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Introduction to Project Management


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This is part of the series of presentations based on PMBOK book's coverage, and is helpful in your preparation for PMP or CAPM certification exams. For more detailed study notes please visit Thank you and good luck!

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Introduction to Project Management

  1. 1. A guide to passing PMP® exam! series.. Introduction to Project Management Based on the PMBOK® bookBrought to you For a free eBook on Project Management, and brain-friendly notes for PMP® and CAPM® certification exams visit the blog!
  2. 2. What is a Project?• A Project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique Product, Service or Result.• Characteristics of Project – Definitive start and end date – Result in some specific benefits – Progressively elaborated (which is to say, they are produced in an iterative fashion).
  3. 3. Oldest Project – built 4500 yrs ago!
  4. 4. PMBOK® in a nutshell• Processes - are activities conducted by project manager to manage various aspects of project• Process Groups - a way of grouping processes specific to each logical phase of a project, such as Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing.• Knowledge Areas - a way of grouping these same processes based on the knowledge required to carry them out, such as Cost management, Human Resources management, and Communications management.
  5. 5. Stages of Project
  6. 6. Anatomy of a Process
  7. 7. ITTOs of a processITTOs = Inputs, Tools and Techniques, Outputs
  8. 8. Process Groups explained
  9. 9. The 6 Project Constraints
  10. 10. Project Manager needs…Project manager primarily needs to have thefollowing -• Knowledge (PMBOK® is a great source) – What do you know about your job...• Performance (application of knowledge) – How do you put that knowledge to use...• Personal skills (aka soft-skills) – How do you deal with people involved while doing it...
  11. 11. Thank you! For such revision notes and more, visit http://www.PMExamSmartNotes.comPMI is a registered trademark and service mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.PMP is a registered certification mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.PMBOK is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.