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Cornelius Fichtner

About: Cornelius Fichtner

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP is a noted PMP expert. He has helped over 47,000 students prepare for the PMP Exam with The Project Management PrepCast and The PM Exam Simulator.

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Taking the PMP® Exam? A Sample Question

Written on April 12, 2019, by

Question Your company has just been awarded the contract for a research project. The CEO of your company has asked you, as the project manager, to create the project charter and send it to her so that she can review and approve it. To create the project charter, you need the project’s statement of work…

Is a Change Request Required for Defect Repair?

Written on March 25, 2019, by

As you study for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam or even during your practice as a PMP® credentials holder, you may end up questioning if a change request is required when a defect is found in a project. That seems like a complex question but has a very simple answer – Yes. You may…

Essential Business Management Skills: A Podcast “Mashup”

Written on December 14, 2018, by

Last year at the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Congress in Chicago, Illinois, I recorded about a dozen interviews. They have all been published over the past year and you may have heard some or all of them as part of my Project Management Podacst. What you may not know is what happened once each…

Taking the PMP® Exam Soon? A Sample Question

Written on December 3, 2018, by

  As we discussed a few weeks ago, planning for, taking, and passing the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam can stressful. We hope you enjoyed the article on How to Avoid the Seven Most Common PMP Exam Mistakes, and learned something, too. Now, let’s consider the sample question below:     Question You are assigned…

How to Avoid the Seven Most Common PMP® Exam Mistakes

Written on November 8, 2018, by

Planning for, taking, and passing the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam can be a long and stressful journey. What better way is there to take a little stress off and help yourself prepare than to learn from those who have gone before you? Here we will look at seven of the most common mistakes identified…

4 Secret Ingredients to Pass the CAPM Exam

Written on October 3, 2017, by

Are you interested in or starting your career in project management? Are you looking for a way to gain credibility with project managers and employers? Then taking the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® exam should be on your “to-do” list. The CAPM exam is developed and administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to…

Emotional Intelligence and Project Management

Written on December 20, 2016, by

Emotional intelligence is the ability to monitor your emotions or the emotions of others and use this to guide your actions. A shorter way to say this is to recognize or regulate emotions in ourselves and others. As project managers, we deal with people all day, every day, and we rely on them to get…

Should I become PMP Certified or PMI-ACP Certified?

Written on November 29, 2016, by

An interesting question that some of my students have been asking lately is whether they should spend time studying for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam or concentrate on studying for the Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) exam, both from the Project Management Institute®. In response to this question I give one of my favorite answers…

3 Ways to Prep for Your PMI® Agile Certified Practitioner Exam

Written on September 16, 2016, by

Congratulations! You’ve started the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® application process, and you’re preparing to take the PMI-ACP exam. Wonderful career move! PMI-ACP certification is highly sought after in both challenging and prosperous economic times. As PMI states, the PMI-ACP is recognition of “an individual’s expertise in using agile practices in their projects,…

Meeting Management Techniques for the PMP Exam

Written on June 27, 2016, by

Ever received this kind of text message? “Help! Stuck in this mtg & they ran out of donuts!” If you’re a person who leads meetings yourself, just imagine that’s what your attendees are sending from their own devices — unless you do something about it. What exactly makes a good meeting? What are the meeting…

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