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Hello everybody welcome to the five minutes BM podcast today. I'd like to talk a little bit about the PMBOK Process Flow The PMBOK Process Flow has been realism today and it's available on my website for a download for those who are interested in the field. The PMBOK Guide it's like the Bible of project management, with 3 million copies and publish among the 100
[email protected] So it's must-read literature for those who work in the project management field. And the process flow is a way that I use it to understand more. As you may notice those who try to read the PMBOK like a book struggle to understand because it's much more a stunner approach than the book approach. And so it's very hard for those words to start and trying to understand how everything gets put together. And I had the same problem in 1998 when I was starting studying for my PMP exam. And that at that time I was trying to understand, and it's very, very hard to understand and to read integration and then scope and then time. And I say no in the project, we do not do like that. We do not do all of the integration to do the scope. We do everything together. A show I published that in 2000 and to, and this article is available on my website and it's was a very interesting paper that was published at, at that time called the new approach to the PMBOK Guide it's a new approach. It's a net-new way of looking and reading in the PMBOK Guide and this is a Process basis and this is the key aspect of chapter three of the new PMBOK and what I did at that time too, trying to study and understand more the process. I start to use posted notes and trying to write the process and put this like a map in the wall and trying to make the connections and try to understand where I produce a document then who receives this document and trying to do that. So now I'm trying to offer this again to the community, trying to do this for the PMBOK fourth edition for the PMBOK for the last Edition I did the same event and I was quite successful. A lot of people use it that to improve project management. And I asked at BMI authorization to do that. And then I have this authorization, this form authorization, and this, there is no intention on deaths to replace the PMBOK Guide it's only to help people read the Guide. So the best way of doing that, its to have the process flow in one hand and have the PMBOK Guide in the other ones to understand what is behind the lines that I'm and I'm putting, So each process here I'm putting available for models of the process flow to in English and to in Brazil and Portuguese. Those are in English, black and white and color import is black and white and color and why black and white, because I don't know if the people will have resources to print it in color. So to help these people, we have also the option in grayscale. So, it's only printed in grayscale, and try to use it in the same way and the color I put for each knowledge area. And then what I did, I tried to build the most important connections based on chapter three. It's very important. I'm not using and put it all connections. All connections are related in the process that the Flow now in the PMBOK Guide four Edition each of the 42 Process are described in a data flow diagram. So this is not the intent, the intent it's to show everybody to hold a picture of the whole picture, the whole 42 Process, and help people to understand the PMBOK Guide is far one of the most relevant liters, for project management. So we need to be aware that understanding this will be a key element to make our project successful and not a thing that I'd like to make everybody aware is that I put the integration process like the central process because integration it's like an umbrella that covers all the other eight areas. So I highlighted integration and then I put the big box for all, all their areas, and I tried to make the connections. So this is to make it easier for everybody to read that. So it's very good. If you print out and try to understand how one output relates to a, not a lot of input, where do you use each kind of tools and techniques will help you to understand and read in a much better way than reading the PMBOK page by page. And this is not something that PMI did wrong. No, it's perfect. As a standard and a guide for a few true chats and a consultation for people to check the PMBOK Guide if they need it when they are working on a project, but it's not the best way to teach product management. So for those who are starting in your company, if you need to show the business speaker off project management using the PMBOK Guide, it's very useful to have this process flow. So it's only to help everybody to leverage project management in your organization and second to leverage project management in your government and your agency and that also in your personal life. So it's to help people start in in the field that those who are studying for the CAPM, those who are stunning for the PDMP X and Y they can use this as a useful tool to understand the big picture of the PMBOK Guide. And this I'm trying to share what happened to me 11 years ago. So I'm trying to do a different perspective of all the process flows. So if you would understand, how do I start a project? How do I plan the project? How do I be acute? How do I monitor and control how do I close the process, a project, it to be much easier to understand what is behind this extremely useful and popular? Guide the PMBOK Guide I hope you enjoyed this podcast. Have fun. If you want to check the pictures, they are also available in my flick album or the pictures that I took producing this map. And now also the video explaining how do I build this? So if you want to check out, I'll be very glad to show you. Thank you very much and see you next week with another five minutes of fame. Podcast bye.