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PMI's PMP certification is the world's leading project management credential: indispensable for everyone who intends to succeed in the field. PMI has recently revamped its foundational Project Management Body of Knowledge to incorporate new processes and an entirely new area of knowledge: Project Stakeholder Management. The new PMP exam reflects all these significant modifications. PMP Exam Cram, Fifth Edition offers condensed, focused preparation for every topic on this new exam, including all five new processes. It addresses the entire project lifecycle, including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, control, closing, and more; and offers essential information about professional responsibility and other key topics.

Like all Exam Cram books, PMP Exam Cram, Fifth Edition is carefully designed to help you study more efficiently, productively, and successfully. It brings together:

  • Chapters that map directly to the exam objectives

  • Comprehensive foundational learning on all topics covered on the exam

  • Cram Saver quizzes to help you assess your knowledge in each section

  • Concise topic review sections help you understand exactly what you'll need to know

  • Exam Alerts help identify potential exam trouble spots

  • An extensive collection of practice questions (including two full practice exams)

  • Notes, tips, sidebars, cautions, test-taking strategies, and time-saving study tips

  • The Cram Sheet tear-out card including tips, acronyms, and memory joggers not available anywhere else - perfect for last-minute study

  • Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Table of Contents
    6. About the Author
    7. About the Technical Editor
    8. Dedication
    9. Acknowledgments
    10. We Want to Hear from You!
    11. Reader Services
    12. Introduction
      1. The Project Management Institute
        1. What’s New in the PMBOK Guide, Fifth Edition
      2. The PMP Certification Process
        1. Registering for the PMP Certification Exam
        2. Arriving at the Exam Site
        3. In the Exam Room
      3. About This Book
      4. Using This Book and CD
        1. Pearson IT Certification Practice Test Engine and Questions on the CD
        2. Chapter Formats
        3. Using the CD
      5. About the PMP Exam
        1. PMP Exam Topics
    13. Chapter 1. Project Management Framework Fundamentals
      1. The Project Management Framework
        1. What a Project Is and What It Is Not
        2. What Project Management Is
        3. Changes in the PMBOK Guide, Fifth Edition
        4. Project Management Knowledge Areas
      2. Organizational Frameworks
        1. Working with Organizational Politics and Influences
        2. Differentiating Functional, Matrix, and Projectized Organizational Structures
        3. Understanding Enterprise Environmental Factors
        4. Organizational Process Assets
      3. Project Life Cycle and Organization
        1. Understanding Project Life Cycles
        2. Who Are the Stakeholders?
        3. Managing Project Constraints
        4. Project Management Process Groups
        5. Understanding Project Life Cycle and Project Management Processes Relationships
        6. Processes, Process Groups, and Knowledge Areas
        7. Understanding Process Interaction Customization
      4. What Next?
    14. Chapter 2. Professional and Social Responsibility
      1. The PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
        1. Core Values
        2. Aspirational and Mandatory Conduct
      2. Responsibility
        1. Aspirational Standards for Responsibility
        2. Mandatory Standards for Responsibility
        3. Ethics Complaints
        4. Responsible Conduct
      3. Respect
        1. Aspirational Standards for Respect
        2. Mandatory Standards for Respect
        3. The Impact of Respect
      4. Fairness
        1. Aspirational Standards for Fairness
        2. Mandatory Standards for Fairness
        3. Conflict of Interest
      5. Honesty
        1. Aspirational Standards for Honesty
        2. Mandatory Standards for Honesty
        3. Qualifications, Experience, and Performance of Professional Services
      6. What Next?
    15. Chapter 3. Understand Project Initiating
      1. Initiating Process Group
        1. The Purpose of Initiating a Project
        2. Project Manager Assignment
        3. The Project Charter and Its Purpose
      2. Integration Management
        1. Project Selection Methods
        2. Project Management Methodology
        3. Project Management Information System
        4. Expert Judgment
        5. Facilitation Techniques
      3. Stakeholder Management
      4. What the Project Manager Needs to Know
        1. Using Management by Objectives
        2. Accounting Concepts Used with Initiating Processes
      5. What Next?
    16. Chapter 4. Examine Project Planning
      1. Understanding PMI’s Planning Process Group
      2. Integration Management
      3. Scope Management
        1. Plan Scope Management
        2. Collect Requirements
        3. Define Scope
        4. Work Breakdown Structure: A Common and Dangerous Omission
      4. Activity Planning—From WBS to Project Schedule
        1. Plan Schedule Management
        2. Define Activities
        3. Sequence Activities
        4. Network Diagrams
        5. Estimate Activity Resources
        6. Estimate Activity Durations
        7. Develop Schedule
      5. Project Cost Estimating Factors
        1. Plan Cost Management
        2. Estimate Costs
        3. Determine Budget
      6. What Next?
    17. Chapter 5. Explore More Elements of Project Planning
      1. Quality Management
        1. Quality Theories and PMI Quality Management Approach
        2. The Plan–Do–Check–Act Cycle
        3. Quality Approaches and Project Management
        4. The Cost of Quality
        5. Differences Among Quality Planning, Quality Assurance, and Quality Control
        6. Seven Basic Quality Tools
      2. Human Resource Management
        1. Key Human Resource Principles
        2. The Staffing Management Plan
      3. Communications Management
        1. Identifying and Analyzing Communications Requirements
      4. Risk Management
        1. Risk Management Planning and Risk Response Planning
        2. Risk Breakdown Structure (RBS)
        3. Risk Probability and Impact
        4. Risk Identification, Analysis, Response Planning, and Monitoring/Controlling
      5. Procurement Management
        1. The Make-or-Buy Decision
        2. The Contract Statement of Work
        3. Contract Types
        4. The Procurement Management Plan
      6. Stakeholder Management
        1. Analytical Techniques
        2. The Stakeholder Management Plan
      7. What Next?
    18. Chapter 6. Understand Project Execution
      1. Integration Management
      2. Quality Management
      3. Human Resource Management
        1. Develop Project Team
        2. Manage Project Team
      4. Communications Management
        1. Tools and Techniques for Managing Communications
      5. Procurement Management
        1. Procurement
      6. Stakeholder Management
        1. Stakeholders
      7. What Next?
    19. Chapter 7. Investigate Project Monitoring and Controlling
      1. Integration and Scope Management
        1. Factors That Cause Project Change
        2. Monitor and Control Project Work
        3. Perform Integrated Change Control
        4. The Project Feedback Loop
        5. Validating and Controlling Project Scope
      2. Time, Cost, and Quality Management
        1. Manage the Project Schedule and Budget
        2. Identifying Variance with Earned Value Management
        3. Control Quality
      3. Communications, Risk, Procurement, and Stakeholder Management
        1. Communicating How a Project Is Performing
        2. Control Risks
        3. Control Procurements
        4. Control Stakeholder Engagement
      4. What Next?
    20. Chapter 8. Explain Project Closing
      1. The Closing Process Group
        1. Close Procurements
        2. Closing a Project or Phase Criteria
        3. Lessons Learned
        4. Ending a Procurement or a Project
        5. Final Review Meetings
      2. What Next?
    21. PMP Practice Exam
      1. Test-Taking Tips
      2. Exam Topics
      3. Exam Questions
    22. Answers to the PMP Practice Exam
      1. Answers at a Glance
      2. Answers with Explanations
    23. Index
    24. Cram Quizzes and Answers
      1. Cram Quizzes
        1. Chapter 1
        2. Chapter 2
        3. Chapter 3
        4. Chapter 4
        5. Chapter 5
        6. Chapter 6
        7. Chapter 7
        8. Chapter 8
      2. Cram Quiz Answers
        1. Chapter 1
        2. Chapter 2
        3. Chapter 3
        4. Chapter 4
        5. Chapter 5
        6. Chapter 6
        7. Chapter 7
        8. Chapter 8
    25. Exam Cram: PMP Cram Sheet