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Top 10 Questions To Ask Your PMP Exam Prep Provider

By Belinda Goodrich | January 21, 2011

Before signing up for a PMP or other certification exam prep course, we have provided you with a list of questions to ask them. Here’s the thing – exam prep courses cost a lot of money and trust me, this is one investment you only want to make once. If you are going to be…

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THE COLOR-CODED PORTFOLIO – WHERE IS THE BALANCE?

By Belinda Goodrich | January 14, 2011

By Gary Hamilton, Gareth Byatt, and Jeff Hodgkinson Regardless of whether you are a seasoned project manager or you are embarking on your first project, the use of “color indicators” or “symbols” to indicate the health or status of a project (or a program or portfolio) is most likely something you will relate to. We…

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THE TROUBLE WITH CONTINUOUS MULTI-TASKING, AND HOW TO AVOID IT

By Belinda Goodrich | December 30, 2010

By Gary Hamilton, Gareth Byatt, and Jeff Hodgkinson “To do two things at once is to do neither” – Publilius Syrus Picture the following scenario: you have gone into a “quiet room” such as your office or den to write a long-term program or project plan that you have been meaning to get to for…

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WHAT MAKES A GOOD PROJECT KPI FRAMEWORK?

By Belinda Goodrich | December 29, 2010

By Gary Hamilton, Gareth Byatt, and Jeff Hodgkinson Key Performance Indicators, or KPIs as generally referred to by all of us, are a powerful tool at the project manager‟s disposition that can, if structured appropriately: Play an important role in driving the behaviors and actions undertaken on a project Have a significant effect on the…

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AN AUDIT… NO LONGER JUST FROM THE IRS

By Belinda Goodrich | December 27, 2010

Have you scheduled your PMI certification exam yet? If not, are you past the point where you may get audited? Whether it be the Project Management Professional (PMP), the Certified Associate (CAPM), the Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), the Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP), or the Program Management Professional (PgMP)certification – they all carry with them the possibility…

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HOLD ON DOROTHY – THERE’S A TORNADO! (DIAGRAM, THAT IS)

By Belinda Goodrich | December 16, 2010

About six months ago, we received word from one of our PMP prep students that he had a strange weather topic appear on his PMP exam, something like a “hurricane chart” or something. After a bit of investigating and confirmation with the student, in all probabilities, he had a question on a tornado diagram. While…

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A GAME OF TELEPHONE – PROJECT COMMUNICATIONS

By Belinda Goodrich | December 14, 2010

PMI estimates that communication is 90% of a project manager’s job. Perhaps that’s why you can count on a large number of questions from the Project Communications Management knowledge area on the PMP and CAPM exams. Including a formula. (Woohoo – we at PPM like formulas on the exams – we like to think of…

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TCPI – A BATS AND CATS STORY

By Belinda Goodrich | December 13, 2010

Maybe it was because there weren’t quite enough formulas for a PMP student to memorize prior to their exam, but PMI has added another formula for you to add to your exam “dump sheet”: TCPI – also known as the To-Complete Performance Index. TCPI is a comparison of the work remaining to the funds remaining…

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COMMUNICATION RISKS WITHIN AND AROUND A VIRTUAL TEAM

By Belinda Goodrich | December 7, 2010

By Gary Hamilton, Gareth Byatt, and Jeff Hodgkinson In recent years, the way that projects take shape has evolved at or near the same pace as the information and communications technology we use in our business and personal lives. Not long ago, a project team was either co-located (all team members in the same close…

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