PMBOK Factoid: The Number 13 & Project Integration Management

Today it’s just not working.

The blogging barrel is full of half-grown or bad ideas.

I don’t know whether it’s the 13th or the Ides of March or just the amount of work I have piled up at work and at home.

It could just be writer’s block.

What I have for you today is the tried and true.  I present you a factoid from the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK.

PMBOK Factoid:
There are 13 processes outside of the Project Integration Management Knowledge Area that feed change requests into 4.5 Perform Integrated Change Control.

Some of them are performed with the help of the project team, others are done behind the scenes with other parts of the organization.  The processes are:

5.4 Verify Scope: The process of formalizing acceptance of the completed project deliverables

5.5 Control Scope: The process of monitoring the status of the project and product scope and managing changes to the scope baseline.

6.6 Control Schedule: The process of monitoring the status of the project to update project progress and manage changes to the schedule baseline.

7.3 Control Costs: The process of monitoring the status of the project to update the project budget and managing changes to the cost baseline.

8.2 Perform Quality Assurance: The process of auditing the quality requirements and the results from quality control measurements to ensure appropriate quality standards and operational definitions are met.

8.3 Perform Quality Control: The process of monitoring and recording results of executing the quality activities to assess performance and recommend necessary changes.

9.4 Manage Project Team: The process of tracking team member performance, providing feedback, resolving issues, and managing changes to optimize project performance.

10.4 Manage Stakeholder Expectations: The process of communicating and working with stakeholders to meet their needs and addressing issues as they occur.

10.5 Report Performance: The process of collecting and distributing performance information, including status reports, progress measurements, and forecasts.

11.6 Monitor & Control Risks: The process of implementing risk response plans, tracking identified risks, monitoring residual risks, identifying new risks and evaluating risk process effectiveness throughout the project.

12.1 Plan Procurements: The process of documenting project purchasing decisions, specifying the approach and identifying potential sellers.

12.2 Conduct Procurements: The process of obtaining seller responses, selecting a seller and awarding a contract.

12.3 Administer Procurements: The process of managing procurement relationships, monitoring contract performance, and making changes and corrections as needed.

For those of you who follow me on Twitter, I tweet every weekday on the Project Management Body of Knowledge, otherwise known as the PMBOK and on The Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decisionmaking. If you are interested in more of the same, but in 140-character chunks, follow me on Twitter, my id is jgodfrey.


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