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Satya Narayan Dash

@satya-narayan-dash

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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 https://managementyogi.com, and he can be contacted via email at managementyogi@gmail.com.  

Becoming an Agile Certified Practitioner

Those who adapt, survive. Those who adapt and act, thrive. This is the essence of Agile. –from the book, I Want to Be An ACP. Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Agile Certified Practitioner (...

Earned Value Management (EVM) in Agile Development

In this article, we are going to explore Earned Value Management (EVM), a widely used traditional management technique, but we are going to look at it within the context of an Agile domain. Let’s cons...

Webinar Recap: Understanding Dependencies, Leads, and Lags with MS Project

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Satya Narayan Dash’s session, Understanding Dependencies, Leads and Lags with MS Project, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our me...

Understanding Dependencies, Leads and Lags with MS Project

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: A...

Understanding Dependencies, Leads, and Lags with MS Project

There are many knowledge areas, such as integration management, schedule management, cost management, quality management, risk management, etc., that a project manager needs to thoroughly consider whe...

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in Traditional and Agile Life Cycles with MS Project

Work breakdown structure (WBS) is a key element for management planning, monitoring, and control of a project or a program scope. Regardless of the chosen life cycle (predictive, iterative, incrementa...

The Twins – Communications Management and Stakeholder Management

The following true story was shared in one of my classes by a senior manager from a global corporation in South Korea. The manager’s team had worked over six months and was gearing up for a firmware r...

The Big Picture with Story Map in Agile Development

“I keep six honest serving-men, They taught me all I knew, Their names are What and Why and When, And How and Where and Who. I send them over land and sea, I send them east and west, But after they ha...

Point of Total Assumption in Procurement Management

Let’s say you awarded a contract of $1M to a vendor to deliver a critical component for your project. The contract with your vendor is set up with a fixed price, but you have incentivized the contact ...

A Deep Dive into Risk Matrix Reporting

Working with projects, programs, and portfolios, generates a lot of data. For example, in project management you have data such as planned start, planned cost, planned story points, total number of ri...

Understanding Velocity in Agile Approaches with MS Project

There are certain questions that usually surface in almost every project regardless of the type, domain considered, technology used, complexities associated, or strategic significance. These questions...

Webinar Recap: PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New?

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Satya Narayan Dash’s PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New? webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You...

PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New?

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: Th...

PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New?

The preparation for the new Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide, 7th edition is currently underway, and the Project Management Institute (PMI®) has made the draft for the standard part...

Product Prioritization Techniques in Agile Development

Let’s consider two real-world scenarios. In one, a product manager is asked to work on the top priority items in his project’s product backlog for an upcoming iteration. The product manager repl...

Benefits Realization Management for Projects

Let’s say an organization is taking initiative to build a Smart Website for its internal and external stakeholders which employs artificial intelligence (AI). Two project managers are shortlisted to m...

Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners

Two woodcutters were assigned to chop wood in a forest. Both formed a team and started early and earnestly. Although working a distance from each other, they felt the competition to produce the best r...

What Should You Know about the PMP Exam 2020 Changes

The Project Management Professional (PMP®) examination offered by Project Management Institute (PMI) is changing next year. PMI first made this announcement in June of 2019 and has made the new Examin...

Stories about Stories in Agile Development

“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 p...

Up and Running MS Project and Jira with a Bridge

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 f...

Fundamentals of Project Risk Management Framework

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 bo...

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

  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: Zo...

How to Be a Successful PMI-PMP

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. Bo...

Earned Schedule Management (ESM)

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 1...

Agile Release Planning: Let’s Break It Down!

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...

Understanding Qualitative Risk Analysis

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 d...

Transitioning from PMBOK 5th Edition to PMBOK 6th Edition

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, aspir...

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

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 certific...

Contingency Reserve and Management Reserve

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...

Critical Path, Criticality Analysis, and Criticality Index

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 ...

Why and When To Go For Agile Life Cycle

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, yo...

PMP Prep: Decision Tree Analysis in Risk Management

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 bec...

The Sign Warned Me: “Enter at Your Own Risk”

Early in my career I was assigned a project that had been running for almost a year, but had never seen a single live release to the customer. On my first day, I was informed, “Welcome aboard! B...

5 Metrics for Agile Development

Let’s say you were to meet gold medal sprinter Usain Bolt and say to him, “Here’s a great track in front of you. You run. We’ll monitor your running and declare you the fastest...

Introduction to Kanban, Kanban System and Kanban Development

Imagine this situation: You have food items in your refrigerator. Some of them are running out. You figure out what items you need — when and in what quantity — and put sticky notes on the...

Understanding Project Estimation in Agile Development

An oft repeated management quote goes like this: “Planning is indispensable, but plans are useless.” Whether you like it or not, planning is essential. Without planning, there’s no h...

PMP Prep: Strategic Alignment of Projects

As of January 12, 2016 the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam has been revised. A new area of focus is business strategy and strategic alignment of projects. PMI® has conducted extensive rese...

PMP Prep: Understanding Internal Rate of Return

Internal Rate of Return (IRR) is a project selection technique that takes a comparative approach for selection. When you’re taking the PMI® PMP® exam, you should expect questions on IRR. In your...

PMP Prep: Resource Leveling and Resource Smoothing

  Starting with its Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) 5th Edition, PMI® introduced resource smoothing as a resource optimization technique in the time management knowledg...

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PMP Prep: Qualitative vs. Quantitative Risk Analysis

As you’re preparing for your PMI PMP exam, you’ll want to understand the basics of qualitative risk analysis (QLRA) and quantitative risk analysis (QTRA), both processes that are part of t...

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PMP® Prep: Calculating EAC and ETC for Forecasting

In PMI®’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam, you’ll find a number of questions on earned value management (EVM). Along with EVM, the concept of “forecasting” is also ...

Lost in Translation? 5 PMBOK® Terms Explained for Project Users

While PMI’s fifth edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)® Guide is a great source for understanding the theoretical concepts of project management, the 2013 edition of Micro...