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PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, 7th Edition

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The ultimate package for preparing you to take the PMP exam

Project management is one of the most desired skills in today's IT marketplace and the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam reflects your level of proficiency and preparedness as a project manager. This comprehensive study guide features the Sybex test engine with two practice PMP exams, electronic flashcards, two hours of audio review, as well as two bonus Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exams. The book covers a wide-range of project management and exam topics, concepts, and key terms. Not only does this must-have resource reflect the very latest version of the exam, it is written by popular project management expert Kim Heldman, who is the author of the six previous editions of this top-selling book.

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

  • Covers all exam topic areas plus a wide range of project management processes, concepts, and key terms

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

  • Readers get access to invaluable study tools with testing software, practice exams, electronic flashcards, and over two hours of audio review

PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, Seventh Edition helps you prepare for the PMP exam and also serves as an essential resource for becoming a more astute project manager.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Reader Letter
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Author
  8. Introduction
  9. Assessment Test
  10. 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. 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. Chapter 3: Developing the Project Scope Statement
    1. Developing the Project Management Plan
    2. Plan Scope Management
    3. Collecting Requirements
    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
  13. Chapter 4: Creating the Project Schedule
    1. Creating the Schedule Management Plan
    2. Defining Activities
    3. Understanding the Sequence Activities Process
    4. Estimating Activity Resources
    5. Estimating Activity Durations
    6. Developing the Project Schedule
    7. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Key Terms
    11. Review Questions
  14. Chapter 5: Developing the Project Budget and Communicating the Plan
    1. Creating the Project Cost Management Plan
    2. Estimating Costs
    3. Establishing the Cost Baseline
    4. Understanding Stakeholders
    5. Communicating the Plan
    6. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Key Terms
    10. Review Questions
  15. 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
  16. Chapter 7: Planning Project Resources
    1. Procurement Planning
    2. Developing the Human Resource Management 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
  17. Chapter 8: Developing the Project Team
    1. Directing and Managing Project Work
    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
  18. Chapter 9: Conducting Procurements and Sharing Information
    1. Conducting Procurements
    2. Laying Out Quality Assurance Procedures
    3. Managing Project Information
    4. Managing Stakeholder Engagement
    5. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Key Terms
    9. Review Questions
  19. Chapter 10: Measuring and Controlling Project Performance
    1. Monitoring and Controlling Project Work
    2. Controlling Procurements
    3. Controlling Communications
    4. Managing Perform Integrated Change Control
    5. Controlling Stakeholder Engagement
    6. Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Key Terms
    10. Review Questions
  20. Chapter 11: Controlling Work Results
    1. Monitoring and Controlling Risk
    2. Managing Cost Changes
    3. Monitoring and Controlling Schedule Changes
    4. Utilizing Control Quality Techniques
    5. Validating 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
  21. 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
  22. Appendix A: Answers to Review Questions
  23. Appendix B: Process Inputs and Outputs
  24. Appendix C: About the Additional Study Tools