. Expert Judgment

2.1.6. Change Requests

2.1.7. Project Management Plan Updates

2.1.8. Project Document Updates

2.2. Perform Integrated Change Control

2.2.1. Project Management Plan

2.2.2. Work Performance Information

2.2.3. Change Requests

2.2.4. Enterprise Environmental Factors

2.2.5. Organizational Process Assets

2.2.6. Expert Judgment

2.2.7. Change Control Meetings

2.2.8. Change Request Status Updates

2.2.9. Project Management Plan Updates

2.2.10. Project Document Updates

2.3. Verify Scope

2.4. Control Scope

2.5. Control Schedule

2.6. Control Costs

2.7. Perform Quality Control

2.8. Report Performance

2.8.1. Project Management Plan

2.8.2. Work Performance Information

2.8.3. Work Performance Measurements

2.8.4. Budget Forecasts

2.8.5. Organizational Process Assets

2.8.6. Variance Analysis

2.8.7. Forecasting Methods

2.8.8. Communication Methods

2.8.9. Reporting Systems

2.8.10. Performance Reports

2.8.11. Organizational Process Assets Updates

2.8.12. Change Requests

2.9. Monitor & Control Risks

2.10. Administer Procurements

3. Executing Process Group

3.1. Direct & Manage Project Execution

3.1.1. Project Management Plan

3.1.2. Approved Change Requests

3.1.3. Enterprise Environmental Factors

3.1.4. Organizational Process Assets

3.1.5. Expert Judgment

3.1.6. Project Management Information System

3.1.7. Deliverables

3.1.8. Work Performance Information

3.1.9. Change Requests

3.1.10. Project Management Plan Updates

3.1.11. Project Document Updates

3.2. Perform Quality Assurance

3.3. Acquire Project Team

3.4. Develop Project Team

3.5. Manage Project Team

3.6. Distribute Information

3.6.1. Project Management Plan

3.6.2. Performance Reports

3.6.3. Organizational Process Assets

3.6.4. Communication Methods

3.6.5. Information Distribution Tools

3.6.6. Organizational Process Assets Updates

3.7. Manage Stakeholder Expectations

3.7.1. Stakeholder Register

3.7.2. Stakeholder Management Strategy

3.7.3. Project Management Plan

3.7.4. Issue Log

3.7.5. Change Log

3.7.6. Organizational Process Assets

3.7.7. Communication Methods

3.7.8. Interpersonal Skills

3.7.9. Management Skills

3.7.10. Organizational Process Assets Updates

3.7.11. Change Requests

3.7.12. Project Management Plan Updates

3.7.13. Project Document Updates

3.8. Conduct Procurements

4. Planning Process Group

4.1. Develop Project Management Plan

4.1.1. Project Charter

4.1.2. Outputs from Planning Processes

4.1.3. Enterprise Environmental Factors

4.1.4. Organizational Process Assets

4.1.5. Expert Judgment

4.1.6. Project Management Plan

4.2. Collect Requirements

4.2.1. Project Charter

4.2.2. Stakeholder Register

4.2.3. Interviews

4.2.4. Focus Groups

4.2.5. Facilitated Workshops

4.2.6. Group Creativity Techniques

4.2.7. Group Decision Making Techniques

4.2.8. Questionnaires & Surveys

4.2.9. Observations

4.2.10. Prototypes

4.2.11. Requirements Documentation

4.2.12. Requirements Management Plan

4.2.13. Requirements Traceability Matrix

4.3. Define Scope

4.3.1. Project Charter

4.3.2. Requirements Documentation

4.3.3. Organizational Process Assets

4.3.4. Expert Judgment

4.3.5. Product Analysis

4.3.6. Alternatives Identification

4.3.7. Facilitated Workshops

4.3.8. Project Scope Statement

4.3.9. Project Document Updates

4.4. Create WBS

4.4.1. Project Scope Statement

4.4.2. Requirements Documentation

4.4.3. Organizational Process Assets

4.4.4. Decomposition

4.4.5. WBS

4.4.6. WBS Dictionary

4.4.7. Scope Baseline

4.4.8. Project Document Updates

4.5. Define Activities

4.5.1. Scope Baseline

4.5.2. Enterprise Environmental Factors

4.5.3. Organizational Process Assets

4.5.4. Decomposition

4.5.5. Rolling Wave Planning

4.5.6. Templates

4.5.7. Expert Judgment

4.5.8. Activity List

4.5.9. Activity Attributes

4.5.10. Milestone List

4.6. Sequence Activities

4.6.1. Activity List

4.6.2. Activity Attributes

4.6.3. Milestone List

4.6.4. Project Scope Statement

4.6.5. Organizational Process Assets

4.6.6. Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)

4.6.7. Dependency Determination

4.6.8. Applying Leads & Lags

4.6.9. Schedule Network Templates

4.6.10. Project Schedule Network Diagrams

4.6.11. Project Document Updates

4.7. Estimate Activity Resources

4.7.1. Activity List

4.7.2. Activity Attributes

4.7.3. Resource Calendars

4.7.4. Enterprise Environmental Factors

4.7.5. Organizational Process Assets

4.7.6. Expert Judgment

4.7.7. Alternatives Analysis

4.7.8. Published Estimating Data

4.7.9. Bottom-up Estimating

4.7.10. Project Management Software

4.7.11. Activity Resource Requirements

4.7.12. Resource Breakdown Structure

4.7.13. Project Document Updates

4.8. Estimate Activity Durations

4.8.1. Activity List

4.8.2. Activity Attributes

4.8.3. Activity Resource Requirements

4.8.4. Resource Calendars

4.8.5. Project Scope Statement

4.8.6. Enterprise Environmental Factors

4.8.7. Organizational Process Assets

4.8.8. Expert Judgment

4.8.9. Analogous Estimating

4.8.10. Parametric Estimating

4.8.11. Three-Point Estimates

4.8.12. Reserve Analysis

4.8.13. Activity Duration Estimates

4.8.14. Project Document Updates

4.9. Develop Schedule

4.9.1. Activity List

4.9.2. Activity Attributes

4.9.3. Project Schedule Network Diagrams

4.9.4. Activity Resource Requirements

4.9.5. Resource Calendars

4.9.6. Activity Duration Estimates

4.9.7. Project Scope Statement

4.9.8. Enterprise Environmental Factors

4.9.9. Organization Process Assets

4.9.10. Schedule Network Analysis

4.9.11. Critical Path Method

4.9.12. Critical Chain Method

4.9.13. Resource Leveling

4.9.14. What-If Scenario Analysis

4.9.15. Applying Leads & Lags

4.9.16. Schedule Compression

4.9.17. Scheduling Tool

4.9.18. Project Schedule

4.9.19. Schedule Baseline

4.9.20. Schedule Data

4.9.21. Project Document Updates

4.10. Estimate Costs

4.11. Determine Budget

4.12. Plan Quality

4.13. Develop Human Resource Plan

4.14. Plan Communications

4.14.1. Stakeholder Register

4.14.2. Stakeholder Management Strategy

4.14.3. Enterprise Environmental Factors

4.14.4. Organizational Process Assets

4.14.5. Communication Requirements Analysis

4.14.6. Communication Technology

4.14.7. Communication Models

4.14.8. Communication Methods

4.14.9. Communication Management Plan

4.14.10. Project Document Updates

4.15. Plan Risk Management

4.16. Identify Risks

4.17. Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis

4.18. Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis

4.19. Plan Risk Responses

4.20. Plan Procurements

5. Initiating Process Group

5.1. Develop Project Charter

5.1.1. Project Statement of Work (SOW)

5.1.2. Business Case

5.1.3. Contract

5.1.4. Enterprise Environmental Factors

5.1.5. Organizational Process Assets

5.1.6. Expert Judgment

5.1.7. Project Charter

5.2. Identify Stakeholders

5.2.1. Project Charter

5.2.2. Procurement Documents

5.2.3. Enterprise Environmental Factors

5.2.4. Organizational Process Assets

5.2.5. Stakeholder Analysis

5.2.6. Expert Judgment

5.2.7. Stakeholder Register

5.2.8. Stakeholder Management Strategy

6. Suggested links for further study

6.1. PMI

6.2. PM Podcast

6.3. PM Mindmaps

7. Legend

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7.1.1. Initiating Process Group

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7.2.1. Planning Process Group

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7.3.1. Executing Process Group

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7.4.1. Monitoring & Controlling Process Group

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7.5.1. Closing Process Group

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7.6.1. Project Integration Management

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7.7.1. Project Scope Management

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7.8.1. Project Time Management

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7.9.1. Project Cost Management

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7.10.1. Project Quality Management

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7.11.1. Project Human Resource Management

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7.12.1. Project Communications Management

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7.13.1. Project Risk Management

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7.14.1. Project Procurement Management

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7.15.1. Process Input

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7.16.1. Tools & Techniques

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7.17.1. Process Output

8. About this mindmap

8.1. Version

8.1.1. 1.5

8.2. Feedback

8.2.1. Email me your feedback, including ideas, comments and critics. If your would like to help me complete this mindmap with additional information, such as terms definitions extracts from the PMBOK, etc., your help will be much appreciated.

8.3. Future improvements

8.3.1. The next steps shall be: 1). Complete the inclusion of all process inputs, tools & techniques and process outputs. At this point, only half of the processes are fully documented. 2). Display a complete list of artefacts, display which contains or may contain which, etc. 3). Add definitions extracted from the PMBOK with due references to the book. 4). Decompose quality tools since there are many of these and include sample pictures of the various graphs that could be used. 5). Other ideas for improvement will be most welcome...