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Pmp Exam Cram 2,9780789730374

Pmp Exam Cram 2

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9780789730374

ISBN10:
0789730375
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2004
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Summary

PMP is the most widely recognized and respected certification for project management professionals. -Throughout 2002, PMI averaged 1,200 new PMP certified professionals each month. -Includes first-rate practice test engine from PrepLogic on the CD. -Features the famous Cram Sheet, perfect for last minute cramming.

Author Biography

David A. Francis (PMP, MBA) has been a Project Manager and Business Analyst for more than 10 years and has worked as a consultant, instructor, and writer for the analysis, design, development, and implementation of complex projects. He has assessed and documented business requirements, prioritized modifications, scheduled and coordinated resources while being responsible for the entire project lifecycle from inception to completion. Projects have included working with clients such as Dow Chemical, EDS, Cisco Systems, SBC, and Simon Property Management. He has also assisted in the development of proposals for organizations such as the Homeland Security TASC force. Mr. Francis is a Project Management Instructor at Indiana Institute of Technology and adjunct faculty member at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. He has served as the Director of Education for the Project Management Institute (PMI) Central Indiana Chapter and is a PMI Registered Education Provider. He has provided curriculum development and delivery of Project Management educational programs to more than 1,000 students and for clients including Eli Lilly Company, Ameritech, Covance, Vifi, Conseco Insurance, and re: Member Data Services. He has also developed and taught numerous PMP certification classes and frequently sponsors new PMP study groups and programs. Career highlights include telecommunications, utilities, supervisory management, marketing, and customer service. His educational background includes an MBA from Butler University and a BA from Indiana University. Certifications include Project Management Professional Certification (PMP), IT Programming Competency Certification, Microsoft Office Suite Certification, Project Management Certification (IUPUI), and Microsoft Project Software Certification. Professional affiliations have included the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), The Project Management Institute (PMI), The Organizational Effectiveness Institute, Center for Business Partnerships, Association of Quality and Participation (AQP), Indianapolis Business and Professional Exchange, Central Indiana Quality Leadership Forum (IQLF), Indiana Quality, Productivity and Involvement Council (IQPIC), Indianapolis Ambassadors, Toastmasters, and the Indiana Labor Management Council. Mr. Francis provides consulting, training, and development through his company, The Project Management Company (www.ProjectManagementCompany.com), and can be contacted at David@ProjectManagementCompany.com. Gregory M. Horine (PMP, CCP) is a certified information technology professional with more than 14 years of consulting experience. His "real world" knowledge has been gained by working in a wide array of industries, including 7 years in the Life Sciences industry. His primary areas of professional expertise include * Project management and leadership * Enterprise solution development * Business systems analysis * Quality assurance and validation * Software development * Package implementation and integration * Data analysis and transformation In addition, Mr. Horine holds a master's degree in Computer Science from Ball State University, and a bachelor's degree in both Marketing and Computer Science from Anderson College. Through his "servant leadership" approach, Mr. Horine has established a track record of empowering his teammates, improving project communications, overcoming technical and political obstacles, and successfully completing projects that meet the targeted objectives. When not engaged in professional endeavors or helping managers prepare for the PMP exam, Mr. Horine hones his project management skills at home with his lovely wife, Mayme, and his five special children: Michael, Victoria, Alex, Luke, and Elayna.

Table of Contents

Introduction xx
Self-Assessment xxiv
The PMP Exam
1(16)
What Is the PMP Exam Like?
2(2)
What Is PMI?
4(1)
Study and Exam-taking Strategies
5(5)
Study Tips
5(2)
Exam-taking Strategies
7(3)
Tips for the IT Professional
10(7)
Common ``Conceptual'' Gaps
11(1)
Common ``Experience'' Gaps
12(1)
Common ``Terminology'' Gaps
13(1)
What's Important to PMI?
14(1)
Key PMI Assumptions
15(1)
Exam Topics Not Covered by PMBOK
16(1)
Project Management Framework
17(24)
The Project Management Framework
18(1)
What a Project Is and How It's Different from a Program
18(1)
What Is Project Management?
19(1)
The Project Management Knowledge Areas and Processes
20(1)
The Differences Between Core Processes and Facilitating Processes
21(1)
The Impact of Project Management on Other Forms of Management
21(1)
The Project Management Context
22(1)
Functional, Matrix, and Projectized Organizations
23(3)
General Management Skills
26(1)
Managing People Versus Leading People
26(1)
Communicating
26(1)
Negotiating
27(1)
Problem Solving
27(1)
Influence of the Organization
27(1)
Socioeconomic and Environmental Influences
27(1)
Project Management Triple Constraint
28(1)
Process Groups
29(1)
The Relationship Between Project Lifecycle and Project Management Processes
30(3)
Customizing Process Interactions
33(1)
Exam Prep Questions
34(5)
Need to Know More?
39(2)
Project Initiation
41(18)
The Importance of Project Initiation
42(1)
The Purpose of the Project Charter
43(2)
Elements of a Project Charter
43(1)
The Proper Role to Issue the Project Charter
44(1)
The Importance of the Project Charter to the Project Manager
44(1)
The Timing and Importance of the Project Manager Assignment
45(1)
The Value of Project-Selection Methods
45(1)
Two General Types of Project-Selection Methods
46(1)
Using Expert Judgment for Project Initiation
46(1)
Management by Objectives
47(1)
The Relationship to Planning Activities
48(1)
Project Selection Accounting Concepts
49(3)
Exam Prep Questions
52(5)
Need to Know More?
57(2)
Project Planning---Core Processes
59(34)
Core Planning Process
60(3)
Key Analysis of the Core Planning Process
63(4)
Project Plan---It's Not a Microsoft Project File
63(1)
Differences Among the Project Charter, Scope Statement, WBS, Activity List, Project Schedule, and Project Plan
64(1)
Differences Among the Project Initiation, Scope Planning, and Scope Definition
65(1)
Differences Between the Scope Definition and Activity Definition
66(1)
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS): You Shall Manage No Project Without It
67(2)
Effective Techniques for Developing a WBS
67(1)
Benefits of a WBS
68(1)
Different Types of Breakdown Structures
69(1)
The Process of Building a Project Schedule
69(15)
Types of Task Dependencies
71(1)
Benefits of Network Diagrams
72(3)
Time Estimating Guidelines and Methods for Schedule Development
75(2)
Critical Path, Lag, Lead, Slack and Other Scheduling Concepts
77(4)
Scheduling Techniques
81(2)
Various Methods of Presenting a Project Schedule
83(1)
Techniques for Shortening the Schedule
83(1)
Key Cost Estimating Factors
84(2)
The Role of Risk Management in the Core Planning Process
86(1)
Exam Prep Questions
87(5)
Need to Know More?
92(1)
Project Planning---Facilitating Processes
93(44)
The Differences Between the Core and Facilitating Planning Processes
95(1)
The Impact of the Facilitating Processes on the Core Processes
96(2)
The Relationships Among Quality, Risk and Procurement, and HR Management
98(1)
The Differences Between Risk Management Planning and Risk Response Planning
99(1)
The Differences Among Resource Planning, Organizational Planning, and Communications Planning
100(1)
The Purpose and Key Elements of Each Supplemental Project Plan
101(2)
Key Factors for Communications Planning
103(3)
Techniques for Better Project Communications
104(2)
HR Responsibilities of the Project Manager
106(1)
Quality Management Principles and the PMI Philosophy
106(5)
Key PMI Quality Principles
107(1)
Similarities Between Quality Management and Project Management
108(1)
Quality Responsibility
108(1)
Quality Costs
109(1)
The Differences Among Quality Planning, Quality Assurance, and Quality Control
109(1)
Quality Pioneers
110(1)
Risk Management Principles and the PMI Philosophy
111(10)
Key PMI Risk Management Principles
111(1)
The Common Gaps with Implementing Risk Management
112(2)
The Common Sources of Project Risk
114(1)
Key Risk Management Tools
115(1)
Data Precision and Other Uncommon Risk Terms
116(1)
How to Use Decision Tree Analysis
117(2)
Types of Risk Response Strategies
119(2)
Procurement Management Principles and the PMI Philosophy
121(9)
The Overall Procurement Management Process
121(2)
Key PMI Procurement Management Principles
123(1)
The Project Management Skills Used in Procurement Management
123(1)
The Key Elements of the Procurement Management Plan
124(1)
Key Contract Facts
124(4)
Key Factors in a ``Build Versus Buy'' Decision
128(1)
Advantages of Centralized Versus Decentralized Contracting Organizations
129(1)
Exam Prep Questions
130(5)
Need to Know More?
135(2)
Project Management Executing Processes
137(32)
Project Plan Execution
138(3)
Project Plan Execution Outputs
141(1)
Quality Assurance
141(3)
Inputs to Quality Assurance
142(1)
Tools and Techniques for Quality Assurance
143(1)
Quality Assurance Outputs
144(1)
Team Development
144(7)
Tools and Techniques for Team Development
145(1)
Outputs to Team Development
146(1)
Problem Solving
146(1)
Types of Power
147(1)
Conflict Resolution
148(1)
Team Development Theories
149(2)
Information Distribution
151(3)
Tools and Techniques Associated with Information Distribution
152(2)
Outputs from Information Distribution
154(1)
Project Procurement Management
154(2)
Inputs to Solicitation
154(1)
Tools and Techniques for Solicitation
155(1)
Solicitation Outputs
156(1)
Source Selection
156(3)
Inputs to Source Selection
158(1)
Tools and Techniques for Source Selection
158(1)
Outputs from Source Selection
158(1)
Contract Administration
159(3)
Inputs to Contract Administration
159(1)
Tools and Techniques for Contract Administration
160(1)
Outputs from Contract Administration
160(2)
Exam Prep Questions
162(5)
Need to Know More?
167(2)
Project Control
169(20)
Project Control Defined
170(1)
Core Controlling Processes
170(1)
Facilitating Processes
171(1)
Factors That Cause Change
171(2)
External Events That Cause Change
172(1)
Errors and Omissions That Cause Change
172(1)
Value-Adding Change Versus Gold Plating
172(1)
The Purpose of Performance Reporting
173(1)
Approving Change in Projects
174(1)
Feedback Loop
174(1)
Providing Corrective Action
175(1)
Scope Control and the WBS
175(2)
The Difference Between Scope Verification and Quality Control
176(1)
Schedule Control
176(1)
Cost Control
177(1)
Using Earned Value Management
177(2)
Quality Control
179(1)
Tracking Risks: Risk Monitoring and Risk Control
180(2)
Exam Prep Questions
182(5)
Need to Know More?
187(2)
Project Closing
189(12)
Closing Process Steps
190(1)
Contract Closeout
191(1)
Similarities Between Contract Closeout and Administrative Closure
191(1)
Contract Documentation That Should be Reviewed During Contract Closeout
192(1)
The Criteria for Project Closure
192(2)
Benefits of Lessons Learned and Why They Are Valued by PMI
193(1)
When Administrative Closure Should be Performed
193(1)
Methods for Ending a Contract or a Project
194(1)
Exam Prep Questions
195(5)
Need to Know More?
200(1)
Professional Responsibility
201(18)
Professional Responsibility and the Code of Professional Conduct
202(2)
Where Do I Find the Information Concerning Professional Responsibility?
202(2)
Conflict of Interest
204(1)
Affiliations
205(1)
Responsibilities to the Profession
205(3)
What Are the Organizational Rules and Policies?
206(1)
Candidate/Certificant Professional Practice
207(1)
Advancement of the Profession
208(1)
Responsibilities to Customers and the Public
208(2)
Dealing with Conflicts of Interest for Your Customer
209(1)
Performance, Qualifications, and Experience of Professional Services
209(1)
Acting in a Professional Manner
210(1)
Knowledge of the Project and Processes
210(1)
Cultural Differences in a Global Economy
210(2)
Exam Prep Questions
212(5)
Need to Know More?
217(2)
Practice Exam 1
219(18)
Answers to Practice Exam 1
237(12)
Practice Exam 2
249(18)
Answers to Practice Exam 2
267(14)
Appendix A What's on the CD-ROM
281(2)
PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition
281(2)
Appendix B Using the PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition Software
283(8)
Exam Simulation
283(1)
Question Quality
284(1)
Interface Design
284(1)
Effective Learning Environment
284(1)
Software Requirements
284(1)
Installing PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition
285(1)
Removing PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition from Your Computer
285(1)
Using PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition
285(3)
Starting a Practice Test Mode Session
286(1)
Starting a Flash Review Mode Session
287(1)
Standard PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition Options
287(1)
Time Remaining
288(1)
Your Examination Score Report
288(1)
Reviewing Your Exam
288(1)
Getting More Exams
288(1)
Contacting PrepLogic
289(1)
Customer Service
289(2)
Product Suggestions and Comments
289(1)
License Agreement
289(2)
Glossary 291(16)
Index 307


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