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A User's Manual to the PMBOK Guide, Fifth Edition

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The must-have manual to understand and use the latest edition of the Fifth Edition

The professional standard in the field of project management, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition) published by the Project Management Institute (PMI) serves as the ultimate resource for professionals and as a valuable studying and training device for students taking the PMP® Exam. A User's Manual to the PMBOK® Guide takes the next logical step to act as a true user's manual. With an accessible format and easy-to-understand language, it helps to not only distill essential information contained in the PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition, but also fills an educational gap by offering instruction on how to apply its various tools and techniques. This edition of the User's Manual:

  • Defines each project management process in the PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition, describes the intent, and discusses the individual ITTOs (inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs)

  • Features examples, handy tips, and sample forms to supplement learning

  • Contains a data flow diagram of each process in the PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition to show how information is distributed

  • Is updated to provide deeper coverage of stakeholder management and to include new processes for scope, schedule, cost, and stakeholder management

  • The User's Manual enables you to put the PMBOK Guide—Fifth Edition to work on your projects. It will help you implement the processes described in the PMBOK Guide—Fifth Edition and apply the tools and techniques to help make your projects successful. Thorough in coverage and rich in content, it is a worthy companion to augment the important strategies laid out in the PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition, and the one book that aspiring or professional project managers should never be without.

  • Fully updated to align with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)-Fifth Edition

  • Describes how to apply tools and techniques for projects and how to create process outputs

  • Presents information by process group

  • Expands upon the PMBOK® Guide with information on the sponsor's role and planning loops

  • Integrates and describes interpersonal skills into the process where they are identified

  • Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Contents
    3. Title
    4. Copyright
    5. Preface
    6. Acknowledgements
    7. Chapter 1: Introduction
      1. About This Book
      2. Project Management Process Groups
      3. Project Management Knowledge Areas
    8. Chapter 2: Key Concepts
      1. Projects, Programs, and Portfolios
      2. Project Life Cycles
      3. Progressive Elaboration
      4. Tailoring
      5. Enterprise Environmental Factors
      6. Organizational Process Assets
    9. Chapter 3: Initiating a Project
      1. Initiating Process Group
      2. Project Sponsor Role
      3. Project Manager Role
      4. Develop Project Charter
      5. Identify Stakeholders
    10. Chapter 4: Planning Integration
      1. Planning Process Group
      2. Planning Loops
      3. Project Integration Management
      4. Develop Project Management Plan
    11. Chapter 5: Planning Scope
      1. Project Scope Management
      2. Plan Scope Management
      3. Collect Requirements
      4. Define Scope
      5. Create WBS
    12. Chapter 6: Planning the Schedule
      1. Project Time Management
      2. Plan Schedule Management
      3. Define Activities
      4. Sequence Activities
      5. Estimate Activity Resources
      6. Estimate Activity Durations
      7. Develop Schedule
    13. Chapter 7: Planning Cost
      1. Project Cost Management
      2. Plan Cost Management
      3. Estimate Costs
      4. Determine Budget
    14. Chapter 8: Planning Quality
      1. Project Quality Management
      2. Plan Quality Management
    15. Chapter 9: Planning Human Resources
      1. Project Human Resource Management
      2. Plan Human Resource Management
    16. Chapter 10: Planning Communications
      1. Project Communications Management
      2. Plan Communications Management
    17. Chapter 11: Planning Risk
      1. Project Risk Management
      2. Plan Risk Management
      3. Identify Risks
      4. Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
      5. Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
      6. Plan Risk Responses
    18. Chapter 12: Planning Procurement
      1. Project Procurement Management
      2. Plan Procurement Management
    19. Chapter 13: Planning Stakeholder Management
      1. Project Stakeholder Management
      2. Plan Stakeholder Management
    20. Chapter 14: Executing the Project
      1. Executing Process Group
      2. Direct and Manage Project Work
    21. Chapter 15: Executing Quality Management
      1. Perform Quality Assurance
    22. Chapter 16: Executing Human Resource Management
      1. Acquire Project Team
      2. Develop Project Team
      3. Manage Project Team
    23. Chapter 17: Executing Communications Management
      1. Manage Communications
    24. Chapter 18: Executing Procurement Management
      1. Conduct Procurements
    25. Chapter 19: Executing Stakeholder Management
      1. Manage Stakeholder Engagement
    26. Chapter 20: Monitoring and Controlling the Project
      1. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
      2. Monitor and Control Project Work
      3. Perform Integrated Change Control
    27. Chapter 21: Monitoring and Controlling Scope
      1. Validate Scope
      2. Control Scope
    28. Chapter 22: Monitoring and Controlling the Schedule
      1. Control Schedule
    29. Chapter 23: Monitoring and Controlling Cost
      1. Control Costs
    30. Chapter 24: Monitoring and Controlling Quality
      1. Control Quality
    31. Chapter 25: Monitoring and Controlling Communications
      1. Control Communications
    32. Chapter 26: Monitoring and Controlling Risks
      1. Control Risks
    33. Chapter 27: Monitoring and Controlling Procurements
      1. Control Procurements
    34. Chapter 28: Monitoring and Controlling Stakeholder Engagement
      1. Control Stakeholder Engagement
    35. Chapter 29: Closing the Project
      1. Closing Process Group
      2. Close Project or Phase
      3. Close Procurements
    36. Appendix
    37. Index