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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fifth Edition

The PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition is the preeminent global standard for project management. It provides project managers 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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Standards Extensions

The extensions expand upon our foundational standards to provide more information for specific project types or industries.

  • Software Extension to the PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition

    Software Extension to the PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition

    This standard, developed by PMI jointly with IEEE Computer Society, provides guidance on the management of software development projects, and bridges the gap between the traditional, predictive approach described in the PMBOK® Guide and iterative approaches such as agile more commonly used in software development.

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  • Construction Extension to the PMBOK Guide Third Edition

    Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide Third Edition

    Much of the PMBOK® Guide is directly applicable to construction projects. In the worldwide construction industry, though, project management concepts and practice have broadened. The changes differ sufficiently from other industries and applications to warrant this updated extension.

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  • Government Extension to the PMBOK Guide Third Edition

    Government Extension to the PMBOK® Guide Third Edition

    This standard outlines the guiding principles for government projects and provides a framework to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and accountability. It provides an overview of the key processes used in most public sectors, defines key terms, describes how government projects operate, and reviews government program life cycles.

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