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PMP Exam Cram™ 2 by Greg Horine, David Francis

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What a Project Is and How It's Different from a Program

According to PMI, a project is “a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service.” This is an important definition you need to know for the test because it emphasizes that a project is temporary and has a distinct beginning, duration, and clear-cut ending. According to the PMBOK, a program is “a group of related projects managed in a coordinated way and includes an element of ongoing work.”

The PMP exam will not be based on memorization only. You must know the definitions and concepts and be able to utilize them in a fictitious situation.

A project is different from a ...

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