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PMP Certification All-In-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Looking at a career as a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)? This Cheat Sheet gives you quick, handy PMP certification facts to remember on test day to help you answer exam questions. You [more…]

The Role of the Project Management Plan

The project management plan is the guiding document you'll use to manage, control, and close your project, and it's dynamic — it'll change throughout the project life cycle. The project management plan [more…]

The Importance of Project Stakeholder Management

As you study for your project management professional (PMP) certification exam, you'll explore stakeholder management. The focus of stakeholder management isn't to manage stakeholders but instead to manage [more…]

PMP Certification: What "Earned Value Basics" Really Means

Behind all the numbers, earned value (EV) is really about understanding the status of your project. On the project management professional (PMP) exam, don't get caught up in the equations. Instead, pay [more…]

PMP Certification: Initiating Knowledge and Skills

The Initiating the Project domain is one of five performance domains covered on the PMP (project management professional) certification exam. Of the 200 questions on the PMP exam, the Initiating the Project [more…]

PMP Certification: Closing Knowledge and Skills

The Closing the Project domain is one of five performance domains covered on the PMP (project management professional) certification exam. Of the 200 questions on the PMP exam, the Closing the Project [more…]

PMP Certification: Planning Knowledge and Skills

The Planning the Project domain is one of five performance domains covered on the PMP (project management professional) certification exam. Of the 200 questions on the PMP exam, the Planning the Project [more…]

PMP Certification: Executing Knowledge and Skills

The Executing the Project domain is one of five performance domains covered on the PMP (project management professional) certification exam. Of the 200 questions on the PMP exam, the Executing the Project [more…]

PMP Certification: Monitoring and Controlling Knowledge and Skills

The Monitoring and Controlling the Project domain is one of five performance domains covered on the PMP (project management professional) certification exam. Of the 200 questions on the PMP exam, the Monitoring [more…]

Inputs for Developing a Charter You Should Know for the PMP Certification Exam

Preparing a useful project charter is important knowledge to have when it comes to getting your PMP Certification and requires gathering a good bit of information about the project’s purpose and its expected [more…]

Outputs for Developing a Charter You Should Know for the PMP Certification Exam

You will need to know about outputs for the Develop Charter Project to get your PMP certification. After all the information gathering and analysis, you can start to document information in an organized [more…]

Perform a Stakeholder Analysis for the PMP Certification Exam

For the PMP Certification, it’s important that you understand which stakeholders are influential, which are concerned, and which can help or harm your project and are necessary to help you develop strategies [more…]

What You Should Know about Stakeholder Registers for the PMP Certification Exam

You will need to know basic information about the stakeholder register for the PMP Certification. The stakeholder register, which records relevant information for each stakeholder or group of stakeholders [more…]

Project Management Plans and Executing, Controlling, and Closing Processes for the PMP Certification Exam

After you understand where the information that contributes to the project management plan comes from for the PMP Certification Exam, you need to know where it goes. The project management plan, including [more…]

Project and Product Scope Basics for the PMP Certification Exam

To get your PMP Certification, it’s important to know that all projects in the project management world start out by defining what is supposed to be accomplished: the [more…]

Scope Management Plan Outputs for the PMP Certification Exam

The scope management plan and the requirements management plan are the two outputs from the Plan Scope Management process covered on the PMP Certification Exam. These outputs have a number of characteristics [more…]

Scope Management Plan Inputs for the PMP Certification Exam

One of the first questions you will be expected to ask when you get a new project and for PMP Certification purposes is, “What are the requirements?” Another way of asking this is, “What do you need? What [more…]

Scope Management Plan: Group Creativity Techniques for the PMP Certification Exam

“Group creativity techniques” is a catch-all phrase for working with a group of people to generate information. For PMP Certification purposes, these activities might come in handy. There are a number [more…]

Scope Management Plan: Techniques for Collecting Requirements for the PMP Certification Exam

Because all projects are different and because some projects have many stakeholders, the PMP Certification Exam will expect you to know that there are several ways you can collect requirements. The most [more…]

Scope Management Plan Requirement Outputs for the PMP Certification Exam

As you collect your requirements, the PMP Certification Exam will expect you to remember to document and organize them so that it’s easy to demonstrate when they are complete, as well as how they impact [more…]

What You Should Know about Defining Scope for the PMP Certification Exam

For the PMP Certification Exam, you’ll need to know that defining scope covers defining the project and product scope in more detail. Clearly defined scope enables project success. Ill-defined scope leads [more…]

WBS Inputs for the PMP Certification Exam

The project scope statement provides an overview of the entire project scope and is important to know for the PMP Certification Exam. The requirements provide detailed information about the objectives, [more…]

Techniques for Creating a WBS You Should Know for the PMP Certification Exam

You will need to know techniques for creating a WBS for the PMP Certification Exam. Decomposition and expert judgment are the only techniques used in developing the WBS. Here is the [more…]

WBS Outputs for the PMP Certification Exam

The PMP Certification Exam will expect you to have a working knowledge of the create WBS outputs. Here are a couple of samples of a WBS for a childcare center so you can see different approaches. This [more…]

What You Should Know about Planning Schedule Management for the PMP Certification Exam

Developing your project schedule is an iterative process and one you need to be familiar with to get your PMP Certification. You will repeat the following scheduling processes numerous times before you [more…]

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