Authors
PMI Board

Publishers
Project Management Institute

Date Published
2008

Pages (no of pages)
459

ISBN
978-1-933890-51-7

eBook # ( is it is a ebook)
No

CD includes (Yes No)
No

Amazon ASIN
1933890517

price us$
US $65.95

Book website
http://marketplace.pmi.org/Pages/ProductDetail.aspx?GMProduct=00101095501

Describe the purpose of the book
The PMBOK describes the various aspects of project management, time management, risk management, and program management. It continues to reflect the evolving knowledge within the profession of project management. It has maintained its standard that is easy to understand and implement.

Additionally, the purpose of this book is to promote efficient and effective communication among schedulers, project managers, program managers, portfolio managers, and stakeholders.

Analyze how the book tired to achieve its purpose
The PMBOK continues to reflect the evolving knowledge within the profession of project management. It is finely structured into twelve chapters. These chapters are grouped in the following four sections:

Section I – The Project Management Framework
Section II – The Standard for Project Management of a Project
Section III – The Project Management Knowledge Areas
Section IV – Appendices, Glossary and Index

The prime sections are Section I, Section II, and Section III that cover all aspects of Project Management.

My Opinion
The PMBOK fourth edition provides everything that is required for knowing the standards for project management. The book is true to its purposes and, true to its name, sets standards for project management. It has beautifully carved the niches down to clear the project management basics for the project managers. This book is a must for project managers for references.

This book helps to provide guidance for various PMI exams such as PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP and many more. It is a standard book for all PMI certifications.

How well has the book achieved its goal
For the purpose it is made, it achieves its goal.

What the book has left out
It should include more real-world examples.

How the book compares to others on the subject
As this book is for setting standards for Project Management, it does not have any comparison.

What specific points are well sustained and what is not convincing ?
Everything is well defined.

How does the content relates to you and your customers
Any aspiring candidates of PMP, PMI-SP, and PMI-RMP must purchase this book for references.

Scoreboard
5

Purpose Met?
Yes

Writing Style?
Very good, but must be more rich with real world scenarios to set up standards.

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