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Is the PMP a methodology?

I'm very new to the project management world so forgive me for the question if you think it's stupid.

I was reading about PMP the other day and I'm lost on whether it's a project management methodology or not. Can someone clarify this for me, and confirms if the PMP is a methodology (or not)?
asked 10 years ago by anonymous

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PMP is a certification based on the PMBOK Guide.  The PMBOK Guide is generally considered as a collection of good/best practices and is a framework on which methodologies may be built (see http://projectmanagementquestions.com/4628/is-the-pmbok-a-standard-or-a-methodology ).  It is also an American National Standard per NIST (National Institute of Science and Technology) located in suburban Washington DC.
answered 10 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points) edited 10 years ago by MaplePM

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