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THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK A Guide to the A Guide to the 1. Introduction 2. The Project Management Context 3. Project Management Processes Project Project Management Management Body of Body of KnowledgeE L KnowledgeE PL MP AM SA S NAVIGATION LINKS ACROYMNS LIST ACRONYMS LIST ACROYMNS LIST Chapter 1 Introduction
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The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) is an inclusive term that describes the sum of knowledge within the profession of project management. As with other professions such as law, medicine, and accounting, the body of knowledge rests with the practitioners and academics that apply and advance it. The full project management body of knowledge includes knowledge of proven traditional practices that are widely applied, as well as knowledge of innovative and advanced practices that have seen more limited use, and includes both published and unpublished material. This chapter defines and explains several key terms and provides an overview of the rest of the document. It includes the following major sections: 1.1 Purpose of This Guide 1.2 What Is a Project? 1.3 What Is Project Management? 1.4 Relationship to Other Management Disciplines 1.5 Related Endeavors Project Project Management Management Body of Body of KnowledgeE L KnowledgeE PL MP AM SA S 1.1 PURPOSE OF THIS GUIDE
Project management is an emerging profession. The primary purpose of this document is to identify and describe that subset of the PMBOK that is generally accepted. Generally accepted 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. Generally accepted does not mean that the knowledge and practices described are or should be applied uniformly on all projects; the project management team is always responsible for determining what is appropriate for any given project. This document is also intended to provide a common lexicon within the profession and practice for talking and writing about project management. Project management is a relatively young profession, and while there is substantial commonality around what is done, there is relatively little commonality in the terms used. This document provides a basic reference for anyone interested in the profession of project management. This includes, but is not limited to: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) 2000 Edition 2000 Project Management Institute, Four Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA 19073-3299 USA NAVIGATION LINKS ACROYMNS LIST ACRONYMS LIST 3 ACROYMNS LIST Chapter 1--Introduction 1.2 | 1.2.3 Senior executives. Managers of project managers. Project managers and other project team members. Project customers and other project stakeholders. Functional managers with employees assigned to project teams. Educators teaching project management and related subjects. Consultants and other spets in project manage...
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