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Project Management


This guide was created to assist the community with finding resources in the field of Project Management. The World Campus at The Pennsylvania State University offers workshop, degree, and certification programs in Project Management. These programs are designed to provide students and working professionals with the skills to efficiently manage the timeline, scope, and budget of projects, which can be applied to a variety of industries. 

Please navigate through the menu tabs in our guide to begin exploring resources on Project Management. 

What is Project Management?

The Project Management Institute has outlined the definitions of project management and project managers.  

What is Project Management? 

Who are Project Managers?

Note: The Project Management Institution is an professional organization that has served a community and education hub for project managers since 1969. Their organization provides standards, certifications, online courses, publications, and community forums. 

Textbooks & Guides for Project Management:

Please review the following textbooks to learn the basics of Project Management, as well as studying for a certification in the field. Many of these resources are available in multiple languages and can be viewed electronically. 

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge ( PMBOK® Guide )-Sixth Edition - The Project Management Institute's core publication, which has been updated with the latest practices and standards for project management. 

A User's Manual to the PMBOK Guide - The following publication is considers a user friendly resource for navigating the complex theories and standards addressed in the PMBOK Guide.

Program Management, 2nd Edition - This volumes consists of management guides and international standards and includes that incorporate principles of agile management, change management, as well as the author's own program management principles. 

Agile Practice Guide - This guide was created in partnership with Agile Alliance® to provide tools, situational guidelines, as well as an understanding of approaches that are useful to project managers working in adaptive environments.