Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) – Project Management Institute Inc. – 5th Edition


A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fifth Edition is the preeminent global standard for project management. It provides project professionals with the fundamental practices needed to achieve organizational results and excellence in the practice of project management.

Like previous editions, this standard presents generally recognized good practices and reflects continually evolving knowledge.

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  • The Project Management Framework
    1.1 Purpose of the PMBOK GUIDE
    1.2 What is a Project?
    1.3 What is Project Management?
    1.4 The PMBOK GUIDE Structure
    1.5 Areas of Expertise
    1.6 Project Management Context

    Project Life Cycle and Organization
    2.1 The Project Life Cycle
    2.2 Project Stakeholders
    2.3 Organizational Influences

    The Standard for Project Management of a Project
    Project Management Processes for a Project
    3.1 Project Management Processes
    3.2 Project management Process Groups
    3.3 Process Interactions
    3.4 Project Management Process Mapping

    The Project Management Knowledge Areas
    Process Flow Diagrams
    Major Project Documents
    Project Integration Management
    4.1 Develop Project Charter
    4.2 Develop Preliminary Project Scope Statement
    4.3 Develop Project Management Plan
    4.4 Direct and Manage Project Execution
    4.5 Monitor and Control Project Work
    4.6 Integrated Change Control
    4.7 Close Project

    Project Scope Management
    5.1 Scope Planning
    5.2 Scope Definition
    5.3 Create WBS
    5.4 Scope Verification
    5.5 Scope Control

    Project Time Management
    6.1 Activity Definition
    6.2 Activity Sequencing
    6.3 Activity Resource Estimating
    6.4 Activity Duration Estimating
    6.5 Schedule Development
    6.6 Schedule Control

    Project Cost Management
    7.1 Cost Estimating
    7.2 Cost Budgeting
    7.3 Cost Control

    Project Quality Management
    8.1 Quality Planning
    8.2 Perform Quality Assurance
    8.3 Perform Quality Control

    Project Human Resource Management
    9.1 Human Resource Planning
    9.2 Acquire Project Team
    9.3 Develop Project Team
    9.4 Manage Project Team

    Project Communications Management
    10.1 Communications Planning
    10.2 Information Distribution
    10.3 Performance Reporting
    10.4 Manage Stakeholders

    Project Risk Management
    11.1 Risk Management Planning
    11.2 Risk Identification
    11.3 Qualitative Risk Analysis
    11.4 Quantitative Risk Analysis
    11.5 Risk Response Planning
    11.6 Risk Monitoring and Control

    Project Procurement Management
    12.1 Plan Purchases and Acquisitions
    12.2 Plan Contracting
    12.3 Request Seller Responses
    12.4 Select Sellers
    12.5 Contract Administration
    12.6 Contract Closure

    Third Edition Changes
    Evolution of PMI's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
    Contributors and Reviewers of PMBOK Guide - Third Edition
    Application Area Extensions
    Additional Sources of Information on Project Management
    Summary of Project Management Knowledge Areas
    Glossary and Index


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