Project Management Knowledge

Project Management Information System (PMIS)

Project Management Information System (PMIS) are system tools and techniques used in project management to deliver information. Project managers use the techniques and tools to collect, combine and distribute information through electronic and manual means. Project Management Information System (PMIS) is used by upper and lower management to communicate with each other.
Project Management Information System (PMIS) help plan, execute and close project management goals. During the planning process, project managers use PMIS for budget framework such as estimating costs. The Project Management Information System is also used to create a specific schedule and define the scope baseline. At the execution of the project management goals, the project management team collects information into one database. The PMIS is used to compare the baseline with the actual accomplishment of each activity, manage materials, collect financial data, and keep a record for reporting purposes. During the close of the project, the Project Management Information System is used to review the goals to check if the tasks were accomplished. Then, it is used to create a final report of the project close.
To conclude, the project management information system (PMIS) is used to plan schedules, budget and execute work to be accomplished in project management.

This term is defined in the 3rd and the 4th edition of the PMBOK.


  1. I feel that your PMIS is a instrument that “in primis” see at a financial evaluetion of the projects, but less at technical data of projects.
    It so?
    Best regards

  2. Dear Deli,

    the financial evaluation is definitely only one factor amongst several, and I guess it depends on the priorities of a project where the focus should be. With respect to the Triple Constraint, all these factors should be taken into account, but the project goal may require that one factor needs more monitoring (e.g. when a customer needs special functionalities in a software deliverable.

    Does this make sense?



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