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Process Groups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Process Groups

The process groups are linked by the results they produce - the result or outcome of one becomes an input to the other. Although the above diagram is drawn with discrete processes in an actual project there will be many overlaps.

Project management processes can be organized into five groups of one or more processes each:

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Overlap of Process Groups in a Phase

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Initiating processes - recognizing that a project or phase should begin and committing to do so Planning processes - devising and maintaining a workable scheme to accomplish the business need that the project was undertaken to address Controlling processes - ensuring that project objectives are met by monitoring and measuring progress and taking corrective action Executing processes - coordinating people and other resourcesto carry out the plan Closing processes - formalizing acceptance of the project or phase and bring it to an orderly end Although this diagram is drawn with discrete processes, in an actual project there will be many overlaps not only between processes but also between phases.