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PMP : project management professional : study guide
Author:
Heldman, Kim.
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Publication Information:
San Francisco, Calif. ; London : SYBEX, [2002]

©2002
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liv, 519 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
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Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780782141061
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Book

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Finally, a comprehensive self-study option for the highly respected Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute. With in-depth coverage of all exam objectives, detailed case studies, hundreds of challenging review questions, and a searchable electronic version of the entire book, you2ll be ready to approach the exam with confidence. Put your career on the fast track with the PMP certification, which is aimed at experienced business professionals looking to bolster their resume with this lofty designation. With a prerequisite of 4,500 hours of practical project management experience, the PMP certification validates the knowledge required of high-level managers across a wide spectrum of business types, from IT to construction, finance to engineering, and more. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xix
Assessment Testp. xxviii
Chapter 1 What Is a Project?p. 1
Is It a Project?p. 2
What Is Project Management?p. 6
Defining Skills Every Good Project Manager Needsp. 8
Understanding Organizational Structuresp. 12
Understanding Project Life Cycles and Project Management Processesp. 22
Establishing the Project Management Officep. 27
Chapter 2 Initiating the Projectp. 41
The Project Management Knowledge Areasp. 43
Defining the Project Initiation Processp. 51
Determining the Project Goalsp. 57
Identifying the Project Constraintsp. 63
Identifying the Project Assumptionsp. 65
The Kitchen Heaven Project Case Studyp. 67
Chapter 3 Creating a Project Charterp. 85
Using Project Selection Methodologiesp. 86
Identifying the Project's Initial Requirementsp. 96
Formalizing and Publishing the Project Charterp. 100
Chapter 4 Creating the Scope Statement and WBSp. 119
Scoping Out the Projectp. 120
Publishing the Scope Management Planp. 127
Formulating the Scope Definitionp. 129
Creating the Work Breakdown Structurep. 130
Communicating with Stakeholdersp. 137
Chapter 5 Resource Planning and Estimatingp. 155
Developing a Resource Management Planp. 156
Developing an Organizational Planp. 158
Acquiring Staffp. 162
Time Estimating Techniquesp. 164
Cost Estimating Techniquesp. 172
Chapter 6 Establishing Project Planning Controlsp. 191
Identifying Quality Standardsp. 192
Risk Planningp. 201
Understanding Procurement Planningp. 223
Chapter 7 Creating the Project Planp. 245
Developing the Project Schedulep. 246
Establishing the Cost Budget Baselinep. 264
Developing the Project Planp. 266
Chapter 8 Developing the Project Teamp. 287
Executing the Project Planp. 289
Developing the Project Teamp. 294
Developing Great Communication Skillsp. 307
Distributing Project Informationp. 313
Chapter 9 Measuring and Controlling Project Performancep. 329
Contracting Foundationsp. 330
Laying Out Quality Assurance Proceduresp. 339
Managing Project Progressp. 342
Establishing Performance Measurementsp. 343
Chapter 10 Controlling Changep. 365
Managing Integrated Change Controlp. 367
Controlling Scope Changesp. 373
Controlling Schedule Changesp. 375
Managing Cost Changesp. 376
Utilizing Quality Control Techniquesp. 379
Organizing Risk Responsep. 387
Chapter 11 Closing Out the Projectp. 401
Formulating Project Closeoutp. 402
Administrative Closurep. 409
Releasing Project Team Membersp. 414
Chapter 12 Professional Responsibilityp. 429
Ensuring Integrityp. 430
Applying Professional Knowledgep. 436
Balancing Stakeholders' Interestsp. 441
Respecting Differences in Diverse Culturesp. 445
Appendix A Practice Examp. 463
Practice Examp. 464
Answers to Practice Examp. 482
Glossaryp. 489
Indexp. 503