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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, […]

Nabi Rasool: Huh.relieved, It’s Nabi Rasool PMP :)

Completed the certification on Wednesday evening. WANT TO THANK THE WHOLE GROUP; I DO NOT HAVE ANY HESITATION TO SAY THAT THIS FORUM IS ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS FOR MY SUCCESS.

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Cornelius Fitchner, PMP: PDU Tip: 6 Categories – 2 Divisions

As a PMP certified project manager you have to earn 60 PDUs every three years to recertify your credential. Each PDU will “cost” you 1 hour of your time. It may sound daunting to think of spending 60 hours on earning PDUs over the next three years but it’s actually very easy.

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Cornelius Fitchner: PDU Tip: Earning PDUs Through Self-Study

In our current series of PDU Tips we are exploring the many ways you can earn PDUs. Today we look at how you can gain PDUs through self-study.

Do you consume a lot of materials like reading articles or books, watching videos or CD ROMs? This is one type of self-study that contributes towards your […]

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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SC Foster: Passed Sept 27th First Try

Started studying for the PMP on June 9th and passed the exam this morning on September 27th. (just over 15 weeks) or 3 1/2 months.

The score was 3P’s and 2 MP’s.

This was my first attempt at passing the PMP and I have to say that it was one of the more difficult exams […]

Hmohareb: CAPM Passed! Detailed LLs

Please note that the content of this post was written on the day I completed the exam. Sorry for posting it a while later, I was on a vacation ,,,

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Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: PMP Exam Tip – How To Use The Tornado Diagram

torOne of the more obscure terms that you need to know for the PMP Exam is the “Tornado Diagram”. Basically, the tornado diagram is a typical display format of the sensitivity analysis.

Let’s look at this in more detail. A Tornado diagram, also called tornado plot or tornado […]

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 […]

BM Joseph: I am PMP Today – Thanks to all of you

Just a quick note to let you know that I passed PMP today June 27,2012. I thank lord almighty and owe this to many of my friends in this forum. Also to my wife and kids who supported me during this journey

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Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: PMP Exam Tip: Be Sure To Answer All The Questions

The PMP exam is a computer based exam with 200 multiple choice questions. This means that each question has exactly one correct answer. The exam will give you exactly four hours to answer these questions. If you prepared well, this should be a breeze. Most find four hours to be more than sufficient for the […]

Oramirez: Lessons Learned for CAPM ( at 22 – no PMBOK)

Had my exam yesterday and PASSED :) I’m 22 years old, started working as a QA PM in january (I’m a Telecommunications Engineer and I develop software – my IT experience let them give me a try)

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Mari Appan: Passed PMP Yesterday 4th June 12 – LL

Hi, I would like to share a happy news that I have PASSED my PMP exam yesterday. Its a very big achievement for me. I took totally 6 months to get achieve.

I would like to share my experience here with you people. I have started to get into the ground by December last. 1. […]

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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Cornelius Fitchner, PMP: PDU Tip: Earning PDUs With Your Day Job

In our current series of PDU Tips we are exploring the many ways you can earn PDUs. Today we look at how your day job can contribute to your PDU total.

If you are a project manager this is probably the easiest way to earn free PDUs. You can get up to 25% of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sundeep Gupta : My Journey to PMP

Guys, here is my experience and lesson learnt.

So here are the Lesson learned , I Know it is a bit lengthy , but I could not write less , you will find a lot of value in it..

– March 2012 1. Few of my friends suggested Head First PMP as one of very […]

Cornelius Fitchner: PDU Tip – Everything about PDU Category D

As the holder of a Project Management Institute (PMI) credential (except CAPM) you are required to earn a specified number of Professional Development Units (PDUs) to maintain that credential. PMI has developed six categories of PDUs in which one can obtain credits. In this series of PDU Tips we review all six categories and give […]

Kiran Eupuganti: I am now a PMP!

Happy to say that I have Passed the PMP exam. Many thanks to Progressive Ventures team for PMP training where I attended PMP workshop and learned PMP Concepts.

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Cornelius Ficthner: PDU Tip: The maximum PDUs you can earn in a category

As a holder of many Project Management Institute (PMI) credential you are required to earn a specified number ofProfessional Development Units (PDUs) to maintain that credential. The number of PDUs to be completed for each three year cycle is dependent upon the type of certification held. Each PDU is equivalent to one hour of effort. […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: The 12 Most Popular PMP Exam Preparation Tools

If you are about to start studying for your Project Management Professional (PMP) exam, you’ll want to make sure your toolkit is bursting with things to help you on the journey to becoming a PMP. There are so many options to consider when looking at the study materials on the market that it can be […]

A. Biswas: Project PMP Closed Today

Hi All, I am very happy to share with you all that today I have passed the PMP exam after 2.5 months of sincere effort. Except closing, got proficient (Above Average) in all areas, in closing I got moderately proficient (average). Here goes my project story,

Initiation(D-Day- 90 – D-Day – 70) Started with browsing […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: Understanding The PDU Category Structure And Policies

If you are a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®, then you know that the acronym PDU stands for Professional Development Unit. Every PMP needs to earn 60 PDUs every 3 years in order to keep his or her certification. Why? The idea behind PDUs is simple: the Project Management Institute (PMI) wants every PMP to […]

John P. Reiling, PMP:: Want to streamline your way to a certification this year?

YOU MAY BE CONSIDERING THE POSSIBILITY OF EARNING A CERTIFICATION THIS YEAR…

This is a good thing, and can only help you…and will surely not hurt you (did a little hard work ever hurt anyone?)!

We can provide a gift designed to help you (just request one of our free courses at the end of […]

Ajay Sankaralingam: Cleared PMP on first attempt – Jan-10

I am thrilled that I cleared my PMP on Jan-10-2012. I started my preparation sometime in late Apr-2011. Yes, it took me close to 9 months to achieve my certification. I know on an average it takes people 3-4 months to prepare and give the exam, but I wanted to set a realistic target for […]

Sarita: Passed PMP on 21st December in first Attempt – LL

I cleared PMP exam on 21st in my first attempt. I wish to share my LL on this forum.

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Anil Vempati – PMP Lessons Learned – First Attempt – Passed

I passed PMP on Saturday 5th Nov 2011. Here are my Lessons learned.

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Little1: My Lessons Learned for CAPM

I did my exam last Wednesday and I unfortunately did not pass.

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GoldenKnight: CAPM exam passed today, LL

Today I passed the CAPM exam! Here are my Lessons Learned.

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Densin: CAPM LL – passed

Hello everybody! I have passed the CAMP exam today, and here is my lessons learned.

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Catherine D’Amico-Maharaj: First PMP Exam LL – new exam October 2011

Lessons Learnt – PMP® exam Place of Exam: Johannesburg, South Africa Result: PASS

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BenHeld: I passed – September 5, 2011

Hey All,

I’ve been lurking here for a while, and wanted to add to some of the lively discussion

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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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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 […]

Gavin Yip: Target 30 Aug 2011 and I passed CAPM today!

Great thanks to PMHub and all the FREE resources made available from all contributors!

I’ve been thinking about getting a project management certification for a while. Did not really act on it as I gave myself all sort of excuses. Then I discovered PMHub at the beginning of August and more strikingly was on the […]

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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Katie Hong: I Passed the PMP Exam Today!

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I passed the PMP exam today – July 05’11, after 2 months of dedicated work (commit 2-3 hours each night, and at least 8 hours during weekends). I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in this Forum. It was very helpful for […]

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)

V. Pandey: LL – Passed PMP – 01-June-2011

I passed PMP Exam today in Dubai after almost 6 months of preparation. I have read many LL’s on pmhub as a silent member and this is my contribution to the forum.I had planned to complete the exam within 3 months but my application was selected for audit by PMI & i had some unscheduled […]

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 […]

Vrman: CAPM Passed Lessons Learned

Hi Everyone,

I recently passed my CAPM exam on my first try. It was a long study process which involved several hours of reading a night to fully understand the PM methodologies and processes. At first I was bogged down by the amount of material (Over 12 chapters, 42 processes, 9 Knowledge area, and plenty […]

Atul Kumar: Project PMP Completed – Objectives of Passing PMP met

I would like to share the joy of passing PMP exam today with a big thanks to all for the support extended.Below are the lessons learned –

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Sunish Chabba: CAPM exam Lessons Learned

Sat May 14, 2011 7:14 am

I guess it is about time I put in my 2 cents of CAPM wisdom. When I went through a post on “Lessons Learned” last month on PMHub.net, at that time somewhere deep down, I will post my experience soon. Today, I cleared CAPM and I’m sharing my strategy […]