5th Edition PMBOK® Guide—Chapter 9: Process 9.1 Plan Human Resource Management


1.  Introduction The first out of four human resource-related processes is a planning process, and it is used to develop the Human Resource Management Plan. 2.  Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs The output of this process is the Human Resource Management Plan, of course.  The inputs come from other parts of the Project Management […]

5th Edition PMBOK® Guide—Chapter 8: Human Resources Management Knowledge Area


1.  Introduction The next chapter, chapter 9, covers  Human Resources Management, that is, management of the people who are working on the project and the factors that influence them. 2.  Human Resources Management Processes There are four project management processes in the Human Resources Management Knowledge Area.  One of them is in the Planning Process […]

5th Edition PMBOK Guide–Chapter 8: Control Charts


  1.  Introduction–Control Limits vs. Specification Limits The control chart is an important tool of quality control.   The PMBOK Guide definition is “A graphic display of process data over time and against established control limits, which has a centerline that assists in detecting a trend of plotted values toward either control limit.” The definition […]

5th Edition PMBOK Guide–Chapter 8: Quality Control


The quality of a deliverable is measured against the technical requirements obtained from the customers or sponsors of the project.    Process 8.3 Perform Quality Control is a process in the monitoring and controlling process group.    The monitoring part consists of sampling and inspecting the deliverables to see if the company can verify  the quality.   The controlling part comes if […]

5th Edition PMBOK® Guide–Chapter 8: Process 8.3 Perform Quality Control


This post gives an overview of the third of the three processes in the Quality Management Knowledge Area, namely process 8.3 Perform Quality Control, by listing the inputs, tools & techniques, and the outputs of the process.   Perform Quality Control belongs to the Monitoring & Controlling Process Group, and focuses on the product or deliverables, […]

5th Edition PMBOK Guide–Chapter 8: Matrix Diagrams


1.  Introduction The last of the seven quality management tools that may be used in conjunction with process 8.2 Perform Quality Assurance is that of matrix diagrams. The matrix diagram is used to show relationships between a single set of factors or between 2 or more sets of factors. It differs from the prioritization matrix in that the prioritization matrix […]

5th Edition PMBOK® Guide–Chapter 8: Activity Network Diagram


1.  Introduction This is the sixth in the series of posts on 7 different quality management tools that can be used in conjunction with process 8.2 Perform Quality Assurance.   This last tool is that of activity network diagrams.   In connection with project management, they are mostly associated with project scheduling. If you are asked:  how […]

5th Edition PMBOK® Guide–Chapter 8: Prioritization Matrices


1.  Introduction There are seven quality management tools listed by the 5th Edition PMBOK® Guide as being tools & techniques of the process 8.2 Perform Quality Assurance.    The 5th tool out of these 7 tools is listed as prioritization matrices, which aids the decision-making process by helping prioritize or rank various alternatives for implementation. The prioritization matrix is also […]

5th Edition PMBOK® Guide—Chapter 8: Tree Diagrams


1.  Introduction There are seven quality management tools listed under the tools & techniques for process 8.2 Perform Quality Assurance.   This post is on the 4th out of the 7 tools listed, Tree Diagrams. A tree diagram, also known as a systematic diagram, can be used to represent decomposition hierarchies such as the Work Breakdown Structure. […]

5th Edition PMBOK® Guide—Chapter 8: Interrelationship Digraphs


There are seven quality management tools that are listed among the main tools & techniques for Process 8.2 Perform Quality Assurance.    This posts covers the third out of seven tools, Interrelationship Digraphs.   The word “Digraphs” refers to the linking of various pairs of ideas. The Relations Diagram, also known as an Interrelationship Diagram (or […]