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PMP Application - Project Description 6 years 7 months ago #12264

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I am very anxious and nervous that my application would either be audited or sent back for revisions due to the project description. Therefore, I would be greatly appreciated if anyone can quickly review the three project descriptions I have written below. Any comments would help. Thank you!

PROJECT #1:
Objective: to lead and manage subcontractors from project initiation to closing of a ground up construction building
IN: Identified stakeholders; created measurable objectives
PL: Defined scope; led cross-functional plan meetings
EX: Managed resources and communications; execute work according to the PM plan
MC: measured performance against baseline; updated risk register
CL: obtained acceptance on deliverables; indexed and archived records
Outcome: building is constructed and subcontractors closed out and gained acceptance from client

PROJECT #2:
Objective: to lead design assist and develop engineering shop drawings
IN: Created measurable objectives; determined company existing systems
PL: Defined scope; created WBS; developed scope management plan
EX: directed and managed project work; managed project team
MC: validated and controlled scope and risks
CL: obtained acceptance on deliverables; close project phase
Outcome: completed design assist and shop drawings were issued for construction

PROJECT #3:
Objective: to lead and manage installation of curtain walls
IN: Created measurable objectives; identified stakeholders
PL: Defined project scope by producing project scope statement, created WBS, scope baseline, defined activities, and developed schedule
EX: directed and managed project work; created project deliverables
MC: monitored and controlled project work including cost, time, risks.
CL: closed project by acceptance; documented lessons learned
Outcome: curtain walls were installed and documents were compiled

PMP Application - Project Description 6 years 7 months ago #12268

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Raymond,

A quick glance reveals that your project descriptions are rather vague; its hard for me as an outside observer to really tell what you did in your role as a project manager. Take a careful look at the PMP exam requirements to make sure you meet the stringent time and education requirements, as well as the project management experience you need to be able to prove in order to survive a potential audit. More details!

- Steven

[email protected] 6 years 7 months ago #12274

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Steve - thank you for your respond and i agree with your comments. However, shouldn't the project description be high-level since there's a character limit.
I've been managing construction projects from the general contractor and subcontractor side and it would not be a problem to provide more details. I'll see what and how I can revise my project descriptions to be more concise while being within the character limit. If you have any advise that would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Raymond

PMP Application - Project Description 6 years 7 months ago #12283

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Hi there,

I have completed a description this evening and wondering if I am on right track.

I used all 550 characters:

Goal of this project - Reinstate Management Co. for 300 residents.

I worked as a Project Leader.

In this project I took care of, including but not limited to :

IN: Identified stakeholders affected by co. being struck off

PL:
Defined scope
Conducted kick off meetings
Created WBS
Make or Buy Analysis
Planned cost management

EX:
Procured new suppliers
Executed project plan focused on communications & conflict resolution

MC:
Managed changes to the project scope, schedule, and costs
Controlled legal risks

CL:
Archived project documents

Co. legally registered again

I would be delighted to receive any feedback.

Thanks in advance!

PMP Application - Project Description 6 years 6 months ago #12446

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Any update ? Did you submit the Application ? Have they accepted?

PMP Application - Project Description for pvc pipes 6 years 4 months ago #13066

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Hi sir
Can you help me for fill application for pmp regarding pvc pipes

PMP Application - Project Description 6 years 4 months ago #13088

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I changed the project description, submitted my application, accepted, no audit, and recently passed the exam. Good luck with yours!

PMP Application - Project Description 6 years 4 months ago #13091

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Congratulations!!

PMP Application - Project Description 6 years 4 months ago #13147

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HI Mr.Raymond,

Could you please share how you have changed the project description, it would be helpful for me as I have been preparing the data to submit the application.

Thank you in advance.

Regards,
Kumar

PMP Application - Project Description 6 years 4 months ago #13149

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Hi Kumar - here's one of my project descriptions

Objective: As a PM to lead and manage subcontractors for construction of a residential building
IN: Identified stakeholders; collected high level scope
PL: Defined scope; led cross-functional plan meetings
EX: Managed resources, communications, and stakeholder engagement; directed and managed project work
MC: Measured and evaluated performance against baseline; controlled project changes
CL: Obtained acceptance on deliverables; indexed and archived records
Outcome: Building constructed and subcontractors closed out and gained acceptance from client

Hope this helps

PMP Application - Project Description 6 years 4 months ago #13187

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Thank you SO much for providing this example, it was EXTREMELY helpful! & Congratulation on passing the PMP

PMP Application - Project Description 6 years 1 month ago #14060

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Raymond,

Were you not required to assign hours to each section of your description? I am taking PMP boot camp next week but really struggling with documentation of hours.

Thank you!
Jill

PMP Application - Project Description 5 years 11 months ago #14428

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Hi Raymond,

Congratulations for passsing the exam! What’s the passs percentage which you feel achieved ?

PMP Application - Project Description 5 years 10 months ago #14714

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Hi raymond
Can u plz tell us what all changes you have made in your previous description.?
Also if u plz post here the approved project description for the benefit of all.
Thanks and regards
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