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This book will be a concise, yet comprehensive study aid for the upcoming Project Management Professional (PMP) certification administered by PMI. The primary purpose of the book is to help the reader pass the PMP exam, but it will also serve as a good reference after the exam. The book will cover the Project Management Process and Procedures outlined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. 4th Edition. Readers will benefit from the detailed discussion of the wide-range of PMP topics, concepts, and key terms, and will present the material in a logical manner: each section builds upon previous sections and a chapter on previous chapters. The book will cover the objectives 100%. Each chapter will include a list of objectives covered in that chapter, following by in-depth discussion of those objectives, complete with hands-on Real World Scenarios and How This Applies to Your Current Project sidebars. The chapter will conclude with an Exam Essentials section and comprehensive review questions. The companion CD features leading-edge exam prep software with test engine of practice questions and electronic flashcards. In addition, there will be over 2 hours of additional audio. Bonus Content: The book also prepares those studying for the new Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) program offered by PMI by including two bonus CAPM exams on the CD.
Kim Heldman, PMP, is a Senior IT Director for the state of Colorado. She has over 20 years of experience in information technology project management. Kim is the author of several books on project management, including the five previous editions of the top-selling PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide.
Table of Contents
Assessment Test xxix
Chapter 1 What Is a Project? 1
Chapter 2 Creating the Project Charter 43
Chapter 3 Developing the Project Scope Statement 97
Chapter 4 Creating the Project Schedule 151
Chapter 5 Developing the Project Budget 201
Chapter 6 Risk Planning 235
Chapter 7 Planning Project Resources 289
Chapter 8 Developing the Project Team 339
Chapter 9 Conducting Procurements and Sharing Information 387
Chapter 10 Measuring and Controlling Project Performance 423
Chapter 11 Controlling Work Results 459
Chapter 12 Closing the Project and Applying Professional Responsibility 505