Rita Mulcahy started RMC with the modest idea of helping people pass the PMP exam. Her best-selling book, PMP® Exam Prep, set the industry standard for training material. Thirty years later, Rita’s dream lives on as we continue to help students pass the PMP exam on their first try and advance their careers.

As the PMP exam continuously evolves, we do too. Our all new PMP Exam Prep book 11th edition is aligned to the PMI Exam Content Outline (ECO) and concepts from PMI resources including:

  • The PMBOK Guide, 7th edition
  • The Standard for Project Management
  • Process Groups: A Practice Guide
  • Agile Practice Guide

You don’t need to read these resources to prepare for the exam. We’ve researched what you need to know and broke down the difficult concepts into everyday language. Let’s give you an overview of how to use Rita’s materials.

Prepare for the PMP with Rita Mulcahy’s Prep Materials

  1. How the PMP Exam Prep Book is Organized
  2. Introduction to Each Chapter
  3. Rita’s Process Chart & Agile Process Chart
  4. PMP Exam Prep Book Review Materials and Exercises
  5. PMP Exam Prep Book New Features

How the PMP Exam Prep Book is Organized

This book is organized by six exam content-related sections.  The first section explains our “Tricks of the Trade”  exclusive tips to study for the PMP exam.  These tricks are designed to give you extra insight into project management and how to study for the exam.  You will find them throughout the book.  The second section covers foundational knowledge and content.  The next three sections dive into the PMI ECO domains of People, Process and Business Environment, the Process Groups model and plan-driven, agile and hybrid practices.  The final section of the book is a review of the concepts you need to understand to pass the exam.

Most of the chapters in this book have been organized the same way: an introductory discussion, a list of Quicktest topics, an overview of the process, and review materials. This PMP Exam Prep book can be used alone, but it is also part of our PMP Exam Prep System that includes our PM FASTrack Cloud exam simulator as well as our Hot Topics flashcards.

Introduction to Each Chapter

The introductory discussion provides an overview of the chapter and key information for understanding the material covered in the chapter. Quicktest – the list at the beginning of each chapter indicates the topics covered and our impression as to their general order of importance. Refer to this list when you are finished with each chapter to test your knowledge of the contents and to review what is most important.

Rita’s Process Chart & New Agile Process Chart

Created in 1998 for the first edition of this book, Rita’s Process Chart game has helped thousands of students remember and ensure their understanding of predictive project management process. New to this edition is Rita’s Agile Process Chart which helps explain the agile project management process.

Together both exclusive tools, simply and quickly provide the context needed for the exam.  Complete these games up to three times to reinforce understanding and find your knowledge gaps.

PMP Exam Prep Book Review Materials and Exercises

This book contains extensive review materials and many exercises. These materials, which can be found within each chapter, have been developed based on accelerated learning theory and an understanding of the difficult topics on the exam.

Do not skip the exercises, even if their value does not seem evident to you. The exercises and activities are key benefits of this book. They will help you pass the exam. The answers are listed immediately following the exercises. We have found that it is most effective to place the answers right after the exercises rather than later in the book. Actively working with the information by doing exercises on your own and checking the answers will better prepare you than if you passively read the answers.

Also included in the review material are tricks to passing the exam called “Tricks of the Trade.” The tricks are designated by an image and will give you some extra insight about what you need to know about project management and how to study for the exam. Many of the Tricks of the Trade first described or presented in this book have since become industry standards.

PMP Exam Prep Book New Features

Our method of helping you prepare for the exam is unique.  Others have attempted to mimic our approach; however, our method is the gold standard. What we do not teach rote memorization. Our products and training style focus on understanding the actions and tools of project management.  We continuously explore new inventive ways for you to engage with PMP prep materials to pass the exam.  We’ve discussed how we align our materials to the ECO and other resource materials and Rita’s all new Agile Process Chart game. Let’s take a closer look at several new robust exam prep tools offering you the ability to go deeper into key topics and concepts.

RMC’s Interactive Quizzes

Our new interactive chapter quizzes allow you to review material and test your knowledge.  The questions in the chapter quizzes are representative of the knowledge and principles tested on the exam. Become familiar with PMP-style questions and discover gaps where you may need further studies.

To gain valuable experience answering questions that mimic the PMP exam test environment, consider purchasing a PMP exam simulator or try our free exam simulator demo.  Keep in mind that you cannot simply practice answering questions to prepare for the exam. The questions in this book and in PM FASTrack are provided to help you assess your knowledge and become familiar with the types of questions on the exam. Make sure you focus your study efforts on reading this book, doing the exercises and review activities, and filling gaps in your project management knowledge.

RMC Resources Web Page

New information about the exam is always emerging. That’s why RMC new web-based resource to help you stay up to date on materials.  Our RMC Resources web page is a robust tool provides supplemental material to help you prepare for the exam.  You’ll find interactive games, quizzes, eLearning modules and more.

Put RMC’s Exam Prep to the Test

For over 30 years, RMC has been preparing students to pass the PMP exam on their first try. We have additional exam prep materials to consider, including our PMP Exam Prep flashcards and our PMP Exam Prep simulator which combines our book, exam simulator and flashcards.  We encourage you to explore free demos of each of our PMP exam prep products:

Rita Mulcahy’s PMP Exam Prep book free demo

PM FASTrack exam simulator free demo

Hot Topics flashcards free demo

We also offer free PMP exam webinars that keep you up to date on the latest with the exam. Check out more on the PMP exam changes.