When referring to a group of individuals as the project management team, it is helpful to take a step back and do a more careful review of what exactly the term project management team refers to. And more specifically, of course, who the term project management team refers to. Breaking it down more carefully, you will see that the term project management team is comprised of the individual and unique members of the project team who find themselves to be directly involved in any or all project management related activities. ON some projects that exist on a smaller scope, it is possible that the project management team may actually not be a distinct and separate unit from the project team but rather may include all project team members of virtually all project team members. Typically the project management team is broken down into some sort of a hierarchal format and that structure is typically headed up by a project management team leader, a term which is often used interchangeably with project manager.
This term is defined in the 3rd and the 4th edition of the PMBOK.