[Moims-dai] PMBOK guide and the ICF doc

David Giaretta david at giaretta.org
Mon May 9 20:41:27 UTC 2016

I was not familiar with PMBOK, and the document is not free, which restricts

It seems to me we can refer to the PMBOK but we will have to paraphrase
various concepts to capture the sense of it. It is the logic that matters.
That would also be necessary for copyright reasons. I guess we may need to
use some PMBOK definitions - can we do that or do we need to paraphrase?


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Looks promising to me.  Do you think the rest of the PMBOK would resonate
with the communities we're familiar with?  Bob probably has a view on this.


On May 9, 2016, at 10:03 AM, David Giaretta <david at giaretta.org> wrote:

> Now the wedding is out of the way, I managed to buy a printed copy of the
PMBOK 5th edition - which I believe is the latest version.
> The way it describes the process groups is very interesting. The way I
read it the intention seems very similar to my understanding of what we are
talking about but the way it is explained is much clearer. For example, the
introduction to process groups says:
> "The following sections identify and describe 5 project management process
groups required for any project. These 5 process groups have clear
dependencies and are typically performed in each project and highly interact
with one another. These 5 process groups are independent of application
areas or industry focus. Individual process groups and individual processes
are often iterated prior to completing the project and can have interactions
within a process group and among process groups. The nature of these
interactions varies from project to project and may or may not be performed
in a particular order."
> The 5 groups are
> -          Initiating
> -          Planning
> -          Executing
> -          Closing
> -          Monitoring and controlling
> The Monitoring and controlling is an overarching activity - see the
attachment.  The first 4 stages align very well - it depends how much we
want to stress _exploit_ and _disposition_. Monitoring and controlling could
fit very well as an overarching activity to make sure the appropriate
"Additional Information" is captured.
> Interestingly later in that section there is a table with the process
groups along the top and a number of "knowledge areas" down the side - see
attachment. In many of the cells there are more specific bullet points which
point to sections later in the book. The majority of the book is taken up
expanding each of those cells.
> I see a lot of similarity of approach with ours and it would be relatively
straightforward to make the adjustment to align our document with the PMBOK
> Regards
> ..David
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