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PMBOK 6th Edition: Finding what you need to know

First, you may pre-order the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 6th Edition directly from PMI during August, for shipment during early September. The PMBOK® Guide is being bundled with the PMO Agile Practice guide since the two reinforce each other (and other PMI subject guides). The official public launch date for the English … Continue reading PMBOK 6th Edition: Finding what you need to know

Business Analysis Tools as found in PMI PBA Business Analysis and the IIBA CBAP

For more PMI-PBA Business Analysis Certification Training see our 5-day course available both in classroom and online with virtual instructor-led training. PMI-PBA: Business Analysis for Project Managers and IT Analysts (PMI-PBA Certification) For more PMI-PBA Videos see: PMI-PBA Business Analysis Common Features The Difference between PMI-PBA Business Analysis Certification and IIBA CBAP Certification Business Analysis Tools … Continue reading Business Analysis Tools as found in PMI PBA Business Analysis and the IIBA CBAP

Planned Value – A simple explanation for an Earned Value concept

One of my students regularly applies Project Management topics as a means to reinforce the lessons. Earned Value Management (EVM) is a simple and powerful tool, albeit seldom applied. EVM is most often applied to large, complex projects particularly with a technology focus.  An overview of EVM was published in the first edition of the … Continue reading Planned Value – A simple explanation for an Earned Value concept

PMXPO Project Management 2015 Virtual Global Congress – Recap

One long, fruitful day. 6.5 PDU’s. New insight into the direction of PMI and the world of project management. I attended Projectmanagement.com’s 2015 virtual Global Congress yesterday (April 30, 2015). Admittedly skepticism led to event attendance. Would sitting in front of a monitor for ten hours listening to virtual/remote delivery of project management content be … Continue reading PMXPO Project Management 2015 Virtual Global Congress – Recap

Getting ready for the PMP Exam: Rent versus Buy

In a recent blog, Getting ready for the PMP Exam: Contract Risk, I addressed relative procurement risk and the selection of contract types. Within that blog I compared the initiation of procurement with the initiation of a project. In our PMPC preparation course, I regularly emphasize the integration with other knowledge areas and insight that … Continue reading Getting ready for the PMP Exam: Rent versus Buy

Getting ready for the PMP Exam: Contract Risk

My students regularly identify four areas with significant question volume on the PMP® exam: schedule diagrams, earned value management, risk calculation, and procurement. This feedback may reflect the preponderance of mathematics in the first three topics.  Project Procurement Management crosses four of the five process groups identified in A Guide to the Project Management Body … Continue reading Getting ready for the PMP Exam: Contract Risk