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October 2012 Blog Posts (18)

Your business tactics don't apply on e-Business, at least not exactly

Every Business on earth can transform into an online Revenue Generating Machine and everything you see on the internet is a website yes but just like every building on earth can not be called a house or office or hospital only. Every online portal is just not a website.



The portals on the internet are sometimes social networks or an online store a search engine or may be a free e-mail domains like Hotmail, g mail, yahoo, or Facebook, LinkedIn and many…

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Added by Kashif Ahmed on October 25, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments

New Primavera P6 Professional R8.2 tutorial discussing the Attachment Tools

 Hey everyone! We have released another P6 Professional R8.2 tutorial outlining how to the use the Curtain and Text features in the Attachment tools. Have any of you ever used the Attachment Tools? 

Primavera P6 Professional R8.2 : Attachment Tools

Aj Williams…

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Added by AJ Williams on October 22, 2012 at 4:07pm — 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 have finished estimating costs for your project. What is your next activity to manage the costs?



A.) Develop Cost Performance Baseline

B.) Develop Work Performance Measurements

C.) Develop Budget Forecasts

D.) Plan Quality



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Hint: Determine Budget is the immediate process after the Estimate Costs…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on October 22, 2012 at 4:17am — No Comments

PMP Exam Tip: Leads, Lags and... Hammocks??

The terms leads and lags are used to identify and control the timing of various activities within the project. It is important to accurately document leads and lags.



Lead Time: Let's assume a project has two pieces that need to be completed at the same time. Work package A will take 4 weeks to complete, but work package B only takes one week. B would show in the project plan as a finish to start (FS)…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on October 20, 2012 at 5:14am — No Comments

Document Templates - Project Management

All the Document Templates (with examples) you will need to manage your Project successfully!!

Designed for IT systems development & implementation, but can be adapted for other Projects.

 

Download the Templates FREE at the download-links below (you will have to complete a short survey for each download):

 

Master Record Index - http://fileme.us/file/03FO74

Project Charter -…

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Added by DJDK on October 17, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Document Templates - Project Management

All the Document Templates (with examples) you will need to manage your Project successfully!!

Designed for IT systems development & implementation, but can be adapted for other Projects.

 

Download the Templates FREE at the download-links below (you will have to complete a short survey for each download):

 

Master Record Index - http://fileme.us/file/03FO74

Project Charter -…

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Added by DJDK on October 17, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Ideologue, the Zealot, the Practitioner, the Secular and the Non-believer

I am preparing to deliver part of a day long project management workshop at a conference. As I was thinking through the content I wanted to cover and reading some references, the BBC was covering the …

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Added by Shoaib Ahmed on October 16, 2012 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Stakeholder Management with apologies to Dr. Seuss

When beetles battle beetles in a puddle paddle battle and the beetle battle puddle is a puddle in a bottle…

…they call this a tweetle beetle bottle puddle paddle battle muddle.

Excerpted from: Tweetle Beetles, ‘The Fox in Socks’, by Dr Seuss

The connection between a book written to be read to under 5s and business stakeholder management is the ‘puddle muddle’ otherwise known as the stakeholder pool. The challenge of managing…

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Added by Patrick Weaver on October 16, 2012 at 5:49am — 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 managing a nationwide telecom network deployment project. You learned that you are unable to start any civil works before obtaining a government agency's permit, which could take months. The project deadlines are aggressive and you might face penalties if you don't meet them. Obtaining the government agency's permit prior to civil works on any site is an…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on October 15, 2012 at 8:56am — No Comments

New Primavera P6 R8.2 tutorial discussing the Performance Index Portlet

Hey everyone! We just posted a new Primavera P6 R8.2 tutorial covering the Index Performance Portlet on the dashboard. You can access the blog by following the link. 

 

Primavera P6 R8.2 Performance Index Portlet…

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Added by AJ Williams on October 11, 2012 at 10:39am — No Comments

We're launching soon - and you'll get a discount!

The Agile Prepcast is launching soon! Be one of the few to get a discount!



The Agile Prepcast (www.pm-prepcast.com/agile ) will be launched in the coming 3 months. So be one of the first ones to receive our earlybird information newsletter. Sign up to our mailing list here: www.pm-prepcast.com/agile



The Agile Prepcast offers

● 21 Contact Hour…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on October 10, 2012 at 8:23am — No Comments

Light at the end of the tunnel

Ever feel like there is too much to do and not enough hours in the day? I have just had a couple of weeks like that. Each day I worried how I’m going to get through the tasks at hand without dropping the ball on something else. It is not uncommon in professional services. Work is lumpy in nature and you have to ride the rough with the…

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Added by Shoaib Ahmed on October 8, 2012 at 9:30pm — 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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An element of a Work Breakdown Structure that can be viewed at the lowest level of each branch is referred to as which of the following?



A.) Control Account

B.) Work Breakdown Structure Component

C.) Work Package

D.) Task



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Hint: A work package is at the lowest level of a…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on October 8, 2012 at 2:56am — No Comments

Resourcing Schedules – A Conundrum

I have been thinking about the value of incorporating resources into schedules for some time. At one level it’s not too hard to do but is it useful?

From one aspect, it is impossible to schedule at any level without the active consideration of resources. Resources do the work in a given time and changing either the quality or quantity of the resource has some inevitable impact on the duration of the work. Consequently, it is critical to know the resource assumptions used in planning…

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Added by Patrick Weaver on October 6, 2012 at 3:05am — 4 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.…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on October 5, 2012 at 4:54am — No Comments

October 2012 Discount Coupon

Hi All,



Claim your $20 discount for the PM Prepcast today! From October 1-31, 2012, you can get The PM PrepCast for $109.99 instead of the regular price of $129.99. Simply use the coupon code Oct12 in making your order.



To learn how to use the coupon code, please watch this short video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tG81gp6AuQ. Once you’re ready, please proceed to…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on October 4, 2012 at 9:35am — No Comments

10 Things That Make a Good Project Manager Great

By Christopher Scordo (PMP, ITIL) of www.PMPerfect.com 

 

When it comes to being a leader, it takes a special set of skills to take charge and manage a group of people.  Leaders need to get the best out of their team, no matter how grouchy, difficult or different they all are from each other.  The same concept applies to project management.

As project managers, there are…

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Added by Chris on October 3, 2012 at 5:36pm — 8 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 is not a Statistical Sampling Method?



A.) Difference Estimation

B.) Variance Estimation

C.) Stratified Mean Per Unit

D.) Unstratified Mean Per Uni



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Hint: Choices C and D are valid examples of Statistical Sampling.

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All our questions…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on October 2, 2012 at 5:27am — No Comments

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