What Is the Difference Between the Project Life Cycle and the Project Management Life Cycle?

The difference between the Project Life Cycle and the Project Management Life Cycle is the following:

  • The Project Life Cycle is standard for all projects, and consists of Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing.
  • A Project Management Life Cycle, on the other hand, consists of all the development phases that the project goes through from start to finish, such as (in case of a typical software project): Analyze, Architect, Code, Test, Release. The Project Management Life Cycle is not standard and may vary from one project to the other.

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