How to pass PMP exam on first try. Ranga’s Story.

Want to learn how to pass PMP exam on first try? Ranga was one of my students from the June class, and from the start, he demonstrated his leadership abilities by proactively helping other students. He approached me after class and asked if he can get involved with the classes in a bigger way. After […]

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6 Ways to Memorize the 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas

One of the first things you should do before you PMP exam starts is to write down the 10 project management Knowledge Areas as a reference. Why? Because you may suddenly get nervous or distracted during your exam and forget what they are. (Side note: you are given 3 pieces of paper before your exam […]

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Eliminate Unproductive Project Management Email by Phone

Have you ever heard of email ping pong? It’s a situation where people keep asking following questions or making comments on an email thread. In most cases, this is a frustrating situation. Fortunately, there’s an alternative – picking up the phone. If you are accustomed to putting all of your project management communications into SharePoint […]

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How Project Managers Use The Phone To Increase Efficiency

I’m sure you’ve all been in endless meetings or conference calls where you thought “this is a waste of time.” However, when done properly, the humble phone is one of the single most effective pieces of equipment in the project management tool box. Before you spend any more time or money learning how to use […]

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Differences Between Organizational Structures

  Projects are impacted by the organization, including its culture, policies, and procedures Good project managers look for these influences and use them to their benefit There are three types of organizational structure: Functional, Matrix, and Projectized Organizational Structure Summary Functional Matrix Projectized Weak Matrix Balanced Matrix Strong Matrix Project Manager’s Authority Little or None […]

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PMI Code of Conduct

All PMP certificate holders are required to abid by the PMI Code of Conduct. The PMI Code of Conduct is divided into 4 sections: responsibility, respect, fairness, and honesty. Within these 4 sections, there are mandatory standards and aspirational standards. The difference is that mandatory standards are those that all PMP must follow or risk […]

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