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Do these problems seem familiar?
Projects don’t have to be this way
Your problems… already solved
Let’s start with the areas of responsibility
A PMP certification is more than just passing a test
A day in Kate’s life
Kate wants a new job
Three types of organizations
Kate takes a new job
What a project IS…
Back to Kate’s maintenance nightmare
Managing cost, quality, and schedule
Kate makes some changes…
Time to book a trip
These clients are definitely not satisfied
The day-to-day work of a project manager
The seven Integration Management processes
Start your project with the Initiating processes
Integration management and the process groups
Choose your project with project selection methods
A closer look at the project charter
The “Develop Preliminary Scope Statement” process
The preliminary scope statement: a closer look
Question Clinic: The “Just-The-Facts-Ma’am” Question
The project management plan lets you plan ahead for problems
A quick look at all those subsidiary plans
Executing the project includes repairing defects
Sometimes you need to change your plans
Look for changes and deal with them
Make only the changes that are right for your project
Changes, defects, and corrections
How the processes interact with each other
Control your changes; use change control
Preventing or correcting problems
So why INTEGRATION management?
Question Clinic: The “Which-is-BEST” Question
Decompose deliverables into work packages
Templates are a useful shortcut
Inside the work package
The baseline is a snapshot of the plan
The outputs of the Create WBS process
Why scope changes
The Scope Control process
Scope Control Process
Anatomy of a change
A closer look at the Change Control System
More Scope Control tools & techniques
Scope Verification Process
The stakeholders decide when the project is done
Create the network diagram
Rob and Rebecca have resource problems
Estimating the resources
Figuring out how long the project will take
Estimation tools and techniques
Question Clinic: The “Which-comes-next” Question
Use the Critical Path Method to avoid big problems
Crash the schedule
Fast-tracking the project
Influence the factors that cause change
Measuring and reporting performance
Time to expand the Head First Lounge
Introducing the cost management processes
Tools and techniques used only in cost estimation
Let’s talk numbers
The Cost Budgeting process
What you need to build your budget
Cost budgeting: How to build a budget
A few new tools and techniques
Question Clinic: The Red Herring
How to calculate earned value
Put yourself in someone else’s shoes
The Performance Measurement Analysis formulas
Forecast what your project will look like when it’s done
Finding missing information
What is quality?
You need more than just tests to figure out quality
Quality up close
“An ounce of prevention…”
How to plan for quality
Use the planning outputs for Perform Quality Control
The seven basic tools of quality
Pareto charts, Flowcharts, and Histograms
Run charts and Scatter charts
Question Clinic: The “Which-One” Question
Quality control means finding and correcting defects
A closer look at some tools and techniques
More ideas behind quality assurance
Lead the team with your management skills
How’s the team doing?
Conflict management up close
How to resolve a conflict
Question Clinic: The “Have-A-Meeting” Question
Party at the Head First Lounge!
Count the lines of communication
Question Clinic: The Calculation Question
What’s a risk?
How you deal with risk
Use a risk breakdown structure to categorize risks
Information gathering techniques for Risk Identification
More risk identification techniques
Where to look for risks
Now put it in the risk register
Examine each risk in the register
Qualitative vs. quantitative analysis
Calculate the Expected Monetary Value of your risks
Decision tree analysis uses EMV to help you make choices
You can’t plan for every risk at the start of the project
Question Clinic: The “Which-is-NOT” Question
Victim of her own success
Calling in the cavalry
The decision is made
Types of contracts
More about contracts
Figure out how you’ll sort out potential sellers
Two months later…
Stay on top of the seller
Close the contract when the work is done
Question Clinic: BYO Questions
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Head First PMP: A Brain-Friendly Guide to Passing the Project Management Professional Exam

Head First PMP: A Brain-Friendly Guide to Passing the Project Management Professional Exam

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"I have been doing project management for over 30 years and am considered a subject matter expert in the PMBOK(r) Guide -Third Edition primarily because I am the Project Manager who led the team that developed this edition. As a consultant I was hired to review and evaluate eight of the top selling PMP Exam Preparation books for their accuracy in following the PMBOK® Guide - Third Edition. I have developed and taught a PMP Exam Prep course for a leading R.E.P., and taught PMP Exam preparation classes for PMI Chapters. I can honestly say that Head First PMP is by far the best PMP Exam Preparation book of all I have reviewed in depth. It is the very best basic education and training book that I have read that presents the processes for managing a project, which makes it a great resource for a basic project management class for beginners as well as a tool for practitioners who want to pass the PMP exam. The graphical story format is unique, as project management books go, which makes it both fun and easy to read while driving home the basics that are necessary for preparing someone is just getting started and those who want to take the exam."

--Dennis Bolles, PMP DLB Associates, LLC and co-author of The Power of Enterprise-Wide Project Management

"This looks like too much fun to be a PMP study guide! Behind the quirky humor and nutty graphics lies an excellent explanation of the project management processes. Not only will this book make it easier to pass the exam, you'll learn a lot of good stuff to use on the job too."

--Carol Steuer, PMP and PMBOK(r) Guide, 3rd Edition Leadership Team

"This is the best thing to happen to PMP since, well, ever. You'll laugh,learn, pass the exam, and become a better project manager all at the sametime."

-- Scott Berkun, author of The Art of Project Management and The Myths of Innovation

"Original, fresh, and fun... this is truly the perfect study companion for anyone aiming for PMP certification."

--Teresa Simmermacher, PMP and Project Manager at Avanade

"I love this format! Head First PMP covers everything you need to know to pass your PMP exam. The sound-bite format combined with the whimsical images turns a dry subject into entertainment. The organization starts with the basics then drills into the details. The in-depth coverage of complex topics like Earned Value and Quality Control are presented in an easy to understand format with descriptions, pictures, and examples. This book will not only help you pass the PMP, it should be used as an daily reference for practicing project managers. I sure wish I had this when I was studying for the exam."

--Mike Jenkins, PMP, MBA

"I think that under the fonts and formalized goofiness, the book has a good heart (intending to cover basic principles in an honest way rather than just to pass the test). Head First PMP attempts to educate potential project managers instead of being a mere "how to pass the PMP exam" book filled with test taking tips. This is truly something which sets it apart from the other PMP certification exam books."

--Jack Dahlgren, Project Management Consultant

"Head First PMP is a great tool to help make sense of the Project Management Body of Knowledge for the everyday Project Manager."

--Mark Poinelli, PMP

About the Book

A PMP certification is more than just passing a test. It means that you have the knowledge to solve most common project problems, and proves that you know your stuff. Once you're certified, your projects are more likely to succeed because you have the skills and knowledge to make them successful. Not only that, it can mean a better job, more money, and greater respect from your peers.

Media Reviews

"I have been doing project management for over 30 years and am considered a subject matter expert in the PMBOK(r) Guide -Third Edition primarily because I am the Project Manager who led the team that developed this edition. As a consultant I was hired to review and evaluate eight of the top selling PMP Exam Preparation books for their accuracy in following the PMBOK® Guide - Third Edition. I have developed and taught a PMP Exam Prep course for a leading R.E.P., and taught PMP Exam preparation classes for PMI Chapters. I can honestly say that Head First PMP is by far the best PMP Exam Preparation book of all I have reviewed in depth. It is the very best basic education and training book that I have read that presents the processes for managing a project, which makes it a great resource for a basic project management class for beginners as well as a tool for practitioners who want to pass the PMP exam. The graphical story format is unique, as project management books go, which makes it both fun and easy to read while driving home the basics that are necessary for preparing someone is just getting started and those who want to take the exam."

--Dennis Bolles, PMP DLB Associates, LLC and co-author of The Power of Enterprise-Wide Project Management

"This looks like too much fun to be a PMP study guide! Behind the quirky humor and nutty graphics lies an excellent explanation of the project management processes. Not only will this book make it easier to pass the exam, you'll learn a lot of good stuff to use on the job too."

--Carol Steuer, PMP and PMBOK(r) Guide, 3rd Edition Leadership Team

"This is the best thing to happen to PMP since, well, ever. You'll laugh,learn, pass the exam, and become a better project manager all at the sametime."

-- Scott Berkun, author of The Art of Project Management and The Myths of Innovation

"Original, fresh, and fun... this is truly the perfect study companion for anyone aiming for PMP certification."

--Teresa Simmermacher, PMP and Project Manager at Avanade

"I love this format! Head First PMP covers everything you need to know to pass your PMP exam. The sound-bite format combined with the whimsical images turns a dry subject into entertainment. The organization starts with the basics then drills into the details. The in-depth coverage of complex topics like Earned Value and Quality Control are presented in an easy to understand format with descriptions, pictures, and examples. This book will not only help you pass the PMP, it should be used as an daily reference for practicing project managers. I sure wish I had this when I was studying for the exam."

--Mike Jenkins, PMP, MBA

"I think that under the fonts and formalized goofiness, the book has a good heart (intending to cover basic principles in an honest way rather than just to pass the test). Head First PMP attempts to educate potential project managers instead of being a mere "how to pass the PMP exam" book filled with test taking tips. This is truly something which sets it apart from the other PMP certification exam books."

--Jack Dahlgren, Project Management Consultant

"Head First PMP is a great tool to help make sense of the Project Management Body of Knowledge for the everyday Project Manager."

--Mark Poinelli, PMP

About the Book

A PMP certification is more than just passing a test. It means that you have the knowledge to solve most common project problems, and proves that you know your stuff. Once you're certified, your projects are more likely to succeed because you have the skills and knowledge to make them successful. Not only that, it can mean a better job, more money, and greater respect from your peers.

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