Current Edition of The PMBOK Guide
PMI released the PMBOK Guide 7th Edition in Aug 2021 but the primary reference for the PMP exam is still 6th Edition. You can click here to find the PMP Exam reference list.
I also sent an email to Project Management Institute (PMI) asking about the primary reference guide for the PMP Exam in 2021. I asked them, "Which is the Primary Reference Guide for PMP Exam Preparation in 2021?"
Following is an excerpt from PMI's reply mail:
"Thank you for contacting the Project Management Institute.
We have received your query regarding the PMBOK guide.
We kindly need to inform you that the primary reference that you should refer back to for PMBOK guide is the 6th edition."
The PMP ITTO Cheat Sheet is based on the PMBOK Guide 6th Edition.
Why Are ITTO Annoying And Frustrating?
PMBOK Guide 6th edition is a huge book. It has close to 1000 pages.
There are more than 1000 ITTO across 49 processes.
It is next to impossible to memorize the ITTO.
Learning ITTO is an annoying and serious problem. But, like many other things in life, you have to overcome it.
Can you pass the CAPM / PMP exam without learning ITTO?
No! Learning ITTO is a necessary evil.
Hey! I am Praveen Malik.
I passed my PMP exam in the year 2005. In those days the PMBOK Guide was much thinner. It was about the one-fourth the size of today's version. The number of processes and ITTO were much less.
In 2005, I had many anxious moments while preparing for the PMP Exam. I just could not memorize the ITTO but I still passed the exam with flying colors.
While I was studying, I found many ITTOs that were repeating across Knowledge Areas (KA) and Proces Groups (PG). It is was very time consuming and cumbersome to manoeuvre across the PMBOK Guide chapters to find out the repeated ITTO. In addition, it was very difficult to understand why some of the ITTO were repeated.
During my prepration, I created a few notes to help me through the mire of ITTO across the KA and PG. This not only accelerated my learning but also inreased my confidence.
I became a full time trainer and coach in the year 2008. As an independent trainer, I wanted to share all the tips & tricks with my students and provide them the best study material.
I refined my ITTO notes and created an Excel tool to help the PMP aspirants. And, in the process, PMP ITTO Cheat Sheet came out.
The Cheat Sheet provides instant access to all the ITTO terms and drastically reduces the searching time.
Over the years, I have received positive feedback from my students about the Cheat Sheet. I have not seen anything similar to it in the market.
You don't have to go through the trial and tribulations of memorizing ITTO.
Don't Waste Time in Looking Up ITTO
1. Cross-Functional Reference
Quickly find where all an ITTO term across Knowledge Areas (KA) and Process Groups (PG).
2. Learn Relationships
Determine relationships between processes across KA and PG through Inputs and Outputs.
3. Get PMBOK Snapshot
Find the context of ITTO terms by doing dynamic search.
Dynamic PMP ITTO Search
PMP ITTO Cheat Sheet
Accelerate your ITTO learning by connecting outputs and inputs across KA and PG.
Carry PMBOK Guide In Your Pocket. Learn ITTO in double quick time.
When you are studying the PMBOK Guide or any other reference book, you need to go back and forth between chapters for cross reference. You need to constantly look at terms in other knowledge areas and understand the relationships between these terms.
This process becomes cumbersome if you directly you the PMBOK Guide. It becomes somewhat faster if have a regular process chart but a ITTO Cheat Sheet just accelerates the whole cross referencing process.
The ITTO Cheat Sheet is a PMP process chart with steroids.
PMP ITTO Cheat Sheet Examples
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The ITTO Cheat Sheet provides dynamic and searchable content. It scores over a regular process as you can use it cross-referencing ITTO across Knowledge Areas (KA) and Process Groups (PG).
The Cheat Sheet makes the cross-referencing quick and easy. You can seamlessely view relevant terms across knowledge areas in a single view. It not only accelerates your learning process but also enhances your retention. You can traverse across multiple KA in a matter of few seconds.
In addition, you can find out which output of one process is being used as input in another process(es). You can form relationships between KA and PG.
The biggest mistake you can make in life is to waste your time.
- Jerry Bruckner -
What Others Are Saying About PMP ITTO Cheat Sheet
A must have for PMP students
It was good information and helped me think about how to approach some of the questions. I sat for my exam just a couple days after receiving the tools and I passed.
The tools shorten the learning duration - a must have for PMP students.
Matthew Parker // Project Manager at Starbucks
The questions were very useful and improved me in terms of ITTO's
I wanted to thank you for the tools and opportunity. The questions were very useful.
I have known where to improve in terms of ITTO's. I passed the PMP exam.
Tanya Momchev // Project Manager at McDonald's
Helps me in remembering key aspects of tool & technique
I was looking for something that put all the information together to study from. I like it in remembering key aspects about what the tool or technique is.
Thanks for putting all the useful information together.
Kelly Klocek // Project Manager Health Promotion and Care at Florida Blue
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About The Author
I am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) with a rich 26+ years of experience.
I have been teaching PMP students since 2005. I have conducted several in-classroom & online PMP workshops and trained thousands of aspirants for the certification exam.
In my experience, many students dread PMP ITTO. Most of them delay taking the exam because of fear of ITTO. I have made a slew of products that can help you to overcome ITTO fear.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Should I wait for some more time before buying the PMP ITTO Cheat Sheet? I have just started my exam preparation?
No, you should not wait. PMP ITTO Cheat Sheet will help you to accelerate your learning. It will help you to traverse across KA and PG and save a lot of time.
How will the PMP ITTO Cheat Sheet help me if I am near the end of my exam preparation?
The Cheat Sheet will help you to quickly reference the PMBOK Guide processes. It will help you o find gaps in your study and validate your learning. You can use it for quick revision.
Should I buy PMP ITTO Cheat Sheet if I have not yet started the exam preparation?
Yes, you can. The Cheat Sheet will help you to kickstart your exam preparation and overcome the fear of PMP ITTO.
Should I buy the PMP ITTO Cheat Sheet if I want to start preparation after 3-6 months?
You should not wait for 3-6 months because of the following reasons:
1. The sooner you pass the PMP exam, the better your chances become for career growth.
2. PMP Exam is going to change from Jan 2, 2021. You should take the exam before it changes to avoid any uncertainities.
3. You will get lifetime access to the Cheat Sheet. You can write to me anytine in future and I will send you an updated version if there is a change.
How does 100% satisfaction guarantee work?
The Cheat Sheet has helped hundreds of aspirants in passing the exam. I am confident that you too will pass the exam after learning from the Cheat Sheet. However, in an unfortunate circumstance if you don't pass, I will refund your money. I will also provide you unlimited email support to help you pass the exam in your next attempt.
Will you provide support, if I have a question?
Yes. I share my email id with all my students. You can directly contact me if you have questions or feedback about the Cheat Sheet.