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Project Management Institute (PMI) logo blue letters on white backgroundProject Management Institute (PMI) is one of the world's largest professional membership associations, with half a million members and credential holders in more than 180 countries.

PMI's 12 standards for project, program and portfolio management are widely recognized - and increasingly they are the model for project management in business and government.

Key Publications:

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) Fifth EditionA Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge book jacket


A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) is a collection of processes and knowledge areas which are widely accepted and utilised within the project management discipline.

This internationally recognized standard gives project managers the essential tools to practise project management and deliver organizational results.

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PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition is available in the following translations...


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The Standard for Program ManagementThe Standard for Program Management book jacket


'The Standard for Program Management -Third Edition' provides a detailed understanding of program management.

It promotes efficient and effective communication and coordination among various project management groups.

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The Standard for Portfolio ManagementThe Standard for Portfolio Management book jacket


Portfolio management is an integral part of an organization's overall strategic plan. While project and program management continue to focus on "doing the work right," portfolio management maintains a concern with "doing the right work."

'The Standard for Portfolio Management - Third Edition' offers the most up to date information regarding accepted practices in portfolio management and includes new material.

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Organizational Project Management Model (OPM3) Knowledge Foundation Organizational Project Management Model (OPM3) Knowledge third edition book jacket


Since its release in 2003, the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3) has been used by organizations around the world to minimize risk, drive the right projects, and align investments to accelerate organizational success.

This newest edition not only delivers the latest best practices, it also encompasses multiple expansions and changes.

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A Framework for Value Management Practice - Second EditionA Framework for Value Management book jacket


Whether you call it "value analysis" "value engineering" or value management," A Framework for Value Management Practice Second Edition provides you with the principles, concepts, tools and techniques you need to develop your own value management practices.

Written by international value management expert Dr. Michel Thiry, this latest edition of the 1997 landmark book has been revised and updated to reflect the latest developments in value management practice.

Best Industry OutcomesBest Industry Outcomes book jacket


Best practices are all around us. But, best practices for whom and under what conditions? Best Industry Outcomes answers this critical question.

This report is academically rigorous and immensely readable, due mainly to the practical and engaging writing style employed by the authors.

Best Industry Outcomes

Cultural Imperatives in Perceptions of Project Success and FailureCultural Imperatives in Perceptions of Project Success and Failure book jacket


Global projects bring many advantages and challenges. Cultural Imperatives in Perceptions of Project Success and Failure is one of the few, if not the first, reports of research that examines the interaction of culture and views of project success in a comprehensive way.

In this highly complex issue, the authors lay out their research and results in a logical, deliberate manner that does much to ease the way along the path to understanding.

Earned Value Project Management - Fourth EditionEarned Value Project Management - Fourth Edition book jacket


Organizations that follow the principles of good Earned Value Management (EVM) create an environment that allows teams to successfully operate and thrive - even in the face of challenges that could negatively impact their projects.

EVM allows more educated and effective management decision-making, which helps evaluate and control project risk by measuring project progress in monetary terms.

Effectiveness in Project Portfolio ManagementEffectiveness in Project Portfolio Management book jacket


More and more, project managers are being tasked with managing multiple projects within an organization, which can take the form of a project portfolio. Managing this portfolio effectively is key to the success of the organization... and the project manager.

Join project management researcher-practitioners from Pennsylvania State University and the Stevens Institute of Technology as they go inside five different organizations from across the business spectrum in search of the answers to the substantial questions about truly effective project portfolio management.

Emotional Intelligence and ProjectsEmotional Intelligence and Projects book jacket


Project professionals who have high levels of emotional intelligence are often said to be more successful, both in their projects and in their careers.

This book explores ways to make emotional intelligence training more effective, and provides a number of training exercises and scenarios.

Governance and Communities of PMO'sGovernance and Communities of PMO's book jacket


Today, large organizations often deploy PMOs as multiple entities with different mandates, functions, and characteristics.

This report offers a comprehensive survey and discussion of the theory surrounding multiple PMOs. The authors suggest three paradigms: islands, networks, and communities.

Managing Conflict in Projects: Applying Mindfulness and Analysis for Optimal ResultsManaging Conflict in Projects: Applying Mindfulness and Analysis for Optimal
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Conflict is an essential part of every project. It can come from any direction: from inside the core team, from senior stakeholders, even from the external market itself.

Drawing upon academic research and real-world examples, this highly accessible guide breaks conflict down to its base components and takes an insightful look at the human and process factors involved.

Managing Stakeholders as Clients: Sponsorship, Partnership, Leadership, and CitizenshipManaging Stakeholders as Clients: Sponsorship, Partnership, Leadership, and Citizenship book jacket


Your project operates in a dynamic world of stakeholders: from the familiar members of your local project team to hidden project opponents that aren't listed on any org chart.

Written in a candid and conversational style, this highly accessible guide effortlessly blends theory with proven practice in order to equip you with new tools and techniques you can apply right away.

Manage to Lead: Flexing Your Leadership StyleManage to Lead: Flexing Your Leadership Style


'What Does It Take to Succeed As A Project Manager?' That's the question that Project Management Institute, the world's largest project management member association, asked more than 700 project managers around the world in 2011.

In this highly accessible guide, you'll not only learn about their answers, you'll also receive the practical tools, techniques and knowledge you need to develop the skills they identified as most important to project success.



Patterns of Effective Management of Virtual Projects: An Exploratory StudyPatterns of Effective Management of Virtual Projects: An Exploratory Study book jacket


The rise of the Internet and development of collaborative software have instilled a new dimension into project management-the virtual project team.

Patterns of Effective Management of Virtual Project Management: An Exploratory Study addresses this very issue by combining the collective skills and technologies in project management and collaboration to provide a blueprint for best practices in virtual project environments.

Planning in 140 TweetsPlanning in 140 Tweets book jacket


Quick tips on ideas, concepts and the use of project management in your profession and life.

This book is meant to be read by the lawyer, doctor, entrepreneur, researcher, public servant, ie, for all professionals who want to learn the key concepts that involve planning activities and project management in a simple, fast and direct way.

Planning in 140 Tweets

Practice Standards for Earned Value Management - Second EditionPractice Standards for Earned Value Management - Second Edition book jacket


As a project management professional, it is critical to know the answers to questions such as: is work being accomplished as planned, is it costing as planned, and what is the remaining work likely to cost?

This practice standard is intended for anyone who wants to better develop their project management toolset and know how to potentially improve project performance through the use of earned value.

Practice Standard for Scheduling - 2nd EditionPractice Standard for Scheduling - 2nd Edition book jacket


Effective project scheduling and time management are critical factors in the success or failure of a particular project.

As a complement to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), the primary objective of the Practice Standard for Scheduling is to transform the information in the PMBOK Guide, specifically the project time management.


Practice Standard for Project Risk ManagementPractice Standard for Project Risk Management book jacket


The Practice Standard for Project Risk Management provides a benchmark for the project management profession that defines the aspects of Project Risk Management that are recognized as good practice on most projects most of the time.

Written for project managers, project team members, supervisors and stakeholders, the Practice Standard for Project Risk Management outlines the principles of effective risk management.

Practice Standard for Project EstimatingPractice Standard for Project Estimating book jacket


Consistent with the PMBOK Guide - Fourth Edition, the Practice Standard for Project Estimating describes the life cycle stages of project estimating.

It details the aspects of resources, durations, and costs, and explains the concept of progressive elaboration--continuously refining and improving a plan as a project evolves.

Practice Standard for Project Configuration Management Practice Standard for Project Configuration Management  book jacket


Most projects present teams with challenges relating to time, cost and scope. Careful management of these project elements allows projects to be completed successfully. In order to guide a project's direction, project managers utilize the process of configuration management.

Due to the increasing complexity of projects and greater competition among companies, the knowledge of configuration management techniques is more important than ever.

Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures - Book and CD-ROMPractice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures - Book and CD-ROM book jacket


Defining project objectives and delegating work to team members are among a project manager's biggest tasks. Successful projects require thorough planning on the part of the project manager to accomplish these tasks.

The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) serves as a guide for defining work as it relates to a specific project's objectives.


Procurement and Supply in Projects: Misunderstood and Under-ResearchedProcurement and Supply in Projects: Misunderstood and Under-Researched book jacket


Procurement Management is one of the nine Knowledge Areas of the PMBOK Guide, but it is a relatively recent focus of academic study and in many business sectors the contribution of procurement is not fully realized or integrated into the strategic considerations of the business.

Procurement and Supply in Projects: Misunderstood and Under-Researched examines this inconsistency.

Project Categorization SystemsProject Categorization Systems book jacket


The ability to efficiently manage complex new projects is directly affected by an organization's ability to remember past successes and learn from past challenges.

In their new publication, Crawford, Hobbs and Turner study the important role that categorization systems play in successful organizations, and analyze the challenges and limitations project managers face as they introduce more formal classification systems.

Project Categorization Systems

Project-Driven Technology StrategyProject-Driven Technology Strategy book jacket


In today's enterprise, technology isn't about software or hardware. It's about knowledge and competence.

Described as a combination of "a master class taught by your most thought-provoking professor" and "a troubleshooting session with your most trusted mentor", this groundbreaking work uses classic economic theory from luminaries such as Adam Smith and Joseph Schumpeter to force a new perspective on the art and science of strategy and project management.

Project Portfolios in Dynamic Environments: Organising for UncertaintyProject Portfolios in Dynamic Environments: Organising for Uncertainty book jacket


More and more, businesses are looking at portfolios to provide the organizing structure for implementing strategy. But, as the focus widens from project to portfolio, more factors come into play, adding to the uncertainty that can confound the best of efforts.

This comprehensive report addresses this important, rising issue. Authors Yvan Petit and Brian Hobbs present the results of their investigation in a report that significantly advances the theory and also offers tips for practice.

Project Management and Sustainable Development PrinciplesProject Management and Sustainable Development Principles book jacket


Sustainable Development has become a buzzword, with everyone from CEO's to legislators calling for the adoption of its principles.

In 2010, an interdisciplinary team of project management and sustainability practitioners and researchers from the University of Vienna, supported by a research grant from Project Management Institute, set out to answer these questions...

Project Management Process Groups and Processes Poster - Aligned to the PMBOK Guide Fifth EditionProject Management Process Groups and Processes Poster - Aligned to the PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition book j acket


This colour poster illustrates the five project management process groups and the processes under each group as defined by the PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition.

The poster not only provides a visual interpretation of project management processes for easy comprehension, but also allows the user to write and make notes on its dry-erase laminate surface.

Project Managers as Senior Executives Volume I Research Results, Advancement Model, and Action Proposals Project Managers as Senior Executives Volume I Research Results, Advancement Model, and Action Proposals  book jacket


Can project managers actually become senior executives? If not, what can be done to allow them to climb the ladder?

Project Managers as Senior Executives maps out a model for advancement for program and project managers and contributes new thinking on the emerging leadership of project managers as senior executives.

Project Managers as Senior Executives Volume 2: How the Research Was ConductedProject Managers as Senior Executives Volume 2: How the Research Was Conducted book jacket


Can project managers actually become senior executives?

Project Managers as Senior Executives maps out a model for advancement for program and project managers and contributes new thinking on the emerging leadership of project managers as senior executives.


Secrets to Mastering the WBS in Real World Projects - Second EditionSecrets to Mastering the WBS in Real World Projects - Second Edition book  jacket


Written in a simple questions-and-answers format. Engaging and a quick read. More than 200 examples including real-life screenshots, project documents, comparative charts, tables and figures to speed your learning curve.

Valuable resource in the preparation for PMI certifications such as PMP®, CAPM®, PMI-SP® and PMI-RMP®.

Sidestep Complexity: Project Management for Small - and Medium-sized OrganizationsSidestep Complexity: Project Management for Small - and Medium-sized Organizations book jacket


Far more than just a process-oriented tactical competency, project management increases project success rates, creates efficiencies, improves alignment with organizational strategies, and ultimately increases competitive advantage.

This book provides a framework that helps inform leaders of small- and medium-sized organizations of the benefits of project management and how easy it can be to tailor the body of knowledge to meet their unique needs.

Social Media for Project ManagersSocial Media for Project Managers book jacket


Most people use social media on a daily basis for personal reasons but more and more, savvy project managers are incorporating these tools into their projects to collaborate and communicate more efficiently.

Want to have more success with engaging your project teams and stakeholders? Read this book and discover the benefits of adopting and using social media to encourage participation on your projects.

Social Media for Project Managers

Software Extension to the PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition Software Extension to the PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition  book jacket


The importance of computer software to the modern business world is undeniable.

The management of software development projects, just as the management of any other projects, is faced with the need for increased efficiencies, with results expected more quickly, at lower cost, and with higher quality.

Team Learning in Projects: Theory and PracticeTeam Learning in Projects: Theory and Practice book jacket


How can today's project be done well? How can tomorrow's project be done even better?

This research follows a previous effort that revealed a strong and positive relationship between team performance and team learning. In this report the researchers drop the second shoe by exploring how to increase team learning behaviors.

The Mindset for Creating Project ValueThe Mindset for Creating Project Value book jacket


To what degree does the mind-set of a project manager affect the achievement of project value?

This powerful book examines project management success factors and potential possibilities to improve project performance. It also focuses on the exceptional thinker and manager one who is not fixed just on what is given, but who seeks out and acts on opportunities to create the maximum value for a projects stakeholders.