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 20 years, I hugely suggest this ebook. i've got additionally helped hundreds and hundreds to move their PMP checks (including education PMI staff) and even if 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 higher with age. Let's face it, the fabric isn't the main intriguing yet at the least it's even more readable than ever. procedures are extra subtle (some could consider center vs. facilitating tactics 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 e-book nonetheless merely covers the "whats". for those who really need to know "how" to execute a few of these procedures, you will want one other source like venture administration: A structures method of making plans, Scheduling, and Controlling.
For those that have obvious a number of the PMBOK's bad rankings in studies of prior types, you need to needless to say this can be a high-level consultant, no longer an complicated textual content or a secret novel. for this reason, don't count on to be a venture administration guru on the finish or be entertained with inventive irony.
Anyway, when you consider that a lot of you're looking at this since you are looking to take the PMP examination, this is a few advice:
- even though you'll be in a position to receive a gentle reproduction of this e-book 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 whilst i used to be learning for this examination over a decade in the past. It seems that nearly every little thing used to be worthy highlighting however it compelled me to learn every one line thoroughly.
- you will want one other booklet because many examination innovations aren't even coated within the PMBOK. i myself like PMP examination Prep, 7th variation: Rita's path in a e-book for Passing the PMP examination or CAPM/PMP venture administration Certification All-in-One examination consultant with CD-ROM, moment variation. you don't even want the newest variants. belief me, the overall innovations may be the related. for example, earned price classes in Rita's 1st variation from yesteryear may be the related as these in seventh or eighth variants. SPI will continually be EV/PV.
- while filing venture event at the software, you could post paintings whether your identify was once now not undertaking supervisor. should you labored on initiatives and feature performed a lead function, it could actually count number so publish it. the major element is so you might be filing undertaking management actions. you continue to desire 4500 hours of venture event when you have a bachelors or 7500 hours and not using a bachelors. additionally, regularly post greater than these thresholds seeing 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 aspect with definitions/formulas/descriptions at the again side.
Hope this is helping. better of success to every body!
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2 Organizations and Project Management Organizations use governance to establish strategic direction and performance parameters. The strategic direction provides the purpose, expectations, goals, and actions necessary to guide business pursuit and is aligned with business objectives. Project management activities should be aligned with top-level business direction, and if there is a change, then project objectives need to be realigned. In a project environment, changes to project objectives affect project efficiency and success.
Specialties may be further subdivided into focused functional units, such as mechanical and electrical engineering. Each department in a functional organization will do its project work independently of other departments. Project Coordination Functional Manager Chief Executive Functional Manager Functional Manager Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff (Gray boxes represent staff engaged in project activities) Figure 2-1. Functional Organization 22 ©2013 Project Management Institute.
They include any artifact, practice, or knowledge from any or all of the organizations involved in the project that can be used to perform or govern the project. These process assets include formal and informal plans, processes, policies, procedures, and knowledge bases, specific to and used by the performing organization. The process assets also include the organization’s knowledge bases such as lessons learned and historical information. Organizational process assets may include completed schedules, risk data, and earned value data.
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