Whether you're a current project manager seeking to validate the skills andknowledge acquired through years of practical experience or a newcomer to the PMfield looking to strengthen your resume, the PMP certification from the ProjectManagement Institute (PMI) provides you with the means to do so. This updatededition of the best-selling 'PMP: Project Management Professional StudyGuide' was developed to help you prepare for this challenging exam, andincludes additional study tools designed to reinforce understanding of criticalsubject areas. Key Topics Include: Project Initiation. Determining project goals, identifying constraints and assumptions, defining strategies, producingdocumentation.Project Planning. Refining a project, creating a WBS, developing a resource management plan, establishing controls, obtainingapproval.Project Execution. Committing and implementing resources, managing and communicating progress, implementing quality assuranceprocedures.Project Control. Measuring Performance, taking correctiveaction, ensuring compliance, reassessing control plans, responding to risk eventtriggers.Project Closing. Documenting lessons learned, facilitatingclosure, preserving records and tools, releasing resources.ProfessionalResponsibility. Ensuring integrity, contributing to knowledge base, balancing stakeholder interests, respecting differences. The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification supports the international community of project management professionals and is designed to assess and measure professional knowledge in the field of project management. The sponsoring organization is the Project Management Institute (PMI), which is the leading nonprofit professional association in this field. Prerequisites for the PMP exam are rigorous - candidates must hold a baccalaureate or equivalent university degree and have a minimum of 4,500 hours of project management experience. The PMP objectives are expected to remain unchanged throughout 2004.