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by taterarpit
Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:40 am
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed PMP...time for some Lessons Learned
Replies: 7
Views: 2281

Passed PMP...time for some Lessons Learned

Hi All, Once again thanks for all of your help. Here are few ( not a long list though .. ) tips which might be helpful for some of you in passing the exam. 1. First and foremost watch Videos from Izenbridge atleast 4 time ( i did and it has really helped me in understanding PMBOK and believe me you ...
by taterarpit
Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed PMP...time for some Lessons Learned
Replies: 4
Views: 987

Passed PMP...time for some Lessons Learned

Hi All, Once again thanks for all of your help. Here are few ( not a long list though .. ) tips which might be helpful for some of you in passing the exam. 1. First and foremost watch Videos from Izenbridge atleast 4 time ( i did and it has really helped me in understanding PMBOK and believe me you ...
by taterarpit
Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Thanks Saket
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Thanks Saket

Saket, i would like to sincerely thanks for all of your help and guidance. Without your help it would have been a very very tough journey. Thanks for making it easy and fun ( yes, it was fun the way you made PMBOK reading very simple )....i watched videos from you 4 times...and i cant tell you how t...
by taterarpit
Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PMP Question
Replies: 4
Views: 894

Re: PMP Question

Hi Saket,

In current situation i.e PMBOK v5 ...what should be the correct answer according to you...i posted same question on LinkedIn and there also participants are confused in B&D so not sure...what should be the correct answer...
by taterarpit
Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:33 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Rita's Process Chart
Replies: 1
Views: 5131

Re: Rita's Process Chart

yes...its really useful...specially while answering ITTO questions...for me this has worked...specially in questions like " what to do next " and so on....
by taterarpit
Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PMP Question
Replies: 4
Views: 894

PMP Question

You have just been authorized to manage a new project for your company. Which of the following BEST
describes your first action?

Create the work breakdown structure
Develop the project management plan
Develop the project charter
Create the preliminary scope statement
by taterarpit
Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Risk Question
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: Risk Question

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by taterarpit
Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: ROM
Replies: 2
Views: 592

ROM

You are managing a construction project that is currently being initiated. You met with the sponsors and several important stakeholders, and have started to work on the preliminary scope statement. You’ve documented several key assumptions that have been made, and identified project constraints and ...
by taterarpit
Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Question on change?
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

Re: Question on change?

what is the correct answer?
by taterarpit
Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: CPM Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2306

Re: CPM Question

Thanks !!
by taterarpit
Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: CPM Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2306

Re: CPM Question

ok my question is ...Task # 5 is mentioned twice. 1. for Task 5 Preceding activity 3 and taking 5 months 2. for Task 5 preceding activity 4 and taking 1 month and END is coming from 2 task , one is 2 and other one is 5 so which " we should consider here " and if possible can you please giv...
by taterarpit
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: CPM Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2306

CPM Question

Hi,

i was solving a question which i got from Simplilean full length paper. Attached is the question. Please let me know if this question is correct.
by taterarpit
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Stakeholder
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Stakeholder

Carole is managing a hotel refurbishment project. She has identified her project's key stakeholders. Carole now wants to expand this list of stakeholders and convert it to a comprehensive list of project stakeholders. What should Carole do? A. Do not spend more time on identifying the non-key stakeh...
by taterarpit
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Initiating Phase Question
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: Initiating Phase Question

absolutely...that is what my confusion is...PM MAY GET INVOLVED or MAY NOT GET INVOLVED...so if nothing is specified...what we should assume? Since helping sponsor in developing project charter and obtaining approval are two different tasks in my opinion. PM can help but is obtaining approval is his...
by taterarpit
Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Procurement Question
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: Procurement Question

Thanks Buddy :-)
by taterarpit
Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:29 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Procurement Question
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Procurement Question

As part of the procurement process, the procuring organization elected to have an estimate of costs prepared by an outside professional estimator. The estimator came up with an estimate of $ 500,000. However, the cost estimates prepared by prospective sellers were in the range of $ 200,000. How can ...
by taterarpit
Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:26 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Initiating Phase Question
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: Initiating Phase Question

Thanks Ranjit for the detailed explanation but i have a followup question, do i need to keep in mind while answering that Project Manager is involved in the development of project charter? Thanks!!

Regards
Arpit
by taterarpit
Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Initiating Phase Question
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Initiating Phase Question

You are the Project Manager for GeoThermal Systems. Which of the following must be done FIRST before proceeding with a new project? A. Create the Project Scope Statement B. Stakeholder analysis C. Product analysis D. Obtain Project Charter approval Note:- This one seems a straightforward question bu...
by taterarpit
Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Quality Theory Question
Replies: 1
Views: 467

Re: Quality Theory Question

Juran
by taterarpit
Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PMP Question
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: PMP Question

even i thought A but answer is Iterative and even after looking at the answer i thought should be D because here we are talking about PLANNING of next phase whereas in other relationship we do execution of two phases at the same time. However, i need an expert judgement here to know if what i am thi...
by taterarpit
Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Closing Phase Question
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: Closing Phase Question

writing lessons learned is done only by project manager or team.... i am specifically talking about project closure..i mean once customer has accepted deliverable , after that...only project manager would write lessons learned with the help of all the documents prepared during the course of the proj...
by taterarpit
Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Closing Phase Question
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Closing Phase Question

I always stuck while answering question regarding the exact sequence of closing phase ... Which of the following is the correct order of actions that you take during the closing processes? A.Get formal acceptance, release the team, write lessons learned, close the contract B.Write lessons learned, r...
by taterarpit
Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PMP Question
Replies: 3
Views: 768

PMP Question

One phase is planned at any given time and the planning for the next is carried out as work progresses on the current phase and deliverables. Which of the following correctly defines the above text? Overlapping relationship Sequential relationship Multi-phase relationship Iterative relationship
by taterarpit
Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Question....
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Question....

I was thinking of what a project is and as per the definition it should be something unique. So my question starts from here " if a company has got a contract to produce certain output for a company in 6 months duration so that will considered a project , but same company got another contract f...
by taterarpit
Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Scope Management
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: Scope Management

yes...this is what i was thinking as mentioned by Umesh but answer they have given is Templates which is very confusing ....
by taterarpit
Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Cost
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: Cost

Excellent !! Thanks Saket :-)
by taterarpit
Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Cost
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Cost

When are the most expensive defects most likely to be introduced into a product?
A. When the product is being assembled
B. When the product is being designed
C. When the quality management plan is being written
D. When the product is being reviewed by the customers
by taterarpit
Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Scope Management
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Scope Management

Tom is the project manager of an accounting project. He has just finished defining the scope for the project and is creating the WBS. He goes to his organizational process asset library and finds a WBS from a past project to use as a jumping off point. Which of the following is the tool of the Creat...
by taterarpit
Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Question
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Question

When do you perform stakeholder analysis?

A.When defining the project scope
B.When developing the project charter
C.When creating the project management plan
D.When putting changes through change control
by taterarpit
Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Validate Scope
Replies: 1
Views: 470

Validate Scope

Now, i have one more questions ( rather confusion i should say )...As we know that the purpose of Validate Scope is verifying deliverable and WPD data gives us RAW data which needs to be refined in order to make it ready for verification. So can we verify any information coming in form of WPD or fir...
by taterarpit
Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Create WBS
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: Create WBS

Thanks Namita and Saket. This is really helpful :-)
by taterarpit
Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Create WBS
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Create WBS

Hi, i have a question regarding the input for WBS. During the creation of WBS we decompose the actual work which is detailed in Project Scope Statement, then why do we need Requirements documentation as an input to Create WBS. Because we have already used Requirements Documentation to create Project...
by taterarpit
Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project Management Process
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Project Management Process

I was reading PMBOK and just noticed a point which says " following activities may occur during project closure " and one of the items listed is as follows ... " Perform team member's assessments and release project resources ". I do understand about release of resources but team...
by taterarpit
Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PMP Mock Test
Replies: 2
Views: 656

PMP Mock Test

Hi All, As per the LL from recently PMP certified candidates i have complied a list of PMP questions which can be really helpful in preparing PMP. However, i am not able to find out whether i need to buy these questions of are they available on Internet. 1. PMStudy Free -- Not able to find out wheth...
by taterarpit
Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Control Procurement
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Control Procurement

Could someone please help me understand the difference between "Procurement Performance Review " and " Inspection and Audits" . These both are tools and techniques used in control procurement and seems very much similar. I am not able to make out much of a difference. Any explana...
by taterarpit
Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: earned value
Replies: 2
Views: 591

earned value

Could someone please help me understand which EAC forumla to use what time with an example? That should really help me. Thanks!!
by taterarpit
Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: CPIF
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: CPIF

i have understood the question :-) i just missed a simple step but when i read that again i got the answer :-)

Sometimes this happens :-)
by taterarpit
Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: CPIF
Replies: 4
Views: 768

CPIF

Q2:Given are the statistics for a Project. Target Cost = $150,000; Target Fee = $30,000; Target Price = $180,000; Sharing Ratio = 60/40; Ceiling Price = $200,000; Actual Cost = $210,000. Calculate the Fee and the Final Price for the project a) Fee = $30,000, Final Price = $210,000 b) Fee = $30,000, ...
by taterarpit
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Risk Management
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Risk Management

What is not true about the sequence in risk knowledge area? A.Plan risk management- identify risks- perform qualitative risk analysis- perform quantitative risk analysis- plan risk responses – control risks – close risks B.Plan risk management- identify risks- perform qualitative risk analysis- perf...
by taterarpit
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Risk Management
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Risk Management

Sam is the project manager and plans to involve his team for risk identification session. During the session Sam and his team have identified 130 risks. Sam realizes that 130 is quite big number and to evaluate each of these risks can cost enormous amount of his time as well as team’s time. And the ...
by taterarpit
Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Communications Management Plan
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: Communications Management Plan

Thanks Namita
by taterarpit
Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Identify Risk - Process
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: Identify Risk - Process

Thanks Saket :-)
by taterarpit
Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Identify Risk - Process
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Identify Risk - Process

I have a question regarding the inputs for this process. As most of the management plan are inputs for this process but for Scope we are just using scope baseline. However, my question is why not just cost baseline , why do we need Cost management plan, why not project schedule as it has all the inf...
by taterarpit
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Question on Earned Value
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: Question on Earned Value

yes...as mentioned by Ranjith...answer is B...
by taterarpit
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Thanks a Million, I cleared PMP Certification Examination
Replies: 9
Views: 1978

Re: Thanks a Million, I cleared PMP Certification Examinatio

congratulations ...great news !! would you please share LL? Thanks!!
by taterarpit
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Communications Management Plan
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Communications Management Plan

As a project manager, you have assigned communication distribution task to your team lead Ray as you are preparing him for the better roles now. You have told him to send project’s weekly status report to all stakeholders via email after reviewing the reports. What kind of communication delivery mod...
by taterarpit
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Question....
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: Question....

Thanks Namitha...thanks for the answer ...in this question i am talking about Matrix ORG....however, even i thought answer would be FM but answer is TEAM...which is not at all correct answer in my opinion...
by taterarpit
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Question....
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Question....

Question:- A team member is trying to pull a team member off the project to do other work. Who is key person for this situation
A. Project Manager
B. Team
C. Sponsor
D. Functional Manager
by taterarpit
Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Yesterday. I cleared my PMP.
Replies: 9
Views: 1917

Re: Yesterday. I cleared my PMP.

awesome !!...many many congratulations buddy :-)
by taterarpit
Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Silly question
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: Silly question

Thanks a lot Namitha....

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