By Project Management Institute
5.0 out of five stars
The top PMBOK but; vital for PMP examination January four, 2013
By Gabriel Young
As a undertaking administration teacher and direction developer at a nation collage, a venture administration keynote speaker, and somebody who has been education undertaking managers for almost 20 years, I hugely suggest this booklet. i've got additionally helped countless numbers to move their PMP checks (including education PMI staff) and even though a few fogeys 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 higher with age. Let's face it, the fabric isn't the main intriguing yet not less than it's even more readable than ever. techniques are extra sophisticated (some may well take into account center vs. facilitating tactics in older models) and are titled extra always (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 merely covers the "whats". if you happen to truly need to know "how" to execute a few of these techniques, you'll want one other source like venture administration: A platforms method of making plans, Scheduling, and Controlling.
For those that have noticeable a number of the PMBOK's negative scores in studies of prior models, you want to remember that this can be a high-level advisor, no longer an complex textual content or a secret novel. accordingly, don't count on to be a venture administration guru on the finish or be entertained with inventive irony.
Anyway, given that lots of you're looking at this since you are looking to take the PMP examination, this is a few advice:
- even if you'll be in a position to receive a smooth reproduction of this booklet via 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 just about every thing was once worthy highlighting however it pressured me to learn each one line thoroughly.
- you will want one other booklet on the grounds that many examination techniques aren't even coated within the PMBOK. i actually like PMP examination Prep, 7th version: Rita's direction 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 desire the most recent variants. belief me, the final suggestions often is the comparable. for example, earned price classes in Rita's 1st version from yesteryear may be the related as these in seventh or eighth variants. SPI will continually be EV/PV.
- whilst filing venture adventure at the program, you could post paintings no matter if your identify used to be now not undertaking supervisor. if you happen to labored on initiatives and feature performed a lead function, it might probably count number so put up it. the major element is that you can be filing undertaking management actions. you continue to desire 4500 hours of undertaking adventure when you have a bachelors or 7500 hours and not using a bachelors. additionally, regularly publish greater than these thresholds seeing that a few actions should 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 part with definitions/formulas/descriptions at the again side.
Hope this is helping. better of good fortune to every body!
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