To better understand the relationship between processes, actions, and results, match the PMBOK Guide areas to examples of project manager actions and results.
1. Review Michael Greer's "20 Key Project Manager Actions and Results." This article summarizes the actions that are required within each process, and the results that each action should produce.
2. On paper, trace Greer's 20 actions and results to the nine knowledge areas using the Project Management Processes as your template.
3. Decompose each process group, as depicted in the Guide down to its lowest activity.
4. Recommendation: Use a spreadsheet to do this exercise.
The PMBOK recognizes 42 processes that fall into five basic process groups and nine knowledge areas that are typical of almost all projects.
The five process groups are:
4. Monitoring and Controlling
Greer has already clearly aligned to these based on how he broken out the actions and results.
The expert examines correlate actions and results with project management processes.