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PMI’s worldwide advocacy for project management is reinforced by their globally recognised standards and certification program. Book and sit any of Lumify Work's PMBOK courses to learn best practices, processes and terms within the project management industry.

PMBOK at Lumify Work

The Project Management Institute (PMI®) is one of the world’s largest not-for-profit membership associations for the project management profession. PMI’s professional resources and research empower 700,000+ members, credential holders and volunteers in nearly every country in the world to enhance their careers, improve their organisation’s success and further mature the profession.

Lumify Work is an authorised training partner of the PMI offering PMBOK® training and certification in Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines.

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Lumify Work offers training based on PMI's PMBOK Guide in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, and Perth.


According to Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) is the framework of best practices, processes and terms that are employed as standards within the project management industry.

It was formalised in 1996 in the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide). Before this Guide was published, several milestones served as precursors for it. These include the first Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential and certifications awarded in 1984.

The PMBOK has continually been updated to reflect new knowledge, methods and best practices. The American National Standards Institute and the International Organization for Standardization recognise it as the source for project management standards. The international higher education community and business schools embrace the framework and use it to train project managers.

About PMI

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the leading professional association for project management. They are the authority for a growing global community of millions of project professionals and individuals who use project management skills. These professionals and “changemakers” collectively work to create better outcomes for businesses, communities and society worldwide.

PMI empowers people to make ideas a reality. Through global advocacy, networking, collaboration, research, and education, PMI prepares organisations and individuals at every stage of their career journey to work smarter so they can drive success in a world of change.

Building on a proud legacy dating to 1969, PMI is a not-for-profit, for-purpose organisation working in nearly every country to advance careers, strengthen organisational success, and enable project professionals and changemakers with new skills and ways of working to maximise their impact. PMI offerings include globally recognised standards, certifications, online courses, thought leadership, tools, digital publications, and communities.

About Lumify Work

The relentless speed of technology is driving business transformation. Adapting to the digital age relies on your investment in the best technology. But more than that, it requires your people to have the skills to use the technology effectively.

Lumify Work is the leading provider of information and communications technology training in Australasia. We train your teams to ensure that whatever you do is done efficiently, securely, and aligned with industry best-practice.

Lumify Work has been ahead of the technology curve for more than 30 years. Our state-of-the-art facilities and expert instructors deliver authorised training from the world’s leading technology vendors. We work with you to help you choose the most suitable training to meet your needs.

Lumify Work has an extensive and varied portfolio of over 700 instructor-led training courses delivered to over 15,000 students annually in our training facilities, at your premises, or remotely.

As an authorised training partner of the PMI for PMBOK courses, Lumify Work offers students these benefits:

  • Working with an instructor: our authorised instructors are valid PMP certification holders and are required to be current on learning methods and continually enhance their skills.

  • Study groups: Meet a group of peers who are looking to achieve the same goal as you.

  • Instructor-led: If you learn better through discussion and dialogue and want to ask questions then this learning option may be a good choice for you.

Why should you take PMBOK courses?

For a project manager, a universal set of best practices is vital because PMBOK is the standard by which PMP certification is attained. This lays a strong foundation for their project management career.

For employers, PMBOK is crucial because it helps them identify professionals who can step in and apply standardised practices within the business and across departments, including areas such as quality management. The alternative is retraining employees who are hired from outside or promoted from within in highly complex proprietary processes; these employees will not have been vetted and refined by the experiences of project managers across industries and over time.

Standardising project management is highly beneficial, as it establishes compatible practices between departments and makes collaboration efficient by aligning project management processes and process groups within the existing project. PMBOK addresses risk management and teaches which practices work, which don’t, and why. This reduces guesswork and inordinate risk-taking. It also contributes to effective project management through the implementation of a robust project management plan that guides the project team and controls project costs. Project managers can make educated decisions about how and when to break the rules, if that is ever necessary.

What can you learn from the PMBOK Guide – Seventh Edition?

Over the past few years, emerging technology, new approaches and rapid market changes have changed the world of work, driving the profession to evolve. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) – Seventh Edition has been updated to meet these challenges, better align to how people work today and help you be more proactive, innovative and nimble.

This edition of the PMBOK Guide:

  • Reflects the full range of development approaches (predictive, traditional, adaptive, agile, hybrid, etc.)

  • Provides an entire section devoted to tailoring the development approach and processes

  • Expands the list of tools and techniques in a new section, “Models, Methods, and Artifacts”

  • Focuses on project outcomes in addition to deliverables

  • Integrates with PMIstandards+™ for access to content that helps the user apply the PMBOK Guide on the job

Including both The Standard for Project Management and the PMBOK Guide, this modern edition presents 12 principles of project management and eight project performance domains critical for the effective delivery of project outcomes.

PMBOK Course Requirements and Study Plan

We have put together frequently asked questions and insights on PMBOK course requirements and how to plan to study for a certification such as PMP.

What are the requirements for a PMBOK course?

Introductory PMBOK courses like Fast Start in Project Management do not require previous experience. But the Project Management Institute (PMI) requires professionals to have relevant work experience - at least three years' worth - before they can register to take the PMP exam and get certified.

In terms of whether you can take the exam without a university degree, this is still possible. What matters is a demonstration of overall project work experience. With proven project work experience and PMBOK training, professionals with less than a four-year degree, such as incomplete credits, a high school diploma, or an associate degree, can still get PMP certified.

How do you start studying for the PMP Exam?

It is highly recommended that PMP candidates invest in PMP Prep. Most successful PMP candidates spend an average of 35 hours or more preparing for the exam.

If your goal is to gain a PMP certification, you need to prepare the for exam by booking and sitting a PMBOK course with an authorised training partner like Lumify Work.

After the course, you can read and understand the entire PMBOK Guide. The guide helps you identify fundamental aspects of project management.

Practice by applying what you learned from your PMBOK training and the PMBOK Guide to real scenarios from your project management experience.

Aligned with that, you can review the PMI's requirements for PMP experience hours and document our project experience hours in a spreadsheet.

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