A PROJECT MANAGER’S BOOK OF FORMS
A Companion to the PMBOK Guid
This second edition of the Project Management Book of Forms is designed to be a companion to the Fifth Edition
of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). The purpose is to present the information
from the PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition in a set of forms and reports so that project managers can readily
apply the concepts and practices described in the PMBOK® Guide to their projects.
The PMBOK® Guide identifi es that subset of the project management body of knowledge generally recognized
as good practice. As an ANSI Standard, it does not describe how to apply those practices, nor does it provide
a vehicle for transferring that knowledge into practice.
This Book of Forms will assist project managers in applying information presented in the PMBOK® Guide
into project documentation. The Book of Forms does not teach project management concepts or describe how to
apply project management techniques. Textbooks and classes can fulfi ll those needs. This book provides an easy
way to apply good practices to projects.
Since one of the defi ning factors about projects is that they are unique, project managers must tailor the forms
and reports to meet the needs of their individual projects. Some projects will require information in addition to
what is presented in these forms; some will require less. These forms are presented in paper format and electronic
versions to make them easy to adapt to the needs of specifi c projects. They follow the information in the
PMBOK® Guide but can be adapted to meet the needs of the project manager and specifi c projects.