PMP Processes Definitions

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1. Develop Project Charter

Process of developing a document that formally authorizes a project or a phase and documenting initial requirements that satisfy the stakeholders needs and expectations.

2. Identify Stakeholders

Process of identifying all people or organization impacted by the project, and documenting relevant information regarding their interests, involvement, and impact on project success.

3. Develop Project Management Plan

Process of documenting the actions necessary to define, prepare, integrate, and coordinate all subsidiary plans.

4. Collect Requirements

Process of defining and documenting stakeholders' needs to meet the project objectives.

5. Define Scope

Process of developing a detailed description of the project and product.

6. Create WBS

Process of subdividing project deliverables and project work into smaller, more manageable components.

7. Define Activities

Process of identifying the specific actions to be performed to produce the project deliverables.

8. Sequence Activities

Process of identifying and documenting relationships among the project activities.

9. Estimate Activity Resources

Process of estimating the type and quantities of material, people, equipment, or supplies required to perform each activity.

10. Estimate Activity Durations

Process of approximating the number of work periods needed to complete individual activities with estimated resources.

11. Develop Schedule

Process of analyzing activity sequences, durations, resource requirements, and schedule constraints to create the project schedule.

12. Estimate Costs

Process of developing an approximation of the monetary resources needed to complete project activities.

13. Determine Budget

Process of aggregating the estimated costs of individual activities or work packages to establish the authorized cost baseline.

14. Plan Quality

Process of identifying quality requirements and/or standards for the project and product, and documenting how the project will demonstrate compliance.

15. Develop Human Resources Plan

Process of identifying and documenting project roles, responsibilities, and required skills, reporting relationships, and creating a staffing management plan.

16. Plan Communications

Process of determining project stakeholders information needs and defining a communications approach.

17. Plan Risk Management

Process of defining how to conduct risk management activities for a project.

18. Identify Risks

Process of determining which risks may affect the project and documenting their characteristics.

19. Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis

Process of prioritizing risks for further analysis or action by assessing and combining their probability of occurrence and impact.

20. Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis

Process of numerically analyzing the effect of identified risks on overall project objectives.

21. Plan Risk Responses

Process of developing options and actions to enhance opportunities and to reduce threats to project objectives.

22. Plan Procurements

Process of documenting project purchasing decisions, specifying the approach, and identifying potential sellers.

23. Direct and Manage Project Execution

Process of performing the work defined in the project management plan to achieve the project's objectives.

24. Perform Quality Assurance

Process of auditing the quality requirements and the results from quality control measurements to ensure appropriate quality standards and operational definitions are used.

25. Acquire Project Team

Process of confirming human resource availability and obtaining the team necessary to complete project assignments.

26. Develop Project Team

Process of improving the competencies, team interaction, and the overall team environment to enhance project performance.

27. Manage Project Team

Process of tracking team member performance, providing feedback, resolving issues, and managing change to optimize project performance.

28. Distribute Information

Process of making relevant information available to project stakeholders as planned.

29. Manage Stakeholder Expectations

Process of communicating and working with stakeholders to meet their needs and addressing issues as they occur.

30. Conduct Procurements

Process of obtaining seller responses, selecting a seller, and awarding a contract.

31. Monitor and Control Project Work

Process of tracking, reviewing, and regulating the progress to meet the performance objectives defined in the project management plan.

32. Perform Integrated Change Control

Process of reviewing all change requests, approving changes, and managing changes to the deliverables, organizational process assets, project documents, and the project management plan.

33. Verify Scope

Process of formalizing acceptance of the completed project deliverables.

34. Control Scope

Process of monitoring the status of the project and product scope and managing changes to the scope baseline.

35. Control Schedule

Process of monitoring the status of the project to update project progress and managing changes to schedule baseline.

36. Control Costs

Process of monitoring the status of the project to update the project budget and managing changes to the cost baseline.

37. Perform Quality Control

Process of monitoring and recording results of executing the quality activities to assess performance and recommend necessary changes.

38. Report Performance

Process of collecting and distributing performance information including status reports, progress measurement, and forecasts.

39. Monitor and Control Risks

Process of implementing risk response plans, tracking identified risks, monitoring residual risks, identifying new risks, and evaluating risk processes effectiveness throughout the project.

40. Administer Procurements

Process of managing procurement relationships, monitoring contract performance, and making changes and corrections needed.

41. Close Project or Phase

Process of finalizing all activities across all of the management Process Groups to formally complete the project or phase.

42. Close Procurements

Process of completing each project procurement.

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