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The Trace Evidence that Sunk a PMO Director

I was working with a design firm that finally decided it was time to start a project management office to improve their processes and procedures. After a long search by the HR department, they finally found the person to head this new division. She had a lot of work experience across numerous industries, talked a lot…

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 important to understand. Forecasting has been used as one of the tools and techniques in the “control costs” process under the “project cost management” knowledge area. If you’re…

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® Exam. This will help you to accelerate your planning process. Become a The Project Management Institute (PMI)®…

Webinar: Risk Management with Microsoft Project and Project Server

  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: Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server are comprehensive software systems that help users execute different project management processes. One of these processes is risk management, which is s…

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 on/after July 31, 2013, then you now have to take the PMP® Exam based on the new PMBOK® Guide fifth edition. The…

Are You Smarter than a PMP?

Part One Here is a challenge for you, in this article I will ask you perform a simple task, in the next I will provide the answer. Your organization wants to do resource capacity management. Your task is to open Microsoft Project 2010, create a single task for a “Status Meeting”, and if not in…

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 the steps to schedule your PMP Exam, there is just one lingering question…how can you make sure you are able to identify the best…

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 Management Institute (PMI)® Chapter and study in a group. Whatever your study path, someone has been there before you. While everyone has a slightly…

When Should I Take the PMP® Exam

As you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam, one of your most important decisions will be when to actually take the exam. For many people the question of “when” is driven by these two additional questions: How will I know that I am ready to take the exam? I heard that the exam…

A Master at Project Management

What would make a person with many years in project management, who holds a Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential and two bachelor degrees — one in computer science and the other in mathematics — pursue his master’s degree in project management? Would that person really have something to gain by more…

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