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PMP Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide, 4th Edition

Book Description

Essential review for the PMP exam, updated for the new PMBOK® Guide, 6th edition

The PMP Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide, Fourth Edition, offers complete, concise review of essential project management concepts and practices. Covering 100% of the PMP exam objectives, this book helps you ensure your full preparation in advance of the big day. This new 4th Edition has been updated to align with the newest version of the exam, featuring changes to PMP best practices, greater emphasis on Agile and other iterative processes, as well as the evolution of the project manager's role. Organized by domain area, this handy review guide covers project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and closing as detailed in the new A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th Edition, giving you clear guidance on what you need to know for the exam. You also get a year of free access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment and study tools, which features flashcards, chapter tests, two bonus practice exams, and more.

PMP candidates must have extensive project management experience before taking the exam, but you cannot rely on experience alone; the PMP exam tests your understanding of critical PMP concepts and practices as laid out in the PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition; this practical review condenses the PMBOK's essential details into quickly-digestible chapters that help you prepare more efficiently.

  • Review 100% of the exam objectives
  • Apply PMP concepts to real-world scenarios
  • Identify areas in need of additional review
  • Access practice exams, flashcards, and more

The PMP certification puts you in demand, and can be a major boost to your career. Regardless of your current level of experience, exam success lies in complete and thorough preparation; the PMP Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide, Fourth Edition, is your ultimate key to confidence and success.

Table of Contents

  1. Acknowledgments
  2. About the Authors
  3. Introduction
    1. Book Structure
  4. 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
  5. 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 Stakeholder Analysis
    8. Bringing the Processes Together
    9. Review Questions
  6. Chapter 3 Planning Project Scope and Schedule Management
    1. Developing a Scope Management Plan
    2. Developing a Project Schedule
    3. Bringing the Processes Together
    4. Review Questions
  7. Chapter 4 Planning Project Cost and Quality Management
    1. Developing a Cost Management Plan
    2. Developing a Quality Management Plan
    3. Bringing the Processes Together
    4. Review Questions
  8. Chapter 5 Planning Project Resource, Communication, Procurement, Change, and Risk Management
    1. Developing a Resource Management Plan
    2. Developing a Communications Management Plan
    3. Developing a Procurement Management Plan
    4. Developing a Change Management Plan
    5. Developing a Risk Management Plan
    6. Bringing the Processes Together
    7. Review Questions
  9. Chapter 6 Planning Stakeholder Engagement and Obtaining Project Plan Approval
    1. Developing a Stakeholder Engagement Plan
    2. Obtaining Project Management Plan Approval
    3. Bringing the Processes Together
    4. Review Questions
  10. Chapter 7 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
  11. Chapter 8 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. Monitoring Stakeholder Engagement
    8. Bringing the Processes Together
    9. Review Questions
  12. Chapter 9 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
  13. Appendix A Answers to Review Questions
    1. Chapter 1: Project Foundation
    2. Chapter 2: Initiating the Project
    3. Chapter 3: Planning Project Scope and Schedule Management
    4. Chapter 4: Planning Project Cost and Quality Management
    5. Chapter 5: Planning Project Resource, Communication, Procurement, Change and Risk Management
    6. Chapter 6: Planning Stakeholder Engagement and Obtaining Project Plan Approval
    7. Chapter 7: Executing the Project
    8. Chapter 8: Monitoring and Controlling the Project
    9. Chapter 9: Closing the Project
  14. Appendix B Exam Essentials
    1. Chapter 1: Project Foundation
    2. Chapter 2: Initiating the Project
    3. Chapter 3: Planning Project Scope and Schedule Management
    4. Chapter 4: Planning Project Cost and Quality Management
    5. Chapter 5: Planning Project Resource, Communication, Procurement, Change, and Risk Management
    6. Chapter 6: Planning Stakeholder Engagement and Obtaining Project Plan Approval
    7. Chapter 7: Executing the Project
    8. Chapter 8: Monitoring and Controlling the Project
    9. Chapter 9: Closing the Project
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  16. EULA