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196 of 207 people found the following review helpful

Reference Book, but No good for exams, April 26, 2006 By Rajiv Kohinoor
This review is from: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Third Edition (PMBOK Guides) (Paperback) I have
recently read a few PMP books cover to cover, and I thought I should share my experience with other readers with an intention
to help them to find the right books.THIS BOOK.Well this is THE book. You cannot avoid it. But it is very poorly written. The
evidence of what I'm saying starts wiith the name. I was looking for Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), and this
is named as Guide to PMBOK. You would think if this is a guide to PMBOK, where is the PMBOK. Then I realized that this is it.
You have to have it because this the official PMBOK: the information source for both the PMP and CAPM exams. However,
don't count on this alone for the PMP and CAPM exams.A brief review of what I think are the top three PMP books follows:1.
PMP In Depth by Paul Sanghera, Thomson Course Technology.This book has just hit the market and is relatively unknown. But
I found this a rock solid book. Almost all the topics are covered...


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236 of 265 people found the following review helpful

Poorly written book, however not many recognize its mediocrity, October 1, 2005 By Jagadeesh K. Venugopal
     This review is from: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Third Edition (PMBOK Guides) (Paperback)
Note: This applies to the 3rd edition of the PMBOK Guide. The fourth edition appears to have cleaned up quite a few of these
discrepancies.This is a poorly written book. Diagrams that were updated or changed for this edition are badly done, to the point
of being meaningless. Many processes have wildly different outputs for the same set of inputs. There are some process inputs
that are inputs into most every process (e.g. "organizational process assets" a meaningless phrase if ever I heard one).
Unfortunately the team in charge of this edition did not see it fit to have the book technically reviewed by the many experts in the
field.Beginning project managers will be ill served by trying to read this book and attempting to make sense of its contents. I
would strongly recommend both classroom training and mentorship for those wanting to get into the field. Books alone won't cut
it. This one certainly won't. I haven't come across one single experienced PM who used...


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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
No longer a guide, January 20, 2006 By Jack Dahlgren (California)
   This review is from: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Third Edition (PMBOK Guides) (Paperback) The
first PMBOK was issued free and purported to be a taxonomy of project management methods and processes. In this regard it
was pretty good. However, this latest version of the PMBOK(R) has moved from being a guide covering a wide variety of
practices (reflecting the wide variety of projects and management processes) to a narrow one which is apparently required only
to pass the PMI's PMP exam. In that regard it is essential as the exam is based on the book.It is not essential and is hardly a
"bible" for any purpose other than passing the exam and with an absence of footnotes or bibliography it makes a poor guide to
the real world of project management. I'm disappointed in the way a useful resource has been converted into something more
appropriate for a cult or multi-level marketing association.PMI, bring back a bibliography, bring back alternative points of view,
show some evidence about the efficacy of the procedures you have published. It won't hurt, I...

				
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