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In a relay race, the baton handoff from one runner to the next has a dual purpose. For the first runner, the handoff represents the end of his phase of the race. For the second runner, the handoff represents the beginning. The baton handoff is both a result and an input. In any project, there are many baton "handoffs" that must happen, making the whole project highly interactive. During this interactive experience--called a project--there are interrelated processes that must occur. These processes can be grouped into five Process Groups. The art of project management is to understand which processes are involved in which process group and how they are interdependent. In this course, learners will identify the five Process Groups--Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing--outlined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Learners will receive an overview of how the Process Groups work together, how the Process Groups and Knowledge Areas relate, and be introduced to the processes that occur within each process group. Learners will delve more deeply into the activities of the first process group--Initiating--to discover how a project is started. All of the concepts and information presented in this course reflect the PMBOK® Guide - Third Edition. By completing this course, learners will gain valuable and cutting-edge information about the field of project management. This course will assist in preparing the learner for the PMBOK® certification exam. This course is aligned with "A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK® Guide) - Third Edition, published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), Inc., 2004. Copyright and all rights reserved. Material from this publication has been reproduced with the permission of PMI®.

Learning Objectives
  • Overview of Project Management Processes
  • Recognize the benefits of understanding how the Process Groups relate to each other and to the Knowledge Areas.
  • Process Groups
  • Recognize the role that each Project Process Group plays in a project.
  • Match the common components of processes with correct definitions.
  • Identify correct statements about conditions under which Project Process Groups may be iterated throughout a project life cycle.
  • Process Group Interactions
  • Match the common components of processes with correct definitions.
  • Select the diagram that best exemplifies interactions among Process Groups.
  • Recognize the relationship between the five project management Process Groups and the Knowledge Areas.
  • Initiating Process Group
  • Recognize the benefits of completing the processes of the Initiating Process Group.
  • Overview of the Initiating Process Group
  • Identify the outputs of the processes of the Initiating Process Group.
  • Initiating Processes
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