By Project Management Institute
5.0 out of five stars
The most sensible PMBOK but; a must have for PMP examination January four, 2013
By Gabriel Young
As a undertaking administration teacher and direction developer at a nation college, a undertaking administration keynote speaker, and anyone who has been education venture managers for almost twenty years, I hugely suggest this booklet. i've got additionally helped hundreds and hundreds to cross their PMP assessments (including education PMI staff) and even though a few fogeys declare they handed with out this, I firmly think that the PMBOK is a must-have.
I have owned each version of the PMBOK and that i can let you know that it's gotten higher with age. Let's face it, the fabric isn't the main fascinating yet at the least it's even more readable than ever. approaches are extra subtle (some could consider middle vs. facilitating methods in older models) and are titled extra constantly (used to have a few commence 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 merely covers the "whats". for those who truly need to know "how" to execute a few of these procedures, you will want one other source like undertaking administration: A structures method of making plans, Scheduling, and Controlling.
For those that have visible a few of the PMBOK's terrible scores in reports of earlier models, you need to take into account that it is a high-level advisor, now not an intricate textual content or a secret novel. hence, don't count on to be a undertaking administration guru on the finish or be entertained with artistic irony.
Anyway, on account that lots of you're looking at this since you are looking to take the PMP examination, here's a few advice:
- even though you can be capable of receive a tender reproduction of this ebook by way of being a PMI member, i like to recommend having a actual replica. 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 nearly every thing used to be worthy highlighting however it pressured me to learn each one line thoroughly.
- you will want one other ebook on the grounds that many examination recommendations aren't even lined within the PMBOK. i actually like PMP examination Prep, 7th variation: Rita's path in a booklet for Passing the PMP examination or CAPM/PMP venture administration Certification All-in-One examination advisor with CD-ROM, moment variation. you don't even want the newest variants. belief me, the final techniques would be the related. for example, earned worth classes in Rita's 1st variation from yesteryear often is the similar as these in seventh or eighth versions. SPI will continually be EV/PV.
- while filing venture adventure at the program, you could post paintings whether your name used to be no longer venture supervisor. in case you labored on initiatives and feature performed a lead function, it may well count number so put up it. the foremost aspect is that you can be filing venture management actions. you continue to desire 4500 hours of undertaking adventure when you've got a bachelors or 7500 hours with no bachelors. additionally, continuously publish greater than these thresholds considering that a few actions can be no longer be accepted.
- don't buy flash playing cards; as an alternative, make your personal. Get a stack of index playing cards and begin writing terms/concepts on one aspect with definitions/formulas/descriptions at the again side.
Hope this is helping. better of success to all people!
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