Project Management Knowledge and Skills

April 20, 2016

Project management is a methodical approach to planning and guiding project processes from start to finish. It is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements. Project Management Institute (PMI) defines a project as a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique, product, service or result.

Project management is realized through logically grouped process stages namely Performance Domains. In each domain, there are Knowledge and Skills required to achieve successful implementation.

As we know, success or failure of the project is also related to knowledge and skills of the practitioner managing the project. Project practitioners identified these knowledge and skills as essential for their work. However, some of the knowledge and skills are specific to the phase the project is in and some of them are required throughout the project lifecycle.

Regardless of the project management methodology selected for the project, knowledge and skills are applicable to all managers, managing a project or an operations team.

Therefore, PMI has expanded the PMP (Project Management Professional) examination content to include knowledge and skills that are used to perform project management tasks and to complement the core project management domains.

The list is published as part of the PMP examination content outline and identifies knowledge and skills primarily require for each domain (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling and Closing) and also identifies knowledge and skills require throughout the project, which also called cross-cutting knowledge and skills.

This book has been written to reflect the latest changes to the PMP Exam Content Outline. In addition, we ensure that our content is in line with the latest edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)® Guide Fifth Edition and PMI’s reference material for the project management.

Good luck in managing your projects successfully!


Written By Christine Aykac

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