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PMP Exam Cram 2, 2nd Edition


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  • Copyright 2006
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3462-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3462-4

The PMP Exam Cram 2, Second Edition provides PMP exam candidates a condensed and focused study vehicle. Organized for optimal learning of criccal project management steps, it covers all objective areas presented by PMI. Candidates using the PMP Exam Cram 2, Second Edition will be able to easily decipher and effectively use PMI's PMBOK. You'll also find notes, tips and cautions to extend on PMP content, and it will explain the differences between traditional methods of project management and what PMI considers to be good project management techniques. Exam Alerts will help alert you to content that will most likely appear on the PMP exam, and practice questions are found both in the book and on the accompanying CD-ROM. You'll even be prepared for last-minute studying with the Cram Sheet tearcard. Give yourself the best chance possible for a great test score with the PMP Exam Cram 2, Second Edition.


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Table of Contents



1. Project Management Framework Fundamentals.

    Understanding the Project Management Framework

    What a Project Is and What It Is Not

      A Project Is Temporary

      A Project Is an Endeavor Undertaken to Produce a Unique Product or Service

      Programs, Portfolios, and the PMO

    What Project Management Is

    Project Management Knowledge Areas

    Knowledge Area Changes in the PMBOK Guide, Third Edition

    How Project Management Affects Other Areas of Management

      Understanding Application Area Knowledge and Standards

      Understanding General Management Skills

      Understanding Interpersonal Skills

    Understanding Project Life Cycles

    Who Are the Stakeholders?

      The Project Manager

    Working with Organizational Politics and Influences

    Differentiating Functional, Matrix, and Projectized Organizational Structures

      Functional Organizational Structure

      Matrix Organizational Structure

      Projectized Organizational Structure

    Understanding the Project Environment

    Managing the Triple Constraint

    Project Management Process Groups

    Understanding Project Life Cycle and Project Management Processes Relationships

    Processes, Process Groups, and Knowledge Areas

    Understanding Process Interaction Customization

    Exam Prep Questions

    Answers to Exam Prep Questions

    Need to Know More?

2. Understanding Project Initiation.

    The Function of Project Initiation

    The Project Charter and Its Purpose

    The Project Manager Assignment

    Developing the Project Charter-Tools and Techniques

      Project Selection Methods

      Project Management Methodology

      Project Management Information System

      Expert Judgment

    Using Management by Objectives

    Accounting Concepts Used with Project Initiation

    Developing the Preliminary Project Scope Statement

    Exam Prep Questions

    Answers to Exam Prep Questions

    Need to Know More?

3. The Project Planning Process Group.

    Understanding PMI's Project Planning Process Group

    Exploring Key Aspects of the Planning Processes

    Developing the Project Management Plan

    Scope Management

      Work Breakdown Structure: A Common and Dangerous Omission

    Activity Planning-From WBS to Project Schedule

      Defining Activities

      Sequencing Activities

      Network Diagrams

      Estimating Activity Resources

      Estimating Activity Durations

      Developing the Project Schedule

    Critical Cost Estimating Factors

    Exam Prep Questions

    Answers to Exam Prep Questions

    Need to Know More?

4. Elements of Project Planning.

    Additional Project Management Plan Components

      Risk Management Planning

      Human Resource Planning

      Quality Management Planning

      Process Improvement Plan

      Procurement Management Planning

      Communication Management Plan

      Other Significant Items Found in Project Management Plans

    Understanding Key Risk Management Principles and PMI's Risk Management Philosophy

    The Risk Methodology

      Risk Management Planning and Risk Response Planning

      Risk Breakdown Structure

      Risk Probability and Impact

      Risk Identification, Analysis, Response Planning, and Monitoring/Controlling

    Activity Resource Estimating, Cost Estimating, and Organizational Planning

      The Project Manager's HR Responsibilities

      Key Human Resource Principles

      The Staffing Management Plan

    Understanding Key Quality Management Principles and PMI's Management Philosophy

      Quality Theories and PMI Quality Management Approach

      The Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle

      Quality Approaches and Project Management

      The Cost of Quality

      Differences Among Quality Planning, Quality Assurance, and Quality Control

    Understanding Key Procurement Management Principles and PMI's Procurement Management Philosophy

      The Make/Buy Decision

      The Contract Statement of Work

      Contract Types

      The Procurement Management Plan

    Building a Communication Plan

    Exam Prep Questions

    Answers to Exam Prep Questions

    Need to Know More?

5. Project Management Executing Processes.

    Executing a Project Management Plan

      Project Execution

      Ensuring Quality

      Acquiring and Developing the Project Team

      Distributing Information

      Managing Project Procurement

    Exam Prep Questions

    Answers to Exam Prep Questions

    Need to Know More?

6. Project Control.

    What Is Project Control?

      Factors That Cause Project Change

      Approving Project Changes

      The Project Feedback Loop

      Providing Corrective Action for a Project

      Using the WBS to Control the Project Scope

      Identifying Variance with Earned Value Management

      Measuring Quality Control

      Managing Your Project Team

      Communicating How Your Project Is Performing

      Risk Monitoring and Risk Control

      Contract Administration

    Exam Prep Questions

    Answers to Exam Prep Questions

    Need to Know More?

7. Project Closing.

    The Project Closing Process Group

      Closing Out a Contract

      Project Closure Criteria

      Lessons Learned

      Ending a Contract or Project

      Final Review Meetings

    Exam Prep Questions

    Answers to Exam Prep Questions

    Need to Know More?

8. Professional Responsibility.

    PMI PMP Code of Professional Conduct

    Understanding Responsibilities to the Profession

      Compliance with All Organizational Rules and Policies

      Candidate/Certificant Professional Practice

      Advancement of the Profession

    Understanding Responsibilities to Customers and the Public

      Qualifications, Experience, and Performance of Professional Services

      Conflict of Interest Situations and Other Prohibited Professional Conduct


    Exam Prep Practice Questions

    Answers to Exam Prep Questions

    Need to Know More?

9. PMP Practice Exam 1.

    Test-taking Tips

    Passing the Exam

    Exam Topics

    Exam Questions

10. Answers to Practice Exam 1.

11. PMP Practice Exam 2.

12. Answers to Practice Exam 2.

Appendix A. CD Contents and Installation Instructions.

    Multiple Test Modes

      Study Mode

      Certification Mode

      Custom Mode

      Adaptive Mode

      Missed Question Mode

      Non-Duplicate Mode

    Question Types

    Random Questions and Order of Answers

    Detailed Explanations of Correct and Incorrect Answers

    Attention to Exam Objectives

    Installing the CD

      Creating a Shortcut to the MeasureUp Practice Tests

    Technical Support

Appendix B. Additional Resources.


      Web-based Study





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