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 path developer at a kingdom college, a venture administration keynote speaker, and somebody who has been education venture managers for almost twenty years, I hugely suggest this e-book. i've got additionally helped countless numbers to cross their PMP tests (including education PMI staff) and even supposing 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 larger with age. Let's face it, the fabric isn't the main intriguing yet no less than it's even more readable than ever. procedures are extra subtle (some may possibly be mindful middle vs. facilitating tactics in older types) and are titled extra constantly (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 purely covers the "whats". when you really need to know "how" to execute a few of these methods, you will want one other source like venture administration: A structures method of making plans, Scheduling, and Controlling.
For those that have obvious the various PMBOK's terrible scores in studies of prior models, you want to remember that this can be a high-level advisor, no longer an difficult textual content or a secret novel. therefore, don't count on to be a venture administration guru on the finish or be entertained with inventive irony.
Anyway, on account that a lot 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 capable of receive a tender reproduction of this ebook 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 little thing was once worthy highlighting however it pressured me to learn every one line thoroughly.
- you will want one other publication on account that many examination thoughts aren't even coated within the PMBOK. i actually 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 advisor with CD-ROM, moment version. you don't even want the most recent variations. belief me, the final strategies would be the related. for example, earned worth classes in Rita's 1st variation from yesteryear stands out as the related as these in seventh or eighth variations. SPI will continuously be EV/PV.
- whilst filing venture adventure at the program, you could publish paintings no matter if your identify was once no longer undertaking supervisor. for those who labored on initiatives and feature performed a lead position, it could count number so post it. the major element is for you to be filing undertaking management actions. you continue to want 4500 hours of venture adventure in case you have a bachelors or 7500 hours and not using a bachelors. additionally, continuously put up greater than these thresholds given that a few actions should be no longer be accepted.
- don't buy flash playing cards; as a substitute, make your individual. 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 success to every body!
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Projectized organizations often have organizational units called departments, but they can either report directly to the project manager or provide support services to the various projects. Project Coordination Project Manager 2 Chief Executive Project Manager Project Manager Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff Staff (Gray boxes represent staff engaged in project activities) Figure 2-5. Projectized Organization Many organizations involve all these structures at various levels, often referred to as a composite organization, as shown in Figure 2-6.
26 ©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. 4 Organizational Process Assets Organizational process assets are the plans, processes, policies, procedures, and knowledge bases specific to and used by the performing organization. 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.
A sponsor is the person or group who provides resources and support for the project and is accountable for enabling success. The sponsor may be external or internal to the project manager’s organization. From initial conception through project closure, the sponsor promotes the project. This includes serving as spokesperson to higher levels of management to gather support throughout the organization and promoting the benefits the project brings. The sponsor leads the project through the initiating processes until formally authorized, and plays a significant role in the development of the initial scope and charter.