Head First PMP

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page P143
Bottom

In the magnets, the item "Contract" is missing, while the item "Project charter" is not used on the next page.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Feb 02, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed, PDF
Page P854
First item

According to the index, the work authorization system is found on 5 different pages. Actually it only appear on page 115 and in some answers of exam questions (for example on page 153). So four of five page numbers in the index are wrong.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Feb 02, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed, PDF
Page P277
Right vertical

The answers for the exercise are found on page 324, not on 318 as stated.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Feb 12, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed
Page 111
Bottom line

Answers are not on page 108. Answers are on page 114.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Please change the link in the bottom right corner of page 111 that says "Answers on page 108" to read "Answers on page 114"

Anonymous  Jan 26, 2014  Jan 31, 2014
PDF
Page 140
1st paragraph

The inputs of close project or phase does not include EEF, deliverables, contracts Or work performance information but still that paragraph mentions them as the inputs for close project process.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change the last two sentences in the paragraph at the top of page 140 to read: The inputs to the Close Project or Phase process include the project management plan, organizational process assets, and accepted deliverables. And you use the same familiar tools and techniques that you've seen throughout the chapter.

Manish Agarwal  Jan 15, 2014  Jan 31, 2014
Printed
Page 141
Outputs

In the outputs section, "organizational process assets" should be "organizational process assets update"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Feb 02, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed, PDF
Page 161
Answer to question 17

The answer to question 17 has got nothing to do with the question, it explains a completely different item. The question is about the project charter, the answer is about the project management system. In my opinion, the answer B is correct a stated, just the explanation is about something else.

Note from the Author or Editor:
The issue was that the old term for work authorization system was project management information system. The term had been updated in the question, but not the answer. Fixed in the July 14th printing.

Luc Hamers  Feb 16, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed
Page 186
Answers of the exercise

Nominal troup technique should be nominal group technique

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Feb 03, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed
Page 190
Bottom right

Project document update should be Project documents update.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Feb 03, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed
Page 215
Bottom, second icon from the right

Project document updates should be Project documents updates

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Feb 04, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed
Page 267
Center

Project document updates should be Project documents updates

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Feb 11, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed
Page 272
Bottom left

Project document updates should be Project documents updates

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Feb 11, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed, PDF
Page 286
Item 3, first and last line with arrows

In the first line with arrows, the texts Activity A and Activity B is missing. In the last line with arrows, the text Activity E is missing.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Feb 12, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed, PDF
Page 291
Bottom left

The bullet lines for the floats are not aligned with the characters A-I

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Feb 13, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed, PDF
Page 317
Bottom right

The answers are on page 324, not on 318

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Feb 13, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed, PDF
Page 369
Every fill-in field in the sharpen your pencil section

The dotted lines are not where they are supposed to be, they all are too far to the right.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Feb 18, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed, PDF
Page 371
Items 2, 3 and 4

The underlines and the positions of the numbers to be filled in don't match

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Feb 18, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed, PDF
Page 380
Top left

The text is slightly behind the exercise-shoes-symbol

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Feb 19, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed, PDF
Page 385
Bottom right

The TCPI is not rounded correctly, the answer should be 0.87 instead of 0.86.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Mar 09, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed, PDF
Page 386
Bottom right

The answers are on page 394, not 384

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Feb 19, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
PDF
Page 395
second question hint text

The hint text of the second question reads- "Some of the earned value numbers have alternate four-letter abbreviations. This one stands for “budgeted cost of work performed.” Don’t worry you don’t need to memorize them! ". This instead should be "Some of the earned value numbers have alternate four-letter abbreviations. This one stands for “budgeted cost of work scheduled. Don’t worry you don’t need to memorize them!" Thus the word "performed" has to be replaced by the word "scheduled" as it refers to BCWS and not BCWP

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Anonymous  May 05, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
PDF
Page 395
second question hint text

The hint text of the second question reads- "Some of the earned value numbers have alternate four-letter abbreviations. This one stands for “budgeted cost of work performed.” Don’t worry you don’t need to memorize them! ". This instead should be "Some of the earned value numbers have alternate four-letter abbreviations. This one stands for “budgeted cost of work scheduled. Don’t worry you don’t need to memorize them!" Thus the word "performed" has to be replaced by the word "scheduled" as it refers to BCWS and not BCWP

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Anonymous  May 05, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed, PDF
Page 402
Middle of the page

You say, that in week 5 you should have completed 5/8 of 4km, which is 2500m. This is only correct when we are at the END of week 5 (the work of week 5 has been completed). At the beginning of week 5, we should have completed 2km. So IN week 5, our PV is between $104,000 and $130,000. At the beginning of week 5, the SPI is $93,600 / $104.000 = 0.9! Please change the question to say, that we are at the END of week 5! This would be really helpful!

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Apr 03, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed, PDF
Page 435
3rd paragraph

Project document updates should be Project documents updates

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Feb 25, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed, PDF
Page 438
Bottom

Project document updates should be Project documents updates

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Feb 26, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed
Page 499
last paragraph

Manage stakeholder expectations is a part of executing process group The book says that it is a part of Monitoring and Controlling Process Group

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the Third Edition

Anonymous  Apr 03, 2013  Dec 06, 2013
Printed, PDF
Page 519
Top right, above comm. management plan

The comment says, that the comm. management plan is the only output of the plan communications management process, while the documents updates (on the same page) are also an output.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Mar 03, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
PDF
Page 576
United States

In Step # 3, when you calculate the EMV, the Total should be + $30.70 instead of -$30.70. And the comments should have been about this risk would indeed save 30.70 from the budget instead of us increasing the budget by $30.70.

Note from the Author or Editor:
This was a mistake. It's corrected in the upcoming printing of the book. Thanks!

Manish Agarwal  Jan 30, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
PDF
Page 607
United States

The comments ""The key to this one is to remember that the money the project makes is positive, and the money it will cost is negative" which was added for answer#10 should really be for Answer # 11.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14 printing

Manish Agarwal  Jan 30, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed, PDF
Page 632
Bottom right

The answers are found on page 638, not on 630.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Mar 18, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed, PDF
Page 636
Top right, below item 3

The dotted line below item 3 should be a bit lower

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Mar 18, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed
Page 669
United States

Under the Plan Stakeholder Management process, the diagram on page 669 indicates that there are only two outputs and asks the reader to guess what one is. When you turn the page for the answers, the diagram now states that there is only one output of the Plan Stakeholder Management process. What is the correct answer? Is there only one output or are there two?

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Veronica Rahorn  May 25, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed, PDF
Page 673
Bottom of exersize

The answers are on page 686 instead of page 676

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Mar 11, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed
Page 709
.

A the Check your Knowledge on page 709, the whole Stakeholder knowledge area is omitted but is shown in the answers on page 727.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Anonymous  Mar 14, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Printed, PDF
Page 733
Bottom

The calculation of the pert answer is correct, 9 weeks, but this is answer B and not C!

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the July 14th printing

Luc Hamers  Mar 27, 2014  Jul 14, 2014
Other Digital Version
6009
Various throughout the book where it has the http://www.headfirstlabs.com/PMP link

I am using Kindle reader. When the book asks the reader to create a question using the fill in the blank format there is a link to http:// www.headfirstlabs.com/PMP where "You can add your Head Libs answer, and see what Head Libs other project managers came up with! " . This link only takes you to the main page to order the book. I didn't see a forum of other questions created by other people using this book. Why put it in the book if it's not going to be there to use?

Note from the Author or Editor:
Removed all references to the head libs uploads

Jeanne  Jul 11, 2014  Jul 14, 2014