Chapter 1

What Is a Project?

Congratulations on your decision to study for and take the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification exam (PMP® exam). This book was written with you in mind. The focus and content of this book revolve heavily around the information contained in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition, published by PMI®. I will refer to this guide throughout this book and elaborate on those areas that appear on the test. Keep in mind that the test covers all the project management processes, so don’t skip anything in your study time.

When possible, I’ll pass on hints and study tips that I collected while studying for the exam. My first tip is ...

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