Student Profile: Robert Hutcheson, MSc, PMP
I am a Senior Manager at a global consultancy for the pharmaceutical industry. After obtaining my Master’s degree at McGill University, I started working in medical communications, and ultimately found myself balancing medical content development with active project management. I worked with many great project managers who were PMPs, so I figured it would be a valuable credential for myself.
In preparation for the exam, I found it important to read through all of the materials provided by PMI at least once. This includes the PMBOK Guide, in order to gain a solid understanding of the core content, but also the PMP Handbook, which provides a thorough summary of the steps you need to follow to apply for and take the PMP exam.
I recommend leaving the last week before the exam purely for re-review of the key topics. Plan accordingly to have completed your first review of all content before this last critical week, and then use the week as a refresher and commit key definitions, formulae, and process flows to memory.
I have already found my journey to becoming a PMP very rewarding, and I am looking forward to continuing my professional development as a project manager.
Robert Hutcheson, MSc, PMP