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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.

Flow for Project Managers: A Podcast Interview with Andrew Kallman

Last week, I must have missed the start of at least three scheduled meetings. In each case, I saw on my calendar that the meetings would start in an hour or less, which meant that I could probably sta...

The 7 Questions Every PMP Exam Student Asks Their Coach

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...

Updates to the CAPM® Exam

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 ...

Taking the PMP® Exam? A Sample Question

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...

Is a Change Request Required for Defect Repair?

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 ...

Essential Business Management Skills: A Podcast “Mashup”

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 s...

Taking the PMP® Exam Soon? A Sample Question

  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 ...

How to Avoid the Seven Most Common PMP® Exam Mistakes

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 th...

4 Secret Ingredients to Pass the CAPM Exam

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 M...

Emotional Intelligence and Project Management

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...

Should I become PMP Certified or PMI-ACP Certified?

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 t...

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

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. Wonderfu...

Meeting Management Techniques for the PMP Exam

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 a...

How to Pass Your PMP Exam in 30 Days

Preparing for the PMP exam takes time. While I don’t typically advocate a fast approach, sometimes there are “legitimate” reasons that require you to sit for the exam that quickly. P...

Project Opportunity Cost and Why You Need to Understand It

If you’re in the middle of preparing to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam you have undoubtedly read through A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide),...

The PMP Exam Changes after January 11. Here’s What It Means for You.

Every five to seven years, the Project Management Institute (PMI)® performs a “Role Delineation Study (RDS).” This is a big survey among project managers from around the world with the goa...

How to Find a Great PMP Mock Exam Online

If you are working towards or just considering taking the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam, it is certain you have concerns about taking the exam itself — concerns such as can only be...

The Most Important 24 Hours Before PMP Exam Day

As you face your Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam, remember this: 1. Prepare Mentally the Day before the PMP Exam After several intense and hard weeks of study and preparations, you are now...

An Exam Prep Tip: What Would PMBOK Do?

As you face your Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam, remember to answer exam questions from the PMBOK® perspective. The questions in the PMP exam are based on the following process groups fro...

5 Tips for Planning How to Pass Your PMP Exam

If you are preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Certified Association in Project Management (CAPM)® exam, then you need to have a study plan. As an experienced project manager y...

5 PMP Exam Tips

1. Don’t Use Too Many Exam Prep Books What usually happens is that students preparing for the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Profession (PMP)® exam try to go through too ...

PMP® Exam Lessons Learned

Registering for the PMP® Exam: Decide on a timeline for when you want to sit for the exam, and based on that, plan your preparation. As soon as you have your 35 contact hours, register to take the PMP...

How To Upgrade Yourself To The PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition

If you studied to take your Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam using A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) fourth edition and had to reschedule your exam date to ...

How To Find The Correct Answer On PMP® Exam Questions

You have studied the PMBOK® Guide and numerous additional materials; you believe you have a solid understanding of project management theories and the application of those theories; and you have taken...

7 Lessons Learned from the PMP® Exam

Everyone has different ways of studying for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. You may carry the PMBOK® Guide around with you, or use flashcards. You may join your local Project...

5 Reasons Not to Attend a PMP Exam Boot Camp

As the new year approaches, you may be considering how best to achieve your career goals — such as pursuing PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential. Often touted as “...

10 Easy Ways to Earn PDUs

After earning your Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential, you need to earn 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs) every three years. Although it would be nice to think we’re all on...