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A Guide to The Project Management Body of Knowledge – Third Edition

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A Guide to The Project Management Body of Knowledge – Third Edition (PMBOK® Guide)

A Guide to The Project Management Body of Knowledge – Third Edition

A project management standard developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

With the introduction of the PMBOK® Guide – Third Edition, PMI continues its outreach to anyone interested in learning about and exploring the dynamic profession of project management. Accessing excerpts of this book allows the reader to gain an understanding of and appreciation of project management.

Body of Knowledge: The "Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK®) is an inclusive term that describes the sum of knowledge within the profession of project management. This full body of knowledge includes knowledge of proven, traditional practices, which are widely applied, as well as knowledge of innovative and advanced practices, which may have seen more limited use. The full body of knowledge concerning project management is that which resides with the practitioners and academics that apply and advance it.

A Guide to The Project Management Body of Knowledge – Third Edition (also called the PMBOK® Guide – Third Edition) identifies that subset of the Project Management Body of Knowledge that is generally recognized as good practice. “Identify” means to provide a general overview as opposed to an exhaustive description. “Generally recognized” means that the knowledge and practices described are applicable to most projects most of the time, and that there is widespread consensus about their value and usefulness. “Good practice” means that there is general agreement that the correct application of these skills, tools, and techniques can enhance the chances of success over a wide range of different projects. Good practice does not mean that the knowledge described should always be applied uniformly on all projects; the project management team is responsible for determining what is appropriate for any given project.
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