The Project Management Body of Knowledge is the sum of knowledge within the profession of project management.

As with other professions such as law, medicine, and accounting, the body of knowledge resys with thr practitioners and academics who apply and advance it. The complete Project Management Body of Knowledge includes proven traditional practices that are emerging in the profession, including published and unpublished material. As a result, the Project Management Body of Knowledge is constantly evolving. Purpose of PM BOK Guide: The primary purpose is to identify that subset of the PMBOK that is generally recognized as good practice. Good practice does not mean that the knowledge described should always be applied uniformly on all projects; the project management team is responsible for determining what is appropriate for any given projects. Project Characteristics 1. Temporary a. Has definite beginning and a definite end b. Does not necessarily mean short in duration c. Does not generally apply to the product, service or result created by the project 2. Unique Products, Services or Results a. A product or artifact that is produced, is quantifiable, and can be either an end item in itself or a component item b. A capability to perform a service, such a business functions supporting production or distribution c. A result, such as outcomes or documents. I.e. research projects 3. Progressive Elaboration Projects vs Operational Work Performed by people Constrained by limited resources Planned, executed, and controlled

Project temporary and unique, operational ongoing and repetitive

What is Project Management? Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements. Project management is accomplished through the application and integration of the Projects Management processers of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and

Managing a project includes: Identifying requirements Establishing clear and achievable objectives Balancing the competing demands for quality. scope. The project manager is the person responsible for accomplishing the project objectives. and approach to the different concern and expectations of the various stakeholders Project Management Project Integration Management .Monitor and control project work .Scope control Project Time management Project Cost Management Project Quality Management Project Humane Resource Management Project Communication Management Project Risk Management Project Procurement Management .Develop project Charter .Close project Project Scope Management .Scope definiton . and closing.Create WBS (work breakdown structure) .controlling.Integrated change contol .Develop Preliminary Project Scope Statement .Scope Planning .Scope Verification .Develop PM plan . time and cost Adapting the specifications.Direct and Manage Project Execution . plans.

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