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project coordinator vs project expeditor

Project Expeditor vs Project Coordinator for PMP Exam

The PMBOK® Guide mentions three roles carrying project management responsibilities, namely Project Manager, Project Expeditor and Project Coordinator. While every Aspirant should be quite familiar with the role of Project Manager (after all, many of the Aspirants are Project Managers themselves), the role of Project Expeditor and Project Coordinator may...

Project Requirements vs Project Scope for PMP Exam

Project Requirements vs Project Scope for PMP Exam

In everyday terms, both project requirements and project scope are usually used interchangeably to refer to what needs to be done for the project. However, these two terms are not identical and should be studied in more details in order to really understand their definitions from the view of PMI....

Project Statement of Work vs Project Charter for PMP Exam

Project Statement of Work vs Project Charter for PMP Exam

Similar to the article discussing the differences and similarities between Project Statement of Work and Business Case, this article will discuss the differences and similarities between Project Statement of Work and Project Charter. In short, the Project Statement of Work is an input used to create the Project Charter and both of them...

Create WBS vs Decomposition for PMP Exam

Project Statement of Work vs Business Case for PMP Exam

Both Project Statement of Work and Business Case are key inputs for the development of Project Charter and they contains vital information to assist the senior management, project sponsor and project manager to determine whether the project is feasible in terms of expected results yet the exact information contained in...

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...

Project Calendar vs Resource Calendar for PMP Exam

Project Calendar vs Resource Calendar for PMP Exam

In the Project Schedule 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 Schedule 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...

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...

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...