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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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Brightline: A New Arm of PMI

Written on November 29, 2019, by

Cornelius Fichtner of The PM Podcast recently recorded an episode on how Brightline is bridging the gap between strategy design and delivery. He welcomed Brightline’s Executive Director, Ricardo Vargas, to talk about the history of the initiative, the ten principles developed that help organizations get to delivery, and how project managers can apply Brightline tools…

The 7 Questions Every PMP Exam Student Asks Their Coach

Written on November 26, 2019, by

When students start their Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam prep (for the first time, or again after having failed the exam), there are a number of questions that come up time and time again. In this article we share the top 7 questions that every student asks us in our role as their PMP® exam…

Updates to the CAPM® Exam

Written on September 20, 2019, by

Are you by any chance thinking about becoming a Certified Associate in Project Management? Well then you are in for a treat because the Project Management Institute (PMI)® the PMI is currently in the process of making a number of exciting changes to this exam. I’d like to invite you to review them with me…

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…

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