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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 ...
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Right certification path for a professional more focused on requirements and deliverables rather than timelines?

I'm currently working as in a Techno-functional role where I need to manage content on the product pages. The development of a page is a 4-week process and entails a lot of coordination with the ...
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Question about documenting project hours on PMP application [duplicate]

I've been working in a PMO since July of 2013. I estimate that I have roughly 3520 hours of project hours from working there. I got this estimate by counting 22 months between then and now and ...
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When do you determine whether project will use sequential phase-to-phase manner or as a overlapping phase manner for project management?

Is determining if a project is going to executed in a sequential phase-to-phase manner or as a overlapping phase (fast-tracking) manner done in Project Management plan( and/or one of it's subsidiary ...
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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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Standard document to record decisions? (PMBOK)

This is a hypothetical scenario: I was assigned to manage a software development project. I already have an approved project charter, stakeholder registry, requirements documentation and a WBS. I ...
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How do I interpret the results of the PMP exam to do better next time?

After taking the PMP test, upon failure, you get a report with scores of below proficient, moderately proficient, and proficient results: Initiating the Project Planning the Project Executing the ...
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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 [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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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 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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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 [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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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 PMBOK n-1) To Wait for the rollout of the next standard (like PMBOK n [...
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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 my PMP ...
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Does my job as a database programmer/report writer contain acceptable PM experience for the PMP Exam?

I 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? [closed]

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? [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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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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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 prerequisites of PMP certification include 4500 hours of project experience. ...