Project Manager Street Smarts, 2nd Edition
A Real World Guide to PMP Skills
By Linda Kretz Zaval, Terri Wagner
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: August 2011
Pages: 432

Develop the skills you need in the real world

Hit the ground running with the street-smart training you'll find in this practical guide to project management. Using a "year in the life" approach, this book gives you an inside look at the common responsibilities of a project manager, with key information organized around the actual day-to-day tasks, scenarios, and challenges you'll face in the field. This valuable training tool is loaded with hands-on, step-by-step exercises covering all phases of project management, including:

  • Initiating the project

  • 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 concepts found in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fourth Edition. Whether you're pursuing PMP® certification, seeking to update your skills, or are a novice project manager, this book will walk you through and explain every step of managing a project, including:

  • Defining and stating the scope

  • Developing a project charter and obtaining approval

  • Building a master project plan and getting resources

  • Creating and managing the work breakdown structure

  • Controlling, monitoring, and measuring project performance

  • Closing out projects and releasing resources

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

  • Step-by-step exercises teach you hands-on skills

  • Real world scenarios put those skills in perspective

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