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by pmp_learner
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:12 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

Hi Kushal,
I don't think they made any changes to the PMBOK 5 contents.. They just updated the exam, where emphasis was given on a few topics.. These topics are covered in Saket's video.
https://youtu.be/w7bSFzIIVLw
Hope this helps.
Regards
Kavita
by pmp_learner
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Critical Path
Replies: 9
Views: 135

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? - Is my understanding (I have explained and highlighted in the above p...
by pmp_learner
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Critical Path
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: Critical Path

Hi Guys, I skimmed through the section 6.6.2.2 from PMBOK on Critical path.. Initially when I chose "option 4 - Start and finish dates of the activities are fixed! " for the qsn given in the forum thread, my understanding was that Critical Path has "Zero Float". Here is an eye op...
by pmp_learner
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Critical Path
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: Critical Path

Agree with you both Niraj and Nazrul,
In my opinion also Option 4 should be the right answer.
What is the source of the question and what explanation was given for Option 1 ?

- Kavita
by pmp_learner
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Contingency reserve tricky question.
Replies: 11
Views: 178

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, wher...
by pmp_learner
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:37 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 Kushal, To answer your following query ±+++++++ Are you solving this on quampus? if yes i dont see any such test here. Also one qq I enrolled for PMP membership and got PMBOK 5 and 6. Will PMBOK which i downloaded will have this changes? ±+++++++ If you filter the assessment tests by "mixed ...
by pmp_learner
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:21 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,
Thanks for your response.. Yes I have gone through those videos.. But it's been a while.. Let me go through them again today and I will let you know.
Regards
Kavita
by pmp_learner
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Questions based on changes post 11 Jan 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 144

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 cours...
by pmp_learner
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Looking for a Study partner for PMP
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: Looking for a Study partner for PMP

Hi Achintya,
Sent you an email.
Thanks
Kavita
by pmp_learner
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Change Management procedure
Replies: 9
Views: 158

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 a...
by pmp_learner
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Plan Risk Mangement Mock Test
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Plan Risk Mangement Mock Test

You are absolutely right Nazrulq.. After posting the response, I have also been thinking that fallback doesn't seem right choice.. There is no mention of that planned risk response wasn't effective or needed another plan to response risk.
Thanks for pointing that out.
by pmp_learner
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Change Management procedure
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: Change Management procedure

Hi Nazrulq, Regarding approved by CCB and sponsor, I agree with you. That also could be the case/ process to follow. However I would think it would really depend how the change control procedures are defined in your change management/Project Management Plan. Even schedule and cost changes can be app...
by pmp_learner
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: How phase to phase relationship can impact the project completion?
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: How phase to phase relationship can impact the project completion?

Hi Seema, Thanks for posting this question. I will go for Option C C. Phase to phase relation will have maximum impact Schedule Management plan. The relationship will influence the scheduling tool and the methodology in developing Schedule network diagram. It will also influence the schedule compres...
by pmp_learner
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Plan Risk Mangement Mock Test
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Plan Risk Mangement Mock Test

Ans: Fallback Plan


Where did you find this question.. what was the answer given. Can you please share the answer ( along with explanation) if different than the above.
Thanks
by pmp_learner
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Change Management procedure
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: Change Management procedure

Hi Kushal, In the scenario you mentioned, PM has just looked at the request and identified that this request was not included in scope. There is no mention of that change request has been submitted and analyzed against other parameters in integrated change control. There could be just an initial ass...
by pmp_learner
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Communication Channel
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Communication Channel

Hi Nazrulq, What is the correct answer given.. If I have to choose, I will go for A - 55 communication channel. To me This question clearly says You are managing a team of 10 people .. so PM + Team Communication channel = n(n-1)/2 = (11 * 10)/2 = 55 I think unless stated clearly in the question ( al...
by pmp_learner
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:30 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

This is great news. Congratulations Saket !!!
by pmp_learner
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Resisting to Supportive stakeholders
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Resisting to Supportive stakeholders

Ok got you. Thanks Manish
by pmp_learner
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:23 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 to...
by pmp_learner
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Resisting to Supportive stakeholders
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Resisting to Supportive stakeholders

Hi Manish, I also chose C, as that seemed best fit to me. However correct answer given was D. No explanation was given. I am not really sure about the authenticity of the qsn. Found this question on youTube.. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmPRi8A6uUg That's why wanted to share wi...
by pmp_learner
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Quantitative Risk Analysis
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Quantitative Risk Analysis

Hi Komal, Not sure if you have seen saket's video on EMV.. I think its very good. Find below the link in case you don't have it handy. Its really easy to follow and hopefully will help you in understanding the concept: - EMV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz5iWjOP2Hk - Monte Carlo simulation : Mon...
by pmp_learner
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Resisting to Supportive stakeholders
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Resisting to Supportive stakeholders

Hi Kushal, You are right. Option D was given as correct answer. D. Transfer these stakeholders to the project supporters group but continue with the defined resisting stakeholder management strategy with these stakeholders. However I would like to discuss the following and appreciate all experts opi...
by pmp_learner
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Conflict Resoluion Qns
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Conflict Resoluion Qns

Hi Kushal,
Memo is a written note.. in this case I think they are talking about Team leader issuing a formal written warning to team member.. This will not be the first /Best option to choose as conflict resolution technique.

Hope this helps.
Regards
Kavita
by pmp_learner
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Resisting to Supportive stakeholders
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Resisting to Supportive stakeholders

Found one interesting question on stakeholder management plan.. Thought of sharing with you . Please answer and also explain the rational behind. Would appreciate a response from Manish /Saket as well...: Qsn : Gordon is managing the development of an healthcare management system. There are about 24...
by pmp_learner
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Conflict Resoluion Qns
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Conflict Resoluion Qns

Hi, Please find below the question I found online. I made a correct choice. But would like to share the reasoning behind choosing the answer and get your opinion on that as well: Qsn: While talking to one of your team leader, you discovered that he was in constant criticism from a team member about ...
by pmp_learner
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Looking for a Study partner for PMP
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: Looking for a Study partner for PMP

Hi Neeraj,
Thanks for showing interest. I have sent you a test email at nirajsys@gmail.com .
We can connect from there.
Guys please share your email, so we can talk about study plan.
Thanks
Kavita
by pmp_learner
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Looking for a Study partner for PMP
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: Looking for a Study partner for PMP

Hi Fs_Vd & Vid, I am also planning to write exam in the beginning of Nov (haven't booked the one yet).. I am not on study pal.. but can connect via email or hangout.. Do let me know how does that sound. I have gone through the izenbridge course atleast once.. Rita after chapter questions, some o...
by pmp_learner
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: How to ensure proper elaboration of requirements from Requirement Document to Project Scope Statement?
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: How to ensure proper elaboration of requirements from Requirement Document to Project Scope Statement?

Hi Seema, Thanks for posting this question. I would go for option C: c. Check these raised requirements from Requirement Document and also the status & relationship between these requirements from Business Requirements to Requirement Documents and Project Scope Statement. Correct : This is the n...
by pmp_learner
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: contingency reserve
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Re: contingency reserve

Hi Manish, Thanks for your response. Still bit confused about the correct answer for this and if the CR is really needed to use contingency reserve in the given scenario when Identified risk has occurred. Please take a look at the few points I have noted from Rita 8th edition: In Rita page 262, Cost...
by pmp_learner
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Direct vs Indirect cost
Replies: 1
Views: 83

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 relat...
by pmp_learner
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: How to process changes during an initial stage of the project?
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: How to process changes during an initial stage of the project?

Very well explained and justified. Thanks Saket for making this video. That helped in clarifying the question, reasoning behind making the correct choice, Also really good explanation on why other options are not correct.. I really like the expression "Project Manager in Hurry".. I believe...
by pmp_learner
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:09 am
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 implemen...
by pmp_learner
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:16 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 boo...
by pmp_learner
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: How to process changes during an initial stage of the project?
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: How to process changes during an initial stage of the project?

Hi Saket & Soniya, Thanks for posting this interesting question. To me the best choice is B. B. Incorporate suggested information in stakeholder list and resend the revised version to all stakeholders for their review. My Rational behind this choice: - Based on the information provided in the qu...
by pmp_learner
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: contingency reserve
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Re: contingency reserve

Hi Saket, Thanks for your response and clarification. That makes sense. Sorry I don't have as such question along with possible options related to this. When browsing questions asked at forum, I found someone had the below query: "An activity will be delay because an identified risk has occurre...
by pmp_learner
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: contingency reserve
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Re: contingency reserve

Sorry a little more clarification on my previous note.. Cost baseline includes : All project estimates + Contingency Reserves Risk response is using the money from contingency reserve (already a part of approved cost baseline and is in access of PM. PM should not need permission from Sr Mgmt to use ...
by pmp_learner
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: contingency reserve
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Re: contingency reserve

Hi Neeraj, Thanks for your response. I am not clear how this would have an impact on cost baseline. Risk response is using the money from contingency reserve (already a part of approved project budget and is in access of PM. PM should not need permission from Sr Mgmt to use the contingency reserves ...
by pmp_learner
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: contingency reserve
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Re: contingency reserve

Hi Manish, I am not sure why CR is needed here. +++++++++++++ Qsn: An activity will be delay because an identified risk has occurred. PM find contingency reserve is available. Does PM need to go through change control board or he can approved this change ? Your response: Yes if PM is utilizing the c...
by pmp_learner
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Stakeholder Register
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Stakeholder Register

Stakeholder Management Plan uses the Stakeholder Engagement Assessment metrics as a tool & technique to assess the current and desired level engagement state of stakeholders. That's why it becomes a sensitive document. To me depending on what information is stored in Stakeholder Management Plan ...
by pmp_learner
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Make or Buy Analysis
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Make or Buy Analysis

To me the following question: "A project manager is faced with a make or buy decision. A certain software module would cost $50000 to develop in house and $30000 a month to maintain. A vendor can offer at a charge of $50 per user and company expects 1000 users per month. In addition the vendor ...
by pmp_learner
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project Time Management
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Project Time Management

Hi Pawan,
which presentation you are referring to.. izenbridge's time management?
Thanks
by pmp_learner
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Clarification on Leadership & Management styles
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Clarification on Leadership & Management styles

Hi, Just wondering if you can help me in understanding the differences between the following leadership styles. If you can provide some examples that would help : 1) Difference between "Directing" and "Driver" 2) Difference between "Consultative" and "Democratic or...
by pmp_learner
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Process Group wise
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Process Group wise

Congratulation for passing the exam !!!!
Please share delegates tips, your journey to pass PMP and any suggestions/recommendations for future exam takers if you can.
Thanks & All the very best.
by pmp_learner
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Clarification on OBS and WBS
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Clarification on OBS and WBS

Hi, Please ignore this question. Found the details on OBS in PMBOK, page 261. Per PMBOK: "While the WBS shows a breakdown of project deliverables, the organizational breakdown structure (OBS) is arranged according to an organization’s existing departments, units, or teams with the project activ...
by pmp_learner
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project Time Management
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Project Time Management

I am not sure if I understand your question correctly and how far you are with your PMP study. But I am guessing that you want to know how come Schedule Management Plan is an Input (or feeds in) to Project Management Plan. Project planning is an iterative process. Schedule management plan is one of ...
by pmp_learner
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Human Resource MGMT Query on Formal vs On Job Training
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Human Resource MGMT Query on Formal vs On Job Training

Hi, I came across another question while doing assessment test for HR mgmt. Qsn: You are managing a software development project. Your project has been assigned with few inexperienced which are not able to perform their work as per the plan. You don’t have so much time available to recommend formal ...
by pmp_learner
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PMP Q&A clarification
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: PMP Q&A clarification

Hi, For the question below: Q: The deliverable as well as the schedule baselines of your project have been changed three times. Which of the following is MOST LIKELY the cause of the changes? 1. The lack of clear instructions from project sponsor 2. Incomplete project management plans 3. The lack of...
by pmp_learner
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Clarification on OBS and WBS
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Clarification on OBS and WBS

Hi, While doing assessment test for human resource management KA, I came across the following question: Qsn: Out of the following, what is the BEST way to show at a glance, all the work packages or project activities assigned to an organizational unit? Options: A) Organizational Breakdown Structure ...
by pmp_learner
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Expert Judgment
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Expert Judgment

Hi Manish, Looking at the question and given options, I also think Option C is the right answer, as Seller is not clear about one of the component. However, I have one follow up question on that, and looking for your advise on that. When a company sends RFP to sellers, I believe that they (Sellers) ...
by pmp_learner
Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Follow up Query on Control Risks Process inputs
Replies: 1
Views: 316

Follow up Query on Control Risks Process inputs

Hi Saket, First of all I would like to wish you a Very Happy New Year. Thanks for today's hangout session on Cost and Risk MGMT. It was very useful. I have a query on the Control Risks Process inputs. Per PMBOK (page 349, section 11.6, Figure 11-20) following are the inputs to Control Risk Process: ...

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