Head First PMP

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Page P524
12.D

P540 12.D "report performance is the only Monitoring&controlling process in Communications Management." -->Right! But Please check P524, on the Top: "THE Manage Stakeholder Expectations process is a typical Monitoring&controlling process" --->I checked the PMBOK 4th, in the "project management process &knowledge area Table"(simplified-Chinese version P43), the stakeholder Expectations process is a Excute process, NOT Monitoring&controlling process!

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

Jian  May 10, 2012 
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Page P568
last paragraph

P568 EMV=-$16.80+ -$37.50 + $120.00 + -$35.00= -$30.70 ----> a) should be $30.70 b)EMV >0, means that the cost of project is lower than planned budget!

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

Jian  May 10, 2012 
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Page P691
12.C

P691 12.C --->Should be B! please check the P676 B) 9 weeks C) 12 weeks

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

Jian  May 10, 2012 
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Page P692
15. D

P692 15. D ---> should be NO right answer a) "which show you that CPI is .7597, telling you that you're within your budget" ---->WRONG! CPI<1, CV<0, means that your are above the budget!!!OUT of the budget! b)"since the CV is negative, you're below your budget" --->WRONG!! CV<0, means that your are above the budget!!out of the budget!!! Note: all error posted based on "Head first PMP 2th"(English & Simplified-Chinese version)

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

Jian  May 10, 2012 
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Page 18
2nd paragraph of first Dumb Question answer

Typo in the second line of 2nd paragraph of first Dumb Question answer, "availble" (...your team members won't be availble for...) should be "available".

Anonymous  Nov 16, 2011  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 26
Question 3, second sentence

Question 3, second sentence "initaitives" (The initaitives are tracked...) should be "initiatives".

Anonymous  Nov 16, 2011  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 42
para

"It's thankless work keeping the buiness running, I'll give you that, but where would you be without me?" Should be spelled "bu s iness"

Adam Zaremba  Aug 15, 2012 
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Page 42
para

" There you again ..."thankless work." Should be "There you go again".

Adam Zaremba  Aug 15, 2012 
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Page 43
Callout next to Identify Stakeholders

Understand appears two times instead of once.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Addressed in Third Edition.

Debbie Kerr  Mar 19, 2012 
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Page 65
2nd paragraph

"proceses" in the following sentence should be "processes" "That way, when the proceses in the Executing and Closing process groups are finished..."

Note from the Author or Editor:
The word "processes" is misspelled as "proceses" on 65 and the bottom annotation on 318. "Process" is misspelled as "proces" on 303 (9 down).

Yvonne  Sep 22, 2010  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 66
2nd Paragraph

The first paragraph correctly states that: "The PMBOK(R) Guide breaks every project down into 42 processes . . ." But the second paragraph goes on to say: "Forty-four processes might seem like a lot to remember . . ." It should instead read: "Forty-two processes might seem like a lot to remember . . ." Probable cause for confusion: The PMBOK(R) Guide, 3rd edition identifies 44 processes making up a project, whereas the PMBOK(R) Guide, 4th edition (to which this updated version of _Head First PMP_ refers) identifies only 42.

Byron Mattingly  Aug 16, 2009  Dec 16, 2011
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Answer to 1st Question, 2nd Paragraph

The text says "For example, the Initiating Group only has two processes, and they both show up in the Integration Management knowledge area". This is incorrect. As per the PMBOK guide 4th edition page 74, out of the 2 processes - 1 shows up in the Integration Management knowledge area while the other one in the Project Communications Management knowledge area.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Remove the phrase: , and they both show up in the Integration Management knowledge area

Musaddique Qazi  Aug 20, 2009  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 98
Graphic

"proejct" should be "project" in the description for Project Statement of Work: "This is a description of the business need, scope, and how the proejct fits into the strategic plan."

Yvonne  Sep 23, 2010  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 99
Related Projects last line

In the shaded Acme Travel Business Case Document, last line of Related Projects paragraph, "Horiticulture" (Midwestern High School Horiticulture Club World Tour) should be "Horticulture".

Anonymous  Nov 18, 2011  Dec 16, 2011
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2nd paragraph, last line

"opinions" has been misspelled as "opnions"

Musaddique Qazi  Aug 20, 2009  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 114
A. Business Case Document

The Business Case Document is an "input to" Develop Project Charter.

Note from the Author or Editor:
In the annotation under A, change "one of the tools and techniques from" to "one of the inputs to"

Kathy Campbell  Aug 27, 2009  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 122
bottom half

"Updates" spelled incorrectly as "Udpates" in "Project Management Plan Udpates"

Peter Bong  Aug 07, 2009  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 123
bottom half

"Updates" spelled incorrectly as "Udpates" in "Project Document Udpates"

Peter Bong  Aug 07, 2009  Dec 01, 2010
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bottom left corner

PMIS (Project Management Information System) is not an input or output! It's a tool that might have its use in Direct and Manage Project Execution process.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Move the "Project Management Information System" magnet into "Tools"

cuneyt belge  Aug 30, 2011  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 145
19. (Answers)

Two things: 1) Responses are A B A A. 2) Is there such a thing as a "quality baseline"? I don't see it in PMBOK4.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change answer C in #19 to Schedule Baseline

Kathy Campbell  Aug 27, 2009  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 145
Question 19

Very minor error. For a multiple choice question, the options listed are A, B, A, A. Should be A, B, C, D

Anonymous  Apr 16, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 147
Q. 25

Need to reword question for PMBOK4. I don't see "validated defect repair" or "recommended change requests" as an outpu. Correct anser on page 152 also.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change the question to: 25. Diane is a project manager at a software company. She just got a change request from one of her stakeholders, but is concerned that it will cause a serious problem with her schedule. She called a meeting with the project team, and decided that there was a real change, and now they need to start change control. Which of the following is NOT an output of the "Perform Integrated Change Control" process? A. Project document updates B. Change request status updates C. Project management plan updates D. Change requests and on page 152, change "RECOMMENDED actions and changes" to "REQUESTED changes"

Kathy Campbell  Aug 27, 2009  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 160
Australia

Third answer, third sentence "Youíll have to change your product scope to include the work thatís caused by product scope changes." should read "Youíll have to change your PROJECT scope to include the work thatís caused by product scope changes."

Aaron Cleavin  Sep 23, 2011  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 163
Collect Requirements line 1

write then down -> write them down

David Huang  Jan 17, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 165
2nd line of the first paragraph

The sentence "... for your project and and working out..." should be "... for your project and working out...", where the unnecessary "and" has to be removed.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fix this in line 2 of 165. Also, change "and and" to "and" on 178 (in the second line of the bottom annotation).

Yann  Oct 20, 2011  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 167
1st Paragraph

find a way of making decsions-> find a way of making decisions

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in Third Edition

Miguel Angel Pellon  Dec 26, 2012 
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Page 170
Second paragraph - the last word before the last sentence

The word "community" is misspelled. It's spelled "comunity"

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

Anonymous  Jun 21, 2012 
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Page 171
Second answer in "Dumb Questions", 2nd column, 2nd line

The word "requriements" should be "requirements".

Yann  Oct 20, 2011  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 172
3. Functional Requirements Rationale

"enivronment" as in "Underwater enivronment" misspelled. Should be "environment".

Anonymous  Nov 20, 2011  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 173
CGW II box 2nd sentence

misspelling of alignment- allignment

eneida  Aug 13, 2009  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 174
Exercise

The answer to Qs 3 is written to be "Facilitated Workshop". However, the question mentions that the group brainstormed then voted to rank requirements, which is the Nominal Group Technique. Please confirm.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change upside-down answer #3 to "Nominal Group Technique"

Anonymous  Mar 22, 2011  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 174
Page 174 Exercise answers

Upside down answers, 2. Questionairre should be 2. Questionnaire Also, 3 describes the Nominal Group Technique, not Facilitated Workshop.

Anonymous  Nov 20, 2011  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 181
Requirements Document: 2nd paragraph

"getting done a project" should be "getting done on a project"

Scott Hotham  Jul 12, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 181
Exercise Question #8

Answer choice is misspelled "Requiremnts", should be "Requirements"

Scott Hotham  Jul 12, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 199
there are no Dumb Questions, last answer.

"The project Management Plan tells you how manage all of the different knowledge areas" should be "The project Management Plan tells you how to manage all of the different knowledge areas"

Scott Hotham  Jul 12, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 213
graphic

"Docuement" should be "Document" in "Project Document Updates"

Yvonne  Sep 28, 2010  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 214
6th or so

The word "one" is spelled as "onc" in the hint for 8 Across: 8. When onc change leads to another and another and another, it's called scope _______________.

Byron Mattingly  Aug 31, 2009  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 223
8th line

Head First PMP 2nd Ed, Page 223: Exam Questions Question #23 is missing. Please note that it is not simply a mis-numbering of the question numbers, but infact the entire question is missing. The *answer* for question 23 is given on page 228. Loved the book though.

Javed  May 15, 2010 
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Page 240
dumb question 1, 3rd paragraph, line 3

"ask to have an Define" should be a define

eneida  Aug 13, 2009  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 245
In the graphic

The thick black arrows from the inputs to the funnel are missing.

Yann  Nov 03, 2011 
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Page 262
1st paragraph

Per PMBOK Guide, PERT is the acronym for Program Evaluation Review Technique, not Project Evaluation Review Technique. A duplicate "the" in the sentence "Since the pessimistic and optimistic estimates are less likely to happen than the the normal estimate," "expectued" should be "expected" in the following sentence: "..., and then the whole thing is divided by 6 to give an expectued duration."

Yvonne  Sep 28, 2010  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 292
Last paragraph

"project schedule netowrk diagram" should be "project schedule network diagram"

Yvonne  Oct 03, 2010  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 302
Bottom right corner

Question is: Write in Four of that things that get updated here - problem is - there are only Three items as provided on pages 297 and 309

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

Kevin Ball  May 28, 2012 
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Page 303
Down - number 9

Head First PMP 2nd Ed, Pg.303 - Timecross. Typo in clue #9 Down: The word "process" is mispelled as "proces". The last "s" is missing.

Javed  May 15, 2010  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 303
margin

The crossword puzzles has no information where to find the solution (here page 310).

Note from the Author or Editor:
Add "Answers on page 310 ->" to the bottom of the page (like on other crossword puzzle pages)

Anonymous  May 28, 2011  Dec 16, 2011
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Question & Answer

Questions are repeated again in 307 instead of answers.Questions presented on Page 289

Anonymous  Aug 05, 2010 
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Page 328
Sharpen your pencil solution

5: B. Analogous Estimating. This question's answer is " This is another example of asking somebody who has direct experience with this kind of work to give an estimate." SO the answer must be C,Expert Judgment

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change 5 to: "5: C. Expert Judgment"

Anonymous  Apr 12, 2011  Dec 16, 2011
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Question number 9.

The C or D answers for question 9 are mislabeled as A & B (so the four available answers are A B A B, not A B C D). Also, I disagree with the answer for question nine on page 385. The question at the end of the lead in is asking "What BEST describes the current state of the project?" It is not asking what is forecasted, which I agree the PM is concerned about, and which TCPI would make sense as an answer. I took this question as looking for "the Best" answer, which to me is the second B answer (normally, this would be the C answer) The project is CURRENTLY on target. Please help me understand better than what was explained in the book.

Anonymous  Jan 20, 2011 
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Page 380
Question 9 - the second sentence

Question 9 - the second sentence is missing the word "to." It says, "...but he's concerned that he's not going come in under budget."

Anonymous  Jun 21, 2012 
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Page 406
3rd question in "there are no dumb questions"

"requrements" should be "requirements" in "Remember how you spent all that time collecting requrements..."

Yvonne  Oct 07, 2010  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 460
2nd Paragraph

The word "building" is incorrectly spelled as "buiilding": Original: "It's not enough to have a team know the end product that they're buiilding;" Corrected: "It's not enough to have a team know the end product that they're building;"

Byron Mattingly  Sep 07, 2009  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 460
Under "Motivation" heading

3rd sentence in this section doesn't make sense: "But that's not the most the only facet of team motivation that you need to be concerned with" (also bad grammar ending with preposition. 4th sentence begins "Your team also needs to how how they tasks..." should say "their task".

Anonymous  Mar 07, 2011  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 470
Sharpen you pencil

"Manage project team" belongs to the Executing process group but the section says "You should have a really good feel for what the outputs are from any process in the Monitoring & Controlling process group."

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change the "Sharpen Your Pencil" question on pages 470 and 481 to: You've seen all of the outputs of Manage Project Team before. Take an educated guess and write them down. You'll need to handle potential changes that the team discovers, and make updates if they turn out to be required.

Yvonne  Oct 07, 2010  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 472
Last paragraph

"acount" should be "account" in "Collaborating means working with other people to make sure that their viewpoints and perspectives are taken into acount."

Note from the Author or Editor:
The same typo is in the annotation on 335 (second to last line).

Yvonne  Oct 07, 2010  Dec 16, 2011
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Matching

Answers are not posted on Page 480 for "Match each form of power to the scenario where itís being used." The question is repeated.

Anonymous  Aug 09, 2010 
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Page 498
callout for Identify Stakeholders

An i is missing in Initiating process. It says, "Initating".

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

Debbie Kerr  Mar 19, 2012 
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Page 499
Process Group

Manage Stakeholder Expectations should be in Executing process group, not Monitoring & Controlling process group.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Swap the "Report Performance" and "Manage Stakeholder Expectations" icons (including their captions, and also swap the two annotations underneath them). Then change the hat icon and caption above "Manage Stakeholder Expectations" to the "Executing Process Group" hard hat. Also, change the "Monitoring and Controlling Process Group" hat icon in the upper right-hand corner of 523 and 525 to the "Executing Process Group" hard hat.

Koon Sang  Feb 07, 2011  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 499
Callout that points to Report Performance

Report Peformance (missing an r), the words all and of are reversed. The sentence currently reads, "...always stay in control all of the communication..." when it probably should say, "...always stay in control of all the communication...".

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

Debbie Kerr  Mar 19, 2012 
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Page 499
last paragraph

Manage Stakeholder Expectations belongs to Execution Process Group and not Monitoring and Controlling Process Group, as given in the book

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

Sindhu K  Apr 04, 2013 
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Page 502
Adam's profile

"coffeee" should be "coffee"

Yvonne  Oct 24, 2010  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 559
Risk probability and impact assessment

Add "be" before "monitored" in "You can use these values to figure out which of your risks need a pretty solid mitigation plan, and which can monitored as the project goes on."

Yvonne  Oct 24, 2010  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 612
Teaming agreements graphic

"Teaming Agreenents" should be "Teaming Agreements"

Note from the Author or Editor:
This typo is also on 614 and 626.

Yvonne  Oct 24, 2010  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 614
"Teaming Agreement" under the picture

"Teaming Agreement" under the picture is misspelled. It's spelled "Teaming Agreenents"

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

Anonymous  Jun 21, 2012 
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Page 626
under the picture

"Teaming Agreement" is spelled "Teaming Agreenents"

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

Anonymous  Jun 21, 2012 
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Page 628
Last question in there are no dumb questions

"comapnies" should be "companies" in "Many comapnies have a list of sellers who they consider qualified to work for them because of past project performance."

Yvonne  Oct 24, 2010  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 639
7 Across

7 Across - the word "and" is spelled "amd" in between buyer and seller

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

Anonymous  Jun 21, 2012 
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Page 647
Question 13. What process are you in?

The responses/processes need to be updated to PMBOK4 (from PMBOK3).

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change the answers to #13 on page 647 to: A. Conduct Procurements B. Administer Procurements C. Close Procurements D. Plan Procurements and in the answer on page 650, change "Conduct Procurements" to "Plan Procurements"

Kathy Campbell  Aug 27, 2009  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 657
4th paragraph

The word "fallowing" should be "following." The angel says: "I would never do a project without fallowing ALL of the . . ." Correct version: "I would never do a project without following ALL of the . . ."

Byron Mattingly  Sep 07, 2009  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 660
2nd Question, Answer C.

The word "discriminates" should be singular. Original: C. Submit a written request that the contractor no longer discriminates Corrected: C. Submit a written request that the contractor no longer discriminate

Byron Mattingly  Sep 07, 2009  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 677
Question 14

Question 14. None of these answers are correct. The question asks for the TCPI to stay within budget - which would mean the original budget of 75000, not the adjusted EAC (which is a re-estimated budget based on slippage) the answer which is provided on page 692 incorrectly uses EAC in both the numerator and denominator, in contradiction to the formulae on page 369. In order to meet the original budget - you need to use the BAC formula of (BAC-EV)/(BAC-AC) = 22500/19000 = 1.1842.

Note from the Author or Editor:
On page 677 question 14, change answer B to 1.18 On page 692 in the last line of the explanation for question 14, change both occurrences of EAC to BAC, and change 1.15 to 1.18 in the line and the annotation pointing to it.

Sean Adams  Apr 17, 2010  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 677
Question 15

I calculated the same value for CPI: 0.7597. However, option D also says the project is within budget. The answer on pg 692 also says this CPI indicates the project is within budget. But on pg 356, the book states "you've blown your budget if CPI is less than 1." PMBOK also states "a CPI value less than 1.0 idicates a cost overrun for work completed." Answer D should say "CPI is .7597, so I've exceeded my budget."

Note from the Author or Editor:
On page 677 in question 15 answer D, change "I'm within my budget" to "I've exceeded my budget" On page 692 in the answer to question 15, change "3,570" to "3,575" and change "you're within your budget" to "you've exceeded your budget"

Lucien Grise  Jan 18, 2011  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 686
All page

The "Processcross Solutions" does not match with the Processcross on page 668.

Note from the Author or Editor:
We corrected this problem once before, but it seems to be back (in Safari and at least one printing). I'm looking at the Korean edition printed by Hanbit Media, and the crossword answer (on p724) is correct, so I'm guessing that the graphic must have gotten switched with the one from the 1st Edition somewhere in production? Please update the answers on p686 to the correct solution, and double-check to make sure the squares line up properly. We should also post a PDF of the crossword answers somewhere prominent on the Head First Labs website, because this is going to be frustrating for our readers.

Ezequiel Cano  Sep 12, 2010 
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Page 686
whole page

The solution on pg 686 doesn't match the crossword on pg 668.

Note from the Author or Editor:
The wrong image was included in the production version. The correct version has been sent to O'Reilly production.

Anonymous  Aug 30, 2010 
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Page 692
2nd Paragraph

The word "begging" should be "being" in the sentence: ". . . you're begging asked to . . ."

Byron Mattingly  Sep 12, 2009  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 732
question number 142

on page 732 question number 142 the answer on page 772 indicate that the total number = 1253+752+14=2019 while it should be =7+1253+752+14= 2026 so communication channels = 2026*2025/2=2051325 not as written in the answer = 2037171

Note from the Author or Editor:
In question 142 on page 732 (and the answer on 772) change "7 subcontractors and a total of" to "7 subcontractor companies with a total of"

Anonymous  Feb 23, 2010  Dec 16, 2011
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Page 740
question #177

on page 740 question #177 the answer on page 778 indicate that it is A while explanation indicate it is B I think it should be B not A

Note from the Author or Editor:
On p778 change the answer of question 177 to "177. Answer: B"

Anonymous  Feb 23, 2010  Dec 16, 2011