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Author: Jennifer Greene
ISBN: 8184048009
Language: English
Pages: 504 pages
Publisher: Shroff Publishers & Distributors Pvt Ltd (October 4, 2008)
Rating: 4.9
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You’ll find a full-length sample exam included inside the book. More than just proof of passing a test, a PMP certification means that you have the knowledge to solve most common project problems

Jennifer Greene has spent more than 15 years building software for . 1. Read Head First PMP first. Let me say that Head First is an outstanding book, some mistakes but if you know the concepts you can work through them.

Jennifer Greene has spent more than 15 years building software for different kinds of companies. She's built software test teams and helped companies diagnose and deal with habitual process problems so that they could build better software. It gives a good aerial view of what Project management is and it’s an easy read. However, IT IS IN NO WAY sufficient to use as your only study material. If you have time yo study both Rita's book and Head First I HIGHLY recommend studying both!

Printed in the United States of America. It is the very best basic education and training book that I have read that presents the processes for managing a project, which makes it a great resource for a basic project management class for beginners as well as a tool for practitioners who want to pass the PMP exam.

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Jennifer Greene, Andrew Stellman. What will you learn from this book? Head First PMP teaches you the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK (R) Guide in a unique and inspiring way. By putting PMP concepts into context, you'll be able to understand, remember, and apply them-not just on the exam, but on the job. No wonder so many people have used Head First PMP as their sole source for passing the PMP exam.

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Head First PMP puts project management principles into context to help you understand, remember, and apply them-not just on the exam, but also on the jo. Jennifer founded Stellman & Greene Consulting with Andrew Stellman in 2003, initially to serve the scientific and academic community.

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Comments (7)
If you are not the wire rimmed glasses pocket protector type who gets a thrill from reading manuals on a Friday night, you might like this book. It takes the boring concepts from the PMBOK and turns them into something interesting and easy to understand.

The fonts are all over the place. The photos are totally cheesy. And the crossword puzzles are a bit much.

But I get excited when I read the material. That counts for a lot!

And better yet, I have had so many ah-ha moments that I've lost count. I love the stories and images to remember the ITTOs.

My suggestion is to read the following in this order: Rita's book, followed by PMBOK and then this one. You will be good to go after that!

One more bit of advice, if you are considering a boot camp: Do NOT sign up for the one offered by your local PMI chapter. They are volunteer instructors, not professional trainers. PMI's boot camp is subpar - a total waste of time and money. It's better to spend more money and attend a boot camp that's offered by a professional training company.
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I have been PMP certified recently. PMP certification really needs a lot of work. I first took my official training hours. However i felt as if "lost in space" after that training. It included lots of definitions and processes but no real business matter know how. Studying for PMP seemed to me like a lot of work to do. Then i got "Head First PMP" book. This was really a turning point for me. Reading this book was a real joy. It taught me the underlying concepts in such an interesting way and helped me gain a lot of knowledge. It has a special way of getting information to stick in your mind "just as promised by the authors". I got several books later just to make sure i got everything right. I got the Andy Crew book which was a good one too. I got the PMBOK guide and Rita's book. However though they were good none of them was as good and as interesting to read as the Head First PMP.
I really recommend this should be the first book to read. It's just WONDERFUL.
I want to thank the Head First team for there wonderful effort. I fell in love with this series of books that i bought 4 other Head First books.
Thank you
I just passed the PMP exam -- 4th edition of the PMBOK based. The test does require quite a bit of preparation. I have many years of project management experience, so I have a strong practical background. The PMBOK covers a very large body of material which is summarized at a high level in the PMBOK. You must have a combination of practical experience and extensive book knowledge of the PMBOK to pass the exam.

I would start with this book before reading the PMBOK material. The approach in the book is very effective and gives you a very solid overview of the key PMBOK items. After studying this book and doing the practice test in the back, I would then suggest that you go over the PMBOK 4th edition several times followed by doing a lot of practice tests. Practice tests are critical so you can figure out how to properly interpret what the question is asking.

The book uses a series of techniques -- stories, use cases, crossword puzzles, flash card type quizzes (a range of memonic tricks). It may seem a bit odd but it does really work. The reason why I say start with this book is that you need to have solid overview of all the subject areas and processes before you try to connect lots of detailed information that makes up the PMBOK knowledge space.

There are many other books out there to study for the PMP exam. But, if the book does not take a top-down approach, you can very quickly get confused with the PMBOK terminology and processes.

There is a large amount of information available on the internet. When you are taking the practice tests, you should make a list of any terms you are not familiar with and then look them up later. This is a very helpful way to get a feel for the scope and level of detail that you need to know about items defined in the PMBOK and project management world.
Let's be frank - while the PMBOK is clearly a rigorous and detailed compilation of the collective knowledge of the project management industry, it is maybe not as gripping as a Dan Brown novel. Head First PMP (HFPMP) makes this dry subject penetrable. I enjoyed the goofy asides and ostensibly fluffy examples, but as I later read the PMBOK, it was clear that I had seen that content before. HFPMP had tricked me into learning it.

When I first started into HFPMP, I thought it was too silly. My mechanical engineering brain, which can remember simple things like f = ma and can then derive everything else, revolted at the thought of learning 42 processes categorized by knowledge area and process group. I ordered the more serious Rita book, and did not find it appreciably more readable than the PMBOK itself. After a scary smart colleague (shout out to Dr. Andy Silber) told me that HFPMP was what he used to prepare, I went back and plowed through from cover to cover, and to my surprise found that I could repeat the process group mapping from memory. Weird...

After I finished HFPMP, I did the practice exam, then wanted more. I used "PMP Exam Prep Questions, Answers, & Explanations: 1000+ PMP Practice Questions with Detailed Solutions", by Christopher Scordo, for practice. That was also helpful.

At the end of the day, you should have the PMBOK. But after HFPMP, it all made sense. Memorize the Project Management Process Groups and Knowledge Areas Mapping from the PMBOK and you can't go far wrong.

I gave it four stars because there are some minor errors and typos, but nothing that should dissuade your purchase.