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PMP® Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, Sixth Edition

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Completely updated for the 2011 version of the PMP exam!

If you're preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam, this thorough book is what you need. Not only does it reflect the very latest version of the exam, it is written by popular project management expert Kim Heldman—author of the five previous editions of this top-selling book—and it also includes a CD with practice exams, exam prep software, electronic flashcards, and over two hours of additional audio review. All exam objectives, as well as essential PMP topics, concepts, and key terms are covered.

  • Prepares candidates to take the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam as well as the Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM) exam, both offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI)

  • Covers all exam objectives plus a wide range of Project Management topics, concepts, and key terms

  • Uses real-world scenarios and How This Applies to Your Current Project sidebars to fully illustrate concepts

  • Includes an invaluable CD with testing software, practice exams, electronic flashcards, and over two hours of audio review

  • Serves as a valuable go-to book to keep on hand—even after the exam

Project management is a desired skill in today's IT marketplace. PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, Sixth Edition can help you prepare.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dear Reader,
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Author
  8. Introduction
    1. What Is the PMP Certification?
    2. Why Become PMP Certified?
    3. How to Become PMP Certified
    4. Who Should Buy This Book?
    5. How to Use This Book and CD
    6. The Exam Objectives
    7. How to Contact the Author
    8. Assessment Test
    9. Answers to Assessment Test
  9. Chapter 1: What Is a Project?
    1. Is It a Project?
    2. What Is Project Management?
    3. Skills Every Good Project Manager Needs
    4. Understanding Organizational Structures
    5. Understanding Project Life Cycles and Project Management Processes
    6. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Key Terms
    10. Review Questions
    11. Answers to Review Questions
  10. Chapter 2: Creating the Project Charter
    1. Exploring the Project Management Knowledge Areas
    2. Understanding How Projects Come About
    3. Kicking Off the Project Charter
    4. Formalizing and Publishing the Project Charter
    5. Identifying Stakeholders
    6. Introducing the Kitchen Heaven Project Case Study
    7. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Key Terms
    11. Review Questions
    12. Answers to Review Questions
  11. Chapter 3: Developing the Project Scope Statement
    1. Developing the Project Management Plan
    2. Collecting Requirements
    3. Documenting the Scope Management Plan
    4. Defining Scope
    5. Writing the Project Scope Statement
    6. Creating the Work Breakdown Structure
    7. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Key Terms
    11. Review Questions
    12. Answers to Review Questions
  12. Chapter 4: Creating the Project Schedule
    1. Defining Activities
    2. Understanding the Sequence Activities Process
    3. Estimating Activity Resources
    4. Estimating Activity Durations
    5. Developing the Project Schedule
    6. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Key Terms
    10. Review Questions
    11. Answers to Review Questions
  13. Chapter 5: Developing the Project Budget
    1. Creating the Project Cost Management Plan
    2. Estimating Costs
    3. Establishing the Cost Performance Baseline
    4. Communicating the Plan
    5. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Key Terms
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  14. Chapter 6: Risk Planning
    1. Planning for Risks
    2. Planning Your Risk Management
    3. Identifying Potential Risk
    4. Analyzing Risks Using Qualitative Techniques
    5. Quantifying Risk
    6. Developing a Risk Response Plan
    7. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Key Terms
    11. Review Questions
    12. Answers to Review Questions
  15. Chapter 7: Planning Project Resources
    1. Procurement Planning
    2. Developing the Human Resource Plan
    3. Quality Planning
    4. Bringing It All Together
    5. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Key Terms
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  16. Chapter 8: Developing the Project Team
    1. Executing the Project Plan
    2. Acquiring the Project Team
    3. Developing the Project Team
    4. Managing Project Teams
    5. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Key Terms
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  17. Chapter 9: Conducting Procurements and Sharing Information
    1. Conducting Procurements
    2. Laying Out Quality Assurance Procedures
    3. Distributing Project Information
    4. Managing Stakeholder Expectations
    5. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Key Terms
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  18. Chapter 10: Measuring and Controlling Project Performance
    1. Monitoring and Controlling Project Work
    2. Administering Procurements
    3. Establishing Performance Measurements
    4. Managing Perform Integrated Change Control
    5. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Key Terms
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  19. Chapter 11: Controlling Work Results
    1. Monitoring and Controlling Risk
    2. Managing Cost Changes
    3. Monitoring and Controlling Schedule Changes
    4. Utilizing Perform Quality Control Techniques
    5. Verifying Project Scope
    6. Controlling Scope
    7. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Key Terms
    11. Review Questions
    12. Answers to Review Questions
  20. Chapter 12: Closing the Project and Applying Professional Responsibility
    1. Formulating Project Closeout
    2. Closing Out the Project
    3. Closing Out the Procurements
    4. Balancing Stakeholders’ Interests at Project Close
    5. Professional Responsibility
    6. Applying Professional Knowledge
    7. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Key Terms
    11. Review Questions
    12. Answers to Review Questions
  21. Appendix A: Process Inputs and Outputs
    1. Initiating Processes
    2. Planning Processes
    3. Executing Processes
    4. Monitoring and Controlling Processes
    5. Closing Processes
  22. Appendix B: About the Companion CD
    1. What You’ll Find on the CD
    2. System Requirements
    3. Using the CD
    4. Troubleshooting
  23. Index