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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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PMP hours documentation

The 36 month period is applicable to the experience requirement (must have gathered your 4500 hours of experience in a period equal to or greater than 36 months), but I don't see anywhere that ...
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Can I go for PMP certification without having any project management experience?

I will try to not repeat too much of what has been said before. So lets skip the 35 h of formal training as they are easy to obtain one way or another. Furthermore, it has been pointed out that you ...
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How to determine hours spent on a project if didn't record them at the time?

@CodeGnome is right, in that only PMI approves a candidate's application; however, I think your actual question is: should you try and submit an application? Your stated experience in your business ...
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What is the difference between ITIL and PMP?

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 ...
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Can organizational trainings (Classroom and Web-based) be considered for Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) of PMP?

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 ...
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2000 hrs a year as project management experience in application

Writing not from a PMI perspective but rather an auditor's perspective, claiming 2,000 hours in a year could signal suspicion. Some most certainly log those kind of hours but I think it's on the tail ...
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Putting zero hours under a process for a PMI application

In a PMI application you should focus on what you did in project managment, not what you didn't. It is not relevant to mention what you did not do. You should have PM experience in all project process ...
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Which are top three metrics one should look at as PM specially from IT industry perspective

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 ...
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Question regarding PMBOK (6th edition) definitions of project life cycles

While I think this is not the best question, adaptive and highly adaptive life cycles are discussed in appendix X3 of the PMBoK, 6th Edition.
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Planned / earned value for items outside of the project scope?

You should never perform work that is out of scope without a change request that would modify the scope and provide additional budget and time. When you complete a change request, assuming the scope ...
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Auditing vs. Inspection

No one can speak to the intent of the test designers or the scoring of tests, so I'll take a more general approach to the question. Dictionary definitions aside, the pragmatic difference is that: An ...
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Auditing vs. Inspection

ISO9000 defines the difference as: Inspection: determination of conformity to specified requirements; and Audit: systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining objective evidence and ...
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How to reject new requirement in project?

Why do you want to reject what the customer is asking? If your contract or your way of working obliges you to turn away work that the customer wants and is presumably willing to pay for then perhaps ...
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How to reject new requirement in project?

If you have a change process defined, and your customer is sidestepping the process to squeeze scope in without paying for the impacts, then you say no. You're a party to the contract and you get to ...
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How to reject new requirement in project?

As per the wording in your question: And I got a feedback that solution design is approved but under one condition!! That to add 3 points from the last document I did analysis for. So it sounds like ...
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How to reject new requirement in project?

Many similarly-structured projects – where legal contracts hold sway, adopt one or the other of two strategies: (1) Formal Change Orders: The parties must expressly negotiate each change to the ...
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Degree completed 2 years back but have PM experience for more than 5 years

The education criterion is a yes or no test. There is no language that specifies when a candidate earned the degree. Avoid reading more into the criteria than what is there. Same advice applies for ...
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