PMM Overview

According to the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® fifth edition), “Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements.”

The State of Michigan Project Management Methodology (PMM) provides guidance to promote the on-time, on-budget delivery of projects that meet or exceed customer expectations. The PMM is consistent with industry standard best practices and relies on the PMBOK as its authoritative source. The PMM is a key component of the State Unified Information Technology Environment (SUITE).

Consistent use of the industry standard best practices and repeatable processes in the PMM significantly increases the likelihood of successful project completion. Best practices are considered best practices because they predictably deliver the results that customers expect. Key components of this predictability are a best practices library, lessons learned, easy access to PMM documentation, and co-location of project management staff. An additional benefit of using a standard PMM is the increased mobility of project managers across organizational units.


Project lifecycle phases include:

1. Initiation
2. Planning
3. Execution
4. Monitoring and Control
5. Closeout


Project management knowledge areas include:

1. Scope Management
2. Time Management
3. Quality Management
4. Risk Management
5. Communication Management
6. Procurement Management
7. Cost Management
8. Human Resource Management
9. Integration Management
10. Stakeholder Management