D01 – Introduction to Project Management Processes

D01---process-interactionsModule D01 of our 35 hour online PMP training course looks in more depth at the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK Guide and how it uses project management processes and process groups.

The aim of the module is to give the student a breakdown of these processes and process groups which will increase their skills in how to define the management of a project.

Within the PMBOK Guide are 47 separate processes which could be required during the management of a project. It is broken down into different chapters, each of which represents a different knowledge area of project management. These include integration, scope, time and cost.

Each knowledge area defines several processes relating to that specific aspect of project management. These in turn also fit into one of five process groups. These are a collection of processes which share some commonalities, particularly in how they relate to the whole project lifecycle.

Off Peak Training’s Christopher Talmont, PMP Director of Program Management, goes through the steps required to understand these processes, how they interact with each other and how they connect to other process groups.

In section two of the module he comments on these relationships: “These relationships can be better understood by examining the details of the process, the inputs, the tools and techniques and the outputs.”

He explains that processes can have perceived relationships when they share common inputs, outputs or when the output from one process becomes the input of another. The online module also includes a handy guide map to visually demonstrate how the processes interact.


There is also an easy to visualize diagram of how the PMP Exam breaks up time spent on each of the process groups which depicts the color groupings used by Off Peak Training so students can easily recognize which process belongs to which group.

The module also breaks down the many complex interactions each individual processes within each group can have with each other into basic relationships:

* Initiating – all projects and project phases begin with this.

*Planning – this helps drive project execution.

*Executing – this is the phase which leads to refinements and additions and can feed back into Planning.

*Monitoring & Controlling – this is the overseeing phase of both Planning and Executing.

*Closing – as it says, the period in which all tasks and requirements are concluded.

The module concludes with an explanation of the differences between phases versus process groups, ensuring that anyone studying for the PMP Exam has the best understanding of the PMBOK and how it operates.

Off Peak Training offers a wide range of flexible delivery methods, including on-site training, weekday and weekend training, as well as a full suite of web based, self-paced training.

Our course helps professionals acquire and strengthen technical skills and expertise necessary to prepare students for their exams. It includes:

* 35 hours of project management training to ready you for the PMP exam

* Presentation videos, quizzes and interactive lessons

* Colorful course materials to make learning the 47 project management process easy and logical

* 3 full mock exams to ensure the student is fully prepared for the real one

* Unlimited 24/7 access to Off Peak Training online

* A flexible method of both learning and of payment

It costs $29 per month and can be paid for as and when you choose to study. There is no huge up-front cost to register for the whole 35 hours at once, you can pay monthly as and when it is convenient and cancel at any time.


Further Reading

A Reintroduction to PMP Learning

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