PMdistilled Guides


The PMdistilled Guides helps you to master project management as per the latest version of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). These crisp and to the point guides helps you to master professional project management without going through several hundreds of pages. These guides along with the 10 iterations of the PMdistilled Project Management course comprising of video lessons, quizzes and instructor support makes the learning easier and effective.

The 10 PMdistilled Guides

The goal of Iteration#1 is into introduce you to the basic definitions of project management. It starts with definitions of Projects, Programs, portfolios and ends with the definition of Work breakdown structures.
  • What is Predictive Project Management?
  • Professional ethics of Project Managers
  • Project Manager’s roles and responsibilities
  • Projects and operations
  • Programs
  • Portfolio management
  • Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Enterprise Environmental Factors (EEF)
  • Organizational Process Assets (OPA)
  • Project Phases
  • Knowledge domains
  • Project Initiation
  • Developing Charter
  • Stakeholder identification & Prioritization
  • Project management plan
  • Collecting requirements
  • Project Scope Management
  • Decomposing the scope into a work breakdown structure (WBS)

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  • Developing the Bill of Quantities (BOQ)
  • Project cost estimation
  • Organizational structures
  • Defining the project’s Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS)
  • Defining Control Accounts
  • Defining the project’s budget
  • Different types of schedules
  • Activity definition
  • Activity duration estimation
  • Activity sequencing
  • Schedule network analysis (Critical Path)
  • Developing the project’s schedule
  • Leads & Lags
  • Crashing & Fast tracking
  • Plan quality management
  • Plan resource management
  • Plan communications management
  • Plan risk management
  • Plan procurement management
  • Plan stakeholder engagement
  • Direct and manage project work
  • Manage project knowledge
  • Manage quality
  • Acquire resources
  • Develop team
  • Manage team
  • Manage communications
  • Implement risk responses
  • Conduct procurements
  • Manage stakeholder engagement
  • Monitor & Control project work
  • Control scope
  • Control schedule
  • Control costs
  • Control quality
  • Control resources
  • Monitor communications
  • Monitor risks
  • Control procurements
  • Monitor stakeholder engagement
  • Close project / phase
  • What is agile?
  • When to go for agile project management?
  • Agile manifesto
  • Agile principles
  • Servant leadership
  • Agile chartering
  • Roles and responsibilities of the Product Owner
  • Roles and responsibilities of the Iteration Manager (Scrum master)
  • Roles and responsibilities of the Self organizing team (Development team)
  • Quick introduction Scrum, the most popular among the agile frameworks

  • Product backlog
  • User stories
  • Agile estimation
  • Release planning
  • Iteration planning (Sprint planning)
  • Velocity
  • Execution (Sprinting)
  • Daily stand-up meeting
  • Iteration review
  • Iteration retrospectives
  • Monitoring & controlling agile projects
  • Iteration (Sprint) burn down charts
  • Release burn-down charts
  • Product burn-down charts
  • Kan-ban board
  • Cumulative flow diagrams
  • Scaling Agile
  • Organizational change management
  • What is hybrid project management?
  • How can we effectively apply both predictive and agile best practices within the same project?
  • Mapping of the concepts learned with the PMP exam content 2021
  • Practice tests
  • Practice tests

These guides are bundled with the PMdistilled Project Management Course conducted by the Project Management Research Institute. Click here to know more about the course.