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PMP Exam Cram 2

Author: Michael Solomon; Safari Tech Books Online.
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Que Pub., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

Provides PMP exam candidates a study vehicle. Organized for optimal learning of critical project management steps, this book covers various objective areas presented by PMI. It explains the  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Solomon; Safari Tech Books Online.
OCLC Number: 873840015
Notes: Made available through: Safari Books Online, LLC.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction Available via World Wide Web Boston, MA : Safari.
Description: p. cm S.
Contents: Introduction.Self-Assessment.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 Conclusions 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 Questions10. 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 SupportAppendix B. Additional Resources. Websites Web-based Study BooksGlossary.Index.
Responsibility: Michael Solomon, Kevin J. Arcelay [] ; [edited by] Jeff Riley, Steve Rowe.


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