A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®)

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®)

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), currently in its fifth edition, is the basis for the Project Management Professional (PMP) qualification granted by the Project Management Institute (PMI). First published by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a white paper in 1987 in an attempt to document and standardize generally accepted project management information and practices. In 1996 "the guide to" was added to the title and published as a first edition. Subsequent editions were in 2000 (2nd), 2005 (3rd), and 2008 (4th). The fifth edition was published in 2013.

 

The guide is made up of the following main sections:

  • Introduction
  • Organizational influences and project lifecycle
  • Project Management Processes
    • Project Integration Management
    • Project Scope Management
    • Project Time Management
    • Project Cost Management
    • Project Human Resource Management
    • Project Communications Management
    • Project Risk Management
    • Project Procurement Management
    • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Annex A1: The Standard for Project Management of a Project
    • Project Management Process Groups
      • Initiating Process Group
      • planning Process Group
      • Initiating Process Group
      • Executing Process Group
      • Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
      • Closing Process Group
  • Appendices