PMP Training Kit

Errata for PMP Training Kit




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Page cover
Back cover

Under EXAM PREP GUIDE, the first sentence is incorrect: Ace your preparation for the skills measured by the updated PMP Exam, aligned with the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition. The correct sentence should be: Ace your preparation for the skills measured by the updated PMP Exam, aligned with the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition.

Note from the Author or Editor:
please change as requested

Melanie Yarbrough  Jun 21, 2013 
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Page pp 56, 250, 254, 255, 516
at various points

All references to Validated Deliverables in the book need to be changed to Verified Deliverables. Using the find tool, the following pages have the term on them: pg 56, 1 occurence pg 250, 1 occurence pg 254, 3 occurences pg 255, 1 occurence pg 516, 1 occurence

Sean Whitaker
O'Reilly Author 
Aug 13, 2013 
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Page 44
2 paragraph

I think there is a missed process which needs a project charter as an input, the process is DEVELOP PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLAN Thank you

Note from the Author or Editor:
On page 44 in the bulleted list of processes that have the project charter as a key input, include an additional bullet point at the top of the list: Develop Project Management Plan

M. Allam  Aug 12, 2013 
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Page 51
The processes which need the project management plan as an input

I think there are missed processes which need a project management plan as an input, the process are: 1 - VALIDATE SCOPE 2 - CONTROL QUALITY Thank you

Note from the Author or Editor:
Please add to the bulleted list on page 51: Validate Scope [please insert between Plan Scope Management & Control Scope] Control Quality [please insert between Plan Quality Management & Plan Human Resouce Management]

M. Allam  Aug 12, 2013 
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Page 69
3rd paragraph "line 20"

The book mentions that APPROVED CHANGE REQUESTS is input in the MANAGE STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT but in fact it is not input for this process.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Please remove bullet point 4 on page 64 "Manage Stakeholder Engagement"

M. Allam  Aug 31, 2013 
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Page 181
last diagram

The calculation of LS of Activity G is wrong (it says 19, however it should be 18), so as to mess up E, C as calculating backward

Note from the Author or Editor:
Figure 4-17 on page 181 needs minor changes to numbers in some of the boxes. In box G: The lower left number should be 18 not 19 In box E: The lower left number should be 15 not 16, the lower right number should be 17 not 18 In box C: The lower left number should be 9 not 10, the lower right number should be 14 not 15

Henry Cheng  Aug 29, 2013 
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Page 206
Exam Tip

The book says "Management reserves are not usually part of the project budget." However, in PMBOK 5ed, page 213, it says, "Management reserves (Section 7.2.2.6) are added to the cost baseline to produce the project budget. " And the same situation applies to that in Second paragraph, Page 199

Note from the Author or Editor:
The Exam TIp on page 206 should be amended to read: Individual contingency reserve figures are added to the individual activity cost estimates. These are then aggregated and rolled up to work package level, with the aggregated contingency reserve applied against individual work packages. Once approved, the contingency reserve is added to the total cost baseline. Conversely, management reserves are not usually part of the initially approved project budget. The only way that you're able to use funds from any management reserve is to obtain approval by the documented and approved change control process.

Henry Cheng  Aug 29, 2013 
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Page 285
5th paragraph

Please change" "These include the following eight skills:" to "These include the following eleven skills:"

Sean Whitaker
O'Reilly Author 
Sep 13, 2013 
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Page 301 & 306
Table heading

On both pages there is a table. In both instances the left hand colum has the title "Quality tool". This should be changed in both instances to "Human resource theory'

Sean Whitaker
O'Reilly Author 
Sep 13, 2013 
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Page 313 & 314
Missing information from table on page 313, and corresponding explanation on page 314

There are two interrelated parts to this error: 1. On the table on page 313 under inputs there should be a bullet point added between 'Project management plan' & 'Enterprise environmental factors' - it should read 'Stakeholder register' 2. On page 314 there needs to be an additional explanatory paragraph inserted to explain this additional bullet point "Stakeholder register The stakeholder register is an essential input into the Plan Communications Management process. It will provide information about stakeholders and most likely an assessment of their power, interest, impact or influence on the project. This information can be used to assist in the development of a robust and appropriate communications management plan that is able to contribute the effective management of stakeholder engagement and expectations." please insert stakeholder register as a key term here as well

Sean Whitaker
O'Reilly Author 
Sep 13, 2013 
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Page 324 & 327
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There are two interrelated parts to this error: 1. On the table on page 324 under Outputs there should be a bullet point added between ‘Change requests' & Project document updates’ - it should read ‘Project management plan updates’ 2. On page 327 there needs to be an additional explanatory paragraph inserted after the ‘Change Requests’ paragraph and before the ‘Project documents updates’ paragraph to explain this additional bullet point Project management plan updates As a result of carrying out the Control Communications process there may be the need to update parts of the project management plan, specifically the communications management plan, stakeholder management plan and human resource management plan. Please also insert key term formatting here for ‘project management plan updates’

Sean Whitaker
O'Reilly Author 
Sep 13, 2013 
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Page 343
bullet point in table

In the table in page 343 under the 'Tools and techniques' column there is a list of bullet points - the phrase 'Diagramming techniques' should have a bullet point like all the other tools and techniques.

Sean Whitaker
O'Reilly Author 
Sep 13, 2013 
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Page 411 & 412
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There are two interrelated parts to this error: 1. On the table on page 411 under tools and techniques there is the tool ‘Negotiated settlements’ - this should be changed to ‘Procurement negotiations’ 2. On page 412 the heading and paragraph for ‘negotiated settlements needs to be changed as follows 'Procurement negotiations Despite your best efforts at documenting and describing contractual processes that include a clear final resolution and closure process, it is not uncommon for all parties to a contract to have to enter into some form of procurement negotiations to terminate the contract fully. In this instance, procurement negotiations can result in negotiated settlements that place agreed obligations and agreements on both buyer and seller as to final payments, warranty obligations, and any other matters to enable the contract to be fully closed. If any disagreements arise as a result of misunderstandings or poorly worded contracts and negotiated settlements cannot be achieved through direct negotiation by all parties to a contract, there may have to be some form of escalation and external dispute resolution used, such as mediation, arbitration, or litigation. Negotiation is where two or more parties attempt to agree on a solution between themselves. Mediation is when the disagreeing parties bring in an independent person to help them reach an agreement. Arbitration is when the parties agree to allow an independent person to hear both sides of the story and make a binding decision. Litigation is when the parties resolve their disputes through the civil courts system.' Please also insert key term formatting here for ‘Procurement negotiations’ - this may require the index to be updated

Sean Whitaker
O'Reilly Author 
Sep 13, 2013 
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Page 415
3rd paragraph

The conduct procurement is a executing process instead of planning process as per PMBOK 5ed

Note from the Author or Editor:
Bullet point 3 on page 415 shoudl read: The Conduct Procurements process is an executing process that seeks to carry out the procurement management plan in relation to the identification of sellers, the distribution of information about the procurement statement of work to sellers, the selection of sellers to carry out the work, and the type of contract that will be used.

Henry Cheng  Aug 30, 2013 
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Page 441 & 442
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There are two interrelated parts to this error: 1. On the table on page 441 under tools and techniques there is the tool ‘Reporting systems’ - this should be changed to ‘Information management systems’ 2. On page 442 the heading and paragraph for ‘reporting systems’ needs to be changed as follows: 'Information management systems A stakeholder focused information management system is a subset of the project management information system that allows for the documentation, distribution, and storage of information for and about stakeholders. The types of information that the information management system captures will reflect the particular interests of the stakeholders and may include information about any aspect of the project that can be measured and communicated, including information about project scope, cost, time, quality, risk, or any other relevant factor deemed of interest by stakeholders.' Please also insert key term formatting here for ‘Information management systems’ - this may require the index to be updated

Sean Whitaker
O'Reilly Author 
Sep 13, 2013 
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Page 441 & 443
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There are two interrelated parts to this error: 1. On the table on page 441 under Outputs there is a missing output that should be placed alongside a bullet point between ‘Change requests’ & ‘Project documents updates’ - this new bulleted output is ‘Project management plan updates’ 2. On page 443 there needs to be a new heading and paragraph inserted to explain this new bullet point. It should be inserted after the paragraph explaining ‘Change requests’ and before the paragraph explaining ‘Project documents updates’. ‘Project management plan updates As a result of carrying out stakeholder management activities changes can be made to any other plan that forms part of the project management plan. This reflects the wide range of influences stakeholders have over the project.’ Please also insert key term formatting here for ‘Project management plan updates’ - this may require the index to be updated

Sean Whitaker
O'Reilly Author 
Sep 13, 2013 
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Page 447
Question 6 wording

Question 6 should have the word 'the' removed as it is not necessary "6. If you are assessing each stakeholder as either unaware, resistant, neutral, supportive, or leading, what technique are you using?

Sean Whitaker
O'Reilly Author 
Sep 13, 2013 
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Page 463
Question 5, Answer B

Answer B for question 5 should " Tell your project sponsor . . . . . "

Sean Whitaker
O'Reilly Author 
Sep 13, 2013