The PMBOK® Guide report

PMI body of knowledge standards

The Project Management Institute A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) is the bible of the project management field. The PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is the field standard for determining professionalism and competency in the practice of project management. But there was a time was the field lacked a common body of knowledge and a credentialing process, a time when project managers struggled to understand and differentiate project management as a distinct profession. This article discusses the founding of the PMI PMBOK® Guide and PMP® credential, from its initial introduction during the PMI 1976 Montreal (Canada) Symposium to the publication of the August 1986 issue of Project Management Journal.
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