Monday, June 11, 2018

Book for PMP Exam Prep: "I Want To Be A PMP", 2nd Edition

It gives me a lot of pleasure in announcing the public availability of the book for Project Management Professional (PMP®) examination preparation:

'I WANT TO BE A PMP - The Plain and Simple Way to be A PMP'.

This book is in its second edition and is based on PMBOK Guide 6th edition. It has been internally published, within inner circles, since April this year. It has gone through couple of iterations with feedback from successful PMPs who have already used the content of this book to clear the exam. Many aspiring PMPs are currently using this book to prepare for the exam. This post is a formal declaration of the book going fully public. 

The PMBOK Guide 6th edition brings a number of new concepts, particularly changes in the process flows, process invocations and heading sections in every knowledge area. Many approaches are possible in the life cycle spectrum – from predictive to iterative, incremental to adaptive to hybrid. Certain knowledge areas such as Risk Management, Procurement Management, Resource Management have seen significant changes in the way the processes are invoked in the overall flow. A number new project documents, which are used in the real project world such as Risk Report, Quality Report, Final Report etc. are now available. A new chapter of “Role of Project Manager” has been added. There are also subtle changes in the way ITTOs work in every knowledge area. This book incorporates them all.

Over a year and half have passed since the first edition of the book came up. There were no marketing, no book opening ceremony, no book deals or book publishers. However, YOU - the aspiring PMPs, have succeeded. In the end, that is what truly matters. 

It has been a humbling experience to see people writing on this book – how it guided them, how the videos enabled to answer complicated questions quickly, the importance of flow diagrams, Yogic Tips and Yogic Revision Tips, which they say don’t even let them forget the concepts. 

Writing a book is not easy, but your feedback and encouragement enable to write. In gratitude, special thanks to Sathish Babu, Vipin Radhakrishnan, Tina Jose, Abhinav Tiwari, Ajanta Behera, Alok Jain, Rangu Dutta, Asad Abbas, Manas Das, Sahana Mukund, Manjunath R, Chaitanya Araveti, Krishnadas Kovilakath, Sandeep Meloth, Satyajit Jena, Shikhar Vaid, Naveen Kumar, Priyadarshi Samal,  Kiran Patil, Karthik Hongalkar, Suresh Kota, Manu Devadas, Nidhin Sasi, Sindhu Pillai, Deepti Prahalad,  Srikanth SubbaRao, Vikas Shankar, Koyel Mukherjee, Hemanth Thimmappa, Rituparna Sahoo, Prithwish Banerjee, Rajeev Ranjan, Rizwan Khan, Kamal Farooqui, John Oliver and Vignesh Radhakrishnan. 

All of them are successful PMPs today. Not only they have been gracious to give their feedback in the earlier edition of this book (and/or related material), but they have also publicly shared their success stories so that one day you can become a PMP. 

There are many professionals, whom I have never met personally as they are spread across the globe, but have read the book, succeeded as PMPs and have given their feedback to make the book better. 

Thank You - to all of you for making this book better and enabling others to realize their dreams of being PMPs. 

Key Features of This Book - "I Want To Be A PMP", 2nd Edition
  • Inline with PMBOK 6th Edition with all its new additions and changes related to processes, knowledge areas, key concepts, trends and emerging practices, tailoring, and adaptive/agile environment considerations.
  • 100s of Yogic Tips to crack the PMP exam. This includes inputs from the many successful PMP, who have shared their PMP Success Stories
  • Over 1100 practice questions, including 3 full length questions with detailed, explanatory answers.
  • Over 50 videos in complex areas, where concepts are not easy to grasp such as Critical Path Method (CPM), Eared Value Measurement/Analysis (EVM/EVA), Point of Total Assumption (PTA), Change Requests (CR) etc. 
  • Numerous flow-diagrams to clearly understand the PMP concepts.
  • Highly simplified content and language. The book focuses on what you need to know for the PMP exam and written in an easily understandable way. 
  • Many real-life examples with usage in the real world as well as in project management. It is aided with with practical tools such as MS Project, Oracle Primavera P6.
  • A Transition Guide particularly for aspirants who prepared in PMBOK 5th edition, but could not give the exam and planning to give in the new PMBOK 6th edition. 

Overall Content of the Book
  • Number of Chapters: 15 (+2)
  • Number of Pages: 936
    • Excluding pages for questions, number of pages: 596
  • Number of Questions: 1129
  • Number of Videos: 59
  • Number of Full Length Question Sets: 3 (+1)
  • Three full length question sets, each with questions and detailed answers (total 500+)
  • Three detailed exercises for 3 domains, refers primarily the Examination Content Outline (ECO)
  • Updated with latest PMP Exam changes, effective January 02, 2021

To know the breakdown content of the book, please check the below index (partial one). The detailed index is part of the book. 

Index of the Book

The partial index of the book is shown below (Embedded Document).

If you are want to buy or have any queries on  this book, please send a mail to

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