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Sample project with all of the PMBOK elements (documents, inputs, outputs)
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Hi, I have been looking on google and asking a few people with no luck since I would like to have a clear idea on how a good project looks like. I find only templates or simple samples for project elements like charter or WBS but what about a complete project where I can follow up its structure and logic? thanks in advance and best regards
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Hi, you would not find one like that because of proprietary documents. Nobody would have company docs to show. What you can do to understand a full end to end PM flow in a project, you can compare those templates to the process outlined in PMBOK and hypothetically visualize a real project.
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Deepa is correct, aligning templates you find online with the processes in PMBOK will build the full document list you need, and then you can edit it from there to suit your needs.
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Jul 29, 2017 10:18 AM
Aklilu Tekle
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Hello Rocardo, your question is very generic. I think it would have been easy to give advices and suggestion had you provided some information about your self.
But at this level of clarity in your question, I would say, the PMBOK is a global standard in project management and it's generic. But reading PRINCE2 which is another process based methodological approach to project management would also underpin your knowledge on project management. Project management is very prevalent in our all daily lifes, so the process, principles, methodology, skills and tools are absolutely not difficult to understand.....just read and try to tailor and associate every thing you read with your every day realities. Templates are tools, so they would not help you understand the field, but they help you organise your projects when you practically manage them.

I hope this helps
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Jul 29, 2017 6:16 AM
Replying to Sante Vergini
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Deepa is correct, aligning templates you find online with the processes in PMBOK will build the full document list you need, and then you can edit it from there to suit your needs.
Hello Rocardo, your question is very generic. I think it would have been easy to give advices and suggestion had you provided some information about your self.
But at this level of clarity in your question, I would say, the PMBOK is a global standard in project management and it's generic. But reading PRINCE2 which is another process based methodological approach to project management would also underpin your knowledge on project management. Project management is very prevalent in our all daily lifes, so the process, principles, methodology, skills and tools are absolutely not difficult to understand.....just read and try to tailor and associate every thing you read with your every day realities. Templates are tools, so they would not help you understand the field, but they help you organise your projects when you practically manage them.

I hope this helps
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Hi everybody and thanks for your comments!, actually I´m working on applying to the PMP exam and bought a couples of books, like Rita´s Exam prep, PMBOK and other exam prep book. After reading those books I notice that they explain the processes and present samples templates but neither of those present practical project management (PMBOK is not intended to do this since it is a guide...). I have project management experience but I´m wondering if there is a good book with step by step project management plan development as an additional study book, any recommendation? Thanks in advance and best regards
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PMBOK is a knowledge not a methodology
In books like Rita Mucahy you will find more practical template
Also PRINCE2 is a methodology that can provide you with all the necessary information your looking for.
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I noticed the same thing, it just doesn’t exist. I was actually planning to create one myself. Would love input on what you think would be helpful to see included.
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Hello, Ricardo,

what you're asking for is exactly what I've been looking for since I started working with the PMBoK Guide and the PMP and that's been the case since about 2005. ;)

Anyway, I've searched a lot and found some helpful things, but never what I think you or I am looking for. A kind of case study that depicts all the PMBoK Guide Process from start to finish of a project in a practical, applicable form, right?

There is for example - as a supplement to the PMBoK Guide so to speak - the "Book of Forms", which contains all (essential) templates (also as Word Docs).
In my opinion, however, the templates offered there are unfortunately very basic and often not really practicable. Please don't misunderstand; the book is good and the templates can be a good starting point, but they don't go far enough for my taste.

So, I started - already some time ago - to simply realize and implement my own idea of it. It's a lot of work and it takes a lot of time - especially if you do it alone and only in its sparse free space - but I've almost reached a state that I'm going to be with other parts as well. I have created my own website/platform for this purpose.

I would like to invite you - and of course, all others who are interested - to participate. Unfortunately, I am not allowed to post the link or further information here. I will, therefore, send you a private message. Then you can also download a first example (Project Charter) if you like.
Anyone else who might be interested can contact me directly.

Oh and something else for clarification. This is in no way a competition to pm.com or the templates offered here! On the contrary, I made the Project Charter available here as a template. My vision goes only clearly beyond the supply of a Templates and that cannot be illustrated over PM.com.

All the best,

Markus
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Hi Markus,

Thanks a lot for your feedback. At that time I was studying for PMP certification and wondering how a project looks like. Eventually I figure out that every project is different and may require different documentation.

I fully agree with you, this site is good since you can find a lot of different formats but there is no a clear link between them. This is what I wanted to understand.

As you said, it is really useful to have a practical resource with different PM case studies so the theory makes more sense when preparing for PMP certification, coaching a partner or delivering and training session.

For sure your site will be successful because I´m sure there is a lot of professionals kind of lost with so much amount of theory on the PMBOK (coworkers has told me that the guide is so difficult to digest...).

Best Regards
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Hi Ricardo,

If you are planning to give PMP exam, then i would suggest yo hold on to PMBOK. If you want to understand practical examples, then RITA MULCAHY is the best choice out there. Practical Case studies in RITA are well explained.

PMBOK guide would be a bit dry at the first time but if you combine Rita mulcahy with PMBOK in second time, it would be a cake walk.
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Hi Raj,

Thanks for your advice, this is a very old posting when I was preparing for PMP exam. Now has been 2 years since I am PMP and recently I got PBA certification as well. And yes, as you said I used Rita´s book and also a 400 questions book. However I consider that it would be useful to have additional resources with complete case studies... Thanks and have a good day. Best regards
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