Practice Standards & Framework

Practice standards describe the use of a tool, technique or process identified in the PMBOK® Guide or other foundational standards.

  • project risk management

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    Through the use of project risk management, organizations can minimize the negative impacts of threats to its projects and maximize the upside impact of opportunities.

  • earned value management

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    Based on the fundamental principle that past patterns and trends can be good indicators of the future, earned value management (EVM) helps you clearly and objectively see where your project is going…

  • project configuration management

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    Project configuration management (PCM) is the collective body of processes, activities, tools and methods project practitioners can use to manage items during the project life cycle. PCM addresses…

  • work breakdown structures

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    Work breakdown structures (WBS) are used to define project deliverables and establish the structure to manage work to completion. This standard supplies project managers and team members with…

  • scheduling

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    Effective project scheduling and time management are critical factors in the success or failure of a particular project. The Practice Standard for Scheduling transforms chapter six of the…

  • project estimating

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    Effective project management requires consistent and repeatable processes and methodologies to manage the constraints of scope, time, cost and quality. The Practice Standard for Project Estimating…

  • project manager competency development framewor

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    This framework standard identifies ways to improve the personal competencies you need to be successful. Increase your capacity for personal growth with guidance for refining the three areas of…

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