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Satya Narayan Dash

About: Satya Narayan Dash

Satya Narayan Dash is a management professional, coach, and author of multiple books including I Want To Be a PMP, I Want To Be a RMP, I Want To Be An ACP, and his latest, I Want To Be A CAPM. With his leadership and guidance, over 1500 aspirants have successfully cracked PMP, ACP, RMP, and CAPM examinations. In fact, there are 80+ documented success stories shared in detail by individuals who have aced these certifications. His course "PMP Live Lessons - Guaranteed Pass or Your Money Back" has made many a successful PMP. He has created many new management paradigms, including Practical PMP, Practical RMP, Agile PMP, and many hands-on Agile-related courses, and has recently launched “CAPM Live Lessons - Guaranteed Pass or Your Money Back." His web presence is at https://managementyogi.blogspot.com, and he can be contacted at managementyogi@gmail.com or @ManagementYogi.  

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How to Be a Successful PMI-PMP

Written on February 15, 2019, by

During the end of January, I received a call from a person just leaving the PMI examination center. A few weeks before, another person had called…they too having just cleared the exam successfully. Both had used my book, I Want To Be A PMP or video course, PMP Live Lessons – Guaranteed Pass to clear…

Earned Schedule Management (ESM)

Written on February 5, 2019, by

Imagine the following scenario. You are working on a software implementation project, which has 10 modules to complete. The cost of each module is US$100,000, and you want to complete the project in 10 months. The project actually took 12 months to complete with a cost of US$1.3M. Because of regulatory compliance, you have to…

Agile Release Planning: Let’s Break It Down!

Written on December 11, 2018, by

Paraphrasing a well-known concept in project management, one might say, “Planning is indispensable, but plans are useless. Hence, inspect and adapt.” Traditional plans are driven by dates – most likely with an end date being the primary driving factor. In traditional project management, you gather the requirements from your stakeholders, build the scope of the…

Understanding Qualitative Risk Analysis

Written on November 6, 2018, by

1999. October 29. A super cyclone measuring 160 mph hit Gopalpur in Odisha, a coastal state of India, with horrifying fury. It resulted over 10,000 people losing their lives and over $US4 billion in damages. The devastation caused was barely reported. In fact, little is known about the event, but it changed the way India…

Transitioning from PMBOK 5th Edition to PMBOK 6th Edition

Written on September 25, 2018, by

Project Management Institute (PMI®)’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide has seen continuous upgrades since its publication for the first time in 1996. Every four to five years, aspiring PMPs usually get the new edition. It is no surprise that the PMBOK Guide 5th edition published in 2012, has now changed. These updates are…

How To Become A PMI® Professional in Business Analysis (PBA)®

Written on August 14, 2018, by

Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Professional in Business Analysis (PBA®) is relatively a new certification as compared to others. Though young, it is one of the fastest growing areas of certification. As of June 2018, over 2,650 professionals hold PBA certification globally. Business analysis is increasingly considered to be an important area of competency needed by…

Contingency Reserve and Management Reserve

Written on July 17, 2018, by

Let’s say you are going to a friend’s house, and you expect it to take about an hour to get there. In your city; however, traffic is known to cause delays. If a traffic jam occurs, it will impact your arrival time. You’ve informed your friend about the possibility of delay—say by 20 to 30…

Critical Path, Criticality Analysis, and Criticality Index

Written on June 19, 2018, by

Imagine the following scenario. You are in charge of managing a big match in a stadium. The venue can hold over 100,000 people. The audience is as passionate about watching, as their favorite players are about playing. Any untoward incident can create problems. You want to have the security, monitoring, and all other aspects of…

Why and When To Go For Agile Life Cycle

Written on April 17, 2018, by

Projects, like human beings, are living entities. Just as every human being goes through a life cycle, so does a project. To understand life cycles, let’s break down a real-life example. Every day, you wake up from your bed, do your morning chores, have your breakfast, do your work, come back home in the evening,…

PMP Prep: Decision Tree Analysis in Risk Management

Written on February 20, 2017, by

Decisions and uncertainties abound in life. Take something as simple as deciding where to go for a short vacation. Do you go to a nearby mountain because your friends like it or to a faraway beach because you like it? The option of staying near the beach may be cheaper but would require a longer…

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