Introduction to Part 2
In Part 1 of this paper, we pointed out that our purpose is to emphasis the output/input characteristic of the PMBOK® Guide as an accurate path for analysis, improvement and application of the project management system. We recommended a set of tools that could be used to reveal output/input characteristics of the PMBOK® Guide, or used to advance other project management systems with this attribute. If the output/input characteristics of a project management system are neglected, then the opportunity to develop a system that fits "most projects most of the time" will be undermined.
In this Part 2 we describe the results from our application
of these tools to the PMBOK® Guide - Fourth Edition, 2008.
To follow the discussion in this paper, you will need to refer to a copy of the latest PMBOK® Guide - Fourth Edition, 2008. You will also need to refer to our Figure 2 in Part 1 of this paper that is reproduced here for convenience.
Figure 2: Iterated Process Loop, Project Management Plan - Development and Update