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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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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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No, the WBS is not outdated, obsolete, deprecated, nor useless.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 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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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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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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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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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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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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You can split your customer business goals -> on Epics, Epics -> on User Stories or Features. And think about it as about WBS. But there are significantly important things to take into account: You can create backlog of Epics and Features early in the project, but better to use Rolling Wave approach, when you create detailed decomposition for first 2-4 ...


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A PMP is good across all industries where a project management professional is needed. Whereas an ITIL cert is specific to the IT industry. Both are valuable certifications to have and will serve you well. If you plan on remaining in the tech industry it would be beneficial to get ITIL as well as PMP. If you are wanting to branch out into other industries ...


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TL;DR Ongoing business operations and continuous procedures such as routine sales are neither projects nor activities within the scope of project management. However, no one except PMI can tell you what is acceptable for their experience requirements; you should ask them directly for a canonical answer. What's Off-Topic Both career advice and questions about ...


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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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PMI is fully compatible with Scrum - they even have a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification - to quote from that page: If you’re experienced using agile approaches, have good collaboration skills, eagerly embrace complexity and thrive on rapid response times, then your talents are in demand. The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®...


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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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In addition to the other answers I want to point out that (according to the Project Management Professional Handbook, a PDF available at PMI): All project management experience must have been accrued within the last eight consecutive years prior to your application submission. So for calculating the eligible hours of experience it is noteworthy that a ...


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I think you should write to PMI customer service to get a clarification on your degree status. I believe they will allow you to showcase only 4500 hours. You should read this article. I think, it will answer some of your Q - 25 Frequently Asked Question on PMI PMP Audit Process (http://www.pmbypm.com/pmi-pmp-audit-process/) Let me describe the complete PMP ...


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A project charter has a high level synopsis of the the project. It usually includes a milestone schedule, high level requirements and overall budget. But, it is not created to describe the project. Rather it is created to authorize the start of the project. To answer your specific Q, consider that you have to make arrangement for a wedding. You will not ...


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Project Charter is about what do you want to do and why? The main things in Project Charter are business case (why) and objectives (what). Other details are your initial idea about how to achieve objectives. Until you know what you want to do and why, you cannot have your scope, planning etc. All projects start with an estimated time and budget even if you ...


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