Becoming a PMP® Certified Professional

By J. Ashley Hunt
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    Chapter 1: Introduction to the PMP® Exam
About this book

One of the five most prestigious certifications in the world, the PMP® exam is said to be the most difficult non-technical certification exam. With this exam guide, you'll be able to address the challenges in learning advanced project management concepts.

This PMP study guide covers all of the 10 project management knowledge areas, 5 process groups, 49 processes, and aspects of the Agile Practice Guide that you need to tailor your projects. With this book, you will understand the best practices found in the sixth edition of the PMBOK® Guide and the newly updated exam content outline. Throughout the book, you'll learn exam objectives in the form of a project for better understanding and effective implementation of real-world project management tasks, helping you to not only prepare for the exam but also implement project management best practices. Finally, you'll get to grips with the entire application and testing processes in PMP® and discover numerous tips and techniques for passing the exam on your first attempt.

By the end of this PMP® exam prep book, you'll have a solid understanding of everything you need to pass the PMP® certification exam, and be able to use this handy, on-the-job desktop reference guide to overcome challenges in project management.

Publication date:
February 2021


Section 1: Introduction to Project Management and People

In this part, we will take a deep dive into the exam experience and provide an overview of project management best practices. Then, we will begin to suss out project selection methods and what happens prior to a project kicking off. Once that has been done, a project charter can be created and we can begin to identify who the stakeholders are for the project we have been assigned to. Since the new exam is 50% Agile best practices, understanding Agile life cycles and team roles is an integral section for review. The last chapter in this section focuses on people and how a project manager can create and lead a team successfully.

This section comprises the following chapters:

About the Author
  • J. Ashley Hunt

    J. Ashley Hunt is currently the senior project management instructor at StormWind Studios for Waterfall and Agile project management. A nationally and internationally renowned subject-matter expert in the areas of project management and professional development, she has created training offerings for, and delivered project management training to, more than 10,000 people working for enterprise clientele around the world. Ashley has developed an admirable reputation as a consultative trainer and engaging speaker in several disciplines, consistently receiving exemplary evaluations from her students and clientele. This is her second published study guide. Her relevant technical experience includes PMP®, Project+, PMI-ACP®, CSM, MCAS, and LSSGBC certified.

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