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  The Point behind Point of Total Assumption (PTA) in FPIF Contracts

Point of Total Assumption (Part 2): Most of us know the formula for Point of Total Assumption (PTA), but many don't know what PTA actually means and how the formula is derived. In this article, we'll demystify the secrets of PTA and in a follow-up article we'll actually derive the formula from our understanding, rather than just cramming it up.

Point of Total Assumption (PTA) in FPIF Contracts in Project Management (PMP)
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  Work Performance Information vs Performance Reports - Conclusion (Part 4 of 4)

In the first three articles of this series, we reviewed Work Performance Information (WPI), Work Performance Measurements (WPMs) and Performance Reports. In this article, we'll recap the concepts and tie them together.

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  Work Performance Information vs Performance Reports (Part 3 of 4)


In the previous two articles of this series, we looked at Work Performance Information and Work Performance Measurements. In this article, we'll review Performance Reports.

Performance Reports

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  Work Performance Information vs Performance Reports (Part 2 of 4)


In Part 1 of this series, we reviewed the concept of Work Performance Information. In this article, we'll review Work Performance Measurements.

Work Performance Measurements (WPMs)

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  Work Performance Information vs Performance Reports (Part 1 of 4)


Many PMP aspirants who read the PMBOK Guide get confused between Work Performance Information and Performance Reports. The terms sound and smell very similar and used together as inputs to many Project Management processes.

This article is the first in a series of four that explain the difference between Work Performance Information and Performance Reports. In the first three articles, we'll review Work Performance Information, Work Performance Measurements and Performance Reports. In the last article, we'll tie all three concepts together and review how they fit in the context of PMBOK Guide and Project Management. So, let's get started.

Work Performance Information (WPI)

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  CITREP - PMP & CAPM Sponsorship for Singaporeans



The Enhanced Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme (Enhanced CITREP) is a training incentive programme to equip Singapore infocomm professionals with critical and emerging skills, thus enabling them to enhance their employability and to improve their organisation’s competitive advantage.

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  5 New PMP Certification Exam FAQs


I just posted answers to 5 more FAQs on the PMP Certification exam.

  1. How far back can I go for the Project Management experience on my PMP application?

  2. Can the PMP Exam be taken in a language other than English?

  3. How far in advance do I have apply for the PMP exam?

  4. What do I need to bring to the test center for taking the PMP Exam?

  5. What (stationery) does the test center provide for the PMP Exam?

Refer to the complete list here:

PMP Certification FAQs

100+ FAQs about PMP Certification


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  Point of Total Assumption (PTA) - Test your PM Knowledge

Point of Total Assumption for PMP and CAPM - Sample Questions Point of Total Assumption (Part 1): In a Fixed Price Incentive Fee (FPIF) Contract, Point of Total Assumption (PTA) is the total cost above which seller bears all the costs of a cost overrun. In other words, any cost overrun above the PTA is not shared by the buyer and totally absorbed by the seller. This post is the first in a series of posts on PTA. In this post, we'll look at the formula for PTA and I'll leave you with a few quiz questions that we'll address in the other posts of the series.
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  Estimate At Completion (EAC) vs Estimate To Complete (ETC) Formulas in Earned Value Management

EAC vs ETC Formulas in EVM: Due to popular demand :) I'm covering different formulas for calculating Estimate At Completion (EAC) in Earned Value Management (EVM). The PMBOK Guide, Fifth Edition mentions four different ways of calculating the EAC. We'll review each of them and reinforce the concepts with the help of a case study.

What is Estimate at Completion (EAC)?

EAC is a "forecast" of the project cost, as the project progresses. Before the start of the project, EAC is the same as Budget At Complete (BAC). However, as the project progresses, EAC may differ from BAC depending upon the project performance.


Case study: You are a project manager on a really large construction project. Your project requirement is to build a shopping mall on a square piece of land. However, due to economic crisis, the project is scaled down and reduced to building just the boundary walls!! The height of the wall needs to be a staggering 2m. As per the original estimate, it will take 1 week to build one side of the boundary and cost $1000 per side. So, your original budget (BAC) is $4000 and you have 4 weeks to complete the project. Without further ado, let's get on with laying the bricks.

Estimate At Completion (EAC) in Earned Value Management for PMP Certification

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