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Who is the author of the PMBOK fourth edition?

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Who is the author who wrote the PMBOK fourth edition? Is it the same one who wrote the third edition? How can we, the project managers, follow one person's vision of project management? Shouldn't we follow a vision based on how many important project managers see project management?

I'm not nagging I'm just wondering.
asked 10 years ago by anonymous

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The PMBOK Guide editions each have a project manager, a deputy project manager, and literally hundreds of volunteer authors.  A conservative, consensus approach is taken and the updates are usually small in scope and focus on a few key areas.  For example, the 3rd edition introduced a new way of looking at risk management.  Take a look inside the guide and it will name all the contributors.
answered 10 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)
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The author of the PMBOK is PMI, and is the same as the third edition. There are many contributors that are either PMI members or from the PMI board who helped in authoring this book, and thus, the PMBOK just states that PMI is its author. So you're not really following the vision of one project manager, but the vision of many (important) project managers, but again, these "many" project managers all belong to the same school of thoughts when it comes to project management.
answered 10 years ago by TheManager (6,220 points)

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