10 Knowledge Areas of Project Management (PMBOK 6), With PPT and PDF

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The PMBOK(r), Guide – Seventh edition does not cover knowledge areas. Materials on Knowledge Areas are still available in the PMI web guidance, which members have access too, called Standards Plus.
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Knowledge Areas Definition
What are the knowledge areas in project management?
What are the Knowledge Areas in Project Management?
Knowledge Areas PDF & PPT
1. Integration Management
2. Scope Management
3. Schedule Management
4. Cost Management
5. Quality Management
6. Resource Management
7. Communications Management
8. Risk Management
9. Procurement Management
Books that are recommended for PMP and CAPM Prep
10. Management of Stakeholders
Mnemonic Knowledge Areas
Next steps

This article reviews and explains 10 Knowledge Areas of Project Management from the PMBOK (r) Guide — Sixth edition. Below is a PowerPoint presentation of the Knowledge Areas. You can also download a PDF.
Knowledge Areas Definition
What are ‘Knowledge Areas? Why are they so important?
PMI is the sixth edition of the PMBOK(r), Guide to Knowledge Areas. This glossary looks like this:
A project management area that is identified by its knowledge requirements. It is described in terms its components, practices, outputs, tools, or techniques.
Each Knowledge Area, which you might hear abbreviated as KA, is a group of concepts and processes that have a common goal. The RiskManagement Knowledge Area contains all the information you need to be successful in risk management.
What are the knowledge areas in project management?
According to the PMBOK (r) Guide Sixth Edition, there is 10. There are 10. According to the PMBOK(r) Guide — Sixth Edition, there are 10.
These topics are covered in detail in PMP(r), training such as that offered by iZenBridge.
What are the Knowledge Areas in Project Management?
These are the 10 Knowledge Areas of Project Management:
Integration Management
Scope Management
Schedule Management
Cost Management
Quality Management
Resource Management
Communications Management
Risk Management
Procurement Management
Stakeholder Management
There are 10 Knowledge Areas of Project Management. They appear in this order because there is some logic to how they relate to the project lifecycle. It is important to understand the scope of a project before planning the schedule. Before you can communicate with them, it is important to know the sources.
However, I don’t get why stakeholder management is last. It could be because it was added to the PMBOK(r), Guide — Fifth Edition and added at the end. It would make more sense if it was addressed earlier.
However, if you’re taking the PMP(r), you’ll need to memorize the Knowledge Areas. Make sure you know the order in which they are presented. The order is shown in the table above. You don’t have them all in the same order.
Knowledge Areas PDF & PPT
This Slideshare PowerPoint deck gives you a quick overview of each of the project management Knowledge Areas.
10 Project Management Knowledge Areas by Elizabeth Harrin FAPM. You can also download a PDF copy of this presentation from my project management resource library.
Let’s take a closer look at each one.
1. Integration Management
Project Integration Management is the most difficult KA to grasp because it feels so vague.
This Knowledge Area aims to make it clear that all aspects of project management overlap and must be managed as a whole.
This means that you cannot ‘do’ schedule administration and ignore the potential impacts on people, risk and communications. This is where you need to manage interdependence

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