|What:||Establishing and using a designed, common structure to enhance project oversight.|
|When:||Set in project initiation and used throughout planning and execution.|
|Results:||Enhanced project control and coordination with related projects.|
Even small, informal projects will have a few key milestone events to mark the flow of work that represents a simple life cycle. The Project Management Institute's PMBOK® process groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing) can be thought of as an informal, high-level life cycle, as Figure 57.1 shows.
Larger, more complex projects generally will benefit ...