A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Summary

The SQUEEZE: With the advent of new technologies, project management is increasing in its importance to business and software professionals. Because the use of technology is increasing, it is important to ensure that standards are consistent with the changing of the business environment. With this in mind, the Project Management Institute’s handbook titled “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge” is a comprehensive source that provides standards-based language. This fourth edition guide offers data flow diagrams for input-output clarity. The guidebook also gives great attention to areas of the project management process which include: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring, and Closing. The Project Management Institute’s guidebook also includes two new processes in the guide: Identify Stakeholders and Collect Requirements. Reading “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge” is a prerequisite for receiving one or more credentials in the project management field.

Notable Endorsement: None.

Common Q’s Answered by this Book:

  • What is project management?
  • What are data flow diagrams?
  • What is input-output clarity?
  • What are the five steps of the project management process?
  • What are the two new processes under the project management field?

About the Author: The Project Management Institute is a not-for-profit membership organization. The organization offers guidance for the project management profession. The organization is currently comprised of more than 600,000 members who are also credential holders. Members live in more than 180 countries around the world. The organization advocates for extensive research and professional development. For more information, visit: http://www.pmi.org/About-Us.aspx.

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Publisher: Project Management Institute (December 2008)

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