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by manishpn
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: PMP cleared on 7th Oct 2015 !
Replies: 7
Views: 3205

Re: PMP cleared on 7th Oct 2015 !

congratulations and wish you better luck in career with PMP certification
by manishpn
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Multiple change requests and project charter updates
Replies: 8
Views: 2004

Re: Multiple change requests and project charter updates

Hi vivek , project charter is only one for a project which is aligned wit project business case. however for long multiphased project there could be change in market conditions, dynamics within organization and hence there is relook/confirmation if business case is still valid at the start of each p...
by manishpn
Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Oliver 175 PMP Questions
Topic: Oliver 175 - 44th Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

Re: Quality Mgmt. Question

yes you can
by manishpn
Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Multiple change requests and project charter updates
Replies: 8
Views: 2004

Re: Multiple change requests and project charter updates

Thats not true. there can be changes in project charter as long as business case for the project is not completely changed or extremely diluted, else you will end up reevaluating the business case and re- prioritize project/end project and start new one etc. For large multi-phased complex project th...
by manishpn
Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PMP query
Replies: 2
Views: 1283

Re: PMP query

see image
by manishpn
Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Procurement Management Question
Replies: 12
Views: 3663

Re: Procurement Management Question

Explanation - Procurement documents are used to solicit proposals from prospective sellers. A request for information is generally used by the buyer to have potential sellers propose various pieces of information related to a product, service, or result or to a seller capability. It matches with my...
by manishpn
Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Human Resource Management
Replies: 9
Views: 2184

Re: Human Resource Management

creating a team meeting room for the project is example of collocation.

collocation is just one of (not the only one) the tools to develop project
by manishpn
Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Procurement Management Question
Replies: 12
Views: 3663

Re: Procurement Management Question

I thought it is RFI. The question asks that which of these do NOT solicit offer from the seller. RFI solicits a general information about the seller, so that the buyer can judge seller's overall capability and capacity to deliver the desired result. It does NOT solicit an offer or quotation. It is j...
by manishpn
Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Roles and Responsibilities
Replies: 7
Views: 2556

Re: Roles and Responsibilities

Yes your understanding is correct , but most of time RACI matrix will be part of HR management plan rather than a separate project document.
by manishpn
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Roles and Responsibilities
Replies: 7
Views: 2556

Re: Roles and Responsibilities

Hi Vivek, RACI is one way of showing roles and responsibilities in project, there are other ways as well. As I mentioned based on which approach project preferes, RACI or ay other that will be part of HR management plan. Initial version of HR management plan may not have all project team member name...
by manishpn
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Procurement Management Question - 3
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Re: Procurement Management Question - 3

i think the PRINCIPAL purpose is to provide an quality assurance to buyer. primary purpose can not be option C , technically both A and C are concepts of warranty but since questions asks for principal reason I will go with A.

any other views can help
by manishpn
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project Charter Question - Initiation
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

Re: Project Charter Question - Initiation

Hi Bhuvan this should be simple, please make an attempt :)
by manishpn
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Procurement Management Question - 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

Re: Procurement Management Question - 2

Hi vivek, i have not seen such questions for PMP as this is too detailed on contractual terms and conditions but I can provide you with explanation based on what i have seen in contracts Breach of contract - are broadly of 2 types material and non material breach - material is where buyer has to bea...
by manishpn
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Procurement Management Question
Replies: 12
Views: 3663

Re: Procurement Management Question

Hi vivek, It should be invitation for negotiation, it is an invite letter and its sent from buyer (usually sent towards end phase of finalizing a seller, after RFP and Due diligence is complete) and there is no response expected from potential seller expect yes or no to participate in negotiation. A...
by manishpn
Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:10 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Not able to attach Image for a question to post
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Re: Not able to attach Image for a question to post

check for size of the image there is some restriction i think on size
by manishpn
Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Roles and Responsibilities
Replies: 7
Views: 2556

Re: Roles and Responsibilities

Hi Vivek,

although its one of the T and T, RACI Matrix if used by project to define roles and responsibilities in project, will be part of Human resource management plan.
So technically your answer is also correct.

As long as concept is clear it should help.
by manishpn
Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:55 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Closing Question - Exam Central
Replies: 4
Views: 1396

Re: Closing Question - Exam Central

Hi Thiru, i think again we might have to go with elimination although there is not specific sequence mandated by PMBOK, its widely discussed and agreed that it starts with customer accepting deliverable, and releasing final set of resource is one of the last steps. will try to explain to best of my ...
by manishpn
Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:35 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Procurement Question - Exam Central
Replies: 3
Views: 1207

Re: Procurement Question - Exam Central

This is very open ended question it depends on which stage of project you are in, such questions are rare in exam
by manishpn
Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: RITA CHAPTER WISE QUESTIONS - COST Q21
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Re: RITA CHAPTER WISE QUESTIONS - COST Q21

if you do elimination option B is correct.
Estimation should be stated means how projects estimation will be declared/reported - including level or accuracy, which currency etc.
by manishpn
Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: RITA CHAPTER WISE QUESTIONS - COST Q4
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

Re: RITA CHAPTER WISE QUESTIONS - COST Q4

option D does not seem to inline with the explanation provided. Information on Risk can actually cause your estimate to be higher or lower based on what kind of risk. but I would expect that PM would have already done risk analysis to derive risk reserve. However give the options D seems to be most ...
by manishpn
Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Work Performance Data vs. Work Performance Information
Replies: 2
Views: 944

Re: Work Performance Data vs. Work Performance Information

yes debatable language of question is confusing.

raw performance is WPD however derived/calculated estimates are WPI

Question may have meant the initial measures and not the calculated information.. thats the only explaination of answer provided.
by manishpn
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed PMP
Replies: 4
Views: 1918

Re: Passed PMP

congratulations Deepti
by manishpn
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: negotiation not part of conduct procurement
Replies: 4
Views: 1277

Re: negotiation not part of conduct procurement

Control procurement process is primarily focused on formal governance of the work done by vendors as described in the contract. This has to be absolute formal process, what is written in contract has to be respected by all parties. any changes need formal change request. Negotiations is where there ...
by manishpn
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Termination\cancellation of the project
Replies: 6
Views: 6153

Re: Termination\cancellation of the project

There is no need to know from PMP point of view. however to clear your confusion. Starvation and Integration Starvation is where project funding by sponsors stops and project die down its natural death, Sponsors dont pre maturely terminate the project due to political reason. Termination by integrat...
by manishpn
Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: negotiation not part of conduct procurement
Replies: 4
Views: 1277

Re: negotiation not part of conduct procurement

procurement negotiations is T&T for conduct procurement
by manishpn
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Difference between scope and requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 1893

Re: Difference between scope and requirements

Hi Ramlal,

I suggest you go through our videos to get first hand basic understanding on how scope is baselined this will help you clarify all your doubts mentioned in your questions.
I can explain it here but it will be very long explanation :)
by manishpn
Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Top down / bottom up
Replies: 1
Views: 1506

Re: Top down / bottom up

bottom up estimates is where each and every activity related to scope baseline in project is estimated and then summed up to derive total project cost while top down is more of estimation at high level based on some historical information and expert judgement. e.g. if you are building a house , if y...
by manishpn
Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Leadership styles
Replies: 13
Views: 2774

Re: Leadership styles

Hi Vivek, Even in collaborative style, it will be PM's effort to make all the stakeholders collaborate towards the project. The question says that PM himself\herself is expert, still asks opinions but does not suggest any resolutions. On top of it, the PM just sits in the meetings without making any...
by manishpn
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: To Calculate TCPI - Confusion about these two formula
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Re: To Calculate TCPI - Confusion about these two formula

TCPI = (BAC – EV) / (EAC – AC) : Used when original budget i.e. Project estimate has been revised and new project baseline has been derived. Budget can be revised due to several reasons. Usually in the question there will be implied or explicit mention that original budget has been revised or has to...
by manishpn
Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Leadership styles
Replies: 13
Views: 2774

Re: Leadership styles

though its not needed for PMP certification , if you have time and interest you can read 'The Bass Handbook of Leadership: Theory, Research, and Managerial Applications 4th Edition'
by manishpn
Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Leadership styles
Replies: 13
Views: 2774

Re: Leadership styles

shared leadership is recognized style , but its not entirely applicable for this scenario , I have already mentioned in my first response which is best suitable style for this question.


I hope you read response and dont hastily start posting without reading full response.
by manishpn
Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Leadership styles
Replies: 13
Views: 2774

Re: Leadership styles

There is no indication in question that manager is not directly involved in work of team.

Laissez faire is delegative leadership and manager does not even attend meetings unless asked by team.
by manishpn
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Leadership styles
Replies: 13
Views: 2774

Re: Leadership styles

Hi Shantanu lets look at given options. s Laissez-faire> This is delegative leadership, which empowers team members to make decisions and there is little help given by manager which is on request by team Team directed : never heard of this before Collaborative: in this leadership style there is emph...
by manishpn
Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: why-use-bac/cpi
Replies: 15
Views: 4053

Re: why-use-bac/cpi

Hi thiru your understanding and math is right
by manishpn
Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: why-use-bac/cpi
Replies: 15
Views: 4053

Re: why-use-bac/cpi

Hi Atul, I think the confusing part is 'Sofia decides to move two of Diana’s team members into Stacy’s project and reduce Stacy’s team by half' It should be 'Sofia decides to reduce stacy team by half and then move two of Diana’s team members into Stacy’s project' We will rectify it. Hopefully now t...
by manishpn
Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: why-use-bac/cpi
Replies: 15
Views: 4053

Re: why-use-bac/cpi

Good one Shantanu
Given the information revised EAC is BAC/CPI
by manishpn
Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Close project/ phase vs Close procurement processes
Replies: 20
Views: 5550

Re: Close project/ phase vs Close procurement processes

Interesting.. Has Rita provided an explanation for answer that may help
by manishpn
Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Doubts regarding Critical Path related questions in the exam
Replies: 16
Views: 3744

Re: Doubts regarding Critical Path related questions in the

Hi Thiru, Sachin, its duration of 1 week and not 0 weeks, so ES and EF cannot be same..
by manishpn
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: PMP Cleared - Thanks
Replies: 6
Views: 2342

Re: PMP Cleared - Thanks

Hi Sachin,

Congratulations enjoy your moment :)
You have been very active here and hope your questions also helps other aspirants.
by manishpn
Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: A Question on HR Management
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

Re: A Question on HR Management

Coin flipping is a term used when you make some random decision without a solid basis)= or any rational . its not the literal coin flip that we know though coin can be used :) Yes this is term used in PMBOK as well... but PM or any manager rarely use this method, As you would already know confrontin...
by manishpn
Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: my experience with PMP
Replies: 3
Views: 2026

Re: my experience with PMP

Hi Harsha,

Congratulations!!!!
You were quiet disciplined in your approach it paid off.

Br,
Manish
by manishpn
Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Doubts regarding Critical Path related questions in the exam
Replies: 16
Views: 3744

Re: Doubts regarding Critical Path related questions in the

Hi Vivek, Questions can be simple word phrased without an actual SND or it can also be complex like your diagram. You can expect either, however good thing about SND questions is that if you know the concept most of the time you can crack it with confidence (even though it takes some time if its big...
by manishpn
Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Close project/ phase vs Close procurement processes
Replies: 20
Views: 5550

Re: Close project/ phase vs Close procurement processes

Hi Vivek. As mentioned earlier, since procurement closure just does not happen in execution phase ( for e.g you can hire a vendor to help you with planning phase and once that is done you can do close procurement in planning phase itself) I would not go with option #2 as best option. Ofcourse you ca...
by manishpn
Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Close project/ phase vs Close procurement processes
Replies: 20
Views: 5550

Re: Close project/ phase vs Close procurement processes

Hi Ujjal,


I have already told you procurement closure can occur in any phase not just execution, it can occur in planning as well.

Appreciate if you restrain your language read properly read response properly and hope you don't repeat this in future.
by manishpn
Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Close project/ phase vs Close procurement processes
Replies: 20
Views: 5550

Re: Close project/ phase vs Close procurement processes

Hi , Cultivate habit of first understanding what question means and what is best choice from option provided. I would suggest you take pause read explanation provided by us, rather than endless debate with only one restricted point of view, take a holistic view. If you still have doubts read your st...
by manishpn
Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Difference between RFQ, IFB, RFP
Replies: 2
Views: 2055

Re: Difference between RFQ, IFB, RFP

they are usually same and can be used interchangeably .. however in many government based procurement's, for procuring goods (not services) IFB is used more often. RFQ is usually associated with procuring services, However there is no defined rules of when to use what. I always stress that students ...
by manishpn
Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Close project/ phase vs Close procurement processes
Replies: 20
Views: 5550

Re: Close project/ phase vs Close procurement processes

ok now i understand your confusion, read option 2 carefully 2.Close project/ phase happens at project end and Close procurement occurs during execution first of all not ALL procurement closure occurs during execution so that is not the most valid difference not is the best option from answers provid...

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