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Preparing for the project management professional (PMP) certification exam

Preparing for the project management professional (PMP) certification exam

Project management

Michael W. Newell

428 pages, parution le 04/11/2002 (2eme édition)

Résumé

Two practical project management guides in one: A test-preparation handbook and a practitioner's desk reference.

Project management is a booming field, with the number of certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs) soaring in the past decade. This is the first comprehensive review guide and test-preparation book for the PMP exam. Organized to thoroughly cover each competency area tested on the exam, it further explains how test questions are structured and offers numerous case studies and additional resources for study.

This dual-purpose guide is also highly useful as an on-the-job reference for working project managers. It reviews project management in the context of human resources, finance, and statistics, paying special attention to scheduling and cost control. Readers will learn proven methods for:
  • Defining the scope of a project
  • Estimating costs
  • Managing complex projects using Work Breakdown Structure techniques
  • Addressing risk management and quality control issues
  • Bidding out contracts
  • Communicating effectively with the project team, and much more.

Contents

Chapter 1: Scope Management
  • Initiation of the Project
  • Getting the Scope Baseline
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Systems Approach to Work Breakdown Structure
  • Change Management
  • Project Justifications
Chapter 2: Time Management
  • Activity Definition
  • Activity Sequencing
  • Activity on Arrow Diagramming
  • Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)
  • Logical Relationships
  • Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
Chapter 3: Cost Management
  • Why We Need Cost Management
  • Project Life Cycle and Project Cost
  • Using the Work Breakdown Structure
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Budgeting
  • Cost Control
Chapter 4: Human Resources Management
  • Project Manger Roles and Responsibilities
  • Strong Matrix, Weak Matrix, and the Balanced Matrix
  • Motivation
  • Power
  • Leadership
  • Managing Meetings
Chapter 5: Risk Management
  • When to Do Risk Management
  • The Risk Process
  • Risk Management Planning
  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Quantification
  • Risk Response Planning
  • Budgeting for Risk
  • Risk Monitoring and Control
Chapter 6: Quality Management
  • Quality Planning
  • Quality Assurance
  • Cost of Quality
  • Quality Control
  • Sampling Inspection
  • Other Quality Control Techniques
Chapter 7: Contract and Procurement Management
  • Contract Management
  • Procurement Management
Chapter 8: Communications Management
  • General Model of Communications
  • Barriers to Communications
  • Improving Communications
  • Verbal and Written Communications
  • Formal and Informal Communications
  • Improving Listening
  • Networking
  • Management by Walking Around
  • Performance Reviews

Chapter 9 : Professional Responsibility

Chapter 10 : What is the PMP Exam like ?

L'auteur - Michael W. Newell

Michael W. Newell is vice president of PSM Consulting and has thirty-five years of experience as a project manager. He has taught project management for companies such as IBM, Chevron Oil, and Sprint. He lives in Slidell, Louisiana.

Caractéristiques techniques

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Éditeur(s) Amacom
Auteur(s) Michael W. Newell
Parution 04/11/2002
Édition  2eme édition
Nb. de pages 428
Format 15 x 23
Couverture Broché
Poids 639g
Intérieur Noir et Blanc
EAN13 9780814471722

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