PMBOK

An Introduction to PMBOK

PMBOK, or 'Project Management Body of Knowledge', is a collection of processes and knowledge areas often accepted as best practice within the project management arena.

It is supported by an international standard, IEEE 1490-2003, published by the IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Standards Association {IEEE Std 1490-2003 Adoption of PMI Standard - A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge -Description. Publication Date: Dec 10, 2003].

PMBOK itself is publsihed by the PMI, the Project Management Institute. The current edition (3), was pubslihed on October 31st 2004.

It documents 5 basic process groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling & Monitoring, and Closing. It also documents Nine Knowledge Areas: Project Integration Management, Project Scope Management, Project Time Management, Project Cost Management, Project Quality Management, Project Human Resource Management, Project Communications Management, Project Risk Management and Project Procurement Management.



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