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PMdistilled Guide to Professional Project Management

The PMdistilled Guide to professional project management is a clear and crisp guide to master professional project management comprising of;

  • Predictive project management
  • Agile project management
  • Hybrid project management

PMdistilled guide uses the latest version of the Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK) as the main reference.

The first version of this guide was released in the year 2005 as PMBOK ready reckoner and was later renamed as PMdistilled guide as it matured based on the feedback from more than 20,000 professionals who used this guide as part of their project management study and success.

Chapter 1
  1. Introduction
  2. Selecting the best projects
  3. Portfolio, Programs and Projects
  4. Appointing the right project manager
  5. Finalizing the project management approach
Chapter 2
Introduction to predictive project management


  1. Importance of formal project initiation and Project chartering
  2. Key stakeholders identification and prioritization


  1. Requirements elicitation
  2. Scope definition
  3. Decomposing the scope into work breakdown structure
  4. Developing the Bill Of Quantities (BOQ)
  5. Cost estimation
  6. Organizational structures
  7. Defining the project’s Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS)
  8. Defining control accounts
  9. Defining project’s budget
  10. Scheduling


  1. Direct and manage project work
  2. Manage project knowledge
  3. Manage quality
  4. Acquire resources
  5. Develop team
  6. Manage team
  7. Manage communications
  8. Implement risk responses
  9. Conduct procurement
  10. Manage stakeholder engagement

Monitoring & Controlling

  1. Monitoring & Controlling project work
  2. Control scope
  3. Control schedule
  4. Control costs
  5. Control quality
  6. Control resources
  7. Monitor communications
  8. Monitor risks
  9. Control procurement
  10. Monitor stakeholder engagement
  1. Close project / phase

Chapter 3
Agile & Hybrid project management
  1. What is agile?
  2. When to apply agile project management?
  3. The agile team organization
    1. Product owner
    2. Iteration manager
    3. Team
  4. Key agile ceremonies
    1. Release planning
    2. Iteration planning
    3. Daily team meeting
    4. Iteration review
    5. Iteration retrospective
    6. Agile estimation
  5. Agile artifacts
    1. Agile Charter
    2. Product backlog
    3. Iteration backlog
    4. User stories
    5. Tracking board
    6. Definition of Done (DoD)
  6. Hybrid project management
Chapter 4
Various models to help the project manager
  1. Situational leadership II
  2. OSCAR Model
  3. Cross cultural communication
  4. Effectiveness of communication channels
  5. Gulf of execution and evaluation
  6. Hygiene and motivational factors
  7. Intrinsic Vs Extrinsic motivation
  8. Theory of needs
  9. Theory X, Theory Y and Theory Z
  10. Managing change in organizations
  11. ADKAR Model
  12. The 8 step process for leading change
  13. Virginia Satir change model
  14. Transition model
  15. Cynefin framework
  16. Stacey matrix
  17. Tuckman Ladder
  18. Drexler / Sibbet team performance model
  19. Conflict model
  20. Negotiation
  21. Planning
  22. Process groups
  23. Salience model
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