PMP: Project Management Professional Study Guide / Edition 4

PMP: Project Management Professional Study Guide / Edition 4

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by Kim Heldman, Claudia M. Baca, Patti M. Jansen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470152516

ISBN-13: 9780470152515

Pub. Date: 07/30/2007

Publisher: Wiley

The Deluxe Edition of Sybex's highly acclaimed PMP Study Guide covers the latest version of the PMP exam, which reflects updated PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge). This hardcover edition includes 250 additional pages of exercises and scenarios designed to help you master critical charting and diagramming skills necessary for Project Management Professional

Overview

The Deluxe Edition of Sybex's highly acclaimed PMP Study Guide covers the latest version of the PMP exam, which reflects updated PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge). This hardcover edition includes 250 additional pages of exercises and scenarios designed to help you master critical charting and diagramming skills necessary for Project Management Professional certification from PMI. Still the most comprehensive package on the market, the companion CD includes advanced test engine with six bonus exams for PMP exam and two more for CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management), electronic flash cards for PC and Palm devices, and the entire book in PDF.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470152515
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/30/2007
Edition description:
Deluxe, 2nd Edition
Pages:
912
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionxix
Assessment Testxxviii
Chapter 1What Is a Project?1
Is It a Project?2
What Is Project Management?6
Defining Skills Every Good Project Manager Needs8
Understanding Organizational Structures12
Understanding Project Life Cycles and Project Management Processes22
Establishing the Project Management Office27
Chapter 2Initiating the Project41
The Project Management Knowledge Areas43
Defining the Project Initiation Process51
Determining the Project Goals57
Identifying the Project Constraints63
Identifying the Project Assumptions65
The Kitchen Heaven Project Case Study67
Chapter 3Creating a Project Charter85
Using Project Selection Methodologies86
Identifying the Project's Initial Requirements96
Formalizing and Publishing the Project Charter100
Chapter 4Creating the Scope Statement and WBS119
Scoping Out the Project120
Publishing the Scope Management Plan127
Formulating the Scope Definition129
Creating the Work Breakdown Structure130
Communicating with Stakeholders137
Chapter 5Resource Planning and Estimating155
Developing a Resource Management Plan156
Developing an Organizational Plan158
Acquiring Staff162
Time Estimating Techniques164
Cost Estimating Techniques172
Chapter 6Establishing Project Planning Controls191
Identifying Quality Standards192
Risk Planning201
Understanding Procurement Planning223
Chapter 7Creating the Project Plan245
Developing the Project Schedule246
Establishing the Cost Budget Baseline264
Developing the Project Plan266
Chapter 8Developing the Project Team287
Executing the Project Plan289
Developing the Project Team294
Developing Great Communication Skills307
Distributing Project Information313
Chapter 9Measuring and Controlling Project Performance329
Contracting Foundations330
Laying Out Quality Assurance Procedures339
Managing Project Progress342
Establishing Performance Measurements343
Chapter 10Controlling Change365
Managing Integrated Change Control367
Controlling Scope Changes373
Controlling Schedule Changes375
Managing Cost Changes376
Utilizing Quality Control Techniques379
Organizing Risk Response387
Chapter 11Closing Out the Project401
Formulating Project Closeout402
Administrative Closure409
Releasing Project Team Members414
Chapter 12Professional Responsibility429
Ensuring Integrity430
Applying Professional Knowledge436
Balancing Stakeholders' Interests441
Respecting Differences in Diverse Cultures445
Appendix APractice Exam463
Practice Exam464
Answers to Practice Exam482
Glossary489
Index503

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PMP: Project Management Professional Study Guide 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book effectively prepared me to take and pass the PMP exam. The authors provide sufficient detail and repetition to help the reader understand and retain the required facts and figures. My Study Method (FYI... I have 15 years of PM Experience): Over a two week period: - Read each chapter and conducted end-of-chapter exam. - Took all of the practice exams at least one time. - Listened to audio summaries in car throughout the two week period. - READ the PMBOK guide cover to cover. Well done Ms. Heldman. Thank you.
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