IT Soft Skills

TH09 47 in 75: A Whirlwind Tour of the Project Management Body of Knowledge

March 10th, 2016

2:00pm - 3:15pm

Level: Introductory Intermediate

Casey Ayers



The PMBOK Guide is a notoriously dry and dense read. Yet it's impossible to succeed in attaining any PMI-issued project management certifications without demonstrating mastery over its content. The PMBOK Guide is tough in large part because it doesn’t feel approachable, can often seem repetitive, and can shift from dwelling on the obvious to mentioning previously unreferenced concepts in just a few words.

This session will cut a path for aspiring PMPs and those who simply wish to learn more about PMI's classic project management framework. By cross-cutting through knowledge areas and process groups, and shedding light on each of the PMBOK Guide's 47 processes, this session will help attendees grasp the broader concepts that apply to the entire framework. You'll learn how closely many processes relate and gain a narrative sense of how the PMBOK Guide's many concepts support one another and allow for a more complete style of project management when used together.

You will learn:

The Project Management Body of Knowledge is the foundation for a variety of certifications offered by the Project Management Institute, most notably the PMP. Many would also consider it to be a project manager's Bible. But, like scripture, the PMBOK Guide can be a long and difficult read, and isn’t very accessible to those approaching the material for the first time.

This session seeks to uncover the secrets of the PMBOK Guide, making the nuts and bolts of its project management framework easier to understand. In just over an hour, we'll dive into all 47 of the project management processes found in the PMBOK Guide. You'll learn how these seemingly disparate concepts actually align and intermingle within the project management environment.

Whether you're studying for the PMP exam or simply want to learn what makes one of the world's most popular project management frameworks tick, you're sure to leave with a better understanding of how a formalized project management structure can make your life easier and your project more successful.