A guide to the project management body of knowledge

The Fifth Edition was released in What is a project management? Each of these processes also falls into one of the five process groups, creating a matrix structure such that every process can be related to one knowledge area and one process group.

The Fourth edition was published in In contrast, because of the unique nature of projects, there may be uncertainties about the products, services, or results that the project creates. Temporary does not necessarily mean short in duration. For example, a projects ti build a national monument will create a result expected to last centuries.

The temporary nuture of projects indicates a definite beginning and end. A standard is formal document that describes established norms, methods, processes, and practices.

Leach[5] as opposed to critical path method adherents. Examples of projects include, but not limited to: One thrust of critique has come from the critical chain developers and followers e.

For example, office buildings are constracted with the same or similar materials or by the same team, but each location is unique — with a different design, different circumstances, different contractors, and so on.

Those processes performed to finalize all activities across all Process Groups to formally close the project or phase. Purpose The increasing acceptance of project management indicates that the application of appropriate knowledge, processes, skills, tools, and techniques can have a significant impact on project success.

A product that can be either a component of another item or an end item in itself A capability to perform a service e. Inputs documents, plans, designs, etc. Chapter 3 is the standard for project management.

Extensions[ edit ] While the PMBOK Guide is meant to offer a general guide to manage most projects most of the time, there are currently three official extensions: Although repetitive elements may be present in some project deliverables, this repetition does not change the fundamental uniqueness of the project work.

They expand on the information in the standard by describing the inputs and outputs as well as tools and techniques used in managing projects.

It also describes the project management life cycle and its related processes, as well as the project life cycle. Those processes performed to complete the work defined in the project management plan to satisfy the project specifications Monitoring and Controlling: Each of the ten knowledge areas contains the processes that need to be accomplished within its discipline in order to achieve effective project management.

Tools and Techniques mechanisms applied to inputs Outputs documents, plans, designs, etc. Every project creates a unique product, service, or result.

Processes overlap and interact throughout a project or its various phases.

Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide

A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. Projects can also have social, economic and environmental impacts that far outlast the projects themselves. Project management is accomplished through the application and integration of the 42 logically grouped project management processes comprising the 5 Process Groups.

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Project Management Body of Knowledge

In addition, projects are undertaken at all organizational levels. The PMBOK as described in the Guide recognizes 49 processes that fall into five basic process groups and ten knowledge areas that are typical of most projects, most of the time.A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) —Fifth Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects/5(7).

A GUIDE TO THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT BODY OF KNOWLEDGE PMI Standards Committee William R. Duncan, Director of Standards Project Management Institute Four Campus Boulevard Newtown Square, PA USA.

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Edition © Project Management Institute, Four Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA USA v.

Project Management Institute A Guide to the Project MAnAGeMent Body of KnowledGe (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition Licensed To: Jorge Diego Fuentes Sanchez PMI MemberID: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) —Fifth Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects.

This internationally recognized standard gives project managers the essential tools to. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) — Fourth Edition © Project Management Institute, 14 Campus Blvd., Newtown Square, PA USA Table of ConTenTs.

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