Project Manager Street Smarts
A Real World Guide to PMP Skills
By Terri Wagner, Linda Kretz Zaval
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: September 2009
Pages: 408

Develop the skills you need in the real world

Hit the ground running with the street-smart training you'llfind in this practical guide to project management. Using a "yearin the life" approach, it gives you an inside look at the commonresponsibilities of project managers, with key informationorganized around the actual day-to-day tasks, scenarios, andchallenges you'll face in the field. This valuable training tool isloaded with hands-on, step-by-step exercises covering all phases ofproject management, including:

  • Initiating and planning the project
  • Executing the project

  • Monitoring and controlling the project

  • Closing the project

An invaluable study tool

This no-nonsense book puts into practice all of the conceptsfound in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOKGuide), Fourth Edition. Whether you are a Project ManagementProfessional (PMP) seeking to update your skills, or are a noviceproject management practitioner, this book walks you through everystep of managing a project, including:

  • Defining and stating the scope
  • Developing a project charter

  • Building a master project management plan

  • Creating and managing the work breakdown structure

  • Obtaining approval and resources

  • Measuring personnel and project performance

  • Closing out contracts as well as the project

The Street Smarts series is designed to help current oraspiring IT professionals put their certification to work for them.Full of practical, real world scenarios, each book features actualtasks from the field and then offers step-by-step exercises thatteach the skills necessary to complete those tasks. And because theexercises are based upon exam objectives from leading technologycertifications, each Street Smarts book can be used as a lab manualfor certification prep.

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