PMBOK® Guide

pmbok guide 5th edition

Ensure that your project management knowledge and frameworks are up-to-date. Turn to PMI global standards as the foundation of the profession. And because they’re created and updated by both volunteer committees and the interested public, you can be confident that our standards continually and accurately reflect the evolving profession.

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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Extensions provide more information for specific project types or industries, expanding on the foundational standards.

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