The PMBOK is considered one of the most essential tools in the project management profession and is the de facto global standard for the industry. Project Management Professional (PMP) is an internationally recognised project management certification administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) is a collection of processes and knowledge areas generally accepted as best practice within the project management discipline. As an internationally recognised standard (IEEE Std 1490-2003) it provides the fundamentals of project management, irrespective of the type of project be it construction, software, engineering, automotive etc.

For more information: PMI / Guide PMBOK