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Questions tagged [pmi]

For questions about PMI (Project Management Institute). PMI is a US not-for-profit professional organization for project management. Well known as publisher of PMBOK Guide and provider of PMP certification.

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Does Project Charter change when the Project manager changes?

What if the project manager changes all of a sudden during the project at any phase (Due to resignation / Personal reasons / Accident). Does the Project charter also change with it? If so, Who does ...
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Working and non working days

I want to ask if I need to have non working days and working days in a same day. Can we do that in microsoft project? For example Saturday (same date) for items Consultant approval I want to set it ...
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importance of long list of risks

Can anybody explain the importance of having long list of risks in managing the project? i know we should cover maximum of all possible one but what really significant importance to have a long list ...
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Can organizational trainings (Classroom and Web-based) be considered for Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) of PMP?

Can organizational trainings on Project Management (Classroom and Web-based) be considered for Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) of PMP? For example I recently attended a few trainings on ...
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PMI: Responsibility for Scope Management

I'm going through the PMI training videos for a CAPM. In one of them, the presenter states: If a business analyst is assigned to a project, that individual is responsible for defining ...
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How do you manage resources in an agile approach with PMI

In a case with limited people like 5, you need to go through an iterative process. If you weight, distribute and assign the stories to be developed in a way that everyone is orchestrated well and you ...
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WBS and agile approach

I have been reading 3 books about Agile Project Management and in all of them there is no concept about WBS even in the book of the agile practice from agile alliance that comes with the PMBOK 6th ...
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Risk register vs risk report

Risk documents normally are documents in possession of the Project Manager with the discretion to show only to Project Team and Sponsor. Risk register is a document that contains all the work ...
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What is the difference between ITIL and PMP?

It seems I'm dragging you along with me in the IT field, believe me, it's not premeditated. My question - a little broad that I admit - is: when is ITIL used and when is the PMP used? and why rather ...
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Can running my own business be counted towards PMI experience requirements?

I started a retail business from scratch. I imported ready-made garments. I was the CEO for three years, managed everything, and worked in my stores full time. I had employees as well. The ...
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What is unique about application development projects? [closed]

I'd like to understand the difference, from a project-management perspective, between application development and other, non-application development.
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Scrum compatibility with PMBOK® Guide

My question is quite simple : Is Scrum methodology compatible with PMBOK® Guide ? In other words How can we manage a project using the Scrum methodology in the PMI Framework?
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Can I use the PMP Exam book to prep for a CAPM exam? [closed]

I purchased Rita Mulcahy's PMP Exam Prep(8th Edition) and I have already finished the first eight chapters. However, I have realised that this book is only for experienced PMP attendants not for CAPM. ...
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Requirements for PMI's PMP course

I am interested in working towards my PMP certification. I have a 3 year BSc degree from someplace in Canada which I got back in the mid 1980s. As I read the requirements, they specify a 4 year ...
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How can I write a project charter prior to collecting requirements, defining scope, estimating and so on?

I am trying to set my mind on the PMI rails, but absolutely can't get the order in which a project manager asked to prepare a project charter prior to steps in the planning process group like ...
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How important are PMI certifications in the beginning of a PM career?

More specifically, should I consider getting the CAPM while completing graduate studies, or just wait out until I have more experience and can get the PMP?
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Learning Project Management

I have been greatly interested in becoming a Project Manager as a career path for some time. I have the current Pmbok Guide and am trying to work through several online classes. At my current ...
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Is it correct to define oneself as Project Manager even without dealing with all Project Constraints?

I've been wondering about this question for a while. I'm aware that Job Titles are not completely meaningful (specially, in the financial sector) but still, calling one as 'Project Manager' should ...
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PMP/PMI and other similar classes [duplicate]

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 mindset,...
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How to show the PMI Organization that I worked for one year and for more than 1500 hours? What kind of proof and documents do they want?

I worked as project coordinator (for the first time) in an oil and gas company. In the beginning, when I met the project manager who interviewed me for the job, I told him I don't have any experience ...
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How can I attain my PMP PDUs fast and cheap? [duplicate]

My Project Management Professional (PMP) 3 year cycle is ending soon and I am short 15 Professional Development Unit (PDUs). What is a fast and cheap way to get these units online? Can anyone ...
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PMI-PMP relation

I started a research about what is PMP. For doing that I think a good idea is to become a member of a PMI Chapter. I am mexican and there is a chapter here. Question Can I enroll in other ...
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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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Project metric definitions

I often read about Agile development in blogs. It seems that some PM terms are sometimes mentioned with slightly different meanings depending on the context. Could you transcribe from a book (either ...
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Where are Primavera's old baseline dates stored after rescheduling the project?

Any idea Where are Primevera's old baseline dates are stored after rescheduling the project? We can see the old dates in the Client but I want to query the database to get all the dates which were ...
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Would having the CAPM help me get a job at an Aerospace and Defense company? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is PMP certification an appropriate career goal for someone about to start a career in project management? Is a PMI certification like the CAPM (for people having experience ...
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Can I apply for PMP without experiences in all processes? What are the requirements for obtaining these certifications?

I am planning to apply for the PMP. However, all my project experiences were time related (event planning). I had no projects where I managed a budget. Would it be better to obtain the CAPM first, ...
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PMP-ers: How does PMI recommend tracking of requirements through to project deliverables?

Reading through PMI's PMBOK and Rita's exam prep guide this morning, I'm failing to see if and how they advocate requirements to be tracked through in project deliverables. How does a stakeholder know ...
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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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Is there a difference between the PMP and the CAPM in terms of what to study?

I have seen that many websites claim that they have brain dumps for CAPM like they said they have for CISCO, Java and Microsoft. I am strictly saying that I am not going to use those dumps and nor I ...
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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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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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What is the preferred PMI framework friendly - Web Application for Project Managers? [closed]

Don't go answer the question before reading below Many companies follow a very distinct business specific project management approach. I am sure this is true for mid and big companies across the ...