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PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

Book Description

  • Reflects the 2005 revision of the exam
  • The only study guide to offer a classroom-based approach to exam preparation
  • Updated to reflect the new PMBK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) and references all answer explanations directly to the PMBK
  • Audience size: 40,000 candidates take the exam each year

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Dedication
  3. ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
  4. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  5. INTRODUCTION
  6. Project Initiation
    1. Introducing Project Management
      1. The PMBOK, this Book, and the PMP Exam
      2. Defining What a Project Is—and Is Not
      3. Defining Project Management
      4. Examining Related Areas of Project Management
      5. SELF TEST
    2. Examining the Project Life Cycle and the Organization
      1. Revving Through Project Life Cycles
      2. SELF TEST
    3. Adapting the Project Management Processes
      1. Learning the Project Processes
      2. SELF TEST
  7. PMP Exam Essentials
    1. Implementing Project Integration Management
      1. Developing the Project Charter
      2. Developing the Preliminary Project Scope Statement
      3. Developing the Project Plan
      4. Closing the Project
      5. SELF TEST
    2. Managing the Project Scope
      1. Defining Project Scope Management
      2. Planning the Project Scope
      3. Creating the Scope Definition
      4. Creating the Work Breakdown Structure
      5. Verifying the Project Scope
      6. Protecting the Scope from Change
      7. SELF TEST
    3. Introducing Project Time Management
      1. Defining the Project Activities
      2. Mapping the Activities
      3. Examining the Sequencing Outputs
      4. Considering the Resource Requirements
      5. Estimating Activity Durations
      6. Developing the Project Schedule
      7. Creating the Project Schedule
      8. Considering the Outputs of Schedule Development
      9. Controlling the Project Schedule
      10. SELF TEST
    4. Introducing Project Cost Management
      1. Cost Estimating
      2. Analyzing Cost Estimating Results
      3. Completing Cost Budgeting
      4. Implementing Cost Control
      5. Measuring Project Performance
      6. Considering the Cost Control Results
      7. SELF TEST
    5. Introducing Project Quality Management
      1. The Big Quality Picture
      2. Preparing for Quality
      3. Planning for Quality
      4. Creating the Quality Management Plan
      5. Creating Quality Assurance
      6. Implementing Quality Control
      7. The Results of Quality Control
      8. SELF TEST
    6. Introducing Project Human Resource Management
      1. Preparing for Human Resource Planning
      2. Completing Organizational Planning
      3. Examining Organizational Planning Results
      4. Managing Staff Acquisitions
      5. Acquiring the Needed Staff
      6. Assembling the Project Team
      7. Developing the Project Team
      8. Leading Project Team Development
      9. Examining the Results of Team Development
      10. Managing the Project Team
      11. SELF TEST
    7. Introducing Project Communications Management
      1. Communications Planning
      2. Creating the Communications Plan
      3. Preparing for Information Distribution
      4. Reporting Project Performance
      5. Managing Project Stakeholders
      6. SELF TEST
    8. Introducing Project Risk Management
      1. Planning for Risk Management
      2. Creating the Risk Management Plan
      3. Identifying Risks
      4. Preparing for Risk Identification
      5. Identifying the Project Risks
      6. Creating a Risk Register
      7. Using Qualitative Risk Analysis
      8. Completing Qualitative Analysis
      9. Examining the Results of Qualitative Risk Analysis
      10. Preparing for Quantitative Risk Analysis
      11. Examining the Results of Quantitative Risk Analysis
      12. Planning for Risk Response
      13. Creating Risk Responses
      14. Examining the Results of Risk Response Planning
      15. Implementing Risk Monitoring and Control
      16. Preparing for Risk Monitoring and Control
      17. Completing Risk Monitoring and Control
      18. Examining the Results of Risk Monitoring and Control
      19. SELF TEST
    9. Introducing Project Procurement Management
      1. Planning for Purchases
      2. Completing Procurement Planning
      3. Examining the Results of Procurement Planning
      4. Preparing for the Contracting
      5. Examining the Results of Contracting Planning
      6. Creating Evaluation Criteria
      7. Preparing for Contracting
      8. Completing Contracting
      9. Examining the Results of Contracting
      10. Performing Contract Administration
      11. Performing Contract Closure
      12. SELF TEST
    10. The PMP Code of Professional Conduct
      1. Responsibilities to the Profession
      2. Responsibilities to the Customer and to the Public
      3. SELF TEST
  8. About the CD
    1. System Requirements
    2. Installing and Running MasterExam
    3. Electronic Book
    4. Help
    5. Removing Installation(s)
    6. Technical Support
  9. Critical Exam Information
    1. Exam Test-Passing Tips
    2. Everything You Must Know
  10. Glossary