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by umeshbww
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Decision Tree
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Decision Tree

Under which of the following scenarios would you not use a Decision tree? A. When some future scenarios are unknown. B. When you need to look at the implications of not choosing certain alternatives. C. When the future scenarios are known. D. When the outcomes of some of the actions are uncertain. A...
by umeshbww
Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: iZenbridge Assessment
Replies: 1
Views: 556

iZenbridge Assessment

Saket - I would like to suggest tip on improving Assessment area on Quampus. Recently I been trying to go back at my previous attempts to note down mistakes I performed. It is quite annoying to go through all 50 Questions of each attempt to find out 2-3 marked wrong answered Questions. It would have...
by umeshbww
Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: EVM Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

EVM Question

Mark is in execution phase of the road construction project in a town which has total duration of 12 months and work effort evenly distributed. 3 months down the line during the execution phase mark realizes that there is a change in local law which demands sound proof fencing of the road passing ne...
by umeshbww
Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: EAC Question
Replies: 2
Views: 656

EAC Question

You are managing a project for which initial cost baseline is $300,000. Your project has suffered many fluctuations in cost and schedule estimates and the initial planned values are no more valid and already spent $200,000 for the work worth $250,000 with the CPI as 0.6 till now. You, with the help ...
by umeshbww
Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Business Case vs Business Need
Replies: 9
Views: 3261

Re: Business Case vs Business Need

Narsi - You selected right option. (Business need is not right) Business need and cost benefit analysis makes business case. Normally - organizations identify business need with help of experts which is forwarded to business analyst who performs cost-benefit analysis. Based on cost-benefit analysis ...
by umeshbww
Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Quality Control
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: Quality Control

Sachin - First thing you do after lesson learned is to document them . It is another thing what you do with them after documentation. After documentation - you may publish in corporate newsletter / make some changes to current project plans or update project documents based on learned lesson. But do...
by umeshbww
Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project priority
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

Re: Project priority

Project Managers or Sponsor does not make sense. Because every project manager consider his project as priority because he is held responsible to meet project objectives. Sponsor mostly communicate with project managers for project progress and provide resources. I doubt he would set priorities for ...
by umeshbww
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Personnel Assessment/ Team Performance / Project Performance
Replies: 1
Views: 690

Personnel Assessment/ Team Performance / Project Performance

I get confuse with this 3 terminology :

Personnel Assessment
Team Performance Assessment
Project Performance Assessment

Can anyone shed more light on this and point out difference please.
by umeshbww
Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project priority
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

Project priority

In a matrix organization - if a project team member is working on multiple projects under different project managers and all this projects are sponsored by same Sponsor and managed by common Program Manager. Who will be responsible to set priorities for this member as per projects. Project Managers ...
by umeshbww
Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED PMP !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

Re: SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED PMP !!!

Congrats. I like to hear/read motivational stuff. I may chime something - Yes you may never be ready completely for everything. Imagine you have car parked in garage but problem is you have told yourself you will take your car out for drive when all signals turn green. Honestly - you won't really kn...
by umeshbww
Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Quality Control
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: Quality Control

I will go with 1. Document them and make them part of the historical database for the project and the performing organization. 2. Discuss them with management and make sure that they remain otherwise confidential (whole purpose of lesson learned to make it available for future use - not keep it conf...
by umeshbww
Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Nikhil Agarwal is now Nikhil Agarwal, PMP
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

Re: Nikhil Agarwal is now Nikhil Agarwal, PMP

congrats - please kindly share your Lesson Learned asap :D
by umeshbww
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Scope Management
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: Scope Management

Celina - Requirement management plan is crucial input for Collect Requirement process. Requirement management plan guides process of Collect Requirement. It describes how requirements will be collected, analyzed and documented/ managed/ tracked / reported. Requirement management plan is planning par...
by umeshbww
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PMP Lite Question
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: PMP Lite Question

The project management team is right answer (read PMBOK pg 256)

Professional and ethical behavior : The project management team should be aware of, subscribe to, and ensure that all team members follow professional and ethical behavior.
by umeshbww
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project Integration
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: Project Integration

Thank you Saket. :D
by umeshbww
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PMP Question
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Re: PMP Question

Arpit - as we discussed Rita's process chart : http://forum.izenbridge.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1373 planning is always in set order. :D If you follow Rita's chart - you would get your answer. Definitely D option Create the preliminary scope statement As pointed out by Saket - I followed same str...
by umeshbww
Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Risk Question
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: Risk Question

I will go with D. Notify the Stakeholders (because it includes sponsor also; what if project risks are already identified - sponsor is best person to get back first - then followed by option C)
by umeshbww
Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project Integration
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Project Integration

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by umeshbww
Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Rita's Process Chart
Replies: 1
Views: 5129

Rita's Process Chart

Has anyone found this chart to be useful; has anyone tried memorizing this chart and created or planning to create brain dump in exam? What are your comments about it?

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by umeshbww
Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:37 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Lesson Learned are BEST completed by
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

Re: Lesson Learned are BEST completed by

Source Rita 8th Edition Chapter Project Management Framework pg 46 (This is the only question I got wrong out 25) Answer is D. Stakeholders. Explanation : The best answer is stakeholders, as their input is critical for collecting all the lessons learned on each project. The term "stakeholders&q...
by umeshbww
Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Some PMP General questions for starter
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Re: Some PMP General questions for starter

About Brain dump : Let's say you're at restaurant - waiter brings menu; you read it and place order. Waiter takes menu from you. Now you want to order something more - you would refer back to menu rather than trying to remember what else was on menu. I personally thinks it may or may not help in rem...
by umeshbww
Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Lesson Learned are BEST completed by
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

Lesson Learned are BEST completed by

a.Project Manager
b.Project Team
c.Sponsor
d.Stakeholders
by umeshbww
Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Types of Contract
Replies: 0
Views: 591

Types of Contract

Is there any post about types of Contract with number examples for good understanding? I really liked the way Saket explained here : A project is contracted as a Cost-Plus-Incentive-Fee (CPIF) type of contract. The project is negotiated such that if the final costs are less than expected costs, the ...
by umeshbww
Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Does every project will have 47 processes
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: Does every project will have 47 processes

We tailor them depending on project need. Some projects may have less than 47 processes or more than 47 processes throughout the life cycle of project.

Read PMBOK pg 2 : Purpose of the PMBOK guide.
by umeshbww
Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PMBOK v5 Processes flow
Replies: 0
Views: 473

PMBOK v5 Processes flow

Initiating : http://i58.tinypic.com/2i6f0y1.jpg Planning : http://i57.tinypic.com/jz9pis.jpg Executing : http://i61.tinypic.com/j7zub8.jpg M&C : http://i61.tinypic.com/aewq49.jpg Closing : http://i58.tinypic.com/2znzmro.jpg
by umeshbww
Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Communication Channel
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: Communication Channel

I am not sure why this question is confusing in sense to add PM or not.

Question explicitly mentions 10 engineers report to you :) which suggests PM is not counted.
by umeshbww
Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PMP Question
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: PMP Question

Question point towards Iterative PMBOK Pg 45 - Project phases (also called iterations). In Iterative : planning of next iteration is carried out as work progresses on the current iteration's scope and deliverable Iterative phases can be performed in overlapping or sequential. Question suggests overl...
by umeshbww
Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Test question
Replies: 12
Views: 1183

Re: Test question

Answer is Validate Scope.
Based on practice questions so far - I have reazlied first or more sentences always included to confuse people - Asking part of Q is always defined in last sentence.

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by umeshbww
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: What is Schedule Variance (SV) ?
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: What is Schedule Variance (SV) ?

Saket - I think PMBOK describes it very well.

Becoz PMBOK is document for passing PMP Exam :)
by umeshbww
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Prometric Test Centre for PMP Exam
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: Prometric Test Centre for PMP Exam

Thanks Namita for input :)
by umeshbww
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Question on change?
Replies: 6
Views: 1174

Re: Question on change?

I will choose option 2. Incomplete project management plans

Project Charter is high level documents and don't have detailed deliverables or schedule baseline.

Although incomplete scope management plan can also have ripple effect in changing deliverables and schedule baselines.
by umeshbww
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Question
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Re: Question

This question is quite confusing : Product analysis is using analytical technique to DEFINE (not decompose) project objectives/scope. coming on to 2nd part : The project objectives can be adjusted based on the ________.   1. project team members' professional responsibility 2. organization's in-hous...
by umeshbww
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Question on EVM
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: Question on EVM

I will select option 3 : (but question should say least considered) Project was already selected and committed by your organization/sponsor based on opportunity cost etc. Question only gives inputs work data; not information. To understand project performance - we need to calculate work information ...
by umeshbww
Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: PMP done and dusted.
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: PMP done and dusted.

How did you get access to FasTrack?
by umeshbww
Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Yesterday. I cleared my PMP.
Replies: 9
Views: 1913

Re: Yesterday. I cleared my PMP.

Sunku - how did you get access to FasTrack?
by umeshbww
Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: user stories quampus question
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

Re: user stories quampus question

iZenbridge
by umeshbww
Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Prometric Test Centre for PMP Exam
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Prometric Test Centre for PMP Exam

I have taken atleast 6 exams at Prometric Test Centers (only one exam was 4 hours long) in US/India with 100% pass record on all exams. Also I have realized US centers are more casual compared to India centers in terms of strictness on every small things. Plus - I can definitely control my bladder f...
by umeshbww
Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Thanks a Million, I cleared PMP Certification Examination
Replies: 9
Views: 1970

Re: Thanks a Million, I cleared PMP Certification Examinatio

Sudhanshu - Thanks for LL. You mentioned about Soft Calculator (my guess is inbuilt calculator application in Test Exam PC).

Is it something you're handed during start of exam or it is incorporated software in Test Exam PC.
by umeshbww
Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: user stories quampus question
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

Re: user stories quampus question

Answer is Facilitated workshops PMBOK5, Page 114, 5.2.2.3 During interviews specific questions are asked and responses are recorded, whereas in Questionnaires and surveys, pre written questions are circulated among group of people for quick turnaround time, Observations is on job shadowing process w...
by umeshbww
Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Scope Management
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Re: Scope Management

D. Templates is not at all possible option because template is Input not tool. He goes to his organizational process asset library and finds a WBS from a past project to use as a jumping off point. This statement Only serve purpose of confusing. Create WBS process only has only 2 tools : Decomposit...
by umeshbww
Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Question
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Re: Question

A.When defining the project scope Before you define project scope - you need to collect requirements from Stakeholders(Sponsor/Customers etc); Stakeholder Register (output of Stakeholder analysis tool in Identify Stakeholders) acts as input for collecting requirements B.When developing the project c...
by umeshbww
Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: stakeholder management plan
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

Re: stakeholder management plan

Escalation process is not included in Stakeholder Management plan (which could be reason both plans are included in Manage Stakeholder Engagement)
by umeshbww
Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Getting grip on ITTO
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Getting grip on ITTO

Remembering all 47 processes from PMBOK is not issue - I am able to put all 47 processes on paper in just few minutes. It is ITTO which is my main concern now. I think once I master ITTO; 50-60% of battle to capture PMBOK won automatically. I know everyone says understand processes/concepts and try ...
by umeshbww
Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Best methodology to remember Inputs/Outputs/Tools & Tech
Replies: 6
Views: 3123

Re: Best methodology to remember Inputs/Outputs/Tools & Tech

Namita - I am facing same situation. Remembering all processes is not issue - I am able to put processes on paper in just few minutes. It is ITTO which is my main concern now. I think once I master ITTO; 50-60% of battle to capture PMBOK won automatically. I know everyone says understand processes/c...
by umeshbww
Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Question on Project Closure:
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Re: Question on Project Closure:

Question mentioned Last thing in Closing Phase. PMBOK pg 58
You follow sequences in Closing phase in this order. D -> A -> C -> B

Right answer is B. Releasing project resources working on the project

Note : D. Accepting deliverables is output of Monitor and Control process group
by umeshbww
Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PMP Mock Test
Replies: 2
Views: 655

Re: PMP Mock Test

Arpit - 1. PMStudy website offers 1 free exam - but it has daily user limits (http://www.pmstudy.com/enroll.asp#PMP) 3. Andy Crowe - If you google it - you should find it. 4. Head First PMP book is good for understanding concepts and processes (explained in simple language with examples). If you loo...
by umeshbww
Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: Questions about Our classes, Online Classes, Webinars, Booking, Payment etc.
Topic: PMP Payment
Replies: 6
Views: 2257

Re: PMP Payment

I think October target should be fair enough. :)
by umeshbww
Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: Questions about Our classes, Online Classes, Webinars, Booking, Payment etc.
Topic: PMP Payment
Replies: 6
Views: 2257

Re: PMP Payment

Received PMI Eligibility ID without audit :D
by umeshbww
Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:56 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Estimate Cost Tool
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Re: Estimate Cost Tool

Thanks for reply - Book mentions it as Analogous Estimating (with explanation) - confused me.
by umeshbww
Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Estimate Cost Tool
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Estimate Cost Tool

PM sits down with the contractor who did similar work and asks him to help how much project will cost. He takes a look at her equipment and specs; tells her what she can afford to do with budget she has. Which tool/technique did PM use to estimate project cost? Analogous Estimating or Expert Judgeme...

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