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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4223-3
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Project Management Professional

Fourth Edition

PMP Exam Cram, Fourth Edition, is the perfect study guide to help you pass the 2009 PMP Exam. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic. The book contains an extensive set of preparation tools such as quizzes and Exam Alerts, while the CD-ROM provides real-time practice and feedback with a 200-question test engine.

Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your exam!

     .    Approach the project management process from PMI’s views on project management

     .    Understand the project management framework

     .    Properly initiate projects

     .    Understand the project planning process

     .    Complete the planned project work

     .    Monitor project work and make necessary changes

     .    Close projects

     .    Follow PMI’s professional responsibility standards

CD Features 200 Practice Questions!

The test engine gives you an effective tool to assess your readiness for the exam

     .    Detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers

     .    Multiple test modes

     .    Random questions and order of answers

     .    Coverage of each PMP exam topic



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PMP Exam Cram: Explore More Elements of Project Planning

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Table of Contents


CHAPTER 1: Project Management Framework Fundamentals

The Project Management Framework

    What a Project Is and What It Is Not

    What Project Management Is

    Changes in the PMBOK Guide, Fourth Edition

    Project Management Knowledge Areas

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Organizational Frameworks

    Working with Organizational Politics and Influences

    Differentiating Functional, Matrix, and Projectized Organizational Structures

    Understanding Enterprise Environmental Factors

    Organizational Process Assets

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Project Life Cycle and Organization

    Understanding Project Life Cycles

    Who Are the Stakeholders?

    Managing Project Constraints

    Project Management Process Groups

    Understanding Project Life Cycle and Project Management Processes Relationships

    Processes, Process Groups, and Knowledge Areas

    Understanding Process Interaction Customization

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

What Next?

CHAPTER 2: Understand Project Initiating

Initiating Process Group

    The Purpose of Initiating a Project

    The Project Manager Assignment

    The Project Charter and Its Purpose

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Integration Management

    Project Selection Methods

    Project Management Methodology

    Project Management Information System

    Expert Judgment

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Communications Management

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

What the Project Manager Needs to Know

    Using Management by Objectives

    Accounting Concepts Used with Initiating Processes

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

What Next?

CHAPTER 3: Examine Project Planning

Understanding PMI’s Planning Process Group

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Integration Management

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Scope Management

    Work Breakdown Structure: A Common and Dangerous Omission

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Activity Planning—From WBS to Project Schedule

    Define Activities

    Sequence Activities

    Network Diagrams

    Estimating Activity Resources

    Estimate Activity Durations

    Develop Schedule

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Project Cost Estimating Factors

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

What Next?

CHAPTER 4: Explore More Elements of Project Planning

Quality Management

    Quality Theories and PMI Quality Management Approach

    The Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Cycle

    Quality Approaches and Project Management

    The Cost of Quality

    Differences Among Quality Planning, Quality Assurance, Quality Control

    Control Charts and Other Tools

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Human Resource Management

    Key Human Resource Principles

    The Staffing Management Plan

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Communications Management

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Risk Management

    Risk Management Planning and Risk Response Planning

    Risk Breakdown Structure (RBS)

    Risk Probability and Impact

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

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Procurement Management

    The Make/Buy Decision

    The Contract Statement of Work

    Contract Types

    The Procurement Management Plan

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

What Next?

CHAPTER 5: Understand Project Execution

Integration Management

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Quality Management

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Human Resource Management

    Develop Project Team

    Manage Project Team

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Communications Management

    Tools and Techniques for Distributing Information


    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Procurement Management


    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

What Next?

CHAPTER 6: Investigate Project Monitoring and Controlling

Integration and Scope Management

    Factors That Cause Project Change

    Monitor and Control Project Work

    Perform Integrated Change Control

    The Project Feedback Loop

    Verifying and Controlling Project Scope

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Time, Cost, and Quality Management

    Manage the Project Schedule and Budget

    Identifying Variance with Earned Value Management

    Perform Quality Control

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Communications, Risk, and Procurement Management

    Communicating How Your Project Is Performing

    Monitor and Control Risk

    Administer Procurements

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

What Next?

CHAPTER 7: Explain Project Closing

The Closing Process Group

    Close Procurements

    Closing a Project or Phase Criteria

    Lessons Learned

    Ending a Procurement or a Project

    Final Review Meetings

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

What Next?

CHAPTER 8: Professional and Social Responsibility

The PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

    Core Values

    Aspirational and Mandatory Conduct

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers


    Aspirational Standards for Responsibility

    Mandatory Standards for Responsibility

    Ethics Complaints

    Responsible Conduct

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers


    Aspirational Standards for Respect

    Mandatory Standards for Respect

    The Impact of Respect

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers


    Aspirational Standards for Fairness

    Mandatory Standards for Fairness

    Conflict of Interest

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers


    Aspirational Standards for Honesty

    Mandatory Standards for Honesty

    Qualifications, Experience, and Performance of Professional Services

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

What Next?

PMP Practice Exam

Answers to the PMP Practice Exam

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