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PMP Exam Cram 2,9780789734624

PMP Exam Cram 2

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Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
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Que
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Summary

ThePMP Exam Cram 2, Second Editionprovides PMP exam candidates a condensed and focused study vehicle. Organized for optimal learning of criccal project management steps, it covers all objective areas presented by PMI. Candidates using thePMP Exam Cram 2, Second Editionwill be able to easily decipher and effectively use PMI's PMBOK. You'll also find notes, tips and cautions to extend on PMP content, and it will explain the differences between traditional methods of project management and what PMI considers to be good project management techniques. Exam Alerts will help alert you to content that will most likely appear on the PMP exam, and practice questions are found both in the book and on the accompanying CD-ROM. You'll even be prepared for last-minute studying with the Cram Sheet tearcard. Give yourself the best chance possible for a great test score with thePMP Exam Cram 2, Second Edition.

Table of Contents

Introduction xiv
Self-Assessment xxx
Project Management Framework Fundamentals
1(32)
Understanding the Project Management Framework
2(1)
What a Project Is and What It Is Not
2(2)
A Project Is Temporary
3(1)
A Project Is an Endeavor Undertaken to Produce a Unique Product or Service
3(1)
Programs, Portfolios, and the PMO
3(1)
What Project Management Is
4(1)
Project Management Knowledge Areas
4(2)
Knowledge Area Changes in the PMBOK Guide, Third Edition
6(2)
How Project Management Affects Other Areas of Management
8(3)
Understanding Application Area Knowledge and Standards
9(1)
Understanding General Management Skills
10(1)
Understanding Interpersonal Skills
10(1)
Understanding Project Life Cycles
11(3)
Who Are the Stakeholders?
14(1)
The Project Manager
15(1)
Working with Organizational Politics and Influences
15(1)
Differentiating Functional, Matrix, and Projectized Organizational Structures
16(2)
Functional Organizational Structure
17(1)
Matrix Organizational Structure
17(1)
Projectized Organizational Structure
17(1)
Understanding the Project Environment
18(1)
Managing the Triple Constraint
19(1)
Project Management Process Groups
20(1)
Understanding Project Life Cycle and Project Management Processes Relationships
21(1)
Processes, Process Groups, and Knowledge Areas
22(2)
Understanding Process Interaction Customization
24(2)
Exam Prep Questions
26(3)
Answers to Exam Prep Questions
29(2)
Need to Know More?
31(2)
Understanding Project Initiation
33(18)
The Function of Project Initiation
34(1)
The Project Charter and Its Purpose
35(3)
The Project Manager Assignment
38(1)
Developing the Project Charter---Tools and Techniques
38(2)
Project Selection Methods
39(1)
Project Management Methodology
39(1)
Project Management Information System
40(1)
Expert Judgment
40(1)
Using Management by Objectives
40(1)
Accounting Concepts Used with Project Initiation
41(2)
Developing the Preliminary Project Scope Statement
43(3)
Exam Prep Questions
46(2)
Answers to Exam Prep Questions
48(2)
Need to Know More?
50(1)
The Project Planning Process Group
51(28)
Understanding PMI's Project Planning Process Group
52(2)
Exploring Key Aspects of the Planning Processes
54(1)
Developing the Project Management Plan
55(1)
Scope Management
56(3)
Work Breakdown Structure: A Common and Dangerous Omission
57(2)
Activity Planning---From WBS to Project Schedule
59(11)
Defining Activities
60(1)
Sequencing Activities
61(1)
Network Diagrams
61(4)
Estimating Activity Resources
65(1)
Estimating Activity Durations
66(1)
Developing the Project Schedule
67(3)
Critical Cost Estimating Factors
70(2)
Exam Prep Questions
72(3)
Answers to Exam Prep Questions
75(2)
Need to Know More?
77(2)
Elements of Project Planning
79(28)
Additional Project Management Plan Components
80(3)
Risk Management Planning
80(1)
Human Resource Planning
81(1)
Quality Management Planning
81(1)
Process Improvement Plan
81(1)
Procurement Management Planning
81(1)
Communication Management Plan
81(1)
Other Significant Items Found in Project Management Plans
82(1)
Understanding Key Risk Management Principles and PMI's Risk Management Philosophy
83(1)
The Risk Methodology
84(6)
Risk Management Planning and Risk Response Planning
84(1)
Risk Breakdown Structure
84(1)
Risk Probability and Impact
85(1)
Risk Identification, Analysis, Response Planning, and Monitoring/Controlling
85(5)
Activity Resource Estimating, Cost Estimating, and Organizational Planning
90(3)
The Project Manager's HR Responsibilities
90(1)
Key Human Resource Principles
91(1)
The Staffing Management Plan
92(1)
Understanding Key Quality Management Principles and PMI's Management Philosophy
93(4)
Quality Theories and PMI Quality Management Approach
94(1)
The Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle
95(1)
Quality Approaches and Project Management
95(1)
The Cost of Quality
96(1)
Differences Among Quality Planning, Quality Assurance, and Quality Control
96(1)
Understanding Key Procurement Management Principles and PMI's Procurement Management Philosophy
97(3)
The Make/Buy Decision
98(1)
The Contract Statement of Work
98(1)
Contract Types
98(2)
The Procurement Management Plan
100(1)
Building a Communication Plan
100(2)
Exam Prep Questions
102(2)
Answers to Exam Prep Questions
104(2)
Need to Know More?
106(1)
Project Management Executing Processes
107(22)
Executing a Project Management Plan
108(16)
Project Execution
108(2)
Ensuring Quality
110(2)
Acquiring and Developing the Project Team
112(5)
Distributing Information
117(3)
Managing Project Procurement
120(4)
Exam Prep Questions
124(2)
Answers to Exam Prep Questions
126(1)
Need to Know More?
127(2)
Project Control
129(20)
What Is Project Control?
130(15)
Factors That Cause Project Change
131(1)
Approving Project Changes
132(1)
The Project Feedback Loop
133(1)
Providing Corrective Action for a Project
134(1)
Using the WBS to Control the Project Scope
135(1)
Identifying Variance with Earned Value Management
136(1)
Measuring Quality Control
137(2)
Managing Your Project Team
139(2)
Communicating How Your Project Is Performing
141(1)
Risk Monitoring and Risk Control
142(2)
Contract Administration
144(1)
Exam Prep Questions
145(2)
Answers to Exam Prep Questions
147(1)
Need to Know More?
148(1)
Project Closing
149(20)
The Project Closing Process Group
150(12)
Closing Out a Contract
152(3)
Project Closure Criteria
155(2)
Lessons Learned
157(1)
Ending a Contract or Project
158(3)
Final Review Meetings
161(1)
Exam Prep Questions
162(3)
Answers to Exam Prep Questions
165(2)
Need to Know More?
167(2)
Professional Responsibility
169(18)
PMI PMP Code of Professional Conduct
170(1)
Understanding Responsibilities to the Profession
171(4)
Compliance with All Organizational Rules and Policies
172(2)
Candidate/Certificant Professional Practice
174(1)
Advancement of the Profession
174(1)
Understanding Responsibilities to Customers and the Public
175(3)
Qualifications, Experience, and Performance of Professional Services
175(1)
Conflict of Interest Situations and Other Prohibited Professional Conduct
176(2)
Conclusions
178(2)
Exam Prep Practice Questions
180(3)
Answers to Exam Prep Questions
183(2)
Need to Know More?
185(2)
PMP Practice Exam 1
187(12)
Test-taking Tips
187(2)
Passing the Exam
189(1)
Exam Topics
189(1)
Exam Questions
189(10)
Answers to Practice Exam 1
199(8)
PMP Practice Exam 2
207(10)
Answers to Practice Exam 2
217(8)
Appendix A CD Contents and Installation Instructions
225(6)
Multiple Test Modes
225(1)
Study Mode
225(1)
Certification Mode
225(1)
Custom Mode
226(1)
Adaptive Mode
226(1)
Missed Question Mode
226(1)
Non-Duplicate Mode
226(1)
Question Types
226(1)
Random Questions and Order of Answers
226(1)
Detailed Explanations of Correct and Incorrect Answers
227(1)
Attention to Exam Objectives
227(1)
Installing the CD
227(2)
Creating a Shortcut to the MeasureUp Practice Tests
228(1)
Technical Support
229(2)
Appendix B Additional Resources
231(4)
Websites
231(1)
Web-based Study
231(1)
Books
232(3)
Glossary 235(12)
Index 247

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