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Work package vs activity for the PMP Exam

Work Package vs Activity for PMP Exam

The terms “Work Package” and “Activity” are commonly by many project managers to refer to “the tasks to be performed in the project”, many would use these two terms interchangeably. However, for the PMP® Exam, “Work Package” and “Activity” carry different meanings and should not be treated as the same. Work...

Critical Path Method vs Critical Chain Method for PMP Exam

In Project Schedule Management, the most important scheduling methods mentioned in the PMBOK® Guide are Critical Path Method and Critical Chain Method. As their names suggest, there are similarities and differences between the two “Critical” methods. Critical Path Method (CPM) vs Critical Chain Method (CCM) Critical Path Method (CPM): the Critical...

Quality Control vs Quality Assurance for PMP Exam

Contingency Reserve vs Management Reserve for PMP Exam

Reserve, by definition, is the money set aside for unexpected events / contingencies / risks so that the project will still have enough funding to carry on. Setting aside reserves is one of the most important measures to manage project risks. In PMBOK® Guide, reserves can be sub-divided into 2...

Quality Control vs Quality Assurance for PMP Exam

Quality Control vs Quality Assurance for PMP Exam

Again in everyday language, there is just a thin line between the meanings of Quality Control (QC) vs Quality Assurance (QA), many use these two terms interchangeably and fail to differentiate between the essences of each. In fact, in many projects, both quality control and quality assurance are performed by...

PMP Journey of Cornelius Fichtner

PMP Journey of Cornelius Fichtner (PM PrepCast Instructor)

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP®, is one of the most renowned training instructors in the world. He published the PM PrepCast™ — a downloadable / online exam prep video course which has helped me to pass my PMP® Certification Exam. Over the years, Cornelius has helped over 30,000 students to achieve PMP®...

Advancing Project Management Career through Certification

How I Advance Project Management Career through Certifications

Nearly 2 years ago, I embarked on the project management certification journey by preparing for the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam. As I benefited much from the knowledge and experience gained through the PMP® journey, I looked to other certifications in the field of project management. PMI Agile Certified Professional...

Assumptions vs Constraints vs Requirements for PMP Exam

Assumptions vs Constraints vs Requirements for PMP Exam

In everyday language, there is just a thin line between the meanings of assumptions, constraints and requirements. In many cases, these terms may even be used interchangeably. This is not so in the PMP® Exam and in the PMBOK® Guide. This article will try to definite the meanings of assumptions, constraints and...

Corrective vs Preventive Actions for PMP Exam

Corrective vs Preventive Actions for PMP Exam

During project execution, there are inevitable change requests. In addition to change requests that are brought about by scope changes, there are also a number of other reasons, e.g. corrective actions, preventive actions and defect repairs. In this article, we will discuss about Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions, their similarities and differences....