Category: Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam using A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)

Online Kanban Tools: A Buyer’s Guide

Your guide to online Kanban tools

Efficient project management is the key to running a successful company, and using the most appropriate workflow app or the best Kanban tool will help you do it right. Kanban is a popular project management approach, but what exactly is it? This article will explain the Kanban philosophy and how to find the best Kanban project management tools for your team. We also share some inexpensive or free Trello alternatives that you can use to execute plans, projects, and strategies.

But first, let’s get some clarity on what Kanban is and how it can help you manage your projects.

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How PMP® Certification Helps Advance Your Project Management Career

How PMP helps advance your career

In the current environment of professional fields, there is an endless number of certifications and licenses that one can obtain to prove the expertise level and proficiency of each respective field. The value for each certification will vary greatly depending on the complexity, need, and current demand of each credential. The Project Management Professional (PMP)® offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® happens to be one of the most highly sought after and rewarding certifications in the field of project management.

The PMP® certification is one certification that is in high demand, and has continued to develop and grow into a powerhouse needed across every career domain from hospital care to construction, to IT, and interacts with almost every other career field there is. As our world becomes more complex there is a growing demand for PMP certified leaders to deliver consistent value to projects by utilizing the skills needed to tame and conquer the obstacles faced on each project they manage. In this article we explore the PMP certification benefits for your career.

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Creating and Using Flash Cards as a Tool in Passing Your PMP® Exam

PMP Exam FlashCards

As you begin to dive into the formidable goal of passing your Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam by Project Management Institute (PMI)® you will find there are many tools and techniques that can be implemented to make your studying not only easier but less stressful.

While navigating through the numerous study guides and websites you will find a never-ending amount of information on free PMP® resources, some of it will be very helpful, and some of what you find will not be. When you sit for the PMP exam anything in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) is testable. Memorization alone will not provide you with enough to pass your PMP, you must fully understand the material that will be on the test to a granular level.

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The PMP® Exam is Changing on 1 July 2020

UPDATE: The Project Management Institute (PMI)® has announced that the exam change is moving to 01-July-2020:

Here is the announcement:

In June, PMI announced a significant change to the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam. Stakeholders began sharing feedback immediately and the consensus has been they feel they need more time to prepare. We are responding to this feedback with a decision to delay the PMP exam change.

The last day for candidates to take the current version of the PMP exam is now 30 June, 2020. Starting 1 July, 2020, the PMP exam will reflect the new exam content. If you have any questions about how this date change may affect you, please contact Customer Care.

Please note that while the article below has already been updated to reflect this new date, some items remain to be determined. For example, we are not yet 100% certain if we will publish the updated PrepCast on 2020-03-31 or 2020-04-30. We will be reviewing our internal schedule over the coming weeks and update this article accordingly.

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The Project Management Institute (PMI)® announced that a change is coming to The Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam in July 2020. In this article, we explore what this means if you are currently studying for your PMP® exam. (Spoiler alert: Don't delay. Take the exam NOW!)

To learn more about this change directly from PMI®, please visit the following page https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/project-management-pmp/exam-prep/changes

And if you have any questions that are not answered anywhere, then please visit our PMP Discussion Forum where we have a dedicated discussion thread to answer any questions that you may have at this time.

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Pearson VUE to replace Prometric for all PMI exams

Pearson VUE

For the last several decades the Project Management Institute (PMI)® has been using Prometric for its exams. If you wanted to pass a PMI exam then, in most cases, you needed to do so at a Prometric testing center.

This week, PMI® announced that beginning July 1st 2019 it is moving to Pearson VUE for all its certification examinations worldwide (except for China).

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Is a Change Request Required for Defect Repair?

Change request formAs you study for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam or even during your practice as a PMP® credentials holder, you may end up questioning if a change request is required when a defect is found in a project. That seems like a complex question but has a very simple answer – Yes. You may be wondering if that still holds true if it is a minor fix? For something that would be a small quick repair? Something you are not even sure needs to be fixed or even impacts the project? How about if the defect repair would take less time than filling out the change request form? The answer is still…Yes.

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Do I Have to Read the Agile Practice Guide for the PMP® Exam?

Successful business team working in office Depositphotos 7511543 sA Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition is significantly different from the prior Fifth Edition in that it is published and bundled together with the Agile Practice Guide. The inclusion of this new practice guide has created some confusion around what a student should study to prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam.

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How To Avoid Seven Most Common PMP® Exam Mistakes

iStock 1029723300 xsPlanning for, taking, and passing the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam can be a long and stressful journey. What better way is there to take a little stress off and help yourself prepare than to learn from those who have gone before you? Here we will look at seven of the most common mistakes identified by those who did not pass the PMP® the first time, but ultimately learned from that and made adjustments to pass on their second try. If you would also like to learn from their mistakes, keep reading.

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How to Upgrade Yourself to The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition

How To Upgrade Yourself To The PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition As of March 26th, 2018 the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam will be based off of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Sixth Edition. The Project Management Institute (PMI)® will grant no exceptions. So, if you find yourself in a situation where you had been studying the PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition with the plans for taking the PMP® exam prior to March 26th, and you realize that this is just not going to happen, then you are probably wondering what to do now.

In a nutshell: You now have to study the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition because that is what you will be tested on.

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The 4 Secret Ingredients to Pass the CAPM Exam

The 4 Secret Ingredients to Pass the CAPM ExamAre you interested in or starting your career in project management? Are you looking for a way to gain credibility with project managers and employers? Then taking the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® exam should be on your “to-do” list. The CAPM® exam is developed and administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® and provides recognition of individuals who are just starting their career or are interested in project management. Those who pass the CAPM have demonstrate knowledge of the principles and terminology within A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). This may seem like a lot for someone just starting out in project management, but don’t worry, while the material may seem overwhelming there are a few important factors to consider when preparing to successfully earn your CAPM certificate. Understanding the exam eligibility requirements, learning the project management principles, developing a solid study plan and sticking to it, as well as practicing exam-taking strategies are essential ingredients for CAPM exam success.

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Which Project Documents Need A Change Request For Updates?

Which Project Documents Need A Change Request For Updates

It is a question that we hear often from our PMP® exam prep students in the discussion forums. For example, Gunaseelan asked, “What all are the project documents which requires approved change requests to get updated?” Housam had a similar question. 

Let’s face it: keeping on top of project management paperwork can be a big job. There are documents to create, get signed off and updated. And then there’s finding the information again when you need to revise or use it… A project manager is never far away from a document!

What I want to focus on in this article is the process for updating documents and also include some tips for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) defines a change request as a formal proposal to modify any document, deliverable or baseline. But does that really mean that you need to do a change request every time you want to add a new risk to your risk log? That would be really time consuming and add a lot of extra administrative overhead to the job of updating project management documents.

In this article we’ll dive into when you need a change request to update a project document and when you don’t.

And unfortunately it isn’t a totally straightforward answer!

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