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'llfind in this practical guide to project management. Using a "yearin the life" approach, this book gives you an inside look at thecommon responsibilities of a project manager, 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 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 conceptsfound in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge(PMBOK® Guide), Fourth Edition. Whether you're pursuingPMP® certification, seeking to update your skills, or are anovice project manager, this book will walk you through and explainevery 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 aspiringIT professionals put their certification to work for them. Full ofpractical, real world scenarios, each book features actual tasksfrom the field and then offers step-by-step exercises that teachthe 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.

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

  • Real world scenarios put those skills in perspective

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