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Telephone number method to memorize 47 Project Management Processes from PMBOK Guide in one hour

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236741D
Publication Date: 2014-May-14
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a memorization method that utilizes the format of telephone numbers to assist students preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP*) exam.

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Telephone number method to memorize 47 Project Management Processes from PMBOK Guide in one hour

During preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP*) exam, a student must memorize 47 Project Management Processes from the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK*) Guide as each is related to corresponding Knowledge Areas and Project Management Process Groups.

The PMBOK 5th Edition contains 47 Project Management Processes. These are listed in a table, in which the rows list the 10 Knowledge Areas (i.e. rows 1-10) and the columns list the five Project Management Process Groups (i.e. columns A-E). The 47 Project Management Processes are named at the intersections of each row and column. For example, at the coordinate 1A is the Develop Project Charter process.

Current solutions for memorizing the 47 Project Management Processes are incomplete, require additional work, or are overly complicated.

The core idea of the novel solution is to simplify the process for learning and retaining the 47 processes/phrases by assigning numeric values in a specific cell; each phrase has a related number. Thus, each Project Management Process Group (columns A-E) has a series of 10 numbers, running down the column from Row 1- Row 10. Humans are predisposed to remembering numbers in a series of 10; hence, the 10-digit format for telephone numbers. This novel method mimics the telephone number format to facilitate easy recall. The student memorizes the number, and then replaces the numbers with process names.

To derive the telephone number format for the specific Process Group , for each Process Group column in the table, the method replaces the process names with
the number of processes (shown in bullets in each intersection cell) in each intersection with a Knowledge Area row. Now, 1A (Develop Project Charte...