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Ricardo Vargas: Elaboration of the Processes of the PMBOK 6

A good start to get an overall picture o the PMBOK 6 processes and how they relate to each other

Who is Ricardo Vargas?

Between 2007 – 2009, Ricardo served at the Board of Directors and was the first Latin American to be elected Chairman of the Board of the PMI He has written […]

Jack Ferguson: PMBOK 6 vs PMBOK 5

PMBOK 6 vs PMBOK 5 – for those who are already somewhat familiar with 5 and want to know what PMBOK 6 differences with PMBOK 5. This video is published by Six Sigma Scrum Live- Jack Ferguson developer of ITTO Tutor – Click PMBOK 6 for another video (Six Sgma Scrum Live: Provides classroom and […]

PMP Exam – What is the impact of PMBOK 6th edition? updated April 5, 2-18

As a result of the release of the PMBOK® Guide – 6th Edition in September 2017, the PMP examl changed on 26 March 2018.

If you schedule your exam on 26 March or later, you will receive an updated version of the exam that references the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition.

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Notes on PMBOK 6 – PMBOK 5

What is the difference between PMBOK 5 and 6?

Processes: : 47 -> 49 PMBOK 6: 3 new processes: Manage Project Knowledge, Control Resources and Implement Risk Response 1 process deleted: Close Procurement (now part of Close Project/Phase) Renamed […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM: Project and Process Tailoring for the PMP Exam

According to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) a project is “a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result”. Being that each project is unique it is important to also understand that an organization’s project management processes will likely need to be tailored in order to […]

John P. Reiling, PMP: The Difference Between Agile and Waterfall – and Why It Doesn’t Matter Much

Agile and waterfall are two methods of project management that are often contrasted with each other. However, most projects use some of each method, in a unique combination that best serves the needs of that project. As a result, it’s important to understand the essence of both the agile and waterfall methods.

The Essence of […]

John P. Reiling, PMP: The Agile Mindset

You can study methodologies until you are blue in the face! However, nothing will change unless you have the right mindset!

So it goes with Agile…

Agility is the ability to shift almost seemlessly…to be less dogmatic and more pliable…to be highly flexible – and very focused on results.

And yet many people – because […]

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:

Project Management is broad…Six Sigma […]

John P. Reiling, PMP: PMs: Put on Your “Strategic Thinking” Cap!

Porter five forces of strategyEmployers say that project managers need to hone strategic thinking skills. Read on for a primer on how jump start your own strategic thinking.

…but first, here’s the PMI’s take.

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John P. Reiling, PMP: Agile Business Analysis – or Agile and Business Analysis?

Should you learn “Agile Business Analysis”? Or is it better to learn “Agile PM” and “Business Analysis”, separately. I would argue that the latter choice is better, and here’s why.

To be the most effective, you need to have a solid grounding in the basics. Unfortunately, too much specialization skews your perspective…and I […]

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 […]

John P. Reiling, PMP: Three Key Responsibilities of the Project Manager…or Is It Four?

Any project manager knows that he or she is in charge of delivering projects on schedule, within budget, and at the required level of quality. But is there a fourth factor – very important – missing?

Let’s take a step back for just a second. A few months ago, in Dec 2015, the Project Management […]

John P. Reiling, PMP: Soft Skills Make the Difference

The Pareto Principle, or 80:20 rule, says that we get 80% of the results from 20% of our effort or actions.

…but what is the right 20%?

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John P. Reiling: Business Anaysis Skills: Important to Your Agility

Are you thinking at all about business analysis skills, or even a business analysis career?

In these times of rapid change, business analysis is a core skill, but business analysis is tending to shift away from a singular career to a valuable activity regardless of your role, title or job function.

Here are two business […]

John P. Reiling: Three Approaches to Strategic Project Management

Strategy and project management are tied together quite closely – or should be! Here’s a look at three practical and useful approaches to help you link strategy to project management to produce results. Why Strategy and Project Management?

 

 

Three Approaches

1. Von Clausewitz Carl von Clausewitz was […]

John P. Reiling: The One Thing You Must Have for Project Success.

It’s where the “rubber meets the road.” It’s what can make you indisputably an “elite project manager,” Rubber-meets-the-roadrising high above the pack. It’s the one critical ingredient you need – and lots of it! – if you are to succeed as a Project Manager.

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John P. Reiling, PMP: Use 80:20 to Boost Your Stakeholder Management

Do you find that stakeholders all too often simply “ask for the moon”? Often for stakeholders, a new project quickly becomes an opportunity to fix every problem in sight…and achieve MANY different things at the same time. But, applying the 80:20 Rule, or Pareto Principle, […]

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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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: 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. […]

John Reiling, PMP:Learn to speak the Language of Finance

Have you ever been in a meeting and wish that you could demonstrate a better understanding of financial and accounting principles?

How about sales and marketing…operations…or human resources?

As a project manager, or prospective one, you are expected to be conversant in a broad range of subjects. A project manager tends to be more of […]

John P. Reiling, PMP:: Is it better to work more on your strengths or your weaknesses?

The answer may surprise you!

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Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: What is a PMP Exam Simulator?

The PMP exam is a 4-hour, 200 question, multiple-choice, computer-based exam that leads to the Project Management Professional credential. It is based largely on the contents of the PMBOK® Guide, although you will probably want to use other books as well during your exam preparation. The PMBOK® Guide is wide-ranging and covers many […]

Margaret Meloni, MBA, PMP: Tips on Handling a Problem Team Member on your Project

mmOh there is a problem alright. And it starts with the fact that you have a boss, peer or project team member who is completely in denial about the chaos that is all around them. If they do see any kind of issues, well those issues start […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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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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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A-KS: Passed my PMP on Jan 27

I passed my PMP a couple of days back. This forum has given me a lot of help. So thought of sharing.

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Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: Which PMI Credential is Right for me?

The Project Management Institute (PMI)® offers 5 credentials in project management. Are you confused about which is the right one for you? Well, then here I am to help you find an answer.

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Dr P.D. Giammalvo: A Comparison of PM Certifications – A Preliminary Model

pdgHave you ever wondered what professional level credentials are available for project/program managers to choose from, and how these various project management certifications compare against one another?

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Naggesh Desaraju: Leading Change – Based on real life experiences

ndAbout the author: Naggesh is a graduate from the PLD program at Harvard Business School, and has obtained MBA and Second Master’s in Information Systems. He has a PMP from PMI in addition to being an Associate Management Accountant.

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John P. Reiling, PMP:: Is the PMP certification enough?

Is the PMP certification enough? Maybe…and maybe not! …a better question would be:

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Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: PMI’s PDU Secrets

A project manager has to be many things. To name just a few, a PM has to be a great communicator, a leader, a visionary, and be able to both build and inspire the team. First and foremost, however, a project manager has to be proactive. We employ […]

Jim Owens PMP: Who Writes the Project Charter?

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I was so pleased when I read the “Develop Project Charter” section of Project Integration Management in PMBOK Fourth Edition. They have finally caught up with what really happens in real projects (maybe they have been reading JIMBOK 🙂

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Jim Owens PMP: Should We Manage and Control Projects?

Jim Owens PMP comments on Tom DeMarco’s article “Software Engineering, An Idea Whose Time Has Come and Gone?”, which advocates little or no measurement or control in software projects. […]

John P. Reiling, PMP:: Now You’re a PMP! What Next?

Congratulations! You have earned your PMP certification, and it feels great to have that behind you. It is certainly a milestone, and an accomplishment worth celebrating. But after a short time, the question often becomes “What’s next?” (updated march 17, 2014 with additional comments from the author)

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Interview with Max Wideman – The person

Nov 21, 2006 It is hard to find a PM who has never heard of Max Wideman, a legendary figure and a guru of the PM Universe. Max was the President of PMI in 1987 and later the Chairman of the Board in 1988. More […]

Interview with Max Wideman – His PM Career

Nov 28, 2006

 Max, please let us know a little bit of your professional background.

I am a civil engineer by profession. I knew that I wanted to be a civil engineer ever since my first project at the age of seven. That was […]

Interview with Max Wideman – His view on PMBOK, PMI and PM world

Dec 13, 2006

 How is your experience and working relationship with PMI in the past and now?

I enjoyed the Institute more when it was run almost entirely by volunteers for the benefit of the members. I don’t find that to be the case today. […]

David J. Lanners: Let’s Run the Numbers Before We Proceed

When we are given a variety of financial metrics to use in the project selection process, it might be helpful to keep some heuristics (general guidelines) in mind.

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David J Lanners: Do PMPs need to be comfortable with numbers anymore?

I’ve heard it said that if one wants to know whether or not to trust somebody with $100, lend them $1 and observe how well they manage it.

Today I received my receipt for $139.00 as payment for my membership dues through 28 Feb 2009.

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Jim Owens: Leadership, a few thoughts

In times of battle some unlucky leaders have had to sacrifice the lives of a few to save many. If you were the husband, wife, parent or child of one of the sacrificed “few”, would you say the leader did “the right thing”? And saying that leaders are […]

Jim Owens: PRINCE2(TM) History and Overview

I was often asked questions about the Prince2 methodology, so I thought I should jot down a few notes on it.

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Jim Owens: Power in Project

Hi all, I though I would jot down a few notes about “power” this morning – I hope you find them of use.

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Jim Owens: Life After PMP

Hi everyone: The “Lessons Learned” is a great forum to browse, because it’s all about success – and everybody wants to be successful.

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PMP & CAPM Exam Score Report

PMI now uses a rough 3 level indication of your performance in the exam:1. Proficient – your performance is above average2. Moderately Proficient: your performance is average3. Below Proficient: your performance is below average

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