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Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide by Project Management Institute

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: OVERVIEW AND ADVANCEMENTS

As defined in the PMBOK® Guide, “project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements.” These same components and processes apply in construction, with additional practices to deliver an end product that is functional and meets stakeholder needs. It uses the same Process Groups and is characterized by similar interactions among the groups and processes. Section 3 introduces the practitioner to the Knowledge Areas and Process Groups, and offers an overview of some advances in technology and management techniques that make project management unique in the construction environment.

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