Table of Contents for PMP Exam : How to Pass on Your First Try


Foreword xi
About the Author xiii
About Velociteach xiii
Introduction xv
Conventions Used in this Book xvi
The Exam
1(6)
What the Exam Tests
1(1)
A Passing Grade
1(1)
Question Allocation on the PMP Exam
2(1)
The Exam Material
2(1)
Getting to the Test (Application)
3(1)
Requirements to Apply with a College Diploma
4(1)
Requirements to Apply without a College Diploma
4(1)
Ongoing Education
5(1)
The Testing Environment
5(1)
The Time Limit
6(1)
Question Format
6(1)
Foundational Concepts
7(20)
Philosophy
7(1)
Importance
7(1)
Preparation
7(1)
Essential Terms
8(6)
Project Roles
14(2)
Project Context
16(1)
Organizational Structures
17(1)
Project Manager's Power
18(1)
Management Skills
18(1)
Project Life Cycle
19(1)
Triple Constraint
20(1)
Project Management Methodology
21(1)
Work Authorization System
22(1)
Common Inputs, Tools, Techniques, and Outputs
22(5)
Process Framework
27(10)
Importance
27(1)
Preparation
27(1)
Essential Terms
28(2)
Organization
30(1)
Process Group 1 - Initiating
31(1)
Process Group 2 - Planning
32(1)
Process Group 3 - Executing
33(1)
Process Group 4 - Monitoring and Controlling
34(1)
Process Group 5 - Closing
35(1)
Project Management Process Chart
36(1)
Integration Management
37(28)
Philosophy
38(1)
Importance
Preparation
38(1)
Integration Management Processes
39(1)
Develop Project Charter
40(3)
Develop Project Management Plan
43(4)
Direct and Manage Project Execution
47(3)
Monitor and Control Project Work
50(2)
Perform Integrated Change Control
52(2)
Close Project or Phase
54(2)
Integration Management Questions
56(5)
Answers to Integration Management Questions
61(4)
Scope Management
65(32)
Philosophy
65(1)
Importance
66(1)
Preparation
66(1)
Scope Management Processes
66(2)
Collect Requirements
68(4)
Define Scope
72(3)
Create WBS
75(5)
Verify Scope
80(3)
Control Scope
83(3)
Scope Management Questions
86(6)
Answers to Scope Management Questions
92(5)
Time Management
97(64)
Philosophy
97(1)
Importance
98(1)
Preparation
99(1)
Time Management Processes
99(2)
Define Activities
101(4)
Sequence Activities
105(6)
Estimate Activity Resources
111(4)
Estimate Activity Durations
115(5)
Develop Schedule
120(9)
Control Schedule
129(4)
Special Focus: Critical Path Method
133(7)
Summary of Key Terms
140(4)
Exercises
144(6)
Time Management Questions
150(6)
Answers to Time Management Questions
156(5)
Cost Management
161(44)
Philosophy
161(1)
Importance
162(1)
Preparation
162(1)
Important Concepts
163(1)
Estimate Costs
164(4)
Determine Budget
168(5)
Control Costs
173(4)
Special Focus: Earned Value
177(8)
Types of Cost
185(2)
Exercises
187(3)
Answers to Exercises
190(5)
Cost Management Questions
195(6)
Answers to Cost Management Questions
201(4)
Quality Management
205(32)
Philosophy
205(1)
Importance
206(1)
Preparation
206(1)
Definition of Quality
206(1)
Quality Management Processes
206(1)
Quality Terms and Philosophies
207(6)
Plan Quality
213(5)
Perform Quality Assurance
218(3)
Perform Quality Control
221(7)
Quality Management Questions
228(6)
Answers to Quality Management Questions
234(3)
Human Resource Management
237(34)
Philosophy
237(1)
Importance
238(1)
Preparation
238(1)
Human Resource Management Processes
239(1)
Develop Human Resource Plan
240(4)
Acquire Project Team
244(2)
Develop Project Team
246(7)
Manage Project Team
253(10)
Human Resource Management Questions
263(5)
Answers to Human Resource Management Questions
268(3)
Communications Management
271(34)
Philosophy
271(1)
Importance
272(1)
Preparation
272(1)
Communications Processes
272(1)
Project Manager's Role in Communications
273(1)
Identify Stakeholders
274(3)
Plan Communications
277(8)
Distribute Information
285(2)
Manage Stakeholder Expectations
287(3)
Report Performance
290(3)
Exercises
293(1)
Answers to Exercises
294(1)
Communications Management Questions
295(6)
Answers to Communication Questions
301(4)
Risk Management
305(34)
Philosophy
305(1)
Importance
305(1)
Preparation
305(1)
Risk
306(1)
Plan Risk Management
307(3)
Identify Risk
310(5)
Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
315(3)
Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
318(5)
Plan Risk Responses
323(4)
Monitoring and Control Risk
327(3)
Risk Management Questions
330(6)
Answers to Risk Management Questions
336(3)
Procurement Management
339(30)
Philosophy
339(1)
Importance
339(1)
Preparation
340(1)
Procurement Processes
340(1)
Procurement Roles
341(1)
Plan Procurements
342(7)
Conduct Procurements
349(4)
Administer Procurements
353(4)
Close Procurements
357(2)
Procurement Management Questions
359(6)
Answers to Procurement Management Questions
365(4)
Professional Responsibility
369(26)
Philosophy
369(1)
Importance
369(1)
Preparation
370(1)
PMI Code of Conduct
370(10)
Categories
380(5)
Professional Responsibility Questions
385(7)
Answers to Professional Responsibility Questions
392(3)
How To Pass The PMP
395(10)
Reading the Questions
395(1)
A Guessing Strategy
396(1)
Spotting Tricks and Traps
397(1)
Don't Get Stuck
398(1)
Exam Time Management
399(1)
Scratch Paper
399(1)
Budgeting Your Time
400(1)
Managing Your Review
400(1)
Difficulty
401(1)
Managing Anxiety
402(3)
Final Exam 405(45)
Final Exam Answers 450(49)
Glossary of Terms 499(16)
Index 515