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Satya Narayan Dash

About: Satya Narayan Dash

Satya Narayan Dash is a management professional, coach, and author of multiple books: I Want To Be a PMP, I Want To Be a RMP, and I Want To Be An ACP, as well as his latest one, 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 in detail on these certifications. Satya’s course "PMP Live Lessons - Guaranteed Pass or Your Money Back" has made many successful PMPs, and he has created new management paradigms, including Practical PMP, Practical RMP, Agile PMP, hands-on Agile-related courses, and his recently launched “CAPM Live Lessons - Guaranteed Pass or Your Money Back." His web presence is at, and he can be contacted via email at  

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Stories about Stories in Agile Development

Written on July 16, 2019, by

“The most powerful person in the world is the story teller.” – Attributed to Steve Jobs, Co-founder Apple Inc. Nearly three decades ago, I remember my father taking me to a tailor’s shop for a pair of shorts to be worn as a high-school uniform. The tailor measured and made notes, and then he finally…

Up and Running MS Project and Jira with a Bridge

Written on May 28, 2019, by

Imagine the following situation: You’re working on a large-scale system integration project using MS Project as the project management tool, but a component team for this project has been using Jira for legacy reasons. You want to have your overall project plan, including this component team’s work, in MS Project, though the component team will…

Fundamentals of Project Risk Management Framework

Written on March 26, 2019, by

I’ve compared projects with living entities (like human beings), and the life cycle of a project with life cycle of a person. Similarly, the PMBOK guide, when expanded, is called project management body of knowledge or a body of knowledge for project management. Like every human being has a body which he or she needs…

Want To Be A Successful PMP? The Top 5 Things That You Must Do

Written on February 27, 2019, by

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: Zooming in: What it does take to be a successful PMP? Is it high intelligence or smartness or months of preparation? What makes some people successful as…

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…

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