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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. Create WBS and Decomposition Create WBS (Work Breakdown Structure): 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 Aspirants. This article will try to distinguish...

GreyCampus online Instructor-led ITIL Foundation Course Review

Simplilearn Agile Scrum Master (ASM) Certification Course Review

Bottom Line: The Simplilearn Agile Scrum Master (ASM) Certification Course (Online Classroom Flexi-Pass) is ideal for IT project managers who would like to understand and apply Agile methodologies (in particular Scrum) in  software development projects in an interactive way as the course is delivered with mixed modes (16 hours of instructor-led training...

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

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 and RAM according...

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...

My Top 5 Recommended PMP Online Training

Comparison of Popular Online PMP Training Courses

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

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?

Note: The PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition is currently a work in progress and the official launch date for the finalized PMBOK® Guide 6 is targeted at the 3rd quarter of 2017. The PMP® Exam will be ONLY updated in the first quarter of 2018 to be based on the PMBOK® Guide 6th...

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