In this post, I'm not going to share much information with you. Instead, I'm going to invite you - the readers - to share your favorite mnemonics for PMP and CAPM certification exams. I'll start by sharing mine that I created for my PMP certification way back in 2007. I've kept it secret all these years (I know it sounds selfish). It is 100% original and I bet you'll not find any reference to it preceding this post.
Mnemonic to remember 10 Project Management Knowledge AreasI used this mnemonic to remember the names of 9 Knowledge Areas in the correct sequence. Later with PMBOK® Guide, 5th Edition, Project Stakeholder Management was added as the 10th Knowledge Area and I updated the mnemonic accordingly. The original mnemonic was:
I Saw The Charming Queen Holding Cream Rose Petalscorresponding to the 9 Knowledge Areas:
With the addition of Project Stakeholder Management in PMBOK Guide, 5th Ed, I updated the mnemonic to:
I Saw The Charming Queen Holding Cream Rose Petals Sexily :)Integration
Mnemonic to remember SPI, CPI, SV, and CV FormulasAdded on Apr 17, 2016
People find it hard to remember whether EV goes in the numerator or denominator for SPI / CPI formulae, and whether it comes first or later in the SV / CV formulae. The formulae are:
SPI = EV / PV
CPI = EV / AC
SV = EV - PV
CV = EV - AC
The simple mnemonic that I devised to remember it to mentally associate EV with EVerest, yes Mount EVerest, which is the highest mountain in the world. EVerest is always on top (numerator) in SPI / CPI formulae and comes first in the SV / CV formulae.
Before I close, I want to share one small tip related to mnemonics. Mnemonics work best when you create them yourself. Make use of this powerful, handy and time-tested tool to help you memorize or recall practically anything. Over to you now. Go ahead and share your own favorite mnemonics. Keep them coming.
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