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Transform the PMBOK® Guide from a framework to a sharpenedtool in your project manager's toolbox

In project management circles, it's often joked that "there'sthe right way, the wrong way, and the PMBOK® way" to manageprojects. In truth, it's really about the methodology you choose.The PMBOK® Guide is a consensus-based standard that thousandsof project management professionals find immensely valuable in theprocess of developing an effective methodology. But exactly howdoes a project manager take the information provided in thePMBOK® Guide and apply it most effectively and appropriatelyto an actual project environment? This book can be the answer. Itis basically a "guide to the guide"-a road map to applying thetools of the PMBOK® Guide to your organization's or project'sunique nature and requirements.

Bringing the PMBOK® Guide to Life: A Companion for thePracticing Project Manager builds a bridge between the PMBOK®Guide and the common needs of today's practicing project managers.It explains and elaborates on specific techniques, terms, and theapplication of tools that will enable project managers toeffectively adapt the principles and processes described in thePMBOK® Guide to the practical world of project management.

Readers will find suggested approaches for the use of projectmanagement tools and techniques along with templates developeddirectly from information provided in the PMBOK® Guide.Suggestions and study tips are also included to assist in preparingfor the PMP exam, and a Project Plan Accelerator (PPA) can be usedwith the PMBOK® Guide by project managers and project teams todevelop plans that are specifically tailored to meet the needs ofyour team, your clients, and your sponsoring organization.

Written by two of the leading experts in the field, Bringing thePMBOK® to Life will help every project manager translate thePMBOK® Guide's tools and techniques into actionable,commonsense approaches to managing a project.

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