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June 2012 Blog Posts (23)

Project Management video of the week:The PDU Podcast - Earning PDUs Made Simple

Hi All,

Here's a new video on Youtube about the easiest and most convenient way for certified Project Management Professionals (PMP) to earn their Professional Development Units (PDU): Download and watch the webinars - Earn PDUs - Repeat. http://youtu.be/-ERuUYI44nA?hd=1

Until Next Time,

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP

The PM PrepCast -…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on June 29, 2012 at 10:12am — No Comments

PMP Exam Tip: What Is The Difference Between Mandatory And Discretionary Dependencies?

In the project management world, dependencies determine the order in which various activities should be completed. These dependencies usually documented as an activity attribute and help in sequencing the activities on the project schedule network diagram. As you prepare for your PMP exam, it is important to know the difference between discretionary dependencies and mandatory…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on June 28, 2012 at 9:53am — No Comments

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To DISTINGUISH ourselves … We have upgraded our name to …. GLOBAL Project Management College UK

This also serves as a legal notice to all our students,  graduates, clients, associates and affiliates.

We remain an accredited by the Institute of Leadership &  Management UK [Since 2006] and an institute of the…

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Added by Sarah-Ayishetu on June 27, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

What Challenges Are You Facing?

What challenges are you facing in your business, life and career? At some point in time we all have to deal with some type of obstacle in our lives. When it comes to situations like this, it’s all in how you deal with it. It’s your approach to things. No matter what….you will have challenges in your life, business and career, but the questions are:

  • What are you going to do about them?
  • Are you going to …
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Added by CEO BusinessManagement Solutions on June 26, 2012 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Failure to read "Statistical Surveys for Dummies"

A new post on Herding Cats asks the question, why does the Standish Group use such poor statistical processes for their surveys? http://bit.ly/MXmrvp

Added by Glen B Alleman on June 26, 2012 at 10:15am — 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:



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The Six Sigma process uses which of the following quality cycles?



A.) Plan-Do-Check-Act

B.) Plan-Perform-Verify-Act

C.) Plan-Execute-Monitor-Run

D.) Plan-Do-Control-Act



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Hint: Deming proposed this…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on June 26, 2012 at 4:47am — No Comments

Entrepreneurial Project Management: Concept Overview

The concept of entrepreneurial project management (EPM) was developed by adapting the knowledge of corporate entrepreneurship theory to the context of project management. It consist of three major parts: (1) the antecedents of EPM, (2) the elements of EPM and (3) the outcomes of EPM. The model of the EPM concept is presented in Figure 1. In this post I am providing a general overview of this concept. In the coming posts I will discuss each part separately in more details.…

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Added by Andrius Gedvilas on June 25, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Bad Boss Chronicles: How to Thrive in a Poorly Managed Organization

Christopher Scordo (PMP, ITIL) is a published author and Managing Director of SSI Logic, owners of the popular PMP training website, PMPerfect.  Visit PMPerfect for the latest on PMP exam prep, live online classes, and self-paced PMP courseware. 

 

Is it possible to be a great manager when you’re working in a poorly managed organization? If you have a “bad boss,” you’ve probably asked yourself this question quite…

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Added by Chris on June 21, 2012 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

PMP Exam Tip: Be Sure To Answer All The Questions

The PMP exam is a computer based exam with 200 multiple choice questions. This means that each question has exactly one correct answer. The exam will give you exactly four hours to answer these questions. If you prepared well, this should be a breeze. Most find four hours to be more than sufficient for the exam. (It took me 3 hours and 58 minutes because I wasn't feeling well on that day.) Out of these 200 questions,…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on June 21, 2012 at 6:33am — No Comments

Have Project Management tools kept pace with time?

Original post form my blog Project Management in Practice.

I have recently been looking at optimising the way we manage projects. One thing this has led me to think is whether some of the …

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Added by Shoaib Ahmed on June 19, 2012 at 5:00pm — 2 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:



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Maintaining a realistic project schedule is very important for the successful execution of a project. When you develop a schedule, which of the following items from the Project Scope Statement will impact the schedule?



A.) Work Packages

B.) Activity…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on June 19, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments

How to Be Wrong

I need to tell you something. I hope you don’t mind. You see, what I have to tell you might not be something you want to know. But here goes, “You are not always right.” This is my polite way of telling you that sometimes you are wrong.

It’s OK. Believe it or not, we all are wrong about something. We are wrong regularly and repeatedly. It is the nature of who we are. I am not asking you to dwell on when you are wrong or what it is you are wrong about. I ask you to consider how are you…

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Added by Margaret Meloni on June 18, 2012 at 12:16pm — 7 Comments

How To Find The Correct Answer On PMP Exam Questions

You have studied the PMBOK® Guide and numerous additional materials; you believe you have a solid understanding of project management theories and the application of those theories; and you have taken the steps to schedule your PMP Exam, there is just one lingering question…how can you make sure you are able to identify the best answers when it comes time to take the PMP Exam?



The PMP Exam consists of 200 multiple choice…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on June 17, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments

PMP Exam Tip: Prepare Mentally for the Day of the PMP Exam

After several intense and hard weeks of study and preparations, you are now ready to take on the PMP Exam. And the mental preparation in the last 24 hours before you actually take it are just as important as the weeks of study before. You want to be well prepared, both physically and mentally, to tackle the questions and pass the exam.



And so, going into the eve of the exam, it is important that you can feel…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on June 14, 2012 at 9:16am — 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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Joe is working as a project manager in a highway construction project. He wants to use a fixed price contract instead of cost-plus contract. The risk response strategy he is using in this case is an example of?



A) Risk…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on June 13, 2012 at 6:44am — No Comments

What exactly is a project??????

The current definitions of a project have a common theme, but generally fail to effectively differentiate projects from on-going operations. This post proposes an improved definition focused on clearly differentiating projects from operational. With governments world-wide starting to legislate about ‘projects’ we need to tighten up these definitions from within our profession before government lawyers do the job for us!

There seems to be two elements of a project that clearly separate…

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Added by Patrick Weaver on June 10, 2012 at 5:59am — No Comments

PMP Exam Prep video of the week: Project Integration management Overview

In this free episode we give you an overview of the Project Integration Management Knowledge Area. We review what the knowledge area contains, what the general concepts of its processes are, we discuss project interactions, the charter, the PM Plan, historical files and many other concepts: http://bit.ly/LzVqBN



We want you to be well prepared.



Until next time,

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP

President, OSP International…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on June 8, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments

PMP Exam Tip: Manage The Time During Your PMP Exam

One important recommendation I have for those taking the PMP Exam is that to manage the time allotted to answer each question on the exam. Call it budgeting, call it time management, call it whatever you want; but do it! You need to walk into the examination room with a clear plan on how many questions you will answer per hour, when you…
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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on June 7, 2012 at 3:06am — No Comments

Entrepreneurial Project Management: Introduction

The concept of entrepreneurial management emerged back in 1970s when a bureaucratic command and control organisation was no longer capable to satisfy the growing ambitions of a well-educated new workforce seeking for challenge and self-actualization, and as a response to the growing competition and accelerated pace of innovation and change in the business environment that required creativity and flexibility, characteristics that most of the bureaucratic organisation lack so much (Kanter,…

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Added by Andrius Gedvilas on June 6, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

June 2012 Discount Coupon

Don’t let this opportunity pass! Our next amazing offer for The PDU Podcast this whole month of June 2012 - pay only $179.99 instead of the regular price of $199.99, save $20. The coupon code to use is Jun12.



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 June 5, 2012 at 2:49am — No Comments

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