Project Management Professional (PMP)® Student Profiles:

Student Profile: W. Douglas Storey, PMP

W. Douglas Storey PMPI am the Director of TransAtlantic Client Relations for one of the original 10 software companies in the world, Cincom Systems, Inc.  Project involvement for me has included customer-focused projects such as implementation, business analysis, and systems migration.  Additionally, I have been involved in internal business initiatives surrounding of practice development and program feasibility studies.  I work in Cincom’s world headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The first thing I studied Rita Mulcahy’s PMP Exam Prep, Eighth edition as part of a local PMI chapter’s PMP preparatory course.  I enhanced and extended my studies by doing ordering and completing the PM PrepCast and purchasing the PM Exam Simulator.  Additionally, I subscribed to the PM Exam Formula Study Guide.  Of course, I also read the PMBOK, Fifth Edition.

I began each day with a timed exercise to do two “memory dump” sheets.  I then followed immediately with a two-hour exam in the PM Exam Simulator.  I enhanced the exercise by marking every answer that I was unsure of (or just guessed at).  Upon completion of the exam, I would spend most of the day reviewing the answers that were wrong with the handy explanation of “why” they were wrong and referenced the actual PMBOK for further clarification.  I also researched the answers that I got “right” but  had marked as guesses.  This allowed me to actually learn the material I guessed at and examine my “guessing” strategies.  I believe this exercise program was CRITICAL for first-time passing of the PMP exam and would recommend it to anyone.

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