Project Management Professional (PMP)® Student Profiles:

Student Profile: Alexey Kharchevnikov, PMP

alexeyI'm a project manager at IBM Software Services in Russia and Business Training manager as well.  I'm certified IBM Advisory Project Manager and now PMP.  I work for IBM since 2006. My projects mostly related to software deployment and education but not all. Now I run project called2015 Banking study - Defining the next generation banking model in Russia as part of the IBM Institute for Business Value global project.

I started my career in project management in 2009 when I was appointed as responsible for business education in IBM. As part of business education we offer project management courses. After several years of experience I started to teach PM classes as it highly welcomed in IBM. I teach several PM courses and involved in the local PM courses development and update as well.


The first 3 things that I recommend that other students should look at are:

1. Set clear SMART goals.

2. Understand ans set your own motivation (to reach for this or those goals).

3. Be persistent, wise and manage risks on the way.

I resisted for my PMP exam 1 week before the actual examination date. Since that time I was very sure that I will pass this exam. I didn't know where and how I got this feeling but it was so strong that didn't doubt of the success. Sometimes I caught myself of not being so self-confident. This thought a little bit cool my confidence and I continue persistently to take one  PM Simulator test after another.

Other things that surprised me on the real PMP exam were:

1) it was easier that I expected (in general),

2) there were only few question on ITTO,

3) almost all questions were more or less situational

4) 2 of 4 answers of every question were much close to the right one then I expected.

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