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by sarawat
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Agile project
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Agile project

Hi Brijesh, Sharing my thoughts. let me know your thoughts please. 1. Agile Contracts. Do you have any videos/ best practices reference material/book which talk about the agile contracts ? You might want to read these links. https://www.scrumalliance.org/resource_download/1119 https://scrumology.com...
by sarawat
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: PMI ACP - Completed on Sep 12th
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Re: PMI ACP - Completed on Sep 12th

congratulations my friend . time to celebrate your success.
by sarawat
Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Successfully completed PMI-ACP today
Replies: 2
Views: 893

Re: Successfully completed PMI-ACP today

congratulations .time to celebrate your success.
by sarawat
Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Splitting of story
Replies: 2
Views: 725

Re: Splitting of story

A. Dis-aggregation = Dis-aggregation refers to splitting a story or feature into smaller, easier-to-estimate pieces B. Theme = theme” is a collection of user stories. Themes may be thought of as groups of related stories. Often the stories all contribute to a common goal or are related in some obvio...
by sarawat
Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Gold Plating
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: Gold Plating

I would like to go with option A. gold plating is adding unnecessary things (in Lean terms, producing waste such as unnecessary functionality, too much documentation or non-value adding documentation). It seems like you aren't adding things that aren't needed, but are just spending time refactoring ...
by sarawat
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Affinity Estimation v/s Planning Poker
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Re: Affinity Estimation v/s Planning Poker

Hi, Sharing few very good web links. I hope these links will bring some clarity. Planning Poker https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/agile/planning-poker http://www.agileadvice.com/2012/06/04/referenceinformation/the-planning-game-an-estimation-method-for-agile-teams/ Affinity Estimation http://jeff...
by sarawat
Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Technical Debt in Product Backlog
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: Technical Debt in Product Backlog

In order to obey those constraint you have to make it visible and make sure its is really been obeyed by team. nothing happens itself/automatically unless it is explicitly said. There are three ways to do it method 1 = create constraint cards and link it with user story. make sure you have added tha...
by sarawat
Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Technical Debt in Product Backlog
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: Technical Debt in Product Backlog

And also can NF/Constraints be added in Product back log and be estimated like other user stories. Yes, you are correct. NF/constraints are estimated like user stories and they are added in product backlog. Few examples. 1. As a customer, I want to be able to run your product on all versions of Win...
by sarawat
Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Technical Debt in Product Backlog
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: Technical Debt in Product Backlog

Engineering tasks are well defined tasks in which team members have clarity what needs to be done and how much time its going to take. they also know assumption and constraints behind those tasks. that is why engineering tasks are measured/estimated by number of hours. [ not by story points] User st...
by sarawat
Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:20 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Technical Debt in Product Backlog
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: Technical Debt in Product Backlog

Technical debt are nothing but the shortcuts we purposely take and also to the many bad things that plague software systems. we do it = a. sometime to expedite the work, b. sometime making customer happy is priority so we don't really clean up the code and leave such pending tasks for upcoming sprin...
by sarawat
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Ideal days estimation decay over time
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: Ideal days estimation decay over time

Lets say you have estimated that Task-A would take 4 ideal days . its a human tendency that they tend to learn more about that task as an when you perform and proceed in project. What if, you have been asked to perform Task-A once again then you might be able to complete the Task-A less than 4 ideal...
by sarawat
Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Mock test Q
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Mock test Q

I will go for option C.
by sarawat
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed PMI-ACP Exam
Replies: 3
Views: 1005

Re: Some questions i remember @ exam on 9th Aug 2016

Congratulations my friend. Welcome to PMI-ACP Club.
by sarawat
Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: PMP® Mock Exams Open Questions
Topic: PASSED PMP
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Re: PASSED PMP

Congratulations . Welcome to PMP Club .
by sarawat
Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: PMP® Mock Exams Open Questions
Topic: ES Calculation
Replies: 3
Views: 865

Re: ES Calculation

I have got ES for G is 12. see the attached diagram
by sarawat
Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: PMP® Mock Exams Open Questions
Topic: PM powers
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Re: PM powers

i think i will go for option expert power.

remaining power derived by the position of the Project Manager in the formal organization.

do we know the answer from source ?
by sarawat
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Org structure for highly strategic project
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: Org structure for highly strategic project

I will go for option C.
by sarawat
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Daily Scrum
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Re: Daily Scrum

i will also pick option C
by sarawat
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Re: PMI- ACP Exam Pass!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: PMI- ACP Exam Pass!!!!

Congratulations . Welcome to ACP Club !!
by sarawat
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed PMI-ACP on July-26
Replies: 5
Views: 1489

Re: Passed PMI-ACP on July-26

Congratulations Soumyajit. Welcome to ACP Club !!
by sarawat
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: PMP® Mock Exams Open Questions
Topic: Float on path
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: Float on path

Hi Kumar, I am not 100% sure but I think I would go for option B. Total float is the amount of time that an activity can be delayed without delaying the project completion date. On a critical path, the total float is zero. Total float is also known as the slack. Total float = (Late Start date – Earl...
by sarawat
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: PMP® Mock Exams Open Questions
Topic: PM Responsibility
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: PM Responsibility

i think may be option D.


A. To authorize the project

Sponsor's

B. To perform the project work

project team

C. To be ultimately responsible for the project's success

Sponsor's

D. To achieve the project objectives

PM's.
[ refer page 8, 12 and 16 [ 1.7 section ]
by sarawat
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: PMP® Mock Exams Open Questions
Topic: Fishbone diag
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: Fishbone diag

i think option D.
here is the reference from PMBoK 8.1.2.3
page 236
by sarawat
Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: PMP® Mock Exams Open Questions
Topic: Wages question
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: Wages question

Option D
by sarawat
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: estimating the costs for an Agile project
Replies: 3
Views: 863

Re: estimating the costs for an Agile project

budget is estimated during release planning. [ Release level ] there are several metrics which are being used such as 1. The number of planned sprints in the release 2. The length of each sprint in calendar days 3. The number of story points planned for the release 4. The budget planned for the rele...
by sarawat
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Ethics question
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Re: Ethics question

Option A
by sarawat
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Contract type..
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: Contract type..

option D
by sarawat
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PMP Question
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: PMP Question

i think you have a valid point.

i got a reference from pmbok. refer 10.3.1.2 .
second line.
by sarawat
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PMP Question
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: PMP Question

I will choose option C. Manage Communications is the process of actually preparing the communications and distributing them appropriately. you can distribute information either via push/pull/publish. Control Communications involves monitoring and controlling all the communications throughout the pro...
by sarawat
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PMP Question-Answer clarification
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: PMP Question-Answer clarification

i think option B. page 39-40 of PMBOK. the way I see this, the project billing is not started yet. project team is still at discovery phase. so thats why low cost at beginning. you can certainly start assigning resources right at the beginning as a readiness initiative or PoC [ proof of concept] ini...
by sarawat
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: What-If Analysis
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: What-If Analysis

their are lot of separate videos on this topic available at you tube.

they are not talking from PMP perspective however you will get the overall purpose/need/usage of what if analysis.
by sarawat
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: CBT v/s PBT
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: CBT v/s PBT

In PBT no extra time is given. for writing brain dump you have to use few minutes from your exam time. 1. you have to be in touch with PMI to know when they are going to schedule. you have to follow their schedule. you dont make choice. 2. if you wish to postpone the exam - you have to inform them 3...
by sarawat
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Business Analyst job title
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: Business Analyst job title

Your job title has nothing to do with your PMI application process.

what were your roles and responsibilities in five phases of project delivery is all it matters. [ initiation, planning, execution, m &c and closure ]
by sarawat
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Input to the validate scope process
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Re: Input to the validate scope process

Agreed.

option A is more apt.

As we would need scope mgmnt plan and scope baseline together as a input for this process.
by sarawat
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Intraspectives
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Re: Intraspectives

intraspectives/ introspective it is not mandatory for you to wait till retrospective meeting to share process improvement ideas. team can share feedback or any thing related to process improvement during unplanned/adhoc meetings. and team can further inspect and adapt and inculcate such improvements...
by sarawat
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Special Iteration Types
Replies: 1
Views: 731

Re: Special Iteration Types

A hardening sprint is an additional sprint that some Scrum teams run at the completion after all the regular sprints. Regular sprints are planned for developing functionality based on the product backlog. While the hardening sprint usually focuses on final integration before the release, teams often...
by sarawat
Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Acceptance of product
Replies: 1
Views: 793

Re: Acceptance of product

I think Done , Done Done and DoD are all same. Done , Done Done = this is familiar in XP DoD = this is familiar in Scrum and other models. See this blog that talk about difference b/w acceptance criteria and DoD http://www.izenbridge.com/blog/acceptance-criteria-definition-done/ Also, refer this DoD...
by sarawat
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Manage communications
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: Manage communications

why Work performance reports is input for this process ? Reason = Manage Communications is the process of actually preparing the communications and distributing them appropriately. There are lots of different ways to issue communication, push / pull / publish /. Particular type of performance report...
by sarawat
Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Field change, Constructive change, Contested Change
Replies: 3
Views: 1900

Re: Field change, Constructive change, Contested Change

Constructive Change = Undocumented change to contract is constructive change. those changes where buyer/seller can't reach an agreement. these claims could be claims/disputes. they are managed thru out contract life cycle. From exam perspective = preferred method to settle these are negotiations. if...
by sarawat
Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PM Challenge - 1000 Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 536

PM Challenge - 1000 Questions

Hello, If you are PMP aspirant and looking for reliable source from where you can practice your readiness for PMP concepts then you should login http://www.projectmanagement.com/ with your PMI username and password. Search for PM Challenge Quiz and start practicing. there are around 1000 questions w...
by sarawat
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: PMI application review
Replies: 8
Views: 1780

Re: PMI application review

i was the lucky who got selected for audit. and PMI cleared it in exact 5 working days.
by sarawat
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Ideal hours estimation & basic assumptions/ground rules
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Re: Ideal hours estimation & basic assumptions/ground rules

i dont think so. there is no guidelines which says that team will take break for 30 minutes or something.
i think you can ignore that option.
by sarawat
Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project charter authorization
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Project charter authorization

i will go with option D.

Refer page 68 of PMBOK, first 5 lines of first paragraph.
by sarawat
Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: CPI
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: CPI

Agreed with HThakurs approach.
by sarawat
Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: General findings\guidelines for ITTO
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: General findings\guidelines for ITTO

I have too struggled a lot in knowing this. Do not memorize anything. It’s not going to help. I am not sure how much this kinda approach will help you but I will share what works out for me is, I have made multiple tables on A4 size papers. 1. Listed down processes where work perf data is coming out...
by sarawat
Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Mock exam question
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: Mock exam question

I think option C could be safest option here and reasons are as follows . A. Get the list of the changes and estimate all of them. If the total cost is still within the baseline, you will do it. Sanjay = customer has requested changes which seems they want for sure and will not accept product withou...
by sarawat
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: story points: Zero and highest number size
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Re: story points: Zero and highest number size

you are right sir
by sarawat
Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: story points: Zero and highest number size
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Re: story points: Zero and highest number size

i think option D is correct because of two reasons 1. question is asking you to depict about estimates of stories. Question is not asking you to judge weather team can complete all user stories in single sprint or not. How best can you relate to estimates of stories 2. here, fibonacci series is cons...
by sarawat
Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Free float
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Free float

i also got free float = 2 days

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