PMdistilled Guide to the Project Management Body Of Knowledge Version 7

The PMdistilledGuide to the Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK) will make it easier for you to master professional project management as per the PMBOK. Logically the project management body of knwledge (PMBOK) is divided into;

  1. The ecosystem in which the projects operate;

    1. System for value delivery

    2. Project environment

    3. Twelve project management principles

  2. The knowledge and skills required for effective planning, execution, monitoring & controlling and closing of projects;

    1. Eight project performance domains

    2. Tailoring

    3. Models

    4. Methods

    5. Artifacts

  1. Standard for Project Management

1.1 System for value delivery

  1. Portfolio

  2. Programs

  3. Projects

  4. Operations

1.2 Project environment

  1. Internal

  2. External

1.3 Product management

1.4 Project management principles

  1. Stewardship

  2. Team

  3. Stakeholders

  4. Value

  5. Systems thinking

  6. Leadership

  7. Tailoring

  8. Quality

  9. Complexity

  10. Risk

  11. Adaptability, Resilience

  12. Change

1.1.3 Project environment


2. Guide to the PMBOK

2.1 Project performance domains

  1. Stakeholders

  2. Team

  3. Development approach / lifecycle

  4. PLanning

  5. Project work

  6. Delivery

  7. Measurement

  8. Uncertainty

2.2 Tailoring

2.3 Models, Methods & Artifacts

  1. Introduction to models & methods

  2. Situational leadership II

  3. OSCAR Model

  4. Cross cultural communication

  5. Gulf of execution and evaluation

  6. Hygiene and motivational factors

  7. Intrinsic Vs Extrinsic motivation

  8. Theory of needs

  9. Theory X,Y,Z

  10. Managing change

  11. ADKAR model

  12. The eight step change process

  13. Virginia Satir change model

  14. Transition model

  15. Cynefin framework

  16. Stacey matrix

  17. Tuckman ladder

  18. Drexler / Sibbet team performance

  19. Conflict model

  20. Negotiation

  21. Planning process groups

  22. Salience model


Abrachan Pudusserry (Aby)

Experienced and passionate project management professional with indepth knowledge of Agile, Predictive and Hybrid project management. Also like to work with teams to improve their Agility. Had the opportunity to work closely with multiple organizations to transform their teams from waterfall to agile using scrum. I am also fortunate enough to train more than 15,000 professionals from various geographies on professional project management best practices. The PMdistilled PMP program architected and delivered by me helped many to suceed at the PMP exam on the first attempt itself without spending too much time for preparation. Not only that, When I talk to them after a couple of years, they are always grateful for learning the concepts from both exam perspective as well as practitioners perspectve which really helped them to implement the concepts at the workplace. Since the latest PMBOK and the PMP exam covers both predictive and agile, it has become more valuable.

I passed my PMP in the year 2004 (not renewed). PRINCE2 Practitioner, Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) are the other project management certifications I gained, before understanding the universal truth of project management Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) of Deming.

As an employee, I had major and meaningful stints at HCL, Novell & Wrench Solutions. At HCL, I gained experience in I.T project management. Novell gave me opportunity to gain insights into software product development. Wrench solutions, the makers of SmartProject for the Construction sector helped me to understand EPC Project management to a great extent. I am grateful for the opportunity to teach Project Management to the business management students at XIME as a visiting faculty.

As a consultant and coach, I was fortunate enough to be invited by major corporates like Intel, Microsoft, Toshiba, Sony, Ericsson, ABB, Oracle, Infosys, HP, Qatar Electric, Kuwait Finance House, National Bank Of Oman, PDO and several other small and medium size organizations for customized project management trainings for their teams.

Holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from MSRIT, Bangalore and a Master's degree in Quality Management from BITS Pilani. Founder Director at The Project Management Research Institute