This pocket guide is based on the PMBOK® Guide Fourth Edition. It contains a summary of the PMBOK® Guide, to provide a quick introduction as well as a structured overview of this framework for project management. This pocket guide deals with the key issues and themes within project management and the PMBOK® Guide as follows: A short overview of the activities of PMI Inc., the organization and its standards: PMBOK® Guide, Standard for Project Portfolio Management, Standard for Program Management, and other standards. The essentials of the Project Lifecycle and Organization. What are the key project management knowledge areas and processes? Main target Group for this pocket guide is anyone with an interest in understanding the method in the PMBOK® Guide framework or a systematic approach for project management. The book is also very useful for members of a project management team in a project environment using the PMBOK® Guide as a shared reference. The updated version is aligned with the updated (2012) structuring of PMI's Project Management standards, the PMI publications (2012) and introduced Communities of Practice (2012) formerly known as PMI Colleges and SIG's.