ISBN-10:
1933890517
ISBN-13:
9781933890517
Pub. Date:
01/28/2009
Publisher:
Project Management Institute
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) / Edition 4

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) / Edition 4

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Overview

Whether you are a senior executive or a project manager, it's your job to help your organization grow and increase its value to its stakeholders. Project management is the unique organizational competency that manages change and drives competitive advantage - with the outcome of delivering results in line with corporate strategy. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) - Third Edition is the map to get you there.

In 1983, Project Management Institute (PMI) volunteers first sat down to distill the project management body of knowledge. Today, the PMBOK Guide has become the world's de facto standard for the project management profession and is one of the best, most versatile documents available across major industries. The PMBOK Guide contains the fundamental, baseline practices that drive business results for any organization-local, regional or global. More than a million copies of the PMBOK Guide are in use. The PMBOK Guide - Third Edition has been updated to reflect the most current industry knowledge and practices.

One of the most important changes in this edition is the evolution from "generally accepted on most projects, most of the time" to "generally recognized as good practice on most projects, most of the time." Several chapters have been updated, rewritten or expanded to include the most current and pressing information facing project managers today. The PMBOK Guide - Third Edition also includes an expanded index and glossary to reflect the changes that the project management industry has seen during the last four years.

The PMBOK Guide - Third Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of project management leaders who deliver business results. Successful project management is a constant advantage in the dynamic nature of today's organizations. Companies, non-profits, and government agencies around the world are turning to project management to achieve corporate strategic objectives. As recognition of the value of project management continues to grow, the PMBOK Guide will become even more of an indispensable tool for practitioners across all organizations, industries and regions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933890517
Publisher: Project Management Institute
Publication date: 01/28/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 459
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
The Project Management Framework1
Introduction3
1.1Purpose of the PMBOK GUIDE3
1.2What is a Project?5
1.3What is Project Management?8
1.4The PMBOK GUIDE Structure9
1.5Areas of Expertise12
1.6Project Management Context16
Project Life Cycle and Organization19
2.1The Project Life Cycle19
2.2Project Stakeholders24
2.3Organizational Influences27
The Standard for Project Management of a Project35
Project Management Processes for a Project37
3.1Project Management Processes39
3.2Project management Process Groups40
3.3Process Interactions67
3.4Project Management Process Mapping69
The Project Management Knowledge Areas71
Introduction73
Process Flow Diagrams73
Major Project Documents76
Project Integration Management77
4.1Develop Project Charter81
4.2Develop Preliminary Project Scope Statement86
4.3Develop Project Management Plan88
4.4Direct and Manage Project Execution91
4.5Monitor and Control Project Work94
4.6Integrated Change Control96
4.7Close Project100
Project Scope Management103
5.1Scope Planning107
5.2Scope Definition109
5.3Create WBS112
5.4Scope Verification118
5.5Scope Control119
Project Time Management123
6.1Activity Definition127
6.2Activity Sequencing130
6.3Activity Resource Estimating135
6.4Activity Duration Estimating139
6.5Schedule Development143
6.6Schedule Control152
Project Cost Management157
7.1Cost Estimating161
7.2Cost Budgeting167
7.3Cost Control171
Project Quality Management179
8.1Quality Planning183
8.2Perform Quality Assurance187
8.3Perform Quality Control190
Project Human Resource Management199
9.1Human Resource Planning202
9.2Acquire Project Team209
9.3Develop Project Team212
9.4Manage Project Team215
Project Communications Management221
10.1Communications Planning225
10.2Information Distribution228
10.3Performance Reporting231
10.4Manage Stakeholders235
Project Risk Management237
11.1Risk Management Planning242
11.2Risk Identification246
11.3Qualitative Risk Analysis249
11.4Quantitative Risk Analysis254
11.5Risk Response Planning260
11.6Risk Monitoring and Control264
Project Procurement Management269
12.1Plan Purchases and Acquisitions274
12.2Plan Contracting281
12.3Request Seller Responses284
12.4Select Sellers286
12.5Contract Administration290
12.6Contract Closure295
Appendices307
Third Edition Changes301
Evolution of PMI's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge309
Contributors and Reviewers of PMBOK Guide - Third Edition321
Application Area Extensions329
Additional Sources of Information on Project Management333
Summary of Project Management Knowledge Areas337
Glossary and Index343
References345
Glossary347
Index377

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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
breezy24 More than 1 year ago
This book is good but to many task and to formal. I wish some of this stuff was written in laymen terms. Overall i thought it was great book and a great learning tool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I suggest you study some other book on Project Management first (I used Rita Mulcahey's PMP Exam Prep), as this book would be impossible to comprehend without prior understanding of the subject. Then read this book a couple of times. You will do much better on the PMP if you do.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
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.
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SSV23 More than 1 year ago
Very Informative
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You have to have this to pass the current PMP exam certification. It has definition changes, some change in philosophy, and more detail in the analytical, numbers computations. There are many good books on the subject, this is the entire 'Bible' of project management as it is interpreted today.
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JaxsonJohn More than 1 year ago
I found this to be cheaper than the PMI site and the book is very resourceful. Well worth the sale price (free shipping too) of $38.57 and serves as a resourceful tool for projects. Whether you are engaged in domestic or international tasks, I encourage you to use this book as a reference guide from womb to tomb of your projects. Best Luck, An honest review
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