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According to the PMI CAPM Certification page, here are the requirements for the CAPM: To apply for the CAPM, you need to have: A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) AND (one of the following) *emphasis mine: At least 1,500 hours experience OR 23 hours of project management education by the time you sit ...


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I think questions like this need to be answered with great care. PMBoK is not necessarily incompatible with Scrum but it has to be said that PMBoK started out very much as a predictive planning approach to projects. You could argue that "initiate, plan, control etc." is being applied to each sprint but that was not how PMBoK evolved. The fact that PMI have ...


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You can refer to the eligibility prescribed by PMI for PMP - if you’re Secondary degree/High school Diploma, Associate’s degree or global equivalent, PMI expects one to have project management experience of Minimum 5 Years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 7500 hours are spent leading and ...


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TL;DR I probably would have picked "C" as well, but can see what they were trying to get at with their selected answer. I don't agree with it, but I can see the point. It's an academic answer that probably aligns with something in the PMBOK, but that doesn't mean it's either a great question or a great answer. Ivory Tower Answers Most tests, and ...


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To register for the exam as a non-member, it costs $555. To register as a member, it is $405, so the $150 difference is more then the $129 member registration. You are saving $21 and getting a membership for free. You get a digital copy of the PMBOK, which can print if you prefer. You also get a subscription to their magazine either digital or print ...


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In my organization many PMs get very little say in Human Resources decisions for their projects. The functional manager says who they can spare that fits the criteria and that is who the project manager gets. This said I don't think there is anyone who doubts our PMs are in fact PMs. I think the same holds true for costs. If you are managing projects you ...


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The PMP handbook says that you need the "global equivalent" of a bachelor's degree. PMI can't know or dictate the graduation requirements for higher learning institutions all around the world. I can't imagine they would quibble over one year in a degree that you earned three decades ago, is recognized as a bachelor's degree in Canada, and predates the ...


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No, the WBS is not outdated, obsolete, deprecated, nor useless. The WBS is just a decomposition of WHAT you want to deliver. Building a WBS is not a one-shot task, but it is an interactive and iterative process. One best practice in project management is to create a product oriented WBS, that you will use later to structure your planning. In my article "...


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The accountability resides always with the project manager, the responsibility can be delegated. If you look at page 25 of PMBOK v 6, table 1.4 Process 5.2 Collect Requirements is specified as a PM accountability.


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Project Charter is a document that formalizes the existence of a project and gives authority to the project manager to use organizational resources for the completion of that project. Having said that, a change of project manager should not have any impact on the Project Charter. The only change would be to update the assigned project manager's name in the ...


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The PMP seems to be the standard certification. I've been asked about the PMP in interviews in several different countries (as far away as Singapore). I have my Scrum Master Certification and work mainly in Scrum projects, but even still, the PMP is valued much higher than that generally speaking. If you look at the requirements for the PMP, experience ...


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There are only 2 requirements to appear for PMP exam- Project Management Experience 35 hours of Project Management Education Regarding Project Management Experience - You need 4500 hrs of experience if you have done 4 years of degree (bachelors degree or equivalent). Other wise if you have a diploma of equivalent then you need 7500 hrs of experience. The ...


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You also get access to the Practice Standards i.e. additional material on everything from estimating to scheduling. Very helpful.


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This question can go in a lot of different directions, so I will attempt to be brief. ITIL, as you're probably aware is Information Technology Infrastructure Library; and PMP is a Project Management Professional. Though one can be certified in both, normally when one uses "PMP" they are referencing the certification. Are you asking when would the ...


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Generally speaking, there is always something for people to do. They can help a colleague with their tasks, learn a new trick, write some documentation, clean up some code, talk with some other team, prepare a presentation on some useful topic, get people coffee, talk to a product owner or stakeholder about goals, learn about some existing piece of product, ...


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First and foremost, PMI does not recommend anything. The PMBoK is not a method, it is a body of knowledge. The how is up to us. However, it talks about techniques to capture requirements, the matrix to maintain requirements, the requirements management plan, and how all of these are inputs into the scope definition. The process of defining your scope is ...


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Tracking is not a separate exercise. It's is done through each of the Process Groups. That's why they were designed that way. Each Process Group repeats through each phase of the project, so with each new phase you go through the processes of initiate, plan, execute, close. So as you close one phase and initiate the next you should be reviewing work to date ...


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Not sure if you're looking for metrics used to measure those or just the definitions. Capacity is best thought of as bandwidth. How much concurrent work can a team do. Larger teams will have more capacity (although typically with diminishing returns as the team gets bigger). Team availability is how much time team members can devote to the project due to ...


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For my PMP I built a spreadsheet that showed the projects I had worked on, the dates, and the allocation of hours by phase. The proportion of hours was estimated, but defensible. That was sufficient evidence to pass my audit.


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PMI has some good information on their website around volunteering opportunities. Taking a quick look at their online system it looks like you aren't restricted geographically from searching for opportunities to volunteer. You may want to set up an account in their system and give it a try.


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You don't need a certification to be a project manager. Most certifications also actually require x years of formal PM experience before you can even take them. The standard way into project management, is being an excellent team member first. Showing traits like dedication, drive and autonomy, as well as good skills in the specific team role. That's ...


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In simple words you need PMP to survive during project creation and ITIL to make it survive after delivery. If you need more details then you need to spend some time looking for the answer to know the processes for each framework.


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I agree that the by strict definition of a WBS and its use lends itself to best be used in the waterfall methodologies...however like mentioned above some of its principles can be applied to managing the Scrum or Agile backlog concept. In Agile . you are essentially breaking the work down into Epics, Features, user stories...which closely matches Project, ...


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You should load any and all types of training you receive during your three years as it relates to project management and be as descriptive as you can in the tool. For example, I believe the tools asks you for the provider of the training and you would enter the organization's name. Allow PMI to either accept or reject the credit hours and go on from there....


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As with everything else, documenting risks loses its value at a certain point when the benefits of doing so no longer exceed the costs and risks of not doing so. So if someone is teaching you to document everything without any consideration of costs and benefits, then you should find a new teacher. Projects and all of its risks can be successfully ...


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Metrics are usually accounted through what is called Earned Value Management (EVM). EVM allows Project Managers (PMs) to measure i) the technical performance, ii) cost and iii) schedule of a project against planned objectives. PMs compute metrics so that they can act proactively rather than reactively to address an issue on scope, cost or schedule. For ...


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tl; dr 90% of project management is communications. 90% of communications is trust. The more relevant experience the PM has, the easier it is to gain and retain the trust of the team. discursive rambling From a pure project management standpoint, all projects are the same. The goal is the same; to close the project on time, on budget, on quality. That ...


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It sounds like you've already identified a way to identify your work as 'projects'. Once you've done that, it should be easy to work PM techniques and tools into your work, although you might have to do it on your own time. You can find a bunch of templates at ProjectManagement.com for the main documents. Don't get caught up in them too much though: use what ...


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PMBOK tries to add all of the possibilities in the details. However, not all of them are required to be included. This is one thing, second thing, if you notice the PMP exam tests the process groups not the management areas, which makes them less important (but still important). As an example, how many project managers does procurement? I think less than ...


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If you studied this book and are passing the tests with a reasonable score, you will / should pass the CAPM quite easily.


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