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Acronyms

Agile

Scrum - from a Skeptic’s Point of View

6 minute read

Comparison of Scrum with traditional waterfall (SDLC) project management in software development projects by an IT project manager with SDLC background.

Books

Project Manager’s Bookshelf

less than 1 minute read

A hand-curated list of my favorite books on project management, PMP certification, management and leadership, personal improvement, time management and produ...

BrainBOK

The Powers of the Project Manager

3 minute read

Learn about the 5 forms of powers of a Project Manager and guidance on selecting the best form of power depending upon the situation.

BrainBOK ITTO Explorer is even better now

5 minute read

Improvements to BrainBOK PMP ITTO Tool to help visualize the project management processes and learn ITTO without flipping through hundreds of pages of the PM...

Turning a Dream into Reality

4 minute read

A personal story about how my desire to help PMP Certification aspirants motivated me to develop a PMP ITTO learning tool from idea to an actual product.

PMP Exam ITTO Trainer Tool

3 minute read

Review of free PMP ITTO Training Tool to help master the Inputs, Tools and Techniques, and Outputs (ITTO) of the project management processed defined in the ...

CAPM

CAPM Exam Change

Closing

Determination Precedes Termination

2 minute read

Various reasons for terminating a project - a project is terminated because its objectives will not or cannot be met, or when the need for the project no lon...

Commonly Confused Concepts

20 Project Risk Management Terms Explained

12 minute read

Project Risk Management Terms explained in a simplified manner for PMP certification. Terms explained include Contingency Plan, Residual Risks, Threshold, Re...

Configuration Management

Conflict Resolution

Contact Hours

What are Contact Hours?

6 minute read

Contact Hour is unit of measure that represents an hour of scheduled instruction given to students. In the PMP context, contact hour is an hour of formal pro...

3 Free Video Episodes of The PM Prepcast

less than 1 minute read

PM Prepcast is the best self-paced video-based distance learning programs for PMP Certification. Here are 3 free episodes of this program.

Critical Path Method (CPM)

PERT and CPM get Cozy

6 minute read

This article explains the difference between PERT and Critical Path Method (CPM) estimation in Project Time Management

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EAC

ETC

Earned Value Management (EVM)

Estimation

PERT and CPM get Cozy

6 minute read

This article explains the difference between PERT and Critical Path Method (CPM) estimation in Project Time Management

The Magical PERT Formula

4 minute read

What is the PERT Formula and how is it derived? How is PERT estimate calculated? Learn about derivation of PERT formula, Standard Deviation Formula, and Vari...

Get Intimate with PERT

2 minute read

A detailed tutorial on Project estimation and Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) in project management for PMP certification.

What is PERT?

4 minute read

PERT stands for Program Evaluation and Review Technique. PERT is a commonly used technique along with Critical Path Method (CPM) to estimate the minimum time...

Ethics and Professional Conduct

Executing

FAQ

What are Contact Hours?

6 minute read

Contact Hour is unit of measure that represents an hour of scheduled instruction given to students. In the PMP context, contact hour is an hour of formal pro...

Why do people fail the PMP Exam?

1 minute read

What is the reason that a large percentage of candidates fail the PMP exam? Survey of the top reasons that PMP candidates fail the PMP exam.

Free

PMP Exam ITTO Trainer Tool

3 minute read

Review of free PMP ITTO Training Tool to help master the Inputs, Tools and Techniques, and Outputs (ITTO) of the project management processed defined in the ...

3 Free Video Episodes of The PM Prepcast

less than 1 minute read

PM Prepcast is the best self-paced video-based distance learning programs for PMP Certification. Here are 3 free episodes of this program.

PMP Certification - Free Video Tutorials

less than 1 minute read

Collection of free training videos and tutorials on project management and PMP certification exam prep, from various sources around the world.

Human Resource Management

ITTO

BrainBOK ITTO Explorer is even better now

5 minute read

Improvements to BrainBOK PMP ITTO Tool to help visualize the project management processes and learn ITTO without flipping through hundreds of pages of the PM...

PMP Exam ITTO Trainer Tool

3 minute read

Review of free PMP ITTO Training Tool to help master the Inputs, Tools and Techniques, and Outputs (ITTO) of the project management processed defined in the ...

Knowledge Areas

Mnemonics

Mobile Apps

Monitoring and Controlling

Network Diagram

PDF

PDU

What are Contact Hours?

6 minute read

Contact Hour is unit of measure that represents an hour of scheduled instruction given to students. In the PMP context, contact hour is an hour of formal pro...

PMP Renewal: How to Report PDUs to PMI?

5 minute read

Step-by-step instructions to report PDUs to PMI for PMP certification renewal via their online CCR (Continuing Certification Requirements) System.

Top 5 Reasons to Invest in WBS Coach

5 minute read

A review of the WBS Coach which can help you improve your WBS creation and project management skills and also earn PDUs for PMP certification renewal.

PERT

PERT and CPM get Cozy

6 minute read

This article explains the difference between PERT and Critical Path Method (CPM) estimation in Project Time Management

The Magical PERT Formula

4 minute read

What is the PERT Formula and how is it derived? How is PERT estimate calculated? Learn about derivation of PERT formula, Standard Deviation Formula, and Vari...

Get Intimate with PERT

2 minute read

A detailed tutorial on Project estimation and Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) in project management for PMP certification.

What is PERT?

4 minute read

PERT stands for Program Evaluation and Review Technique. PERT is a commonly used technique along with Critical Path Method (CPM) to estimate the minimum time...

PM Prepcast

3 Free Video Episodes of The PM Prepcast

less than 1 minute read

PM Prepcast is the best self-paced video-based distance learning programs for PMP Certification. Here are 3 free episodes of this program.

PMBOK

The Holes in your PMBOK Guide

9 minute read

The PMBOK Guide is the bible for the PMP exam. But is it really perfect? There are several errors and discrepancies in the Guide that PMP aspirants should be...

PMBOK 5th Edition

PMBOK 6th Edition

PMI

We Failed You, Sorry [PMP Exam 2011]

3 minute read

Gross error in PMP exam checking and calibration right (after the Aug 2011 PMP exam change) caused lot of distress to many qualified the PMP candidates.

PMP Renewal: How to Report PDUs to PMI?

5 minute read

Step-by-step instructions to report PDUs to PMI for PMP certification renewal via their online CCR (Continuing Certification Requirements) System.

PMI Membership

PMI-ACP Lessons Learned

PMI-ACP Online Training

PMI-ACP Sample Questions

PMI-ACP Study Guides

PMI-ACP Training

PMP Administration

PMP Application

PMP Audit

PMP Certificate

What does a PMP Certificate look like?

less than 1 minute read

Eager to see what a PMP certificate looks like? Here’s a scanned copy of my real PMP certificate issued by PMI. Hope this inspires you to go for the PMP!

PMP Certification Cost

PMP Courses

PMP Exam

PMP Exam Change

We Failed You, Sorry [PMP Exam 2011]

3 minute read

Gross error in PMP exam checking and calibration right (after the Aug 2011 PMP exam change) caused lot of distress to many qualified the PMP candidates.

PMP Exam Content Outline

PMP Exam Questions

PMP Exam Schedule

PMP Exam Simulator

PMP Flashcards

Review of PMP Exam eFlashcards

9 minute read

PMP Exam eFlashcards by Cornelius Fichtner is a set of 1750 PMP flashcards (for $29.99) that comes in the soft copy (image) format and are downloadable.

PMP Formulas

PERT and CPM get Cozy

6 minute read

This article explains the difference between PERT and Critical Path Method (CPM) estimation in Project Time Management

The Magical PERT Formula

4 minute read

What is the PERT Formula and how is it derived? How is PERT estimate calculated? Learn about derivation of PERT formula, Standard Deviation Formula, and Vari...

Seller Fee Calculations in FPIF Contract

2 minute read

Formula to calculate Seller Fee and Point of Total Assumption (PTA) in Fixed Priced Incentive Fee (FPIF) Contracts in Project Procurement Management for PMP ...

What is PERT?

4 minute read

PERT stands for Program Evaluation and Review Technique. PERT is a commonly used technique along with Critical Path Method (CPM) to estimate the minimum time...

PMP Forums

PMP Certification Exam Online Forums

1 minute read

If you are preparing for the PMP Certification exam, I highly recommend that you join a selected few online PMP forums for learning, sharing and clarifying p...

PMP Handbook

PMP ITTO

PMP Lessons Learned

Top 5 Reasons People Fail the PMP Exam

5 minute read

Top 5 reasons that people fail the PMP exam and the common pitfalls to avoid for PMP certification in order to pass the exam on the first attempt.

Why do people fail the PMP Exam?

1 minute read

What is the reason that a large percentage of candidates fail the PMP exam? Survey of the top reasons that PMP candidates fail the PMP exam.

PMP Certification Exam Lessons Learned

less than 1 minute read

A collection of hand-picked PMP exam lessons learned posts from various sources across the web to help you pass the PMP exam on the first attempt.

My Lessons Learned (LL) from the PMP exam

4 minute read

My own lessons learned and experience from my journey toward PMP certification starting to exam preparation to taking the PMP exam and achieving the PMP cert...

PMP Online Training

PMP Passing Score

We Failed You, Sorry [PMP Exam 2011]

3 minute read

Gross error in PMP exam checking and calibration right (after the Aug 2011 PMP exam change) caused lot of distress to many qualified the PMP candidates.

PMP Practice Exams

PMP Quiz

PMP Renewal

PMP Renewal: How to Report PDUs to PMI?

5 minute read

Step-by-step instructions to report PDUs to PMI for PMP certification renewal via their online CCR (Continuing Certification Requirements) System.

Top 5 Reasons to Invest in WBS Coach

5 minute read

A review of the WBS Coach which can help you improve your WBS creation and project management skills and also earn PDUs for PMP certification renewal.

PMP Result Report

PMP Sample Questions

PMP Study Guide

PMP Study Guides

PMP Study Material

PMP Study Notes

PMP Study Plan

PMP Tips

Top 5 Reasons People Fail the PMP Exam

5 minute read

Top 5 reasons that people fail the PMP exam and the common pitfalls to avoid for PMP certification in order to pass the exam on the first attempt.

PMP Videos

3 Free Video Episodes of The PM Prepcast

less than 1 minute read

PM Prepcast is the best self-paced video-based distance learning programs for PMP Certification. Here are 3 free episodes of this program.

PMP Certification - Free Video Tutorials

less than 1 minute read

Collection of free training videos and tutorials on project management and PMP certification exam prep, from various sources around the world.

PMP vs CAPM

Planning

Podcast

3 Free Video Episodes of The PM Prepcast

less than 1 minute read

PM Prepcast is the best self-paced video-based distance learning programs for PMP Certification. Here are 3 free episodes of this program.

Point of Total Assumption

Seller Fee Calculations in FPIF Contract

2 minute read

Formula to calculate Seller Fee and Point of Total Assumption (PTA) in Fixed Priced Incentive Fee (FPIF) Contracts in Project Procurement Management for PMP ...

Process Groups

Product Life Cycle

Product Phase

Product Scope

Project Cost Management

Project Human Resource Management

The Powers of the Project Manager

3 minute read

Learn about the 5 forms of powers of a Project Manager and guidance on selecting the best form of power depending upon the situation.

Project Integration Management

Determination Precedes Termination

2 minute read

Various reasons for terminating a project - a project is terminated because its objectives will not or cannot be met, or when the need for the project no lon...

Project Life Cycle

Project Management

Project Manager’s Bookshelf

less than 1 minute read

A hand-curated list of my favorite books on project management, PMP certification, management and leadership, personal improvement, time management and produ...

Project Management Processes

Project Management Training

Scrum - from a Skeptic’s Point of View

6 minute read

Comparison of Scrum with traditional waterfall (SDLC) project management in software development projects by an IT project manager with SDLC background.

Top 5 Reasons to Invest in WBS Coach

5 minute read

A review of the WBS Coach which can help you improve your WBS creation and project management skills and also earn PDUs for PMP certification renewal.

Project Phase

Project Procurement Management

Seller Fee Calculations in FPIF Contract

2 minute read

Formula to calculate Seller Fee and Point of Total Assumption (PTA) in Fixed Priced Incentive Fee (FPIF) Contracts in Project Procurement Management for PMP ...

Project Quality Management

Pareto Charts and the 80/20 Rule

8 minute read

A Pareto Chart or Diagram, one of the Seven Basic Quality Tools, is a specific type of Histogram ordered by frequency of occurrence.

Quality Assurance vs Quality Control

6 minute read

Quality Assurance is the process of auditing the quality requirements and the results to ensure quality standards are being followed. Whereas, Quality Contro...

Control Quality vs Verify Scope

4 minute read

Difference between Control Quality and Verify Scope in Project Management processes defined in the PMBOK Guide, 5th Edition.

Project Risk Management

20 Project Risk Management Terms Explained

12 minute read

Project Risk Management Terms explained in a simplified manner for PMP certification. Terms explained include Contingency Plan, Residual Risks, Threshold, Re...

Project Schedule

Project Scope

Project Scope Management

Top 5 Reasons to Invest in WBS Coach

5 minute read

A review of the WBS Coach which can help you improve your WBS creation and project management skills and also earn PDUs for PMP certification renewal.

Control Quality vs Verify Scope

4 minute read

Difference between Control Quality and Verify Scope in Project Management processes defined in the PMBOK Guide, 5th Edition.

Project Scope Statement

Project Stakeholder Management

Project Time Management

PERT and CPM get Cozy

6 minute read

This article explains the difference between PERT and Critical Path Method (CPM) estimation in Project Time Management

The Magical PERT Formula

4 minute read

What is the PERT Formula and how is it derived? How is PERT estimate calculated? Learn about derivation of PERT formula, Standard Deviation Formula, and Vari...

Get Intimate with PERT

2 minute read

A detailed tutorial on Project estimation and Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) in project management for PMP certification.

What is PERT?

4 minute read

PERT stands for Program Evaluation and Review Technique. PERT is a commonly used technique along with Critical Path Method (CPM) to estimate the minimum time...

Prometric

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance vs Quality Control

6 minute read

Quality Assurance is the process of auditing the quality requirements and the results to ensure quality standards are being followed. Whereas, Quality Contro...

Quality Control

Quality Assurance vs Quality Control

6 minute read

Quality Assurance is the process of auditing the quality requirements and the results to ensure quality standards are being followed. Whereas, Quality Contro...

Requirements

Review

Top 5 Reasons to Invest in WBS Coach

5 minute read

A review of the WBS Coach which can help you improve your WBS creation and project management skills and also earn PDUs for PMP certification renewal.

Review of PMP Exam eFlashcards

9 minute read

PMP Exam eFlashcards by Cornelius Fichtner is a set of 1750 PMP flashcards (for $29.99) that comes in the soft copy (image) format and are downloadable.

PMP Exam ITTO Trainer Tool

3 minute read

Review of free PMP ITTO Training Tool to help master the Inputs, Tools and Techniques, and Outputs (ITTO) of the project management processed defined in the ...

Rita Mulcahy

Role Delineation Study (RDS)

SPMI

Schedule Baseline

Schedule Management

Scrum

Scrum - from a Skeptic’s Point of View

6 minute read

Comparison of Scrum with traditional waterfall (SDLC) project management in software development projects by an IT project manager with SDLC background.

Seven Basic Quality Tools

Pareto Charts and the 80/20 Rule

8 minute read

A Pareto Chart or Diagram, one of the Seven Basic Quality Tools, is a specific type of Histogram ordered by frequency of occurrence.

Singapore

My Lessons Learned (LL) from the PMP exam

4 minute read

My own lessons learned and experience from my journey toward PMP certification starting to exam preparation to taking the PMP exam and achieving the PMP cert...

Stakeholder Analysis

Standard Deviation

The Magical PERT Formula

4 minute read

What is the PERT Formula and how is it derived? How is PERT estimate calculated? Learn about derivation of PERT formula, Standard Deviation Formula, and Vari...

Study Notes

Pareto Charts and the 80/20 Rule

8 minute read

A Pareto Chart or Diagram, one of the Seven Basic Quality Tools, is a specific type of Histogram ordered by frequency of occurrence.

The Holes in your PMBOK Guide

9 minute read

The PMBOK Guide is the bible for the PMP exam. But is it really perfect? There are several errors and discrepancies in the Guide that PMP aspirants should be...

The Powers of the Project Manager

3 minute read

Learn about the 5 forms of powers of a Project Manager and guidance on selecting the best form of power depending upon the situation.

Quality Assurance vs Quality Control

6 minute read

Quality Assurance is the process of auditing the quality requirements and the results to ensure quality standards are being followed. Whereas, Quality Contro...

PERT and CPM get Cozy

6 minute read

This article explains the difference between PERT and Critical Path Method (CPM) estimation in Project Time Management

The Magical PERT Formula

4 minute read

What is the PERT Formula and how is it derived? How is PERT estimate calculated? Learn about derivation of PERT formula, Standard Deviation Formula, and Vari...

Get Intimate with PERT

2 minute read

A detailed tutorial on Project estimation and Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) in project management for PMP certification.

20 Project Risk Management Terms Explained

12 minute read

Project Risk Management Terms explained in a simplified manner for PMP certification. Terms explained include Contingency Plan, Residual Risks, Threshold, Re...

Seller Fee Calculations in FPIF Contract

2 minute read

Formula to calculate Seller Fee and Point of Total Assumption (PTA) in Fixed Priced Incentive Fee (FPIF) Contracts in Project Procurement Management for PMP ...

Control Quality vs Verify Scope

4 minute read

Difference between Control Quality and Verify Scope in Project Management processes defined in the PMBOK Guide, 5th Edition.

Determination Precedes Termination

2 minute read

Various reasons for terminating a project - a project is terminated because its objectives will not or cannot be met, or when the need for the project no lon...

What is PERT?

4 minute read

PERT stands for Program Evaluation and Review Technique. PERT is a commonly used technique along with Critical Path Method (CPM) to estimate the minimum time...

Survey

Top 5 Reasons People Fail the PMP Exam

5 minute read

Top 5 reasons that people fail the PMP exam and the common pitfalls to avoid for PMP certification in order to pass the exam on the first attempt.

Why do people fail the PMP Exam?

1 minute read

What is the reason that a large percentage of candidates fail the PMP exam? Survey of the top reasons that PMP candidates fail the PMP exam.

TCPI

Three Point Estimate

What is PERT?

4 minute read

PERT stands for Program Evaluation and Review Technique. PERT is a commonly used technique along with Critical Path Method (CPM) to estimate the minimum time...

Value of PMP Certification

Variance

The Magical PERT Formula

4 minute read

What is the PERT Formula and how is it derived? How is PERT estimate calculated? Learn about derivation of PERT formula, Standard Deviation Formula, and Vari...

WBS

Top 5 Reasons to Invest in WBS Coach

5 minute read

A review of the WBS Coach which can help you improve your WBS creation and project management skills and also earn PDUs for PMP certification renewal.

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