Project management is structured by using both process groups and knowledge areas. Knowledge areas cover everything a project manager needs to know and are not directly associated with the work that is done beyond simply supplying the baseline knowledge to accomplish the work. Process groups, on the other hand, refer to what you need to do, and the steps you take on any project type and in any industry.
Project management knowledge areas include the core technical subject matter that is necessary to successfully manage projects. The 10 knowledge areas of project management are:
Project management process groups are the five main phases, or steps, necessary to complete any given project and they can be repeated multiple times throughout a project lifecycle. The 5 process groups of project management are:
Learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of the project to create public value.
Understand the core concepts of procurement along with the importance of identifying and managing risks related to procurement and contract management
Develop a critical understanding of managing operations and information systems within projects.