Project Management JumpStart

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-05-17
  • Publisher: Sybex
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Solid project management skills are in high demand today. Nearly every major industry---engineering, finance, construction, software development, etc.---is looking for trained project managers to ensure that projects are completed on time and on budget. In this in-depth introductory guide, aspiring project managers will learn project management fundamentals. Fully revised for the latest edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, this third edition includes updated project management methods and practices as well as new examples and study questions. In a readable and entertaining approach, this book addresses project management from a practical, rather than theoretical standpoint. Coverage includes project management principles, Project Management Institute's project management standards, practical application of project management for the work place, defining project goals, creating project schedules and budgets, and more!

Author Biography

Kim Heldman, PMP, Project+, is an IT Director for the Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology, overseeing information technology service delivery for four state agencies. She has over twenty years of experience in project management and is the author of several books on project management, including all editions of the bestselling PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Building the Foundation.

Chapter 2 Developing Project Management Skills.

Chapter 3 Initiating the Project.

Chapter 4 Defining the Project Goals.

Chapter 5 Breaking Down the Project Activities.

Chapter 6 Planning and Acquiring Resources.

Chapter 7 Assessing Risk.

Chapter 8 Developing the Project Plan.

Chapter 9 Budgeting 101.

Chapter 10 Executing the Project.

Chapter 11 Controlling the Project Outcome.

Chapter 12 Closing the Books.

Appendix A Answers to Review Questions.

Appendix B Sample Project Management Forms.

Appendix C Sample Project Management Checklists.



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