Projects vary in both their size and complexity. But, regardless of the size or complexity of a project, all projects follow very similar life-cycle structures.
• Starting the project (initiating phase)
• Organizing and preparing (planning phase)
• Carrying out the project work (executing phase)
• Closing the project (closing phase)
Project phases are an element of a project’s life cycle. PMI describes processes that align with the project life-cycle phases. Monitoring and controlling processes occur at every phase of a project. Figure 37-2 describes the relationship between the phases and processes.
Figure 37-2 Project ...