Understanding PMBOK Guide with Visual Thinking: For PMP Exam Preparation by Donghwan Han
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House
- Pages: 454
- Publication date: 2016
The PMBOK® Guide is a challenging book to comprehend more than you imagine because it explains how 10 project management knowledge areas and 47 project management processes are inter-related throughout a project life cycle. Each knowledge area explains 47 project management processes as a whole, and each process is composed of inputs, outputs, tools and techniques. Furthermore, an output of a project management process becomes an input for another process as they are inter-related. However, it is essential to comprehend the correlations among 47 project management processes for successful PMP® exam preparation. Those who obtained the PMP® certificate always commonly acknowledge the importance of understanding the correlations. The best way to comprehend the correlations and roles of 47 project management processes is either to read the PMBOK® Guide repeatedly or to use professional training service for PMP® exam preparation. For last 11 years, as a professional instructor providing PMP® exam preparation, author has been contemplating how to help people to understand the PMBOK® guide efficiently. As a solution, the Visual Thinking technique was utilized for better explanation the PMBOK® Guide since it can organize the complex correlations of inputs and outputs of 47 project management processes much effectively, and convey the information to readers much efficiently in a graphical/visual manner. Thus, this book will be useful for anyone who prepare for PMP® exam and/or seek for expansion of project management skills and knowledge. This book provides graphical explanations for the 47 project management processes including inputs, outputs, tools and techniques. However, some inputs, outputs, tools and techniques that appear repeatedly and have low importance are excluded since the main focus lies on explaining the complicated correlations among processes much easier. In addition, detailed explanations about each 47 project management processes and sample questions for the PMP® exam are not provided. If someone needs more detailed and enriched information regarding processes, they can refer to the PMBOK® Guide or any other books for PMP® exam preparation. It has been always challenging to comprehend the PMBOK® Guide, although various books for the PMP® exam preparation have attempted to provide easy explanations for readers. Authors expect that this book will fulfill its purpose of providing easier and innovative explanations of the 47 project management processes, and the graphical approach taken in this book makes this book very unique and valuable. Once you start to read this book, your comprehension and memory regarding the 47 project management processes will be dramatically improved.
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