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Fifteen formulae to foment fabulous (f)results

OK, so the alliteration went a bit too far.
The PMP® exam commonly addresses the following fifteen formulae. Knowing this is helpful, but not critical to passing the exam. While there is no way to forecast what will appear on YOUR exam, the likelihood of encountering 10 or more of the following is high. […]
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Visually monitoring risks: a supplement to the Risk Register

Often, great ideas just pop out of discussions. Today is a great example. As the class discussed the PMBOK Guide approach for monitoring risks, one of the students shared their experience of managing a multi-million dollar project’s risks using a war room (extra credit if anyone recalls how war rooms are used and which knowledge […]
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Design of Experiments, distilled

If you are preparing for the PMP® Exam, you have probably encountered the Plan Quality Technique of Design of Experiments (DOE). Realizing that you may want this technique distilled down to manageable, exam-appropriate material, consider these points:

Design of Experiments:

  • Systematically blocks project variables
  • To reduce the effects of random error
  • Improving project quality […]
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Design of Experiments, distilled

If you are preparing for the PMP® Exam, you have probably encountered the Plan Quality Technique of Design of Experiments (DOE). Realizing that you may want this technique distilled down to manageable, exam-appropriate material, consider these points:

Design of Experiments:

  • Systematically blocks project variables
  • To reduce the effects of random error
  • Improv

Are we there yet?

My family took a road trip this past week. The kids watched the movie Shrek 2 with their headphones on and began asking the question, “are we there yet? are we there yet?” Luckily, they don’t do this as a habit.

I found it interesting, from a project management perspective, that project stakeholders (sponsors, customers, […]
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PMP® Exam change in Aug 2011

The PMP® Exam is going to change substantially on August 1st, 2011.  The Project Management Institute states that 30% of the exam content is going to be updated to reflect their 2010 study of what project managers actually do on the job.  This study, the Role Delineation Study (RDS), is a global survey of thousands […]
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Applying to sit for the PMP® exam

 

If you’ve found this post, then you need no convincing that taking the PMP® exam is worth your time, so I’ll save the spiel.

First, you must complete and application to sit for the exam at the Project Management Institute website, www.pmi.org.  It behooves you, financially and otherwise, to become a member of PMI […]
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