A collection of templates assembled and available from the Project Management Institute Web: http://www.pmibookstore.org

Published here May, 2004.

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One of the Project Management Institute's latest products is a set of working templates covering typical project forms, worksheets, and flowcharts complete with explanations, examples, hints and tips. According to the blurb on the jacket:

[This] User-friendly, interactive CR-ROM makes every project easier.
As a project practitioner, you know the importance of being organized and thorough. That's why you'll appreciate the comprehensive set of reference documents and forms the project management Institute (PMI) has compiled on this
CD-ROM. This handy resource helps you identify key practices that may be critical to the management of your projects, shown logically within the context of the Project Management Process Groups.
The PMI Compendium of Project Management Practices includes:
  • Explanatory notes for each of the five Project Management Process sections and definitions in each Compendium entry taken from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide - 2000 Edition.
  • Information to help you decide whether or not to use a given practice in your project; for instance, alternative terms, application areas/intended users, chief advantages, and references for additional reading.
  • At least one interactive customizable template, checklist, or outline to assist you in your work for each Compendium entry.
Every project practitioner from novice to seasoned professional will benefit from The Compendium. It brings together all the tools you need to orchestrate an efficient, effective, successful project ... from initiation to close.

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