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Filling PMP Application as Consultant - Project Role and Organization Details

As a person who is currently working as Consultant at an IT Consulting Firm which roles have ranged from Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Project Expeditor and Project Contributor, how should I ...
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PMP Certification - Mock exam and Practice questions - Can any one answer this question?

1) The sponsor will not accept a risk or the schedule being delayed by 20 working days or longer. This is an example of ? risk tolerance risk acceptance risk aversion risk threshold can anyone ...
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PMP/PMI and other similar classes

I am poor, very poor, so poor that I don't have money to take a PMP class. So I decided to teach myself about it. However, I find myself having a lot of knowledge gaps that a PM may have (i.e ...
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Does Managing Science Research Projects Count as PMP Project Experience?

I have a friend who has a M.S. in Biology and has led several biology-related research projects with both pharmaceutical companies and hospitals. Her job was eliminated (second time), and she is ...
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I am a Product Manager with 6+ years in Product Management; am I eligible for PMP certification?

I have been full time product manager for last 6 years, with total of 9 years of industry experience. I could not find good software project/product nanager certifications which are accepted globally, ...
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What is the meaning of “dollars per module”?

I am working through Rita (8th edition) and there was the following question: Which of the following is an example of parametric estimates? The correct answer is Dollars per module. Of course I was ...
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Recording work experience on PMP application

can I have 0 hours recorded for some process groups in my PMP application? as I was not involved in all the process groups.
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PMI-PMP relation

I am beginning a research about what is PMP. For doing that I think a good idea to become a member of a PMI Chapter. I am mexican and there is a chapter here. Question Can I enroll me in other ...
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Is it a risk to be sitting for a latest version of a certification (like PMP) after going through classes using the previous syllabus?

I've gone though the classroom training for PMP using PMBOK4 syllabus however since the exam now will be based on PMBOK5, is there a chance that I might be risking the exam with only my references ...
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About the new PMI-ACP certification in comparison to PMP [closed]

I have started preparing for the PMP certification by the PMI institute. I stumbled upon the PMI-ACP exam. It's agile oriented. My question is, what is the value of PMI-ACP in the job market?
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Can someone explain the Requirements Traceability Matrix purpose?

So I was taking a sample scope management test online, and Question #9 stumped me -- the question on the traceability matrix. Can someone please explain why b is better than c? Below is the direct ...
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PMP certification will it help MY career profile

I have work experience as a Analyst & Senior Analyst roles totalling 4 years and now in UK into IT recruitment and placements.. where we are going to deal with govt. projects shortly. Would it ...
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Explanation on the order of Planning Processes in Rita's Process chart

I am preparing for PMP, currently in Chapter 3 of Rita Mulcahy 's book. I prefer understanding over memorization, the 'why' rather than the 'what'. I searched on the web to understand why the ...
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PMP certification 35 contact hours- neccessary to be from training institute?

In the eligibility of the PMP certification it mentions "35 contact hours", I have searched on this for my local region and it seems to be that some training centers listed on the PMP site would ...
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When a new standard is about to be released for a PM certification, should I take the current version or wait for the next?

From a project management perspective, Which is more advisable? To go for a certification right away (currently, the PMP with PMBOK4) To Wait for the rollout of the next standard (like PMBOK5 [in ...
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Documenting PMP Experience [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I apply for PMP without experiences in all processes? What are the requirements for obtaining these certifications? I am a new member here and getting ready to take ...
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Prerequisites for PMP Exam [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I apply for PMP without experiences in all processes? What are the requirements for obtaining these certifications? I would like to have an professional advice on ...
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Does My job as a database programmer/report writer contain acceptable PM experience for the PMP Exam?

Would love some feedback on my work experience in the context of the PMP experience requirement. I have an M.S. degree, so I need 4500 hours. I have a background in audit, IT audit, and then ...
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Can the scale of a project be considered a constraint?

The triple constraints are listed as Time, Cost and Scope. PMBOK 4th Edition lists 6 project constraints: Cost, Time, Scope, Quality, Risk, and Resources. Can the scale of a project be considered a ...
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How to handle selection process for new project manager position I'm interested in?

In the company I'm currently working at, there is a new opening for a project manager position. I've been here for two long years working in a more technical role (software configuration manager), ...
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Do we really apply all methodology/approaches mentioned in PMBOK/study guide in our projects?

I have a question regarding PMP implementation in our projects. Should we apply all methodology/approaches mentioned in PMBOK/study guide in our projects? In my career I have seen estimation is not ...
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Am I eligible to take up PMP [closed]

I am working in that IT service industry, with 5.6 years of experience. I was involved in many projects, of very small duration (less then 2 months), even though i understand the basics of project ...
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Does a PhD degree enable one to take PMP exam?

this is my first question on this board as I've stumbled over it on my internet search for my question... I'm pursuing my PhD in Biomedical Engineering, have done a several industrial internships ...
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Can the PRINCE2 and Scrum Master Certificates be claimed as Contact Hours?

My understanding is that a requirement to apply for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate is to accumulate 35 Contact Hours (also referred as PDUs by other sources) prior to the ...
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MBA vs PMP to prepare for shifting to Management Career

I am wondering for a person who wants to advance his career from the development to management level in IT sector, what will provide him the suitable foundation or knowledge for him? MBA or PMP ? ...
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Specific Practice Exam Website Question (Quality) [closed]

Does anyone have experience with Exam Central practice exam web site? Since there was just a change in the version of the test and such, I was wondering how accurately this site represents what I ...
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Are there advantages to joining PMI before paying for/taking PMP exam?

I had read somewhere that you can receive a discount on the PMP exam fee if you are a PMI member, but this seems debatable when you consider that you need to pay for the membership. Other than a ...
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PMP Experience “within the past five years”

Few years ago I looked into getting the PMP and main reason I didn't was that the "experience verification form" required that all hours listed be within the past five years. Looking at their site ...
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What's the best way to prepare for PMP Certification?

I am ready to start preparation for the PMP and wanted to get your opinion on the resources you've used (outside of the PMBOK to prepare). I am really interested in a self paced online course, and ...
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Where would be a good place to start a project management career?

I had recently obtained my PMP certification, currently I am already doing Project Management work but I would like to work in an environment where I could gain maximum exposure to project management, ...
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Validity of InAct study codes with PMP Exam Change coming

I have the study guides, books, and the online codes from InAct through my local PMI chapter. Due to a myriad of reasons (and excuses) I wasn't able to schedule my PMP exam until after the 31 Aug ...
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If someone doesn't have enough experience to get the PMP, should they get the CAPM instead or wait until they have enough experience for PMP?

Lets say someone is still in university, so they still require 7500 hours of project management experience to applying for PMP. Would it be worth their while to do the CAPM or to simply wait until ...
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Does developing a software project count towards the prerequisites for PMP certification?

I work as software engineer, with a Masters in Computer Science. My question is about PMP certification. I heard that the prerequesites of PMP certification include 4500 hours of project experience. ...
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What does PMP Certification guarantee about a person?

If someone has written PMP on their resume. What can I assume that they know about project management? Would they know what is scrum, extreme programming, waterfall, etc? Would they know which ...
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Career path in project management

I am a software engineer working in a CMMI level 5 company with around 2 years and 5 months of experience. I am fascinated towards project management and analysis, for this I want to get some ...
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How Can I Maintain My PMP Certification and Earn PDU's In an Inexpensive Manner?

If you've earned your PMP certification, you now have to maintain your credentials by participating in professional development activities. This is from the PMI Web Page on Maintaining Your ...
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Number of PMP, CSM and Prince2-certified PMs

What are current world-wide numbers of people who are: PMP (Project Management Professional) CSM (Certified Scrum Master) Prince2 certified
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PMP vs PRINCE2 - Why one rather than the other?

What are the reasons why a project manager should select PMP certification rather than Prince 2, or vice versa? Are they complementary or competing?
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Is it possible to use Rita's and Andy Crowe's books to prepare for the CAPM exam?

I've bought the two books mentioned above to prepare for the PMP exam until I have the required conditions (3+ years of PM work) fulfilled. I've recently had a look at the CAPM exam however, and ...
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PMP Experience Documentation

I am looking to take the PMP exam in a year or so, and see that one of the requirements is "at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects." ...
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Is the PMP or other project management certification worth while to have?

This is a classic question whose answer would likely help a lot of people on this site. Is it worth it to get the PMP? How about other project management certifications?
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How to anticipate delays in the project schedule?

I once managed a very intensive, very complex project that with every tool, illustrated an on-time schedule. But in the end, the project was severely delayed. I understand the concept of "known ...
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What is the relation between PMBOK and real world Project Management?

While I was studying for my PMP certification I learned many things that over my course of 10 years I was doing differently. Now after being a PMP for a year, I see how you can get value from the ...
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What ways exist to earn PDUs to keep active all PMI Certifications?

Lets use this question to list all possible ways to earn PDUs. Please moderator covert this question in a community post. Summary of all the answers: PMI Chapter regular meetings (2 PDUs per ...
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Is PMP certification an appropriate career goal for someone about to start a career in project management?

Is PMP certification a requirement for a successful career in Project Management? At which point would it be appropriate for a newly starting project manager to plan to include PMP certification?