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Preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam Second Edition

Book Description

As of March 2002, the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam has changed. Project managers who need the latest and most complete test-preparation materials will find this new edition a lifesaver. Covering each competency area tested on the exam, it also explains question structures and offers numerous case studies and other valuable practice tools.

An invaluable desk reference as well, the new edition is completely up to date. Every chapter has been revised to include the latest changes to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R)). For project managers preparing to take the exam, study tools include:

  • all-new practice questions

  • simulated questions in "situational format" of new exam

  • new chapter and questions on professional responsibility

  • new material on risk management

  • and much more

  • As always, the book is the definitive guide to properly defining, budgeting, assigning, and executing projects of all types and scopes-on paper or on the job.

    Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
    2. PREFACE
    3. INTRODUCTION
    4. Scope Management
      1. Initiation of the Project
      2. Getting to the Scope Baseline
      3. Work Breakdown Structure
      4. Systems Approach to Work Breakdown Structure
      5. Change Management
      6. Project Justifications
      7. Summary
    5. Time Management
      1. Activity Definition
      2. Activity Sequencing
      3. Activity on Arrow Diagramming
      4. Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)
      5. Logical Relationships
      6. Diagramming Relationships
      7. Buffering the Schedule
      8. Critical Path Method (CPM)
      9. Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)
      10. Monte Carlo Simulation
      11. Summary
    6. Cost Management
      1. Why We Need Cost Management
      2. Project Life Cycle and Project Cost
      3. Using the Work Breakdown Structure
      4. Cost Estimating
      5. Cost Budgeting
      6. Cost Control
      7. Summary
    7. Human Resources Management
      1. Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities
      2. Strong Matrix, Weak Matrix, and Balanced Matrix
      3. Motivation
      4. Power
      5. Leadership
      6. Managing Meetings
      7. Summary
    8. Risk Management
      1. When to Do Risk Management
      2. The Risk Process
      3. Risk Management Planning
      4. Risk Identification
      5. Risk Assessment
      6. The Addition Rule
      7. Risk Quantification
      8. Risk Response Planning
      9. Budgeting for Risk
      10. Risk Monitoring and Control
      11. Summary
    9. Quality Management
      1. Quality Planning
      2. Quality Assurance
      3. Cost of Quality
      4. Quality Control
      5. Sampling Inspection
      6. Other Quality Control Techniques
      7. Summary
    10. Contract and Procurement Management
      1. Contract Management
      2. Procurement Management
      3. Summary
    11. Communications Management
      1. General Model of Communications
      2. Barriers to Communications
      3. Improving Communications
      4. Verbal and Written Communications
      5. Formal and Informal Communications
      6. Improving Listening
      7. Networking
      8. Management by Walking Around
      9. Performance Reviews
      10. Summary
    12. Professional Responsibility
      1. Task 1
      2. Task 2
      3. Task 3
      4. Task 4
      5. Task 5
      6. Code of Professional Conduct
    13. What Is the PMP Exam Like?
      1. Initiating the Project
      2. Planning the Project
      3. Executing the Project
      4. Controlling the Project
      5. Closing the Project
      6. Professional Responsibility
      7. Types of Questions on the Exam
      8. Taking the Exam
      9. Use of Practice Questions
      10. The Application for PMP Certification
      11. The Education Qualification
      12. Joining PMI
      13. Recertification
    14. PRACTICE QUESTIONS
      1. SCOPE MANAGEMENT
      2. TIME MANAGEMENT
      3. COST MANAGEMENT
      4. HUMAN RESOURCES
      5. RISK MANAGEMENT
      6. QUALITY MANAGEMENT
      7. CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT
      8. COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT
      9. PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
    15. PRACTICE QUESTIONS ANSWER KEY
      1. SCOPE MANAGEMENT
      2. TIME MANAGEMENT
      3. COST MANAGEMENT
      4. HUMAN RESOURCES
      5. RISK MANAGEMENT
      6. QUALITY MANAGEMENT
      7. CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT
      8. COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT
      9. PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
    16. PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS
      1. The Even Distribution
      2. Binomial Distribution
      3. Poisson Distribution
      4. The Normal Distribution
      5. Beta Distribution
    17. GLOSSARY
    18. BIBLIOGRAPHY