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by coolpmp69
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Diagramming method and FS and few other qts
Replies: 4
Views: 1357

Re: Diagramming method and FS and few other qts

Answer 1 - Precedence Diagramming Method Answer 2 - "Expert Judgment-Judgment provided based upon expertise in an application area, knowledge area, discipline, industry, etc., as appropriate for the activity being performed. Such expertise may be provided by any group or person with specialized...
by coolpmp69
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: life cycle costing
Replies: 1
Views: 787

Re: life cycle costing

consider ops and maintenance cost in making prj decisions.
by coolpmp69
Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: validate scope
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

Re: validate scope

In validate scope, WPD is used to communicate to the customer about the amount of work done, number of change request raised for product/deliverable for nonconformity, number of testing done etc. In general, remember WPD comes from execution phase and is fed into validate scope process that is in M&...
by coolpmp69
Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: PMP certified on 25th March 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2264

Re: PMP certified on 25th March 2015

@AM1969: It is not mandatory to write on the scratch paper but it is for your own convenience during the exam. In case you decide to go for it then write things/formals/process charts that you think are confusing or hard to remember. Tutorial of 15 mins is more than enough to prepare your mind dump ...
by coolpmp69
Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: bar vs milestone
Replies: 6
Views: 1900

Re: bar vs milestone

Think in terms of what data are going to present your audience. If you are planning to provide a lot of info in the form of bar chart like project activity start date, end date, milestone, duration etc. that is of low interest to key stakeholders like customer, executives etc as they are least bothe...
by coolpmp69
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: confusion
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: confusion

Agree..but when you are planning project you take into account all of these and thus come with the best options. In planning stage, you can always do multiple iterations until you think the project schedule/resource etc. are reasonable and achievable. You always have contingency and management reser...
by coolpmp69
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed PMP exam!!
Replies: 11
Views: 5889

Re: Passed PMP exam!!

Actually I didn't keep any time check for mock tests...Just practiced them :)
by coolpmp69
Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: confusion
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: confusion

In estimate resources, you are using activities, milestone etc to see how many resources (human resources, equipment etc.) you need to complete the giving list of activities. Here are trying to evaluate resources required but do not calculate the duration that they are going to take to complete the ...
by coolpmp69
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed PMP exam!!
Replies: 11
Views: 5889

Re: Passed PMP exam!!

@dipti5ece : I practiced only free tests from 1. Rita - questions mostly depend upon her book content so you need to study her book as well. 2. Scordo 3. Oliver Lehman - 75 & 175 questions 4. TechFaq360 5. Brain Bok 6. PMZEST 7. iZenbridge 8. Skillsoft 9. Pmzilla - 30 questions are good 10. Cert...
by coolpmp69
Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed PMP exam!!
Replies: 11
Views: 5889

Re: Passed PMP exam!!

Here is my LL Preparation: 1. Started preparation in Oct/2014 and completed required 35 PDUs. 2. Planned to give exam in Dec/2014 but had to postpone due to work commitments and international travels. So started serious studies from Mid of Jan/2015 onwards. Only after I felt I was prepared I went ah...
by coolpmp69
Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed PMP exam!!
Replies: 11
Views: 5889

Re: Passes PMP exam!!

Surely will do in sometime.
by coolpmp69
Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: change request
Replies: 10
Views: 1841

Re: change request

I think PM can directly go and update the communication management plan and do not need a CR for this. In PMBOK 308, it is mentioned that control communication can result in communication plan update. "Control Communications process may trigger updates to the communications management plan as w...
by coolpmp69
Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed PMP exam!!
Replies: 11
Views: 5889

Passed PMP exam!!

Hi all,

I passed my PMP exam yesterday! Thanks to Saket for his wonderful videos/blogs and continuous guidance. I enjoyed being a part of this community and learnt a lot.

Thanks to pank_pmp for answering all my questions/doubts and for his timely advice!!

Thanks again,
by coolpmp69
Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: another question
Replies: 14
Views: 2648

Re: another question

the correct answer is option D
by coolpmp69
Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: communciation and team building
Replies: 9
Views: 2263

Re: communciation and team building

Saket,

Here is one more resource : http://www.firebrandtraining.co.uk/lear ... oject-team that mentions that communication is at most important in performing stage
what's your opinion? I am totally confused now.
by coolpmp69
Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Question of Closing Process Group.
Replies: 4
Views: 1189

Re: Question of Closing Process Group.

I would go with option A

If additional features/performances were added it means they were not planned initially. So this implies gold plating. what's the correct answer Amit?
by coolpmp69
Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: project closure
Replies: 7
Views: 1771

project closure

Which one of the following is the last step of project closing

A ) Archive project documents

B ) Measure customer satisfaction at the end of the project

C ) Client appreciates your product

D ) Lessons Learnt are documented
by coolpmp69
Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: another question
Replies: 14
Views: 2648

another question

Before making the release, you ensured that thorough testing was done and project scope was verified. After a week of taking delivery, the customer shows his dissatisfaction with the release and says the product doesn't support a critical functionality. he asks you to add this feature. What should y...
by coolpmp69
Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: WPI vs WPD
Replies: 7
Views: 1883

Re: WPI vs WPD

@ Amit: I agree with your point. The answer should be WPI. But Scordo cannot be wrong :( Still does not make sense. Here is the explanation : Explanation/Answer : A - The scenario gives a situation where the project team has calculated some measures that need to be transformed into a format that the...
by coolpmp69
Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Cost Management
Replies: 5
Views: 1539

Re: Cost Management

My best guess would be option D activity duration estimate. what's the correct answer?
Please refer to genuine sources as some of the question banks refer to PMBOK4 and not 5 so there are lot of confusion.
by coolpmp69
Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: communciation and team building
Replies: 9
Views: 2263

Re: communciation and team building

@ pank_pmp, Celina, : I agree with your point. But I thought performing stage because at this stage team is working cohesively...it means that the project is in execution stage and so communications are at peak during this stage. Where as In norming stage, team members are still settling down and tr...
by coolpmp69
Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: communciation and team building
Replies: 9
Views: 2263

communciation and team building

In which stages of team building, communication is more important?

a. Forming
b. Storming
C. Norming
d. Performing

I think option D- performing is the best answer as the whole team is working efficiently and carrying out the project work.

Others please add your thoughts there..
by coolpmp69
Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Performance Measurement Baseline doc?
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

Re: Performance Measurement Baseline doc?

Thanks Saket!
by coolpmp69
Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Performance Measurement Baseline doc?
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

Re: Performance Measurement Baseline doc?

Thanks pank_pmp. Your advice helped to calm my nerves. Will definitely remember your kind words of advice during my exam:)
by coolpmp69
Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Performance Measurement Baseline doc?
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

Re: Performance Measurement Baseline doc?

@ pank_pmp: I agree. I am worried as I am giving my exam in few days and such questions are really tricky. Any advice will be helpful!
by coolpmp69
Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Performance Measurement Baseline doc?
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

Re: Performance Measurement Baseline doc?

@ pank_pmp: The correct answer is D. He should refer to the Performance Measurement Baseline My argument is that there is no document called as Performance Measurement Baseline as the question states - "which document should he refer to ? So my best guess was A. He should refer to the Project M...
by coolpmp69
Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Cost Management
Replies: 5
Views: 1539

Re: Cost Management

where did you get this question from?
by coolpmp69
Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Performance Measurement Baseline doc?
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

Re: Performance Measurement Baseline doc?

pank_pmp: can you explain why scope management?
by coolpmp69
Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Performance Measurement Baseline doc?
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

Performance Measurement Baseline doc?

I got this question from one of the question banks With a lot of expertize in project management - many of your companies co managers consult you for advise and inputs.One of your colleagues who is relatively inexperienced in managing projects wants to compare the project work and measure the deviat...
by coolpmp69
Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Cost Management
Replies: 5
Views: 1539

Re: Cost Management

what's the source is question?
by coolpmp69
Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: WPI vs WPD
Replies: 7
Views: 1883

Re: WPI vs WPD

the correct answer is work performance data
by coolpmp69
Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Cost Management
Replies: 1
Views: 976

Re: Cost Management

Here are my views A. it does not result in a misstatement of project cost. -> cost management plan contains all the required info about cost like unit of measure, level of accuracy etc. So chance of misinterpreting is low unless there is no cost management plan. B. the program manager agrees. --> do...
by coolpmp69
Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Cost Management
Replies: 1
Views: 724

Re: Cost Management

Cost estimate are usually presented in summary form. So option B is correct.
See PMBOK page 202 last line of the 2nd para .
by coolpmp69
Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: ethics question
Replies: 1
Views: 733

ethics question

In a country with high level of violence in public, a local police officer requires a private money transfer to ensure the safety of your team. How do you react? a You regard this as bribery or at least as palm greasing and do not pay. b You do not pay, but follow the chain of command and solicit a ...
by coolpmp69
Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project Estimation
Replies: 4
Views: 1429

Re: Project Estimation

Great..I picked the same answer as other seems to be invalid. Thanks Saket.
by coolpmp69
Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project Estimation
Replies: 4
Views: 1429

Project Estimation

Your boss advises you that your final project and budget must be ready to present to the executive steering committee at a meeting later this week. A draft schedule has been completed bases on estimates provided by your team. However, they have not yet has a chance to review the schedule to be sure ...
by coolpmp69
Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Time Management
Replies: 6
Views: 1725

Re: Time Management

Final Duration can be calculated as Activity A + Activity B +Activity C + Activity D However this scenario, Activity B and C can be done concurrently as they have FF relationship so the above formula can be modified as Final Duration = Activity A + Activity C + FF-3 + Activity D = 5 + 5 -3+3 = 10 Ho...
by coolpmp69
Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Rita Mulchay availability
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Re: Rita Mulchay availability

No this book is not available on PMI site ...you need to buy one
by coolpmp69
Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Preventive action vs Corrective action
Replies: 5
Views: 1998

Re: Preventive action vs Corrective action

@Amit...but the question says "bring future results in line with the project plan" so you are looking into future so I still think it should be preventive action.

Others any suggestion?
by coolpmp69
Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: project scope
Replies: 5
Views: 1616

project scope

Mark is managing a telecom network deployment project. The buyer of the telecom network is an external entity. Recently, the customer has requested all the future project updates to be automatically posted to their information system. In order to implement this, the project team needs to customize t...
by coolpmp69
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: fixed price contract question
Replies: 1
Views: 933

fixed price contract question

The sponsor and the project manager are discussing what type of contract the project manager plans to use on the project. The buyer points out that the performing organization spent a lot of money hiring a design team to come up with the design. The project manager is interested in seeing that the r...
by coolpmp69
Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: WPI vs WPD
Replies: 7
Views: 1883

WPI vs WPD

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 coolpmp69
Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Preventive action vs Corrective action
Replies: 5
Views: 1998

Preventive action vs Corrective action

Source : Scordo A measure taken to bring future results in line with the project plan BEST describes? A Change request b Preventive action c Corrective action d Defect repair The correct answer is C but based on the given info it should be B? Is this wrong? From PMBOK 81 "• Corrective action—An...
by coolpmp69
Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Ethics question
Replies: 3
Views: 1375

Re: Ethics question

One more confusing one : You are the Project Manager of a large IT project. A manager from a company contracted to work on the project offers you free tickets to a local sporting event. The tickets are expensive but your organization has no formal policy regarding gifts. What is the BEST way to hand...
by coolpmp69
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Ethics question
Replies: 3
Views: 1375

Ethics question

A project manager from a buyer organization is invited to lunch by the manager of a seller organization. The project manager's organization does not permit receipt of gifts from vendors. The project manager should: a Go out for lunch and refrain from informing his / her managers about the lunch. b A...
by coolpmp69
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: identifying project stakeholders
Replies: 1
Views: 1189

identifying project stakeholders

Mary is managing a process improvement project. She is currently identifying her project stakeholders and populating the stakeholder register. The project sponsor has asked Mary to use the project's procurement documents as an input to this process as well. What could be the reason behind this reque...
by coolpmp69
Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed PMP exam today.
Replies: 6
Views: 3070

Re: Passed PMP exam today.

thanks for sharing your LL
by coolpmp69
Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project risk question
Replies: 3
Views: 1138

Re: Project risk question

Thanks..I think I forgot the fundamentals while answering this question.
by coolpmp69
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed PMP exam today.
Replies: 6
Views: 3070

Re: Passed PMP exam today.

congrats! can you share your LL
by coolpmp69
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project risk question
Replies: 3
Views: 1138

Project risk question

You have been asked to fill in for another project manager while he is on vacation. During the next project status meeting, you ask for a risk report. The project team says they have never reported on that before, and are unsure if there is a master project risk log. What do you do? a Do nothing. b ...

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