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PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, 9th Edition

Book Description

The ultimate PMP preparation and self-study experience, updated to align with the new PMBOK® Guide, 6th Edition

The PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, Ninth Edition, provides comprehensive review for the Project Management Institute's (PMI) PMP certification exam. This new ninth edition has been completely revised to align with the latest version of the exam, which includes new tasks that reflect changes to best practices, the role of the project manager, and the growing importance of agile and other adaptive and iterative practices. Detailed discussion draws from the latest A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th edition, to provide the most up-to-date information on critical topics, while hands-on exercises provide insight on real-world implementation. Receive one year of free access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment, to help you prepare with superior study tools, rigorous chapter tests, and two practice exams that allows you to gauge your readiness and avoid surprises on exam day.

The PMP certification is arguably the most desired skill in the IT marketplace, but its reach extends into a variety of other industries. Candidates must have extensive project management experience to qualify, but comprehensive study materials, aligned with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition, are essential to success on the exam. This study guide provides everything you need to ensure thorough preparation and full exam-day confidence.

  • Study 100% of the objectives for the latest PMP exam
  • Practice applying PMP concepts to real-world scenarios
  • Test your understanding with comprehensive review questions
  • Access online chapter tests, practice exams, electronic flashcards, and more

Companies are demanding more of project managers than ever before: skills in technical management, leadership, strategic management, and business management make you more competitive, and the PMP exam reflects their increasing relevance in a rapidly-evolving field. When you're ready to take the next step for your career, the PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, Ninth Edition, is your ideal companion for ultimate PMP preparation.

Table of Contents

  1. Acknowledgments
  2. About the Author
  3. Introduction
    1. What Is the PMP® Certification?
    2. How to Become PMP® Certified
    3. Who Should Buy This Book?
    4. Interactive Online Learning Environment and Test Bank
    5. How to Use This Book and the Test Bank
    6. The Exam Objectives
    7. How to Contact the Author
    8. PMP®: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, 9th Edition
    9. Assessment Test
    10. Answers to Assessment Test
  4. Chapter 1 What Is a Project?
    1. Is It a Project?
    2. What Is Project Management?
    3. Skills Every Good Project Manager Needs
    4. Understanding Organizational Structures
    5. Understanding Project Life Cycles and Project Management Processes
    6. Agile Project Management
    7. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Review Questions
  5. Chapter 2 Creating the Project Charter
    1. Exploring the Project Management Knowledge Areas
    2. Understanding How Projects Come About
    3. Kicking Off the Project Charter
    4. Formalizing and Publishing the Project Charter
    5. Identifying Stakeholders
    6. Introducing the Kitchen Heaven Project Case Study
    7. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Review Questions
  6. Chapter 3 Developing the Project Scope Statement
    1. Developing the Project Management Plan
    2. Overview of the Project Scope Management Knowledge Area
    3. Plan Scope Management
    4. Collecting Requirements
    5. Defining Scope
    6. Writing the Project Scope Statement
    7. Creating the Work Breakdown Structure
    8. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Review Questions
  7. Chapter 4 Creating the Project Schedule
    1. Overview of the Project Schedule Management Knowledge Area
    2. Creating the Schedule Management Plan
    3. Defining Activities
    4. Understanding the Sequence Activities Process
    5. Estimating Activity Resources
    6. Estimating Activity Durations
    7. Developing the Project Schedule
    8. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Review Questions
  8. Chapter 5 Developing the Project Budget and Communicating the Plan
    1. Overview of the Project Cost Management Knowledge Area
    2. Creating the Cost Management Plan
    3. Estimating Costs
    4. Establishing the Cost Baseline
    5. Understanding Stakeholders
    6. Overview of the Project Communication Management Knowledge Area
    7. Communicating the Plan
    8. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Review Questions
  9. Chapter 6 Risk Planning
    1. Planning for Risks
    2. Overview of the Project Risk Management Knowledge Area
    3. Planning Your Risk Management
    4. Identifying Potential Risk
    5. Analyzing Risks Using Qualitative Techniques
    6. Quantifying Risk
    7. Developing a Risk Response Plan
    8. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Review Questions
  10. CHAPTER 7 Planning Project Resources
    1. Overview of the Project Procurement Management Knowledge Area
    2. Procurement Planning
    3. Overview of the Project Resource Management Knowledge Area
    4. Developing the Resource Management Plan
    5. Project Quality Management Knowledge Area Overview
    6. Quality Planning
    7. Bringing It All Together
    8. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Review Questions
  11. Chapter 8 Developing the Project Team
    1. Directing and Managing Project Work
    2. Acquiring the Project Team and Project Resources
    3. Developing the Project Team
    4. Managing Project Teams
    5. Implement Risk Responses
    6. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
  12. CHAPTER 9 Conducting Procurements and Sharing Information
    1. Conducting Procurements
    2. Laying Out Quality Assurance Procedures
    3. Manage Project Knowledge
    4. Managing Project Information
    5. Managing Stakeholder Engagement
    6. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
  13. CHAPTER 10 Measuring and Controlling Project Performance
    1. Monitoring and Controlling Project Work
    2. Controlling Procurements
    3. Monitoring Communications
    4. Managing Perform Integrated Change Control
    5. Monitoring Stakeholder Engagement
    6. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
  14. CHAPTER 11 Controlling Work Results
    1. Monitoring and Controlling Risk
    2. Controlling Cost Changes
    3. Monitoring and Controlling Schedule Changes
    4. Utilizing Control Quality Techniques
    5. Validating Project Scope
    6. Controlling Scope
    7. Controlling Resources
    8. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Review Questions
  15. CHAPTER 12 Closing the Project and Applying Professional Responsibility
    1. Formulating Project Closeout
    2. Closing Out the Project
    3. Closing Out the Procurements
    4. Balancing Stakeholders’ Interests at Project Close
    5. Professional Responsibility
    6. Applying Professional Knowledge
    7. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Review Questions
  16. Appendix A Answers to Review Questions
  17. Appendix B Process Inputs and Outputs
  18. Comprehensive Online Learning Environment
  19. EULA