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Head First PMP, 2nd Edition by Jennifer Greene, Andrew Stellman

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Praise for Head First PMP

“I have been doing project management for over 30 years and am considered a subject matter expert in the PMBOK(r) Guide, Third Edition, primarily because I am the Project Manager who led the team that developed this edition.... I can honestly say that Head First PMP is by far the best PMP Exam Preparation book of all I have reviewed in depth. It is the very best basic education and training book that I have read that presents the processes for managing a project, which makes it a great resource for a basic project management class for beginners as well as a tool for practitioners who want to pass the PMP exam. The graphical story format is unique, as project management books go, which makes it both fun and easy to read while driving home the basics that are necessary for preparing someone is just getting started and those who want to take the exam.”

Dennis Bolles, PMP Project Manager for the PMBOK® Guide, Third Edition Leadership Team, DLB Associates, LLC and co-author of The Power of Enterprise-Wide Project Management

“This looks like too much fun to be a PMP study guide! Behind the quirky humor and nutty graphics lies an excellent explanation of the project management processes. Not only will this book make it easier to pass the exam, you’ll learn a lot of good stuff to use on the job too.”

Carol Steuer, PMP PMBOK® Guide, Third Edition Leadership Team

“This is the best thing to happen to PMP since, well, ever. You’ll laugh, learn, pass the exam, and become a better project manager all at the same time.”

Scott Berkun, author of The Art of Project Management and The Myths of Innovation

“I love the brain-friendly approach used by Head First. When was the last time you heard that a PMP Prep book was fun to read? This one really is!”

Andy Kaufman, host of The People and Projects Podcast on iTunes

Head First PMP is the PMP exam prep book for the rest of us: the people who live project management daily and want an exam prep book that is as interesting as the work we live, prepares them for the exam, and helps them become a better project manager. I’ve taken my copy of the first edition to numerous exam prep classes I have helped teach as a reference book. Students will pick it up, review several pages or topics and say, ‘That is how I learn. Can I take your copy?’ The impact and satisfaction is immediate.”

Ken Jones, PMP and project manager

“In today’s business world, it’s not just what you get done, it’s how you get it done. To that end, Head First PMP has just the right balance of wit and fun that makes learning the Project Management Body of Knowledge engaging and interesting.”

Jen Poisson, Director of Production Operations, Disney Online

“Wow. In the beginning of March I finished and passed a four hour adventure called the PMP exam. I can honestly say that though I used a few study guides, without the help of Head First PMP, I don’t know how I would have done it. Jenny and Andrew put together one of the best ‘head smart, brain friendly’ training manuals that I have ever seen. I have to say that I am a HUGE fan and WILL be buying their new Beautiful Teams book. Anyone I meet that mentions wanting to take the exam, I send them to http://www.headfirstlabs.com/books/hfpmp/ to get the sample chapter and free test. Seeing is believing. Thanks Andrew and Jenny for putting together an exceptional study guide. Keep up the good work!”

Joe Pighetti Jr., PMP, Engineer

“I think that under the fonts and formalized goofiness, the book has a good heart (intending to cover basic principles in an honest way rather than just to pass the test). Head First PMP attempts to educate potential project managers instead of being a mere “how to pass the PMP exam” book filled with test taking tips. This is truly something which sets it apart from the other PMP certification exam books.”

Jack Dahlgren, Project Management Consultant

“I love this format! Head First PMP covers everything you need to know to pass your PMP exam. The sound-bite format combined with the whimsical images turns a dry subject into entertainment. The organization starts with the basics then drills into the details. The in-depth coverage of complex topics like Earned Value and Quality Control are presented in an easy to understand format with descriptions, pictures, and examples. This book will not only help you pass the PMP, it should be used as an daily reference for practicing project managers. I sure wish I had this when I was studying for the exam.”

Mike Jenkins, PMP, MBA

“It is like an instructor with a blackboard in a book, and the little devil and angel over your shoulder telling you what is right or wrong. I am getting instant results from the first five chapters. An excellent guide/training tool for all those new and somewhat new to project management methodologies.”

BJ Moore, PMP Nashville, TN Amazon Reviewer

“Studying for your PMP exam? Would you like the ability to carry not only an instructor but an entire classroom in your briefcase as you prepare? Then buy this book! The drawings and diagrams are reminiscent of your favorite teacher utilizing the whiteboard to step you through the key points of their lecture. The author’s use of redundancy in making the same point in multiple ways, coupled with the “there are no Dumb Questions” section, gave the feeling of being in a classroom full of your fellow PMP aspiring peers. At times I actually caught myself feeling relieved that someone else asked such a good question. This book is enjoyable, readable, and most importantly takes the fear out of approaching the subject matter. If you are testing the PMP waters with your big toe, this book will give you the confidence to dive into the deep end.”

Steven D. Sewell, PMP

“With Head First C#, Andrew and Jenny have presented an excellent tutorial on learning C#. It is very approachable while covering a great amount of detail in a unique style. If you’ve been turned off by more conventional books on C#, you’ll love this one.”

Jay Hilyard, Software Developer, co-author of C# 3.0 Cookbook

“I’ve never read a computer book cover to cover, but this one held my interest from the first page to the last. If you want to learn C# in depth and have fun doing it, this is THE book for you.”

Andy Parker, fledgling C# programmer

“Going through this Head First C# book was a great experience. I have not come across a book series which actually teaches you so well... This is a book I would definitely recommend to people wanting to learn C#”

Krishna Pala, MCP

Head First Web Design really demystifies the web design process and makes it possible for any web programmer to give it a try. For a web developer who has not taken web design classes, Head First Web Design confirmed and clarified a lot of theory and best practices that seem to be just assumed in this industry.”

Ashley Doughty, Senior Web Developer

“Building websites has definitely become more than just writing code. Head First Web Design shows you what you need to know to give your users an appealing and satisfying experience. Another great Head First book!”

Sarah Collings, User Experience Software Engineer

Head First Networking takes network concepts that are sometimes too esoteric and abstract even for highly technical people to understand without difficulty and makes them very concrete and approachable. Well done.”

Jonathan Moore, Owner, Forerunner Design

“The big picture is what is often lost in information technology how-to books. Head First Networking keeps the focus on the real world, distilling knowledge from experience and presenting it in byte-size packets for the IT novitiate. The combination of explanations with real world problems to solve makes this an excellent learning tool.”

Rohn Wood, Senior Research Systems Analyst, University of Montana

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