The PMBOK Refresher

What is the Standard for Project Management of a Project?

Copyright © 2017 by Tomislav N. Krnich

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  1. What standard does the PMBOK Guide contain?
    • The Standard for Project Management of a Project.
  2. Is the standard applicable for every project?
    • No.
  3. Is the standard applicable to most projects?
    • Yes.
  4. Is the standard applicable to projects in many types of industries?
    • Yes.
  5. How is the standard included in the PMBOK Guide?
    • As Annex A1.
  6. What does the standard describe?
    • Project management processes and process groups.
  7. What is the purpose of project management processes?
    • To manage a project toward a more successful outcome.
  8. Is the standard unique to the project management field?
    • Yes.
  9. Does the standard have interrelationships with other project management disciplines such as portfolio management and program management?
    • Yes.
  10. Does the standard address every detail of every project management topic?
    • No.
  11. What two fundamental topics is the standard limited to?
    1. Individual projects.
    2. Project management processes and process groups.
  12. What are project management processes also known as?
    • Project management good practices.
  13. For additional information on the broader context in which projects are accomplished, what three other standards may be consulted?
    1. The Project Management Institute’s Standard for Program Management.
    2. The Project Management Institute’s Standard for Portfolio Management?
    3. The Project Management Institute’s Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM).
  14. What is the OPM standard about?
    • A model with guidelines for improving an organization’s project management capabilities.

 

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