The 47 Project Management Processes are building blocks of the PMBOK® Guide’s framework for managing projects. Project Management Process Groups is in fact one way of logically grouping these processes. This categorization is fundamentally based on nature of work that is supposed to be done in a project or a phase of a project, and its flow from start to end in an organized manner.
What do we mean by Project Management Processes? What are they made up of? What are its different types and categories? How they relate to Project Management Process Groups and Project Management Knowledge Areas?
Project Management Processes Flow in Initiating Process Group and Planning Process Group as in the PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition. Diagram ~ Flowchart
Initiating Process Group is one of the five Project Management Process Groups. Its basic purpose is brings a project or its phase to existence by defining its basic characteristics, and getting formal authorization from concerned authorities to start it.