Chapter 4

Governmental and Private Guidelines

In the previous chapter, we have presented the main methods and tools (PCM and LF), considering their first or most widespread versions. In this chapter, we further discuss and compare the different versions of these instruments.

In the first part of the chapter we compare the project management standards adopted by five of the main worldwide governmental agencies. In the second part of the chapter, we compare the two most diffused private guidelines among themselves and with the PMBOK® Guide developed by the Project Management Institute, that is one of the most widespread project management standards.

4.1 Governmental Guidelines

PCM and LF have been adopted by some of the most important governmental ...

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