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A Guide to Project Management

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Unformatted text preview: Accreditation was taken up by John Adams and his group at Western Carolina University, which resulted in the development of accreditation guidelines and a program for the certification of Project Management Professionals (PMPs) under the guidance of Dean Martin. The results of the ESA Project were published in a Special Report in the Project Management Journal in August 1983. The report included: A Code of Ethics, plus a procedure for code enforcement. A standards baseline consisting of six major knowledge areas: Scope Management, Cost Management, Time Management, Quality Management, Human Resources Management, and Communications Management. Guidelines for both accreditation (recognition of the quality of programs provided by educational institutions) and certification (recognition of the professional qualifications of individuals). This report subsequently served as the basis for PMI's initial Accreditation and Certification programs. Western Carolina University's Master's Degree in Project Management was accredited in 1983, and the first PMPs were certified in 1984. geE L geE PL P B.2 198687 UPDATE Publication of the ESA Baseline Report gave rise to much discussion within PMI about the adequacy of the standards. In 1984, the PMI Board of Directors approved a second standards-related project "to capture the knowledge applied to project management ... within the existing ESA framework." Six committees were then recruited to address each of the six identified knowledge areas. In addition, a workshop was scheduled as part of the PMI 1985 Annual Seminars/Symposium. As a result of these efforts, a revised document was approved in principle by the PMI Board of Directors and published for comment in the Project Management Journal in August 1986. The primary contributors to this version of the document were: R. Max Wideman, Chair John R. Adams, Chair (during development) (when issued) Joseph R. Beck Peter Bibbes Jim Blethen Richard Cockfield Peggy Day William Dixon Peter C. Georgas Shirl Holingsworth William Kane Colin Morris Joe Muhlberger Philip Nunn Pat Patrick David Pym Linn C. Stuckenbruck George Vallance Larry C. Woolslager Shakir Zuberi In addition to expanding and restructuring the original material, the revised document included three new sections: Project Management Framework was added to cover the relationships between the project and its external environment, and between project management and general management. 168 NAVIGATION LINKS ACROYMNS LIST ACRONYMS LIST ACROYMNS LIST 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 Appendix B--Evolution of PMI's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Risk Management was added as a separate knowledge area in order to provide better coverage of this subject. Contract/Procurement Management was added as a separate knowledge area in order to provide better covera...
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