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PMP Test - How to find the PMBOK material that matches Task ? n
I received feedback from my PMP test showing I need to improve on some Tasks. I am not clear how to match the Task to the specific material in the PMBOK. Does anyone have advise ?
For example Initiating Section has 8 Tasks.
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Nice question!Once I'm confused too.After some research,I found it is dificult to mach exactly.Because these are two aspects.The PMBOK is the knowledge system,but the task comes from the specific work of project management?the specific work may invloves knowledge in different fields.However,we can roughly match but not completely accurate.
Hope it helps

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Sylvia
Hi James

Thank you for posting the question.

I think this "Task" piece could be specifically related to the provider or the content you are using to take the test. PMBOK does not seem to have something well defined as "Task" as far as know. The entire PMBOK is structured based on Knowledge Area or Process Groups. These further have processes (49 in total). I am not sure there is a standardized reference of "Tasks" anywhere in PMBOK.
James -

Remember that there are many reference sources used by exam item writers that go beyond the PMBOK Guide. As such, don't expect to see direct mapping between the tasks and PMBOK sections.

As Sarfaraj indicates, support material for the tasks might be better found in a PMP self-study guide than in the PMBOK Guide itself.

Kiron
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2 replies by James Smith and juan sun
Jun 08, 2020 8:48 PM
juan sun
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Yes,besides taking lots of time to study the huge PMBOK,you have to refer to some other materials.
Jun 14, 2020 3:40 PM
James Smith
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thank you
James,

I do not have a mapping table ECO-PMBoK beyond domains-process groups, but do I show in my classes a summary of all ECO tasks and can easily relate them to PMBoK content for each knowledge area. If you cannot, it would be wise to try to find the related PMBoK content.

Some could be detailed better in other books, as Kiron points out, but all are in there.
For example, "Capture, analyse & manage lessons learned" is Section 4.3 knowledge management.

Would be a good learning exercise to create such a table.

Will be a similar exercise for ECO 2020 and PMBoK ed6 (done) and then ed7.

Can tell you that it is worse with Program Mgmt, as the standard and ECO partly seem to contradict each other.
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2 replies by James Smith and juan sun
Jun 08, 2020 8:46 PM
juan sun
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Totally agree!Sometimes really made me confused.
Jun 14, 2020 3:39 PM
James Smith
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thank you. If I pass the testing, I will consider your suggestion to create a matrix.
Jun 08, 2020 9:20 AM
Replying to Thomas Walenta
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James,

I do not have a mapping table ECO-PMBoK beyond domains-process groups, but do I show in my classes a summary of all ECO tasks and can easily relate them to PMBoK content for each knowledge area. If you cannot, it would be wise to try to find the related PMBoK content.

Some could be detailed better in other books, as Kiron points out, but all are in there.
For example, "Capture, analyse & manage lessons learned" is Section 4.3 knowledge management.

Would be a good learning exercise to create such a table.

Will be a similar exercise for ECO 2020 and PMBoK ed6 (done) and then ed7.

Can tell you that it is worse with Program Mgmt, as the standard and ECO partly seem to contradict each other.
Totally agree!Sometimes really made me confused.
Jun 08, 2020 7:58 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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James -

Remember that there are many reference sources used by exam item writers that go beyond the PMBOK Guide. As such, don't expect to see direct mapping between the tasks and PMBOK sections.

As Sarfaraj indicates, support material for the tasks might be better found in a PMP self-study guide than in the PMBOK Guide itself.

Kiron
Yes,besides taking lots of time to study the huge PMBOK,you have to refer to some other materials.
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1 reply by James Smith
Jun 14, 2020 3:38 PM
James Smith
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Thank you
Jun 08, 2020 8:48 PM
Replying to juan sun
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Yes,besides taking lots of time to study the huge PMBOK,you have to refer to some other materials.
Thank you
Jun 08, 2020 9:20 AM
Replying to Thomas Walenta
...
James,

I do not have a mapping table ECO-PMBoK beyond domains-process groups, but do I show in my classes a summary of all ECO tasks and can easily relate them to PMBoK content for each knowledge area. If you cannot, it would be wise to try to find the related PMBoK content.

Some could be detailed better in other books, as Kiron points out, but all are in there.
For example, "Capture, analyse & manage lessons learned" is Section 4.3 knowledge management.

Would be a good learning exercise to create such a table.

Will be a similar exercise for ECO 2020 and PMBoK ed6 (done) and then ed7.

Can tell you that it is worse with Program Mgmt, as the standard and ECO partly seem to contradict each other.
thank you. If I pass the testing, I will consider your suggestion to create a matrix.
Jun 08, 2020 7:58 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
...
James -

Remember that there are many reference sources used by exam item writers that go beyond the PMBOK Guide. As such, don't expect to see direct mapping between the tasks and PMBOK sections.

As Sarfaraj indicates, support material for the tasks might be better found in a PMP self-study guide than in the PMBOK Guide itself.

Kiron
thank you

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