Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®)
What is Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®)?
The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) is a set of guidelines and standards for project management, published by the Project Management Institute (PMI). It provides a common language and framework for project management, and it is widely used as a reference in the field of project management.
The PMBOK includes a set of processes that are essential to the successful management of a project. These processes are grouped into five process groups: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Within each process group, there are specific processes that must be followed in order to effectively manage a project.
The PMBOK also includes a set of ten knowledge areas that are essential to the successful management of a project. These knowledge areas are:
- Integration management
- Scope management
- Time management
- Cost management
- Quality management
- Resource management
- Communication management
- Risk management
- Procurement management
- Stakeholder management
The PMBOK is updated periodically to reflect the latest best practices in project management. The latest version of the PMBOK, PMBOK Guide - Sixth Edition, was published in 2017. It is widely used as a reference for project management professionals and is a requirement for obtaining the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, which is a widely recognized professional credential in the field of project management.