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March 2013 Blog Posts (14)

Time to get your PRINCE2® qualification

Did you know that during 2012, the one millionth PRINCE2 examination was sat?

So what you might say. Well, the reason why I’m writing about it is because of its significance. It’s proof that PRINCE2 has become the most popular project management qualification in the world. So popular in fact that there were almost 150,000 exams taken last year according to the accreditation body for PRINCE2, the APM Group…

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Added by Simon Buehring on March 28, 2013 at 9:28am — 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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You collected several hundreds of ideas for requirements for your current project. You collected all of these ideas through Brainstorming Sessions. These have been consolidated into a single map to reflect commonality and differences in understanding. This method of requirements depiction is known as?



A.) Delphi technique

B.) Brainstorming

C.)…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on March 26, 2013 at 10:33am — 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 March 24, 2013 at 8:41pm — No Comments

How do I estimate based on risk?

I have previously contemplated the challenges of keeping to scope and budget and keeping customers happy. If a customer adds new requirements on to a…

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Added by Shoaib Ahmed on March 24, 2013 at 4:07am — 1 Comment

More Career Opportunities With Construction Project Management Courses

Construction project management on the other hand refers to managing projects in the area of the construction industry. As a project manager, a person is expected to handle the various processes involved in construction project management. Because the role is quite specific, project managers can perform better if he enrolls in various construction project management courses.

The internet has made it easier to get an online…

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Added by Matt J. Solis on March 22, 2013 at 2:30pm — 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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You are using Microsoft Project as a tool to manage the project. All the activities have been recorded and the Work Breakdown Structure has been prepared. Your project team wants to use different units of work for different resources. Which document establishes the information regarding units of measurement for resources on a project?



A.) Enterprise…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on March 19, 2013 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Popular Healthcare Buzzwords

ACO

An acronym for "Accountable Care Organization", an ACO is a model of healthcare delivery in which a group of healthcare providers agree to accept payment for their services based on the aggregated health outcomes of the patients they see, as opposed to the total number of services performed. ACOs reward providers in a "fee for health" model, as opposed to a traditional "fee for service" model. Although the term ACO can apply to a variety of types of…

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Added by Sujeet Katiyar on March 14, 2013 at 12:02am — 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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Program Evaluation and Review Technique depends upon which of the following statistical distributions?



A.) Binomial Distribution

B.) Log-Normal Distribution

C.) Uniform Distribution

D.) Triangular Distribution



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Hint: Program Evaluation and Review Technique is the PERT technique and relies on…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on March 12, 2013 at 10:19am — No Comments

5 Must dos for recovering failed projects

As I was writing my last post on Novopay, I was also contemplating how one can rescue such a project. The minister in charge, Stephen Joyce has…

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Added by Shoaib Ahmed on March 12, 2013 at 12:20am — 1 Comment

BYOD - Bring Your Own Device

Bring your own device (BYOD) (also called bring your own technology (BYOT), bring your own phone (BYOP), and bring your own PC (BYOPC)) means the policy of permitting employees to bring personally owned mobile devices (laptops, tablets, and smart phones) to their workplace, and use those devices to access privileged company information and applications.

BYOD has resulted in data breaches. For example, if an employee uses a smartphone to access the company network and then…

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Added by Sujeet Katiyar on March 9, 2013 at 10:21pm — 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 Philip Crosby, which of the following is not a correct statement about quality?



A.) The definition of quality is conformance to requirements.

B.) The system of quality is prevention.

C.) The measurement of quality is the price of non-conformance.

D.) The performance standard is zero…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on March 5, 2013 at 7:51am — No Comments

Questions & Answers for the PMP Exam

The Questions & Answers for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam is now available for download at http://traffic.libsyn.com/pmpodcast/PMP_Exam_Q_and_A.pdf .



If you are already a subscriber of The Free PM PrepCast, you will get this for free…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on March 4, 2013 at 10:26pm — No Comments

March 2013 Discount Coupon

Take advantage of our next amazing offer for The PM Formulas this whole month of March 2013. Pay only $20 instead of the regular price of $29.97, save $9.97. The coupon code to use is Mar13.



To learn how to redeem this offer, watch this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tG81gp6AuQ, and proceed to our website at…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on March 4, 2013 at 12:21am — No Comments

Trying to beat the PMP Exam cutover date of 31 JUL 2013?

Use these free  PMBOK Fourth Edition study aids from PM Lessons Learned (PMLL) and be ready to pass the PMP Exam on the first attempt.

Dana Safford, PMP, spent the last three-years providing the PMLL Monthly PMP Exam Study Group with PMBOK Fourth Edition study materials.

During the last week in December 2012, the Project Management Institute (PMI) released the Fifth Edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge or PMBOK. On 31 JUL 2013, the Fifth Edition will become the…

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Added by Dana Safford on March 2, 2013 at 11:18pm — 1 Comment

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