For this assessment, imagine your employer asks you to speak on how you are using the Knowledge Areas and Process Groups defined in the PMBOK® Guide during the execution of the project you selected in Assessment 1. You must create a PowerPoint showing how the Knowledge Areas and Process Groups are related during project implementation.
Originally used by the U.S. military, project management has been adopted by many companies over the past several decades. Today, companies worldwide employ dedicated project managers. It is a field that is quickly growing in many aspects of business and IT.
In today’s fast-changing and highly competitive environment, many companies are looking to project management to provide a structured and organized approach to managing projects through a well-planned and coordinated process. To begin to understand what is involved in developing this process, one needs to understand the components of project management, including methodologies, tools, techniques, and strategies. These include:
Project management life cycles.
Waterfall (traditional project management).
Agile project management.
PMI Knowledge Areas (10).
PMI Process Groups (5).
As a project manager (PM), your main duty is to develop, manage, and organize projects. This can be an overwhelming task if you are not prepared. A PM must understand the needs, goals, wants, and anticipated outcomes of a project. By developing a detailed and comprehensive project management plan, the PM can successfully deliver the products, services, or results on time and within budget to meet stakeholder requirements (scope) (Weaver, 2007).
Weaver, P. (2007). The origins of modern project management. Presented at the Fourth Annual PMI College of Scheduling Conference: CPM Turns 50: A Celebration. Vancouver, British Columbia.
Create a 5 slide PowerPoint in which you:
Identify the Inputs, Outputs, Tools, and Techniques of each of the Knowledge Areas and Process Groups.
Describe the relationship between Knowledge Areas and Process Groups.
Include detailed speaker’s notes for each slide.
Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
Number of resources: Cite at least three current scholarly or professional resources.
Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12-point font.
Submission: Submit your 5 slide PowerPoint with detailed notes.