Bengaluru, India (PressExposure) September 30, 2011 -- Project Management Institute, at its recently held annual conference, launched the Hindi version of- A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOKĀ® Guide). The guide was launched by Shri Ajay Sawhney, joint secretary; ministry of Information and Technology, Government of India along with Mr. Raj Kalady managing director, PMI India. The launch is a significant development as the PMBOKĀ® Guide is a global standard in itself. The Hindi edition will benefit students, professionals and governments across states to be able to adopt PM standards in projects where language was a barrier earlier.
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) is a book which presents a set of standard terminology and guidelines for project management and is periodically updated to reflect the changing developments in the project management space. Regarded as the project manager's bible worldwide, thePMBOKĀ® Guide is recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard.
The PMBOK Guide is process-based, meaning it describes work as being accomplished by processes. This approach is consistent with other management standards such as ISO 9000 and the Software Engineering Institute's CMMI. Processes overlap and interact throughout a project or its various phases. The Guide recognizes 42 processes that fall into five basic process groups and nine knowledge areas that are typical of almost all projects.
Each of the nine knowledge areas contains the processes that need to be accomplished within its discipline in order to achieve an effective project management program. Each of these processes also falls into one of the five basic process groups, creating a matrix structure such that every process can be related to one knowledge area and one process group. The PMBOK Guide is meant to offer a general guide to manage most projects most of the time.
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) was first published by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a white paper in 1987 in an attempt to document and standardize generally accepted project management information and practices. It is the largest selling professional book for the project manager's all over the world.