Chapter 1

Project Foundation

Much of the focus and content of this book revolve heavily around the information contained in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 4th Edition (PMBOK® Guide), published by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Because many exam questions will relate to the content of the PMBOK® Guide, it will be referenced throughout this book, and we’ll elaborate further on those areas that appear on the test.

This chapter lays the foundation for building and managing a project. Understanding project management from a broad and high-level perspective is important and will prepare you to digest the rest of the information in this book.

Defining a Project

Before delving into the aspects of project management, it’s ...

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