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by saket
Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Done with PMP on 27th Dec
Replies: 4
Views: 2001

Re: Done with PMP on 27th Dec

Congratulations !! and Thank you for selecting us as your training provider.
by saket
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Estimate cost of Project
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Re: Estimate cost of Project

Cost is a function of number of Sprints / Iterations, So when you know that this team will take 10 months for the project you multiply the monthly cost with 10.
by saket
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: kanban : buffer size
Replies: 3
Views: 1200

Re: kanban : buffer size

it will be better to know what is Buffers in Kanban . Say we have stages , like Pending, doing , waiting for UAT, UAT , done. Now waiting for UAT , is a stage you do not apply WIP Limit and you say even infinite things can stay there, since you keep working and schedule UAT when you have some items ...
by saket
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Where user stories get estimated?
Replies: 1
Views: 642

Re: Where user stories get estimated?

As far as PMI-ACP exam is concern this answer is right, since this is coming from the recommendation of Agile Estimation and planning for conducting Release Planning meeting. Release Planning process is not much standardized in agile/scrum , many teams may be doing estimation during the release plan...
by saket
Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Follow up Query on Control Risks Process inputs
Replies: 1
Views: 835

Re: Follow up Query on Control Risks Process inputs

It is implicit to have EEF and OPA as an input in all processes , i do not find we should justify to not to have them here. It may get fixed in PMBOK 6.
by saket
Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: PMP certified 28th Dec
Replies: 2
Views: 1052

Re: PMP certified 28th Dec

Congratulations for finishing the PMP in year 2016 itself :-) , thank you for exploring our video contents.
by saket
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: sprint review meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 1304

Re: sprint review meeting

Yes i agree.
by saket
Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: sprint planning meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 798

Re: sprint planning meeting

Interesting questions. Q.1) Development team can invite "expert optional" for better planning. In some scenarios, I observed the development team is taking the less work then their own capacity. Can Product owner invites the "technology experts" to challenges the development team...
by saket
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Backlogs
Replies: 2
Views: 1138

Re: Backlogs

I am sure this will be clear once you are done with Scrum and Release Planning related lessons from our learning module. Release Backlog : Is a subset of product backlog which is planned for current release duration. Say your product may be 100 desired features, but you have picked 10 for this relea...
by saket
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: sprint review meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 1304

Re: sprint review meeting

Should not we go for option 1 if this is available with us, mean if the feature in discussion is not critical for release (as this questions is not saying) we realize one feature does not meat (DOD which is equal to ship-able in this case) , we remove that and deliver the rest of increment. Since 2 ...
by saket
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed PMP on 26th dec
Replies: 4
Views: 1892

Re: Passed PMP on 26th dec

Congratulations !!! and i am sure you met your ROM estimate for clearing PMP exam. :-)
by saket
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Mock exam question
Replies: 1
Views: 863

Re: Mock exam question

by saket
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Perform Integrated Change Control
Replies: 7
Views: 2272

Re: Perform Integrated Change Control

The idea of this statement is , the Change Management process is not same for all the projects, if the project is simple (say in house improvement project ) you may have very light wight change management process and many of the changes may not need approval from Change Control Board. PM is authoriz...
by saket
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Configurable item
Replies: 3
Views: 1192

Re: Configurable item

Here is one video on Configuration Management

by saket
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Change Request in Close Phase/project process
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Re: Change Request in Close Phase/project process

In Both the stages you can raise the Change Request , Just when you are near finish of project it does not mean you are at close project, it may also mean you are do validate scope for some part of the project. So when customer is looking at product and asking changes it can be treated as Validate s...
by saket
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Different cost estimates and their range
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Re: Different cost estimates and their range

Interesting question and 11 years ago when i was preparing for PMP i also struggled to figure our what to answer for range if that come in exam since each practice test has their own range. Now i realized there is no answer and these numbers are indicators only. ROM (initiation) : -25% + 75% : This ...
by saket
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Difference between OPM and PMO
Replies: 1
Views: 836

Re: Difference between OPM and PMO

OPM is not at all important for PMP exam now, i understand it was briefly mentioned in PMBOK and RIta has question on it, 10 years ago PMI was trying to promote it not any more. Here is one thread where you can find some details on it (it is exclusive area thread i guess) http://forum.izenbridge.com...
by saket
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: 45 days PMP study plan
Replies: 3
Views: 1568

Re: 45 days PMP study plan

In general it takes 200 hours of effort to get PMP certified , most of our client do this in 2 months time, we do have clients doing PMP in 3 weeks and we also have few who have been preparing for PMP for one year and still not given the exam. So please decide how soon or how long you want to prepar...
by saket
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project
Replies: 3
Views: 1265

Re: Project

Here is one earlier discussion :

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2270&p=8325&hilit=A+manager+asks+you+to+evaluate#p8325

I understand not much information is given, but we need to take some call based on best fit.
by saket
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Field change, Constructive change, Contested Change
Replies: 3
Views: 5405

Re: Field change, Constructive change, Contested Change

In my experience, these terms are never tested in exam, yes oliver has questions on it. just basic understanding as shared in this thread is good enough.
by saket
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Theme are not actually stories
Replies: 2
Views: 989

Re: Theme are not actually stories

Yes your understanding is correct. This is how Mike Cohn Writes it in Agile Estimation and Planning. Set of related user stories may be combined (usually by a paper clip if working with note cards) and treated as a single entity for either estimating or release planning. Such a set of user stories i...
by saket
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Are sub stories of Epic mapped as child stories of parent Epic story?
Replies: 4
Views: 1453

Re: Are sub stories of Epic mapped as child stories of parent Epic story?

This is bit controversial question , since both options are practiced , but lets look at PMI-ACP exam perspective. PMI-ACP refers User Stories Applied by Mike Cohn as reference for exam and in that context, epic get dis-aggregated in small stories and once it is done epic is not more in existence, m...
by saket
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Project Charter and information Radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 4355

Re: Project Charter and information Radiator

Question 1: Are you Referring Charter [used in Exploratory testing - that is written in a white board explaining the aim of the testing] as a Information radiator ? Project Charter which gives us direction of Project Vision , Budget , Risk and Direction can be written on paper and get pasted in Proj...
by saket
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Leads and Lags
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Re: Leads and Lags

by saket
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PMI RMP
Replies: 3
Views: 1141

Re: PMI RMP

Hi,

We have made these videos keeping PMP in focus , i am sure they are relevant for RMP as well, i have feeling RMP may get into more details of these topics.

We have not yet made program for RMP , since we were focusing more on PMI-PBA , PMI-ACP and PMP.

Regards,
Saket
by saket
Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed the PMP exam
Replies: 5
Views: 12926

Re: Passed the PMP exam

Congratulations !!! thank you for enrolling to our PMP online program.
by saket
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: BAC and PV
Replies: 1
Views: 3395

Re: BAC and PV

This is Earned Value concept , now a days we do not get such questions in PMI-ACP, it is not equal to Iteration 0, please check this video to get feeling of EVM.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC1-TwwKkq8
by saket
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: Agile and Scrum Certification Open Forum
Topic: Online Scrum Master Certification Program
Replies: 1
Views: 2812

Re: Online Scrum Master Certification Program

It falls under category B, here is one old thread on this.

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=4592
by saket
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Push or Pull Communication
Replies: 6
Views: 2749

Re: Push or Pull Communication

Here are two another interesting thread on Push / Pull Communication

forum.izenbridge.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2151&p=7911&hilit=push+communication#p7911

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=421&p=1296&hilit=push+communication#p1296
by saket
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Stakeholder
Replies: 1
Views: 761

Re: Stakeholder

we had conversation on this multiple times, and i understand that PMP trainers and books has different opinion about it, i shared my view in blog

http://www.izenbridge.com/blog/what-are ... tify-them/

and also in video here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB1GpkQFyNU
by saket
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project scheduling
Replies: 7
Views: 2053

Re: Project scheduling

my recommendation is not to attach with what a given practice test say about the question, just take learning in account. The real exam will not put you on such confusion. The question does not give idea that resources are unused , when we make schedule , it is expected we take care of resource leve...
by saket
Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project scheduling
Replies: 7
Views: 2053

Re: Project scheduling

Management says that your project is taking too long to complete. Which one of the following is the best solution to this problem? The above statement to me looks like asking, which of the following is schedule compression techniques , now we need to find fast tracking or crashing. D is definitely ...
by saket
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Decision tree and EMV in Make or buy analysis
Replies: 1
Views: 889

Re: Decision tree and EMV in Make or buy analysis

Yes and do look at our video on this topic if not done before. Here it is PMBOK example only and decision is made between build new or repair , in same way we can use for Make or Buy.

by saket
Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Risk Neutral (EMV=0)
Replies: 1
Views: 753

Re: Risk Neutral (EMV=0)

I am not clear what you are trying to ask but if you just see how this can happen in EMV , here are some situations. You are buying a gold and it has 70% probability of increase in price by 20% and 30% probability of reduce in price by 45% EMV = - 100 (purchase) + 120 (20 % raise) *.7 + 55 (45% redu...
by saket
Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: Agile and Scrum Certification Open Forum
Topic: Scaled Professional Scrum-SPS (Nexus Framework) by scrum.org
Replies: 1
Views: 1316

Re: Scaled Professional Scrum-SPS (Nexus Framework) by scrum.org

last night i got a call from one of the known person who tried this exam this week and could not clear it by one mark, since 85% is pass marks. The person will try again next week with some more preparation, I will share the story if i come to know.
by saket
Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: Oliver 175 PMP Questions
Topic: Oliver 175 - 13th Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Re: Oliver 175 - 13th Question

Awareness of team stages can help one navigate 4 to 6 questions in PMP exam, we did webinar on this topic sometime back , here is the recording of same.

by saket
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: Oliver 75 PMP Questions
Topic: Oliver 75 - 18th Question
Replies: 6
Views: 6055

Re: Oliver 75 - 18th Question

Here is a blog on Total Float and Free Float http://www.izenbridge.com/blog/what-is-float-calculate-total-free-float/ some more threads you can explore for better understanding http://forum.izenbridge.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5188&p=19335&hilit=free+float#p19335 http://forum.izenbridge.co...
by saket
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: Oliver 75 PMP Questions
Topic: Oliver 75 - 37th Question
Replies: 4
Views: 3214

Re: Oliver 75 - 37th Question

The questions says that project is BOT (B-O-T (build, operate, transfer) so project manager does have to pick risks related to operations. In general now a days project managers are expected to develop understanding of project by looking at life cycle cost. if you see some risks coming in Operate , ...
by saket
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: Solution Evaluation
Replies: 3
Views: 2542

Re: Solution Evaluation

.Is this activity carried out after implementation or before implementing a solution? It is done incrementally , but the final evaluation comes once the solution is implemented, like you want to save 3 hours of your time from your day, you picked solution of buying a car for traveling, now in start...
by saket
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: PMI-PBA® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: My PMI - PBA UNsuccessful Story
Replies: 3
Views: 2564

Re: My PMI - PBA UNsuccessful Story

Hi, Thank you for sharing your exam experience, i request to share what all you prepared and how you find the exam different from your expectations? Mean when you headed the exam you must be expecting some type of exam which you will pass through but when you saw it did you felt it was different tha...
by saket
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Q - Risk Management
Replies: 5
Views: 1800

Re: Q - Risk Management

Since the question has option D which says None of the above, which mean all three options are right.
by saket
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Q - Fallback plan
Replies: 4
Views: 1473

Re: Q - Fallback plan

Here i look at risk responses . A. Developing Alternative options This is Avoid strategy B. Look for some outside vendor to subcontracting the project This is transfer C. Allocate contingency reserves Mitigate D. Change in project scope Avoid Now when we are planning fallback all can be used but tra...
by saket
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Change Management
Replies: 4
Views: 1241

Re: Change Management

My main concern is, when we read the question its mentioned that there is chance of Risk increase because of some addition in scope . The question is can we assume the Impact analysis is done, as only after which we can find that Risk is going to increase because of the addition of new scope ?? Let...
by saket
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Doubt
Replies: 1
Views: 1520

Re: Doubt

Yes and interestingly this word is only used when PMBOK elaborates Executing process group.

Executing Process Group. Those processes performed to complete the work defined in the project
management plan to satisfy the project specifications.


Project Execution is done as per project scope.
by saket
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Q19 Integration Management
Replies: 1
Views: 1355

Re: Q19 Integration Management

PMBOK Page 114 joint application design/development (JAD) sessions are used in the software development industry. These facilitated sessions focus on bringing business subject matter experts and the development team together to improve the software development process. In the manufacturing industry,...
by saket
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Agile modelling VS prototype
Replies: 1
Views: 1138

Re: Agile modelling VS prototype

PMI-ACP exam does not get into details of Agile Modeling. The way Scott talk about agile modeling is apply modeling techniques based on agile values and principles . Models can have diagram as well , for more details http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/introductionToAM.htm Prototype can be one way o...
by saket
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PMP online course-1400 Questions bank
Replies: 5
Views: 1894

Re: PMP online course-1400 Questions bank

Yes, it is good enough. I clarify it more . In order to Clear the PMP exam you need to understand Project Management Processes and develop skills to navigate to these processes and integration among process . We have many clients who just went though our video and simulation and pass the exam (not e...
by saket
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:18 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: User Stories
Replies: 1
Views: 1059

Re: User Stories

Scrum does not mandate having requirement in User Stories, the only recommendation is since the work is done in small time box iterations / sprints, have a product backlog items which can be validated independently (as per DOD) at the end of the sprint. So manage your backlog in the way you want but...
by saket
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Project priority question from RITA
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

Re: Project priority question from RITA

This question answer is more found by eliminating the choices since this is not directly linking to any project management process . Question is when your internal department tells you that your project is of low priority and do not expect more money from us , do what is needed for client but for us...
by saket
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:09 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Risk Management Question
Replies: 1
Views: 833

Re: Risk Management Question

To me this question looks like what is an output of Plan Risk Response Process, or the second possible interpretation could be what do you do after plan risk response. Since i do not see options hinting towards second interpretation, i stick to first one. Risk-Response.png B, Update Project Manageme...

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