The Project Management Answer Book, 2nd Edition



pmwj37-Aug2015-Abdullahi-BOOKBook Title: The Project Management Answer Book, Second Edition
Author: Jeff Furman
Publisher: Management Concepts, Inc.
List Price: $69.00
Format: Paperback
Publication Date:   2014    
ISBN: 978-1-56726-446-3
Reviewer: Fatuma Abdullahi
Review Date: 05/15 -7/7/15



I wish I had reviewed this book prior to taking my first PMP exam. It has not only aided me in understanding the myriad of information presented in the said exam, but it has also equipped me with the confidence to pass the second time around and exceed my own expectations.

Overview of Book’s Structure

This book contains excellent examples and situations while simultaneously breaking down the many processes necessary for the test. It essentially provides an informative alternative source in lieu of having numerous books that don’t exactly go into depth. Mr. Furman was able to bridge the gap between the factual information and successfully apply it to the real world.


The Project Management Answer Book, Second Edition gives you what you need to pass the toughest area of the (PMP) certification. He covers the critical math, how to solve the problems, and explains how he got the answers in a simple way. There are practice charts of how to memorize the 47processes and 10 knowledge areas. He goes in great depth on how some out puts are inputs of other processes.

Highlights: What I liked!

I enjoyed how the author’s wit and sarcasm shone through without being too overt. It provides the obligatory amount of guidance without being overpowered by unsolicited opinions.


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About the Reviewer

pmwj37-Aug2015-Abdullahi-PHOTOFatuma Ali Abdullahi

Texas, USA



Fatuma Ali Abdullahi
is a highly motivated Clinical Laboratory Scientist with 14 years of laboratory experience in hospital and clinic settings and 3 years of management experience.  She is committed to cost effective management of resources and quality improvement performance, which is why she ended up in project management. Fatuma holds a Master of Health Systems Management and Master of Business Administration degrees from Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas (2011) and a BS Degree in Biology from the University of Arlington, Texas, USA (2000).

Her current certifications include MLS CM (ASCP) June, 2002- Present and she has been approved to take the (PMP) exam in August. After reading this book, she is confident that she will pass the exam. Fatuma can be contacted at [email protected]


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