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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where would be a good place to start a project management career? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the difference between requirement and scope?

Scope is divided into two categories: Product scope, which is the features and functions that characterize a product, service, or result, and; Project scope, which is all the work needed to deliver a ...
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What's the best way to prepare for PMP Certification? [closed]

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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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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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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PMP certification will it help MY career profile [closed]

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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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 PMBOK n-1) To Wait for the rollout of the next standard (like PMBOK n [...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 prerequisites of PMP certification include 4500 hours of project experience. ...
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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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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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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 ...