PMBOK Tools and Techniques

Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to achieve the goals of the project. The PMBOK Guide is one of the most widely used reference books for project management professionals. It is a collection of best practices that can help you deliver your project successfully and on time. It provides a comprehensive range of useful tools and techniques for project managers and project teams.

Many tools and techniques that are mentioned in the PMBOK Guide are general and can be used in other contexts. For example, project charters and Gantt charts are also used in Lean, Six Sigma and many other project management initiatives. The following map shows many of the tools and techniques mentioned in the PMBOK Guide. You should be aware, however, that you may encounter tools and techniques in the PMBOK Guide beyond what is listed in the map.

The Project Management Body of Knowledge