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Need PMP expert advise on my work experience, if okay to submit application 2 weeks 1 day ago #18903

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Hello,

My 7 projects below will add up to 4500 work experience hours in 3 years. I have Excel with hours broken down for each process group in each project. I am about to submit application. Can someone please review my work experience below and advise if meeting PMI standard. Will appreciate comment with any modification needed.

Project 1: ( Project to develop cylinder supplier for custom design )
Objective:To develop a cost effective cylinder supplier to meet customer orders with short leadtime

As a Sourcing Manager,IN: Documented project charter & stakeholder register.PL: Developed scope,cost,quality & leadtime requirement,WBS & project plan.EX: Built cross functional team,assigned tasks with timeline,project plan,sample validation.MC: Managed drawing change requests, quality assessment, updated schedule.CL:Obtained sponsor acceptance,collected & archived lessons learned with team

Outcome: Supplier (Higginson) was on-boarded successfully

Project 2 : (Project CRANE (To move manufacturing of QCS product line from Vancouver))
Objective: To Move production of QCS product line from Vancouver

As sending Sourcing transition PM,IN: developed project charter, key stake holders analysis & approval, PL: developed scope, schedule, resources, WBS, communication & kicked off meeting,EX: supplier contract, negotiation, data migration, inventory build, demand planning, risks, change management plan, MC:Measured team performance,Updated risk register, corrective actions,CL: Obtained acceptance & collate lesson learned

Result: Transitioned production facility successfully to China

Project 3 : (Project LOCUST (Outsourcing non-core parts & equipment, Meter Body)
Objective:Outsource 50%volume of meter body (machined & painted) to overseas suppliers

As PM, performed financial analysis, risks,constrains,budget, obtained project charter approval, PL:Led cross functional team with assigned tasks, developed project plan & schedule,WBS,EX:PO for tooling & sample,MC:Monitor progress,updated risk register & communication,CL:sample approval,obtain acceptance of deliverable,closure

Outcome:Head count reduction,Cost Savings,incremental revenue,avoidance of maintenance cost on in-house machining centers & Paint line


Project 4: (Project LOCUST (Outsourcing Thermostat Valve Covers for Meter Body)
Objective: To outsource Valve covers of meter body

I managed the full project life cycle,IN: Defined scope, Documented project charter & identified key stake holders, PL:Developed project plan, RACI chart, constraints, cost,quality & communication plan, EX:Led cross functional team with tasks & timeline,implemented approved changes,MC:measured progress, updated risks register,corrective action & schedule,CL:Obtained acceptance of deliverables and transferred ownership

Outcome: Head count reduction with space liberated for additional assembly line

Project 5: (Project LOCUST (Outsourcing machining & painting to domestic suppliers)
Objective: To outsource machining & painting of meter body (50% volume) to domestic suppliers

As PM, documented scope, risks, constrains, CAPEX, obtained project charter approval, PL:Led cross functional team with assigned tasks, RFQ analysis, developed project plan, schedule, WBS, EX:PO for tooling & sample, MC: Monitor progress,updated risk register & communication, CL:sample approval, obtained acceptance of final deliverables & closure

Outcome:Head count reduction,Cost Savings, avoidance of maintenance cost on in house machining & Paint line

Project 6: (Project LOCUST (Outsourcing machining & painting of covers of meter body)
Objective: To outsource machining & painting of covers of meter body

I managed the whole project.IN:Documented project charter & obtained approval,PL:Developed project plan,schedule,risk & change management plan,WBS,EX:performed tasks as per the plan,
schedule & timeline,implemented approved changes,MC:Closely monitored budget, risks & schedule,implemented corrective action & updated schedule,CL:Obtained acceptance of deliverables, transferred ownership & documented project closure

Outcome: Machining & painting of covers for meter body outsourced

Project 7: (Project LOCUST (Outsourcing Lapping parts of the meter body)
Objective: Outsource lapper parts of all meter body

As PM, defined scope, risks, constrains, budget, documented project charter & stakeholders register, PL:Conducted kicked-off meeting, developed Gantt chart, project plan & schedule, WBS, communication plan,EX:PO for tooling & sample,led Sourcing, Engineering, QA through execution, demand planning,buffer build, MC:Monitored cost, schedule & quality, updated risk register, CL:sample approval, decommissioned old equipment & closure

Outcome: Lapper parts outsourced,existing equipment decommissioned

Need PMP expert advise on my work experience, if okay to submit application 2 weeks 6 hours ago #18912

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Did you get any feedback from anyone yet?
I am also looking for someone to review my PMP application before i submit?

Need PMP expert advise on my work experience, if okay to submit application 1 week 6 days ago #18921

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No, I did not. Can some one please look and advise as I am planning the application this week.

Need PMP expert advise on my work experience, if okay to submit application 1 week 6 days ago #18924

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Your breakdown structure is good as you mention experience in all process groups but i feel you might be trying to put too much in and often it just reads like a list of activities. Maybe limit yourself to 1 or 2 activities for each process group but elaborate a bit more what you did to make it sound more realistic

Need PMP expert advise on my work experience, if okay to submit application 1 week 6 days ago #18927

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Hello Jaydip,

I have to say they are very well written. I think you have a good chance to get an approval as I could not find anything in the project description that is invalid.

Like I said the write up is good, but if you want to polish it here are some pointers:

As Patrick said, there are a few areas that feel cramped, and you can focus only on a few important tasks. (For example, project 2 under EX)

Some of the descriptions deliver no value, you have to be more specific. (Project 3, Led cross functional team with assigned tasks)

Go over the 49 processes again, try to use as much as PMI-Lingo as possible.

Hope this helps,
Joe
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Need PMP expert advise on my work experience, if okay to submit application 1 week 6 days ago #18935

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Thanks Joe & Patrick for your valuable inputs

Need PMP expert advise on my work experience, if okay to submit application 6 days 23 hours ago #18992

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Hello all,

My application has been accepted. Thanks everyone for the help.

Need PMP expert advise on my work experience, if okay to submit application 6 days 19 hours ago #18996

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Congratulations

Need PMP expert advise on my work experience, if okay to submit application 2 days 21 hours ago #19046

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Did you write Objective in the project description. I was under the impression as project name is already in the title, we don't need to write objective in the description itself.

Need PMP expert advise on my work experience, if okay to submit application 29 minutes ago #19074

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Arpita,

I wrote project objectives in my description space. Going through different sites/discussions on internet, I don't think there is any hard and fast rule. To me, writing objectives, R & R and work description within 550 specified characters, PMI thinks is a challenge and want to see how you communicate crisp, concise and confidently. I may be wrong. Experts please correct me.
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