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The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide is a set of guidelines and best practices put together by the Project Management Institute (PMI). It is also the focus of the most widely recognized project management certification available: the Project Management Professional credential. This VTC course is part one of a four part series meant to provide users with a thorough understanding of the PMBOK Guide and complete preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam and the Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) exam. This course will provide users with a high-level overview of the entire PMBOK Guide and will set the foundation for the courses that follow. Users will gain an understanding of the project life cycle and project phases as managed by the PMBOK Guide's project management processes. Work Files are included. To begin learning PMBOK - Part 1, simply click on one of the movie links.
* This PMBOK course series is based on the third edition of the PMBOK guide. VTC has provided update notes that work in conjunction with this series, allowing users to review changes and updates that are necessary for taking the PMBOK 4th edition exam. These notes are found in "Updated Notes" section. Upon completing the VTC PMBOK Part 1-4 series, students should then move on to complete the following course: PMBOK Guide Update (4th Edition), which provides a review of the 42 project management processes now presented in the PMBOKÂ® Guide, 4th edition.
Hello and welcome to VTC's course on PMBOK Part 1. My name is Vanina Mangano and I will be your instructor. In this course, we will be covering the foundation and framework of project management as defined by the Project Management Body of Knowledge, typically called the PMBOK Guide for short. It is Part 1 of a four-part series meant to gain a working knowledge of the PMBOK Guide and also to prepare for the PMP and CAPM exams. Now, this course does assume that at a minimum you understand the basics of how to manage a project and that you also have the most current edition of the PMBOK Guide. At the end of this course, you'll find a movie with my background and credentials. But here is a brief introduction. I am PMP-certified and provide consulting and training services. You'll be happy to hear that one of my specializations is project management and also PMP exam prep training. The bulk of my experience comes not just from training, but from real-world experience, so you'll often hear me provide you with examples on how the material applies to the real-world scenarios. The majority of the course will focus on the first three chapters of the PMBOK Guide. The course includes several examples of exam questions. One of the best things you can do to prepare for the exams is to go through practice questions and then more practice questions. Many times you'll look at these questions and all of these answers will appear to be correct. Sometimes that actually will be true and your job is to identify the best answer. Next, I will provide you with an overview of the project management framework. This'll include understanding the differences and being able to distinguish between a project and Operational Work. It may sound odd at first, but these can be pretty easy to confuse. The organizational structure plays a big role in how a project is managed so you'll have a solid understanding of the three types of structures that exist. I'll also show you the various dimensions of a project, including the project lifecycle and the project phases. And we'll be sure to review program and portfolio management. The project standards include the processes and process groups of a project. We'll be covering the process groups thoroughly and these include initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling and closing. We'll be touching briefly on the nine Knowledge Areas. These will be reviewed much more thoroughly in future courses. Here's an item I'd like to take a moment to highlight. All members of the Project Management Institute, which is the issuing organization of the PMBOK Guide, must adhere to the organization's code of ethics and professional conduct. But if you're taking the PMP exam, nine percent of the exam will test your knowledge on a Project Manager's social and professional responsibility. So we'll be covering this piece as well. And finally, we'll top off the course with a summary and review, just to make sure that you understand how the information ties together. You'll also have an opportunity to assess your knowledge of the material and we'll end with some other exam preparation goodies.
- Course: PMBOK - Part 1
- Author: Vanina Mangano
- SKU: 33891
- ISBN: 1-934743-76-3
- Work Files: Yes
- Captions: No
- Subject: Certification
- The first 3 chapters of courses are available to play for FREE (first chapter only for QuickStart! and MasterClass! courses). Just click on the movie link to play a lesson.