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[Video2] How to study the PMP Student Manual issued by PMI? Make a Storyboard based on how projects work. WatershedPM

One of the best ways to benefit from the series is to  watch a byte-size clip, and then go into the student manual, read that section in detail so that you’re able to understand better each topic as you go through your student manual. If this sounds interesting to you, my name is Salahuddin Kazi, let’s get started. Speaking of which is, how do you go about reading this book?

The way that you experience your projects is from initiating to planning, execution and so on. And the same cycle repeats, for an agile project for each iteration. So, what I’ve tried to do is; still use the structure of PMBOK6 six and all the sections in the student manual that are related to the initiation part of the project, I will try to cover their first in this series.

Typically when you start a new project, you would develop the project charter. You would go on then to identify the stakeholders and analyze them, and as you start to identify your stake holders, which includes the project team members. So just to recap, the way we’ll start, the series is look at everything which would be normally as initiation of a project, which is develop the Charter, identify the stakeholders and analyze them. And as you do that, you’re starting to build your team. Once you cover these topics… or before we proceed, these three topics in your student manual are in the sections which are referred to in the brackets. So for example, Project Charter in your student manual is in lesson one topic G. And both identify stakeholders and building the team, they’re both lesson one and topic A.

Once we finish the initiation, a part of the project we will discuss from the student manual all the different project methodologies that’s specifically in lesson Two, topic A. Actually, all of lesson 2 topic A … <SMILE> … all of the topic A in lesson two is only about project methodology. And here we will discuss all the different types of methodologies and the differences between them.

Once we cover these topics, then in the series we would proceed to discuss planning. And as we all know, one of the first things that you want to ensure you’re doing in your project plan is to develop the project scope. And project scope can further be broken down into a couple of different steps, which is, collecting the requirements and analyzing them. You then develop your project scope statement, then you break it down into work breakdown structure. And while you’re collecting your requirements, they’re different tools which are more suitable for a waterfall project, and there is a separate set of tools which are more suitable for agile projects. And those tools which are more suitable for the agile projects. Are there in in lesson one topic G which is the you know which is the shared understanding of the project. And this is how we will capture all of the topics in the student manual which are related to the project scope planning.

And then we will talk about developing the resource management plan. All the details behind it. This will be your continuation of what you started to do as part of initiation, where in initiation you started to build the team, and then while you’re in the early part of the planning, you continue to build upon that. There’s so many other additional steps that you would apply. On top of starting to build a team and at certain point you will develop your resource management plan. So that’s what we’ll focus on next, and once we look at that resource management plan in the student manual is in lesson 1 topic A and then we’ll move on to discuss everything about project schedule that’s lesson 2 topic C. And then we’ll. Move want to talk about project budget lesson two topic B and I will try to release these videos on a regular basis. And in the next video then; in the next byte sized clip we will start with Project Charter.

Once again, keep in mind this series is not a replacement to the mandatory 35 hours of exam preparation training that You required to have from one of the authorized trading partners like Watershed Management Consulting, so I look forward to seeing you in the next clip. Don’t forget to subscribe. Bye for now.

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