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Press Release: August 5, 2009

Head First PMP--New from O'Reilly: A Brain-Friendly Guide to Passing the Project Management Professional Exam

Sebastopol, CA—More than just passing a test, a PMP certification means that you have the knowledge to solve most common project problems. But studying for a difficult four-hour exam on project management isn't easy, even for experienced project managers.

Drawing on the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, Head First PMP (O'Reilly Media, $69.99 USD) offers you a multi-sensory experience that helps the material stick, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.

This book will help you:

  • Learn PMP's underlying concepts to help you understand the PMBOK principles and pass the certification exam with flying colors
  • Get 100% coverage of the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK® Guide, 4th edition, including two new processes: Collect Requirements and Identify Stakeholders
  • Make use of a thorough and effective preparation guide with hundreds of practice questions and exam strategies
  • Explore the material through puzzles, games, problems, and exercises that make learning easy and entertaining

Head First PMP puts project management principles into context to help you understand, remember, and apply them--not just on the exam, but also on the job.

Advance Praise:
"I teach Project Management for a project management firm and its clients. Using Head First PMP exclusively as the course material, my students have an 84% first time passing rate for the PMP and CAPM. This is by far the very best and most complete book for anyone looking to improve their project management skills and pass the PMP exam."
--Rocket Williams, PMP, MCITP, MCT

"I have been doing project management for over 30 years and am considered a subject matter expert in the PMPBOK Guide. I can honestly say that Head First PMP is by far the best PMP Exam Preparation book of all I have reviewed in depth. It is a great tool for practitioners who want to pass the PMP exam."
--Dennis Bolles, PMP and co-author of The Power of Enterprise-Wide Project Management

For a review copy or more information please email Please include your delivery address and contact information.

Jennifer Greene has spent the past 15 years or so building software for many different kinds of companies. She's built software test teams and helped lots of companies diagnose and deal with habitual process problems so that they could build better software. Jennifer founded Stellman & Greene Consulting with Andrew Stellman in 2003. For more information about Jennifer, Andrew Stellman, and their books, visit

Andrew Stellman comes from a programming background, and has managed teams of requirements analysts, designers, and developers. He and Jennifer Greene formed Stellman & Greene Consulting in 2003, with a focus on project management, software development, management consulting, and software process improvement.

Additional Resources:
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see:

Head First PMP, Second Edition
Jennifer Greene, Andrew Stellman
ISBN: 9780596801915, 831 pages,
Book Price: $69.99 USD, £35.50 GBP

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