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Passing the PMP® Exam: How to Take It and Pass It by Ph.D., - PMP Rudd McGary,

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Chapter Two. Initiation and Planning

The entire project management process can be divided up into five different phases: Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control, and Closing. The diagram shows that the different phases come at specific parts of the project. However, in reality there are many overlaps between the phases, and seldom do you see one phase completely finished before the next begins. For the purpose of studying for the exam, we will combine Initiation and Planning. Later we will look at the Planning and Execution phases together, the Execution and Control phases, and finally the Control and Closing phase.

Initiation and Planning

Initiation and Planning occur ...

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