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INTRODUCTION

This Software Extension to the PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition describes commonly accepted practices for managing software projects; it addresses those practices applicable for managing projects to develop new software and to modify existing software. The objective of this Software Extension is to expand and elaborate on the project management processes, tools, and techniques and the vocabulary found in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition [1],1 and to provide more specific and precise terms, processes, and methods for managing software projects.

Many project managers, including those certified by PMI, can improve their ability to manage projects that involve development or modification ...

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