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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 Common PMP Exam Mistakes, and learned something, too. Now, let’s consider the sample question below:     Question You are assigned…

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 than to learn from those who have gone before you? Here we will look at seven of the most common mistakes identified…

Project Management is Evolving, and so is the PMP Exam

PMI has recently announced they will be updating the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam on March 26, 2018 to correspond with terminology in the Agile Practice Guide, which was released in of September 2017. The PMP is evolving, too. On the same date, PMI will release their updated version of the Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP) exam. The current exam…

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 and others. As project managers, we deal with people all day, every day, and we rely on them to get…

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 attendees are sending from their own devices — unless you do something about it. What exactly makes a good meeting? What are the meeting…

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. Perhaps your employer has established this deadline for contractual reasons; perhaps you have found a highly desirable open position you would like to apply to…

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 research on the topic in recent years and the news isn’t good: Poor performance results in organizations wasting an average of US$109 million for…

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), Fifth Edition at least once (and possibly even more). The PMBOK should be your primary resource when studying for the exam as it is…

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 goal to identify what it is that we do on our projects. As a result of the most recent RDS, PMI now has a pretty…

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 ready to take on the PMP test. And the mental preparation in the last 24 hours before you actually take it are…

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