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PMP® Project Management Professional Lab Manual

Book Description

Practice the Project Management Skills Essential for Your Success

50+ lab exercises challenge you to solve problems based on realistic case studies

Step-by-step scenarios require you to think critically

Lab analysis tests measure your understanding of lab results

Key term quizzes help build your vocabulary

Covers all PMP exam objectives, including:

• Exploring PMP Foundations

• Examining the Project Life Cycle and Organizations

• Learning the Project Management Processes

• Integrating Project Management

• Managing the Project Scope

• Managing the Project Schedule

• Managing Project Costs

• Managing Project Quality

• Managing Project Human Resources

• Managing Project Communications

• Managing Project Risks

• Managing Project Procurement

• The PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. PMP® Project Management Professional Lab Manual
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Preface
  7. Introduction
  8. Part I Project Initiation
    1. 1 Exploring PMP Foundations
      1. Earning the PMP Certification
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Complete the PMP Qualification Chart
      2. Defining Projects and Operations
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Hands-On Exercise
      3. Elaborating on Project Needs
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Critical Thinking
      4. Comparing Programs and Projects
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Critical Thinking
      5. Working with a Project Management Office
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Critical Thinking
      6. Understanding the Project Environment
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Critical Thinking
      7. Lab Analysis Test
      8. Key Term Quiz
      9. Lab Solutions for Chapter 1
      10. Answers to Lab Analysis Test
      11. Answers to Key Term Quiz
    2. 2 Examining the Project Life Cycle and Organizations
      1. Exploring the Project Life Cycle
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Map the Project Life Cycle Timeline
      2. Examining Stakeholders and Risks
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Examine Change to the Project Scope
      3. Creating Project Phases
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Identify Project Phases
      4. Meeting the Project Stakeholders
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Identify the Project Stakeholders
      5. Considering Organizational Structures
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Identify Organizational Characteristics
      6. Charting Organizational Power
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Chart Organizational Structures
      7. Lab Analysis Test
      8. Key Term Quiz
      9. Lab Solutions for Chapter 2
      10. Answers to Lab Analysis Test
      11. Answers to Key Term Quiz
    3. 3 Learning the Project Management Processes
      1. Organizing the Project Management Life Cycle
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Illustrate the Project Management Processes
      2. Identifying the Initiating Processes
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Examine the Initiating Processes
      3. Identifying the Planning Processes
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Define the Planning Processes
      4. Identifying the Executing Processes
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Utilize the Correct Executing Processes
      5. Identifying the Monitoring and Controlling Processes
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Define the Monitoring and Controlling Processes
      6. Identifying the Closing Processes
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Examine the Project Closing Processes
      7. Identifying Project Management Knowledge Areas
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Define Project Management Processes and Knowledge Areas
      8. Lab Analysis Test
      9. Key Term Quiz
      10. Lab Solutions for Chapter 3
      11. Answers to Lab Analysis Test
      12. Answers to Key Term Quiz
  9. Part II PMP Exam Essentials
    1. 4 Integrating Project Management
      1. Developing the Project Charter
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Create a Project Charter
      2. Developing the Project Management Plan
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Explore the Project Management Plan
      3. Directing Project Execution
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Execute the Project Work
      4. Monitoring and Controlling the Project Work
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Monitor and Control a Project
      5. Performing Integrated Change Control
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Complete the Chart: Integrated Change Control
      6. Closing the Project or a Project Phase
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Close a Project Phase
      7. Lab Analysis Test
      8. Key Term Quiz
      9. Lab Solutions for Chapter 4
      10. Answers to Lab Analysis Test
      11. Answers to Key Term Quiz
    2. 5 Managing the Project Scope
      1. Collecting the Project Requirements
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Identify Requirements Gathering Techniques
      2. Defining the Project Scope Statement
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Define the Project Scope Statement
      3. Creating the Work Breakdown Structure
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Create a Work Breakdown Structure
      4. Exploring Scope Verification
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Explore Scope Verification
      5. Controlling the Project Scope
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Manage Scope Control
      6. Lab Analysis Test
      7. Key Term Quiz
      8. Lab Solutions for Chapter 5
      9. Answers to Lab Analysis Test
      10. Answers to the Key Term Quiz
    3. 6 Managing the Project Schedule
      1. Defining the Project Activities
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Create an Activity List
      2. Sequencing the Project Activities
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Materials and Setup
        3. Explore Project Scheduling
      3. Estimating Activity Resources
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Estimate Activity Resources for a Project
      4. Estimating Activity Durations
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Create Activity Duration Estimates
      5. Developing the Project Schedule
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Develop a Project Schedule
      6. Controlling the Project Schedule
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Control the Project Schedule
      7. Lab Analysis Test
      8. Key Terms Quiz
      9. Lab Solutions for Chapter 6
      10. Answers to Lab Analysis Test
      11. Answers to the Key Term Quiz
    4. 7 Managing Project Costs
      1. Estimating the Project Costs
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Create a Project Cost Estimate
      2. Determining the Project Budget
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Explain Project Budgeting
      3. Controlling the Project Costs
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Complete Earned Value Management Formulas
      4. Lab Analysis Test
      5. Key Term Quiz
      6. Lab Solutions for Chapter 7
      7. Answers to Lab Analysis Test
      8. Answers to the Key Term Quiz
    5. 8 Managing Project Quality
      1. Planning for Quality
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Plan for Project Quality
      2. Performing Quality Assurance
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Perform Quality Assurance
      3. Controlling Project Quality
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Control Project Quality
      4. Lab Analysis Test
      5. Key Term Quiz
      6. Lab Solutions for Chapter 8
      7. Answers to Lab Analysis Test
      8. Answers to Key Term Quiz
    6. 9 Managing Project Human Resources
      1. Developing the Human Resource Plan
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Develop the Project Human Resource Plan
      2. Acquiring the Project Team
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Acquire the Project Team
      3. Developing the Project Team
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Develop the Project Team
      4. Managing the Project Team
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Manage the Project Team
      5. Lab Analysis Test
      6. Key Term Quiz
      7. Lab Solutions for Chapter 9
      8. Answers to Lab Analysis Test
      9. Answers to Key Term Quiz
    7. 10 Managing Project Communications
      1. Identifying Project Stakeholders
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Identify Project Stakeholders
      2. Planning Project Communications
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Plan for Project Communications
      3. Distributing Project Information
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Distribute Project Information
      4. Managing Stakeholder Expectations
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Manage Stakeholder Expectations
      5. Reporting Project Performance
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Report on Project Performance
      6. Lab Analysis Test
      7. Key Term Quiz
      8. Lab Solutions for Chapter 10
      9. Answers to Lab Analysis Test
      10. Answers to Key Term Quiz
    8. 11 Managing Project Risks
      1. Planning Risk Management
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Complete Risk Management Planning
      2. Identifying Project Risks
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Identify Project Risks
      3. Completing a Qualitative Risk Analysis
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Complete Qualitative Risk Analysis
      4. Performing a Quantitative Risk Analysis
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Complete Quantitative Risk Analysis
      5. Planning Risk Responses
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Create Risk Response
      6. Monitoring and Controlling Project Risks
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Monitor and Control Project Risks
      7. Lab Analysis Test
      8. Key Term Quiz
      9. Lab Solutions for Chapter 11
      10. Answers to Lab Analysis Test
      11. Answers to Key Term Quiz
    9. 12 Managing Project Procurement
      1. Planning the Project Procurements
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Determine the Procurement Need
      2. Purchasing Project Resources
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Complete Procurement Activities
      3. Administering the Project Procurements
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Administer Project Procurements
      4. Closing the Project Procurements
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Close a Project Procurement
      5. Lab Analysis Test
      6. Key Term Quiz
      7. Lab Solutions for Chapter 12
      8. Answers to Lab Analysis Test
      9. Answers to Key Term Quiz
    10. 13 The PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
      1. Being a Responsible PMP
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Be a Responsible PMP
      2. Respecting Others
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Respect Others
      3. Maintaining Project Fairness
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Maintain Project Fairness
      4. Adhering to Honesty
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Lab Material and Setup
        3. Adhere to Honesty
      5. Lab Analysis Test
      6. Key Term Quiz
      7. Lab Solutions for Chapter 13
      8. Answers to Lab Analysis Test
      9. Answers to Key Term Quiz
  10. Index