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
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.
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.
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.)
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 ultimate PMP® exam prep guide, updated for the 2015 exam PMP® Study Guide, 8th Edition is a complete resource for PMP® exam preparation, featuring full coverage of all exam objectives, hands-on practice, and plenty of interactive tools. Fully updated to reflect the Project Management Institute's latest changes to the exam, this new edition includes the revised best practices in alignment with PMBOK® 5th edition. You'll find detailed discussion on a wide range of project management topics, concepts, and key terms, alongside frequent opportunities to gain hands-on practice using these skills in typical workplace scenarios. Each chapter includes comprehensive review questions to help you gauge your understanding, and you also gain access to the Sybex interactive online learning environment that features electronic flash cards, chapter tests, practice exams, and more. The IT marketplace demands certified project management professionals, and the PMP® certification was created specifically to address that demand. Now considered the premier project management credential, the PMP requires candidates to undergo a grueling four-hour exam. This book gives you everything you need to improve your skills and take the exam with confidence. Get hands-on practice in real-world scenarios Relate each objective to your current project Test your understanding with practice tests and more The PMP® Study Guide is your ultimate preparation resource for passing the PMP®. (PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PMP, and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)
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.)
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
Launch your career in construction management with this one-of-a-kind book The construction management industry is expected to increase employment by 16 percent over the next decade. This second edition of a bestselling introduction to construction management walks you through each stage of the construction management process. Written from the constructor's perspective, this book will familiarize you with all the construction management fundamentals and how Building Information Modeling (BIM) is impacting the construction management profession. Covers interoperability of technology advances in the construction industry Explains how BIM is challenging the traditional approach to project delivery and how this affects the constructor's role Elaborates each stage of the design and construction process and the tasks associated with each of them Shows step-by-step how to estimate project costs, administer contracts, manage job site and construction operations, plan and schedule a project, monitor project performance, manage project quality and safety, and assess project risks Provides review questions at the end of each chapter to help enforce understanding The tried-and-true project management principles presented in this book will help ensure you a successful start to your career.