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by manishpn
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: NPV Q/A
Replies: 1
Views: 5

Re: NPV Q/A

hi rahul we encourage students to do their math themselves and learn from mistakes.

kindly attempt the question and lets discuss
by manishpn
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Questions based on changes post 11 Jan 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Questions based on changes post 11 Jan 2016

if you need any more help let us know
by manishpn
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Cost management question
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: Cost management question

its 60% of wages + Fringe Benifits
by manishpn
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: quality management Control charts
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: quality management Control charts

many discussions have happened in this regards
refer to post below which also has links to other posts
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6994&p=25459&hilit=special+cause#p25459
by manishpn
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Cost management question
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: Cost management question

hourly rate 1400
Fringe benefit 420
wage+fringe benefit 1820
overhead cost 1512
total hourly wage 2912
by manishpn
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Critical Path
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Critical Path

Thanks Manish for providing the feedback and confirming that option 1 was the correct choice. Just to make things clear in my mind, can you please confirm or provide the feedback on the following : - can critical path have float? Yes during the course of the project it can have, though initial SND ...
by manishpn
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Critical Path
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Critical Path

good discussion and only one got it right The question is easy one if you understand the difference between CP and CC method. While calculating critical path PM does not take into consideration that resources are a constraint, while in CC method resources are the biggest contraint. So option #1 is t...
by manishpn
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Comparable information vs Project scope
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Comparable information vs Project scope

Hi, Found the below statement on pg.121 of PMBOK. "If project charter is not used in the performing organisation,the comparable information needs to be acquired/developed and used as a basis for detailed project scope statement and informal analysis" My question is what does comparable in...
by manishpn
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Mock Test
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Mock Test

I think we have to find out who are the stakeholders directly involved in Operation. Call Centre Head - Operational Stakeholder Retail Worker -Operational Stakeworker Plant Operational Chief - Operational Stakeholder Financial Departmental Manager - Dealing with finance. His involvement in this pro...
by manishpn
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PMP in foregin countries Especially in Middle East
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: PMP in foregin countries Especially in Middle East

Hi Not sure if I understood your question. PMP is a strong credential to have for a PM or to be PM irrespective of country. Ofcourse some countries have higher demand than others. Since we offer online videos and support it is not a problem about where do you reside . You can contact support@izenbri...
by manishpn
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Contingency reserve tricky question.
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Re: Contingency reserve tricky question.

Interesting question.. if it was not discussed here and would have appeared in exam , I would have confidently gone for Option C :( :( :( .. Thanks for the explanation Manish and Neeraj for PMBOK reference.. Just another question out of curiosity.. When PM removes this from Contingency Reserve, whe...
by manishpn
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Contingency reserve tricky question.
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Re: Contingency reserve tricky question.

you will not find every question in exam which is covered by PMBOK.

You can refer to risk practice guide from PMI if you really want to dig into details, , even there this is no straight forward statement but one has to understand and derive from the practice guide content
by manishpn
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Common vs special causes of variation.
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Common vs special causes of variation.

following threads may help you http://forum.izenbridge.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3922&p=15306&hilit=special+cause#p15306 http://forum.izenbridge.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6810&p=24808&hilit=special+cause#p24808 One should remember that common cause is “common” and that is not con...
by manishpn
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Mock Test
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Mock Test

i only see the graph, what question is this?
by manishpn
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Change Request!
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Change Request!

Manish, If we consider exception that Sponsor is not part of CCB and after CCB approval changes get rejected by sponsor, in that changes get rejected finally i think. Hence not need to update any doc neither baseline nor other document. Please correct me if i am wrong. correct hwever unless mention...
by manishpn
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Contingency reserve tricky question.
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Re: Contingency reserve tricky question.

Hello Group members, Need advise on the question attached in the pic. What's should be the correct choice? Correct option should be B During the project as part of control risk process, PM does reserve analysis. this is to find out if contingency reserves are adequate it also deals with releasing c...
by manishpn
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed PMP - First Attempt - Sep 11!
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Passed PMP - First Attempt - Sep 11!

congratulations and thanks for sharing your experience.

Enjoy your success
by manishpn
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Change Request!
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Change Request!

If changes are approved by CCB but rejected by sponsor, there is usually not 2 levels of approval for CRs usually sponsor is part of CCB if CCB approves that usually change is considered as approved Of course exception can be if mentioned in Project management plan thta after CCB the sponsor also n...
by manishpn
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Contingency reserve tricky question.
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Re: Contingency reserve tricky question.

good question would let other attempt for a good discussion
by manishpn
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Questions based on changes post 11 Jan 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Questions based on changes post 11 Jan 2016

Hi Manish/Saket, I just took one of the assessment test from quampus for "Questions based on changes post 11 Jan 2016 - [XSP/50601P/1]".. It totally went above my head.. just wondering if I am missing anything here. Was this really a part of PMP course? I have gone through izenbridge cour...
by manishpn
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Different SEU categories for Applying CSP
Replies: 0
Views: 121

Re: Different SEU categories for Applying CSP

you have posted in wrong section,

send email to support@izenbridge.com and they should help you
by manishpn
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Plan Risk Mangement Mock Test
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Plan Risk Mangement Mock Test

Which of the following describes responses provided which may be used in the event that a specific trigger occurs? Contingent Response Strategies Fallback Plan Risk Mitigation Residual Risk For risks which have a contingency response plan, the triggers are usually the events which will invoke the c...
by manishpn
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: PMP® Mock Exams Open Questions
Topic: PMP Practice Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: PMP Practice Questions

Not sure which part did you not understand. The question is asking to identify who could potentially not be a operational stakeholders. Operations is usually the line organization function which does repetitive tasks refer to section 1.5 in PMBOK if still in doubts lets discuss this in clarification...
by manishpn
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Change Management procedure
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Change Management procedure

Hi Manish, Please find below the discussion around this: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ " Qsn from kushalks87 You are building a house and sponsor wants to add one more floor at the executing part of the project. You study the request ...
by manishpn
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Change Management procedure
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Change Management procedure

Very good discussion.
Since there are multiple threads around this please let me know which specific one you need my inputs
by manishpn
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Communication Channel
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Communication Channel

by manishpn
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: time menagement Q/A series 2
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: time menagement Q/A series 2

Hi Rahul, Not sure what is the issue here. the explaination provided is good
also refer to thread
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5360
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=645
by manishpn
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: time menagement Q/A series 2
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: time menagement Q/A series 2

post one query per thread
by manishpn
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: time menagement Q/A
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: time menagement Q/A

kindly post 1 question per thread.

for SND calculations we always recommend that you do you own calculation on a paper , take picture and upload it here this is the best way to learn
by manishpn
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Saket Bansal Sir's name in PMBOK 6
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Saket Bansal Sir's name in PMBOK 6

yes thats great news for all of us
by manishpn
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed PMP at First Attempt on Aug 31, 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Passed PMP at First Attempt on Aug 31, 2017

Hi Pranab, Great news !!!
Thanks for choosing Izenbridge.
Wish you greater success in career post PMP :)
by manishpn
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Resisting to Supportive stakeholders
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Resisting to Supportive stakeholders

Ah... Sorry Manish.. you are right. Correct answer given was C.. I think I mixed up with C and D ( Must have been dozing when posting this one :oops: .. ) What I really meant to ask why D is not correct option.. and find below my thinking and reason for choosing D - D. Transfer these stakeholders t...
by manishpn
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Resisting to Supportive stakeholders
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Resisting to Supportive stakeholders

i just checked the video and answer is indeed #C
by manishpn
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Resisting to Supportive stakeholders
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Resisting to Supportive stakeholders

OK dont have time to go through the whole video
but my 2 cents - Do not spend time on mocks which do not provide a detail explanation on why a given answer is right or wrong
by manishpn
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: EVM question
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: EVM question

EVM question... On your current project, EV = $45,000, AC = $50,000, PV = $40,000. What is the schedule variance as a percentage of the work accomplished at this point in time? -90% +90.5% -85% +88.8% SV = 45000-40000=5000. How do we derive the worked accomplished at this point in time? Basis SV,op...
by manishpn
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Direct vs Indirect cost
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Direct vs Indirect cost

Hi, I came across the following question from Rita: Qsn: What Type of cost is team training: a) Direct b) NPV c) Indirect d) Fixed The correct answer given is A- Direct cost with the below explanation: "You are training the team on the skills required for the project. The cost is directly rela...
by manishpn
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Resisting to Supportive stakeholders
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Resisting to Supportive stakeholders

what is the explanation provided for option D?
to me C seems to be best fit
by manishpn
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Stakeholder Register
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Stakeholder Register

I agree both of them are sensitive document, we need to know what it contains.
by manishpn
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: contingency reserve
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Re: contingency reserve

Hi Manish, Thanks for sharing your feedback. However a follow-up qsn occurred to me ( in red) on this and would appreciate your response on that.. May be I am thinking too much and reading between the lines .. Still I think discussion will help in developing the correct understanding: 1. to impleme...
by manishpn
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Communication/ Stakeholder Manaagement
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Communication/ Stakeholder Manaagement

if you understand the difference and linkage between communication and stakeholder management plan it will not be difficult to crack such questions. Communication management plan deal with HOW of communication whereas SMP deals with why and who So if you do not have right stakeholders identified you...
by manishpn
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Conduct Procurement
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Conduct Procurement

Question :Larry is the project manager and working with procurement department of his organization to do procurement for his project. Procurement department said these are usual commodities and same has been procured many time. Also as this has been procured multiple times, generally they receive r...
by manishpn
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Manage Project Team
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Manage Project Team

social skills:
when you need to steer/move team in a direction social scale is needed which might include a manager finding a new way to motivate an employee or someone communicating their positive attributes
by manishpn
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Make or Buy Analysis
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Make or Buy Analysis

to clarify

the questions statement

A vendor can offer at a charge of $50 per user and company expects 1000 users per month

this cannot be assumed as per month per user fee.
by manishpn
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Return of Investment (ROI)
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Return of Investment (ROI)

there are several project selection criteria, ROI is one of them along with payback period, NPV, cost benefit ratio

Each organization will have its own way of deciding projects priority
Return on Investment = Net profit / Capital Invested
by manishpn
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Corrective & Preventive Action
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: Corrective & Preventive Action

Typically, corrective actions & Preventive actions are undertaken to adjust performance within the existing project baselines and do not change them. Is it possible to explain this ? Does this mean not all corrective and Preventive actions change the cost/schedule/scope baseline (PMB) ? But can...
by manishpn
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Make or Buy Analysis
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Make or Buy Analysis

Hi Manish, Thanks for your feedback. Could you please throw a bit more light on CAPEX and OPEX.. Or reference if I can find that in PMBOK or Rita.. sorry as I don't go thru book line by line, so I might have missed it. My approach is more of watching the videos and then skim through the topic in bo...
by manishpn
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Make or Buy Analysis
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Make or Buy Analysis

Let me explain if I have understood the question clearly Option 1 (To Make) To make in house , cost of making the module is =$ 50000 Cost of Maintainance is 30000/Month Option2 (To Buy) $50/Month , No of people expected =1500/Month Maintainance =1500/Month The question does not mention that cost of...
by manishpn
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: PMP® Mock Exams Open Questions
Topic: Stakeholder Mgmt Strategy sample question
Replies: 10
Views: 946

Re: Stakeholder Mgmt Strategy sample question

I would go with option #2 although facilitated workshops are not generally used for testing , they focus on requirement gathering.
by manishpn
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Brain Dump
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Brain Dump

I am not aware about any changes to initial 15 min time frame available for students to get familiar with the exam software tool.

who gave you the information?

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