A GUIDE TO THE
BODY OF KNOWLEDGE
PMI Standards Committee
William R. Duncan, Director of Standards
Project Management Institute
Four Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA 19073-3299 USA
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
A guide to the project management body of knowledge.
“This ... supersedes PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) document that was published in 1987”—Pref.
ISBN: 1-880410-12-5 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1-880410-13-3 (hdbk)
1. Industrial project management. I. Project Management
Institute. II. Project management body of knowledge (PMBOK)
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List of Figures vi
Preface to the 1996 Edition
The Project Management Framework
The Project Management Context 11
Project Management Processes 27
The Project Management Knowledge Areas
Project Integration Management 39
Project Scope Management 47
Project Time Management 59
Project Cost Management 73
Project Quality Management 83
Project Human Resource Management 93
Project Communications Management 103
Project Risk Management 111
Project Procurement Management 123
The Project Management Institute Standards-Setting Process
Evolution of PMI’s A Guide to the
Project Management Body of Knowledge
Appendix C Contributors and Reviewers 141
Appendix D Notes 145
Appendix E Application Area Extensions 147
Appendix F Additional Sources of Information on Project Management Appendix G Summary of Project Management Knowledge Areas
Glossary and Index
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