Simple PMP

Narrated by: Phil Martin
Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (145 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The PMP exam is the golden standard for project management professionals, but let's face it - it's tough to stay conscious when reading the PMBOK. This audiobook is the antidote. Everything you need to know to pass the PMP exam is included. It is literally one third the size in content compared to some of the more popular tomes out there. All that fluff has been removed and boiled down to the straight facts, plus enough glue to bring it all together so that it makes sense. Those uber-fancy terms and run-on sentences have been removed so you can quickly understand what is being said, instead of having to go over the same sentence three times.

This audiobook has been updated for the PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition, which includes all sorts of greatness over the previous edition including the following changes:

  • An updated PMI's Talent Triangle
  • A focus on schedule instead of time
  • Three new processes have been added
  • One process has been removed
  • Monitor is the new Control
  • An increase in the number of ITTOs
  • A recognition that agile methodologies now rule the planet

Enjoy a fun-but-serious way of learning the PMP material, which includes some great mnemonics on memorizing knowledge areas, processes, and process groups.

Please note that chapters may not have a descriptive name as displayed on your mobile device - this is limitation of the publishing platform. However, each chapter will always start with the title being read aloud, so it should be fairly simple to scan through chapters when you wish to revisit a subject.  

©2017 Phil Martin (P)2017 Phil Martin

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Missing PDF

At the end of the recorded book, the author mentions a PDF is normally included with the book. Why it's not included with audible download is my question. :(

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Like having lists read to you?

I didn't think was great. It's really just someone reading lists upon lists out loud. No real world stories or examples to relate the material to something meaningful or understandable. Little to no commentary on how everything fits or works together. This was secondary study material for me so it was ok, but look elsewhere if you want a primary study resource.

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OK to start with

I started with this book before reading PMBOK and it was an easy way how to get more familiar with the topic. Listening is sometimes better then reading. Definitely just this book is not enough for the exam, unless you want to go for a second attempt. Also, there are some discrepancies in the book, the author obviously skipped Manage & Control quality processes. And, btw, brushing your teeth is not a project.

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  • PJ
  • 03-08-19

if you learn by listening to the reading of lists

This book is for you. Probably better to read than listen to. Some good examples. But mostly lists.

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wish i could get version 5.0

Any additional comments?

Great book but I'm taking the PMP exam under PMBOK 5 and would love your previous version. I"m keeping you version 6 as it is an awesome tool.

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No PDF

the fact that it did not have a PDF it was useless I could have found similar stuff on youtube. not bad learning

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Not sufficient for preparing for the exam

I wish the course chapters were titled/numbered according to the PMBOK. also the name of the chapters is not specific it is only sequenced.

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Great Audio

I enjoyed this audio very much anyone studying for the PMP knows certain study material can be difficult to understand and to technical. Phil explains PMP on a level many can relate to removing the PMP obstacles and barriers. I recommend this audio to anyone who has begun their PMP journey. Once you listen to this audio it will clear up any misunderstanding you may have come across. Thank you Phil for this audio it helped me tremendously while studying for the PMP exam.

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love this author and this book!

The author is also the narrator, so if you are not good with Texan accents... you may be in trouble. Okay, not really. I have listened to a lot of instructional books, and this guy is especially good at overcoming the obstacles of teaching difficult concepts via audio book. He does a great job of reiterating difficult points and using examples to aid in learning. He also has a wacky sense of humor, which I love. Recommended highly!

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Great addition to my PMP prep studies.

I added this tipp my studying for the times I could not read. Listened to it in the car, shower and when I was going to bed. I really liked the way Phil explains everything in regular terms, it helps make it sink in better.

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  • 12-11-17

Welcome PMP guide

What did you like most about Simple PMP?

I didn't think a PMP audio book made sense, but this is well thought out and well read. I'm only up to chapter 6 but already it's made a dry subject an interesting listen, and I'm looking forward to the rest.

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  • Miss Abbi Olusola
  • 07-13-19

Missing chapter 8

Where is chapter 8 Data analysis? This audio is missing a whole chapter unless I am missing something

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