Head First PMP

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page several
several

p. 401 quaity instead of quality p. 401 suggestion: seven basic tools of quality should be numbered so reader can easily keep track of them p. 460 realy instead of really p. 460 the the job (delete the) p. 466 cohsesive instead of cohesive p. 506 ?t p. 622 selectrion One of the sample quizzes had no question 23 and an answer for the question 23. There are more noticable errors but I didn't start keeping track until the end.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in the third edition

Anonymous  May 14, 2013 
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Page 51
note on the top left (with arrow)

The note beginning "Here's where you put all..." at the very end is missing an end parenthesis.

Anonymous  Jun 19, 2008  Feb 01, 2009
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Page 55
1st paragraph, last line of first paragraph

Sentence reads "... cookie process are the PMBOK(R) Guide Knowledge ares." "ares" was changed to "areas"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2008
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Page 55
note on top right of page (with arrow)

The note begins "The processes are...", in the second to the last line 'organize' is misspelled.

Anonymous  Jun 19, 2008  Feb 01, 2009
PDF
Page 60
End of the last Q&A

The question starting, "It seems like the Initiating and Planning process groups would be the same..." The answer ends with an incomplete sentence, "The Planning processes are where the project"

Note from the Author or Editor:
"The Planning processes are where the project manager is really in control and does most of the work."

Eric Lentz  Feb 04, 2009  Feb 01, 2009
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Page 78
2nd paragraph of the answer to the first FAQ

One of the sentences in the answer to the question "So what's the difference between process groups and knowledge areas?" provides incorrect information. The sentence that needs revision is: "For example, the Initiating process group only has two processes, and they both show up in the Integration Management knowledge area." Initiating process group has two processes: Develop Project Charter process is from Integration Management knowledge area whereas Identify Stakeholders process is from Project Communications Management knowledge area. These two processes do not both show up in the Integration Management knowledge area.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second edition

Anonymous  Apr 18, 2012 
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Page 84
under project charter sample, 1st paragraph

the "Project Description" should be in Bold

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 84
under project charter sample, 1st paragraph

the "Project Description" should be in Bold

Anonymous   
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Page 88

For clarity, an annotation was added under the last answer that reads: "The CEO and VP of Asia Travel are paying for this project in the sense that they're providing funding for the project team at the travel agency and cutting checks to the airlines, hotels, tour groups, etc. The customers are definitely paying Acme Travel, but they're not paying out the budget for the specific work that has to be done to complete the project."

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2008
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Page 96

The icon for "Project Statement of Work" should be replaced with "Preliminary Scope Statement" (which can be found on p74)

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 96

The icon for "Project Statement of Work" should be replaced with "Preliminary Scope Statement" (which can be found on p74)

Anonymous   
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Page 100
under the "Exercise"

"Theteachers" should be "The teachers", "Justas" should be "Just as", and "Oneof" should be "One of"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 100
under the "Exercise"

"Theteachers" should be "The teachers", "Justas" should be "Just as", and "Oneof" should be "One of" 128, in question 3 answer D should be "Forecasts". - The picture on p176 has two problems. On the left-hand side, there are three icons. The one for the scope management plan needs to be replaced with a small picture of the WBS dictionary (from p174). On the right-hand side, the polaroid photo needs to be changed in the same way. The text is actually correct, it's just the illustration that's wrong. The picture of the polaroid needs to be changed on pages 177, 185, and 483 as well.

Anonymous   
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Page 102
Output Description in the drawing

The third output says: Implemented Change Request, or Defect Repair Preventative or Corrective Action. Should be Preventive and not Preventative

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change "Preventative" to "Preventive" and removed comma after word

Anonymous  Oct 23, 2008  Feb 01, 2009
PDF, Safari Books Online
Page 104
just right to the "Relax"

Head First PMP 2nd Edition Chapter 3 Page Header: processes help you plan a trip Section: Break it down Forty-four (is it 42??) processes might seem like a lot to remember, but once you’ve been using them for a while, they’ll be second nature—just like all the things you do without thinking when you go on a trip.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in the third edition

Johnny Shao  Oct 24, 2012 
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Page 114
3rd paragraph

This text: "In both corrective and preventive action, you always need to submit your proposed change and put it through the Monitor and Control Project Work process - ..." was changed to this: "In both corrective and preventive action, you always need to submit your proposed change and put it through the Integrated Change Control process - ..."

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2008
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Page 116,117
graphic

The outputs should include Administration closure Procedure, contact closure procedure and Final product,service and OPA. balance shown in the graphic are not as per PMBOK(r). also under p-117 there is no mention of contact closure procedure as output. To correct: In the space on the right-hand side of page 116 underneath the party hat, the following text was added: "The most important out of the Close Project is the final product that you deliver to the customer! YouŐll also create an administrative closure procedure and a contract closure procedure that list out all of the steps youŐll need to close the project." An annotation was added (pointing down at the ŇOutputsÓ box) that reads: "You learn a lot of information over the course of the project, and you need to save it so future project managers can learn from it. ThatŐs what the organizational process assets are for."

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2008
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Page 128
in question 3 answer D should be "Forecasts".

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 130
Question 10 Answer B

"Monitor and Control Project Execution" should be "Monitor and Control Project Work process"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 130
Question 10 Answer B

"Monitor and Control Project Execution" should be "Monitor and Control Project Work process" 134, in the explanation for answer 3, change "collected" to "turned into forecasts".

Anonymous   
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Page 134
in the explanation for answer 3, change "collected" to

"turned into forecasts".

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 145
Top half of the page

"When people talk about scoping out their projects, ..." should be "products"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 145
Top half of the page

"When people talk about scoping out their projects, ..." should be "products" On page 183 the machine is titled Scope Planning Process and should change to Scope Control Process.

Anonymous   
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Page 146
erd column, 1st paragraph

"You'll have to change your product scope ..." should be "project"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 146
erd column, 1st paragraph

"You'll have to change your product scope ..." should be "project"

Anonymous   
PDF
Page 151
Answer for Question 18

You wrote: 18. Answer: B The work performance information is documented as part of Direct and Manage Execution... That’s why it’s an input to Monitor and Control Project Work... The work performance information is an input to the Perform Integrated Change Control process of Monitor & Control.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Replace "Monitor and Control Project Work" with "Integrated Change Control" in the explanation to question 18

Cristina  Sep 26, 2010 
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Page 156
last paragraph

"Once the work is complete, you're going have to make ..." should be "you're going to have to make ..."

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
Printed
Page 156
last paragraph

"Once the work is complete, you're going have to make ..." should be "you're going to have to make ..." The following note should be added to page 238: "There are two more outputs -- requested changes (for change control) and a resource breakdown structure, which is a hierarchical chart (like a WBS) that shows all your project's resources." And the sidebar on the bottom should have "Almost All" added to the beginning: "Almost all of the outputs of Activity Resource Estimating are immediately..."

Anonymous   
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Page 173
2nd half

The "Requirements Management" should go for CGW III (as the 3 other examples p 172-173)

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in second edition

camilotto  Apr 29, 2012 
Other Digital Version
174
Question 3

Question 3 - The team got together to brainstorm and periodically voted to rank requirements and seperate the least important from the most important. Answer provided is Facilitated workshop. From page 169 this is nearly the verbatium definition of Nominal Group Technique.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the third edition

Leslie Sloan  Mar 13, 2012 
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Page 176
The picture has two problems. On the left-hand side, there are

three icons. The one for the scope management plan needs to be replaced with a small picture of the WBS dictionary (from p174). On the right-hand side, the polaroid photo needs to be changed in the same way. The text is actually correct, it's just the illustration that's wrong. The picture of the polaroid needs to be changed on pages 177, 185, and 483 as well.

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 176
WSB Graphic

The WBS Dictionary is composed of (i)Scope Statement (ii)WBS (iii) WBS Dictionary and NOT (i)Scope Management Plan (ii)Project Scope (iii)WBS.

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 176
WSB Graphic

The WBS Dictionary is composed of (i)Scope Statement (ii)WBS (iii) WBS Dictionary and NOT (i)Scope Management Plan (ii)Project Scope (iii)WBS.

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 183
the machine is titled Scope Planning Process and should

change to Scope Control Process.

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 194
point NO# 5

"... Scope Management Plan, Work Breakdown Structure, and Product Scope... " should be "... Scope Statement, Work Breakdown Structure, and WBS Dictionary ..."

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 194
point NO# 5

"... Scope Management Plan, Work Breakdown Structure, and Product Scope... " should be "... Scope Statement, Work Breakdown Structure, and WBS Dictionary ..." page 250. The critical path answers on step 3 are incorrect. Activity B and C should swap places, as should the Finish sections of the first two lines.

Anonymous   
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Page 203
Outputs

In the description of outputs of the process "Control Scope", the output "Change Request" is missing. Not only this on the next page, the description "Anatomy of a change" seems to be incorrect. I think the change would be detected first by variance analysis in the control scope process. The project team may raise a change request based on the magnitude of the change. This change request would be accepted or rejected in the perform integrated change control process. The description on page 204 reverses the order. A change request comes in, gets approved and then the control scope process kicks in.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the third edition.

Mukund Toro  Sep 20, 2012 
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Page 206
Answer 13 callout

The callout reading "When you look at a few ways to create a deliverable ...that's *variance analysis*" instead, this should be alternatives identification*.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Repaired in the 2nd edition

Anonymous  Jul 08, 2008 
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Page 206
point NO# 13

"... then decide on the best one, that's variance analysis" shuld be "alternatives analysis"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
Printed
Page 206
point NO# 13

"... then decide on the best one, that's variance analysis" should be "alternatives analysis"

Anonymous   
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Page 223
24

2nd version (Skipped question number 23)

Note from the Author or Editor:
Renumber questions 24, 25, 26, and 27 on pages 223 and 229 to be 23, 24, 25, and 26. On page 228, delete "23. Answer D" and the sentence below it. Change the text in the thought bubble on 228 to: "Hey, I’ll bet a good way to study for the exam is to look at answers A, B, and D in question 20 and figure out what each of them is describing. It’ll be great practice identifying an process from a description!"

Julie Shah  Jan 12, 2010 
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Page 231
2nd statement in answering the 2nd question

"singing couldn't start until after the music had started" should be "singing couldn't finish until after the music had started"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 231
2nd statement in answering the 2nd question

"singing couldn't start until after the music had started" should be "singing couldn't finish until after the music had started"

Anonymous   
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Page 238
The following note should be added to page 238: "There are two more

outputs -- requested changes (for change control) and a resource breakdown structure, which is a hierarchical chart (like a WBS) that shows all your project's resources." And the sidebar on the bottom should have "Almost All" added to the beginning: "Almost all of the outputs of Activity Resource Estimating are immediately..."

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
PDF
Page 245
Pictorial Explanation

In the Picture that explains the Sequence Activities Process, the word Knowing is spelled incorrectly as knowning. The incorrect text is as follows: "Knowning the full scope of the project helps Kathleen be sure she’s got all of the activities needed to do the work" It should be "Knowing the full scope of the project helps Kathleen be sure she’s got all of the activities needed to do the work" Hope you rectify it in the next version

Anand Vijayakumar  Jul 10, 2011 
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Page 250
The critical path answers on step 3 are incorrect. Activity B

and C should swap places, as should the Finish sections of the first two lines.

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
Printed
Page 257
On the diagram

- It's got an extra box -- remove "Activity E". There should be one arrow going from the "Activity D" box to the "Finish" box. - The upper right annotation should point to that arrow. Its first sentence should be changed to: "The other path has a duration of 2 + 7 = 9." - The lower right annotation should point to the "Activity D" box. It should start with "That means the early start and early finish for D is really early --"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 257-265
A corrected version of pages 257-265 can be found here -

http://examples.oreilly.com/9780596102340/hfpmp_ch06_errata_pp257-265.pdf

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 257
On the diagram

- It's got an extra box -- remove "Activity E". There should be one arrow going from the "Activity D" box to the "Finish" box. - The upper right annotation should point to that arrow. Its first sentence should be changed to: "The other path has a duration of 2 + 7 = 9." - The lower right annotation should point to the "Activity D" box. It should start with "That means the early start and early finish for D is really early --"

Anonymous   
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Page 259
bottom paragraph (bullet #3), p260 in the graphic for EF of Activity D; These errors concern

the newly revised errata provided at the url http://examples.oreilly.com/9780596102340/ hfpmp_ch06_errata_pp257-265.pdf

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 259

In Bullet 3: Uh-oh! Activity C has two predecessors. Which one do you use to calculate EF? Since C canŐt start until both B and D are done, use the one with the latest EF. That means you need to figure out the EF of activity D (its ES is 1, so its EF is 1 + 2 = 3). <---this should be "EF is 1 + 2 - 1= 2" It appears correctly as 2 in the sentence after the next. Now you can move forward to Activity C and calculate its EF. The EF of Activity D is 2, which is smaller than BŐs EF of 11, so for Activity C the ES = 11 + 1 = 12, and EF = 12 + 7 - 1 = 18.

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 259
p259 bottom paragraph (bullet #3), p260 in the graphic for EF of Activity D; These errors concern the newly revised errata provided at the url http://examples.oreilly.com/9780596102340/hfpmp_ch06_errata_pp257-265.pdf

p. 259 In Bullet 3: Uh-oh! Activity C has two predecessors. Which one do you use to calculate EF? Since C canŐt start until both B and D are done, use the one with the latest EF. That means you need to figure out the EF of activity D (its ES is 1, so its EF is 1 + 2 = 3). <---this should be "EF is 1 + 2 - 1= 2" It appears correctly as 2 in the sentence after the next. Now you can move forward to Activity C and calculate its EF. The EF of Activity D is 2, which is smaller than BŐs EF of 11, so for Activity C the ES = 11 + 1 = 12, and EF = 12 + 7 - 1 = 18.

Anonymous   
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Page 260

We left out a step in the backwards pass calculation -- the last node in every path in a network diagram has to have the same LF as the critical path (which is the latest late finish date).

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 260
Diagram 1 & Diagram 2

The EF of Activity D should be 2 The LS of Activity D should be 10 The LF of Activity B should be 11 The LS of Activity B should be 7

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
Printed
Page 260

We left out a step in the backwards pass calculation -- the last node in every path in a network diagram has to have the same LF as the critical path (which is the latest late finish date). A corrected version of pages 257-265 can be found here - http://examples.oreilly.com/9780596102340/hfpmp_ch06_errata_pp257-265.pdf

Anonymous   
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Page 260
Diagram 1 & Diagram 2

The EF of Activity D should be 2 The LS of Activity D should be 10 The LF of Activity B should be 11 The LS of Activity B should be 7

Anonymous   
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Page 262
2nd to last graphic for activity E

This concerns the revised section for p 257 - 265 provided at http://examples.oreilly.com/9780596102340/ hfpmp_ch06_errata_pp257-265.pdf

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 262
the 2nd to last graphic depicts activity E in path D-E-H as having a duration of 6, although

it's indicated as a duration of 8 in all other areas.

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 262
2nd to last graphic for activity E

This concerns the revised section for p 257 - 265 provided at http://examples.oreilly.com/9780596102340/hfpmp_ch06_errata_pp257-265.pdf on p. 262, the 2nd to last graphic depicts activity E in path D-E-H as having a duration of 6, although it's indicated as a duration of 8 in all other areas.

Anonymous   
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Page 275
First input on left input drawing

"Scope management plan" changed to "schedule management plan". Also, changed the word "scope" to "schedule" in the annotation that points to this drawing

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2008
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Page 281
Timecross Down 3

March 2007 edition In the Timecross, the Down 3 item misspells "something" as "soemthing"

Anonymous  Sep 27, 2008  Feb 01, 2009
ePub
Page 285
Top exercise solution

Hello, Errors are in Head First PMP Kindle edition, purchased January of 2012. Page 285, top exercise solution. Error 1. Template instructions to the designer ("Exercise instructions should be printed here") left in Kindle version. Error 2. In answer 7, the float for Activity C is listed as 7. This cannot be possible, as the the float for activities A and B on the same path are 2, and activity B must be completed before Activity C on the critical path can be started. Therefore, 2 units of float have already been used by the time you get to Activity C, so its float cannot be more than 5. Kindly let me know if this Errata is correct! Thanks, Nina B, toastislove@gmail.com

Note from the Author or Editor:
That's correct Float is 5. This is fixed in the third edition.

Anonymous  Feb 27, 2013 
Printed
Page 311

Resource Calendar, Project Schedule, Contract, and Cost Management Plan should be listed as inputs to Cost Budgeting. Enterprise Environmental Factors and Organizational Process Assets should not be listed as inputs to Cost Budgeting.

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 311

Resource Calendar, Project Schedule, Contract, and Cost Management Plan should be listed as inputs to Cost Budgeting. Enterprise Environmental Factors and Organizational Process Assets should not be listed as inputs to Cost Budgeting.

Anonymous   
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Page 322
Question

In the 4th row, remove "are" in the sentence "The workers are will not ba vailabale..."

Note from the Author or Editor:
Remove "are"

Anonymous  Aug 31, 2008  Feb 01, 2009
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Page 325
under the point number 3: PV

"then the Earned Value is " should be "then the Planned Value is "

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 325
under the point number 3: PV

"then the Earned Value is " should be "then the Planned Value is "

Anonymous   
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Page 333
has all the

answers filled in, and it shouldn't. So in #2, "PV = 50% x $10,000 = $5,000" should be replaced with "PV = __% x $_______ = $_______" and in #3, "EV = 40% x $10,000 = $4,000" should be "EV = __% x $_______ = $_______" In #4, "SPI = $4,000 ÷ $5,000 = 0.8 SV = $4,000 - $5,000 = -$1,000" should be "SPI = $______ ÷ $_______ = ____ SV = $_______ - $______ = $_________"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 333
has all the

answers filled in, and it shouldn't. So in #2, "PV = 50% x $10,000 = $5,000" should be replaced with "PV = __% x $_______ = $_______" and in #3, "EV = 40% x $10,000 = $4,000" should be "EV = __% x $_______ = $_______" In #4, "SPI = $4,000 ÷ $5,000 = 0.8 SV = $4,000 - $5,000 = -$1,000" should be "SPI = $______ ÷ $_______ = ____ SV = $_______ - $______ = $_________"

Anonymous   
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Page 334
1st paragraph

"The she does that using ..." to read as "She does that using ..."

Note from the Author or Editor:
Delete "the"

Anonymous  Dec 27, 2010 
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Page 334
bottom of the page - Calculating CPI & CV

"CPI= $5,000 / $5,750 = 0.869" Should be "CPI= $4,000 / $5,750 = 0.696" and "CV = $5,000 - $5,750 = -$750" should be "CV = $4,000 - $5,750 = -$1,750"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 334
bottom of the page - Calculating CPI & CV

"CPI= $5,000 / $5,750 = 0.869" Should be "CPI= $4,000 / $5,750 = 0.696" and "CV = $5,000 - $5,750 = -$750" should be "CV = $4,000 - $5,750 = -$1,750"

Anonymous   
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Page 349
Calculating SV

"SV = $5000 - $4000 = $1000" should be "SV = $4000 - $5000 = -$1000"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 349
Calculating SV

"SV = $5000 - $4000 = $1000" should be "SV = $4000 - $5000 = -$1000" p354 and p359: in question 2, "PV (BCWP)" should be changed to "PV (BCWS)" page 496. The first question asks for the kind of communication when an applicant comes late and dressed unprofessionally. The answer is nonverbal, not paralingual. page 496. The second question asks for the kind of communication when the applicant is replying sarcastically. The answer is paralingual, not nonverbal. The icon on the top of page 538 for Risk Response Planning shows the process group as "Monitoring & Controlling Process group". "Risk Response Planning" is part of the Planning Process group. In the answer for question 10 on page 615, the last few words should be changed from "the buyer makes" to "the seller is paid".

Anonymous   
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Page 354 and 359
in question 2, "PV (BCWP)" should be changed to "PV (BCWS)"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 381
Question 13

According to the question and the proposed answer on p387 "earned value" is defined as "what you expect to spend on the project". From my understanding the BMBOK this is more the definition of the "Budget at Completion". The EV is defined as "the value of work actually performed in terms of approved budget".

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the third edition.

camilotto  Apr 29, 2012 
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Page 388
pareto chart q3

The text is incorrect. There is no "cumulative percentage of Design Defects." There is a cumulative percentage of Machine, Materials, and Design Defects; or perhaps a cumulative percentage of defects, ordered by frequency, including Design Defects. To correct, changed the text "What is the cumulative percentage of Design Defects?" to "What is the cumulative percentage of Machine, Materials and Design defects?"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2008
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Page 396
Inputs

The annotation that to "Implemented Corrective Actions" is incorrect. Changed the text "The inputs are ALL of the outputs from all of the other quality processes." to "YouŐll use the outputs of the other quality processes and information about how the work is being performed to find ways to improve the way your company operates."

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2008
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Page 426
Top of staffing management plan; The resource histogram looks suspiciously like a QC histogram. It makes it difficult to answer Question 1 on the next page.

To fix, replaced with new histogram supplied by author.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2008
ePub
Page 440
Top Right Corner

On page 440 of the Human Resources Planning chapter, it says that the Manage Project Team is part of the Monitoring & Controlling process. The PMBOK states that it is part of the Exeucting process group - pg 43 and p 324 (6th edition).

Note from the Author or Editor:
This is fixed in the third edition.

sylviacity  Jan 28, 2013 
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Page 473
Last paragraph

The strip on the bottom says "Any time you need to get a message to a client or sponsor, you use formal communication." But question 2 on the same page refers to a message sent to the sponsor using the Informal verbal skill. The question reads: "You call up the executive who is backing your project [i.e. the sponsor] to let him or her know that you are on schedule and expect to deliver under budget." the correct answer to which is "Informal verbal".

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed by authors in InDesign for 2nd edition

Anonymous  Jun 03, 2009 
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Page 496
The first question asks for the kind of communication when an

applicant comes late and dressed unprofessionally. The answer is nonverbal, not paralingual.

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
Printed
Page 496
The second question asks for the kind of communication when

the applicant is replying sarcastically. The answer is paralingual, not nonverbal.

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 499
499,522

Manage Stakeholder Expectations is a part of Executing Process Group. But in the book it is given as Monitoring and Control Process Group

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in the third edition.

Sindhu K  Mar 30, 2013 
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Page 505
2nd paragraph

The definition of ETC is incorrect. The last sentence of this paragraph should be: "ThatŐs why you use EAC (which helps you estimate your project's total cost) and ETC (which gives you a good idea of how much more money you think you'll spend between now and when it ends)."

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 505
2nd paragraph

The definition of ETC is incorrect. The last sentence of this paragraph should be: "ThatŐs why you use EAC (which helps you estimate your project's total cost) and ETC (which gives you a good idea of how much more money you think you'll spend between now and when it ends)."

Anonymous   
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Page 523
bottom, upper right cell of the probability/impact table

At the bottom of page 523 in the probability/impact table, the number in the upper-right cell representing .9 x .9 (89) was changed to .81.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2008
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Page 538
The icon on the top of page 538 for Risk Response Planning shows the

process group as "Monitoring & Controlling Process group". "Risk Response Planning" is part of the Planning Process group.

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 552
The only "Which-is-not" question on the page

The answer to the question should be "C" (Reserve Analysis), not "D" (Monte Carlo Analysis). The explanations for both are correct, however the sentence "D has to be the answer" should be removed, since it is incorrect. "C has to be the answer".

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Page 552
The only "Which-is-not" question on the page

The answer to the question should be "C" (Reserve Analysis), not "D" (Monte Carlo Analysis). The explanations for both are correct, however the sentence "D has to be the answer" should be removed, since it is incorrect. "C has to be the answer".

Anonymous   
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Page 554
top of the page

In the "Sharpen your pencil Solution" at the top of page 554, the text says: "Sharpen instructions go here. Careful not to get too close to the logo. Click on it and you'll see little blue lines that show the area you should avoid", which looks like layout instructions rather than project risk management instructions.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Some boilerplate text made it into the solution, it's been copied and pasted correctly now for 2nd edition directly in InDesign by the authors

Anonymous  Oct 01, 2008 
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Page 555
bottom comment

The last sentence is incomplete: "That puts you ahead by $147 - but only if there's a ..."

Note from the Author or Editor:
"That puts you ahead by $147--but only if there's a heavy wind!"

Anonymous  Jun 28, 2008  Jul 01, 2008
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Annotations point to incorrect numbers. In the annotation at the bottom of the page, the last 2 words are missing.

Redirected annotation arrows and circles to point to correct numbers. Extended text box in bottom annotation to show cut-off text.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2008
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Calculation part 3 (bottom of page)

The results of the calculation should be +30.7 (rather than -30.7)

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the third edition

camilotto  Apr 29, 2012 
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FPIF, "Risks to the Buyer"

It should read "There's still not much risk to the buyer in fixed price contracts."

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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FPIF, "Risks to the Buyer"

It should read "There's still not much risk to the buyer in fixed price contracts."

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2008
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FPIF, "Risks to the Buyer"

It should read "There's still not much risk to the buyer in fixed price contracts."

Anonymous   
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In the answer for question 10 on page 615, the last few words should be

changed from "the buyer makes" to "the seller is paid".

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2007
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Full page

Crossword solution is not for the crossword on page 668, but for a different one. Book version: Second edition

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second edition.

Stein  Dec 20, 2011 
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Question 12 Answer

The text says answer C as the correct answer, however the answer reasoning text say that "9 weeks" is the correct answer. The question on page 676 lists "B. 9 weeks". The correct answer letter is "B".

Note from the Author or Editor:
On page 691, change "12. C." to "12. B."

Sammy L  May 02, 2010 
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Question 14 Answer

Answer states that: TCPI = (EAC-EV) / (EAC - AC) According to Page 369 TCPI = (BAC-EV)/(BAC-AC) or (BAC-EV)/(EAC-AC) which seems to suggest question and answer are wrong?

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the third edition.

Anonymous  Mar 27, 2012 
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Question 125

Question asks which of the following are not an input of the Administer Procurement Process? All options A through D are inputs to the process (PMBOK IV Page 337/338) so there is not a correct response. Note: The Exam Answer to this question on Page 769 states that the Procurement Management Plan is not an input to this process, but PMBOK states that it clearly is.

Note from the Author or Editor:
On page 729 question 125, change answer B to "Records Management System" On page 770 in the answer to question 125, change the last sentence ("But you don't actually see...") to: "But the Records Management System is a tool that's used to administer the procurements, not an input to the process."

CJ Crocket  Feb 03, 2010