September 24, 2007

Book Review - PMBOK Guide, 3rd ed.

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
3rd ed.
Project Management Institute
HD 69 .P75 G845 2004

This guide offers a systematic approach to defining and managing projects within an organization. It describes the project management process, identifies important participants, and outlines processes and procedures that are common for project teams. It includes sections that specifically address the management of time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk, and acquisitions. As a "body of knowledge," this book is full of useful diagrams, forms, and worksheets that project teams can adopt and use to guide their own work. This 3rd edition includes not only materials from the Project Management Institute, but also advice from practitioners that have become standard or "best practices."