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Head First Pmp: A Brain-Friendly Guide to Passing the Project Management Professional Exam (Head First)
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Learn the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK Guide, Fourth Edition, in a unique and inspiring way with Head First PMP . The second edition of this book helps you prepare for the PMP certification exam using a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. You'll find a full-length sample exam included inside the book.
Head First PMP puts project management principles into context to help you understand, remember, and apply them — not just on the exam, but also on the job.
Book News Annotation:
This guide helps project managers prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam not only through practice questions but also through visually instructive illustrated outlines and diagrams, conversational and humorous text, and unconventional activities such as crossword puzzles. The authors explore the process framework and explain the principles behind managing integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement. The second edition corresponds to PMBOK guide, 4th ed. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Using the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, this updated edition offers a thorough and effective preparation guide featuring hundreds of practice questions and exam strategies, puzzles, games, problems, and exercises that make learning easy.
This updated bestseller offers aspiring project managers a unique and inspiring way to prepare for the latest PMBOK exams, using the highly effective Head First method. With its visually rich format designed for the way the brain works, this book is ideal for Project Management Professionals (PMPs) who want to obtain or renew their certification. Using the Head First learning concept, this new edition provides much-needed coverage of the latest PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) objectives and certification exam. The book teaches underlying concepts so that anyone can understand the PMBOK principles and pass the certification exam with flying colors.
About the Author
Jennifer Greene, has spent the past 15 years or so building software for many different kinds of companies. She's worked for small start-ups and some huge companies along the way. She's built software test teams and helped lots of companies diagnose and deal with habitual process problems so that they could build better software. Since her start in software test and process definition, she's branched out into development management and project management. She's currently managing a big development team for a global media company and she's managed just about every aspect of software development through her career.
Andrew Stellman, despite being raised a New Yorker, has lived in Pittsburgh twice. The first time was when he graduated from Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, and then again when he and Jenny were starting their consulting business and writing their first project management book for O'Reilly. When he moved back to his hometown, his first job after college was as a programmer at EMI-Capitol Records--which actually made sense, since he went to LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and the Performing Arts to study cello and jazz bass guitar. He and Jenny first worked together at that same financial software company, where he was managing a team of programmers. He's since managed various teams of software engineers, requirements analysts, and led process improvement efforts. Andrew keeps himself busy eating an enormous amount of string cheese and Middle Eastern desserts, playing music (but video games even more), studying taiji and aikido, having a girlfriend named Lisa, and owing a pomeranian. For more information about Andrew, Jennifer Greene, and their books, visit http://www.stellman-greene.com.
Table of Contents
Praise for Head First PMP How to use this Book: Intro Chapter 1: Introduction: Why get certified? Chapter 2: Organizations, constraints, and projects: In good company Chapter 3: The process framework: It all fits together Chapter 4: Project integration management: Getting the job done Chapter 5: Scope management: Doing the right stuff Chapter 6: Time management: Getting it done on time Chapter 7: Cost management: Watching the bottom line Chapter 8: Quality management: Getting it right Chapter 9: Human resource management: Getting the team together Chapter 10: Communications management: Getting the word out Chapter 11: Project risk management: Planning for the unknown Chapter 12: Procurement management: Getting some help Chapter 13: Professional responsibility: Making good choices Chapter 14: A little last-minute review: Check your knowledge Chapter 15: Practice makes perfect: Practice PMP exam
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