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3 years 4 months ago #17528

MUhammad Younas Khan

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Can you please share in 550 words a high-level description that summarizes your experience on this project and includes:
• • The project objective
• • The project outcome
• • Your role on the project
• • Your responsibilities and deliverables for each of the domains for which you are submitting experience hours
3 years 6 months ago #16761


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Hi Everyone !

I'm in the process of filling the PMP application and I would really appreciate feedback on my Project Description format. Just need to know if I'm going in the right direction.

This is the detailed description, Process-wise:

Objective: To conduct summer camp in 18 school units to engage and develop primary school students through activity based learning

Initiation: Identified stakeholders; I held regional meetings with principals to inform them about the selected schools and camp dates. I held meetings with private secondary school chains inviting them to nominate volunteers for social internships

Collect Requirement; I requested and received regional requirements of activity material from the Head Office
Estimate activity resources; I estimated the logistics requirements, held meetings with vendors for quotations, analyzed and chose within the budget
Identify Risk and Plan Risk Response; I predicted 20% volunteer dropout due to high temperature and arranged a support/backup group

Perform Quality Assurance; I instructed my team to conduct pre-camp tests with students of 5 locations out of 18 to gauge their improvement with post-camp tests at the closing
Acquire and Develop Project Team; I arranged and conducted interview sessions at selected colleges, conducted orientation, divided the volunteers into groups and assigned supervisors

Monitoring and Controlling:
Control Costs; I disbursed activity material from the backup inventory to limit and control external buying
Monitor and Control Risks; I filled in new volunteers from the backup pool due to expected volunteer dropout

Close Project; I managed preparation of theatrical performances by the volunteers and students for the closing ceremony

The Summer Camp was conducted targeting more locations than previous cycle

The condensed form within 500-Character Limit for the same project is as follows:

"To conduct summer camp in 18 schools, I held meetings with the selected school principals schools. I negotiated terms with logistics vendor. I arranged backup for volunteer dropout. I conducted orientation, created groups and assigned supervisors. I assigned my team to conduct pre-camp and post-camp tests at 5 locations for assessment. I disbursed activity material from inventory to each location. I replaced dropouts from the backup. I managed theatrical performances for the closing ceremony."

Would really appreciate feedback !
3 years 11 months ago #15340

Jenikka Ebias

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3 years 11 months ago #15304


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Hi Clint,
I’m trying to edit my experience as well.
Would it be possible to email me a sample of your write up for project descriptions? My email is (email address removed by moderator) .
Thank you so much
4 years 2 months ago #14541


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Thanks for sharing your blog. It's so much help.
4 years 3 months ago #14449

Tamika Sanders

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I used the same format for my status report and yearly reviews.
-Name of project
'Summary description
-How I successfully implemented the project by explaining my responsibility in the process groups at a specific phase.
Note: Note all projects were implemented because an other project may have incorporated the business need. Some projects I led the implementation and/or monitor and controlling effort.

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