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PMP® Prep Study Resources

Below are the most frequently sources cited as part of PMP exam question development. PMI strongly recommends the Exam Content Outline as the best way to understand what is covered on the PMP exam.

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Recommended Books

These are the books that PMI recommends for PMP Candidates.

In the newly revised 13th Edition of Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, project management pioneer, leader, and educator Dr. Harold Kerzner delivers a comprehensive and intuitive approach to project management.

Widely known as the bestselling “bible” of project management, this book aligns with the concepts and standards outlined in PMI’s latest A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) and contains the detailed coverage of tools and methods used at all stages of a project. Released March 2022, published by Wiley.

Now in its eighth edition, this comprehensive guide to project management has long been considered the standard for both professionals and academics, with nearly 40,000 copies sold in the last three editions! Well-known expert Robert Wysocki has added four chapters of new content based on instructor feedback, enhancing the coverage of best-of-breed methods and tools for ensuring project management success.

With enriched case studies, accompanying exercises and solutions on the companion website, and PowerPoint slides for all figures and tables, the book is ideal for instructors and students as well as active project managers. Published on May 2019 by Wiley.

Designed to provide software engineers, students, and IT professionals with an understanding of the fundamentals of project management in the technology/IT field, this book serves as a practical introduction to the subject. Updated with information on how Fundamentals of Project Management integrates with and complements Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge, this collection explains fundamental methodologies and techniques while also discussing new technology, tools, and virtual work environments.

Examples and case studies are based on technology projects, and there are sample documents ranging from initial RFP to closing reports and different meeting agendas, status reports, cost analysis, and technical specifications. The book includes 60 templates to lead technology professionals through the six phases of the project life cycle: planning, design, development, integration, deployment, and post-deployment. Published on September 2012 by MC Press.

This hands-on guide gives you quick access to current information on project management concepts and practices. Project Manager’s Portable Handbook. third edition, offers concise, practical details on the fundamental knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to manage projects.

Written by world-renowned project management experts, this compact reference summarizes best practices for defining, designing, developing, and producing project results. Handy tables, charts, models, and callout boxes illustrate pertinent information in this essential on-the-job tool. Published on August 2010 by McGraw-Hill.

This completely revised edition of the best-selling Information Technology Project Management recreates the experience of dozens of projects, both successful and failed, to provide a real-world context for learning. The author explains the foundations of project management – project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement – using the experiences of real-life businesses. Published on September 2013 by Cengage Learning.

If you want to use Scrum to develop innovative products and services that delight your customers, Essential Scrum is the complete, single-source reference you’ve been searching for. Leading Scrum coach and trainer Kenny Rubin illuminates the values, principles, and practices of Scrum, and describes flexible, proven approaches that can help you implement it far more effectively. Published on July 2012 by Addison-Wesley.

Project Management, 8th Edition provides a holistic and realistic approach to Project Management that combines the human aspect and culture of an organization with the tools and methods used It covers concepts and skills used to propose, plan secure resources, budget and lead project teams to successful completion of projects. this text is not only on how the management process works, but also, and more importantly, on why it works. It’s not intended to specialize by industry type or project scope, rather it is written for the individual who will be required to manage a variety of projects in a variety of organizational settings.

The 8th edition was written for a broad range of audiences including, project managers, students, analysts and Project Management Institute Members preparing for certification exams. The digital component, Connect, now has enhanced algorithmic problems, Application Based Activities, SmartBook 2.0 and Practice Operations, a game-based 3D operations management simulation. Published on January 2020 by McGraw-Hill.

This results-oriented resource is a must-have strategic partner for project managers of every industry.

Shifting priorities, budget cuts, unexpected interruptions….the obstacles that project managers face daily are sometimes relentless and always burdensome. Now, the average project is only growing more complicated.

The Project Management Tool Kit is filled with step-by-step guidance that will enable managers to complete even the most complex projects both on time and on-budget. The book also offers 100 powerful, practical tips and techniques in a variety of areas. Published on December 2013 by AMACOM.

Agile Practice Guide – First Edition has been developed as a resource to understand, evaluate, and use agile and hybrid agile approaches. This practice guide provides guidance on when, where, and how to apply agile approaches and provides practical tools for practitioners and organizations wanting to increase agility.

This practice guide is aligned with other PMI standards, including A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, and was developed as the result of collaboration between the Project Management Institute and the Agile Alliance. Published on October 2017 by Project Management Institute.

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK® Guide 7th Edition

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - 7th Edition

By Project Management Institute

The PMBOK® Guide is the go-to resource for project management practitioners. The project management profession has significantly evolved due to emerging technology, new approaches and rapid market changes.

Reflecting this evolution, The Standard for Project Management enumerates 12 principles of project management and the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition is structured around eight project performance domains. Published on August 2021 by Project Management Institute.


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