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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)

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The Standard on Project Management

The PMBOK 3rd edition is not written to serve as the "be all and end all," of "everything project management." To the contrary, it reads as a repository of practices used in project management in general and in the context of key knowledge areas. The general character o...
The PMBOK 3rd edition is not written to serve as the "be all and end all," of "everything project management." To the contrary, it reads as a repository of practices used in project management in general and in the context of key knowledge areas. The general character of the text seems to serve all industries. As such, it has an academic quality some insist is not "real world." That is not true. The PMBOK 3rd edition is very real world. It presents an overview of the tools of the trade available, as applicable, for a broad variety of projects wrapped within the context of nine universal areas of knowledge. It is well written and logical. The process flow diagrams make the concept of project process integration easy to comprehend. It serves as a powerful desk reference on the topic of project management.

posted by Demetrius_Minos on April 27, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

You Need to read this to pass the PMP.

I suggest you study some other book on Project Management first (I used Rita Mulcahey's PMP Exam Prep), as this book would be impossible to comprehend without prior understanding of the subject. Then read this book a couple of times. You will do much better on the PMP...
I suggest you study some other book on Project Management first (I used Rita Mulcahey's PMP Exam Prep), as this book would be impossible to comprehend without prior understanding of the subject. Then read this book a couple of times. You will do much better on the PMP if you do.

posted by 2247808 on November 21, 2009

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  • Posted April 27, 2009

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    The Standard on Project Management

    The PMBOK 3rd edition is not written to serve as the "be all and end all," of "everything project management." To the contrary, it reads as a repository of practices used in project management in general and in the context of key knowledge areas. The general character of the text seems to serve all industries. As such, it has an academic quality some insist is not "real world." That is not true. The PMBOK 3rd edition is very real world. It presents an overview of the tools of the trade available, as applicable, for a broad variety of projects wrapped within the context of nine universal areas of knowledge. It is well written and logical. The process flow diagrams make the concept of project process integration easy to comprehend. It serves as a powerful desk reference on the topic of project management.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2009

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    A comprehensive guide to project management

    Volunteer committees at the Project Management Institute (PMI) created this guide to the processes involved in managing projects. Communication among clients, the project team and vendors is crucial to project management, so the book establishes a common vocabulary and a standard way of discussing a project. The book focuses on going from step to step with reliable coordination and smooth communication. Newcomers will find it helpful as they become conversant in the way professionals view and discuss project management. And, given that this is a standard work in the field, professionals are likely to regard it already as a reliable reference, including the useful process checklist. getAbstract applauds this manual's solid utility for its targeted audience. It is even quite readable, though it is directed only to insiders.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 24, 2008

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    Professional field guide for project management

    Volunteer committees at the Project Management Institute (PMI) created this guide to the processes involved in managing projects. Communication among clients, the project team and vendors is crucial to project management, so the book establishes a common vocabulary and a standard way of discussing a project. The book focuses on going from step to step with reliable coordination and smooth communication. Newcomers will find it helpful as they become conversant in the way professionals view and discuss project management. And, given that this is a standard work in the field, professionals are likely to regard it already as a reliable reference, including the useful process checklist. getAbstract applauds this manual¿s solid utility for its targeted audience. It is even quite readable, though it is directed only to insiders.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

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    An update in 2009 from the 1996 first edition

    You have to have this to pass the current PMP exam certification.
    It has definition changes, some change in philosophy, and more detail in the analytical, numbers computations. There are many good books on the subject, this is the entire 'Bible' of project management as it is interpreted today.

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