PMP Exam Cram: Project Management Professional

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PMP

Project Management Professional

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PMP Exam Cram, Fourth Edition, is the perfect study guide to help you pass the 2009 PMP Exam. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic. The book contains an extensive set of preparation tools such as quizzes and Exam Alerts, while the CD-ROM provides real-time practice and feedback with a 200-question ...

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Overview

PMP

Project Management Professional

Fourth Edition

PMP Exam Cram, Fourth Edition, is the perfect study guide to help you pass the 2009 PMP Exam. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic. The book contains an extensive set of preparation tools such as quizzes and Exam Alerts, while the CD-ROM provides real-time practice and feedback with a 200-question test engine.

Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your exam!

. Approach the project management process from PMI’s views on project management

. Understand the project management framework

. Properly initiate projects

. Understand the project planning process

. Complete the planned project work

. Monitor project work and make necessary changes

. Close projects

. Follow PMI’s professional responsibility standards

CD Features 200 Practice Questions!

The test engine gives you an effective tool to assess your readiness for the exam

. Detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers

. Multiple test modes

. Random questions and order of answers

. Coverage of each PMP exam topic

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789742230
  • Publisher: Pearson IT Certification
  • Publication date: 12/17/2009
  • Series: Exam Cram Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 340
  • Sales rank: 984,688
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael G. Solomon, CISSP, PMP, CISM, GSEC, is a full-time security and project management speaker, consultant, and trainer with more than 20 years of industry experience. He holds an MS in mathematics and computer science from Emory University (1998) and a BS in computer science from Kennesaw State University (1987). A former college instructor, Michael has written several IT and project management books, including PMP Exam Prep Course (LearnKey, 2009), PMP ExamCram2 (Que, 2005), Information Security Illuminated (Jones & Bartlett, 2005), Security+ Lab Guide (Sybex, 2005), and Computer Forensics JumpStart (Sybex, 2005).

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Table of Contents

Introduction

CHAPTER 1: Project Management Framework Fundamentals

The Project Management Framework

What a Project Is and What It Is Not

What Project Management Is

Changes in the PMBOK Guide, Fourth Edition

Project Management Knowledge Areas

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Cram Quiz Answers

Organizational Frameworks

Working with Organizational Politics and Influences

Differentiating Functional, Matrix, and Projectized Organizational Structures

Understanding Enterprise Environmental Factors

Organizational Process Assets

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Project Life Cycle and Organization

Understanding Project Life Cycles

Who Are the Stakeholders?

Managing Project Constraints

Project Management Process Groups

Understanding Project Life Cycle and Project Management Processes Relationships

Processes, Process Groups, and Knowledge Areas

Understanding Process Interaction Customization

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What Next?

CHAPTER 2: Understand Project Initiating

Initiating Process Group

The Purpose of Initiating a Project

The Project Manager Assignment

The Project Charter and Its Purpose

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Integration Management

Project Selection Methods

Project Management Methodology

Project Management Information System

Expert Judgment

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Communications Management

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What the Project Manager Needs to Know

Using Management by Objectives

Accounting Concepts Used with Initiating Processes

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What Next?

CHAPTER 3: Examine Project Planning

Understanding PMI’s Planning Process Group

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Integration Management

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Scope Management

Work Breakdown Structure: A Common and Dangerous Omission

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Activity Planning—From WBS to Project Schedule

Define Activities

Sequence Activities

Network Diagrams

Estimating Activity Resources

Estimate Activity Durations

Develop Schedule

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Project Cost Estimating Factors

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What Next?

CHAPTER 4: Explore More Elements of Project Planning

Quality Management

Quality Theories and PMI Quality Management Approach

The Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Cycle

Quality Approaches and Project Management

The Cost of Quality

Differences Among Quality Planning, Quality Assurance, Quality Control

Control Charts and Other Tools

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Human Resource Management

Key Human Resource Principles

The Staffing Management Plan

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Communications Management

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Risk Management

Risk Management Planning and Risk Response Planning

Risk Breakdown Structure (RBS)

Risk Probability and Impact

Risk Identification, Analysis, Response Planning, and Monitoring/Controlling

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Procurement Management

The Make/Buy Decision

The Contract Statement of Work

Contract Types

The Procurement Management Plan

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What Next?

CHAPTER 5: Understand Project Execution

Integration Management

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Quality Management

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Human Resource Management

Develop Project Team

Manage Project Team

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Communications Management

Tools and Techniques for Distributing Information

Stakeholders

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Procurement Management

Procurement

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What Next?

CHAPTER 6: Investigate Project Monitoring and Controlling

Integration and Scope Management

Factors That Cause Project Change

Monitor and Control Project Work

Perform Integrated Change Control

The Project Feedback Loop

Verifying and Controlling Project Scope

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Time, Cost, and Quality Management

Manage the Project Schedule and Budget

Identifying Variance with Earned Value Management

Perform Quality Control

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Communications, Risk, and Procurement Management

Communicating How Your Project Is Performing

Monitor and Control Risk

Administer Procurements

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What Next?

CHAPTER 7: Explain Project Closing

The Closing Process Group

Close Procurements

Closing a Project or Phase Criteria

Lessons Learned

Ending a Procurement or a Project

Final Review Meetings

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What Next?

CHAPTER 8: Professional and Social Responsibility

The PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Core Values

Aspirational and Mandatory Conduct

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Responsibility

Aspirational Standards for Responsibility

Mandatory Standards for Responsibility

Ethics Complaints

Responsible Conduct

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Respect

Aspirational Standards for Respect

Mandatory Standards for Respect

The Impact of Respect

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Fairness

Aspirational Standards for Fairness

Mandatory Standards for Fairness

Conflict of Interest

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Honesty

Aspirational Standards for Honesty

Mandatory Standards for Honesty

Qualifications, Experience, and Performance of Professional Services

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What Next?

PMP Practice Exam

Answers to the PMP Practice Exam

9780789742230 TOC 10/26/2009

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    Wish I could return it. Find another book.

    I had high hopes for this book to help me finish up my study for the PMP exam. I'm feeling that if I continue to use it, I will be worse off due to the errors in the book and in the CD. The answers to the study questions and the questions on the CD are just plain wrong in many cases. Too bad. Since I opened the CD, I can't return it.

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    Good study tool but...

    What bothered me the most about this book, was the sheer number of typographical errors. Not just typos in words or characters. The worst ones occurred quite frequently, and very unfortunately, in the practice questions and answers. Too often the reader can be confused because the answer provided below the question is either totally wrong, as in, the obviously wrong answer is chosen, or the explanation for why an answer is wrong or right is incorrect. I would think that after the fourth edition, the editors would be vigilant over the accuracy of the Q&A in a book that sells itself as a study guide.

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