PMP Executing Process Group


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PMP Executing Process Group

“The Executing Process Group consists of those processes performed to complete the work defined in the project management plan to satisfy the project specifications.” – A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) Fifth Edition

The executing process group has 8 processes:

  • Direct & Manage Project Work (Integration Knowledge Area)
  • Perform Quality Assurance (Quality Knowledge Area)
  • Acquire Project Team (Human Resources Knowledge Area)
  • Develop Project Team (Human Resources Knowledge Area)
  • Manage Project Team (Human Resources Knowledge Area)
  • Manage Communications (Communications Knowledge Area)
  • Conduct Procurements (Procurement Knowledge Area)
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement (Stakeholder Knowledge Area)

To learn an easy way to remember all of the 47 process to create a table check out this article.

Executing Phase Tasks

In January 11th 2016 the PMI added tasks 6 and 7 to the list of expected tasks in the Executing phase. You can read the impact of these tasks additions here.

Task Detail Task Purpose
Task 1 Acquire and manage project resources by following procurement and human resources plans. Help meet project requirements.
Task 2 Manage task execution based on project management plan by leading and developing the project team in order to achieve project deliverables. Hep achieve project deliverables.
Task 3 Implement the quality management plan to ensure work is performed in accordance with required quality standards. Ensure that work is performed in accordance with required quality standards.
Task 4 Implement approved changes and corrective actions by following change management plan. Help meet project requirements.
Task 5 Implement approved actions by following risk management plan in order to minimize the impact of the risks and take advantage of opportunities on the project. Minimize the impact of the risks and take advantage of opportunities on the project.
Task 6 Manage the flow of information by following the communication plan to keep stakeholders engaged and informed. Help keep stakeholders engaged and informed.
Task 7 Maintain stakeholder relationships to receive continued support and manage expectations. Ensure the project receives continued support and expectations are managed.

Executing Project Tasks

Executing Phase Study Check List

While I was studying for the PMP exam I kept a list of terms and definitions on the Executing phase for studying purposes. I turned this list into a study list to test myself by domain same as the exam is structured.

This is my own personal list and not a definitive list. If you have suggested or additions for the list please provide them in the comments section and I will update the list accordingly.

Knowledge Area Do You Understand….
Integration Management Purpose & Objective Direct & Mange Work Process
Integration Management What is the definition of a Defect
Integration Management What are deliverables
Integration Management What is Work Performance Data
Integration Management What are inputs and outputs of Direct and Manage Process
Quality Management Purpose & Objective Perform Quality Assurance Process
Quality Management Define the purpose of Quality Assurance
Quality Management What is a Quality Audit?
Quality Management Who created Plan-Do-Check-Act?
Quality Management What is Kaizen?
Quality Management What is just-in-time?
HR Management Purpose & Objective Acquire Project Team Process
HR Management Purpose & Objective Develop Project Team Process
HR Management Purpose & Objective Manage Project Team Process
HR Management When would you use preassignment?
HR Management Describe a virtual team
HR Management What is the difference between Resource Calendars vs Resource Histograms
HR Management Define French & Raven 5 Kinds of Power
HR Management Explain following interpersonal skills Leadership, Team Building, Motivation, Communication, Influencing, Political & Cultural Awareness, Decision Making, Negotiation, Trust Building, Coaching, Conflict Management
HR Management What are Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
HR Management What is difference between McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y
HR Management Who created the Hygiene theory and what is it?
HR Management What are the 3 factors on McClelland’s Motivational Needs?
HR Management What roles under mind the Project Management implementation?
HR Management What are the 5 stages of Team Development
HR Management What are the 6 ways to resolve conflicts?
HR Management What is the most common conflicts?
HR Management Why are unresolved issues a major source of conflicts?
HR Management What is purpose of ground rules?
HR Management What are the categories of cultures managers should master?
HR Management What is a war room?
Communications Management Purpose & Objective Manage Communications Process
Communications Management What is the purpose of Managing Communications Process?
Communications Management Work Performance Data gets turned into?
Communications Management Calculate Communication Channels
Communications Management Difference between Non-Verbal vs Par lingual vs Feedback
Procurement Management Purpose & Objective Conduct Procurements Process
Procurement Management What is an Information Management System?
Procurement Management What is an cost0-reimeburasable type contract?
Procurement Management Who attends a bidder conference and when is it held?
Procurement Management What is the purpose of Conduct Procurement Process?
Procurement Management Difference between Plan and Conduct Procurements?
Procurement Management Why would you use independent estimates?
Procurement Management What are the outputs of Conduct Procurements?
Procurement Management Define Procurement Documents?
Procurement Management Define a win-win situation?
Procurement Management What is an ideal situation for every contract?
Stakeholder Management Purpose & Objective Manage Stakeholder Engagement Process
Stakeholder Management What is the purpose of Manage Stakeholder Engagement?
Stakeholder Management Who leads negotiations?

If you have suggestions for the list please comment below and I will add them if appropriate.

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