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
Chapter 1 The Exam
1(8)
What the Exam Tests
1(1)
A Passing Grade
1(1)
The Exam Material
2(2)
Getting to the Test (Application)
4(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(3)
Chapter 2 Foundational Concepts
9(26)
Philosophy
9(1)
Importance
10(1)
Preparation
10(1)
Essential Terms
10(7)
Project Roles
17(3)
Project Context
20(7)
Common Inputs, Tools, Techniques, and Outputs
27(8)
Chapter 3 Process Framework
35(14)
Importance
35(1)
Preparation
36(1)
Essential Terms
36(3)
Organization
39(1)
Process Group 1 Initiating
40(1)
Process Group 2 Planning
41(2)
Process Group 3 Executing
43(1)
Process Group 4 Monitoring and Controlling
44(1)
Process Group 5 Closing
45(2)
Project Management Process Chart
47(2)
Chapter 4 Integration Management
49(36)
Philosophy
50(1)
Importance
51(1)
Preparation
51(1)
Integration Management Processes
51(2)
Develop Project Charter
53(7)
Develop Project Management Plan
60(4)
Direct and Manage Project Work
64(3)
Monitor and Control Project Work
67(3)
Perform Integrated Change Control
70(3)
Close Project or Phase
73(2)
Integration Management Questions
75(7)
Answers to Integration Management Questions
82(3)
Chapter 5 Scope Management
85(40)
Philosophy
85(1)
Importance
86(1)
Preparation
86(1)
Scope Management Processes
86(2)
Plan Scope Management
88(2)
Collect Requirements
90(5)
Define Scope
95(4)
Create WBS
99(7)
Validate Scope
106(3)
Control Scope
109(3)
Scope Management Questions
112(8)
Answers to Scope Management Questions
120(5)
Chapter 6 Time Management
125(80)
Philosophy
125(2)
Importance
127(1)
Preparation
127(2)
Time Management Processes
129(1)
Plan Schedule Management
130(2)
Define Activities
132(5)
Sequence Activities
137(6)
Estimate Activity Resources
143(5)
Estimate Activity Durations
148(7)
Develop Schedule
155(12)
Control Schedule
167(5)
Special Focus: Critical Path Method
172(7)
Summary of Key Terms
179(5)
Exercises
184(6)
Time Management Questions
190(7)
Answers to Time Management Questions
197(8)
Chapter 7 Cost Management
205(52)
Philosophy
206(1)
Importance
206(1)
Preparation
207(1)
Important Concepts
207(2)
Plan Cost Management
209(2)
Estimate Costs
211(5)
Determine Budget
216(6)
Control Costs
222(5)
Special Focus: Earned Value
227(9)
Types of Cost
236(1)
Exercises
237(3)
Answers to Exercises
240(4)
Cost Management Questions
244(7)
Answers to Cost Management Questions
251(6)
Chapter 8 Quality Management
257(36)
Philosophy
257(1)
Importance
258(1)
Preparation
258(1)
Definition of Quality
259(1)
Quality Management Processes
259(1)
Quality Terms and Philosophies
260(6)
Plan Quality
266(8)
Perform Quality Assurance
274(5)
Perform Quality Control
279(4)
Quality Management Questions
283(7)
Answers to Quality Management Questions
290(3)
Chapter 9 Human Resource Management
293(42)
Philosophy
294(1)
Importance
294(1)
Preparation
294(1)
Human Resource Management Processes
295(1)
Plan Human Resource Management
296(5)
Acquire Project Team
301(3)
Develop Project Team
304(10)
Manage Project Team
314(10)
Human Resource Management Questions
324(7)
Answers to Human Resource Management Questions
331(4)
Chapter 10 Communications Management
335(28)
Philosophy
335(1)
Importance
336(1)
Preparation
336(1)
Communications Processes
336(1)
Project Manager's Role in Communications
337(1)
Plan Communications
338(7)
Manage Communications
345(3)
Control Communications
348(3)
Exercises
351(1)
Answers to Exercises
352(1)
Communications Management Questions
353(7)
Answers to Communication Questions
360(3)
Chapter 11 Risk Management
363(42)
Philosophy
363(1)
Importance
364(1)
Preparation
364(1)
Risk
365(1)
Plan Risk Management
366(4)
Identify Risks
370(6)
Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
376(3)
Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
379(6)
Plan Risk Responses
385(4)
Monitor and Control Risks
389(5)
Risk Management Questions
394(7)
Answers to Risk Management Questions
401(4)
Chapter 12 Procurement Management
405(34)
Philosophy
405(1)
Importance
406(1)
Preparation
406(1)
Procurement Processes
406(1)
Procurement Roles
407(4)
Plan Procurement Management
411(5)
Conduct Procurements
416(9)
Close Procurements
425(2)
Procurement Management Questions
427(8)
Answers to Procurement Management Questions
435(4)
Chapter 13 Stakeholder Management
439(18)
Philosophy
439(1)
Importance
440(1)
Preparation
440(1)
Identify Stakeholders
441(3)
Plan Stakeholder Management
444(2)
Manage Stakeholder Engagement
446(3)
Control Stakeholder Engagement
449(2)
Stakeholder Management Questions
451(4)
Answers to Stakeholder Management Questions
455(2)
Chapter 14 How To Pass The PMP
457(114)
Reading the Questions
461(1)
A Guessing Strategy
462(2)
Spotting Tricks and Traps
464(1)
Don't Get Stuck
465(1)
Exam Time Management
466(1)
Scratch Paper
466(1)
Budgeting Your Time
467(1)
Managing Your Review
468(1)
Difficulty
468(6)
Managing Anxiety
474(13)
Final Exam
487(51)
Final Exam Answers
538(33)
Glossary of Terms 571(46)
Index 617