Category: PMI PMP Exam Tips

Other PMP Certification Related Articles

Create WBS vs Decomposition for PMP Exam

Create WBS vs Decomposition for PMP Exam

“Create WBS” and “Decomposition” are often used together in the PMBOK® Guide to describe the process of understanding project deliverables for time and scope management. Though they are often used together, these two terms actually carry different meanings and should not be confused. This article will help PMP® Certification Aspirants to differentiate between Create...

RACI: Responsible vs Accountable for PMP Exam

RACI: Responsible vs Accountable for PMP Exam

RACI is a popular type of RAM (Responsibility Assignment Matrix) for the project human resource management to ensure each project activities are held responsible and accountable by individuals of the project team. However, “responsible” and “accountable” of the RACI chart are often mixed up by PMP® Certification Aspirants. This article will try...

Project Calendar vs Resource Calendar for PMP Exam

Project Calendar vs Resource Calendar for PMP Exam

In the Project Time Management knowledge area of the PMP® Exam syllabus, there are at least two types of calendars: project calendar and resource calendar. There are some similarities and differences between these two types of calendars. This article will try to distinguish between Project Calendar and Resource Calendar according to the...

Resource Leveling vs Resource Smoothing for PMP Exam

Resource Leveling vs Resource Smoothing for PMP Exam

In the Project Time Management knowledge area of the PMP® Exam syllabus, Resource Leveling and Resource Smoothing are two of the most important Resource Optimization Techniques for project schedule development to allow most effective allocation of resources to allow the project to be completed as fast as possible. However, given the...

Functional vs Projectized vs Matrix Organizations for PMP Exam

Functional vs Projectized vs Matrix Organizations for PMP Exam

In the PMP® Exam, one of the most fundamental questions a PMP® Aspirant will be asked is to distinguish between the type of organization with reference to project management and organizational structure. Organizations can be broadly divided into three general types: Functional, Projectized and Matrix (midway between Functional and Projectized). Knowledge about the...

RACI vs RAM for PMP Exam

RACI vs RAM for PMP Exam

PMP® Certification Aspirants will read about RACI and RAM during the Plan Human Resource Management process. Both RACI and RAM are tools used to ensure each project activities are held responsible by individuals of the project team so that nothing will be left un-attended. This article will try to distinguish between RACI...

Top PMP Audit Tips

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

Recently, a PMP® Aspirant told me that the PMP® 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...

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 PMP® Certification Aspirants may be tested on...

Project Team vs Project Management Team for PMP Exam

Project Team vs Project Management Team for PMP Exam

In the PMP® Exam, PMP® Certification 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 for the PMP® Exam questions. PMP® Certification Aspirants are...

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 PMP Tip: Begin Your PMP Certification Journey Now

The other day a PMP® Aspirant asked me what the single most important PMP® Tip I would offer to fellow PMP® Certification Aspirants. I replied without hesitation that the most important PMP® Tip is to “Begin Your PMP® Certification Journey Now”! No matter where you are in your project management education...

My Top 5 Recommended PMP Online Training

Comparison of Popular Online PMP Training Courses

As I have mentioned in my PMP® Exam Prep journey, I did not attend any PMP® bootcamps but get my PMP® 35 Contact Hours through online PMP® training courses. I have researched a vast number of online PMP® training courses providers during my search for quality online PMP® courses and...