Can you pass the PMP certification exam without learning PMP ITTO (Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs) and processes? All PMP aspirants want to do so. Back in the year 2005, I also wanted to crack the exam without memorizing anything.
Alas! That is not possible. ITTO are a necessary evil for cracking the PMI credential test.
Although there are many ways to learn ITTO, you should start with a PMP process chart. It is extremely useful for memorization and quick reference.
In this post, I have explained the utility of a PMP process chart for learning ITTO. I have also created a chart based on the PMBOK Guide 6th edition, which contains all ITTO for 5 Process Groups (PG), 9 Knowledge Areas (KA), and 49 processes. You can read the rest of the post after downloading this chart.
PMP ITTO Process Chart
A PMP process chart is sometimes also called a cheat sheet or crib sheet. It is extremely helpful for passing the PMP exam.
You can abridge the whole PMBOK Guide content within a few pages by using a crib sheet. This will substantially enhance and accelerate your learning curve.
What is the benefit of Using A Chart For PMP ITTO?
Writing by hand improves your memory.
And, guess what? Memory is extremely important for passing the PMP exam.
If you want, you can create your own process chart. But an easier option is to download the one that I have prepared.
Which is better – your own chart or the one that is readily available?
If you decide to create your own chart, you will need to spend precious time to compile it. You will have to go through each and every page of the PMBOK Guide to scrupulously note down the ITTO and in the process you might do some mistakes.
There is another option. You can just download the one that I have prepared. You can neither afford to waste time on mundane things like rehashing things from the PMBOK Guide while preparing for the PMP exam nor make mistakes while creating study material from the scratch.
There is no point in wasting the time to reinvent the wheel. Time is one thing that is never enough for a working professional.
You may ask – but, what about “memorizing through writing”?
That is easy.
You can use the downloaded chart as a ready reckoner and quick-reference. You can either take a printout of the downloaded chart or store it in your mobile device for quick reference. You can memorize ITTO by writing them on the blank pages.
So, don’t wait a single moment. Download your free reference chart now.
Final Words – Other Tools For Learning PMP ITTO
Learning ITTO is a necessary evil. You can either make them your friend by following a proper strategy or let them get onto your nerves. The latter will only make your certification journey difficult.
You should use proper tools that aid in learning. They will help you in passing the exam in first try.
I have created a few other tools for learning ITTO. You can also look at my articles on logical relationships, mind maps, cheat sheet with dynamic search to know more about these tools. These are useful for both PMP and CAPM aspirants.