An informative introduction for those considering a career in project management Project Management JumpStart offers a clear, practical introduction to the complex world of project management, with an entertaining approach based on real-world application. Fully revised to align with a Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge –PMBOK Guide©, 6th edition, this book provides an overview of the field followed by an exploration of current best practices. The practical focus facilitates retention by directly linking critical concepts to your everyday work, while the close adherence to PMBOK guidelines makes this book the perfect starting point for those considering certification to earn either PMP or CompTIA Project+ credentials. Project management is a top-five, in-demand skill in today’s workplace, and the demand has spread far beyond IT to encompass nearly every industry; any organization that produces goods or services, whether for profit or not, has a vested interest in ensuring that projects are completed on time, on budget, and to the satisfaction of the client—this is the heart of the project management function. Let Kim Heldman, bestselling author of PMP Study Guide and CompTIA Project+ Study Guide, walk you through the basic principles and practices to help you build a strong foundation for further training. Understand current project management methods and practices Explore project management from a practical perspective Delve into illustrative examples that clarify complex issues Test your understanding with challenging study questions Trillions of dollars are invested in various projects around the world each year, and companies have learned that investing in qualified project management professionals pays off in every aspect of the operation. If you’re considering a career in project management, Project Management JumpStart provides an excellent introduction to the field and clear direction for your next steps.
Prepare for a Project Management Career—Fast! Project Management JumpStart gives you the solid grounding you need to approach a career in project management with confidence. The basic skills of a successful project manager Creating project schedules and determining project budgets Winning the support of department managers Monitoring project progress, resources, and budgets Communication and negotiation skills Tips for motivating people who don't work for you Effective documentation skills for essential project management documents
From the author of the best-selling PMP®: Project Management Professional Study Guide comes this challenging collection of practice tests designed to help reinforce your understanding of key exam topics. The complex scenario-based questions will test your ability to synthesize the wide array of information covered within the six PMP performance domains. Use in conjunction with the Sybex Study Guide, or as a supplement to any PMP study program, and approach the exam with confidence. Covers all six performance domains: Project Initiation Project Planning Project Execution Project Control Project Closing Professional Responsibility (PMI, PMP and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)
Clear-Cut Ways to Manage Project Risk If you're a typical project manager, you're probably aware of the importance of risk management but may not have the time or expertise to develop a full-blown plan. This book is a quick and practical guide to applying the disciplines of proven risk management practices without the rigor of complex processes. Part of the Project Manager's Spotlight series from Harbor Light Press, this straightforward book offers solutions to real-life risk scenarios. Inside, best-selling author Kim Heldman highlights critical components of risk management and equips you with tools, techniques, checklists, and templates you can put to use immediately. By following a realistic case study from start to finish, you'll see how a project manager deals with each concept. Ultimately, this book will help you anticipate, prevent, and alleviate major project risks. Project Manager's Spotlight on Risk Management teaches you how to Look for and document risk Anticipate why projects fail Prevent scope and schedule risks Analyze and prioritize risks Develop, implement, and monitor risk response plans And much more!
Combine the power of Excel 2007, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, and sound project management tools to boost your skill set and maximize your productivity. You’ll walk through a project and learn how to use these powerful tools to schedule jobs, create budgets, manage processes, and share project information. Whether new to project management or a veteran, you’ll discover techniques, hints, and examples you can use immediately.
Provides focused, concise review of PMP updated 2015 Exam objectives and compliments the PMP Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, 8th Edition and the PMP Project Management Professional Exam Deluxe Study Guide, 2nd Edition. Includes interactive online learning environment and study tools with: + 2 practice tests + Over 175 electronic flashcards + Searchable key term glossary Interactive learning environment Take your exam prep to the next level with Sybex's superior interactive online study tools. To access our learning environment, simply visit http://sybextestbanks.wiley.com, type in your unique PIN, and instantly gain access to: Interactive test bank with 2 practice exams More than 175 Electronic Flashcards to reinforce learning and last-minute prep before the exam Comprehensive glossary in PDF format gives you instant access to the key terms so you are fully prepared Focused, expert review for the PMP updated 2015 exam PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide, 3rd Edition, delivers targeted review of key concepts for the PMP updated 2015 exam. Organized by objective to help you find what you need and skip what you know, this new third edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest changes to the exam. This invaluable study aid aligns with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 5th Edition (PMBOK® Guide), administered by the Project Management Institute, and works hand-in-hand with the Sybex PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, 8th Edition, and the PMP Project Management Professional Exam Deluxe Study Guide, 2nd Edition so you can be confident on exam day. Coverage of 100% of all exam objectives in this Study Guide means you'll be ready for Initiating the Project Planning the Project Executing the Project Monitoring and Controlling the Project Closing the Project
Prepare for CompTIA's newly updated Project+ certification exam CompTIA is offering the first major update to its Project+ certification in six years, and this in-depth study guide from project management industry experts Kim and William Heldman is the perfect preparation for the new exam. You'll find complete coverage of all exam objectives, including key topics such as project planning, execution, delivery, closure, and others. CompTIA's Project+ is the foundation-level professional exam in the complex world of project management; certified project managers often choose to go on and obtain their Project Management Professional (PMP®) certifications as well Provides complete coverage of all exam objectives for CompTIA's first update to the Project+ exam in six years Covers project planning, execution, delivery, change, control, communication, and closure Demonstrates and reinforces exam preparation with practical examples and real-word scenarios Includes a CD with Sybex test engine, practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a PDF of the book Approach the new Project+ exam with confidence with this in-depth study guide! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. (PMP and Project Management Professional are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.)
The much-anticipated new edition of the popular project management introductory book The role of the project manager continues to become more diverse and demanding, placing strong project management skills in high demand. This in-depth introductory guide offers aspiring project managers the essential fundamentals of project management. Fully revised since the previous version, this new edition includes updated project management methods and practices as well as new examples and study questions. Project management guru Kim Heldman presents you with a clear, concise, and enjoyable writing style so that you can approach project management from a practical?rather than theoretical?standpoint. Serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of project management Provides completely updated and revised material on project management methods and practices Features new examples and study questions Addresses how to create project schedules and budgets and define project goals Covers project management principles, Project Management Institute?s project management standards, and practical application of project management for the workplace Whether you're considering a career in project management or simply wish to expand your understanding of general project management principles, Project Management JumpStart, Third Edition is ideal reading.
The ultimate package for preparing you to take the PMP® exam Project management is one of the most desired skills in today's IT marketplace and the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam reflects your level of proficiency and preparedness as a project manager. This comprehensive study guide features the Sybex test engine with two practice PMP exams, electronic flashcards, two hours of audio review, as well as two bonus Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) exams. The book covers a wide-range of project management and exam topics, concepts, and key terms. Not only does this must-have resource reflect the very latest version of the exam, it is written by popular project management expert Kim Heldman, who is the author of the six previous editions of this top-selling book. Prepares you to take the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam as well as the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam, both offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Covers all exam topic areas plus a wide range of project management processes, concepts, and key terms Uses real-world scenarios and How This Applies to Your Current Project sidebars to fully illustrate concepts Readers get access to invaluable study tools with testing software, practice exams, electronic flashcards, and over two hours of audio review PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, Seventh Edition helps you prepare for the PMP exam and also serves as an essential resource for becoming a more astute project manager. (PMI, CAPM, PMP, and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)
The bestselling Project+ preparation guide, updated for the latest exam The CompTIA Project+ Study Guide, Second Edition is your comprehensive resource for taking Exam PK0-004. With 100% coverage of all exam objectives, bolstered by real-world scenarios and the Sybex interactive learning environment, this book gives you everything you need to approach the exam with confidence. Detailed explanations and superior study tools cover and reinforce setup, initiation, planning, execution, delivery, change, control, communication, and closure, and the author Kim Heldman's twenty-five years of project management experience provide deep insight into real-world applications. Study tools include access to two bonus practice exams, allowing you to focus on areas you need further review, and electronic flashcards provide last minute review on key concepts. The Project+ exam is a first step into the complex world of project management, and serves as a springboard to the Project Management Institute's (PMI) PMP certification. This study guide helps you build the knowledge you need to be confident on exam day. Review 100 percent of the Project+ exam objectives Understand the real-world applications of each concept Gain expert insight drawn from real-world experience Access online practice exams, electronic flashcards, and more Every industry needs people who know how to deliver successful project outcomes. The Project+ exam parallels the PMI's A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK© Guide), so this smart study guide gives you a solid foundation for additional project management training and certification. The CompTIA Project+ Study Guide, Second Edition combines industry-leading expertise with Sybex resources to help you successfully begin your project management journey.