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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…

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 you know the value of a project plan. So practice what you preach as you prepare to pass your exam. Be a planner, and apply good…

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 many PMP exam prep books or online courses thinking that they will be able to absorb everything that they watch and read. That is far from…

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…

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…

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