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by manishpn
Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Close project/ phase vs Close procurement processes
Replies: 20
Views: 6161

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...
by manishpn
Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Close project/ phase vs Close procurement processes
Replies: 20
Views: 6161

Re: Close project/ phase vs Close procurement processes

But what If, there is multiple procurement existing in project and few procurement closed however other procurement carrying out while the project in execution process group? It makes no difference, Procurement Audits should happen ideally at the close of every Contracts or can be clubbed with more...
by manishpn
Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:54 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Question regarding project chage
Replies: 1
Views: 611

Re: Question regarding project chage

Change request process is also important but its not a separate document. Change request process is usually part of change control procedure which is part or change manegment plan or configuration control procedure which is part of configuraiton management plan
by manishpn
Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Doubt on communication channel calculation
Replies: 14
Views: 4943

Re: Doubt on communication channel calculation

Based on my observations (No standard rule as the language in questions is not always straight forward ) when question asks how many channels project will have - Include PM Question mentions - How many communication channels your team has - Exclude PM Question mentions - X members including PM - Don...
by manishpn
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Confusion about the Cost Reimbursable contracts
Replies: 1
Views: 922

Re: Confusion about the Cost Reimbursable contracts

its fixed amount and not fixed %
by manishpn
Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Scrum: Planned vs Estimates
Replies: 5
Views: 2594

Re: Scrum: Planned vs Estimates

Hi suprodeep,

T&M is of course easy way for Agile but its incorrect perception that that's the only best option.

There are smart way of drafting FP contracts which suits agile project and its increasingly used in industry
by manishpn
Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Management Presentations Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3865

Re: Management Presentations Question

Gant charts can be plotted with varied level of details. Within team a details level of gant chart is used to track and present status in team meeting, Gant chart used for management level are at summary level of details, which are easy to read, provides status as well as a summary view of activitie...
by manishpn
Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Multiple change requests and project charter updates
Replies: 8
Views: 2335

Re: Multiple change requests and project charter updates

in Agile you respond to change but there is defined schedule and every sprint has goal so you dont endlessly drage your project forever. its TIMEBOXED with flexibility in schedule
by manishpn
Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Multiple change requests and project charter updates
Replies: 8
Views: 2335

Re: Multiple change requests and project charter updates

hi, Good I finally fot some real life challenge question for a change:) First of all dont blame onsite or any other individual for current situation as it wont help. The project charter was created by project manager and approved by project sponsor = So project sponsor has approved of the original b...
by manishpn
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Sprint Start - UI Dependency over DB SPs/Signatures
Replies: 5
Views: 2527

Re: Sprint Start - UI Dependency over DB SPs/Signatures

Yes that could be an option to create a story for such tasks and include in one of the previous sprints, or using Sprint 0 can also be an option
by manishpn
Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:37 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Quality Assurance
Replies: 4
Views: 1366

Re: Quality Assurance

I missed this, late reply though, It has to be inspection as its T&T for Control quality, Quality assurance focus is on quality related process compliance, use findings from inspection to improve quality related processes. where control quality focuses on inspection of deliverable to check if th...
by manishpn
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: What to do with non completed user stories.
Replies: 2
Views: 1299

Re: What to do with non completed user stories.

Hi Pankaj,

Each iteration backlog is mutually discussed and decided by PO, team and SM.
Its PO who present Sprint goal and stories are picked for sprint based on the goal. so team cannot by default put a story in next sprint with a sprint planning meeting yet to happen
by manishpn
Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Sprint Start - UI Dependency over DB SPs/Signatures
Replies: 5
Views: 2527

Re: Sprint Start - UI Dependency over DB SPs/Signatures

The Definition of Ready (DoR) defines the ready state. In simple terms, a user story needs to meet some criteria (or conditions) before it can be picked up for a sprint. The DoR collects all the conditions necessary for a user story to be developed in the current sprint. These conditions are defined...
by manishpn
Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Ground Rules or Develop Team
Replies: 6
Views: 2300

Re: Ground Rules or Develop Team

I can understand, but note that there is no reference that resources wanted a different / higher role or some sort of reward etc. Usually when its team development situation there will some background related to it.. You dont know for sure in this question that if the Joe really wanted this role or ...
by manishpn
Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Initiation Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1404

Re: Initiation Question

Business need(more than 1) ---- > Projects need to meet business need ------> project selection method (prioritize) ---------> project initiated (to meet business case) so when project is initiated we have an initial budget approved, initial resource committed by organization and initial scope (high...
by manishpn
Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Life Cycle Concept Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1775

Re: Life Cycle Concept Question

Correct option:

Life cycle costing provides the lowest long- term cost of ownership and should be used as a management decision tool, in case of alternatives

Search for Value engineering definition in PMBOK
by manishpn
Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Ground Rules or Develop Team
Replies: 6
Views: 2300

Re: Ground Rules or Develop Team

when you set a certain rule for how the communication will happen in future, or set rul on DOs and Donts in team its Ground rules.
by manishpn
Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Initiation Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1404

Re: Initiation Question

what is confusion here?
by manishpn
Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Critical Path Query
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Re: Critical Path Query

no violation,
by manishpn
Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: ETC Calculation help
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

Re: ETC Calculation help

Usually the question should mention if variance is typical or not to be able to calculate ETC
by manishpn
Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Closure Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1622

Re: Closure Question

There is no formal sequence prescribed but from logical point of view lessons learnt should not be done before getting final approval so #4 is best option. @Sachin, unless there is an explanation provided from Mock tests that you are taking it is very difficult to relate to thought process of the pe...
by manishpn
Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Doubts on Executing/M&C
Replies: 2
Views: 1194

Re: Doubts on Executing/M&C

Hi Sachin this is very simple, it has to be M & C where you compare your project performance against baseline plan, and take required actions.

Remember M & C Encapsulates all your project processes
by manishpn
Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Change Request
Replies: 4
Views: 1734

Re: Change Request

You will do that once you log a formal change request.
Its contract based and in any contract based governance is Formal.
by manishpn
Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Planning question
Replies: 6
Views: 2903

Re: Planning question

SOW is signed (too bad some scope was missed) so any further change is through change request and not develop a new scope statement.

Meeting high level executive is because they have expressed dissatisfaction and it is important to communicate to them to sort thing.
by manishpn
Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Change Request
Replies: 4
Views: 1734

Re: Change Request

Should be Open up a change control., which starts with formal logging a change
by manishpn
Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Planning question
Replies: 6
Views: 2903

Re: Planning question

Read this line and think again what should be the answer

'From the inputs available, including contract, statement of work and project charter, you have developed a project management plan'
by manishpn
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Risk audit in Agile
Replies: 4
Views: 2652

Re: Risk audit in Agile

During the retrospective
by manishpn
Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Maximum support from team ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3135

Re: Maximum support from team ?

Kindly note all mocks online are not reliable so if there is an explanation provided for that we can debate, in my view this is not a quality question
by manishpn
Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Maximum support from team ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3135

Re: Maximum support from team ?

Expertise of project manager does not by default relate to support PM will receive.. NO individual team member or project is same, unless we know the details of a project we cannot generalize in which scenarios maximum support can be expected. @ Sachin, challenging work is a motivator but cannot ens...
by manishpn
Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Maximum support from team ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3135

Re: Maximum support from team ?

There cannot be one right answer to this question. option 3 is ruled out, any of the other 3 can be true depending on project need, situations, and which stage of maslows hierarchy the team members is
by manishpn
Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Suggestions/Inputs required.
Replies: 2
Views: 1328

Re: Suggestions/Inputs required.

read this and think on what should be the answer
'Your analysis also indicates that the period during which these activities were being carried out had much more rain than normal.'
by manishpn
Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Cultural Differences ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1715

Re: Cultural Differences ?

every culture has their own DOs and Donts when it comes to recognizing team members performance. I have worked in 5 different continents so far and i assure you there are cultural sensitivity which PM needs to consider even when recognizing in terms of how to recognize (open forums, formal mail, spe...
by manishpn
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Salience Model
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

Re: Salience Model

Pm can use the either Power/Interest or Power/Influence grids for normal stakeholder analysis however when there is also response time expected by stakeholders to be taken into consideration Salience model serves the purpose for PM. Salience model is 3 dimensional (power, legitimacy and urgency) and...
by manishpn
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Cultural Differences ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1715

Re: Cultural Differences ?

Recognition for team members who work extra hours on the weekends
PM should not reward people for working late office hours or weekend as it promotes undesired behavior of encouraging team members to work beyond normal hours.
by manishpn
Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: risk update
Replies: 7
Views: 2238

Re: risk update

read my mesg above.
by manishpn
Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Confusion - Resource assignment in WBS dictionary
Replies: 4
Views: 1665

Re: Confusion - Resource assignment in WBS dictionary

yes your interpretation is correct.
Since WBS is created well before entire team is onboarded it make sense to mentions resources (skills required) rather then Name.


Br,
manish
by manishpn
Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Confusion - Resource assignment in WBS dictionary
Replies: 4
Views: 1665

Re: Confusion - Resource assignment in WBS dictionary

Hi Prakash,

PMBOK is the reference for PMI exam all answers should refer to PMBOK definition.
having said that you should be aware that PMBOK provides framework its not a law. you can always customize the template based on project and organization needs .
by manishpn
Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Network diagram questions part 2,
Replies: 2
Views: 1531

Re: Network diagram questions part 2,

Hi Nazih,
draw a network diagram based on your understanding of question and post that here we can discuss whats your conclusion, network pah questions cannot be detailed on blog. u need to attend clarification session if you are member
by manishpn
Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Critical Path Question by nazish
Replies: 4
Views: 1367

Re: Critical Path Question by nazish

whats the question?
by manishpn
Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: record management system
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Re: record management system

post entire question.
In general record management system is used to archive all documents which are necessary for legal and financial compliance, audit etc perspective.
Since procurement involves cotracts which are legal document they need to be part of RMS
by manishpn
Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project selection
Replies: 1
Views: 739

Re: Project selection

calculate PV for both project and see which one is better in terms of % difference, be careful while calculating PV of project B as u need to calculate PV for different cash inflows over 3 years

for eg if pv of project A is 100 and that of B is 110 then project B is 10% more attractive than project A
by manishpn
Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Heading for the exam-Need suggetions
Replies: 5
Views: 1598

Re: Heading for the exam-Need suggetions

Hi Nibha, Your scores from mock looks good but I don't see you have attempted izenbridges full length mock please do so. Exam nervousness is good t have but don't let it override your confidence. till day before exam - have yuor brain dump ready (which you will dump on paper during first 15 min of e...
by manishpn
Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PERT
Replies: 8
Views: 2743

Re: PERT

Exam will mention which method to use if there is calculation involved
by manishpn
Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: CPM Help
Replies: 2
Views: 1564

Re: CPM Help

Hi,

CPM calculations cannot be explained properly through blogs, No matter how it sounds difficult if explained well (in class or online class) its one the most sure shot scoring questions in PMP exam.

Br,
Manish
by manishpn
Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PERT
Replies: 8
Views: 2743

Re: PERT

if you have previous estimates then its good to use 'analogous' or 'parametric'
by manishpn
Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PERT
Replies: 8
Views: 2743

Re: PERT

That is choice PM has to make based on project requirements, several factors influence it and there is no defined rule when to use what. if you as PM feel you need to give more weight-age to a realistic estimate then use PERT If PM thinks there are equal chances of things going wrong or going right ...
by manishpn
Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Activity on Arow(AOA)
Replies: 1
Views: 1215

Re: Activity on Arow(AOA)

No need to get confused its just a representation method, AON used node to show activities whereas AOA uses arrow to show activities, rest all remains same

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