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PMP Project Management Professional Exam Deluxe Study Guide

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Thorough PMP exam prep with plenty of hands-on practice

PMP Project Management Professional Exam Deluxe Study Guide is your all-in-one preparation toolkit for the premier project management certification. Updated to cover the latest PMBOK and PMP exam, this book contains detailed discussion on a wide range of project management topics, concepts, and key terms, providing full coverage of all exam material. Each chapter includes hands-on exercises based on real-world scenarios, and sidebars that explain how the information presented applies to your current project. Comprehensive review questions allow you to assess your level of understanding, so you can pinpoint and strengthen weak areas before exam day. The online learning environment features electronic flashcards, additional practice questions, over two hours of audio instruction and review, plus two bonus CAPM exams that give you a glimpse of what you can expect when you prepare for the Certified Associate in Project Management certification.

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    Table of Contents

    1. Cover Page
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Dedication
    5. Acknowledgments
    6. About the Author
    7. Contents at a Glance
    8. Contents
    9. 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 the Test Bank
      6. The Exam Objectives
      7. How to Contact the Author
      8. Exam Objectives
    10. Assessment Test
    11. Answers to Assessment Test
    12. 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
    13. 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
    14. 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
    15. 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
    16. 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
    17. 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
    18. 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
    19. 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
    20. 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
    21. 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
    22. 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
    23. 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
    24. Appendix A: Answers to Review Questions
      1. Chapter 1 : What Is a Project?
      2. Chapter 2 : Creating the Project Charter
      3. Chapter 3 : Developing the Project Scope Statement
      4. Chapter 4 : Creating the Project Schedule
      5. Chapter 5 : Developing the Project Budget and Communicating the Plan
      6. Chapter 6 : Risk Planning
      7. Chapter 7 : Planning Project Resources
      8. Chapter 8 : Developing the Project Team
      9. Chapter 9 : Conducting Procurements and Sharing Information
      10. Chapter 10 : Measuring and Controlling Project Performance
      11. Chapter 11 : Controlling Work Results
      12. Chapter 12 : Closing the Project and Applying Professional Responsibility
    25. Appendix B: Process Inputs and Outputs
      1. Initiating Processes
      2. Planning Processes
      3. Executing Processes
      4. Monitoring and Controlling Processes
      5. Closing Processes
    26. Index