A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) / Edition 3

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The PMBOK® Guide – Fourth Edition continues the tradition of excellence in project management with a standard that is even easier to understand and implement, with improved consistency and greater clarification.

What’s new?

  • Standard language has been incorporated throughout the document to aid reader understanding.
  • New data flow diagrams clarify inputs and outputs for each process.
  • Greater attention has been placed on how Knowledge Areas integrate in the context of Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing process groups.
  • Two new processes are featured: Identify Stakeholders and Collect Requirements.
Start meeting your standards for better project performance.
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An update from the 1996 first edition of the reference to generally accepted knowledge in the profession of project management. Among the changes are more emphasis on progressive elaboration, an acknowledgement of the role of the project office, and the expansion of the treatment of earned value management. The new edition will replace the old as the official reference for the Project Management Professional certification examination in 2002. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930699458
  • Publisher: Project Management Institute
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 9.42 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
The Project Management Framework 1
Introduction 3
1.1 Purpose of the PMBOK GUIDE 3
1.2 What is a Project? 5
1.3 What is Project Management? 8
1.4 The PMBOK GUIDE Structure 9
1.5 Areas of Expertise 12
1.6 Project Management Context 16
Project Life Cycle and Organization 19
2.1 The Project Life Cycle 19
2.2 Project Stakeholders 24
2.3 Organizational Influences 27
The Standard for Project Management of a Project 35
Project Management Processes for a Project 37
3.1 Project Management Processes 39
3.2 Project management Process Groups 40
3.3 Process Interactions 67
3.4 Project Management Process Mapping 69
The Project Management Knowledge Areas 71
Introduction 73
Process Flow Diagrams 73
Major Project Documents 76
Project Integration Management 77
4.1 Develop Project Charter 81
4.2 Develop Preliminary Project Scope Statement 86
4.3 Develop Project Management Plan 88
4.4 Direct and Manage Project Execution 91
4.5 Monitor and Control Project Work 94
4.6 Integrated Change Control 96
4.7 Close Project 100
Project Scope Management 103
5.1 Scope Planning 107
5.2 Scope Definition 109
5.3 Create WBS 112
5.4 Scope Verification 118
5.5 Scope Control 119
Project Time Management 123
6.1 Activity Definition 127
6.2 Activity Sequencing 130
6.3 Activity Resource Estimating 135
6.4 Activity Duration Estimating 139
6.5 Schedule Development 143
6.6 Schedule Control 152
Project Cost Management 157
7.1 Cost Estimating 161
7.2 Cost Budgeting 167
7.3 Cost Control 171
Project Quality Management 179
8.1 Quality Planning 183
8.2 Perform Quality Assurance 187
8.3 Perform Quality Control 190
Project Human Resource Management 199
9.1 Human Resource Planning 202
9.2 Acquire Project Team 209
9.3 Develop Project Team 212
9.4 Manage Project Team 215
Project Communications Management 221
10.1 Communications Planning 225
10.2 Information Distribution 228
10.3 Performance Reporting 231
10.4 Manage Stakeholders 235
Project Risk Management 237
11.1 Risk Management Planning 242
11.2 Risk Identification 246
11.3 Qualitative Risk Analysis 249
11.4 Quantitative Risk Analysis 254
11.5 Risk Response Planning 260
11.6 Risk Monitoring and Control 264
Project Procurement Management 269
12.1 Plan Purchases and Acquisitions 274
12.2 Plan Contracting 281
12.3 Request Seller Responses 284
12.4 Select Sellers 286
12.5 Contract Administration 290
12.6 Contract Closure 295
Appendices 307
Third Edition Changes 301
Evolution of PMI's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge 309
Contributors and Reviewers of PMBOK Guide - Third Edition 321
Application Area Extensions 329
Additional Sources of Information on Project Management 333
Summary of Project Management Knowledge Areas 337
Glossary and Index 343
References 345
Glossary 347
Index 377
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  • Posted April 27, 2009

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    The Standard on Project Management

    The PMBOK 3rd edition is not written to serve as the "be all and end all," of "everything project management." To the contrary, it reads as a repository of practices used in project management in general and in the context of key knowledge areas. The general character of the text seems to serve all industries. As such, it has an academic quality some insist is not "real world." That is not true. The PMBOK 3rd edition is very real world. It presents an overview of the tools of the trade available, as applicable, for a broad variety of projects wrapped within the context of nine universal areas of knowledge. It is well written and logical. The process flow diagrams make the concept of project process integration easy to comprehend. It serves as a powerful desk reference on the topic of project management.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 24, 2008

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    Professional field guide for project management

    Volunteer committees at the Project Management Institute (PMI) created this guide to the processes involved in managing projects. Communication among clients, the project team and vendors is crucial to project management, so the book establishes a common vocabulary and a standard way of discussing a project. The book focuses on going from step to step with reliable coordination and smooth communication. Newcomers will find it helpful as they become conversant in the way professionals view and discuss project management. And, given that this is a standard work in the field, professionals are likely to regard it already as a reliable reference, including the useful process checklist. getAbstract applauds this manual¿s solid utility for its targeted audience. It is even quite readable, though it is directed only to insiders.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2008

    Complete garbage and a waste of money

    The PMBOK Guide is an incoherent jumble of management concepts, clumped together by someone who would not even put their own name to their book. Much of the content is redundant and poorly organized.<BR/>The only reason to buy the "PMBOK" would be to study for an overpriced ($400) exam to obtain an obscure professional certification. Certainly, it's an interesting marketing ploy, but you will be very disappointed with the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2008

    Good Reference But Format Could Be Improved

    Overall a good collection of project management best practices. However the format is a little dry and could use some livening. Real world project examples of implementation would also be helpful.

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