PM101 -- Five Project Management Process Groups

The course is divided into seven major parts, including the Program Introduction and Wrap Up, plus a section dedicated to each of the five Project Management process groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling and Closing.

The five project management process groups The genesis of a project starts with an idea

As we indicated earlier (under ) the problem starts with the labeling of the five project management process groups, a problem that first surfaced in the 1996 version of the Guide. The groups in question are designated in order as , and . Monitoring and controlling project activities is a perfectly legitimate repetitive management activity no different from that of operational management.


Five Project Management Process Groups

The Five Project Management Process Groups

Category two relates to candidates who hold a high school diploma or equivalent secondary school credential and a minimum of 36 contact hours of project management education. As far as experience goes, a minimum of 7,500 hours of Project Management experience covering the five project management process groups along with at least 60 months of non overlapping, unique months of project management experience with the 8 year period prior to the application.


The five Project Management Process Groups is a breakdown of typical project management lifecycle. It describes and organizes the project from the start to the end of the project. By breaking down the activities into a group of processes, it makes a seemingly huge project more manageable and easier to handle.