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What is the difference between "active listening" and the "sender-receiver model"?

I don't quite understand the difference between active listening and the sender-receiver model. active listening: The message receiver restates what’s been said to fully understand and confirm the ...
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How to reject new requirement in project?

I am a PM for a waterfall methadology project. And I am going to ask a question that every PM faced I believe, but it is my first time to face such situation and would need your support and guidance. ...
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Work Breakdown Structure - Help on identifiying deliverables, workpackages, etc.,

I'm seeking help for a project I'm involved with. I'm assigned to create a WBS for a project. I'm quite new to PMP and I'd like to ask for help or any advice in creating the WBS of the project we're ...
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PMP Stakeholder engagment

I'm practicing with PMP quiz and I have this doubt about stakeholder engagement. During a project you can have two main situations: 1 - A change about the stakeholder involved in your project: for ...
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Auditing vs. Inspection

I’m confused about the difference between audit and inspection. I know that they will have different meanings if used in different processes, but I think that inspection is about “deliverable or ...
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PMP Stakeholder best level of engagement

In the PMBOK we have this different level of stakeholder engagement: Unaware Resistan Neutral Supportive Leading What is the best level that you should have? Because last month in a question i put ...
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Difference between: Change control system, change control tools, configuration management plan, configuration management system

I'm studying for the PMP exam and I have some understanding what these objects are and what the differences between them are. Can someone explain, maybe with some examples? Thanks. Change Control ...
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Do I have EVM Planned Value understood correctly?

I am struggling to get all the PMI EVM terminology sorted out. The last key for me was planned value (PV). Let say I have a task and my BAC is $100,000 and scheduled for 4 weeks. 2 weeks in I am done ...
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Planned / earned value for items outside of the project scope?

Getting my head wrapped around the PMP / PMI earned value methodology. Traditionally have tracked a project budget vs the actual spend on a simple basis with that being the variance etc. The scenario ...
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How to estimate amount of work/man hours for an unfamiliar task? This project is fixed bid project from customer

How to estimate amount of work/man hours for an unfamiliar task? This project is fixed bid project from customer. And most of our project is fixed bid project, for the past 3 - 4 project we are ...
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Question regarding PMBOK (6th edition) definitions of project life cycles

I am currently studying for the PMI PMP exam and stumbled upon the following question in Kim Heldman's "Project Management Professional Practice Tests" book (correct answer boldened): A ...
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EMV calculation for prototyping versus not prototyping

Good day, I'm currently studying for my PMP, and I'm confused about the following found in the Rita PMP prep book: A company is trying to determine if prototyping is worthwhile on a project. They ...
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PMP application [closed]

I am in the process of writing my PMP application. I am a Program Manager at my work, however, I manage multiple similar projects in a year. Can I bundle up all similar projects and document them ...
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What to know about PMD Pro vs PMP

I am currently wondering about the differences between PMP and PMD Pro and what are the pros and cons of both certifications. If you can you help me here, then do it.
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Which are top three metrics one should look at as PM specially from IT industry perspective [closed]

I know its very subjective question, however in general I wanted to understand which are the top three metrics as PM, I should look at while working in a Software project
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PMP certification without having served in a management position

I am looking to get certified in project management , however in my 20 year job history I have never held a "Manager" title. I have served in an "software developer" , "system analyst" and "...
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Putting zero hours under a process for a PMI application

As you all know, project descriptions are limited to 550 characters in the PMI application. In two projects in my list, I decided to highlight tasks I did in the planning and the monitoring processes ...
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2000 hrs a year as project management experience in application

I find conflicting information on how many hours I can claim a year as project management experience with some experts suggesting that I claim just 1500 hrs while others suggest claiming the full 2000 ...
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PMP application but did only one project as a lead and one solo project

I am a biology researcher and I have been part of many research projects over the years. I have also played a minor role in a firm as part of a project trying to find franchisees for the firm. I have ...
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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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Is a company with Tech Leads a matrix organization?

Employees of my company are grouped into pools depending on technical skills (e.g. front-end devs, back-end devs, QA engineers, etc). For each pool there's a Tech Lead who doesn't manage projects (or ...
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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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A PMI/PMP Requirements Questions [closed]

I have searched and searched online for an answer to my specific question, but haven't found it yet. Can't find the solution on PMI.org either. Maybe you can help. I have more than 4,500 hours for ...
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Should workarounds pass by the Perform Integrated Change Control process?

If an unanticipated problem occurs (unknown-unknown), should the devised workaround need to pass by the Perform Integrated Change Control process before it is allowed to be implemented?
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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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How to determine hours spent on a project if didn't record them at the time?

How can I produce an accurate determination of hours spent on projects in the past when I didn't record the time spent at the time? I used to own my own business putting on concerts in the Seattle ...
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Project Management courses [closed]

I have just completed my three years in project management role. I have contributed five projects towards successful delivary and achieved targets on time. I have been told to pursue management ...
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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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PMP question bank [closed]

I am looking for a way to practice for PMP. A question bank for PMP would be nice. There are lots of sample questions in web. But I do not know which one to select. What can be the criteria to select? ...
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ETC calculation including SPI

PMBok (page 221) mentions two formulas for estimation ETC based on previous project performance. These are: (1) ETC = (BAC-EV) / CPI (2) ETC = (BAC-EV) / (CPI * SPI) While (1) is completly clear ...
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How long will be 5th edition of PMBOK be basis for PMP certification

As far as I know the PMBBOK 5th edition will be soon be replaced by a new edition. When it is expected that the content of the 6th edition is mandatory for PMP certification?
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Degree completed 2 years back but have PM experience for more than 5 years

I have been performing Project Management for more than 5 years now. I have completed my Degree in Distance Education program. Can I use this degree to qualify for 4500 hour in last 36 months? I am ...
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PMP hours documentation

I understand PMP documentation is 4500 hours with a degree and that the hours covered must not overlap. I also understand that the hours you spend studying, can only cover a 36 month period. My ...
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PMP certification experience hours for each PM phase [closed]

I am filling out my application for PMP cert, but a very small percentage of my hours are allocated to the 'Initial' phase. Would this a deal-breaker?
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Does the current PMP exam ask about human motivational theory?

I have already completed my class for the 35 hours of coursework, and am working through my second full read through the PMBOK 5th edition. I have also been looking online for test prep exams and ...
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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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Types of audits in service IT industry [closed]

I have seen many job descriptions for project managers in which organizations want the candidate should have been worked on different audits and audit reporting. I have 2 questions: Kindly explain ...
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Can I go for PMP certification without having any project management experience?

I have 4 years of work experience as Network consultant. I have worked in a team and also led a team of 3. However, I have never worked as a Project Manager. Can I go for the PMP certification or not?
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Why can't the Crash Time be greater or equal to Normal Time?

Scenario Activity | Normal Cost | Normal Time | Crash Cost | Crash Time | Weekly Crash Cost A 5,000 4 5,000 4 0 B 8,000 4 ...
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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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Logical Loop: PMBOK 5th Ed

I am hoping someone can clear up my misunderstanding of the sequence for developing a project plan according to PMBOK 5th Ed. We see that creating a project plan inputs into it's subsidiary plans (...
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PMP experience requirement

PMP experience requirement-I'm scrounging for hours! 1. On a parenting leave of absence from the workforce I started up a small business, went on training courses, incorporated the business, ran it ...
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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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Master degree business administration vs. Project Management Professional (PMP) to become project manager in Programming Inc. and why

I want to be project manager; now my job is .net/web developer . What is the best way to become a project manager and what are the minimum years of experience needed? pmp
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Anyone studying for PMP exam or have passed PMP? [closed]

Is there anyone here who is studying for PMP exam or someone who has passed the exam already ? I have two questions for those who have passed: Q1. Let's say I have read the book and understood the ...
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Things to consider before Project Initiation

What are the things to consider before project initiation. I believe a lot goes on before the charter can be produced and PMBOk 5 is a bit silent on that point.
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What does it mean to 'crash a project'?

'Crash the project' is a term is used frequently in PMP materials. What does it mean exactly? How is it related to 'compressing the schedule', if at all?
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Faulty piece of software discovered, next steps for a Project Manager to take

Consider the following scenario, which is straight out of a PMP exam prep book: The project manager of a large software implementation project just finished a project status meeting. In the ...
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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?