CSM Forum Banner

Search found 159 matches

by Housam Bassal
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Cleared PMP in my first attempt on 4th March 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Re: Cleared PMP in my first attempt on 4th March 2017

Saket, I want to go for PMI-RMP, I know you don’t have any training yet, however can you give some advice, and if you can direct me to where I can find the materials which help me to crack PMI-RMP.
by Housam Bassal
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Cleared PMP in my first attempt on 4th March 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Cleared PMP in my first attempt on 4th March 2017

I’m very happy to inform you, that’s I passed in PMP® certification exam on 4th of march, it was paper based exam, hence it took 10 days to know the result. I want to take this opportunity to thank Saket for his amazing videos, also I want to thank Manish for his patient, and answering all my questi...
by Housam Bassal
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: izenbridge question -3
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: izenbridge question -3

What is the equation of Schedule variance percentage ? (I did not find it in PMBOK / RITA)
by Housam Bassal
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Team meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 410

Team meeting

Bill is the project manager and working on a very critical project for performing organization. This project has some stringent quality criteria to meet. Bill heard two of his team members discussing while he was walking down the corridor that criteria is mentioned in French but they are not able to...
by Housam Bassal
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Weighted Milestone Method
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Weighted Milestone Method

Manish,

Could you please explain what is Weighted Milestone Method ? :?
by Housam Bassal
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: why specific stakeholder is included in many communication list?
Replies: 1
Views: 392

why specific stakeholder is included in many communication list?

You are looking at Communications Management Plan and you find Mr. Joy has been included in many communication lists, you want to know why Mr. joy is included in these many communications , which of the following can help you the MOST in finding this information?   A. Project Charter   B. Project Ma...
by Housam Bassal
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: NPV
Replies: 15
Views: 3093

Re: NPV

Manish,

any update on this? :?
by Housam Bassal
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Project charter is input for several processes
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Project charter is input for several processes

Question 92 Which of the following processes may not be taking project charter as an Input?   A. Plan Scope Management   B. Identify Risks   C. Collect Requirement   D. Plan Risk Management - B. Solution Identify risks process doesn’t take project charter as an input. Project Charter is an input to ...
by Housam Bassal
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Defer issues to the next phase of the project
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Defer issues to the next phase of the project

A project to construct a high-rise building is progressing very well. Stakeholders are proactive in identifying issues related to the quality of the structure, walls and floors. As a project manager, you are conducting meetings to clarify or resolve their issues. Although, you are committed to manag...
by Housam Bassal
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Team member performance issue
Replies: 1
Views: 456

Team member performance issue

A team member in your project is constantly providing incomplete deliverables and not performing well. What should you do first? A. Discuss the issue with the team member in private B. Discuss the issue with the team member in presence of the project sponsor C. Discuss the issue with the team member...
by Housam Bassal
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Update Change log/ OPA after implement the approved change request
Replies: 1
Views: 459

Update Change log/ OPA after implement the approved change request

Bill is managing a website development project. He has recently received a feedback from one of the key project stakeholders. The feedback is overall positive but it contains some recommendations. After analyzing the recommendations, Bill accepts them, gets them approved and incorporates them into t...
by Housam Bassal
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: if additional contingency reserves are required ?
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: if additional contingency reserves are required ?

Thanks, definitely need CR, but is that budget (additional reserve)come from additional fund, or consume from management reserve? :?
by Housam Bassal
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Decision Making Process
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: Decision Making Process

Decision making is an important skill a project manager must possess to manage and lead the team. Which of the following is NOT a part of the six-phase decision-making model?

A. Solution evaluation planning
B. Solution action planning
C. Problem solution generation
D. Problem solution escalation
by Housam Bassal
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: your cousion is one of three short listed candidates
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: your cousion is one of three short listed candidates

While going through a list of candidates to be hired for your project, you find that your cousin is one the 3 short listed candidates. You know that she was desperately looking for job. After reviewing these resumes, you'll be sending them to the electronics engineer for a technical interview. Havi...
by Housam Bassal
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: if additional contingency reserves are required ?
Replies: 3
Views: 516

if additional contingency reserves are required ?

I have question regarding the contingency reserves: During the course of the project, new risks maybe rise/identified, PM must monitor and control those risks and plan risk response plan. If the new risk requires as risk response plan a contingency reserve. And unfortunately after perform reserve an...
by Housam Bassal
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Decision Making Process
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Decision Making Process

could you please elaborate on the decision making Steps a project Manager can follow?
by Housam Bassal
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: your cousion is one of three short listed candidates
Replies: 5
Views: 777

your cousion is one of three short listed candidates

While going through a list of candidates to be hired for your project, you find that your cousin is one the 3 short listed candidates. You know that she was desperately looking for job. After reviewing these resumes, you'll be sending them to the electronics engineer for a technical interview. Havin...
by Housam Bassal
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: is EVM in WPI ?
Replies: 1
Views: 435

is EVM in WPI ?

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 Housam Bassal
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: decision tree analysis
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: decision tree analysis

Option C is correct, because a. You would use a Decision Tree when uncertainty and unknowns exist regarding future scenarios and their outcomes; not when future scenarios are known.
by Housam Bassal
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Confront the project manager before report to the appropriate managemnt
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: Confront the project manager before report to the appropriate managemnt

My Score as follow: already completed the following; 1- RITA knowledge area 80-85 % 2- Most of Izenbridge Knowledge area 75-90% 3- now I'm doing Test from Christopher Scordo A - complete until Exam 10, and my score around 78-90 % B - take 2 or 3 exams as once (100, 150 questions as one exam) left 2 ...
by Housam Bassal
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Confront the project manager before report to the appropriate managemnt
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: Confront the project manager before report to the appropriate managemnt

Thanks for the advice, its important.
I scheduled my exam on 4th de March, hopefully I will be ready to clear it :roll: its paper based test here in Ecuador :o
by Housam Bassal
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Confront the project manager before report to the appropriate managemnt
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: Confront the project manager before report to the appropriate managemnt

So should I go directly and report it to appropriate management!
By confront the project manager, I can sense the truth, and can judge depend on that?!
by Housam Bassal
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Validate Scope Vs. verified deliverables
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Validate Scope Vs. verified deliverables

You have completed a milestone in your software development project and you are now verifying that the product meets the specifications outlined in the project management plan. What process group is this process in? A. Quality Control B. Monitor and Controlling C. Executing D. Planning B - Verifying...
by Housam Bassal
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Project Boundary
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Re: Project Boundary

- Project boundary is defined as a point in time at which the start or completion of the project or project phase is authorized. - Business case is handled outside project boundary. - Project team can help in defining project charter but the activity will be outside project boundary definition. - Ap...
by Housam Bassal
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Project Boundary
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Re: Project Boundary

A project boundary is defined as the point in time that a project or project phase is authorized to its completion. (PMBOK, P:424).

This is the definition of project boundary, Manish could you please elaborate on that?
by Housam Bassal
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Project Team members record the time spend on different activities during the day
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Project Team members record the time spend on different activities during the day

You have your project team members record the time they spend on different activities during the day such as: programming, electrical, HVAC, etc. This is an example of a tool and technique in what process? A. Manage Communications B. Direct and Manage Project Work C. Monitor and Control Project Work...
by Housam Bassal
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Confront the project manager before report to the appropriate managemnt
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Confront the project manager before report to the appropriate managemnt

A co-worker mentions that another project manager regularly takes certain project resources to expensive dinners and expenses it to the company. However, this project manager does not recognize or reward the contributions of any other project resources. What should you do? A. Do nothing. B. Confront...
by Housam Bassal
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Cancel project Vs. Terminate project
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Cancel project Vs. Terminate project

Manish,

could you please elaborate on the difference between cancel project and terminate project? :roll:
by Housam Bassal
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: What do you do?
Replies: 1
Views: 381

What do you do?

Your company will receive a large bonus payment for completing a customer's project by a certain date. However, as the project manager, you know the project will complete approximately 2 weeks after that date as it is currently scheduled. Your manager is insisting that you to do whatever it takes to...
by Housam Bassal
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Code of ethic rules Vs. forign country rules
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Code of ethic rules Vs. forign country rules

You are an expatriate working in a foreign country and have been asked to offer a cash payment gift to the procurement manager at a company you are bidding on work for. How BEST should you interpret this request? A. Agree to provide the cash payment because the procurement manager controls whether y...
by Housam Bassal
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Lead & lag Vs. non-working days
Replies: 1
Views: 374

Lead & lag Vs. non-working days

In a project, Activity A has a duration of 4 days and begins on the morning of Monday the 4th. The successor Activity, B, has a Finish-to-Start (FS) relationship with A. The Finish-to-Start relationship has 2 days of lag, and Activity B has a duration of 3 days. If Saturday and Sunday are non workin...
by Housam Bassal
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Operation Vs. Project
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: Operation Vs. Project

Thank you , actually, I went through them, and I was not convince , that why I put the question again. :D
by Housam Bassal
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Operation Vs. Project
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Operation Vs. Project

A manager asks you to evaluate four new projects that he has suggested for next year. You review the projects and notice that one is not really a project, but more an operational task. Which of these is not a project? A. Change the product to enable increased consumer usage B. Manage a set of people...
by Housam Bassal
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Unauthorized scope change
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Unauthorized scope change

You are managing a medium sized construction project, and are reviewing some invoices from the electrical contractor. You see that materials not required for your project have been included on the invoice. After making a few phone calls it becomes clear that one of your project resources asked one o...
by Housam Bassal
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Cost reimbursable Vs. Time & material
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Cost reimbursable Vs. Time & material

As the Work is not well defined, and PM expected a lot of changes to happened during the course of project, hence the best contract type will be cost reimbursable .
by Housam Bassal
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Cost reimbursable Vs. Time & material
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Cost reimbursable Vs. Time & material

If you are working on a project with constantly changing scope, which contract type would work best when hiring an outside vendor to complete a portion of the work? A. Cost reimbursable B. Lump sum C. Time and material D. Fixed price C - The Time and Material (T&M) contract will allow the contra...
by Housam Bassal
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Q- Close group
Replies: 2
Views: 974

Re: Q- Close group

The first step in close project/phase is to confirm the work done to requirements, which it reflected in option D , hence the correct option is D When closing the project, the project manager reviews all prior information from the previous phase closures to ensure that all project work is completed ...
by Housam Bassal
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Team management Q
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

Re: Team management Q

I think to answer this question, we can easily eliminate A, D options, and as question is talking about record raw data using PMIS then the correct option is B.
by Housam Bassal
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Expert Judgment
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: Expert Judgment

it is from Edu HubSpot , however just have the question without answer and justification.
by Housam Bassal
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: 100 % rule
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: 100 % rule

Definitely , all of them are using WBS, I just came through it, and just want to confirm with you.(I don't have answer, and justification) :D
by Housam Bassal
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: PMIS
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

Re: PMIS

Both Project Records, and leasson learned are not tools, so both options B, C are not correct. Configuration management system is subsystem of Project Management information system. I think the correct answer should be D , as its more specific than option A. The project management information system...
by Housam Bassal
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: record management system
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: record management system

I think the correct option is D, as negotiation process is a process and not a record, Record Management system is for index and archive the records of procurement .
by Housam Bassal
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Question on termination
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: Question on termination

Here , we are talking about terminating the project, and not terminating the contract, hence the first three options are not correct, and logic step is to check the project closure guideline in OPA (Start the project closure process). I will choose option D, also I don’t agree to the word Validate i...
by Housam Bassal
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: before closing the project
Replies: 1
Views: 377

before closing the project

A project manager has made the final delivery to the customer and the team is in the process of completing administrative and contract closure. The team has also completed the final version of lesson learned in the corporate database. Which of the following is a critical activity that the project ma...
by Housam Bassal
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: PMP® Mock Exams Open Questions
Topic: Scordo Exam 12 - Q47
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

Re: Scordo Exam 12 - Q47

I think also the correct option is D, my approach is are four statements are correct, however all first three statements(A,B,C) are related to releasing project resources, the last statement (D) is not related to releasing project resources.
by Housam Bassal
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Oliver 175 PMP Questions
Topic: Oliver 175 - 79th Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1306

Re: Oliver 175 - 79th Question

Thanks Manish, very clear explanation :D .
by Housam Bassal
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Need answer for few questions
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Re: Need answer for few questions

Constructive changes: These changes occur when the buyer, through actions or inactions, gets in the seller's way of performing the work according to the contract. This can include ; 1- Over-inspection 2- Failing to cooperate 3- The buyer can also cause the seller to file a claim for damages if the b...
by Housam Bassal
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Question on Project Budget
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Question on Project Budget

Correct answer is D. Maria Work is a project management effort, which is part of cost baseline, which is part of project costs/project budgets A project budget includes all the funds authorized to execute the project. The cost baseline is the approved version of the time-phased project budget, but e...
by Housam Bassal
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Question on EVM
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Re: Question on EVM

The key word is project post Morton, that’s mean the project has terminated.
SPI less than one, mean behind schedule.
CPI = 1, mean on budget
The correct answer is d.
by Housam Bassal
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Expert Judgment
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Expert Judgment

You are bidding for a contract, however, you are not clear on one of the critical components of the Request for Proposal (RFP). Internally, you discussed this with the team and found out that you have to get outside help to give a response to the proposal, specifically on how to estimate for that cr...

Go to advanced search