Appendix A

Guidelines for a Project Management Institute Practice Standard

  • Each practice standard provides guidelines on the mechanics (e.g., nuts and bolts, basics, fundamentals, step-by-step usage guide, how it operates, how to do it) of some significant process (input, tool, technique, or output) that is relevant to a project manager.
  • A practice standard does not necessarily mirror the life-cycle phases of many projects. But, an individual practice standard may be applicable to the completion of one or more phases within a project.
  • A practice standard does not necessarily mirror the knowledge areas within A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge/Third Edition (PMBOK® Guide), although an individual practice standard will provide ...

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