A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: by Project Management Institute

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The most sensible PMBOK but; a must have for PMP examination January four, 2013
By Gabriel Young

As a venture administration teacher and direction developer at a country collage, a venture administration keynote speaker, and somebody who has been education venture managers for almost twenty years, I hugely suggest this booklet. i've got additionally helped hundreds of thousands to cross their PMP tests (including education PMI staff) and even though a few parents declare they handed with no this, I firmly think that the PMBOK is a must-have.

I have owned each variation of the PMBOK and that i can let you know that it's gotten greater with age. Let's face it, the fabric isn't the main interesting yet at the very least it's even more readable than ever. tactics are extra sophisticated (some may perhaps bear in mind center vs. facilitating procedures in older models) and are titled extra continually (used to have a few begin with verbs and others with nouns), descriptions of inputs/tools & techniques/outputs are clearer, and illustrations are much less complicated. That acknowledged, the ebook nonetheless in basic terms covers the "whats". for those who truly need to know "how" to execute a few of these approaches, you'll want one other source like undertaking administration: A platforms method of making plans, Scheduling, and Controlling.

For those that have visible a few of the PMBOK's bad rankings in reports of earlier types, you want to remember that this can be a high-level consultant, no longer an intricate textual content or a secret novel. for that reason, don't count on to be a venture administration guru on the finish or be entertained with artistic irony.

Anyway, for the reason that a lot of you're looking at this since you are looking to take the PMP examination, here's a few advice:

- even supposing you can be capable of receive a tender reproduction of this booklet via being a PMI member, i like to recommend having a actual reproduction. In all my years of education, I've by no means even used a highlighter yet I did for the PMBOK while i used to be learning for this examination over a decade in the past. It seems that just about every thing was once worthy highlighting however it compelled me to learn each one line thoroughly.

- you will want one other booklet when you consider that many examination thoughts aren't even lined within the PMBOK. i myself like PMP examination Prep, 7th variation: Rita's direction in a ebook for Passing the PMP examination or CAPM/PMP undertaking administration Certification All-in-One examination consultant with CD-ROM, moment version. you don't even want the most recent variants. belief me, the final ideas may be the comparable. for example, earned price classes in Rita's 1st version from yesteryear could be the related as these in seventh or eighth versions. SPI will constantly be EV/PV.

- whilst filing undertaking event at the software, you could put up paintings no matter if your identify was once now not undertaking supervisor. in case you labored on initiatives and feature performed a lead position, it can count number so put up it. the most important element is so that you can be filing undertaking management actions. you continue to want 4500 hours of venture event when you have a bachelors or 7500 hours with out a bachelors. additionally, continuously publish greater than these thresholds in view that a few actions can be no longer be accepted.

- don't buy flash playing cards; in its place, make your personal. Get a stack of index playing cards and begin writing terms/concepts on one part with definitions/formulas/descriptions at the again side.

Hope this is helping. better of good fortune to each person!

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Table 1-1 shows the comparison of project, program, and portfolio views across several dimensions within the organization. ©2013 Project Management Institute. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition Licensed To: Jorge Diego Fuentes Sanchez PMI MemberID: 2399412 This copy is a PMI Member benefit, not for distribution, sale, or reproduction. 7 1 - INTRODUCTION Table 1-1. Comparative Overview of Project, Program, and Portfolio Management Organizational Project Management Projects Portfolios Scope Projects have defined objectives.

Lessons learned, final project audits, project evaluations, product validations, and acceptance criteria). , scope, cost, schedule, and performance measurement baselines, project calendars, project schedule network diagrams, risk registers, planned response actions, and defined risk impact). 28 ©2013 Project Management Institute. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition Licensed To: Jorge Diego Fuentes Sanchez PMI MemberID: 2399412 This copy is a PMI Member benefit, not for distribution, sale, or reproduction.

1 Responsibilities and Competencies of the Project Manager In general, project managers have the responsibility to satisfy the needs: task needs, team needs, and individual needs. As project management is a critical strategic discipline, the project manager becomes the link between the strategy and the team. Projects are essential to the growth and survival of organizations. Projects create value in the form of improved business processes, are indispensable in the development of new products and services, and make it easier for companies to respond to changes in the environment, competition, and the marketplace.

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