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Notes on PMBOK 6 – PMBOK 5

PMBOK 6, as mentioned before – will be the base of PMP/CAPM Exam as of first quarter of 2018. For your planning purpose, we suggest that you schedule your PMP Exam within this year, 2017. If by any reason you […]

15 Most Read Lessons Learned in PMHUB Blog PMP, PgMP and CAPM

Lessons Learned is most useful when you are preparing to write your certification, whether it is PMP or CAPM. The Top 5 in each category was updated August 2, 2016 due to drastic change in ranking – others as at June 2016! ITS Fai!’s PMP LL was recently published but quickly jumped to no. 1.

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For all CAPM & PMP Aspirants: PMBOK 6 is coming! FAQ on PMBOK 6

PMP PMIQuestion 1: When will PMBOK Guide 6th Edition be released? Answer: According to PMI, we can expect the following release dates:

Draft Release: First quarter of 2017 (Jan-Mar 2017) Final Release is scheduled 3rd quarter of […]

ITS Fai!: How I get PMP after my name (a PMP LL)

Hi,

I passed my PMP exam on Wednesday 05.27. Below are my Lessons Learned and other details.

My core preparations really started the Friday 05.22 with approx 6 – 8 hours each day including 4 hours of dedicated testing time. The core studies were:

Core Study Plan – 1. Read PMBOK 2. Read Rita 3. […]

John Scheidelman: My thoughts on PMP Exam

Just passed the PMP Exam. Some thoughts . . . I used the PM PrepCast, Andy Crowne’s Book and Rita Mulcahy. Did not really use the PMBOK. […]

John P. Reiling, PMP: How to Win With the Multiple Certification Strategy

Should you earn a certification? If so, which one first? Which one is best after that?

These are all valid questions!

Many report that so many people have the PMP certification that it’s not a big thing to have it…but is if you DON’T!

What’s the reality out there, and how can you play it […]

John P. Reiling, PMP: How to Develop an Agile Mindset

There are two fundamental approaches to managing projects – typically software development projects. The waterfall method is the older approach and is based on working through all of the requirements before proceeding with building the application. By contrast, the agile approach acknowledges the pace of change, the time value of software features and functionality, and […]

John P. Reiling, PMP: How Six Sigma and PM Certification Compare

Why would you earn the Six Sigma Green Belt certification, whether you are a certified PM or not? This post highlights some key considerations that can help you decide for yourself. Here are five things to consider – comparing Six Sigma to project management, whether you are PM-certified or not:

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John P. Reiling, PMP: Where ITIL and Project Management Intersect

john reilingIf you work in IT Project Management, this information will be of most interest to you. In ITILfact, you may be familiar with the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), which provides a library of processes for managing services […]

John P. Reiling, PMP: PMP Exam Prep: Don’t Ignore the Code of Ethics!

There are many hard core topics you need to master as you prepare for the PMP exam. It’s easy to dismiss the Code of Ethics! After all, if you remember to just “do the right thing” you will be fine. Not so quick! You may be by passing a great opportunity.

I have always been […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM – On Certifications and PDU

Want to know more on PM Certifications and how to fulfill your PDU? Cornelius will explain these topics to you through his writings; Cornelius is the author and founder of PM Prepcast and other podcast that guide thousands of PMP aspirants for certifications. (some are listed at the bottom of this list.

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John P. Reiling, PMP: Outsourcing and Project Procurement Management

If you have your PMP or are preparing now, you know that “Project Procurement Management” is a distinct PMBOK Guide Knowledge Area. “Outsourcing” is simply a distinct and uniquely challenging subset of Procurement. IT outsourcing has blossomed with the internet over the past 10-15 years and continues to evolve.

There have been, and often still […]

John P. Reiling, PMP: Make your PDUs work for you!

Many PMPs consider earning their PDUs to be a challenge. But it doesn’t really have to be! In fact, earning your PDUs does not even have to take you any more time that you might spend if you did not even have the requirement!

The idea is to earn your PDUs though some means that […]

John P. Reiling, PMP: Keep Project Finance on Your Radar Screen

The PMBOK Guide outlines Knowledge Areas, and you don’t need to look far to find reference to project financial management sprinked throoughout these Knowledge Areas. Financial management is at the core of justifying project and controlling project performance. Project financial considerations come into play as soon as a project is identified and is considered to […]

John P. Reiling: Getting Ahead: Do You Have an “Agile” Project Management Mindset?

Some professionals estimate that by the end of this year, as many as 80% of applicatilon development projects will be executed using Agile methods. The Project Management Institute (PMI) has a new and very popular Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) certification.

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Raju Kvrk: I passed my PMP on my first try today. Friday, July 27

I passed my PMP on my first try today. Friday, July 27, 2012

My PMP preparation started with the Simpli-learn online course and the study continued and limited to weekends for the first 2 ½ months to only those repeated first 2 ½ chapters. ) A snap shot to a quotation of Winston Churchill “Failing […]

Sanjiv: Passed PMP Exam 23 July

I have passed my PMP exam on 23-July-2011. I am very happy and going to write my lesson learned which will help the candidates who are willing to go for PMP exam. I will write the relevent information only.

Journey begins in Feb 2012. Everyone knows how to apply for application and all requirements. I […]

The Perennial Question: The New PMBOK is soon out – Should I write the Exam now or later?

How to cope with the new exam? This discussion was during the PMBOK 4th to PMBOK 5th edition transition, but the answer is relevant for any other version PMBOK

Question: I am new (beginner) to PMP and was looking to start my preparation for PMP with PMBOK 3rd Edition.

However, I’ve found on this forum […]

John P. Reiling, PMP: How valuable would a new certification be to you?

Whether you are considering earning the PMP or CAPM certification…

…or are considering a new certification as part of your fulfillment of your PDU requirements…

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John P. Reiling, PMP: Management Skills and You – Hard Skills versus Soft Skills

Like “soft skills”, management skills are best learned over time. But depending upon where you are in your career, you will need to place different emphasis on developing your hard versus soft skills. […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: 12 Easy Ways to Earn PDUs

[Note: This is an update to the article “10 Easy Ways to Earn PDUs” that was published in July 2010. The update is necessary because PMI changed the categories, structure and policies governing Professional Development Units (PDUs). See http://www.pmi.org/en/GLOBALS/PDU-Updated-Category-Structure-Implementation.aspx.]

PDUs we need and PDUs we want. Professional Development […]

Natetc: Passed PMP Aug 29th – 2 days before the change

So I passed the PMP on Monday, two days before the examination change. The only difference between myself and everyone else is that I took and passed the CAPM last year which provided a great foundation and gave me experience for what to expect on the PMP. I used a full 2 months to complete […]

Rajasekhar: Passed PMP Exam on 24 Aug, 2011 – First Attempt

Hi PMP aspirers,I have passed the PMP exam on 24 August 2011 and very happy to share the lessons learnt with all of you. I was a silent spectator of this forum and was viewing the various lessons learnt from other successfull candidates and was able to learn lot of things. It is now […]

Saqib Shamim: New PMP in Karachi

This is to share my experience of preparing for PMP Certification and successfully passing it in first attempt on August 16, 2011 in Karachi – Pakistan. FacebooktwitterAugust 26th, 2011 | Category: certification, PMP Lessons Learned | 6 comments - (Comments are closed)

Kiran Thatta: Cleared my PMP Exam on 25 August.

Dear Friends, I have successfully cleared my PMP Exam on 25 August.

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Pradeep: Passed PMP on Aug 25

Hi All, I passed PMP in my first attempt yesterday Aug 25, 2011.

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R. Mettupalli: Passed PMP Exam on August 20th 2011. Lesson Learned

I cleared my PMP exam on 20th August 2011. Total Time spent: 3 Months

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Dhinakar: Passed PMP on 22nd Aug.11 & Lessons Learned

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to announce that I cleared my PMP exam today morning. The journey towards becoming a PMP was really challenging & ofcourse more enjoyable if you get through it in your first attempt. I have been a silent admirer of many useful discussions that were going on in this forum regarding […]

Pradeep Parameswara: Passed PMP Aug 18, 11 & Lessons Learnt

Hi Friends, I’m pleased to announce that I cleared my PMP Exam. Let me thank numerous good wishes from my friends, support forums like here. I appeared the course about 2 months back, I set a target of 45 days for the prep. My colleague and I started a study group, we were nearly 5, […]

R Kannan: PMP Exam Passed on 17-08-2011

Dear All

I would like to inform to all the members and the PMP aspiriants that I have completed the exam today at 12:00 Noon.

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Sundar – Passed PMP Exam on 12-Aug-11. My Lesson Learned

Hi PMP Aspirants, Its with great pleasure and sense of satisfaction I write this Lesson Learned to help other people to crack the exam.

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Ganeshprasad: Lesson’s Learnt of My PMP Exam

My dream came true on 13 August 2011. I was continuing my PMI membership since 2006 and finally achieved the target.

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Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: Three Ways To Fail Your PMP Exam Audit

The Project Management Institute’s (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is a globally recognized certification of project management knowledge, skills and experience. So it’s not surprising that PMI takes great care to insure the quality of its certification process, from application through post certification.

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I.A. Memon: I pressed the “End” button and passed the PMP Exam

Dear Friends,

I feel immense pleasure to let you know that I have successfully qualified PMP Exam last week i-e 15th June, 2011.

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ChadAm: Passed June 4, 2011 – First Attempt

I successfully became PMP certified on June 4th, 2011. The best part is the accomplishment and the hard part is filling my free time – but it’s not that hard to find things to do. FacebookJune 8th, 2011 | Category: certification, PMP Lessons Learned | 5 comments - (Comments are closed)

L. Johnson: Cleared PMP

Hi all I am very happy to share the good news that I cleared PMP exam today. I scheduled for the exam on April 27 and got a slot for today May 19. I started preparing for the exam only on May 1. So, as you see, I didn’t get much time to prepare as […]

Abhay Kulkarni: Passed PMP May 14

Hi All, I passed my first attempt on May 14th.

This forum helped me a lot to prepare for my PMP.. I want give back and share my experience and some advice to the future aspirants.

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KGandhi: Passed my PMP April 22nd…..phew what a relief.

Started the journey 4 months ago. Few hours a day. Study materials that I used not necessary in right order:

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JayeshNagda: PMP on 12 April

Hi Friends,

I cleared my PMP on 12 April, pretty satisfied for all the efforts put in Here is how did I go with my studies

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Mukundan: PMP is not easy and is not tough

Rita Mulcahy is the best author for PMP. I certainly agree with most people comments here that Rita Mulcahy book is the best way to clear the exam. If you are a person going to write the PMP let me share with you the strategy that worked for me.

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David Kohrell, PMP: Project Exclusions, Assumptions and Constraints

Project exclusions, assumptions, and constraints (among other information) are included in a Project Scope Statement. They’re also referenced in the Project Charter and Project Plan.

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Cornelius Fitchner: Contingency Plan vs Workaround

Although many people use the terms “contingency plan” interchangeably with “workaround”, they are not the same. The difference between the two terms is related to whether the problems being handled were identified ahead of time or not. Contingency plans are made based on potential risks that are identified that could derail a project. Workarounds are […]

J. Ahmad: My Lessons Learned

I passed my PMP exam on 14-March-2011. Below are LL. It took me around 4 months preparation.

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Cornelius Fichtner: The Work Package explained

The concept of a work package can be a difficult one for some people. In project management, a work package is defined as the effort required to produce a deliverable within a project. This effort may be a single task or it could be several related tasks. Many […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: Top 10 Features of a Great PMP Exam Simulator

You’ve read the PMBOK® Guide, you’ve studied hard and you feel that you are ready to take the PMP® exam. But understanding the topics isn’t the only thing you’ll need to make a success of the exam. Wouldn’t it be great to have the chance to take some sample questions, so you really know […]

David Kohrell: Brainstorming – Facilitated Workshops for Project Selection & Scope

The whiteboard. The dry eraser. The multi-color pens. The overbearing meeting participant. Those four things often come together when thinking of brainstorming. It’s a technique among multiple management nexus disciplines and at the heart of agile, business analysis and project management. It can produce great results from a team.

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A. Mani: Passed PMP exam Feb 18

I am happy to inform that I have cleared PMP yesterday 18-Feb-2011. I was a silent observer of this forum. So it is my responsibility to give back my experience for future PMP aspirants. Facebook

David Kohrell: Stakeholder Management Strategy

A Stakeholder Management Strategy is a document used by project managers to outline a plan to increase support and minimize obstruction from the project stakeholders. This document is created through the Identify Stakeholders process, which is one of the 42 project management processes described in the fourth edition PMBOK®.

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Andy N passed PMP on Feb 13, 2011

I just passed my exam yesterday (Feb. 13, 2011) and used

– The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try, Fourth Edition by Andy Crowe

– PMP Exam Prep, Sixth Edition: Rita’s Course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam by Rita Mulcahy

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David Kohrell: Secondary versus Residual Risk

Synonymous term or a different term, that’s a common question we receive in our course delivery for secondary versus residual risks. Those two terms sound quite a bit a like. Are they? No.

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Asad Naqvi: Passed the PMP Exam 23-01-2011

It gives me immense pleasure to share the news that I have passed the PMP exam on 23rd January 2011. Sorry, for the delay in sharing the information and Lessons Learned.

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David Kohrell: A Simple Matter of Estimates – Analogous to PERT

Schedule (Activity Duration or Activity Resource) and Cost estimating are two lynch pins for business analysis and project management. The most common estimating techniques are: analogous, bottom-up, parametric and three-point – PERT.

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David Kohrell PMP: PERT Formula

The Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) formula is a simple and useful tool for project managers, and those who are planning to take their PMP Exam should have it memorized. There is much more to PERT as a project scheduling and planning technique than this formula, but here we’ll focus just on the formula.

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Michael Fickery: PMP as of 1/11/11

On 11 Jan 2011 I added this three Valuable letters next to my name to be written Eng.Michael Fekry “PMP Certified” here are the Lessons learned for my Journey

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SScortan: Passed PMP Exam Dec 2010 – Romania

I have just passed PMP exam and I want to share with you my lessons learned:

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Christoph Piotrowski: Tips & Hints – passed the PMP Exam in Hamburg Nov 29, 2010

After studying for PMP I passed my exam last Monday (November 29th). Before the exam I have read a lot of LL’s and got a lot of hints that helped me during my preparations (so in fact reading LL’s would be my first recommendation?). Now I would like to say thanks to all LL authors […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: 5 Reasons NOT to Take a PMP Exam Boot Camp

Often touted as “ideal targeted training” for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam, many people find PMP boot camps are an attractive option for exam preparation.

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Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: Don’t use too many PMP Exam Prep Books

What usually happens is that students preparing for the PMP exam try to go through too many PMP Exam Prep books or on-line courses thinking that they will be able to absorb everything that they watch and read. That is far from the truth. Too many books will in fact confuse you. Usually, one good […]

Mukund Gorla: Cleared PMP. Sharing my experience

I have cleared PMP yesterday. Sharing my experience below. Preparation:

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PMProg: Passed the PgMP Exam

Passed the Exam today!!. On second attempt, should I be successful on MRA process probably would be the first person in Ghana and in West Africa..

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