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01 Jan 2021 09:50
  • Sandip Nath
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Hi Everyone,
Please let me know how I can also join as a study partner.
My Name is Sandip Nath (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and I am from Bangalore, India.
I understand that I am in totally different time zone but I still participate in discussions.
I had a failed attempt 2 days back and got "Need Improvement) .
I have started my preparation from Nov, 1st, 2020 and go through only PMBOK6. Tried Simulator only 3 exams. I think i need lots of improvement but I may not be able to identify my week area alone and need support from you all.
Please let me know how I can able to join this group.
01 Jan 2021 09:45
  • Sharon S
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When I took a class they used the Rita M book and that's why I have it. I then purchased the PM BOK which made me realize how much the Rita M book did not cover. My experience with the Rita M book is that the book did not cover everything that we are supposed to know. That was my personal experience after reading both books (I didn't finish the Rita M book though). I read comments from others and some people liked it as a supplement while others also thought it was incomplete. It does align with PM BOK 6th edition, but it doesn't fully cover the subject matter. I don't plan on getting the 10th edition of her book. I plan to use primarily the PM BOK 6th edition and the APG. I'll use the Rita M book for practice exercises such as the process matching game. The Vargas and PMP with Ray are good videos to watch on YouTube.
01 Jan 2021 07:52
  • Duon Martin
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So I was watching one of the virtual bootcamps for the 2021 exam content on Skillsoft and the instructor mentioned the new exam is still going to be based on the current PMBOK, which basically means the 6th edition is still good to use. They also stated that the 7th edition of the PMBOK will possibly be out later in the first quarter, but one student asked a question about Rita Mulcahy's exam prep book and the instructor stated not to use it because it's the 9th edition, which confused me because that aligns with the PMBOK 6th edition. I did a google search and I see that Rita Mulcahy's 10th edition is out now on sale for $79.00. Are you going to purchase the 10th edition of her book?
01 Jan 2021 03:06
  • Duon Martin
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I will take a look between now and this weekend at your initial stab of mapping the processes to the new outline and provide my feedback. My job offers this program that used to be called Skillsoft, but they changed the name to Percipio. They have a ton of PMP information including recorded boot camps for the 2021 PMP Exam. I am in the middle of my first 3HR session. I'm going to snoop around and see if I can find something on how this all ties together. As we go through table 1-4 as you suggested, I'm sure we will get this narrowed down! Depending on your journey, this may be the 3rd or 4th like myself, but I think I was rushing it and missing some key information obviously... As stated, we read a process and figure out where it falls within the domains and task is a great idea, and I agree that a process may fall into more than one task.
01 Jan 2021 02:39
  • Sharon S
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I'd like to get started next week. Regarding the study plan, I think we will still be accountable for knowing which process came first, which is the output or input into which process. That being the case, it would seem important that we study in order (initiating, planning, executing, etc). I was thinking we can start studying in order of Table 1-4, then as we finish a process we would look at which tasks were correlated with that process and discuss those tasks.

I would like us to review my initial stab at mapping the tasks to the process. These tasks could relate to multiple processes and not just the ones that are listed. My mapping might be off so please review the mapping of the tasks to the PM BOK and make changes as needed.
01 Jan 2021 01:37
  • Duon Martin
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Either approach, I think your outline looks great! When do you plan to get started with your studies? Or when is this group going to start down a particular path towards success?
01 Jan 2021 01:33
  • Duon Martin
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I like the approach far as studying by the task in the outline, but I know it will be extremely hard to match the task to a process or chapter in the current PMBOK. I discovered the attached file on Prazion.com where Phil broke down the task for 6th edition outline. It would be awesome if an subject matter expert can do the same for the new 2021 outline. It sounds like you're doing something similar.
01 Jan 2021 00:17
  • Sharon S
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There is another person also on the east coast. I have an android phone.

I am trying to map each of the tasks to a process or processes. This is what I came up with. Welcoming all comments to make this more complete. Once we identify the areas to focus on, we can develop a study schedule.

Looking at the list of tasks and associated chapters, it covers all PMBOK chapters 4-13. We can study based on the order of the tasks in each domain or we can study in the order of the table 1-4 of the PM BOK in the order of process group; not by chapter. So in others words we'd study 4.1 Develop Project Charter, then 13.1 Identify Stakeholders . Then we'd do the planning process 4.2, 5.1, etc.

Domain 1
Tasks 1, 2, 3 ....PMBOK ch 9
Task 4, 5.... ch 9, 13
Task 6 .... ch 9
Task 7
Task 8... ch 12
Task 9 ch13
Task 10
Task 11 ch9
Task 12 ch 9
Task 13 ch 13
Task 14 ch 9

Domain II Process
Task 1 ch 4
Task 2 ch 10
Task 3 ch 11
Task 4 ch 13
Task 5 ch 7, 9
Task 6 ch 6
Task 7 ch 8
Task 8 ch 5
Task 9 ch 4
Task 10 ch4
Task 11 ch 12
Task 12 ch 5
Task 13 ch 2, 3, and APG
Task 14
Task 15 ch 11
Task 16
Task 17 ch 4 closing

Domain III
Task 1 ch 8
Task 2 ch 4
Task 3
Task 4

If we want to study using table 1-4 as a guide and study in the order of process group, here is a proposed 12-week schedule from start to finish

Using Table 1-4 as a guide
Week 1 Agile
PM BOK Ch 2, Agile Ch 2,3
Create flash cards of definitions for this chapter
50 Question Quiz on topic
Take additional quizzes independently and bring any questions you want to discuss to the group

Week 2 Agile
PM BOK Ch3, Agile Ch 6
Create flash cards of definitions for this chapter
50 Quiz on topic
Take additional quizzes independently and bring any questions you want to discuss to the group

Week 3
Domain: Initiating
4.1 Develop Project Charter
13.1 Identify Stakeholders
Domain: Planning
4.2 Develop Project Management
Project Scope Management
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
Create Process Match up table for Integration (See Rita's process game Ch3)
Create flash cards of definitions for this chapter

Week 4
Project Schedule Management
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
Create Process Match up table for Integration (See Rita's process game Ch3)
Create flash cards of definitions for this chapter

Week 5
Project Cost Management
7.1
7.2
7.3
Project Quality Management
8.1
Create Process Match up table for Integration (See Rita's process game Ch3)
Create flash cards of definitions for this chapter

Week 6
Project Resource Management
9.1
9.2
Project Communications Management
10.1
Create Process Match up table for Integration (See Rita's process game Ch3)
Create flash cards of definitions for this chapter

Week 7
Project Risk Management
11.1
11.2
11.3
11.4
11.5
Create Process Match up table for Integration (See Rita's process game Ch3)
Create flash cards of definitions for this chapter

Week 8
Project Procurement Management
12.1
Project Stakeholder Management
13.2
Domain: Executing
Project Integration Management
4.3
4.4
Project Quality Management
8.2
Create Process Match up table for Integration (See Rita's process game Ch3)
Create flash cards of definitions for this chapter

Week 9
Project Resource Management
9.3
9.4
9.5
Project Communications Management
10.2
Project Risk Management
11.6
Create Process Match up table for Integration (See Rita's process game Ch3)
Create flash cards of definitions for this chapter

Week 10
Project Procurement Management
12.2
Project Stakeholder Management
13.3
Domain: Monitoring and Control
Project Integration Management
4.5
4.6
Project Scope Management
5.5
Create Process Match up table for Integration (See Rita's process game Ch3)
Create flash cards of definitions for this chapter

Week 11
Project Scope Management
5.6
Project Schedule Management
6.6
Project Cost Management
7.4
Project Quality Management
8.3
Project Resource Management
9.6
Create Process Match up table for Integration (See Rita's process game Ch3)
Create flash cards of definitions for this chapter

Week 12
Project Communications Management
10.3
Project Risk Management
11.7
Project Procurement Management
12.3
Project Stakeholder Management
13.4
Domain: Closing
Project Integration Management
4.7
Create Process Match up table for Integration (See Rita's process game Ch3)
Create flash cards of definitions for this chapter
30 Dec 2020 17:04
  • Karen L Scipio
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Yes, I am looking for a study partner I plan to take in March
30 Dec 2020 07:23
  • Duon Martin
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It looks like that I'm the only one on EST as of now? Your plan doesn't sound bad. It also sounds like we have the same study material. I have Rita M book, PMBOK 6th edition and the Agile book along with the simulator. Being as though I purchase my simulator in early November, it expires on January 31st but I'm going to renew it. What kind of phones do you guys have? IPHONE or ANDROID? I crossed over to IPHONE last year. It would be cool if we could all solve questions together. For example, we all had the same bank of questions on the screen and we read the question independently and before selecting an answer in learning mode, we go around the table or take a vote over the phone for whatever answer get the most votes and make the selection. If we all are not on the same page before selecting answer, we have a discussion to convince each other and learn from each other by understanding their approach towards the question. Since the new exam is broken up into just 3 processes, People, Processes & Business, I'm wondering where do you start. I listen to one of Cornelius videos and he mentioned that about 85% of the current exam will be part of the new exam and the processes still apply, but don't memorize them, just understand the flow. With that being said, so you start with initiating tackling one process at a time until closing? Based on my research I discovered that people make the misconception that the exam is based on the PMBOK Guide, but that is not totally true. It is based on the exam outline, so for the new exam it will be understanding the domains, task, and enablers. I think everyone will have a clear picture on how the current content ties into the new format and the new outline when PMI present their training next month.
30 Dec 2020 06:55
  • Sharon S
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Yes, I saw the new class being offered and have reviewed the outline. I think one of the biggest benefits for this test will be the prepcast simulator 2021. Using the simulator and the PM BOK helped me tie together what I read in the Rita M book and the PM BOK. I think the study group can work especially if we got together on weekends. We can do conference calls so that we'll talk real time. Prior to the telecon we can exchange study material via email so that we'd all have it before we met. We'd schedule our meetings with the time difference in mind. For starters I am putting together a test plan with dates . Then for each meeting we could discuss/present to each other our understanding of the section. This discussion would be followed by a Q&A session from the group. We would all learn from each other's questions and the person answering the questions would re-enforce their knowledge by being challenged by the group's questions. This is what we did in college and it helped all of us understand the material better. What are your thoughts?
30 Dec 2020 06:08
  • Duon Martin
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Sharon it doesn't sound like you were too far off from knocking out the big 3 (Planning, monitoring & controlling & executing). As I explained in one of my post, I felt like the exam questions were long and the short questions that I did get almost seem like they were very vague where they didn't provide enough information for me to successfully answer the question. I've been on this PMP journey since January of this year. I started out with the headfirst PMP prep book in January. I took a boot camp by Reed Integration in March and they provided me with Rita's exam prep book 9th edition, the PMBOK Guide, and the Agile book. They also had their own book as well . I utilized all those resources including an exam simulator by Kaplan that they offered that ended up expiring in July. I totally ignored reading the PMBOK. I was just using it as reference and reading sections at a time. I started watching Youtube videos and someone mentioned using the Prepcast Simulator as a tool for success so I finally decided to purchase it in November and it was then that I knew that I was in trouble because of the amount of information that I thought I knew, but has know idea because I was not taking advantage of the PMBOK Guide. The exam outline is also a good tool as well. Have you guys downloaded the new exam outline for 2021 from PMI website?

I may jump onboard this study group as well. Not sure how it will work though, I'm in EST (Virginia). I wanted to give it another shot at taking the exam this year, but I'm hearing that there is nothing available so I'm not going to waste my $275 to pay for the retake just yet. Therefore, my target date will be March-April timeframe as well. That gives me enough fluff to where I'm not stressing over getting enough time in to prepare. PMI has a class in mid January that is supposed to help folks bridge the gap with the current content in new content. Did you see that on there website? I had to RSVP and I guess they will notify everyone via email when its available
30 Dec 2020 05:54
  • Sharon S
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Hi Sas,

That sounds great! There are three of us now. We can collaborate either here or via email. What time zone are you in? I'm in PST (California).

Sharon
30 Dec 2020 05:29
  • Sharon S
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Hello,
My scores were T for Executing and Controlling/Monitoring and BT for Initiating, Planning and Closing. I used the Prepcast simulator 2020 and since I bought and activated it in Dec, I will get a free upgrade in Jan to the 2021 Prepcast simulator. I read most of the PM BOK ed 6 but did not finish it and ran out of time. I actually took a class back in May but did not study until Dec (after my boss told me that I needed to get it done before the end of the year) so I signed up for the test and then started studying which is backwards. I bought the Agile book but haven't even opened it. I've watched the Vargas video on the 49 processes which is excellent but I can't say that I memorized it. From what I saw on my online proctored test, it is beyond memorization. It's all scenario questions that says xyz happened. What would you do next? Then they give you 4 choices that are very vague. The simulator is an excellent tool and it gives you more details so that you can make a decision. On the exam they don't give enough details of the situation so its hard to make a decision. Most of mine were only 2-3 sentences long. I won't take the test this year. I wish I started this back in July or so so that I could have tried again. Next year's exam will be harder just by the way they have the test as fill in the blanks and it will have 50% new material (agile). But I have to stay positive knowing other people are going to take the same exam and passing. I talked to 3 of my friends who took the exam; 2 too k it in Dec. All of them studied for over 3 months. One person took this approach: she read the PM BOK all the way through, read the PM BOK a second time, took a refresher course, did many practice tests and then took the exam and passed. The other one took the Udemy class, used the PM BOK as reference as she did practice exams, used the study guides from Udemy, did independent study and more practice exams for 3 weeks and then took the exam. This all took about 3 months or so. The third person took about 7 months to prepare. He read the Rita M book, took all the practice exams in the book repeatedly, purchased the Rita M disk of practice exams, took 61 exams, memorized the 49 processes then took the exam in Dec. All three passed on their first try. I on the other studied for 21 days and failed. It's no surprise. One thing that I learned from them was it will take at least 3 months at a minimum to prepare for the exam. All three of them worked full time while preparing for the exam. The first two have other certificates (Security + and some other certs like CISM); one of them has her Masters. The third person didn't have the same background and needed more time to study but passed with 7+ months of studying. At the earliest, I'm re-taking the exam in 3 months after I really study. Less than one month of studying wasn't enough. I also didn't have a day-to-day study plan. Having a study plan be the roadmap will help meet the goals. Another friend told me to take practice exams until I score an 80. Then he said sign up for the test. Lots of people I know who took the CISM exam which was also scenario =based took many many practice exams since the test is based on scenarios rather than theory. The books will give the overall understanding but the exams apply the theory and that's what we're tested on.



Sharon
30 Dec 2020 05:09
  • Sas
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Hi Sharon ,
I plan to take the exam in March too . Let me know how we can collaborate .
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