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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge book summary
The project-management bible: Get to grips with professional processes and lingo.


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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.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What standard terms and processes project managers use
  • How to adapt those standard processes to any project
  • How these standards can help you manage project scope, scheduling, finances, coordination, personnel, risk, vendors and more


What Is the Project Management Body of Knowledge?
Every profession has a range of knowledge, terms and practices that those involved know well. This manual of project management standards is intended to provide just such a professional framework. Every project is different, so no publication...
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This book was written with the assistance of many dozens of volunteers and is the product of the Project Management Institute.

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