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Wofür steht PMBOK im Projektmanagement?

PMBOK steht für „Project Management Body of Knowledge“ und bezieht sich auf die Gesamtheit der Prozesse, Best Practices, Begriffe und Richtlinien, die in der Projektmanagement-Branche als Standard gelten. Da Projektmanagement-Experten ständig neue Methoden und Best Practices entwickeln, muss das im PMBOK gesammelte Wissen immer wieder aktualisiert und verbreitet werden. Die Verantwortung für diese Aufgabe übernimmt das Project Management Institute (PMI), der globale, gemeinnützige Mitgliedsverband für Projektmanagement-Fachkräfte. Das PMI hält das Wissen fest und veröffentlicht es in dem Buch „A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge“ (kurz PMBOK-Guide). Die erste Ausgabe des PMBOK-Guide erschien 1996. Die aktuelle, bereits fünfte Edition stammt aus dem Jahr 2013. Genauere Informationen über PMBOK finden Sie hier.

What is the PMBOK methodology?

PMBOK is technically not a methodology but rather an industry framework that incorporates best practices in project management. It is often associated with the waterfall methodology, which aligns project stages in a sequential approach, but it is also compatible with newer methodologies such as Agile. The PMI does not advocate for any particular methodology as the processes of PMBOK can be tailored to suit a variety of project management situations — managers select what they need for their respective companies, teams, and projects.

What is the history of PMBOK?

The origins of PMBOK date back to 1969, when the PMI was founded with the aim of providing a forum for professionals to share information and discuss problems encountered in the project management field.

In 1984, the organization issued its first certification: the Project Management Professional (PMP). Forbes has described the PMP exam as “a crucial tool for prospective project managers to test and showcase their ability to perform their duties.” A PMBOK whitepaper was published in 1987, and an exposure draft of the PMBOK Guide followed in 1994.

What is the PMBOK Guide?

The PMBOK Guide is an instructional book that includes foundational standards, guidelines, and terminology to help industry professionals manage multiple projects. It breaks project management processes down into five PMBOK process groups, which can be incorporated into your choice of project methodology. The first edition of “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)” was published by the PMI in 1996. It is now on its sixth edition, published in 2017, and is available in 12 languages.

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