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PMP Certification All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies

PMP Certification All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Cynthia Snyder Stackpole

ISBN: 978-1-118-25757-9

Oct 2011

836 pages

Select type: O-Book


Be as prepared as possible to take the PMP certification exam

The PMP certification is the most popular project management certification available, but also a very difficult certification to obtain with very demanding requirements. That's where this All-in-One reference comes in. Packed with valuable information for taking the exam, the nine books in one covers everything from the certification process to gathering information for the application and signing up to take the exam, as well as studying for the most pertinent parts of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), and review questions. One thousand pages of fresh, new, and completely up-to-date comprehensive content have been prepared to correlate with the various domains of the test requirements.

  • Serves as a solitary resource for all things related to PMP certification, from signing up to take the exam to getting savvy with the areas of the PMBOK that are required to be PMP certified
  • Helps you navigate through each domain of the PMBOK: communications management, cost management, human resources management, integration management, procurement management, quality management, risk management, scope management, and time management
  • Offers complete coverage of the challenging PMP certification requirements and a large selection of practice questions
  • Includes a CD-ROM that features fully customizable test-prep software

With this book by your side, you'll learn to navigate the various requirements that will put you on your way to becoming PMP certified.

Introduction 1

Book I: PMP Foundation 7

Chapter 1: The PMP Exam 9

Chapter 2: Foundations of Project Management 23

Chapter 3: Project Life Cycles, Organizational Structures, and Organizational Process Assets 39

Chapter 4: It’s All about the Process 57

Book II: Starting Off Right 87

Chapter 1: OMG! It’s a Project! 89

Chapter 2: Chartering Your Project 109

Chapter 3: Identifying Project Stakeholders 129

Book III: Planning Scope and Schedule 149

Chapter 1: Defi ning Project Scope 151

Chapter 2: Creating Your Schedule 183

Book IV: Planning Cost, Quality, Human Resources, and Communication 227

Chapter 1: Estimating the Price Tag 229

Chapter 2: Planning for Quality 255

Chapter 3: Identifying Your Team Members 277

Chapter 4: 90 Percent of Your Job Is Communication 293

Book V: Planning for Risks, Procurement, and Integration 311

Chapter 1: Identifying What Could Go Wrong 313

Chapter 2: Getting Help — Procuring Project Scope 359

Chapter 3: Constructing the Project Management Plan 381

Book VI: Managing Your Project 401

Chapter 1: Executing Your Project and Assuring Quality 403

Chapter 2: Managing the People Side of Your Project 425

Chapter 3: Getting the Word Out to Stakeholders and Contractors 457

Book VII: Controlling Change, Scope, Schedule, and Cost 481

Chapter 1: Monitoring, Controlling, and Managing Change 483

Chapter 2: Controlling Project Scope 505

Chapter 3: Controlling Your Schedule 525

Chapter 4: Controlling Cost and Using Earned Value 543

Book VIII: Controlling Quality, Risks, and Contracts 571

Chapter 1: Controlling Quality 573

Chapter 2: Reporting—The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 597

Chapter 3: Managing Your Risks and Procurements 621

Book IX: Closing Your Project and the Code of Ethics 645

Chapter 1: Closing Your Contracts and Your Project 647

Chapter 2: The PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct 671

Appendix A: What's on the CD 691

Appendix B: Practice Test 695

Appendix C: Lab Work 723

Appendix D: Exam Objective Cross Walk 749

Glossary 763

Index 801