Published here January 2019

Foreword | Projects and PMI | PMBOK Standards
Basic Project Management Functions | The Project Life Cycle
Other Essential Functions | The PMBOK Setting


Please read this paper together with this month's Musings: A Look Back at the Original (PMBOK) Framework - Part 2.

This paper is a repeat of what I wrote more than thirty years ago (1987).[1] Again, I think it is worth repeating because while parts have been quoted quite often, to my knowledge it was never pursued officially in the development of the PMP (Project Management Professional) examinations of the day.

So this paper represents what we saw in those days as the typical environment of a project.


1. From the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) of the Project Management Institute, developed by the PMBOK Standards Committee and approved by the PMI Board of Directors, PA, USA, March 1987.
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