PMP in Depth: Project Management Professional Study Guide for the PMP Exam, 2nd Edition

  • Paul Sanghera, Ph.D.
  • ISBN-10: 159863996X  |  ISBN-13: 9781598639964
  • 571 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006
  • © 2010 | Published
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The primary purpose of this book is to help you pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Because the book has a laser-sharp focus on the exam objectives, expert project managers who want to pass the PMP exam can use this book to ensure that they do not miss any objective. Yet this is not simply an exam-cram book. The chapters and the sections within each chapter are presented in a logical learning sequence: A topic and a chapter only depend upon the previously covered topics and chapters, and there is no hopping from topic to topic. The concepts and topics, both simple and complex, are clearly explained when they appear for the first time. No prior knowledge of project management is assumed. This facilitates stepwise learning, prevents confusion, and makes this book useful for anyone who wants to get up to speed quickly to learn the fundamentals of project management, pass the PMP exam, or both, even if they are new to the discipline of project management. A fulllength practice exam with fully explained answers is also included.

Features and Benefits

  • Each chapter includes a Review Questions section at the end of each chapter that contain questions modeled after the real exam questions.
  • Presents quick preparation notes of all the important concepts related to all the exam objectives that are covered in the book.
  • Includes a full practice exam modeled after the real exam.
  • Organized and presented in a logical learning sequence

Table of Contents

1. Project Management Framework.
2. Initiating the Project.
3. Planning the Project Scope.
4. Planning Quality and Risk Management.
5. Planning the Project Schedule.
6. Executing the Project.
7. Monitoring and Controlling Projects.
8. Closing the Project.
9. Performing Professional Responsibility.

A. Answers to Chapter Review Questions.
B. Final Exam Quick Prep.
C. System Development Life Cycle.
D. Proprietary Approaches Toward Project Management.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Paul Sanghera, Ph.D.

Dr. Paul Sanghera is an educator, technologist, and an entrepreneur living in Silicon Valley, California. With a master's degree in computer science from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in physics from Carleton University, he has authored and co-authored more than 100 technical papers published in well-reputed European and American research journals. He has more than 10 years of project management experience in the computer industry and at research labs at CERN and Cornell. Having worked in various roles including director of project management at companies such as and Dream Logic, director of software development, and software developer, he has a broader view of project management. He has earned several industry certifications including CompTIA Project+, Project Management Professional, Network+, Linux+, Sun Certified Java Programmer, and Sun Certified Business Component Developer. Dr. Sanghera has contributed to building the world class technologies such as Netscape Communicator, and Novell's NDS. He has taught technology courses at various institutes including San Jose Sate University and Brooks College. As an engineering manager, he has been at the ground floor of several startups.