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Questions tagged [pmp]

For questions about the Program Management Professional program, courses and the exam.

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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?
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What are the pros & cons of taking a PMP practice exam as a “pre-assessment?”

I'm pursuing my PMP certification, and while I have many years of PM experience, I have only just started my 35 contact hours of training for the PMP. At the beginning of that course, the instructor ...
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MBA or PMP for an engineering graduate? [duplicate]

I am a fresh graduate with Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. I am currently working as Jr. Mechanical Engineer in an MEP project. I always wanted to do courses in management, but I am ...
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Characteristics of a real project manager [closed]

Currently working on my PMP certification, I was wondering what must be the right characteristics that will define a real project manager, i will define this characteristics: Leadership, command ...
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Transitioning into Project Management from Network engineer [closed]

I work as a Senior Network engineer in Telecomm industry in Sydney for 5 years. I am been involved with few of the projects but not into the role of a PM or PC. How can I get started into Project ...
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How many certified project managers in the world?

ISTR that it is estimated that there are over 1 million project managers with the PRINCE2 certification, but can someone point me to an accurate reference for this and/or any other certifications such ...
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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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Counting PMP experience part time on multiple projects

I know you aren't allowed to claim hours for overlapping dates when you work full time because there are only 40 hours in a week. I wonder though how to document my situation. I usually have one big ...
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Are there any Project Mangement Training classes that include the PMP certification? [closed]

I know there are multiple training classes for PMP but I am looking for classes that have the certification included in the training. Or if not, a voucher for the PMP certification.
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PMP Experience Verification

I'm currently studying for the PMP exam and I am wondering if I could use below as experience for the PMP. 2008-2012: Title: Manager (Position located in Taiwan) I managed 2 staff members and ...
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Benefits of getting CAPM before PMP

I'm a software developer. I'm looking to expand my skillset and pick up some management knowledge and experience; I'd like to try being a dev lead for a few projects, but I also want to have the ...
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How wise is sitting for PMP exam in changing year?

I was planning to sit for PMP by the end of this year (November/December). I've through some books, prepared my experience documentation, obtained initial approval from supervisors, and set plans to ...
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What are defintions of Work Performance Data, Work Performance Information & Work Performance Reports, and their differences?

For the PMBOK 5th Edition. Using following books for reference: - Head First PMP 3rd Edition, Jennifer Greene, PMP & Andrew Stellman, PMP - PMP Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, ...
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( PMBOK 5th Edition ) What is difference between Quality Audit and Process Analysis?

For the PMBOK 5th Edition. 2 of the Perform Quality Assurance Tools & Techniques are -Quality Audit -Process Analysis ( Pgs 438-439, Head First PMP 3rd Edition, Jennifer Greene, PMP & ...
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(Calculation EMV) What is the business purpose of product value calculated by multiplying the probability of an event by the cost of the impact?

Lets say you are going on a geological survey up on a mountain in the rural areas. ( Page 576, Head First PMP 3rd Edition, Jennifer Greene, PMP & Andrew Stellman, PMP ) Expected Monetary Value (...
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Teaching and Support experience for PMP

First, I hope this is not personalized question, as the type of experiences I mention below might be part of anybody's profile. Hence, I hope my question will be helpful for others as well. There are ...