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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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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 May 20, 2010

    Good Reading

    Very Informative

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  • Posted November 18, 2009

    Use this for any Project

    I found this to be cheaper than the PMI site and the book is very resourceful. Well worth the sale price (free shipping too) of $38.57 and serves as a resourceful tool for projects.

    Whether you are engaged in domestic or international tasks, I encourage you to use this book as a reference guide from womb to tomb of your projects.

    Best Luck,

    An honest review

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    Posted October 26, 2009

    Standard Guide for PMP Exam

    Standard Guide for PMP Exam. Fast shipping from B&N website

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2003

    Phenomenal Guidebook

    I have recently bought 2 guidebooks. Both are phenomenal, and both have changed my life. This book is a complete guide to project management, and has revived my career! (And Make Every Girl Want You by Fate and Reil is a complete guide to women, and has revived my dating life!) But more on the former. I needed to pass the PMP exam for work. And I was in dire straits. I was running out of time, and the exam was coming up. Until I found this book. This book is basically everything possible that can appear on the exam. Almost like the Cliff¿s Notes of project management! It¿s not the most fun book to read, but IS the most useful, practical guide to project management anywhere. Whether you¿re taking the PMP, or simply want to bone up on some project management to improve your career path, buy this book!

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