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February 2012 Blog Posts (17)

PMP Exam Tip - Assess Your PMP Exam Readiness with Free Sample Exams

The Internet is full of sites and blogs that help you prepare for the PMP Exam. As part of your PMP Exam Prep, you should take advantage of the many free, on-line sample exams. These will help you assess your readiness to take the actual exam.



Whether you can or cannot find time and money to enroll in a formal, classroom-style PMP Exam Prep course, answering hundreds (even thousands) of PMP Exam sample…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on February 29, 2012 at 8:44am — No Comments

Complex project management and learning

Last year I attended a conference where one of the subjects was complex project management and four speakers gave talks and shared work they have been involved with.

One of these speakers was Stephen Hayes the CEO of the International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM http://www.iccpm.com/) and gave an interesting overview of how the member organisations are dealing with complexity in projects. Although illustrating his talk with…

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Added by Paul Summers on February 27, 2012 at 9:08am — No Comments

Strategy to Action Control - A Method for Statistical Control of Business Processes

Metrics and measures are a significant part of a good Business Value Framework because when used they are the most effective tool to evaluate and control performance to plan.  If you are following a Business Value Framework, you know how to establish metrics and measures for strategic objectives, portfolios and action plans.  But how will you know how well these objectives, portfolios and action plans actually perform; how will you know if they actually meet expectations and stay within…

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Added by Barb@Vyrtunet on February 25, 2012 at 3:24am — No Comments

Free PMP Exam Sample Question

The following PMP® exam sample question is taken from the Free PMP Exam Simulator at http://free.pm-exam-simulator.com - The answer is at the very bottom:



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On your project you handle known risks by performing the Plan Risk Responses process. Which of the following would you use when you encounter unknown risks?



A.) Risk Reserves

B.) Risk Mitigation

C.) Risk…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on February 24, 2012 at 7:45am — No Comments

PMP Exam Tip: Take a PMP Exam Prep Class

Classes that offer extensive and comprehensive coverage or the material required should go onto your short list. The primary benefit of these sessions is that you can interact with the trainer (make sure that he/she is PMP certified)…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on February 22, 2012 at 7:58am — No Comments

Likeability

Likeability – That which makes someone likeable or easy to like, easy to be with, considered pleasant to be around.

Now a good search on the word ‘likeability’ will show you that this is not a new term nor is it something I have made up. You will find all kinds of materials about likeability, for example this book by Tim Sanders, ‘The Likeability Factor: How to Boost your L-Factor & Achieve Your Life’s Dreams’.   As with Emotional Intelligence or…

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Added by Margaret Meloni on February 20, 2012 at 9:38am — No Comments

Free PMP Exam Sample Question

The following PMP® exam sample question is taken from the…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on February 17, 2012 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Project Risks vs Issues

Risk and issue are two words that are often confused when it comes to their usage. Actually there is some difference between them. The word ‘risk’ is used in the sense of ‘chance’. On the other hand, the word ‘issue’ is used in the sense of ‘matter’.

Uh-Oh!  This is a show-stopper.  We can’t complete the project on time because the server needed won’t be available for another month! What can…

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Added by Anand Chittoor, PMP, CSM on February 16, 2012 at 2:36pm — 5 Comments

PMP Exam Tip - Prepare mentally for The PMP Exam

It is important to be in the right frame of mind and good physical shape before going in for The PMP Exam. Knowing that you have done the best you can in your…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on February 15, 2012 at 1:58am — No Comments

Are you a Project Manager or a Snake Charmer?

To answer read the blog and comment:

https://arindampmp.wordpress.com

Added by Arindam Choudhury on February 14, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments

Delivery 2.0

Do you think there is room for improving delivery effectiveness within your organization?

 

Delivery organizations, whether part of a private or public firm, small or large, local or multi-national, must begin to wrest control of their initiatives and begin to apply some level of rigor and control. If we consider Delivery 1.0 as the application of general project management practices within IT, Delivery 2.0 is a broader refocus to support the rest of the enterprise. Read more…

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Added by Carl Manello on February 13, 2012 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Free PMP Exam Sample Question

The following PMP® exam sample question is taken from the Free PMP Exam Simulator at http://free.pm-exam-simulator.com - The answer is at the very bottom:



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You are working on a web development project. You looked on the internet for some off-the-shelf software to support the project. Your internet search may lead to better products but which of the following problems are…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on February 10, 2012 at 7:48am — No Comments

PMP Exam Tip - Don't use too many PMP Exam Prep Books

What usually happens is that students preparing for the PMP exam try to go through too many PMP Exam Prep books or on-line courses thinking that they will be able to absorb everything that they watch and read. That is far from the truth. Too many books will in fact confuse you. Usually, one good exam prep book and one course is enough to complement the PMBOK Guide. Reading the PMBOK Guide is of course a must for any PMP student and no exam prep book is a substitute for it. And don't forget…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on February 8, 2012 at 7:54am — No Comments

Let your PDF requirements take flight.

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Added by Paul on February 7, 2012 at 2:43am — No Comments

Enterprise Content Services for every platform and application

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Added by Paul on February 7, 2012 at 2:42am — No Comments

Please Interrupt Yourself

You know that interrupting someone when they are speaking is really rude. If you have children you have probably worked very hard to teach them to say “Excuse me”, before they break into conversations. What about interrupting you? I wish you would.

 

Be honest, every once in a while you have a strong and immediate reaction to a person or a situation. It could be something they do or it could be something they say. In the best case scenario, it causes you to burst…

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Added by Margaret Meloni on February 6, 2012 at 8:45am — 3 Comments

Business Strategy to Action Plan

Another addition to the Business Value Toolkit!

 

Are you ready to turn your business strategy into action?  We have a new guide and template that you can use to develop an Action Plan that links directly to your Balanced Scorecard and strategic objectives.  Learn how to establish strategic, portfolio and action plan metrics and measures to evaluate performance to plan.  This download includes a template and step-by-step process to develop a complete action plan for any…

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Added by Barb@Vyrtunet on February 4, 2012 at 5:29am — No Comments

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