The Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK) comprises of the globally accepted project management best practices applicable to most of the projects, most of the time. The Construction Extension to the Project Management Body of Knowledge provides best practices relevant for construction projects. PMBOK construction extension is updated whenever a new version of the PMBOK is released. As you might already know, the new PMBOK is principle based and covers predictive, agile and hybrid project management. Construction extension (latest) is fully aligned to these approaches and at the same time have additional knowledge areas relevant for construction projects.
Comparison of Knowledge Areas
|PMBOK (General)||PMBOK (Construction)|
|Integration Management||Integration Management|
|Scope Management||Scope Management|
|Schedule Management||Schedule Management|
|Cost Management||Cost Management|
|Quality Management||Quality Management|
|Resource Management||Resource Management|
|Communications management||Communications Management|
|Risk Management||Risk Management|
|Procurement Management||Procurement Management|
|Stakeholder Management||Stakeholder Management|
|Project Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE) Management|
|Project financial management|
Though there is one to one mapping, the content within each knowledge area is more specific to construction projects in the construction extension to PMBOK Guide.