Featured PMP® Exam Lessons Learned from Stefan Lindmaier, PMP

Featured PMP® Exam Lessons Learned from Stefan Lindmaier, PMPLessons learned towards becoming a Project Management Professional (PMP)® shared to us by PM PrepCast student Stefan Lindmaier, PMP.

"I passed the exam two days ago with a score of 2 Proficient and 3 Moderately Proficient. Here is what I did:

  • Attended a 35 hour training session from a certified trainer
  • Read Rita's book cover to cover twice
  • Completed 3 PM PrepCast test exams (76%, 82%, 85%)

I divided the 31 days of studying into reading every chapter of Rita's book twice (14 chapters twice, one per day, for a total of 28 days) and 3 days reserved exclusively for completing the PM PrepCast test exams. I also completed every 'test' at the end of the chapters in Rita's book twice. What I did was study the topic on a day and complete the test for that chapter on the next day. That way I made sure I stored the information in long term memory and not just short term memory..."

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PMP® Exam Tip: Interpersonal Skills a PMP® Needs: 1. Leadership

PMP® Exam Tip: Interpersonal Skills a PMP® Needs: 1. LeadershipIn the coming weeks, we will be reviewing the 11 interpersonal skills that the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) calls out specifically, which a project manager needs to possess. We begin with leadership.

Leadership is one of the important skills that a good project manager must possess. The reason for this is that in many cases, the project manager doesn’t have any authority over the team members for a project. This means he or she must manage the project through leadership.

Although it can be more difficult to manage through leadership rather than authority, it is usually more effective because it is built on trust and respect.

A leader is especially important at the beginning of a project to define the vision of the project and communicate this vision to the team. This helps all of the team members to get on board with the goals of the project. Good leadership skills will also keep the members inspired and motivated to do their best work.

Unfortunately, leadership is difficult to teach from books (or tips like this one). You can learn the basics from the written word, but then you need to show that you “have it” by applying it on the job. For the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam it is important that you recognize situations that require leadership and that you are able to select the appropriate action.

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Free PMP® Exam Sample Question

Free PMP® Exam Sample QuestionYou have recently been appointed as the project manager of a new project. One of the project documents that is part of your company's Organizational Process Assets is one that lists various risk categories in a hierarchical fashion. What is this document called?

A. Risk Register
B. Risk Management Plan
C. Risk Breakdown Structure
D. Influence Diagram

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HINT: Think about what type of document displays risk category information in a hierarchical fashion.
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Answer and Explanation:
The correct answer is C.

The Risk Breakdown Structure is a hierarchical representation of risks according to their risk categories. These categories are normally broken down according to project objectives. Remember that any question that contains the word "hierarchy" or "hierarchical" is talking about some type of "breakdown structure" document.

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Featured PMP® Exam Lessons Learned from Sanjay Somashekar, PMP

Featured PMP® Exam Lessons Learned from Sanjay Somashekar, PMPLessons learned towards becoming a Project Management Professional (PMP)® shared to us by PM PrepCast student Sanjay Somashekar, PMP.

"Hello Everyone,
I'm very happy to share with you all that I have cleared my PMP® Exam in first attempt today. My journey actually began with the start of this new year resolution and I'm glad to have achieved it although it took more than half an year.

I started with reading the Head First PMP® book early in the year, cruising through the chapters one per day and believe me all the graphical visuals, day to day examples helped me in answering the questions or striking out the wrong options even after more than 3 months later after reading the book in the actual exam. Then I realised I needed to understand the processes in detail..."

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