A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: PMBOK(R) Guide
As a project management instructor and course developer for a state university, a project management keynote speaker, and somebody who has been training project managers for pretty much two decades, I suggest this book. I have also helped hundreds to secure their PMP exams (including training PMI employees) and however some folks claim they passed without it, I firmly think that the PMBOK is often a must-have.
I have owned every edition in the PMBOK and I can advise you that it’s gotten better as they age. Let’s face it, the pad isn’t the most enjoyable but a minimum of it’s far more readable than ever before. Processes will be more refined (some may remember core vs. facilitating processes in older versions) and they are titled more consistently (once had some commence with verbs while others with nouns), descriptions of inputs/tools & techniques/outputs are clearer, and illustrations are less confusing. Read the rest of this entry »