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Project Management Organizations (PMOs)

A Project Management Organization (PMO), also sometimes referred to as a Project Management Office, is usually established to provide project management support within an enterprise or organization.  The type of support and oversight of the project management processes and personnel … Continue reading

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Sample “what’s next” Questions

For the test, you must be prepared to understand relationships between processes and so you will come across questions that will challenge you to determine the best next course of action.  The challenge with these types of questions is that … Continue reading

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Flashcards for the Knowledge Areas

These are the “flashcards” I use for the 10 knowledge areas. These are in my words.  I encourage you to use your own words to describe each of these areas. Integration Management Addresses leadership for the project and provides integration of … Continue reading

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Create Your Own Flashcards

In preparation for the test, I recommend that you create your own set of flash cards using index cards.  On one side, write the process or term and then on the opposite side, write the description.  I recommend that your … Continue reading

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Measuring Financial Value

A project manager should be aware of the various techniques and approaches to determine the financial value of a project.  Usually during the concept and initiation stage of a project, best efforts are undertaken to estimate the costs of a … Continue reading

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Types of Power

Types of Power While the PMBOK® does not provide a specific definition of power, it alludes to power as a level of authority.  From a project manager perspective, power is the authority and ability to get things done.    Knowing the … Continue reading

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Projects, Programs and Portfolios

Project vs. Program vs. Portfolio A project is a temporary effort (has a specific beginning and an end) undertaken to achieve a specific product, service or result.  A project may be part of a program or portfolio but a program … Continue reading

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Types of Organizations

The ability to conduct projects effectively varies by the type of organizational structure.  At one end of the spectrum are “projectized organizations.”   Projectized organizations are organized to allow projects to be effectively and efficiently managed.  Projectized organizations are usually organized … Continue reading

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The Triple Constraints

The Triple Constraints The triple constraints for projects are: the project requirements (scope), the schedule, and the costs (or budget) for the project.  Once you have established these three parameters for a project, they become the baseline for the project … Continue reading

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Tips for the PMP Application

It sounds a little silly but one guaranteed way to not earn your PMP® credential is to not complete your PMP application but unfortunately, some individuals do not complete the application or struggle with the application process. Below are several … Continue reading

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