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January 2013 Blog Posts (9)

Free PMP Exam Sample Question

The following PMP® exam sample question is taken from the Free PMP Exam Simulator:



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Information in the WBS dictionary does not include?



A.) Contract Information

B.) Quality Requirements

C.) Responsible Organization

D.) Project Activities



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Hint: The WBS dictionary contains a lot of items and explains each work package in great…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 29, 2013 at 3:35am — No Comments

Download the Short Guide to Becoming a PMP

The Short Guide to Becoming a PMP by Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, is now available for download.



For project managers who are preparing to take the challenging PMP exam, here's a little help to get you started. The Short Guide to Becoming a PMP is a FREE e-book designed to help you prepare for and pass the exam with flying colors.



Written by noted PMP, Cornelius Fichtner, the e-book is based on Mr. Fichtner's own PMP-exam experience, both as a student and instructor. So learn…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 25, 2013 at 8:23am — No Comments

The Art of Project Management

Project Management is without a doubt a science, however science, to use a concept from Quantum Physics is still fluid in it's absoluteness.

"It is physically impossible to know both the position and the momentum of a particle at the same time. The more precisely one is known, the less precise the measurement of the other is" *

This is where project management becomes an art. We can plan for every eventuality except…

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Added by Adrian Lamond on January 24, 2013 at 8:33am — 1 Comment

Risk & Issue Management – First Hand

The current problems with the Boeing's 787 Dreamliner have reminded me of a personal experience a couple of years ago. On the 17th Dec. 2009 I was a passenger on an early A380 Qantas flight from Singapore toMelbourne that experienced a catastrophic engine failure after take off, that came close to destroying a wing, and of course we had to return to Singapore.

From a risk and issues management perspective, overall the Qantas response was very good. In flight the information provided…

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Added by Patrick Weaver on January 20, 2013 at 5:12am — No Comments

Free PMP Exam Sample Question

The following PMP® exam sample question is taken from the Free PMP Exam Simulator:



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According to the PMBOK Guide, which of the following is not a valid activity dependency?



A.) Mandatory Dependency

B.) Internal Dependency

C.) External Dependency

D.) Discretional Dependency



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Hint: This question references the Sequence Activities…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 15, 2013 at 8:24am — No Comments

PMP Exam Prep Video on YouTube: PMP Exam Overview

This video provides an overview of the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam. It's value to you and the process you will have to go through to become PMP® certified. We look at the prerequisites for taking the exam, the cost and the fact that once passed you will have to continue to maintain your certification by gaining PDUs: http://bit.ly/rdtCMC



Until next time,

Cornelius Fichtner,…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 11, 2013 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Free PMP Exam Sample Question

The following PMP® exam sample question is taken from the Free PMP Exam Simulator:



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Which of the following buffers are placed at the end of the critical chain to protect the target finish date from slippage?



A.) Feeding Buffer

B.) Project Buffer

C.) Free Buffer

D.) Activity Buffer



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Hint: This buffer protects the target finish date from moving and is intended to protect the…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 8, 2013 at 8:46am — 2 Comments

How to Suffer Successfully

How to Suffer Successfully, is the title of chapter four in Alain de Botton’s first book of philosophy, How Proust Can Change Your Life. The same idea is the theme of The Adversity Paradox by J. Barry Griswell and Bob Jennings.

The Adversity Paradox is full of inspiring examples of people who have suffered major adversity and have used the experience to improve their capabilities and gone on to outstanding success. The knowledge they gained from overcoming…

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Added by Patrick Weaver on January 6, 2013 at 4:18am — No Comments

PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition: Big-Time Changes That Will Impact Your PMP Exam Studies

I always thought that the PMI Standards Subcommittee that developed the fourth edition of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (the PMBoK Guide) was light years ahead of the rest of us. Who else could update that standard to allow it to answer all of our project management questions as well as set the number of processes to provide “the answer to the great question of life the universe and everything”1[i].…

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Added by Dana Safford on January 2, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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