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TOPIC: Importance of Vocabulary Memorization

Importance of Vocabulary Memorization 5 months 3 weeks ago #16094

  • Russell Kischuk
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I have recently started studying for my PMP. I am trying to determine the best methods for studying. How important is it to memorize the definitions of key vocabulary terms within the PMBOK?

Importance of Vocabulary Memorization 5 months 3 weeks ago #16095

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Russell,

Frankly, memorization of what "WBS" or "Work Breakdown Structure" means is absolutely NOT important.

But... knowing how, when and why to use a WBS, and what its importance in scope management and the success of your project means, is indeed important.

So it is indeed a good idea to read through the glossary, and if you come across a term that is unfamiliar you should not just memorize the term, but instead, learn about how to use it on a project. Or potentially even begin using it on your own projects.
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