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PMP Project Management Professional Review Guide

Book Description

Prepare for all five PMP domains, covering the updated 2015 exam

PMP Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide, 3rd Edition provides review of all five domains, updated for the 2015 exam, and reinforcement of key topics. The ideal companion to the PMP Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, 8th Edition and PMP Project Management Professional Exam Deluxe Study Guide, 2nd Edition, this concise and focused guide can be used with any study tool, and is organized for easy navigation and quick reference.

This latest edition has been fully updated to reflect the Project Management Institute's most recent changes to the exam, including new developments in best practices. Coverage includes important points you need to know about initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing the project, so you can feel confident going into the exam. The Sybex interactive online learning environment provides additional preparation tools, including chapter tests, two bonus practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a searchable PDF glossary of key terms.

Project Management is an in-demand skill in the IT marketplace, and a PMP certification can help bring your resume to the top of the stack.

  • Review the material for all five exam domains
  • Get a feel for the latest version of the exam
  • Test your knowledge with interactive study aids
  • Identify and remediate areas in need of review

The defined skillset a certification signifies is an invaluable asset to any professional in today's competitive job market, and the PMP certification is the industry leader. If you're ready to get serious about preparing for the PMP exam, the PMP Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide, 3rd Edition is your solution

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. CHAPTER 3 Planning the Project
    1. Developing a Scope Management Plan
    2. Requirements Management Plan
    3. Developing a Project Schedule
    4. Developing a Cost Management Plan
    5. Developing a Quality Management Plan
    6. Developing a Human Resource Management Plan
    7. Developing a Communications Management Plan
    8. Developing a Procurement Management Plan
    9. Developing a Change Management Plan
    10. Developing a Risk Management Plan
    11. Developing a Stakeholder Management Plan
    12. Obtaining Project Management Plan Approval
    13. Conducting a Kickoff Meeting
    14. Bringing the Processes Together
    15. Review Questions
  5. 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
  6. 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. Controlling Stakeholder Engagement
    8. Bringing the Processes Together
    9. Review Questions
  7. 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
  8. Appendix Answers to Review Questions
  9. Advert
  10. EULA