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The Project Management Tool Kit, 3rd Edition by Tom Kendrick

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GENERAL PROCESS

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Project Life Cycle

  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.

Define Life Cycle Requirements

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.

Figure 57.1. PMBOK® process groups.

Larger, more complex projects generally will benefit ...

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