PMBOK guide 5th edition process chart

PMBOK guide 5th edition process chart

PMBOK guide 5th edition process chart
Other synonyms in common use:

pmi process groups knowledge areas chart


pmp knowledge areas and process groups


project management areas of knowledge chart

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Projects are divided in to phases and sub phases for easier management. As we learned in previous article phases can be sequential, or overlapping or iterative in approach. We apply project management knowledge, tools, and principles to manage these phases and in turn projects. Project management knowledge is based on processes. As per PMBOK Guide 5th edition, there are 47 processes.These 47 processes are grouped under 5 groups. Those 5 Process groups are

  1. Initiation
  2. Planning
  3. Executing
  4. Monitoring & Control
  5. Closing.

We also need to understand what is a process means?

According to PMBOK guide, A process is a set of interrelated actions and activities performed to create a pre-specified product, service, or result. Each process is characterized by its inputs, the tools and techniques that can be applied, and the resulting outputs.

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Another way of classification of these processes is Knowledge areas. As per PMBOK Guide 5th edition there are 10 knowledge areas.
Those 10 knowledge areas are

  1. Project Integration Management
  2. Project Scope Management
  3. Project Cost Management
  4. Project Time Management
  5. Project Risk Management
  6. Project Quality Management
  7. Project HR Management
  8. Project Communication Management
  9. Project Procurement Management
  10. Project stakeholder management

Effective Project Management requires knowledge and skills from following 5 areas

  1. The Project Management Body of Knowledge (5 process groups and 10 knowledge areas)
  2. Application area knowledge, standards, and regulations
  3. Understanding the project environment factors and process assets
  4. General management knowledge and skills
  5. Interpersonal skills. There are 11 interpersonal skills defined in PMBOK guide 5th edition. Learning those is very important and might lead to 10-15 questions in the real pmp exam. .

PMBOK 5th Edition: Process Chart-


Process Groups

10 Knowledge Areas




Monitoring and Controlling


4. Project Integration Management 4.1 Develop Project Charter 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work 4.4 Monitor and Control Project Work4.5 Perform Integrated ChangeControl 4.6 Close Project or Phase
5. Project Scope Management 5.1 Plan Scope Management5.2 Collect Requirements5.3 Define Scope5.4 Create WBS 5.5 Validate Scope5.6 Control Scope
6. Project Time Management 6.1 Plan Schedule Management6.2 Define Activities6.3 Sequence Activities6.4 Estimate Activity Resources6.5 Estimate Activity Durations6.6 Develop Schedule 6.7 Control Schedule
7. Project Cost Management 7.1 Plan Cost Management7.2 Estimate Costs7.3 Determine Budget 7.4 Control Costs
8. Project Quality Management 8.1 Plan Quality Management 8.2 Perform Quality Assurance 8.3 Control Quality
9. Project Human Resource Management 9.1 Plan Human Resource Management 9.2 Acquire Project Team9.3 Develop Project Team9.4 Manage Project Team
10. Project Communications Management 10.1 Plan Communications Management 10.2 Manage Communications 10.3 Control Communications
11. Project Risk Management 11.1 Plan Risk Management11.2 Identify Risks11.3 Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis11.4 Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis11.5 Plan Risk Responses 11.6 Control Risks
12. Project Procurement Management 12.1 Plan Procurement Management 12.2 Conduct Procurements 12.3 Control Procurements 12.4 Close Procurements
13. Project Stakeholder Management 13.1 Identify  Stakeholders 13.2 Plan Stakeholder Management 13.3 Manage Stakeholder Engagement 13.4 Control  Stakeholder Engagement