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Fundamentals of Project Management, Third Edition by James P. Lewis

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The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®)

The Project Management Institute has attempted to determine a minimum body of knowledge that is needed by a project manager in order for him or her to be effective. As I mentioned earlier when I defined project management, there are five processes defined by the PMBOK, together with nine general areas of knowledge, and I will give brief summaries of them. If you want a complete document, you can get one by visiting the PMI web site: www.pmi.org.

Project Processes

A process is a way of doing something. As previously mentioned, the PMBOK identifies five processes that are used to manage projects. Although some of them will be predominant at certain phases of a project, they may come into play ...

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