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PMP in Depth: Project Management Professional Study Guide for the PMP and CAPM Exams, 3rd Edition

  • Paul Sanghera, Ph.D.
  • Steve Caseley
  • ISBN-10: 1305504658
  • ISBN-13: 9781305504653
  • 656 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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About the Product

In the project management industry, the PMP (Project Management Professional) certification is the most popular professional certification available. PMP IN DEPTH, THIRD EDITION: PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL STUDY GUIDE FOR THE PMP AND CAPM EXAMS provides concise yet comprehensive coverage of the topics included in the PMP and CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) exams. It features a sharp focus on exam objectives and goes well beyond just being an exam cram. The material is presented in a logical learning sequence, with each section building on previous sections and each chapter building on previous chapters, so it can be used by beginners and experienced project managers alike. No prior knowledge of project management is assumed. This thorough test-prep guide will also serve as a valuable reference volume after you've completed your certification. PMP IN DEPTH, THIRD EDITION will give you the confidence you need on exam day.


  • Exam's Eye View sections at the end of each chapter emphasize important points from the exam's perspective.

  • Review Questions at the end of each chapter feature questions modeled after the real exam and based on the material covered in the chapter (answers are presented with explanations in an appendix).

  • Includes a full practice exam modeled after the real exam.

About the Author

Paul Sanghera, Ph.D.

Dr. Paul Sanghera is an educator, technologist, and an entrepreneur living in Silicon Valley, California. With a master's degree in computer science from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in physics from Carleton University, he has authored and co-authored more than 100 technical papers published in well-reputed European and American research journals. He has more than 10 years of project management experience in the computer industry and at research labs at CERN and Cornell. Having worked in various roles including director of project management at companies such as and Dream Logic, director of software development, and software developer, he has a broader view of project management. He has earned several industry certifications including CompTIA Project+, Project Management Professional, Network+, Linux+, Sun Certified Java Programmer, and Sun Certified Business Component Developer. Dr. Sanghera has contributed to building the world class technologies such as Netscape Communicator, and Novell's NDS. He has taught technology courses at various institutes including San Jose Sate University and Brooks College. As an engineering manager, he has been at the ground floor of several startups.

Steve Caseley

Steve Caseley has worked in the project management field for 30 years and has a wealth of practical experience in successful project delivery. He has more than 10 years of experience developing online CBT training modules for PM and IT management, including Microsoft Project and PMI PMP certification preparation series. He has also delivered IT and project management courses for a number of universities with classes delivered in the adult continuing education, bachelor’s, and master’s programs at these universities. Over the years, Steve has helped a wide range of companies implement PPM systems and best practices and has practical, hands-on PM experience in a wide range of industries, project types, and sizes. Steve’s passion is working with organizations to improve overall project delivery efficiency through the implementation and adoption of industry best practices in project and portfolio management and implementation of effective PPM tools supporting these best practices.

Table of Contents

1. Project Management Framework.
2. Initiating the Project.
3. Planning the Project Scope.
4. Planning for Project Schedule and Communication.
5. Planning for Project Resources.
6. Planning Quality and Risk Management.
7. Managing Project Work.
8. Developing and Managing the Project Team.
9. Managing the Stakes.
10. Monitoring and Controlling the Project Work.
11. Monitoring and Controlling Quality and Risk.
12. Monitoring and Controlling the Golden Triangle.
13. Closing the Project.
14. Performing Professional Responsibility.
Appendix A Answers and Solutions to Study Checkpoint Exercises.
Appendix B Answers and Explanations for Chapter Review Questions.
Appendix C Final Exam.
Appendix D Glossary.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
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