Agile, Predictive & Hybrid
Welcome to the exciting world of professional project management.
This free and open guide will be useful for anyone who want to master professional project management as per a globally accepted standard (at present, the contents of this guide is developed in comformity to the Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK) by PMI, USA and the Scrum Guide)
For those who are preparing for project management certifications like;
Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP)
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) etc
Here are some tips to get the best out of this online guide;
All the contents of this site including video lessons, reference material and assessment tests are free and all are welcome to use them for their study of professional project management.
Every lesson starts with an introductory video. Watch it intently as a student to understand the concepts. It will be better, if you can take notes while watching those video lessons.
After watching the video, go through the reference text associated with the video. The text is highly structured to make it easier for the learner.
At the end of the modules (10 modules) there are assessment tests. Do these assessment tests till you score full scores.
For small projects, some of the concepts may sound redundant. For example, if you are managing a small team of size 5, all at the same location, you do not need a communications plan, where as in a metro rail project, or for any large projects the number of stakeholders can be very high. In these large projects a communications plan is mandatory. Because of this reason, position yourself as a project manager of a very large project while understanding the concepts. That way you will be able to appreciate the concepts better.
Whenever you have doubts, contact me and get it clarified.
Will be super delighted, if you can share this guide to your friends and colleagues who may benefit from this. Do not forget to share your success stories with me. That is a great motivator.
Wish you a very happy and fruitful learning experience !
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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