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What is the difference between requirement and scope?

I respectfully disagree with @DavidEspina. I don't think his answer is fundamentally wrong, but it doesn't match my answer. During project initiation (or in some contract work, prior to project ...
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What is the difference between requirement and scope?

Product Specifications vs. Project Scope One assumes that you're not looking for dictionary definitions. We have Merriam-Webster and Wikipedia for that. For practical differences, I would suggest the ...
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What does it mean to 'crash a project'?

Crashing is simply the concept of throwing more resources--be it money, tools and machinery, humans, etc--at a work package in an attempt to decrease its overall duration. The general idea is, if you ...
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ETC calculation including SPI

The issue with using formula is that it will provide an extremely precise, deterministic value that lives in a range of probabilistic values. Although extremely precise, no single formula will give ...
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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?

Expected Monetary Value (EMV) is an important part of risk management, usually used in large and complex projects to perform quantitative risks analysis. Probability is the measurement of the ...
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How many certified project managers in the world?

PMI publishes "PMI Today", which displays the number of Active certification holders. As of August 2015 there are 655,576 PMPs, and 28,826 CAPMs. Another up-and-coming certification is the Agile ...
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Can I go for PMP certification without having any project management experience?

There are 2 requirements to appear for PMP certification - Project Management Experience 35 hours of Project Management Education Regarding Project Management Experience You need 4500 hrs of ...
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Are there any Project Mangement Training classes that include the PMP certification?

No, there are no classes that you come away with a PMP certification. The PMP test is a proctored test under full observation conditions. You register for the test with a licensed test facility. You ...
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Faulty piece of software discovered, next steps for a Project Manager to take

The root-cause analysis is not the only problem solving method, and the solution process may include root-cause analysis or other methods. So, a solution idea can be found using any method. That's why ...
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Requirements for PMI's PMP course

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 ...
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Does Project Charter change when the Project manager changes?

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 ...
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Work Breakdown Structure - Help on identifiying deliverables, workpackages, etc.,

The first thing you need to do is remove those phases. They are straight from the PMBoK and are process groups, not phases. Trying to organize your work around that will yield nothing useful. In ...
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( PMBOK 5th Edition ) What is difference between Quality Audit and Process Analysis?

Quality Audit is basically seeing if you are following the defined process. A Process Analysis is examining what you do and identifying aspects that could be improved. As an extreme example, in a ...
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Right certification path for a professional more focused on requirements and deliverables rather than timelines?

You may want to consider the Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Prince2, PMP, CSM - the right certification for an ecommerce professional? None of the above. You may want to consider the ...
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Right certification path for a professional more focused on requirements and deliverables rather than timelines?

Prince2: This is for people looking to manage the project from very high level. Keeping in view that your current role is not such, I would not suggest you to go for it. PRINCE2 is nice methodology ...
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What is the difference between requirement and scope?

To put it simply: Requirements is what the customer needs, scope is what will be done to fulfill them.
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Benefits of getting CAPM before PMP

Generally speaking, many certificates are poor predictors of future performance. Despite that, it is heavily used in some domains. From a buyer's perspective, the certificate becomes a criterion ...
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Benefits of getting CAPM before PMP

I was in a similar position when I got my CAPM three years ago. In my case, which is probably not unique, the CAPM has served more as a resume filler than something that actually contributed to my ...
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Transitioning into Project Management from Network engineer

My background is similar, so I'll tell you my lessons learned. To get started, let people know you are interested in the PM role, and that you would like to work as a project admin or coordinator to ...
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What are the pros & cons of taking a PMP practice exam as a "pre-assessment?"

There are lots of places that offer free PMP practice questions (eg http://www.oliverlehmann.com/sample-questions-pmp-self-tests.html). Practise exams are only really useful if you feel you're ready ...
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How important are PMI certifications in the beginning of a PM career?

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 ...
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Faulty piece of software discovered, next steps for a Project Manager to take

It's a PMP test question. The answers are not always logical nor based in reality. With this question, #3 and #4 are likely happening simultaneously. In fact, a solution may not be present without ...
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Anyone studying for PMP exam or have passed PMP?

There are no tricks to passing the PMP. You need to know and understand the information to pass it. Passing the PMP is about understanding PMI's definitions of a project and how to run it. If you do ...
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Can I go for PMP certification without having any project management experience?

A PMP certification requires you to have at least 4500 hours (if you have a 4-year degree) to 7500 hours (if you have a secondary degree) of experience in leading a project (Source: PMI). That doesn't ...
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Does the current PMP exam ask about human motivational theory?

I passed the exam 6 months back. I didn't use the same approach than you, I read only very few chapters of the PMBOK. The way I did was doing a maximum of tests and studied the reasons why I failed ...
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How long will be 5th edition of PMBOK be basis for PMP certification

As many PM training portals say, PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition is going to be released in Q3'17 (Jun-Aug 2017), and PMP Exam update to PMBOK® Guide 6 will happen in Q1 of 2018. https://www.project-...
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PMP question bank

PMI does not publish its bank of questions. So you will not find it. Anything you find on the web, whether it is from a PMI-approved supplier or not, are their own questions and may or may not ...
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What is the difference between ITIL and PMP?

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 ...
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Work Breakdown Structure - Help on identifiying deliverables, workpackages, etc.,

Deliverables depend entirely on what you are building. You may find it best to start by stating the end result of the project then work backwards to find the interim deliverables. In the case of a ...
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How do I interpret the results of the PMP exam to do better next time?

The PMBOK Guide 5th Edition clearly lists the specific knowledge areas for each of the process groups you've mentioned above. See page 60, Table 3-1. The results are telling you with knowledge areas ...
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