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A GAME OF TELEPHONE – PROJECT COMMUNICATIONS

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

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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PMP OR CAPM?

When people consider project management certifications, they generally think of the PMP. This is easy to understand, given that it is, by far, the most popular (and oldest) PMI credential, with over 380,000 active PMPs as of May 2010. However, the PMP isn’t necessarily the only option and sometimes may not be the best option.…

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TESTING ON DAY 5 – TO TEST OR NOT TO TEST?

Many training providers offer a “Day 5 Test Option”, where students who have previously received their approval from PMI and have their eligibility ID/Test Code, are able to sit for the exam on the day after the class. For many who are not fully aware of the difficulty of the PMP exam, it may seem…

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THE PREP CAMP EXPERIENCE

Are you considering participating in a PMP exam prep camp? Prep camps, or boot camps, are an excellent method for ensuring full knowledge of the PMI principles and the PMBOK in order to successfully pass the PMP exam. What to expect: 1. Four or five days of intense instruction. The instruction should include a thorough…

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PMP EXAM DUMP SHEET

A key component of prepping for the PMP exam is developing your dump sheet. Because the PMP exam is testing the application of knowledge, the information on your dump sheet should generally contain formulas and not much more. We frequently see students who are intent on memorizing the entire framework and extensive mnemonics for their…

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VERIFYING PMP PREP PROVIDERS

At PPM, we have a simple mission: Treat people right, do the right thing, and do it with passion. Unfortunately, we frequently hear PMP Prep Course nightmares of companies that are not as focused on doing the right thing. If you are researching PMP prep courses or materials, here are some immediate give-aways that you…

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