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 1983 in an attempt to document and standardize generally accepted project management information and practices. The first edition was published in 1996 followed by the second edition in 2000. In 2004, the PMBOK Guide — Third Edition was published with major changes from the previous editions. The latest English-language PMBOK Guide — Fourth Edition was released on December 31, 2008.
Work on the Fifth Edition is in development.
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. The Fourth Edition (2008) was recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard (ANSI/PMI 99-001-2008) and by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers — IEEE 1490-2011.[
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Assessing and Reporting Maturity Level.
At this point we have a good grasp of the CMM as applied to project management. We have described maturity at all five levels for each of the 39 processes that makes up the nine knowledge areas of the PMBOK standard. We have seen that level 3 is the transition between having a documented process (level 2) and having all project teams using the process (level 3). Level 3 defines project management process practice (PP) level maturity. Level 2 defines project management process definition (PD) level maturity. Levels 1, 4, and 5 define both PD...
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This book is a step-by-step tutorial and is packed with practical examples that will make learning JIRA easy. If you want to get started with JIRA, then this is the perfect book for you. You will need to be familiar with basic computer knowledge for your or your organization's standard operating environment and to have experience with software project management.
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