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by umeshbww
Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Fast Track Download
Replies: 2
Views: 957

Re: Fast Track Download

I am not sure what help you seeking here?
by umeshbww
Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Last minute preparation
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: Last minute preparation

This is my last 3-4 days preparation before exam : 4 days before Exam : 1. Saturday - Went through Scordo questions again - whole book in One day (I solved it earlier during preparation) 2. Sunday I went through PMBOK again - read whole book in one day (I read it once earlier during preparation) 3. ...
by umeshbww
Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: PMP Exam Day
Replies: 8
Views: 2924

Re: PMP Exam Day

Neha - sorry for late reply. I know you already cleared exam. my average score was 90% for Scordo book during preparation phase. I did not give full mock test nor I solved any questions during last 3-4 days. I only went through again whole Scordo book (for which I think Score won't matter - since I ...
by umeshbww
Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: PMP certified :) - time for LL
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Re: PMP certified :) - time for LL

Congrats on passing PMP.

For new aspirants - I will suggest don't get lost among too much information here. You don't have to go through all resources - I think couple of books like PMBOK/ Rita is more than enough.

I could not agree anymore with OP's advice : JUST GIVE THE EXAM!!!
by umeshbww
Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI - PBA Certification Info
Replies: 1
Views: 918

PMI - PBA Certification Info

Hi Saket/ Seema - I am interested in more info about this certification. I never had experience as Business analyst. But I have worked on projects plus completed PMP certification recently. 1. Am I eligible for this certification considering I completed PMP? Or do I need any business analyst experie...
by umeshbww
Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Rita Risk Management Q 25 – Avoid Risk
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: Rita Risk Management Q 25 – Avoid Risk

Hurricane can happen anytime - you can't predict it months in advance (I live in USA - where hurricane occurrence is common in South/ Mid-West part of USA). D is not valid answer. Normally project runs for few months to couple years = hope this answers your doubts.

Only option C is valid.
by umeshbww
Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed PMP exam on 19th Oct 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Re: Passed PMP exam on 19th Oct 2014

Congrats!! Praful
by umeshbww
Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Question on Risks Identified.
Replies: 3
Views: 802

Re: Question on Risks Identified.

First of all I don't agree exam will have this kind of Q because risk identification is iterative process (continuous) - it is quite hard to tell that most risk are identified in planning process only. Although - if risk are identified in Initiating phase - you should remember word "high level ...
by umeshbww
Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: how do you all see this?
Replies: 9
Views: 1604

Re: how do you all see this?

Option C (because question specifically mention extra scope rejected by sponsor then why bother to checkout impact)
by umeshbww
Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Quesion on procurement
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: Quesion on procurement

Contract is complete - why would seller do any work which is not specified as per contract. Example : You asked painter to paint house with green color; he did as per contract specification (green color); although after painting house - you're not happy with green color the way it looks now. You wis...
by umeshbww
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: human Resource
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: human Resource

Answer is D

as PM - first you need to confront problem - and find ways for solution. Refusing to work on presentation does not seems valid option.
by umeshbww
Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: CPM Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2347

Re: CPM Question

Yes I got similar question in exam
by umeshbww
Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:21 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: CPM Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2347

Re: CPM Question

This is Critical path method
by umeshbww
Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Anyone claimed 60 PDUs in First Year
Replies: 9
Views: 1610

Re: Anyone claimed 60 PDUs in First Year

Completed 60 PDUs without any issues. Thanks Saket
by umeshbww
Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Anyone claimed 60 PDUs in First Year
Replies: 9
Views: 1610

Re: Anyone claimed 60 PDUs in First Year

I claimed 59 so far :

15 PDUs : Category B (through my company)
30 PDUs : Category C (Self- Study)
7 PDUs : Category A (iZenbridge PMP Intro)
7 PDUs : Category A (iZenbridge ACP Intro)
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59 PDUs

Any idea how to earn remaining 1 PDU?
by umeshbww
Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Anyone claimed 60 PDUs in First Year
Replies: 9
Views: 1610

Re: Anyone claimed 60 PDUs in First Year

I claimed 15 PDUs in Category B (earned through my company training) - got approved instantly after claiming on PMI website. :D
by umeshbww
Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Anyone claimed 60 PDUs in First Year
Replies: 9
Views: 1610

Re: Anyone claimed 60 PDUs in First Year

Saket - I earned PMP already - can you still earn 7 PDUs (Category A) through PMP Introductory Program ? You can even earn Category A PDUs without being PMI member, it can be earned by attending our webinar, we also have two free PDUs program and both of these program gives 7 Category A PDUs, PMI AC...
by umeshbww
Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Anyone claimed 60 PDUs in First Year
Replies: 9
Views: 1610

Re: Anyone claimed 60 PDUs in First Year

Progress so far :

I achieved 15 PDUs from my company training (Category B)
I plan to continue watching iZenbridge YouTube Videos and earn 30 PDUs (Category C)
by umeshbww
Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: PMP Exam Day
Replies: 8
Views: 2924

Re: PMP Exam Day

Yes - you can definitely do that (because exam is 4 hour long and requires continuous focus). If I am at your place - I would let know staff inadvance about standing up and stretching - so that they're aware too.
by umeshbww
Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Oliver Lehmann - Question source
Replies: 3
Views: 1440

Re: Oliver Lehmann - Question source

I concur with Saket - only stick to PMBOK and Rita. Chances of such Qs are only 1-2 Qs in exam (outside of PMBOK-Rita) Rita is necessary because there are few concepts which are quite openly/repeatedly asked during PMP exam but not covered in PMBOK (other than expect 1-2 Qs which maybe out outside o...
by umeshbww
Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: HR Question
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: HR Question

If you focus on tools of HR process - you should get this kind of Qs right easily plus understand difference between various HR process. Develop Team means developing each individual or team in terms of skills/competencies/career to do project work While Plan HR Management includes developing HR Man...
by umeshbww
Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Project team / Project Management team
Replies: 2
Views: 718

Re: Project team / Project Management team

Normally when project is complex such as millions of dollars or spans over huge geographical area - project management team is created to assist and report to PM. While project team consist of people who does actual work of creating deliverables/ product or services to meet project needs/ expectatio...
by umeshbww
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Anyone claimed 60 PDUs in First Year
Replies: 9
Views: 1610

Anyone claimed 60 PDUs in First Year

Hi - I would like to know from anyone who has claimed/in-process of earning 60 PDUs with-in First Year since PMP Completion : From what I learned on blog : How to Earn 60 PDUs and Maintain Your PMP® Certifications by Saket Bansal http://www.izenbridge.com/blog/how-to-earn-60-pdus-and-maintain-your-p...
by umeshbww
Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:25 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: EVM Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Re: EVM Question

This question is from iZenbridge Maths Assessment; below is explanation - even i got it wrong first time. Wording is not proper - CCB should ask Mark for estimate at completion. There is one atypical variance which had resulted in revision of cost baseline as Management reserve of 2Mn was used. Howe...
by umeshbww
Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: PMP Exam Day
Replies: 8
Views: 2924

PMP Exam Day

Read this for LL http://forum.izenbridge.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1458 4 days before Exam : 1. Saturday - Went through Scordo questions again - whole book in One day (I solved it earlier during preparation) 2. Sunday I went through PMBOK again - read whole book in one day (I read it once earlier ...
by umeshbww
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Question on Profit and Net revenue
Replies: 2
Views: 772

Re: Question on Profit and Net revenue

I don't think you will face this kind of question in Exam.
by umeshbww
Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Cleared PMP Exam with 5 Proficient
Replies: 7
Views: 2478

Re: Cleared PMP Exam with 5 Proficient

Thanks all - I plan to remain Active member. :)
by umeshbww
Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Cleared PMP Exam with 5 Proficient
Replies: 7
Views: 2478

Re: Cleared PMP Exam with 5 Proficient

Head First PMP (it is book for PMP Exam - PMBOK is really dry/boring while Head First PMP is like reading story book)
by umeshbww
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Cleared PMP Exam with 5 Proficient
Replies: 7
Views: 2478

Cleared PMP Exam with 5 Proficient

Thank you Saket and iZenbridge expert/staff for helping me through for achieving PMP Certification. I started my journey 5 weeks back - it was very short time and lot of hours/efforts/dedication went in to raise myself from ground zero level to achieve Professional Certification. Preparation phase :...
by umeshbww
Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Communication Management
Replies: 7
Views: 2254

Re: Communication Management

This question is not enough to answer -
All are valid options
- if pm is seeking deliverables approval - it can be formal and written
- if pm is presenting project progress or finding - it can be formal and verbal

Keep in mind - email is informal written communication. Not formal
by umeshbww
Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed PMP...time for some Lessons Learned
Replies: 7
Views: 2313

Re: Passed PMP...time for some Lessons Learned

It seems he is referring to questions other than Scordo. I did some google search and found there are few dumps flowing on internet referred as Actual Test Questions (which are quite old questions).
by umeshbww
Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed PMP...time for some Lessons Learned
Replies: 7
Views: 2313

Re: Passed PMP...time for some Lessons Learned

Sachin - PDFs which Arpit mention are pointing to various books used for preparation of PMP Exam. Example : PMBOK (PMI guide for PM knowlegde), Rita book for PMP, First Head PMP, Christopher Scordo book (it contains around 1050 questions/ answer explanation for exam preparation) etc. PMP Aspirant sh...
by umeshbww
Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Contact Hours vs PDU
Replies: 6
Views: 1520

Re: Contact Hours vs PDU

I am not sure - so i'm just guessing it . Maybe Experts here can answer this accurately . I did not pay much attention since I did not achieve certification yet - it should change in next 24 hours :) My guess is No it should not count towards 60 PDUs after Certification because 60 PDUs cycle starts...
by umeshbww
Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Contact Hours vs PDU
Replies: 6
Views: 1520

Re: Contact Hours vs PDU

The main difference between Contact Hours and PDUs is that Contact Hours are accumulated prior to PMP Certification and PDUs after PMP Certification. Before PMP exam you need to accumulate 35 Contact Hours to qualify for PMP exam and after you become a certified PMP, you will need to accumulate 60 ...
by umeshbww
Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Question on Schedule Network Diagram ES vs EF
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Re: Question on Schedule Network Diagram ES vs EF

Narsi - Follow Saket method from video. Don't get confuse with multiple methods. If you look in PMBOK - first activity starts from Day 1 also.
by umeshbww
Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Initial Phase : Cost & Staffing Level
Replies: 4
Views: 2404

Re: Initial Phase : Cost & Staffing Level

Seema - I agree with you. This question is from Scordo; and I don't agree with answer/explanation.

Answer/Explanation : option B - At the initial stage of a project, the cost is typically not at its highest. [PMBOK 5th edition, Page 40]
by umeshbww
Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Initial Phase : Cost & Staffing Level
Replies: 4
Views: 2404

Initial Phase : Cost & Staffing Level

Which of the following is not accurate about the initial phase of a project? A. The highest uncertainty is at this stage of the project B. The cost associated at the beginning of the project is highest C. Stakeholders have maximum influence during this phase D. Staffing levels are the highest at thi...
by umeshbww
Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed PMP...time for some Lessons Learned
Replies: 7
Views: 2313

Re: Passed PMP...time for some Lessons Learned

Congrats Arpit - I doubt if access to forum get expired; Access to Quampus gets expired.

This is a free membership forum if I am not wrong (except for Exclusive area); does membership to exclusive area also expires if Quampus expires?
by umeshbww
Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: EEF Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

Re: EEF Question

Thanks Parul.
by umeshbww
Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Work performance information
Replies: 3
Views: 956

Re: Work performance information

Thank you Saket and Parul.
by umeshbww
Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Work performance information
Replies: 3
Views: 956

Work performance information

A project team has recently computed the project's current schedule and cost performance indices. They have also calculated the new estimate to complete and the TCPI based on the new estimate at completion. The project key stakeholders are not fully aware of the earned value management process. Thes...
by umeshbww
Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: I have cleared PMP exam
Replies: 13
Views: 2370

Re: I have cleared PMP exam

How would you rate Scordo compare to real PMP Exam, I solved Scordo and found it really easy (my average Scordo score has been 90%).

Same for Rita FasTRACK (I did not touch Rita FasTRACK yet) - how would you rate Rita FasTrack to real PMP Exam?
by umeshbww
Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Negotiation Question
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: Negotiation Question

Thanks Parul - This question is from Scordo. I selected same option D but answer was option C. Do not follow the colleague's advice.

I selected option D thinking - not only we ignoring friend's advice but also applying negotiation skill to solve current problem at hand.
by umeshbww
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Negotiation Question
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Negotiation Question

You are authorized to approve expenditures above $15,000. For the last several weeks you have been negotiating the terms and pricing of a contract with a vendor, and you want to keep costs as low as possible. This has been a very difficult negotiation process. A colleague suggests you tell the vendo...
by umeshbww
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: EEF Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

EEF Question

Jonathan has recently been hired in a company as a business improvement manager. Jonathan has been asked to reorganize the company's meetings and reporting structure. Jonathan is currently identifying all key project stakeholders. Which of the following enterprise environmental factors is least like...
by umeshbww
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: EVM Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2350

EVM Question

At division project status meeting, a dashboard of cost metrics for each project is distributed to all attendees, and each project manager is presenting the status of their project. The metrics for one project show a BAC of $1100, an EV of $998, and a EAC of $1099. However the project manager is rep...
by umeshbww
Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Procurement Management
Replies: 1
Views: 754

Procurement Management

Vendor selection and management and documentation of lessons learned are tasks that fall under this process area: A. Procurement management B. Deliverable management C. Conduct Procurements D. Scope management Explanation : C - The Conduct Procurements process involves collecting sellers responses, ...
by umeshbww
Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Decision Tree
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Re: Decision Tree

Thanks Saket - this question is from Scordo - I selected answer as option A. When some future scenarios are unknown.

But Scordo mentions answer as option C. I was under same assumption we can not make decision tree if we do not know the possible options.

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