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by seema.sonkiya
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Difference between Work package, Planning Package and Hammock activities
Replies: 1
Views: 1130

Re: Difference between Work package, Planning Package and Hammock activities

Please refer following blog to understand difference between planning package and work package: https://www.izenbridge.com/blog/what-are-the-differences-between-work-package-and-planning-package/ Some times, we have a set of related smaller activities which have no dependencies each other. But, thes...
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed PMI-ACP exam with above target
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Re: Passed PMI-ACP exam with above target

Congratulations Ramji Venkatanarayanan and thanks for choosing iZenBridge course for your success :-)
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Distrubuted Agile Teams
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Re: Distrubuted Agile Teams

Co-location is always recommended. Distributed teams are the reality, and we use tools to reduce the impact of not having face to face interactions.
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: In Scrum, what is the condition to meet to list as an impediment?
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: In Scrum, what is the condition to meet to list as an impediment?

I did not get your question, please put some light in it.
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed PMP
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: Passed PMP

Congratulations Krishna and thanks for sharing insightful exam experience!!
by seema.sonkiya
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Accept estimation changes
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Accept estimation changes

It is according to the following Agile Principle “Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer's competitive advantage.” The goal is not to follow plan. We continuously observe if we need to validate our steps, decisions for better outcomes...
by seema.sonkiya
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: What is zerobug & Prio-fix-bug policies?
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: What is zerobug & Prio-fix-bug policies?

Zero Bug policy:

If there is bug, you need to fix it before doing other work. In this case, we don't prioritize bugs like minor bug, critical bug.
by seema.sonkiya
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Plan drive project strive to reduce almost all end uncertainty at the start of the project and gradually reduce means
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: Plan drive project strive to reduce almost all end uncertainty at the start of the project and gradually reduce mean

When we are following plan driven approach. In this case, we have the situation where we can plan all project requirements in advance. Things in the project are almost predictable. There could be some assumptions in the project (but not much). These assumptions and other uncertainties brings few ris...
by seema.sonkiya
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Agile earned value management
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Agile earned value management

Please post your questions in right thread. I am moving in ACP Queries and Tips.
by seema.sonkiya
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Agile earned value management
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Agile earned value management

Earned Value Management (EVM) is a well known project management technique which measures the integration of technical performance, cost and schedule against planned performance within a given project. EVM is an integration of technical performance, cost and schedule against planned performance. Thi...
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: what is sustainable development?
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: what is sustainable development?

Sustainable development means constant value delivery. In Scrum, constant production is taken care by Sprints. After each sprints, you deliver an increment.
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: 11 books recommended by PMI-acp
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: 11 books recommended by PMI-acp

You need to purchase them in case you are interested in reading those books. Here is the list of books: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/agile-acp/references As an iZenBridge customer, you don't need these books. The course covers the complete content outline published by PMI: https://www.pm...
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: 11 books recommended by PMI-acp
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: 11 books recommended by PMI-acp

Please post your questions in the right thread. I am moving this question in the PMI-ACP Queries and Tips section.
by seema.sonkiya
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Velocity- Not able to maintain consistent velocity but able to gain productivity. How?
Replies: 1
Views: 1380

Re: Velocity- Not able to maintain consistent velocity but able to gain productivity. How?

We have discussed this concept in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZArdODBGzk Velocity = number of points gets delivered in a sprint. If estimations are done in Ideal days, in that case velocity means how much ideal days got delivered. When team get learning, then their ideal days gets de...
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: 30 exam question not able to understand the solution explanation
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Re: 30 exam question not able to understand the solution explanation

Let's take an example - My project goal is to reach 10K customers in a day..if the project is on budget and time, but if it fails to meet the goal. It is not a successful project. But at the same time, if it is out of budget and exceed the time to market, it is not beneficial. That is why scope, bud...
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Who decide the duration of Sprint and the conditions to frame sprint duration
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Re: Who decide the duration of Sprint and the conditions to frame sprint duration

The Scrum Team decides the Sprint Duration. The Scrum Team includes Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Development Team. Scrum Master facilitates the meeting to get the consensus. The team chooses the length which can work for the project. Choosing a length too long will delay feedbacks from stakehold...
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: When do user stories get estimated?
Replies: 1
Views: 856

Re: When do user stories get estimated?

User stories are estimated as soon as they are identified. You can estimate user stories during backlog refinement meetings.
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: PMI-PBA® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Completed PMI-PBA certification on 22nd June
Replies: 1
Views: 727

Re: Completed PMI-PBA certification on 22nd June

Congratulations Ayyappa, and thanks for sharing insightful exam experience :-)
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Lesson learned
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Lesson learned

Lesson Learned can come from any source. There is no single person responsible for the same. We can learn from anyone, right?

It is the project manager who has the responsibility that Lesson learned created and identified well and used wherever it is needed.
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Change requests priorty & responsibility
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Change requests priorty & responsibility

HI please refer the following blog, it will answer for all of your questions: https://www.izenbridge.com/blog/integrated-change-control-sequence-of-change-request/ We take priority decision as per the impact of the change request. We do impact analysis of each change request. I strongly recommend re...
by seema.sonkiya
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: WBS and Decomposition
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: WBS and Decomposition

WBS is the hierarchical structure to show all deliverable and decomposition is the tool to get that structure.
by seema.sonkiya
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Finally I Achieved PMP Certification
Replies: 4
Views: 985

Re: Finally I Achieved PMP Certification

Thanks for sharing such a insightful story, I am sure it would be helpful to future aspirants!!

Congratulations once again :-)
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Ideal time vs Elapsed time
Replies: 1
Views: 1272

Re: Ideal time vs Elapsed time

Elapsed Time means the passage of time from the beginning of an event to end. If I take three days from start to finish an activity then elapsed time is three days. Ideal Time: The actual time given in doing activities is known as Ideal Time. It does not include meeting times, lunchtime, phone times.
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Planning poker-Estimations
Replies: 1
Views: 1415

Re: Planning poker-Estimations

How estimates in planning poker finalized? It is a consensus based technique. PO or customer read user story and describe, and provide clarification to the estimators. Here each estimator holds a deck of Planning Poker cards Values on these cards shows the number of story points, ideal days, or any ...
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Agile estimations types
Replies: 2
Views: 1278

Re: Agile estimations types

Agile is about 4 values and 12 principles. It does not say anything about estimations. Anything we do, if align with these values and principles - we are following agile. Story point estimations and Ideal days estimations are famous, so we use them when we are working in Agile environment. These are...
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Agile estimations types
Replies: 2
Views: 1278

Re: Agile estimations types

Agile is about 4 values and 12 principles. It does not say anything about estimations. Anything we do, if align with these values and principles - we are following agile. Story point estimations and Ideal days estimations are famous, so we use them when we are working in Agile environment. These are...
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: User stories Estimations
Replies: 1
Views: 1206

Re: User stories Estimations

If I talk about Scrum Framework - It has a Product Backlog. Which has a backlog of items, it can include user stories also. Now product backlog has DEEP property. D: Detailed Appropriately E; Emergent E; Estimated P: Prioritized So, whenever you identify a user story, you need to estimate to put in ...
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Velocity
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Re: Velocity

Let's start with - What is Velocity? The velocity is the number of story points delivered/demoed on a Sprint. Now the next question is - what is a story point? It is the quantum of work involved. In other words, it is a bigness of the task. It has no unit. The team estimates in story point where the...
by seema.sonkiya
Thu May 16, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Agile Estimations
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Re: Agile Estimations

We don't convert story points in hours. There is no direct relationship in story points and hours. The idea of estimating in story points is to compare one user story with others to see how long this story will take in comparison to other stories. In case we seek a direct co-relation with a story po...
by seema.sonkiya
Fri May 10, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Certified PMP today
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: Certified PMP today

Congratulations Ragi Sunil!!
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Finally I Achieved PMP Certification
Replies: 4
Views: 985

Re: Finally I Achieved PMP Certification

Congratulations Anand, your hard work paid off :-)
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Learning Path to follow for PMP preparation
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Re: Learning Path to follow for PMP preparation

Please go through the following blog: https://www.izenbridge.com/blog/pmp-study-plan/

I am sure; this blog will answer your questions thoroughly, in case you need further discussion, write to me at seema.sonkiya@izenbridge.com
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Introduction, Role, Environment
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Re: Introduction, Role, Environment

All chapters and sections of PMBOK are important for your exam. This chapter plays a significant role to set a core ground to understand project life cycles, the role of PM, and EEF. Understanding these concepts helps you start your preparation at the right foot.
by seema.sonkiya
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Scrum Meeting & Retrospective
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Re: Scrum Meeting & Retrospective

The daily Scrum is not just about helping the team and to remove impediments. It is Team meeting, where each other collaborate to see how best they can achieve the sprint goal. This is the inspect and adapt of Sprint Backlog, which helps the team to achieve sprint goal best. If impediments are there...
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Refining & Prioritization
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Re: Refining & Prioritization

Prioritization is one of the activities of product backlog refinement. Product Backlog refinement is on going process. Product Backlog refinement includes: - Adding items - Removing items - reshuffle backlog items as per priority. For Sprint Backlog priority, team self-organizes to meet the Sprint G...
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Agile PM Vs Traditional PM Vs Scrum Master
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re: Agile PM Vs Traditional PM Vs Scrum Master

There is no formal Project Manager role in any of the Agile Practices Like Scrum, XP, etc. Various other roles share the roles and responsibilities of a project manager. If I talk about Scrum, Scrum Master is a process master at getting the team at the best level of performance. But unlike a traditi...
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Oliver 75 PMP Questions
Topic: Queries
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Re: Queries

1) Pass percentage of PMP Exam ? PMI does not disclose the passing score for the PMP® exam. PMI uses an algorithm to determine your result. This algorithm analyses answers to your questions and gives a grade based on their difficulty level. It means PMI sets a difficulty level to all questions and ...
by seema.sonkiya
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: impediments in deployment - who would resolve ?
Replies: 1
Views: 867

Re: impediments in deployment - who would resolve ?

If you talk about Scrum, PO must put items in product backlog based on priority. To understand that priority, he works with stakeholders, resolves conflicts and based on market and user research decisions are taken. There is no Proxy Product Owner role in Scrum. In reality, we may have, but actually...
by seema.sonkiya
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Conflict Resolution Technique - Specific Examples
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Re: Conflict Resolution Technique - Specific Examples

Please refer following item from quampus: 21. 9.5.2.1 Conflict Management
by seema.sonkiya
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Process ITTOs
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Re: Process ITTOs

Please refer following blog to get the answer: https://www.izenbridge.com/blog/pmp-itto/
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Achieved PMP Credentials last week
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: Achieved PMP Credentials last week

Congratulations and thanks for choosing iZenBridge in your success!!
by seema.sonkiya
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: REQUIREMENTS PACKAGE
Replies: 1
Views: 861

Re: REQUIREMENTS PACKAGE

Based on the PMI Guide to Business Analysis, Page no 410: Requirement package is a set of product information that is used to communicate information about the solution ar point in time (e.g., At the end of a phase or iteration) Requirements which are approved are called requirement baseline., these...
by seema.sonkiya
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: solution evaluation
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Re: solution evaluation

No such steps are described in solution evaluation. These testing activities are business analysis activities, but PMI does not specify which designation is responsible for it. Your Business Analysis Planning RACI matrix can clarify who is responsible for what.
by seema.sonkiya
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PRODUCT BACKLOG MANAGEMENT
Replies: 1
Views: 531

Re: PRODUCT BACKLOG MANAGEMENT

First of Product Backlog management and refinement all are business analysis activities. If team has PO and BA both roles, PO takes final decision related to Product backlog like which item will go in backlog, what would be the priority, and what item can be removed. BA can help to collect informati...
by seema.sonkiya
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PRODUCT OWNER
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Re: PRODUCT OWNER

Product owner takes the final call for any product related decision. In many organizations, product owner roles come into the picture once the project is initiated, well it all depends on organization culture. the PO owns the product requirement and has the ultimate responsibility for requirement ma...
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: QUALITY DEPLOYMENT
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: QUALITY DEPLOYMENT

QFD is one of the facilitation technique where different stakeholders come together to understand critical customer needs. Facilitator facilitates the session to explore cross-functional requirements and to reconcile differences. For example, you want to deliver a Jon Site mobile app; you can conduc...
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: QUALITY DEPLOYMENT
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: QUALITY DEPLOYMENT

Are you talking about quality function deployment?
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: COST OF REQUIRED CAPABILITIES
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Re: COST OF REQUIRED CAPABILITIES

We need to include a cost-benefit analysis in the Business Case, and the project is initiated only when Business Case is approved. So you need to consider the cost of the selected option in the Cost-Benefit analysis.

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