An Introduction to PMI's Project Life Cycle

An Introduction to PMI's Project Life Cycle

This paper provides a review of the steps and stages associated with project management according to the Project Management Institute® (PMI). It is a primer for anyone new to the Project Management Body of Knowledge® (PMBOK®) and who is preparing to take the PMP exam.

In order to understand how the Project Management Institute (PMI) recommends that projects be run it is necessary to understand the project management life cycle. The project management life cycle is the framework around which project management activities are structured. It is a key concept in formal project management according to PMI.

In this paper the structure and function of the project management life cycle is introduced along with a number of related terms that are commonly confused.


Brian Denis Egan CEO, Book Box Company Brian Egan is CEO of a manufacturing company (Book Box Company) and a management consultant. He has written three professional development manuals and several white papers on aspects of management science. Since 2000, Brian has been a part-time instructor for Global Knowledge within the Management product lines.
Global Knowledge
10 Oct 2006
01 Oct 2006
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