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Lessons Learned is most useful when you are preparing to write your certification, whether it is PMP or CAPM. The Top 5 in each category was updated August 2, 2016 due to drastic change in ranking – others as at June 2016! ITS Fai!’s PMP LL was recently published but quickly jumped […]
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Question 1: When will PMBOK Guide 6th Edition be released? Answer: According to PMI, we can expect the following release dates:
Draft Release: First quarter of 2017 (Jan-Mar 2017) Final Release […]
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There are two fundamental approaches to managing projects – typically software development projects. The waterfall method is the older approach and is based on working through all of the requirements before proceeding with building the application. By contrast, the agile approach acknowledges the pace of change, the time value of software features […]
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There are many hard core topics you need to master as you prepare for the PMP exam. It’s easy to dismiss the Code of Ethics! After all, if you remember to just “do the right thing” you will be fine. Not so quick! You may be by passing a great opportunity.
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I passed my PMP exam on Wednesday 05.27. Below are my Lessons Learned and other details.
My core preparations really started the Friday 05.22 with approx 6 – 8 hours each day including 4 hours of dedicated testing time. The core studies were:
Core Study Plan – 1. Read PMBOK 2. […]
Just passed the PMP Exam. Some thoughts . . . I used the PM PrepCast, Andy Crowne’s Book and Rita Mulcahy. Did not really use the PMBOK. […]
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Should you earn a certification? If so, which one first? Which one is best after that?
These are all valid questions!
Many report that so many people have the PMP certification that it’s not a big thing to have it…but is if you DON’T!
What’s the reality out there, and how can […]
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Why would you earn the Six Sigma Green Belt certification, whether you are a certified PM or not? This post highlights some key considerations that can help you decide for yourself. Here are five things to consider – comparing Six Sigma to project management, whether you are PM-certified or not:
Project Management […]
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If you work in IT Project Management, this information will be of most interest to you. In fact, you may be familiar with the Information Technology Infrastructure […]
Like “soft skills”, management skills are best learned over time. But depending upon where you are in your career, you will need to place different emphasis on developing your hard versus soft skills. […]
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Want to know more on PM Certifications and how to fulfill your PDU? Cornelius will explain these topics to you through his writings; Cornelius is the author and founder of PM Prepcast and other podcast that guide thousands of PMP aspirants for certifications. (some are listed at the bottom of this list.
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If you have your PMP or are preparing now, you know that “Project Procurement Management” is a distinct PMBOK Guide Knowledge Area. “Outsourcing” is simply a distinct and uniquely challenging subset of Procurement. IT outsourcing has blossomed with the internet over the past 10-15 years and continues to evolve.
There have been, […]
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Many PMPs consider earning their PDUs to be a challenge. But it doesn’t really have to be! In fact, earning your PDUs does not even have to take you any more time that you might spend if you did not even have the requirement!
The idea is to earn your PDUs though […]
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The PMBOK Guide outlines Knowledge Areas, and you don’t need to look far to find reference to project financial management sprinked throoughout these Knowledge Areas. Financial management is at the core of justifying project and controlling project performance. Project financial considerations come into play as soon as a project is identified and […]
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Some professionals estimate that by the end of this year, as many as 80% of applicatilon development projects will be executed using Agile methods. The Project Management Institute (PMI) has a new and very popular Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) certification.
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I passed my PMP on my first try today. Friday, July 27, 2012
My PMP preparation started with the Simpli-learn online course and the study continued and limited to weekends for the first 2 ½ months to only those repeated first 2 ½ chapters. ) A snap shot to a quotation of […]
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I have passed my PMP exam on 23-July-2011. I am very happy and going to write my lesson learned which will help the candidates who are willing to go for PMP exam. I will write the relevent information only.
Journey begins in Feb 2012. Everyone knows how to apply for application and […]
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How to cope with the new exam? This discussion was during the PMBOK 4th to PMBOK 5th edition transition, but the answer is relevant for any other version PMBOK
Question: I am new (beginner) to PMP and was looking to start my preparation for PMP with PMBOK 3rd Edition.
However, I’ve found […]
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Whether you are considering earning the PMP or CAPM certification…
…or are considering a new certification as part of your fulfillment of your PDU requirements…
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[Note: This is an update to the article “10 Easy Ways to Earn PDUs” that was published in July 2010. The update is necessary because PMI changed the categories, structure and policies governing Professional Development Units (PDUs). See http://www.pmi.org/en/GLOBALS/PDU-Updated-Category-Structure-Implementation.aspx.]
PDUs we need […]
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A project management plan is a formal, approved document that defines how the project is executed, monitored and controlled. It may be summary or detailed and may be composed of one or more subsidiary management plans and other planning documents. The objective of a project management plan is to define the approach […]
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So I passed the PMP on Monday, two days before the examination change. The only difference between myself and everyone else is that I took and passed the CAPM last year which provided a great foundation and gave me experience for what to expect on the PMP. I used a full 2 […]
Number of View: 8184 Hi PMP aspirers,I have passed the PMP exam on 24 August 2011 and very happy to share the lessons learnt with all of you. I was a silent spectator of this forum and was viewing the various lessons learnt from other successfull candidates and was able to learn lot of things. […]
Number of View: 14826This is to share my experience of preparing for PMP Certification and successfully passing it in first attempt on August 16, 2011 in Karachi – Pakistan. […]
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Dear Friends, I have successfully cleared my PMP Exam on 25 August.
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Hi All, I passed PMP in my first attempt yesterday Aug 25, 2011.
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I cleared my PMP exam on 20th August 2011. Total Time spent: 3 Months
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I am pleased to announce that I cleared my PMP exam today morning. The journey towards becoming a PMP was really challenging & ofcourse more enjoyable if you get through it in your first attempt. I have been a silent admirer of many useful discussions that were going on in […]
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Hi Friends, I’m pleased to announce that I cleared my PMP Exam. Let me thank numerous good wishes from my friends, support forums like here. I appeared the course about 2 months back, I set a target of 45 days for the prep. My colleague and I started a study group, we […]
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I would like to inform to all the members and the PMP aspiriants that I have completed the exam today at 12:00 Noon.
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Hi PMP Aspirants, Its with great pleasure and sense of satisfaction I write this Lesson Learned to help other people to crack the exam.
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My dream came true on 13 August 2011. I was continuing my PMI membership since 2006 and finally achieved the target.
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The Project Management Institute’s (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is a globally recognized certification of project management knowledge, skills and experience. So it’s not surprising that PMI takes great care to insure the quality of its certification process, from application through post certification.
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I feel immense pleasure to let you know that I have successfully qualified PMP Exam last week i-e 15th June, 2011.
Number of View: 21588 I successfully became PMP certified on June 4th, 2011. The best part is the accomplishment and the hard part is filling my free time – but it’s not that hard to find things to do. […]
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Hi all I am very happy to share the good news that I cleared PMP exam today. I scheduled for the exam on April 27 and got a slot for today May 19. I started preparing for the exam only on May 1. So, as you see, I didn’t get much time […]
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Hi All, I passed my first attempt on May 14th.
This forum helped me a lot to prepare for my PMP.. I want give back and share my experience and some advice to the future aspirants.
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Started the journey 4 months ago. Few hours a day. Study materials that I used not necessary in right order:
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I cleared my PMP on 12 April, pretty satisfied for all the efforts put in Here is how did I go with my studies
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Rita Mulcahy is the best author for PMP. I certainly agree with most people comments here that Rita Mulcahy book is the best way to clear the exam. If you are a person going to write the PMP let me share with you the strategy that worked for me.
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Project exclusions, assumptions, and constraints (among other information) are included in a Project Scope Statement. They’re also referenced in the Project Charter and Project Plan.
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Although many people use the terms “contingency plan” interchangeably with “workaround”, they are not the same. The difference between the two terms is related to whether the problems being handled were identified ahead of time or not. Contingency plans are made based on potential risks that are identified that could derail a […]
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I passed my PMP exam on 14-March-2011. Below are LL. It took me around 4 months preparation.
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The concept of a work package can be a difficult one for some people. In project management, a work package is defined as the effort required to produce a deliverable within a project. This effort may be a single task or it could be several related […]
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You’ve read the PMBOK® Guide, you’ve studied hard and you feel that you are ready to take the PMP® exam. But understanding the topics isn’t the only thing you’ll need to make a success of the exam. Wouldn’t it be great to have the chance to take some sample questions, so […]
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The whiteboard. The dry eraser. The multi-color pens. The overbearing meeting participant. Those four things often come together when thinking of brainstorming. It’s a technique among multiple management nexus disciplines and at the heart of agile, business analysis and project management. It […]
Number of View: 18671I am happy to inform that I have cleared PMP yesterday 18-Feb-2011. I was a silent observer of this forum. So it is my responsibility to give back my experience for future PMP aspirants. […]
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A Stakeholder Management Strategy is a document used by project managers to outline a plan to increase support and minimize obstruction from the project stakeholders. This document is created through the Identify Stakeholders process, which is one of the 42 project management processes described in the fourth edition PMBOK®.
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I just passed my exam yesterday (Feb. 13, 2011) and used
– The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try, Fourth Edition by Andy Crowe
– PMP Exam Prep, Sixth Edition: Rita’s Course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam by Rita Mulcahy
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Synonymous term or a different term, that’s a common question we receive in our course delivery for secondary versus residual risks. Those two terms sound quite a bit a like. Are they? No.