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Things to Consider During Project Planning

April 6, 2011

In the planning phase of a project we should consider each of the 5 process groups as well as the 9 knowledge areas as defined by PMBOK®:

Process Groups

  1. Initiating
  2. Planning
  3. Executing
  4. Monitoring and Controlling
  5. Closing

Knowledge Areas

  1. Project Integration Management
  2. Project Scope Management
  3. Project Time Management
  4. Project Cost Management
  5. Project Quality Management
  6. Project Human Resource Management
  7. Project Communications Management
  8. Project Risk Management
  9. Project Procurement Management

Project Management Know How offers a white paper that reviews many of the items that should be considered when planning a project.

Additional Resources

Project Planning: A Quick Guide from Project Smart

More About Project Planning

* “PMI”, “PMBOK”, “CAPM” and “PMP” are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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