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  • 1. How to go to your page In this eBook, each chapter has its own page numbering scheme, consisting of a chapter number and a page number, separated by a hyphen. For example, to go to page 5 of Chapter 1, type 1-5 in the "page #" box at the top of the screen and click "Go." To go to page 5 of Chapter 2, type 2-5 and so forth.

2. PMP Margaret Chu, PMP Diane Altwies, PMP Edward Walker, PMP exam success achieve PMBOK Guide 3rd Edition A Concise Study Guide for the Busy Project Manager J. Ross Publishing; All Rights Reserved 3. Achieve PMP Exam Success: A concise study guide for the busy project manager BY Margaret Chu, PMP Diane Altwies, MBA, PMP Edward Walker, PMP J. Ross Publishing; All Rights Reserved 4. Copyright 2005 by OuterCore Professional Development. ISBN 1-932159-37-1 Printed and bound in the United States. Printed on acid-free paper. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Chu, Margaret Y. Achieve PMP exam success: a concise study guide for the busy project manager / by Margaret Chu, Diane Altwies and Edward Walker. p. cm. Includes index. ISBN 1-932159-37-1 (pbk.: alk. paper) 1. Project management--Examinations, questions, etc. I. Altwies, Diane, 1962- II. Walker, Edward, 1945- III. Title. HD69.P75C476 2004 658.4'04'076--dc22 2004018820 This publication contains information obtained from authentic and highly regarded sources. Reprinted material is used with permission, and sources are indicated. Reasonable effort has been made to publish reliable data and information, but the authors and the publisher can- not assume responsibility for the validity of all materials or for the con- sequences of their use. All rights reserved. Neither this publication nor any part thereof may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recordings or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher. The copyright owner's consent does not extend to copying for general distribution for promotion, for creating new works or for resale. Specific permission must be obtained from J. Ross Publishing for such purposes. Direct all inquiries to J. Ross Publishing, Inc., 6501 Park of Commerce Blvd., Suite 200, Boca Raton, Florida 33487. Phone (561) 869-3900; Fax (561) 892-0700; Web www.jrosspub.com. OuterCore Professional Development, LLC, is a Registered Education Provider of PMI. PMI, PMP and PMBOK are registered certification marks of Project Management Institute, Inc. PMI does not endorse or otherwise sponsor this publication. ii J. Ross Publishing; All Rights Reserved 5. FOREWORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii PREFACE TO THE 2ND EDITION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiv ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvi INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvii AUTHORS INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xx CHAPTER 1 EXAM OVERVIEW & ASSESSMENT EXAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 What is a Project Management Professional (PMP)? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 PMP Exam Specifics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Study Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Exam Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Time Management During the Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 FAQs About the Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 Reading the Results Printout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 Memorization Tips for Performance Domains, Process Groups, Knowledge Areas and Processes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 Formulas, Equations and Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8 Sample Study Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 Project Management Professional Exam Sample Assessment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17 CHAPTER 2 FRAMEWORK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Project Management Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Things to Know Key Definitions The Triple Constraint. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Project Life Cycles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 Relationship of Project Life Cycles to Product Life Cycles The Influence Curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7 Forms of Organizational Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8 Functional Organization Matrix Organization Projectized Organization Project Management Office Management by Objective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10 Sample PMP Exam Questions on Management Framework . . . . . . . . 2-11 Answers and References for Sample PMP Exam Questions on Management Framework. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15 TABLEOFCONTENTS iii J. Ross Publishing; All Rights Reserved 6. CHAPTER 3 PROCESSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 Project Management Processes, Process Groups and the Interaction of Processes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 Things to Know Key Definitions Project Management Processes and Process Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Initiating Process Group Planning Process Group Executing Process Group Monitoring and Controlling Process Group Closing Process Group Project Management Processes Interactions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 Exercise 3-1 Sample PMP Exam Questions on Management Processes. . . . . . . . . . . 3-8 Answers and References for Sample PMP Exam Questions on Processes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11 CHAPTER 4 INTEGRATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 Integration Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 Things to Know Key Definitions Develop Project Charter Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4 Project Selection Methods Expert Judgement The Project Charter Case Study: The Lawrence RV Garage Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 Case Study Overview Case Study Exercise 4-1 Develop Preliminary Project Scope Statement Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8 Develop Project Management Plan Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8 The Project Management Plan Direct and Manage Project Execution Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11 Work Performance Information Monitor and Control Project Work Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12 Earned Value Technique Integrated Change Control Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14 Configuration Management Close Project Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15 Sample PMP Exam Questions on Integration Management . . . . . . . . 4-16 Answers and References for Sample PMP Exam Questions on Integration Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-22 Case Study Suggested Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-24 iv TABLE OF CONTENTS J. 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CHAPTER 5 SCOPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1 Scope Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1 Things to Know Key Definitions Scope Planning Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3 The Scope Management Plan Scope Definition Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4 The Scope Statement Case Study Exercise 5-1 Create WBS Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 The Work Breakdown Structure Case Study Exercise 5-2 Scope Verification Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9 Scope Control Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9 The Influence Curve Sample PMP Exam Questions on Scope Management . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11 Answers and References for Sample PMP Exam Questions on Scope Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-15 Case Study Suggested Solutions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17 CHAPTER 6 TIME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1 Time Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1 Things to Know Key Definitions Activity Definition Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 Activity Sequencing Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Diagramming Methods Activity Resource Estimating Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8 Activity Duration Estimating Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9 Estimating Tools and Techniques Weighted-Average vs. CPM Estimating Schedule Development Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12 Critical Path Met