About the Book :
This book is a concise, yet comprehensive study aid for the upcoming Project Management Professional (PMP) certification administered by PMI. This book is useful for those new to program management, as well as individuals with years of experience. The primary purpose of the book is to help the reader pass the PMP exam, but it also serves as a good reference after the exam.The book covers the Project Management Process and Procedures outlined in 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.Each chapter includes 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 chapters 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 is over 2 hours of additional audio.In addition, the book 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. Instructor resource materials are also available.
About the Author :
Kim Heldman, PMP, is the Chief Information Officer for the Colorado Dept. of Transportation. She has over 16years of experience in project management and and consulting experience. Kim is the author of several books on project management including the best-selling, PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, as well as Project Manager's Spotlight on Risk Management and Project Manager's Spotlight on Risk Management, both by Jossey-Bass.
Interesting Facts :
Updated for new exam--New version of PMP exam is schedule to be released in mid 2009. The exam, which is based on the updated Project Management Body of Knowledge, 4th Edition (out Dec. 2008) is administered by Project Management Institute.Proven Record--Previous editions of the Sybex Study Guides have sold over 50,000 copies!Huge Market Potential--The Project Management Institute has over 125,000 members, and has issued over 300,000 PMP certifications to date. PMI gives, on average, 13,000 PMP exams a month.All-in-One--Still the most comprehensive package on the market--only Sybex includes a testing engine, flashcards, and an e-book, as well as over 2 hours of audio review.Bonus CAPM Coverage--CD will also include 2 bonus exams for the entry-level Certified Associate Project Management certification, which is based on the same topics of the PMP exam.
Introduction.Assessment Test.Chapter 1 What Is a Project?Chapter 2 Creating the Project Charter.Chapter 3 Developing the Project Scope Statement.Chapter 4 Creating the Project Schedule.Chapter 5 Developing the Project Budget.Chapter 6 Risk Planning.Chapter 7 Planning Project Resources.Chapter 8 Developing the Project Team.Chapter 9 Conducting Procurements and Sharing Information.Chapter 10 Measuring and Controlling Project Performance.Chapter 11 Controlling Work Results.Chapter 12 Applying Professional Responsibility.Appendix A Process Inputs and Outputs.Appendix B About the Companion CD.Index.