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Reading Plan for the PMP Preparation

01-2021 Exam Version – Valid by 10-2021

This list specifies the text sections of the three most relevant books recommended for exam preparation study:

  1. PMBOK Guide 6th Ed. or
    Process Groups: A Practice Guide *
  2. PMBOK Guide 7th Ed.
  3. Agile Practice Guide

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*: In November 2022, the PMBOK Guide 6th Ed. has been replaced as a reference by a new standard named "Process Groups: A Practice Guide", which has identical contents but a condensed structure, reducing the number of pages to read to 313. Either of the two documents should be read for exam preparation.

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Accessing these Books

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Use these ISBN numbers:
  • PMBOK Guide 6th Ed.:
    978-1628251845
  • PMBOK Guide 7th Ed.: 
    978-1628256642
  • Agile Practice Guide:
    978-1628256642

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PMIstandards+

PMIstandards+ is a knowledge base which includes the contents from the PMBOK Guides, and the Agile Practice Guide.

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Signal Words for the PMP Exam

Please also see the Free PMP Practice Questions.

The PMP exam questions refer to contents related to

  • Traditional methods, including
    - long-term predictive (= “Waterfall”)
    - iterative-incremental (= “Rolling Wave”).
  • Adaptive/agile methods.
  • Hybrid (= mixed methods)

Particularly in situational questions, it may at times be difficult to understand in which of the method environments an exam item (question and answer options) is located, if it is not explicitly stated in the question. This may make it difficult to select the right answer.

The use of certain keywords in the question may signal to you in which method world a question is located: 

Black term: Strong signalGrey term: Weak signal

If you find words from different method worlds mixed, assume the question is meant for a hybrid approach.

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The Project Business Study Book

Published by the Project Business Foundation.

The Project Business Study Book is the free resource introducing to Project Business Management. It describes roles and the overall process and includes the Project Business Glossary, whose wide adoption unifies terminology and reduces misunderstandings.    

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