PMP: Project Management Professional Study Guide, Deluxe Edition
Kim Heldman, Patti M. Jansen, Claudia M. Baca
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INCLUDES OVER 50 HANDS-ON EXERCISES IN BONUS WORKBOOK SECTION
Whether you're a current project manager seeking to validate the skills and knowledge acquired through years of practical experience or a new-comer to the PM field looking to strengthen your resume, the PMP certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) provides you with the means to do so.
This new edition of the best-selling PMP: Project Management Professional Study Guide covers the updates to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and the 2005 PMP exam. The authors present the material in a clear and accessible manner, taking you through the process groups in their logical order so you understand the parts and the whole equally well.
This Deluxe Edition includes a bonus Workbook section that includes over 50 exercises to further assist with your studies. And the accompanying CD contains additional review tools designed to reinforce understanding of critical subject areas.
KEY TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Initiating the Project. Conducting project selection methods; defining scope; documenting project risks, assumptions, and constraints; identifying and performing stake-holder analysis; developing a project charter; obtaining project charter approval.
* Planning the Project. Defining and recording requirements, constraints, and assumptions; identifying the project team and defining roles and responsibilities; creating the WBS; developing a change management plan; identifying risks and defining risk strategies; obtaining plan approval; conducting a kick-off meeting.
* Executing the Project. Executing tasks defined in the project plan; ensuring common understanding and set expectations; implementing the procurement of project resources; managing resource allocation; implementing a quality management plan; implementing approved changes; implementing approved actions and workarounds; improving team performance.
* Monitoring and Controlling the Project. Measuring project performance; verifying and managing changes to the project; ensuring project deliverables conform to quality standards; monitoring all risks.
* Closing the Project. Obtaining final acceptance for the project; obtaining financial, legal, and administrative closure; releasing project resources; identifying, documenting and communicating lessons learned; creating and distributing final project report; archiving and retaining project records; measuring customer satisfaction.
* Professional and Social Responsibility. Ensuring individual integrity; contributing to the project management knowledge base; enhancing personal professional competence; promoting interaction among stakeholders.
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Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: What Is a Project?
Chapter 2: Creating The Project Charter and Preliminary Scope Statement.
Chapter 3: Creating the Scope Statement.
Chapter 4: Creating the WBS and Communicating the Plan.
Chapter 5: Risk Planning.
Chapter 6: Resource Planning.
Chapter 7: Creating the Project Schedule and Budget.
Chapter 8: Developing the Project Team.
Chapter 9: Measuring and Controlling Project Performance.
Chapter 10: Monitoring and Controlling Change.
Chapter 11: Monitoring and Closing Out the Project.
Chapter 12: Professional Responsibility.
Chapter 1 Exercises.
Exercise 1.1: Organizational Structure.
Exercise 1.2: Project Management Office.
Chapter 2 Exercises.
Exercise 2.1: Justifying a Project—Project Selection Matrix.
Exercise 2.2: Project Selection Methods—Financial Returns.
Exercise 2.3: Project Initiation and the Project Charter.
Chapter 3 Exercises.
Exercise 3.1 Creating the Project Plan.
Exercise 3.2 Creating a Scope Management Plan and Managing Scope Change.
Chapter 4 Exercises.
Exercise 4.1: Creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
Exercise 4.2: Planning Communications with your Stakeholders.
Exercise 4.3: Planning for Quality.
Exercise 4.4: Quality Planning Tools.
Exercise 4.5: Calculating the Cost of Quality.
Chapter 5 Exercises.
Exercise 5.1: Creating Your Risk Management Plan.
Exercise 5.2: Identifying Risks.
Exercise 5.3: Qualitative Risk Analysis.
Exercise 5.4: Quantitative Analysis Tools and Techniques.
Exercise 5.5: Quantitative Risk Analysis—Updating the Risk Impact/Probability Matrix.
Exercise 5.6: Types of Risk Response Strategies.
Exercise 5.7: Risk Responses.
Chapter 6 Exercises.
Exercise 6.1: Deciding on Contract Types.
Exercise 6.2: Creating a Procurement Management Plan.
Exercise 6.3: Creating a Contract Statement of Work (SOW).
Exercise 6.4: Evaluating and Selecting the Vendor.
Exercise 6.5: Creating a Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM).
Exercise 6.6: Creating a Staffing Management Plan.
Exercise 6.7: Activity Sequencing.
Exercise 6.8: Activity Resource Estimating.
Chapter 7 Exercises.
Exercise 7.1: Estimating Duration Activity.
Exercise 7.2: Calculating Critical Path.
Exercise 7.3: Calculating PERT.
Exercise 7.4: Duration Compression.
Exercise 7.5: Creating Gantt Charts.
Exercise 7.6: Ranges of Cost Estimates.
Exercise 7.7: Cost Estimating.
Exercise 7.8: Creating a Budget and Cost Baseline.
Chapter 8 Exercises.
Exercise 8.1: Directing and Managing Project Execution.
Exercise 8.2: Acquire the Project Team.
Exercise 8.3: Develop Project Team.
Exercise 8.4: Communicating with the Team and Resolving Conflict.
Exercise 8.5: Deciding on Information Distribution.
Chapter 9 Exercises.
Exercise 9.1: Creating the Contract.
Exercise 9.2 : Perform Quality Assurance.
Exercise 9.3: Understanding Your Stakeholders.
Chapter 10 Exercises.
Exercise 10.1: Change Control.
Exercise 10.2: Performance Reporting, Including Earned Value Technique.
Exercise 10.3: Controlling Cost Changes.
Exercise 10.4: Controlling Schedule Changes.
Chapter 11 Exercises.
Exercise 11.1: Quality Control.
Exercise 11.2: Closing a Project or Phase, including Contract Close.
Chapter 12 Exercises.
Exercise 12.1: Professional Responsibility.