PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide (häftad)
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PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide (häftad)

PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide

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NOTE: The book included the incorrect URL to access the online test banks provided with the purchase of this book. The correct URL is: The ultimate PMP preparation and self-study experience, updated to align with the new PMBOK(R) Guide, 6th Edition The PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, Ninth Edition, provides comprehensive review for the Project Management Institute's (PMI) PMP certification exam. This new ninth edition has been completely revised to align with the latest version of the exam, which includes new tasks that reflect changes to best practices, the role of the project manager, and the growing importance of agile and other adaptive and iterative practices. Detailed discussion draws from the latest A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R) Guide), 6th edition, to provide the most up-to-date information on critical topics, while hands-on exercises provide insight on real-world implementation. Receive one year of free access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment, to help you prepare with superior study tools, rigorous chapter tests, and two practice exams that allows you to gauge your readiness and avoid surprises on exam day. The PMP certification is arguably the most desired skill in the IT marketplace, but its reach extends into a variety of other industries. Candidates must have extensive project management experience to qualify, but comprehensive study materials, aligned with the PMBOK(R) Guide Sixth Edition, are essential to success on the exam. This study guide provides everything you need to ensure thorough preparation and full exam-day confidence. Study 100% of the objectives for the latest PMP exam Practice applying PMP concepts to real-world scenarios Test your understanding with comprehensive review questions Access online chapter tests, practice exams, electronic flashcards, and more Companies are demanding more of project managers than ever before: skills in technical management, leadership, strategic management, and business management make you more competitive, and the PMP exam reflects their increasing relevance in a rapidly-evolving field. When you're ready to take the next step for your career, the PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, Ninth Edition, is your ideal companion for ultimate PMP preparation. To register for access to the online test banks included with the purchase of this book, please visit:
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Kim Heldman, PMP, is Senior Manager, IT/Chief Information Officer for the Regional Transportation District in Denver, CO. She oversees an IT portfolio of projects ranging from those small in scope and budget to multimillion-dollar, multiyear projects. With more than 25 years of experience in information technology project management, Kim directs IT resource planning, budgeting, project prioritization, and strategic and tactical planning. Most of the real-world scenarios in this Study Guide are based on her actual experiences on the job. Kim is the author of several books on project management, including Project Management JumpStart, 3rd Edition, and the eight previous editions of the bestselling PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide. Visit her website at


Introduction xxiii Assessment Test xxxiv Chapter 1 What Is a Project? 1 Is It a Project? 2 Projects vs. Operations 3 Stakeholders 5 Project Characteristics 7 What Is Project Management? 8 Programs 9 Portfolios 9 Organizational Project Management 11 Project Management Offices 11 Skills Every Good Project Manager Needs 13 Technical Project Management Skills 14 Business Management and Strategic Skills 15 Communication Skills 15 Organizational and Planning Skills 15 Conflict Management Skills 16 Negotiation and Influencing Skills 16 Leadership Skills 17 Team-Building and Motivating Skills 17 Role of a Project Manager 18 Understanding Organizational Structures 18 Functional Organizations 20 Project-Oriented Organizations 23 Matrix Organizations 25 Other Organizational Structures 28 Project-Based Organizations 29 Understanding Project Life Cycles and Project Management Processes 29 Project Phases 29 Project Life Cycles 31 Project Management Process Groups 34 Agile Project Management 40 Project Life Cycles 41 Agile Roles and Responsibilities 42 Sprint Planning 43 Daily Standups or Scrum Meetings 44 Sprint Review and Retrospective 45 Other Methodologies 45 Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project 46 Summary 46 Exam Essentials 47 Review Questions 49 Chapter 2 Creating the Project Charter 55 Exploring the Project Management Knowledge Areas 57 Project Integration Management 59 Project Scope Management 61 Project Schedule Management 62 Project Cost Management 63 Project Quality Management 64 Project Resource Management 65 Project Communications Management 66 Project Risk Management 67 Project Procurement Management 68 Project Stakeholder Management 68 Understanding How Projects Come About 69 Needs and Demands and Other Factors That Lead to Project Creation 70 Feasibility Studies 72 Performing Project Selection and Assessment 73 Using Project Selection Methods 75 Kicking Off the Project Charter 83 Business Documents 84 Agreements 87 Enterprise Environmental Factors 87 Organizational Process Assets 89 Tools and Techniques 91 Formalizing and Publishing the Project Charter 92 Pulling the Project Charter Together 93 Key Stakeholders 94 Project Charter Sign-Off 96 Assumptions Log 97 Identifying Stakeholders 97 Identify Stakeholders Inputs 97 Stakeholder Analysis 99 Stakeholder Register and Other Outputs 102 Introducing the Kitchen Heaven Project Case Study 103 Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project 107 Summary 108 Exam Essentials 109 Review Questions 111 Chapter 3 Developing the Project Scope Statement 117 Developing the Project Management Plan 119 Developing Project Management Plan Inputs 120 Documenting the Project Management Plan 123 Overview of the Project Scope Management Knowledge Area 126 Plan Scope Management 127 Understanding the Plan Scope Management Inputs 128 Using Plan Scope Management Tools and Techniques 129 Alternatives Analysis 130 Documenting the Scope Management Plan 131 Documenting the Requirements Management Plan 132 Collecting Requirements 132 Gathering Inputs for the Collect Requirements Process 134 Using the Tools and Techniques of the Collect Requirements Process 138 Documenting Requirements 143 Defining Scope 145 Product Analysis 147 Writing the Project Scope Statement 148 Understanding the Scope Statement Components 148 Approving and Publishing the Project Scope Statement 151 Updating the Project Documents 151 Creating the Work Breakdown Structure 153 Gathering the WBS Inputs 154 Decomposing the Deliverables 154 Constructing the WBS 155 Creating WBS Process Outputs 163 Understanding How This Applies to Your Next Project 168 Summary 169 Exam Essentials 170 Review Questions 1