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 Mind Maps are 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.
How did I pass? I found some unique ways to learn and understand the ITTO.
I became a full time trainer and coach in the year 2008. As an independent trainer, I wanted to provide the best study material to my students. So, I started creating new study material.
I created the first draft of ITTO mind maps as an independent PMP trainer and shared it with my students.
Initially, I was quite apprehensive about the mind maps. I didn't know if they will work. I thought what if the the students did not like them. But, to my surprise the students just loved them.
After the positive feedback, I created a full blown PMP ITTO Mind Maps eBook for the exam aspirants. Over the years I have refined and updated them to reflect the changes in the PMBOK Guide.
You don't have to go through the trial and tribulations of memorizing ITTO.
Get Rid of "How To Learn ITTO?" Problem
1. Learn Relationships
Visually understand the relationships between different ITTO terms.
2. Make Notes
Take a printout and make your own notes on the Mind Maps document.
3. Pass PMP
Successfully pass the PMP exam only after you are ready for the exam.
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
PMP Mind Maps
Learn PMBOK Guide's processes and ITTO by using the power of visual learning.
Mind Maps Are The Best Tools To Learn Anything
Idea mapping is a whole-brained visual think approach. It engages and exploits both hemispheres of your brain.
Many researches prove the power and utility of mind mapping. It is a very potent technique that helps in many different situations.
Among many other things, this technique can be used for brainstorming, organizing note-taking, problem-solving, planning, creativity, and presentations. It improves productivity, saves time, and enhances learning.
PMP Mind Maps Examples
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The map starts with a central idea in the middle. It has branches to represent sub-ideas. If required, the branches can be forked out into sub-branches.
You can create as many branches and sub-branches (as needed) to support your central idea. You can use word, images, sketches, and lines to represent your ideas. The topics and sub-topics can be distinguished by using different colors, images, and sketches.
I think by drawing, so I'll draw or diagram everything from a piece of furniture to a
stage gesture. I understand things best when they're in graphics, not words.
- Robert Wilson -
What Others Are Saying About PMP Mind Maps
Clever use of colors & multi-layer/hierarchical structure
It has a clever use of colors & multi-layer/hierarchical structure for new-learners to understand the difference between "control risks" and "manage risks", "managing quality" vs "controlling quality" etc. It is worth it.
It is worth it. I passed the PMP exam.
Vincent De Bie // PMP Certified Project Manager
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
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Credential Exam Success Stories
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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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You are fully protected by my 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you don't pass your PMP or CAPM exam, just let me know and I 'll send you a prompt refund.
And, that t is not all. I will also provide unlimited email support till you pass your credential exam.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I wait for some more time before buying the Mind Maps? I have just started my exam preparation?
No, you should not wait. ITTO Mind Maps will help you to accelerate your learning process and shorten your learning curve.
How will the Mind Maps help me if I am near the end of my exam preparation?
The Mind Maps will help you to find gaps in your studies and validate your learning. They will increase your confidence for taking the exam.
Should I buy ITTO Mind Maps if I have not yet started the exam preparation?
Yes, you can. The Mind Maps will help you to kickstart your exam preparation.
Should I buy the Mind Maps 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 Mind Maps. 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 ITTO Maps has helped hundreds of aspirants in passing the exam. I am confident that you too will pass the exam after studying from the Mind Maps. 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 customers. You can directly contact me if you have questions or feedback about the Mind Maps.