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Various articles in newspapers have painted different pictures of the project to replace Canada’s aging fleet of Sea King helicopters. The first article I saw was in the Toronto Star, by Murray Brewster published April 16, 2012. Mr. Brewster pointed the finger at the Harper government for “go(ing) easy on the maker of the air force’s long-...

Just a reminder to study the following: decision trees (be prepared for a question with an actual decision tree shown), crashing (be prepared for a question similar to our question 3.27), critical path calculations, fast-tracking, earned value (be...

The language has evolved from “leading and directing project tasks” to “leading and directing projects”.

This will not affect the way I address it with candidates. You have to show experience leading and directing your project. But remember that PMI is liberal at interpreting “what is a project”. Your project...

Thank you, I passed the PMP exam this month. The Procept 6-day Comprehensive Project Management Seminar, which I took late last year, and your Farndale’s Guide...

PMI says the next edition of the PMBOK Guide will be released in very early 2013. I have reviewed it and found nothing dramatic. Here are some of my observations:

  • Of course, some revisions were for alignment with other PMI standards and practice standards.
  • ...

Passed the exam last week. Read Rita’s 7th edition, Andy Crowe’s book and PMP in Depth by Paul Sanghera. What I learned from my exam is: there is no single book covers everything. If you have the time, read more. Of course, PMBOK is the one worth reading more than one time. Rita Mulcahy says you don’t need to memorize the ITTO (Inputs,...

I agree with Rita. I had 2-3 questions directly related to ITTO’s but you have to decide if the amount of time it would take to memorize all of the ITTO’s is worth the payoff. It would have taken me days to memorize all of the ITTO’s so I decided to focus on being solid with the concepts and memorize the Knowledge Areas Map (table 4-3 in ...

They found it challenging but fair. Don’t memorize ITTO’s!! Just know them really well. Basic formulas need to be known. Did not find any trick questions. They thought Farndale’s Guide questions were harder and that there were some trick questions in there. Think multi-million...

Q Should a person should do their CAPM first if they don’t have their hours for the PMP?

A First, have a fresh look at your experience. Even if you are not formally labeled a PM, you may qualify as having managed some “temporary...

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