Interpersonal Skills for Portfolio Program and Project Managers

Author: Ginger Levin

Publisher: Do Sustainability

ISBN: 1567263151

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 692

Interpersonal skills and awareness are key to building productive relationships with colleagues, associates and clients; to working collaboratively, solving problems and making informed decisions. With the growing complexity of portfolios, programs and projects, and the increasing geographic dispersion of stakeholders, the skills needed to communicate and understand others effectively have never been a more essential part of the blueprint for management success. "Interpersonal Skills for Portfolio, Program and Project Managers" brings into sharp focus the importance of these people skills or 'soft' skills to achieving results and ensuring customer satisfaction. With an emphasis on how approach and technique can be adapted to get the best out of the different situations and types of interaction that occur day-to-day in the business environment, this accessible resource includes: strategies for building effective, high-performing teams; guidelines for efficient teamwork in a virtual context; systems for handling stress and dealing with crises; and, methods for motivating and leading your team to success. With this wealth of practical advice to draw on and proven tools to put into practice, productive, rewarding interpersonal interaction will soon become second nature.
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Interpersonal Skills for Portfolio, Program, and Project Managers

Author: Ginger Levin DPA, PMP, PgMP

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1567263151

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

View: 2978

Improve Your Interpersonal Skills to Achieve Greater Management Success! Any formula for management success must include a high level of interpersonal skills. The growing complexity of organizational portfolios, programs, and projects, as well as the increasing number and geographic dispersion of stakeholders and employees, makes a manager's interpersonal skills critical. The frequency and variety of interpersonal interactions and the pressure to perform multiple leadership roles successfully while ensuring customer satisfaction have never been greater.Interpersonal Skills for Portfolio, Program, and Project Managers offers practical and proven tools and methods you can use to develop your interpersonal skills and meet the challenges of today's competitive professional environment. Develop the interpersonal skills you need to: • Build effective, high-performing teams • Work efficiently with virtual teams • Develop approaches to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders at all levels • Handle stress and deal with unexpected critical incidents • Motivate your team Whatever your level of experience, you will find these practical and proven methods to be the best formula for improving your interpersonal skills-and enhancing your management success. The chapters include discussion questions, making this a perfect text for use in academic or workshop settings.
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PfMP® Exam Practice Tests and Study Guide

Author: Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482251019

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 2979

Recognizing the importance of portfolio management, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) has launched a new certification entitled the Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP®). PfMP® Exam Practice Tests and Study Guide is the most comprehensive resource available to help you prepare for and pass the PfMP® certification exam. It provides coverage that is current with The Standard for Portfolio Management, Third Edition and the PfMP® Examination Content Outline (ECO), 2013. The book consists of five sections, each of which corresponds to one of the five domains described in the ECO. Each section includes study hints, a list of major topics that may be encountered on the exam, and 20 multiple-choice practice questions that illustrate the applicable task from the ECO. Each section also includes an answer sheet and answer key with the rationale for each correct answer and references to the Standard. Supporting references are also listed at the end of the book for each of the domains covered on the exam. Written by Dr. Ginger Levin, co-author of best-selling PMP® and PgMP® study guides, the book includes two complete practice tests, each consisting of 170 questions that follow the blueprint of the actual PfMP® exam as described in the ECO. For example— 25 percent of the questions relate to Strategic Alignment 20 percent relate to Governance 25 percent relate to Portfolio Performance 15 percent relate to Portfolio Risk Management 15 percent relate to Communications Management The two accompanying online tests feature a proprietary scoring algorithm to help you determine if you are Proficient, Moderately Proficient, or Below Proficient in each domain. Earning the PfMP® certification is a prestigious accomplishment. By studying this book and using the practice exams provided, you will significantly improve your chances of passing the exam, the first time around.
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PgMP® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Fourth Edition

Author: Ginger Levin,J. LeRoy Ward

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482201364

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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PgMP® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Fourth Edition is the book you need to pass the Program Management Professional (PgMP®) exam the first time around. It reflects recent revisions based on PMI®'s Standard for Program Management - Third Edition (2013). Based on best practices that complement PMI®’s standards, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource available to help you prepare for the exam with new and changed terminology. It includes a list of the major topics covered on the exam organized by the five performance domains—strategic program management, program life cycle, benefits management, stakeholder management, and governance—as presented in the Program Management Professional Examination Content Outline. It also includes helpful tips on how to make the most of the time you have available to prepare for the exam. Just like its bestselling predecessors, this indispensable study guide includes 20 multiple-choice practice questions for each domain along with a comprehensive answer key. The program life cycle domain includes 20 questions for each of the five phases. Each question also has a plainly written rationale for each correct answer with bibliographic references for further study. Two challenging, 170-question practice tests that simulate the actual exam are included in the book and online, so you can retake them as many times as necessary. They also include a rationale and reference. Scores for the online tests are presented as if each question is rated similarly, but this edition also includes a new component: the authors’ own weighting system for the level of difficulty for each question. This system will show you what they feel meets the exam’s criteria for Proficient, Moderately Proficient, and below Proficient. You then will see your scores by domain in both approaches. Supplying an insider's look at the questions, terminology, and sentence construction you will encounter on the day of the exam, this indispensable study tool is designed to help you pass the exam and achieve the highly sought after PgMP® certification.
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Program Management

A Life Cycle Approach

Author: Ginger Levin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466516879

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 584

View: 5012

Program management is a rapidly emerging offshoot of project management. So much so that AT&T, IBM, and other organizations, both large and small in all sectors, have initiated a push to certify program managers. And, although universities offer courses in program management, there are few books available to guide program managers through this field that requires a broad level of knowledge and experience. The definitive reference on program management, Program Management: A Life Cycle Approach provides this much needed guidance. Edited by Dr. Ginger Levin, the second person to become a PMI® certified program manager (PgMP®), this handbook presents a cohesive compilation of program management knowledge from more than 20 certified PgMPs. It considers the entire program life cycle and its phases—from initiation to sustainability. Each chapter is written by an experienced PgMP from a wide range of industries and countries. Combining the rigor of an academic reference with easy-to-read language, the book covers the themes in the PMI Standard for Program Management and ties them to program managers' work. The chapters reference PMI’s standards, complement the concepts in the standards, and expand on the concepts and issues that the standard mentions in passing. The book also addresses a few issues that the standard does not touch on at all. The book can be read in its entirety, or specific chapters of interest can be read separately. Overall, the book provides practitioners with a reliable source of information on the key themes and issues in program management. It is useful for individuals desiring to attain the PgMP credential and suitable for colleges and universities offering courses in program management.
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Implementing Program Management

Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management, Third Edition (2013) and Other Best Practices

Author: Ginger Levin,Allen R. Green

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466597747

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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Success in program management requires discipline, complete plans, well-run meetings, accurate record keeping, and adherence to global best practices. Implementing Program Management: Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management, Third Edition (2013) and Other Best Practices provides the templates and guidelines for the plans, forms, agendas, registers, and procedures you will need. Ginger Levin and Allen Green wrote Implementing Program Management Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management – Second Edition (2008) in 2010. Since then it has become the go-to reference for program practitioners, colleges, universities, and those studying for the Program Management Professional (PgMP®) credential from the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Based on PMI’s Standard for Program Management—Third Edition (2013) and other best practices, the updated edition of this bestselling reference provides a program management methodology consisting of reports, forms, templates, and documents. It includes identifiable documents referenced in the latest Standard for Program Management as well as other helpful ones omitted from prior editions. The book deals with the full program management life cycle—program definition, program benefits delivery, and program closure—to support the documentation requirements for your programs. The authors have updated the templates and forms in this book to complement what is included in the Third Edition and to include what they feel are best practices for managing programs. All the templates included in the book can be accessed online and can be easily customized to meet the unique requirements of your organization.
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Portfolio Management

A Strategic Approach

Author: PMP, PgMP, Ginger Levin,PfMP, John Wyzalek

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482251051

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

View: 4144

Recognizing the importance of selecting and pursuing programs, projects, and operational work that add sustainable business value that benefits end users, the Project Management Institute (PMI) issued its first Standard on Portfolio Management in 2006. In 2014, it launched the Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) credential-which several of the
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The Complete Project Manager

Integrating People, Organizational, and Technical Skills

Author: Randall Englund MBA, BSEE, NPDP, CBM,Alfonso Bucero CSE, MSc, PMP

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1567263836

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

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The Complete Project Manager: Integrating People, Organizational, and Technical Skills is the practical guide that addresses the “soft” project management skills that are so essential to successful project, program, and portfolio management. Through a storytelling approach, the authors explain the necessary skills—and how to use them—to create an environment that supports project success. They demonstrate both the “why” and the “how” of creatively applying soft project management skills in the areas of leadership, conflict resolution, negotiations, change management, and more. This guide has an accompanying workbook, The Complete Project Manager's Toolkit , sold separately.
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Construction Project Scheduling and Control

Author: Saleh A. Mubarak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111884579X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

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Bad scheduling can doom a construction project from thestart Construction Project Scheduling and Control provides acomprehensive examination of the analytical methods used to devisea reasonable, efficient, and successful schedule for constructionprojects of all sizes. This updated third edition contains newinformation on building image modeling (BIM) and its relationshipto project scheduling and control, as well as thorough coverage ofthe latest developments in the field. Written by a careerconstruction professional, this informative text introducesstudents to new concepts in CPM scheduling, including the author'sown Dynamic Minimum Lag technique. The expanded glossary andacronym list facilitate complete understanding, and the numeroussolved and unsolved problems help students test their knowledge andapply critical thinking to issues in construction scheduling. Acomplete instructor's manual provides solutions to all problems inthe book, test questions for each chapter, and additional examquestions for more comprehensive testing. The entire success of a construction process hinges on anefficient, well-thought out schedule, which is strictly definedwhile allowing for inevitable delays and changes. This book helpsstudents learn the processes, tools, and techniques used to makeprojects run smoothly, with expert guidance toward the realities ofthis complex function. Discover realistic scheduling solutions and cutting edgemethods Learn the duties, responsibilities, and techniques of projectcontrol Get up to date on the latest in sustainability, BIM, and leanconstruction Explore the software tools that help coordinate scheduling Scheduling encompasses everything from staff requirements andequipment needs to materials delivery and inspections, requiring adeep understanding of the process. For the student interested inconstruction management, Construction Project Scheduling andControl is an informative text on the field's current bestpractices.
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Program Management Complexity

A Competency Model

Author: Ginger Levin,J. LeRoy Ward

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439851128

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

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Although complexity is a phenomenon that confounds and challenges program managers across industry sectors, there is little information available that identifies the set of competencies managers need to complete their program successfully and deliver the benefits desired by stakeholders. Program Management Complexity: A Competency Model fills this void. Written by two of the first professionals to obtain the Program Management Professional (PgMP®) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI), this book begins with a literature review of program and project management complexity. Next, it presents a competency model, based on the authors’ seven decades of collective experience in the field, which follows the framework of PMI's model for project managers. Useful for corporate and government organizations, universities, executives, PMO directors and human resources professionals who need to determine program management training needs, this unique model is divided into performance competencies and personal competencies. The performance competencies are organized according to the six domains of program management, while the eight personal competencies are based on research plus a survey of PgMPs® worldwide. After presenting the model, along with detailed plans and guidelines for its implementation in a real-world setting, the book presents three questionnaires designed to help organizations, existing program managers, and aspiring program managers assess their own development plans. Supplying you with the insight to recognize the elements of complexity during the defining and initiating stages, this book includes detailed guidelines to help you recruit, train, and develop program managers capable of delivering stated program benefits, services, and results. Check out a video of Ginger Levin discussing her book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6YPwEhYDlc
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PgMP® Practice Test Questions

1000+ Practice Exam Questions for the PgMP® Examination

Author: Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429794444

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 100

View: 5898

Up to date with the fourth edition of PMI’s Program Management Standard, PgMP® Practice Test Questions: 1000+ Practice Exam Questions for the PgMP® Examination contains more than 1,000 practice questions to help readers hone their knowledge and test their skills. It covers all five of the program management domains: Strategic Program Management, Program Management Life Cycle, Benefits Management, Stakeholder Management, and Governance. It also examines all of the sub domains of the lifecycle domain. With an easy-to-use format, this is an ideal resource for those preparing to take the PgMP® exam.
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PgMP® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Third Edition

Author: Ginger Levin,J. LeRoy Ward

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466513624

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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Are you prepared to pass the Program Management Professional (PgMP®) exam the first time around? With the help of the PgMP® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Third Edition, you can be! Based on recent revisions to PMI®'s examination content outline, which serves as the basis for the exam along with PMI®’s Standard for Program Management (2008), this book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource available to help you prepare for the exam. Updated with new and changed terminology, this edition incorporates the concepts from the five performance domains. It has also refashioned the questions from some being definition-based to all being scenario-based. The book features practical study hints, a list of major topics covered on the exam, and a bibliographic reference for further study. The two challenging, 170-question practice tests included in the book and on the book’s Web site simulate the PMI® exam and will allow you to retake the practice tests as many times as you would like. Supplying an insider's look at the questions, phrases, terminology, and sentence construction you will encounter on the actual exam, this indispensable study tool was created to help you pass the exam and become PgMP® certified. Watch co-author Ginger Levin discuss how the PgMP® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Third Edition can help you pass the PgMP® exam, the first time around. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONJCKM1hKAg&feature=youtu.be
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PgMP® Exam Challenge!

Author: Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP,J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482202093

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 9598

Up to date with the third edition of PMI’s Program Management Standard, The PgMP® Exam Challenge! contains more than 300 practice questions to help readers hone their knowledge and test their skills. It covers all five of the program management domains: Strategic Program Management, Program Management Life Cycle, Benefits Management, Stakeholder Management, and Governance. It also examines all of the sub domains of the lifecycle domain. With an easy-to-use format, this is an ideal resource for those preparing to take the PgMP exam.
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Mastering Project, Program, and Portfolio Management

Models for Structuring and Executing the Project Hierarchy

Author: Gary Lister

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133840166

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Learn powerful techniques for successfully managing modern projects, programs, and portfolios in any environment, no matter how complex. Mastering Project, Program, and Portfolio Management addresses several make-or-break issues associated with successful project management: organizational structure, linkages between project management and operations, and definitions and interrelationships amongst projects, programs and portfolios. Unlike other books, which address these issues only in passing, this book drills down to offer practical, real-world concepts, in-the-trenches insights, and proven applications. You'll learn how to: Plan projects and strategies to reflect your organization's needs and structures Develop and implement a successful Project Management Office (PMO) Organize projects, programs, and portfolios Systematically maximize the business value of project management This book is part of a new series of six cutting-edge project management guides for both working practitioners and students. Like all books in this series, it offers deep practical insight into the successful design, management, and control of complex modern projects. Using real case studies and proven applications, expert authors show how multiple functions and disciplines can and must be integrated to achieve a successful outcome. Individually, these books focus on realistic, actionable solutions, not theory. Together, they provide comprehensive guidance for working project managers at all levels, as well as indispensable knowledge for anyone pursuing PMI/PMBOK certification or other accreditation in the field.
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Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards

A Guide to Measuring and Monitoring Project Performance

Author: Harold Kerzner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118026527

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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Essential strategies from Harold Kerzner on measuring project management performance The maze-like path of today's projects reflects a business environment that's growing in complexity. Factors influencing projects, such as new advancements in computer technology, an unpredictable economy, and the increase in stakeholder involvement make metrics and key performance indicators (KPI) for project management an important focus. Such measures are commonly used to help an organization define and evaluate how successful it is, typically, in terms of making progress towards its long-term organizational goals. Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards helps functional managers gain a thorough understanding of what metrics are and how they can be best implemented to gain traction in a fast-paced and diverse working atmosphere. With content aligned with PMI's PMBOK® Guide, this book offers extensive coverage on KPIs and how they may be monitored, using techniques such as business dashboards to assist in prescribing meaningful business strategies. After reading this book, functional managers will bolster their awareness of what good metrics management really entails—and be armed with the knowledge to measure performance more effectively. This book begins with basic KPI principles, helping functional managers deal with such key issues as: Successfully integrating KPIs and metrics into managing a project within a business strategy Important business dashboard techniques used in monitoring performance What is really important to different stakeholders in a project Managing resistance to change Next the book explores the key questions to ask before implementing a dashboard or reporting system. Some of these questions include: What are your needs? What is involved in integration? What's involved in operations and maintenance? What does the system cost? How long will the system last? Throughout the book, helpful illustrations clarify complex concepts and processes. These illustrations are also available as PowerPoint slides for course and seminar presentations.
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Managing Complex Projects

Author: International Institute for Learning,Harold Kerzner,Carl Belack

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470927984

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 7265

The application of project management techniques is considered standard practice in today's business environment. What is not widely known is that the learning gap separating good project management from exceptional project management is not as great as one might think—yet, the difference in the return on value can be quite significant. Many factors determine how projects are approached, such as rapid shifts in technology, a fluctuating market, changes in a business's organizational structure, and politics. As these forces add to a project's complexity and duration, project managers must develop strategies that allow them to think outside the box and create new on-the-go methodologies. Managing Complex Projects delivers the tools necessary to take on an unpredictable economy with an adaptable battle plan proven to meet the differing needs of an ever-expanding set of partners and stakeholders involved in a project. This book shows how to solve some of the issues facing today's project manager, including: Dealing with multiple virtual teams located around the world Working with partners and stakeholders that may have limited project management tools and experience Adjusting to long-term projects in which the stakeholders may change Managing projects where stated goals and objectives differ among stakeholders This book shows how companies such as IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Siemens are exploring new avenues to aid them in taking on complex projects by combining "hard" skills, such as risk management and scheduling, with "soft" skills that focus on interpersonal communication. Managing Complex Projects serves as a lifesaver for time-crunched project managers looking for new ways to maximize their efforts.
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Project Management

Strategic Design and Implementation

Author: David Cleland,Lewis Ireland

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071777083

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 523

View: 6800

Today's Most Effective Guide for Applying Project Management to Implement Organizational Strategies -- Now Updated and Expanded! Project Management: Strategic Design and Implementation delivers complete guidance on applying the theory, processes, practices, and techniques of project management to support strategic planning. Written by two world-renowned project management leaders, this new edition presents the latest methods for using flexible teams to implement organizational strategies -- especially changes to products, services, and processes. Designed for use in both large and small organizations, this updated classic ranges from the project management process...to project planning, monitoring, evaluation, and control...to continuous improvement through projects. This resource offers new material on project portfolio management, earned value, project management maturity, nontraditional teams, project partnering, project management outsourcing, and much more. The Fifth edition of Project Management: Strategic Design and Implementation features: Detailed coverage of all advances in project management theory and practice Helpful sections added to each chapter, including chapter summary, additional sources of information, discussion questions, project management principles, case study, assignment, and checklist Updated examples and exercises on key project management topics A larger format with sidebars to highlight major issues This new material: chapters on "The Evolution of Project Management" and "Successful Project Teams" Inside this Updated PM Classic: Introduction to Project Management * The Strategic Context of Projects * Organizational Design for Project Management * Project Operations * Interpersonal Dynamics in the Management of Projects * The Cultural Elements * New Uses of Teams
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CAPM/PMP Project Management Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition

Author: Joseph Phillips

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071633006

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 612

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There are close to 290,000 PMPs worldwide and PMI membership increased more than 10 percent from 2007 to 2008 PMI's CAPM and PMP certifications are not specific to any industry; all areas of business are adapting the certification as a guide to more profitable projects: manufacturing, business-to-business, government, and service industries
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CAPM/PMP Project Management All-in-One Exam Guide

Author: Joseph Phillips

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071510271

Category: Computers

Page: 478

View: 8981

All-in-One is All You Need Get complete coverage of all the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam topics from this comprehensive volume. Covering the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), CAPM/PMP Project Management Certification All-in-One Exam Guide features learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, expert exam tips, practice questions, and in-depth explanations. Detailed and authoritative, this book serves as both a complete certification study guide and an essential on-the-job reference. Get full details on all exam topics including how to: Implement Project Integration Management Plan and control project scope Define, sequence, and manage project activities Estimate and administer the project budget Perform quality control Acquire and manage the project team Communicate project performance with stakeholders Monitor and control project risks Plan for procurement Adhere to the PMP code of professional conduct The CD-ROM features Two full practice exams Video training Complete electronic book
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