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PMP® in Depth

Project Management Professional Certification Study Guide for the PMP® Exam


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Initiating the Project

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul Sanghera
      Pages 3-43
    3. Paul Sanghera
      Pages 45-85
    4. Paul Sanghera
      Pages 87-111
  3. Planning the Project

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Paul Sanghera
      Pages 115-153
    3. Paul Sanghera
      Pages 155-197
    4. Paul Sanghera
      Pages 251-311
  4. Executing the Project

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Paul Sanghera
      Pages 345-379
    3. Paul Sanghera
      Pages 381-417
  5. Monitoring and Controlling the Project

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 437-437
    2. Paul Sanghera
      Pages 439-478
  6. Closing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 535-535

About this book


Use this study guide to prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

The revised third edition of the best-selling PMP in Depth, updated to the sixth edition of PMBOK, has a laser-sharp focus on the exam objectives for project managers and others who want to pass the PMP exam. No prior knowledge of project management is assumed. 

The chapters and the sections within each chapter are presented in a logical learning sequence. The concepts and topics, both simple and complex, are clearly explained when they appear for the first time. This facilitates step-wise learning, prevents confusion, and makes this book useful for those who want to get up to speed quickly to pass the PMP exam, even if you are new to the discipline of project management.

This book tells the story of project management in a cohesive, concise, yet comprehensive fashion. Unlike most PMP exam books, PMP in Depth covers the material in the order in which projects are actually run in the real world. The book is an easy-to-understand guide that is valuable both before and after the exam. 

What You’ll Learn:
  • Understand the body of knowledge required to earn the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification 
  • Acquire the knowledge needed to enter the field of project management and successfully manage projects in any field


PMP CAPM Project Management Risk Management Executing and Monitoring Projects Closing Projects Project Communication Management Process Groups Project Integration Management Project Cost Management Project Quality Management

Authors and affiliations

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About the authors

Dr. Paul Sanghera is a leading expert in project management. He is a scientist, engineer, teacher, manager, and an author. He has years of diverse hands-on project management experience both in academic research labs from Cornell to CERN and in the high-tech computer industry from Novell to Netscape to MP3. Having worked in various roles including project manager, director of project management, director of software development, software developer, teacher and trainer, and scientist, Dr. Sanghera has developed a broad and deep comprehension of the global principles of project management applicable to all areas. In addition to authoring or coauthoring more than 150 science research papers published in American, Canadian, European, and international research journals, Dr. Sanghera has authored several books in science, technology, and project management.

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