Tag Archives: PMP Exam

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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Maslow’s Hierarchy

To be an effective project manager requires an understanding and a proficiency in people skills (also known as “soft skills”).  The PMP® exam will test your understanding of people skills and associated management theories.  Maslow’s hierarchy is one of them. … 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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Stakeholders Defined In project management, you will hear the term “stakeholders.”  Stakeholders include more than the project team.  They include anyone impacted by the project either positively or negatively.  They also include anyone who can influence the project outcomes.  The … 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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Project Life Cycles

Definition of a Project Life Cycle Projects by definition have a beginning and an end.  Informally, all projects have a life cycle: an initiation or start, a middle (the execution of the project), and some sort of closure.  Many organizations … Continue reading

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Leadership Styles

In your study plan for the PMP exam, you should consider understanding the four leadership styles. There are generally four leadership styles: Autocratic – high emphasis on tasks and performance, low emphasis on people Laissez-Faire – low emphasis on both … 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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