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PMP®: Project Management Professional Exam: Review Guide, Second Edition

Book Description

An up-to-date, concentrated study aide aimed at preparing you for PMP certification

The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is the one of the most desired certification in today's IT marketplace. Candidates are required to have thousands of hours of Project Management experience even before taking the PMP exam. As the ideal reading companion to PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, 6th Edition, this essential review gives you that extra preparation you need to approach the grueling PMP exam with confidence.

More than 120 review questions, two bonus exams, electronic flashcards, and a searchable electronic key term database all contribute to your preparation for taking the PMP exam.

  • Works hand in hand with PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, 6th Edition

  • Maps to the five domain areas of the PMP exam: initiating the project, planning the project, executing the project, monitoring and controlling the project, and closing the project

  • Features an accompanying CD that has the Sybex Test Engine, electronic flashcards, and a searchable PDF of key terms

If you're looking to be as prepared as possible before taking the 200-question, 4-hour PMP exam, then this review guide is a must-read.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dear Reader
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Authors
  8. Introduction
  9. Chapter 1: Project Foundation
    1. Defining a Project
    2. Defining Project Management
    3. Identifying Project Management Skills
    4. Understanding Organizational Structures
    5. Understanding the Project Environment
    6. Understanding Project Life Cycles and Project Management Processes
    7. Recognizing Professional and Social Responsibility
    8. Review Questions
    9. Answers to Review Questions
  10. Chapter 2: Initiating the Project
    1. Understanding the Project Management Knowledge Areas
    2. Performing a Project Assessment
    3. Defining the High-Level Project Scope
    4. Identifying High-Level Risks, Assumptions, and Constraints
    5. Developing the Project Charter
    6. Obtaining Project Charter Approval
    7. Performing Key Shareholder Analysis
    8. Bringing the Processes Together
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  11. Chapter 3: Planning the Project
    1. Assessing the Requirements
    2. Creating the Work Breakdown Structure
    3. Developing a Cost Management Plan
    4. Developing a Project Schedule
    5. Developing a Human Resource Plan
    6. Developing a Communications Management Plan
    7. Developing a Procurement Management Plan
    8. Developing a Quality Management Plan
    9. Developing a Change Management Plan
    10. Developing a Risk Management Plan
    11. Obtaining Project Management Plan Approval
    12. Conducting a Kickoff Meeting
    13. Bringing the Processes Together
    14. Review Questions
    15. Answers to Review Questions
  12. Chapter 4: Executing the Project
    1. Obtaining and Managing Resources
    2. Maximizing Team Performance
    3. Executing the Project Management Plan
    4. Implementing Approved Changes
    5. Implementing the Quality Management Plan
    6. Implementing the Risk Management Plan
    7. Bringing the Processes Together
    8. Review Questions
    9. Answers to Review Questions
  13. Chapter 5: Monitoring and Controlling the Project
    1. Measuring Project Performance
    2. Managing Changes to the Project Scope, Schedule, and Costs
    3. Ensuring Adherence to Quality Standards
    4. Updating the Risk Register
    5. Assessing Corrective Actions
    6. Communicating Project Status
    7. Bringing the Processes Together
    8. Review Questions
    9. Answers to Review Questions
  14. Chapter 6: Closing the Project
    1. Obtaining Final Acceptance
    2. Transferring Ownership
    3. Obtaining Financial, Legal, and Administrative Closure
    4. Distributing the Final Project Report
    5. Collating Lessons Learned
    6. Archiving Project Documents
    7. Measuring Customer Satisfaction
    8. Bringing the Processes Together
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  15. Appendix: About the Companion CD
    1. What You’ll Find on the CD
    2. System Requirements
    3. Using the CD
    4. Troubleshooting
  16. Glossary
  17. Index