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Why there are lots of integration works done which integrates PMBOK with other methods?

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I observed that there are lots of integration works have been done so far which integrates PMBOK with other methods.  For example PMBOK + CMMI, PMBOK+Agile, PMBOK + Prince2, PMBOK + ITIL, PMBOK + RUP. Is it the only reason is that PMBOK is a generic framework and there is a need to complemenet PMBOK with other method so that it can form a specific method? Let say if John is agilist why there is a need to integrate agile with PMBOK?
asked 6 years ago by hairul (1,320 points)

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The high level of adoption is a testament to the value of the PMBOK Guide.  It is flexible and not presriptive, not a methology, but best practices that can be incorporated into a methodology.  Everyone wants to "jump on the bandwagon" and not take the time to re-invent something that has taken almost 40 years to perfect.  As a next step, portions of the PMBOK Guide may be available as part of the emerging ISO standards for Project Management which will give the document more global recognition.  The PMBOK Guide is currently an ANSI standard (American National Standards Institute).
answered 6 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)

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