1. Introduction

An introduction to projects, the PMBOK Guide, and foundational project management concepts

If you have organized a birthday party at home you’ve managed a project!

This chapter starts with an introduction of projects. It is followed by an overview of the PMBOK® Guide and its various components. We’ll introduce several foundational topics that are required for the PMP exam, such as:

  • Project Management
  • Program Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Strategy
  • Project/Program Management Office (PMO)
  • Tailoring project management processes
  • The Triple Constraints
  • Business Documents
    • Business Case
    • Benefits Management Plan
  • Project Management Data and Information
    • Work Performance Data
    • Work Performance Information
    • Work Performance Reports
Last updated: July 21, 2024