As the pre-eminent standard for the project management profession, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOKĀ® Guide) ā 2000 Edition identifies and describes the subset of principles and practices within the PMBOKĀ® that are generally accepted and applicable to most projects most of the time. However, the PMBOKĀ® Guide also identifies the need for application area extensions when there are generally accepted knowledge and practices for a category of projects in one application area that are not generally accepted across the full range of project types in most application areas. Government contracting is one such application area, and is the basis for this much-anticipated book. Designed to complement, rather than replace, the PMBOKĀ® Guide ā 2000 Edition, contents of the Government Extension to a Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOKĀ® Guide), also known as the Government Extension, are based upon the same, easy-to-follow numbering system. Unaffected areas of the PMBOKĀ® Guide are identified as such, with reference made to the corresponding PMBOKĀ® Guide section. However, those areas of the Government Extension that contain revised or additional government-related content are easily identified. This book is a must-read for project practitioners involved with government contracts, as well as anyone who wants a better understanding of the PMBOKĀ® Guide, as it applies to the government sector. The Government Extension to the PMBOKĀ® Guide teaches you how to get government jobs done right, on time and within budget. Newcomer or veteran, you will be surprised that someone finally made government projects understandable!