Achieve PMP Exam Success, 6.5 Edition

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A Concise Study Guide for the Busy Project Manager
By Diane Altwies, PMP, and Diane White, PMP
Softcover, 7.5 x 9.25, 526 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-180-5
April 2021

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This book has been FULLY updated to reflect PMI’s changes to the PMP Exam Content Outline dated June 2019 and reissued January 2021, and is intended for all PMP exams taken AFTER January 1, 2021.

This proven best-selling study guide, used in conjunction with PMIs PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition and the Project Management Professional (PMP) Examination Content Outline dated June 2019 and reissued January 2021, presents all the fundamental knowledge, concepts, exercises, and practice exam questions a project manager needs to prepare for and successfully pass the PMP Certification Exam on the first try, while cutting study time in half.

Key Features

  • Covers all subjects addressed on the PMP Exam, including the comprehensive performance domain and cross-cutting knowledge and skills defined within and the Project Management Professional (PMP) Examination Content Outline dated June 2019 and reissued May 2020 and the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Provides free online access to over 1500 practice questions, including hundreds of situational questions, enabling users to perform practice tests by knowledge areas and/or simulate actual 200 question exams, and receive feedback on incorrect answers
  • Details key topics, concepts, and techniques from PMI recommended readings, eliminating the need for additional resources
  • Presents a pre-assessment test to help users develop a focused study plan; tips for studying, time management, and taking the exam; and a post-assessment test to evaluate readiness for the actual exam
  • Supplies things you need to know, key definitions, and sample exam questions and answers, and features a case study that runs throughout with exercises and suggested solutions to reinforce concepts and build real competency
  • Covers trends and concepts beyond The Standard for Project Management, such as interpersonal skills, agile methods, and tailoring
  • WAV offers Core Performance Concept’s PMP Exam Preparation Guide, a process map study guide, a tool and technique study aid, a tailoring and agile methods study aid, and sample answers to the Project Management Considerations case studies—available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center

About the author(s)

Diane Altwies, PMP, PM Fellow, has been managing software development projects for nearly 30 years as a program or project manager in the insurance, financial services, and healthcare industries. Diane is the CEO of Core Performance Concepts, Inc., a premier teaching and consulting organization specializing in project management, program management, business analysis, and developing advanced courseware topics for project managers. She is a frequent speaker at professional meetings and symposia across the country and a Fellow of PMI Orange County. Diane has an MBA in Finance and Marketing and a BA in Production Management, both from the University of South Florida. In addition to this book, she has co-authored two others: Program Management Professional: A Certification Study Guide with Best Practices for Maximizing Business Results and Achieve CAPM® Exam Success: A Concise Study Guide and Desk Reference.

Diane White, MA, PMP, CSM, LSSGB, has been managing projects for over 20 years in the information technology and telecommunications industries. She has integrated all aspects and phases of projects including purchasing, software development, testing, conversion, implementation, and process improvement. Diane is currently the lead instructor at Core Performance Concepts and has a Masters Certificate in Information Technology from George Washington University. She also has a Master of Arts and a BA in Education from the University of South Florida. Diane served on the board of the PMI – Tampa Bay Chapter for five years and the PMI Global Board of Directors from 2011-2013. She actively volunteers in the community as a Project Leader for United Way Hands on Tampa Bay.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Study Tips and Assessment Exam
Chapter 2 – Overview and Environment
Chapter 3 – Processes
Chapter 4 – Integration
Chapter 5 – Scope
Chapter 6 – Schedule
Chapter 7 – Cost
Chapter 8 – Quality
Chapter 9 – Human Resources
Chapter 10 – Communications
Chapter 11 – Risk
Chapter 12 – Procurement
Chapter 13 – Stakeholders
Chapter 14 – Final Exam
Chapter 15 – Appendices


“Professionals in today’s business world are required to use project management skills to succeed in their career, and acquiring the PMP credential is a perfect way to prove these skills. Achieve PMP® Exam Success is the most efficient and cost-effective study guide on the market. It is the gold standard for quickly achieving PMP certification.”

Mark Anderson, CEO, eLogic Learning

“The professional project manager is critical to the optimized success of today’s enterprise. This concise guide is what the professional needs to master the principles of project management and quickly qualify for the PMP certification.”

Russ Van Zandt, Tampa Bay Chair, VISTAGE Florida

“This is one of the finest test prep books that I have seen on this subject. If you are serious about passing your PMP exam, this is the book for you.”

Mark Koulianos, Director of Continuing Education, University of South Florida