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Top PMP Audit Tips

How NOT to Fail the PMP Audit? Here are the Top Audit Tips

Recently, a PMP® Aspirant told me that his application and audit had been rejected by PMI on grounds that “the experience entries listed on the application form do not meet the requirements of the PMP® credential”. He was very disappointed but yet take the time to share his experiences with fellow...

Project Life Cycle vs Product Life Cycle for PMP Exam

Project Life Cycle vs Product Life Cycle for PMP Exam

One of the fundamental knowledge on project management is the understanding of project life cycle and its difference with product life cycle. Though both project life cycle and product life cycle consist of various phases, there are some marked difference between the two and Aspirants may be tested on the understanding...

Project Team vs Project Management Team for PMP Exam

Project Team vs Project Management Team for PMP Exam

In the PMP® Exam, Aspirants will come across the terms “Project Team” and “Project Management Team” in the questions. While these two terms look very similar, they actually carry different meanings that may be crucial in getting the correct answer. Aspirants are advised to understand the meanings of “Project Team” and “Project...

PMP vs PRINCE2: Which Project Management Certification is Better

PMP vs PRINCE2: Which Project Management Certification Better?

PMP® (Project Management Professional) Certification and PRINCE2® (Projects in Controlled Environments, ver. 2) Certification are two of the most prestige and sought-after project management certifications for practitioners of the field. Many project management practitioners would have the question: “Which one of these two project management certification is Better?” (me too when...

Most Important PMP Tip: Begin Your PMP Certification Journey Now

Most Important Tip: Begin Your PMP Certification Journey Now

The other day an Aspirant asked me what the single most important tip I would offer to fellow Aspirants. I replied without hesitation that the most important tip is to “Begin Your Certification Journey Now”! No matter where you are in your project management education or career, it is never too...

PMBOK Guide 6 vs PMBOK Guide 5: What Have Been Changed for the PMP Exam?

PMBOK Guide 6 vs PMBOK Guide 5: What Have Been Changed?

The PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition has been published 6th September 2017. The PMP® Exam will be ONLY updated on 26th March 2018 to be based on the PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition. If you begin your exam preparation now, the PMP® Exam will be based on PMBOK® Guide 5th edition by the PMP®...

Project Procurement Management: Contract Types for PMP Exam

Project Procurement Management: Contract Types for PMP Exam

Project Procurement Management is usually considered more difficult to most Aspirants as many project managers do not have sufficient knowledge and experience in dealing with contracting issues — contract administration, contract types, contract closure, etc. This post will expound on the various types of contracts that are mentioned in the PMBOK® Guide®...

Project Risk Management: Enhance vs Exploit for PMP Exam

Project Risk Management: Enhance vs Exploit for PMP Exam

UPDATED for PMP® Exam thru 2020. In project risk management, according to different types of risk (positive or negative), the PMBOK® Guide recommends the following risk management strategies: For negative risks: Mitigate Avoid Transfer Accept Escalate For positive risks (i.e. opportunities): Enhance Exploit Share Accept Escalate Out of the four risk management strategies...

PMP Exam Experience Sharing

Lessons Learned by Srinivas Reddy Nalla (New PMP Exam 2016)

A very detailed lessons learned for the PMP® Exam from Srinivas Reddy Nalla who passed the exam with 4 proficient and 1 moderately proficient. Srinivas Reddy Nalla Passed the New Exam Below is the sharing by Srinivas who have recently passed the new exam: Exam Preparation I have taken my exam on...

Project Quality vs Product Quality for PMP Exam

Project Quality vs Product Quality for PMP Exam

Quality is an crucial aspect for project success. Quality is both important for the deliverables (products) and the management of the project for the creation of the deliverables. Project Quality vs Product Quality Product Quality: product quality is the adherence/conformance of the product/deliverable of the project to the pre-defined requirements/standards. Product...

Project Time Management: Free Float vs Total Float for PMP Exam

Project Time Management: Free Float vs Total Float for PMP Exam

In project time management, when using the Critical Path Method  (CPM) to determine the project schedule, there are two types of float that are easily confused by many Aspirants: Free Float and Total Float. Free Float vs Total Float A Float/Slack is a schedule flexibility an activity has in a project network diagram...

Project Risk Management: Fallback vs Workaround for PMP Exam

Project Risk Management: Fallback vs Workaround for PMP Exam

In project management, once the original plan does not proceed as expected or there are any changes in the external environments, the Project Management will need to investigate whether changes to the original plan is needed. This is where Fallback and Workaround would need to be implemented. However, Aspirants should...

Project Cost Management: Cost Baseline vs Budget for PMP Exam

Project Cost Management: Cost Baseline vs Budget for PMP Exam

In Project Cost Management, project managers will have to deal with Cost Baseline and Cost Budget. However, these two terms are easily confused in everyday language. In the PMBOK® Guide, Cost Budget and Cost Baseline are different concepts that need to be distinguished clearly. This post will expound on the similarities...