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This guide is based on project management standards. A standard is a document established by authority, custom, or general consent, as a model or example. As the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard, the Standard for Project Management, based on the concepts of consensus, openness, due process, and balance, the Standard for Process Project Management is the foundational reference for PMI project management professional development programs and project management practices.
Since project management needs to be tailored to the needs of the project, both standards and guides are based on descriptive practices rather than prescriptive practices, so the standard identifies processes that are in most cases considered good practices in most projects. The standard also identifies the inputs and outputs that are typically associated with these processes.
It is important for the project manager to work with the project team and other stakeholders to determine the right combination of processes, inputs, tools, techniques, outputs and life cycle phases to manage the appropriate generally recognized good projects for each project. The application of knowledge described in the guide is called “adjusting”.