Project Management Knowledge Areas

There are 10 Knowledge Areas of Project Management, as defined in the PMBOK Guide, Fifth Edition.

  1. Integration Management
  2. Scope Management
  3. Time Management
  4. Cost Management
  5. Quality Management
  6. Human Resource Management
  7. Communications Management
  8. Risk Management
  9. Procurement Management
  10. Stakeholder Management

You can remember them in order, if you can remember the following phrase – the first letter of each word reminds you of a knowledge area.

I Saw The Car Quickly Hit Carol’s Rear Plate.

Each of these knowledge areas has multiple processes, divided into the 5 process groups.

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