This section of the PMKI focuses on the core project and
program management skills needed to support the efficient
delivery of the objectives of the project or program.
Subjects within this section are organized to align with the
traditional subdivisions of project management processes.
This subject covers the work undertaken to develop the
concept of a project or program to the point where it
can be formally initiated and the project charter
This subject covers the work undertaken by the
project/program manager to manage the planning,
execution, monitoring and control of work of a project
or program in a coordinated way from initiation to
This subject covers the work required to ensure the
project/program includes all of the work needed, and
only the work needed, to achieve its objectives and that
the work is successfully delivered to the client.
This subject covered in the Project Controls &
Scheduling section of the PMKI.
This subject covers the processes involved in planning,
estimating, budgeting, financing, funding, managing and
controlling costs so the project can be completed within
the approved budget. Earned Value Management is a key
technique: See more on EVM.
This subject covers the processes needed to plan,
collect, create, distribute, store, and ultimately
archive or dispose of project information in a timely
and appropriate manner.
This subject covers the processes involved in the
identification and management of risk within a project
or program to achieve and maintain a risk profile
acceptable to the key stakeholders.
This subject covers the processes involved in acquiring
goods and services from outside of the performing
organizations, including the art of negotiation and an
overview of contract law.