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6. Project Cost Management

This Chapter covers the 4 processes related to Project Cost Management. 3 of these processes are concentrated in the Planning Process group while the other one is part of Monitoring and Controlling process group. Developing a Cost Management Plan, estimating activity cost estimates, determining project budget and controlling changes to cost baseline are some of the goals of this knowledge area.
SECTION 7.0
INTRODUCTION
This section provides an introduction about the project cost management knowledge area and also defines the 4 processes within.
SECTION 7.1
PLAN COST MANAGEMENT
This section provides details about the inputs, tools and technqiues needed to come up with a cost management plan and details its contents.
SECTION 7.2
ESTIMATE COSTS
This section details the process of coming up with the activity cost estimates alongwith discussing about the needed inputs, tools and techniques
SECTION 7.3
DETERMINE BUDGET
This section details the process of coming up with the project budget and also the cost baseline from the activity cost estimates.
SECTION 7.4
CONTROL COSTS
This section details the process of ensuring the integrity to the cost baseline and that changes are handled in a controlled manner.