Preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam

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AMACOM, 2002 - 411 lappuses
Annotation Project managers who need the latest and most complete test-preparation materials will find this new edition a life-saver. Covering each competency area tested on the exam, it also explains question structures and offers numerous case studies and other valuable practice tools. An invaluable desk reference as well, the new edition is completely up to date and every chapter has been revised. For project managers preparing to take the Project Management Professional (PMP(R)) Certification Exam, study tools include: all-new practice questions, simulated questions in "situational format" of the new exam, new chapter and questions on professional responsibility, new material on risk management, and much more. As always, the book is the definitive guide to properly defining, budgeting, assigning, and executing projects of all types and scopes on paper or on the job.

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Scope Management
16
Initiation of the Project
17
Constraints and Assumptions
18
Cost and Its Relationship to Price
19
Which Is Better for Your Company?
20
Getting to the Scope Baseline
23
Work Breakdown Structure
25
Systems Approach to Work Breakdown Structure
28
Risk Assessment
140
Risk Tolerance
141
Risk Probability
143
The Addition Rule
145
The Multiplication Rule
147
Risk Impact
149
Expected Value
150
Decision Trees
151

Additional Project Breakdown Structures
30
Project Justifications
31
The Break Even Chart
32
Problems with Break Even Charts
33
Average Rate of Return on Investment
34
Internal Rate of Return on Investment
39
Summary
44
Time Management
46
Activity Sequencing
47
Activity on Arrow Diagramming
48
Precedence Diagramming Method RDM
49
Logical Relationships
50
StartStart Relationship SS
52
FinishFinish Relationship FF
53
Leads and Lags
54
Diagramming Relationships
55
Logical Precedence Diagram
56
Building the Network Diagram
57
Buffering the Schedule
63
Reverse Resource Allocation Scheduling
67
Program Evaluation and Review Technique PERT
68
Monte Carlo Simulation
73
The Simulation
74
Output from the Monte Carlo Simulation
75
Cost Management
77
Project Life Cycle and Project Cost
78
Cost Estimating
79
Types of Estimates
80
Parametric Estimates
81
Cost Budgeting
83
Cost Control
85
Earned Value Parameters
86
Difficulties in Data Collection
87
Reporting Work Complete
89
Calculated Values for Earned Value Reports
90
Financial Measures
94
Return on Sales
97
Return on Assets
98
Economic Value Added
99
Depredation
100
Accelerated Depreciation
101
Double Declining Balances
102
Human Resources Management
104
Strong Matrix Weak Matrix and Balanced Matrix
106
Balanced Matrix
108
Making Matrix Management Work
109
Motivation
110
Scientific Management
111
Depression Era
112
Procedures versus Motivation
113
Maslows Hierarchy of Needs Theory
115
Hertzbergs MotivationHygiene Theory
117
Supervisory Style and Delegation
118
Job Enlargement
119
Job Enrichment
120
Quality Circles
121
Legitimate Power
122
Expert Power
123
Conflict Resolution
124
Forcing
125
Smoothing
126
Withdrawal
127
Managing Meetings Effectively
129
Summary
130
Risk Management
132
When to Do Risk Management
133
Risk Identification
134
Documentation Reviews
135
Nominal Group Technique
136
Crawford Slip
137
Checklists
138
Risk Quantification
155
Comparative Ranking
157
Affinity Diagramming
158
Risk Strategies
159
Contracting
160
Mitigation
161
Budgeting for Risk
162
Summary
163
Quality Management
165
Quality Planning
166
Quality Assurance
167
Costs of Prevention
168
Demings Fourteen Points
169
Sampling Inspection
170
Acceptable Quality Level AQL
171
Other Quality Control Techniques
172
Control Charts
175
Checklists
178
Kaizen
179
Contract and Procurement Management
181
Contract Management
182
Contract Life Cycle
183
Requisition Process
184
Solicitation Process
185
Fixed Price Contract
186
Fixed Price Plus Economic Adjustment Contract
187
Fixed Price Plus Incentive Contract
188
Cost Plus Fixed Fee Contract
189
Cost Plus Award Fee Contract
190
Unique Products and Services
191
Forward Buying
192
Split Orders
193
Communications Management
195
Thinking
196
Transmitting
197
Barriers to Communications
198
Improving Communications
199
Verbal and Written Communications
200
Formal and Informal Communications
201
Improving Listening
202
Put the Speaker at Ease
204
Circular Networks
205
Free and Open Communications
206
Management by Walking Around
207
Performance Reviews
209
Summary
210
Professional Responsibility
211
Task 1
212
Task 2
213
Task 3
214
Tasks 5
215
Code of Professional Conduct
216
What Is the PMP Exam Like?
218
Initiating the Project
219
Planning the Project
220
Executing the Project
221
Controlling the Project
222
Professional Responsibility
223
Types of Questions on the Exam
224
Taking the Exam
225
Use of Practice Questions
226
The Application for PMP Certification
228
The Education Qualification
229
Joining PMI
230
Practice Questions
233
Practice Questions Answer Key
317
Probability Distributions
375
Glossary
383
Bibliography
403
Index
405
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