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In her article, author Meri Williams outlines the key elements in project management. In our article, we add to Meri’s writing with some project management basics of our own.
The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) defines five process groups in Project Management. This article defines the Closing Process Group.
Projects get delayed for many reasons, including unforeseen risks, optimistic estimates, and evolving requirements. The reality is that projects rarely go as planned. The processes in the Monitoring and Controlling process group trigger change requests that enable a project to get back on track.
Your project plans are worth nothing without an impeccable project execution. This phase is necessary to make sure project deliverables and project objectives will meet stakeholder expectations. Learn more about the processes defined in the Executing Process Group.
The Initiating Process Group is an essential step in completing your process. This is the phase where you define your project and obtain authorization to complete your goals.
Need a primer on project management basics? This series of four articles is the place to learn the basics of project management.
Resource Graph is the standard resource histogram view available in Project 2007. It’s a great view that quickly shows resource overallocations and time allotments against a timescale.
The proven format of the Inside Out series makes this book an outstanding reference tool for both your desk and your project management toolbox.
This book displays what must be hundreds of graphics alongside detailed step-by-step instructions for performing all of the basic project management tasks such as resource and time management and project budgeting.