#Kilimanjaring Startup Project

#Kilimanjaring Startup Project

Test Drive of PMBOK Guide 6th Edition

Start of the Project: September 6, 2017

Expedition: August 1 – 14, 2018

Project Goal: Uhuru Peak of Kilimanjaro Mountain (5’895m / 19’341ft)

Required Budget: USD 15’000 ($405 or 2.7% already donated)


Online implementation of the project managed according to PMBOK Guide 6th Edition

What do you know about new PMBOK?

Do you want to know all the pros and cons? Do you need an internal look to all the processes, tools and techniques?  Would you like to have access to templates, examples of documents and other deliverables of managing projects in strict accordance with new PMBOK?

We prepare and conduct an expedition to the highest mountain of Africa, using the rules and tools of PMBOK Guide 6th Edition. However, we do not always know everything in advance in projects, the unpredictability of the mountain journey will confuse our plans. We will implement the project and learn in practice, will make the right decisions and make mistakes, get experience and get tired in the way, and in the end... we shall overcome!

In addition, we are going to share our insights and lessons learned with you!

Project and Expedition Scope

Holding a Kickoff Meeting

Getting acquainted. Know the goals, limitations and structure of the project. Define the roles and responsibilities in the team.

Already DONE!

Reducing the Risks

Define and analyze risks, prioritize and work out actions to reduce risks. The main goal is to return healthy, unharmed and without extra costs.

Developing a Schedule

Determine the activities - who, when and what does in order to execute the project in time.
The dates of the expedition are August 1-14, 2018.

Finding the Resources

Look for the transport, equipment, housing and everything necessary for the project. Determine and optimize the budget to meet the constraint of USD3'000 per participant.

Creating a Road Map

Develop a short guide for the expedition: contacts of participants, departure time, meeting place, addresses of overnight stays, mountain route and road home.

Learning the Lessons

Analyze the experience and consolidate knowledge once again to use the results of the completed project in all the subsequent.


Expedition to Kilimanjaro Mountain

In addition to the fact that the team will manage the project in strict accordance with new PMBOK, it should prepare and implement a real expedition to the Kilimanjaro Mountain, climb the Uhuru Peak and take a picture at the top of the mountain. We will have to:

  1. Thoroughly plan the journey to Tanzania and the mountain route to manage to climb and still have a time for recreation.
  2. Think out and buy tickets, food, equipment and other resources to keep within the limited budget of the project.
  3. Carry out all the preparatory work for booking, insurance, rental of equipment and other organization.
  4. Publish all the materials of the project to the Expedition Project Management Group.
  5. Climb to the top of the Kilimanjaro (5895 m / 19341 ft.) and return back happy and unharmed.


What's the result?

Lessons Learned

The first ever case study of expedition management in accordance to PMBOK Guide 6th Edition.

They have new process Knowledge Management and more deep attention to Lessons Learned. Therefore, we will use this approach to do the same in our project.

Do you want know all about new PMBOK? We will share our insights and lessons learned with you!



We will create templates and samples of all the plans, baselines and documents described in PMBOK Guide 6th Edition.

New PMBOK includes 12 management plans, 4 baselines, 4 breakdown structures, 3 logs, 3 estimates, 3 registers, 3 reports, 2 charters, 2 lists, 2 forecasts, 2 assignments, 2 calendars and other project documents.

Do you want to have access to this templates and samples? We will share them in our Expedition PM Group.



Moreover and most importantly - your and our attitude to management will change. We together will receive a charge of energy and will feel the strength and courage to implement any projects!

Be with us!


Our Team

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  • Project Management Professional
  • Trains on real projects
  • 20 PMP’s prepared
  • Master of Science in Project Management
  • Author of the manual “Documenting the Project”
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Crisis Manager
  • 20 years in the project management field
  • Project Management Professional
  • Hitchhiker
  • Writer
  • Marathon runner
  • Boxer
  • Experience in Vipassana
  • Intelligent Hooligan
  • Project Manager
  • PhD in Construction Field
  • Advanced First Aid Skills
  • Experience in Mountaineering and Cave Exploring
  • Fluent English
  • PMP Trainee
  • Juggling
  • Project Manager
  • Specialist in MS Project, Oracle Primavera and other Project Management Software
  • Mastermind of several Project Management Systems in the construction industry
  • Train staff how to work with the PM Systems
  • 10 years in the Project Management field



Still have questions or ideas?


The project leader is in touch!


Mail: anatolii@savin.pm

Phone/Viber: +380677444615

Skype: anatolysavin



#Kilimanjaring Facebook Group with all the materials