PMP Certification Must Read Topics – Grouped by Knowledge area

PMP Must read topics

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Below are the must read project management topics, which are are a must read for the PMP certification exam. These topics are grouped by the 10 Project Management knowledge areas.

Integration Management

Scope Management

 

Schedule Management

Cost Management

  • Types of Costs
  • Budget VS Cost Baseline
  • Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Schedule Variance VS Cost Variance VS Variance at Completion
  • Schedule Performance Index (SPI) VS Cost Performance Index (CPI)
  • Budget at Completion (BAC)
  • Estimate at Completion (EAC) VS Estimate to Complete (ETC)
  • To-Complete Performance Index (TCPI)

Quality Management

Resource Management

Communication Management

Risk Management

Procurement Management

  • FFP VS FPIF VS FPEPA VS FPAF Contracts
  • CC VS CPFF VS CPPC VS CPIF VS CPAF Contracts
  • Time & Material Contracts
  • Point of Total Assumption (PTA)
  • Bid Documents – RFP VS RFQ VS RFB
  • RFI VS RFP
  • Contract VS Letter of Intent
  • Bidder Conference
  • Contract Change Control System
  • Claims Administration
  • Termination for Convenience VS Termination for default

Stakeholder Management

  • Power/Interest Grid
  • Salience Model
  • Stakeholder Engagement Assessment Matrix ( SEA Matrix) – 5 Levels of involvement

 

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