PMBOK Project Management

Project Lifecycle Services can develop and implement your project using APM - PMBOK.

Our primary objective is to provide exceptional service and value for money.


What is APM - PMBOK?

Association for Project Management Project Management Body of Knowledge

The Association for Project Management (APM) is the largest professional body in Europe dedicated to project and programme management. It offers a series of highly respected qualifications for project management professionals.

At the higher levels these qualifications provide recognition for those with extensive project management experience but the first two levels are very relevant to those embarking on a project management career.

The Association for Project Management (APM) is the professional body for project managers in the UK.

There are 17,500 individual members and 500 corporate members. It can help those pursuing a project management career in a variety of ways:

  • Providing a network for project managers in different organisations and project roles to share experiences and ideas
  • Representing and promoting the interests of project management as a profession
  • Helping you obtain and develop best practice skill sets
  • Validating your knowledge and experience against recognised benchmarks

The PMBOK Guide is process-based, meaning it describes work as being accomplished by processes. This approach is consistent with other management standards such as ISO 9000 and the Software Engineering Institute's CMMI. Processes overlap and interact throughout a project or its various phases. Processes are described in terms of:

  • Inputs (documents, plans, designs, etc.)
  • Tools and Techniques (mechanisms applied to inputs)
  • Outputs (documents, products, etc.)

The Guide recognises 42 processes that fall into five basic process groups and nine knowledge areas that are typical of almost all projects.

The five process groups are:

  1. Initiating
  2. Planning
  3. Executing
  4. Monitoring and Controlling
  5. Closing

The nine knowledge areas are:

  1. Project Integration Management
  2. Project Scope Management
  3. Project Time Management
  4. Project Cost Management
  5. Project Quality Management
  6. Project Human Resource Management
  7. Project Communications Management
  8. Project Risk Management
  9. Project Procurement Management

Each of the nine knowledge areas contains the processes that need to be accomplished within its discipline in order to achieve an effective project management program. Each of these processes also falls into one of the five basic process groups, creating a matrix structure such that every process can be related to one knowledge area and one process group.

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