Aileen's view on PMP Exam Preparation To learn to ride a bike, a person must ride a bike. To learn to pass the PMP(r) Exam, a person must practice with hundreds and hundreds of PMP(r) Exam Prep sample questions. This book is the first book in our series of mini- books - PMP(r) Exam Preparation Simplified Series Over the last 16 years Aileen has helped over 10,000 project managers in her workshops obtain their PMP(r) credential. Often the participants in Aileen's workshops are successful project managers who may lack experience is specific topics on the PMP(r) Exam. The topics that participants seem to struggle with the most are: Earned value Management (EVM) Contract types and calculations(FPIF, CPIF, PTA, etc.) Network diagrams including float, free float, project float, leads and lags Financial based questions including IRR, ROI, etc. Statistical based questions There is one thing all of these areas have in common and it is math. Aileen has decided to create mini-books in each of these areas so that students can gain both the knowledge and the confidence to get these questions right. Many project managers want to study just enough to pass the PMP(r) Exam and not one second more.Aileen's view is to practice on enough sample questions in each area so that the project manager is confident he/she will never get a question in that area wrong. While the primary goal of this book and Aileen's workshops is to help you pass the PMP(r) Exam, Aileen hopes that you will also walk away as a more knowledgeable and successful project manager.
Aileen's view on PMP Exam Preparation To learn to ride a bike, a person must ride a bike. To learn to pass the PMP(r) Exam, a person must practice with hundreds and hundreds of PMP(r) Exam Prep sample questions. This book is the third book in our series of mini- books - PMP(r) Exam Preparation Simplified Series Over the last 16 years Aileen has helped over 10,000 project managers in her workshops obtain their PMP(r) credential. Often the participants in Aileen's workshops are successful project managers who may lack experience is specific topics on the PMP(r) Exam. The topics that participants seem to struggle with the most are: Earned value Management (EVM) Contract types and calculations(FPIF, CPIF, PTA, etc.) Network diagrams including float, free float, project float, leads and lags Financial based questions including IRR, ROI, etc. Statistical based questions There is one thing all of these areas have in common and it is math. Aileen has decided to create mini-books in each of these areas so that students can gain both the knowledge and the confidence to get these questions right. Many project managers want to study just enough to pass the PMP(r) Exam and not one second more.Aileen's view is to practice on enough sample questions in each area so that the project manager is confident he/she will never get a question in that area wrong. While the primary goal of this book and Aileen's workshops is to help you pass the PMP(r) Exam, Aileen hopes that you will also walk away as a more knowledgeable and successful project manager.
The book is fully updated for the post Jan11, 2016 PMP(r) Exam. Gain knowledge and confidence to pass the exam by utilizing over 1,000 sample questions with detailed solutions explaining why the best answer is best and the wrong answers are wrong. To learn to ride a bike, a person must ride a bike. To learn to pass the PMP(r) Exam, a person must practice with hundreds and hundreds of sample questions. PMP(r) Exam Simplified provides hundreds of sample questions with detailed solutions explaining why the best answer is best and the wrong answers are wrong. The book is organized by process group and not by knowledge area. Many people find the practice of thinking in terms of process groups and not knowledge areas much more useful in understanding project management as well as passing the exam. Features of each section include: -Tells you what section of the PMBOK(r) Guide to read, -Contains a summary of the most important ideas from the PMBOK(r) Guide -Lists exam tips in generic and specific terms( several hundred exam tips in total) Includes a group of sample questions that pertain to that particular section of the PMBOK(r) Guide. Provides detailed solutions for each sample question, including a reference, a description of why the best answer is best and descriptions of why each of the wrong answers are wrong. Other Sections of the book include: -Summary tests are dispersed throughout the book. One complete sample exam, with details explanations of the right and wrong answers list of key names to recognize for the exam -exam question strategy with focus on tool and technique type questions
Now updated for the 2016 PMP exam Learn the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK® Guide, (Fifth Version), in a unique and inspiring way with Head First PMP. 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. More than just proof of passing a test, a PMP certification means that you have the knowledge to solve most common project problems. But studying for a difficult four-hour exam on project management isn't easy, even for experienced project managers. Drawing on the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, Head First PMP offers you a multi-sensory experience that helps the material stick, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. This book will help you: Learn PMP's underlying concepts to help you understand the PMBOK principles and pass the certification exam with flying colors Get 100% coverage of the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK Guide, Fifth Edition Make use of a thorough and effective preparation guide with hundreds of practice questions and exam strategies Explore the material through puzzles, games, problems, and exercises that make learning easy and entertaining 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.
Author: Jack R. Meredith
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
Release Date: 2016-11-16
Genre: Business & Economics
Offering streamlined coverage with an applied approach, Project Management in Practice, 6th Edition focuses on the essentials of project management. This concise, hands-on text is ideal for a one semester project management course, or as a module on project management. This textbook is organized around the project management life cycle, and provides students with essential project management concepts while addressing an important area of industry growth: the use of projects to achieve the strategic goals of organizations.
Author: Walter H. Lipke
Release Date: 2009-12
Genre: Business & Economics
This book is intended for those who use Earned Value Management (EVM), including project managers, engineers and performance analysts. Earned Schedule (ES) is a significant enhancement to EVM, extending its cost-based features to the management and control of schedule performance. By using ES and EVM together, project management of cost and schedule can now be treated in a truly integrated sense. The book builds from the fundamentals of EVM to derive the concept of ES. The performance measurement baseline and earned value from EVM are utilized to extract time-based performance measures, indicators, and predictors. From this foundation, complexity is incrementally added with descriptions and examples for performance analysis, prediction and project control. Specific features of ES useful to project management are included and illustrated for the following: forecasting of completion date, analysis of critical path, drill-down identification of process constraints, impediments, and areas of concern for rework.
Readers discover exciting opportunities and challenges in technology today with Schwalbe's INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 8E. This unique book demonstrates principles distinctive to managing information technology (IT). No book offers more insights and tools for IT project management success, including updates that reflect the latest PMBOK Guide. This edition weaves theory with successful practices for an integrated focus on the concepts, tools, and techniques that are most effective today. This is the only text to apply all 10 project management knowledge areas to IT projects. Readers master skills in project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management as well as all five process groups -- initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Kathleen Staudt
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release Date: 2009-06-03
Genre: Social Science
Between 1993 and 2003, more than 370 girls and women were murdered and their often-mutilated bodies dumped outside Ciudad Juárez in Chihuahua, Mexico. The murders have continued at a rate of approximately thirty per year, yet law enforcement officials have made no breakthroughs in finding the perpetrator(s). Drawing on in-depth surveys, workshops, and interviews of Juárez women and border activists, Violence and Activism at the Border provides crucial links between these disturbing crimes and a broader history of violence against women in Mexico. In addition, the ways in which local feminist activists used the Juárez murders to create international publicity and expose police impunity provides a unique case study of social movements in the borderlands, especially as statistics reveal that the rates of femicide in Juárez are actually similar to other regions of Mexico. Also examining how non-governmental organizations have responded in the face of Mexican law enforcement's "normalization" of domestic violence, Staudt's study is a landmark development in the realm of global human rights.
Author: J. LeRoy Ward
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Business & Economics
PMP® Exam: Practice Test and Study Guide, Ninth Edition uses self-study to help readers increase their chances of passing the PMP certification exam the first time. This spiral-bound edition includes 40 multiple-choice practice questions in each of the ten knowledge areas and in the professional and social responsibilities domain. It presents a 200-question practice test that simulates the actual PMP exam, fully referenced answers keyed to the five project management process groups, and a study matrix to help readers key in on areas that require further study.
Author: Beverly Lawn
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
Release Date: 2016-08-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
40 Short Stories, part of the highly successful Bedford/St. Martin's portable series of anthologies and guides, continues to offer a diverse selection of classic and contemporary short fiction for a low price. Editorial features — such as instruction on how to write about fiction and a glossary of literary terms — are located in the back of the book so the focus can remain on the stories. The stories themselves are arranged chronologically to help students trace the evolution of the short story genre. This book's small size, low price, and versatility make it the perfect anthology for a variety of courses, including introduction to fiction, creative writing, introduction to literature, or literature-based composition.
Author: CIOB (The Chartered Institute of Building)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-11-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Delayed completion affects IT, process plant, oil and gas, civil engineering, shipbuilding and marine work contracts. In fact it affects all industries in all countries and the bigger the project, the more damage delayed completion causes to costs, to reputation and sometimes, even to the survival of the contracting parties themselves. In simple projects, time can be managed intuitively by any reasonably competent person, but complex projects cannot and a more analytical approach is necessary if the project is to succeed. Although much has been written about how to apportion liability for delay after a project has gone wrong there was, until recently, no guidance on how to manage time pro-actively and effectively on complex projects. In 2008, the CIOB embarked upon a 5-year strategy to provide standards, education, training and accreditation in time management. The first stage, this Guide to Good Practice in Managing Time in Complex Projects, sets down the process and standards to be achieved in preparing and managing the time model. As a handbook for practitioners it uses logical step by step procedures and examples from inception and risk appraisal, through design and construction to testing and commissioning, to show how an effective and dynamic time model can be used to manage the risk of delay to completion of construction projects.
Author: Project Management Institute
Publisher: Project Management Institute
Release Date: 2012-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics
The Practice Standard for Earned Value Management—Second Edition expands on the earned value information in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) –Fourth Edition. EVM is often referred to as “management with the lights on” because it helps objectively and succinctly identify where a project is and where it is going. The methodology incorporates project scope, schedule and costs, and the process is applicable across many Knowledge Areas and Process Groups. This practice standard is intended for anyone who wants to better develop their project management toolset and know how to potentially improve project performance through the use of earned value.
Author: Kim H. Pries
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2008-10-22
Genre: Business & Economics
There are many books on project management and many on embedded systems, but few address the project management of embedded products from concept to production. Project Management of Complex and Embedded Systems: Ensuring Product Integrity and Program Quality uses proven Project Management methods and elements of IEEE embedded software development techniques, to explain how to deliver a reliable complex system to market. This volume begins with a general discussion of project management, followed by an examination of the various tools used before a project is underway. The book then delves into the specific project stages: concept, product development, process development, validation of the product and process, and release to production. Finally, post-project stages are explored, including failure reporting, analysis, corrective actions, and product support. The book draws heavily on information from Department of Defense sources as well as systems developed by the Automotive Industry Action Group, General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford to standardize the approach to designing and developing new products. These automotive development and production ideas have universal value, particularly the concept of process and design controls. The authors use these systems to explain project management techniques that can assist developers of any embedded system. The methods explored can be adapted toward mechanical development projects as well. The text includes numerous war stories offering concrete solutions to problems that might occur in production. Tables and illustrative figures are provided to further clarify the material. Organized sequentially to follow the normal life cycle of a project, this book helps project managers identify challenges before they become problems and resolve those issues that cannot be avoided.