By Project Management Institute
5.0 out of five stars
The most sensible PMBOK but; vital for PMP examination January four, 2013
By Gabriel Young
As a venture administration teacher and direction developer at a nation collage, a undertaking administration keynote speaker, and anyone who has been education undertaking managers for almost 20 years, I hugely suggest this booklet. i've got additionally helped countless numbers to cross their PMP checks (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 version of the PMBOK and that i can inform you that it's gotten larger with age. Let's face it, the cloth isn't the main interesting yet no less than it's even more readable than ever. strategies are extra sophisticated (some may perhaps be mindful center vs. facilitating methods in older models) and are titled extra continuously (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 booklet nonetheless in simple terms covers the "whats". when you really need to know "how" to execute a few of these techniques, you'll want one other source like undertaking administration: A structures method of making plans, Scheduling, and Controlling.
For those that have obvious a few of the PMBOK's terrible rankings in experiences of prior types, you want to keep in mind that this can be a high-level consultant, no longer an difficult textual content or a secret novel. therefore, don't anticipate to be a undertaking administration guru on the finish or be entertained with inventive irony.
Anyway, when you consider that lots of you're looking at this since you are looking to take the PMP examination, this is a few advice:
- even supposing you'll be capable of receive a delicate reproduction of this publication by means of 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 little thing was once worthy highlighting however it compelled me to learn every one line thoroughly.
- you'll want one other e-book on account that many examination recommendations aren't even coated within the PMBOK. i actually like PMP examination Prep, 7th version: Rita's direction in a ebook for Passing the PMP examination or CAPM/PMP undertaking administration Certification All-in-One examination advisor with CD-ROM, moment version. you don't even want the most recent versions. belief me, the final suggestions would be the related. for example, earned worth classes in Rita's 1st variation from yesteryear could be the related as these in seventh or eighth variants. SPI will constantly be EV/PV.
- while filing venture adventure at the program, you could post paintings whether your name was once now not venture supervisor. for those who labored on tasks and feature performed a lead position, it may possibly count number so put up it. the major aspect is that you can be filing venture management actions. you continue to want 4500 hours of undertaking event in case you have a bachelors or 7500 hours with no bachelors. additionally, consistently post greater than these thresholds for the reason that a few actions might be no longer be accepted.
- don't buy flash playing cards; as a substitute, make your personal. Get a stack of index playing cards and begin writing terms/concepts on one facet with definitions/formulas/descriptions at the again side.
Hope this is helping. better of good fortune to every body!
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