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PMP address development lifecycle?

j latorre

Joined: Nov 09, 2007
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Does your book address the Development Lifecycle Method?

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[ December 06, 2007: Message edited by: David O'Meara ]
Hong Anderson
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Quoted from ToC.
Table of Contents (Summary)
Intro xxiii
1 Introduction: Why Get Certified? 1
2 Projects, Processes and Projects: How You Do the Job 19
3 The Process Framework: It All Fits Together 43
4 Integration Management: Getting the Job Done 69
5 Scope Management: Doing the Right Stuff 139
6 Time Management: Getting it Done on Time 211
7 Cost Management: Watching the Bottom Line 299
8 Quality Management: Getting it Right 365
9 Human Resource Management: Getting the Team Together 417
10 Communications Management: Getting the Word Out 461
11 Risk Management: Planning for the Unknown 507
12 Procurement Management: Getting Some Help 567
13 Professional Responsibility: Making Good Choices 617
14 A Little Last-Minute Review: Check Your Knowledge 631

You can see the full table of contents on

This book is about project management, so it's material should be about um.. project management things. I don't expect "software development" life cycle appear in this book, because project management is not limited only to "software". We can apply knowledge to every kind of project/industry.

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Andrew Stellman
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Are you talking about a software development lifecycle? If so, then yes... sort of. A typical software development lifecycle will cover many project management practices that you'll see covered in Head First PMP and the PMBOK(r) Guide: change control, scope documentation, schedule development, testing and quality practices, progress reporting, etc.

But Head First PMP is not specific to software, because the PMP exam is not specific to software. You'll learn a lot about the project management aspects of software development, but if you want to learn specifically about software practices, and tools and techniques you'll typically see on a software project, then you'll probably get a lot out of our first book, Applied Software Project Management.

Andrew Stellman
Author of Learning Agile, Beautiful Teams, Head First C#, and Head First PMP (O'Reilly)
I agree. Here's the link:
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