Revealed: Why PMBOK Guide is Important to Project Managers

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Many have always wondered about the PMBOK guide which is otherwise known as Project Management Body of Knowledge. It is one of the books that aspiring and certified Project Management Institute certified Project Managers should have handy if they want to manage Project Successfully.


The PMBOK Guide which is in its Sixth edition consists of concepts that relate to Project management practices as wells as guidelines for managing individual projects and corporate projects as well. One thing you should know is that unlike Prince2 methodology where you are expected to follow the principles to the letter. The PMBOK guide remains a guide. It is just to assist you in managing projects. You are not to follow the principles discussed in it like a Dummy.

Why PMBOK Guide is Important to Project Managers

Note as well that if you are preparing for the PMP exam and you want to pass in one sitting. You need to think PMBOK. You should believe the PMBOK more than any Kangaroo Project Management practices that happen in your organization.


The PMBOK describes the established norms, methods, processes, and practices that provide a base of best practices for Project Management professions. This great tool provides common methodologies and terminologies for Project Management practices across the world. It ensures that Project Managers adopt the same method and use the same methodology when managing a project. With it, there are guarantees that your project will succeed if you adopt these methodologies because they are tools and techniques that have been tested and trusted by other Project Managers across the globe.


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