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What Are PMI’s Knowledge Areas? (#7 in the series PMI Project Life Cycle)
By Brian Denis Egan, B.Sc, M.Sc., M.B.A., PMP – Global Knowledge Course Director

PMI divides the management processes within each process group (column in the table above) into knowledge areas.

What are knowledge areas? They are areas of expertise or specialization. Every project needs to have skills and knowledge in each of these areas.

In the next figure, each row of the table represents a unique knowledge area.

PMI’s Knowledge Areas

PMI Knowledge Areas (click the above image to enlarge)

About the Author

Brian Denis Egan is CEO of a manufacturing company (Book Box Company) and a management consultant. He has written three professional development manuals and numerous white papers on aspects of management science. Since 2000, Brian has been a part-time instructor for Global Knowledge within the Management product line.

This article was originally published in Global Knowledge’s Business Brief e-newsletter. Global Knowledge delivers comprehensive hands-on project management, business process, and professional skills training. Visit our online Knowledge Center at for free white papers, webinars, and more.

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