PMBOK Knowledge Areas

Project Integration Management
I Includes the processes required to ensure that the various elements of the project are properly coordinated. It involves making tradeoffs among competing objectives and alternatives in order to meet or exceed stakeholder needs and expectations.

Project Scope Management
Includes the processes required to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully [1]. It is primarily concerned with defining and controlling what is or is not included in the project.

Project Time Management
Includes the processes required to ensure timely completion of the project.

Project Cost Management
Includes the processes required to ensure that the project is completed within the approved budget.

Project Quality Management
Includes the processes required to ensure that the project will satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken. It includes “all activities of the overall management function that determine the quality policy, objectives, and responsibilities and implements them by means such as quality planning, quality control, quality assurance, and quality improvement, within the quality system”.

Project Human Resource Management
Includes the processes required to make the most effective use of the people involved with the project.

Project Communications Management
Includes the processes required to ensure timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage, and ultimate disposition of project information. It provides the critical links among people, ideas, and information that are necessary for success. Everyone involved in the project must be prepared to send and receive communications in the project “language” and must understand how the communications they are involved in as individuals affect the project as a whole.

Project Risk Management
Includes the processes concerned with identifying, analyzing, and responding to project risk. It includes maximizing the results of positive events and minimizing the consequences of adverse events.

Project Procurement Management
Includes the processes required to acquire goods and services from outside the performing organization.