Master the PMBOK Guide, Fifth Edition - 5 PDUs

Everything You Did (and didn't) Want to know about the PMBOK Guide, fifth edition from PMI

What's Inside

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  • PMBOK Guide, Fifth Edition Review; Activity ID 2015086
  • 5 PDU hours

PMI’s publication A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. This is commonly called the PMBOK Guide. If you've ever tried to read the PMBOK Guide you've probably discovered that while it's informative, it's not an easy read. The PMBOK is more of a point of reference than a good read on project management.

In this course I'll walk you through the entire PMBOK - chapter-by-chapter, process-by-process. Rather than suffering through the PMBOK, let me coach you through the work. In this course we'll cover the entire PMBOK from start-to-finish.

Throughout this course I include the exact PMBOK reference of what's being discussed, so you can hop over to the PMBOK Guide for more detail, or just keep cruising along in the content. This course covers the entire PMBOK Guide, fifth edition:

  1. Purpose of the PMBOK Guide
  2. Organizational Influences and Project Life Cycle
  3. Project Management Processes
  4. Project Integration Management
  5. Project Scope Management
  6. Project Time Management
  7. Project Cost Management
  8. Project Quality Management
  9. Project Human Resource Management
  10. Project Communications Management
  11. Project Risk Management
  12. Project Procurement Management
  13. Project Stakeholder Management

This course is ideal if you're preparing for the PMP or the CAPM exam and you don't want to slog through the PMBOK Guide. Or if you're a project manager seeking a quick review on the PMBOK and want to claim five PDUs for your PMI certification.

This course is registered with PMI and is worth five Professional Development Units (PDUs).

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Joseph Phillips

Motivated, personable business professional with more than 15 years’ experience as a project management consultant, educator, technology consultant, business owner, and technical writer. Extensive experience as a project manager, management consultant, organizational change management consultant, organizational process analyst, and technical implementations. Well-versed in project management methodologies, process engineering, organizational change management, risk management, project planning, team building, communication, and technical implementations of organizational change, software projects, network operating systems, and web development projects.

Project management certifications include the Project Management Professional (PMP) and the Project+ Professional designation.

Skills Summary

  • Project management
  • Business management
  • Risk management
  • Change management
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Project
  • Articulate Suite
  • Server systems
  • PMBOK Guide methodologies
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Public speaking
  • Leadership and coaching
  • Technical writing


  • Professional Experience
  • Project management
  • Project management consultant for project management office implementation, organizational change management, process configuration mapping, workflow analysis, and project management information system selection and deployment.
  • IT project manager for technology upgrades, server conversions, network topology and design, and technical projects in the legal, healthcare, architectural, and engineering disciplines.
  • Project management consultant for a hospital project to establish protocols and procedures for non-English speaking patients in consideration of security, health, and privacy requirements.
  • Project management consultant for several initiatives, including software deployment, network operating systems, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Server Operating Systems, and others.
  • Consulted as a project manager for new business startups, hospitals, architectural firms, and manufacturers.

  • Adult education
  • Created, designed, and led seminars on project management, PMP certification, IT project management, risk management, scheduling, Microsoft Project, technical writing, and goal achievement.
  • Designed web-based training with Articulate Studio, developed course materials, and led both public and private seminars, lectures, and speeches for organizations.
  • Taught college-level courses and corporate educational seminars on project management, program management, writing, business analysis, Microsoft products, workflow, process engineering, and related topics.
  • Produced course materials for custom seminars; courses include workbooks with exercises and quizzes, instructor materials, and slide decks.

  • Technical writing
  • Have completed hundreds of writing assignments for Pearson Education, CIO Magazine, MCP Magazine, Bedrock Learning, UCertify, and others.

  • Co-authored more than 30 books on technology, Microsoft products, and networking for MacMillan Press and Pearson Education.
  • Authored several books on project management, business analysis, and technical training for McGraw-Hill and the American Management Association Press.

  • Author

2000 to Present

Written, co-authored, or served as technical editor to more than 35 books on technology, careers, project management, and goal setting for MacMillan, McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, and AMA Press.

Recent publications include:

PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide
McGraw-Hill; ISBN: 0071626735 CAPM/PMP All-in-One Exam Guide
McGraw-Hill; ISBN: 0071632999 PMP Project Management Lab Book
McGraw-Hill; ISBN: 0071744266 The Certified Technical Trainer All-in-One Exam Guide
McGraw-Hill; ISBN: 978-0071771160 IT Project Management: On Track from Start to Finish
McGraw-Hill; ISBN: 0071700439 Project Management for Small Business American Management Association Press;ISBN: 978-0814417676 The Lifelong Project
Amazon CreateSpace Publishers;
ISBN: 0615337546 Software Project Management for DummiesFor Dummies, PublisherISBN: 978-0471749349 Vampire Management: Why Your Job Sucks
Amazon CreateSpace Publishers;
ISBN: 978-0983970101


Education and certifications

Columbia College Chicago, 1995

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Comptia Project+ Professional

Comptia A+ Professional

Comptia Network+ Professional

Comptia Certified Technical Trainer+ Professional

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Microsoft Certified Trainer

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