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What Are PMI’s Process Groups? (#6 in the series PMI Project Life Cycle)
By Brian Denis Egan, B.Sc, M.Sc., M.B.A., PMP – Global Knowledge Course Director

PMI uses the term “process groups” to refer to stages in the project life cycle, which appear as the columns in the below figure. Each column is therefore referred to as a ‘process group’. Each stage of the project life cycle is referred to as a process group rather than a stage or step in the life cycle.

PMI Project Management Processes

PMI Project Management Processes (click 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 www.globalknowledge.com/business for free white papers, webinars, and more.

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