Featured PMP® Exam Lessons Learned from Adeel Sharon, PMP

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

"Thanks PM PrepCast. You have a good friend in this journey. I am from a technical background so I had a clean slate when I started my PMP® preparation. So, I am glad that it is over and I got over the hurdles on first attempt. Got 4Ps and I MP in closing process groups.

Studied mostly in weekends. Read the Rita's and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), twice each of them. Went for a couple of mock exams, the PMstudy, Oliver Lehmann's, and other free PMP® exams and eventually went with PM PrepCast.

I would rate PMstudy and PM PrepCast very highly. Although RIta's end of the chapter questions are not bad. I scored around 80% on most exams and around 87-90% for PM PrepCast mock exams although I did not take any exam for the first 1.5 months and went for continous exams for the last 15 days (one exam every day and analysis of the exam) - not a good move since I could only take 8 out of 9 PM PrepCast exams..."

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PMP® Exam Tip: Cost of Conformance

PMP® Exam Tip: Cost of ConformanceThere are two separate components within Cost of Quality (COQ) and you must have a complete understanding of both of them for your Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam. One is the Cost of Nonconformance, which is the money (and time) that will be spent due to the failure of a deliverable from your project. The other is the Cost of Conformance. This is the figure that is determined to be necessary to avoid those failures in the first place.

There are two categories within the Cost of Conformance. The prevention costs are those associated with building a quality product or service so that any errors are within the range that is considered acceptable. These usually include the elements of training and equipment. Also included in this category is the time and effort required to fully document processes and to do things the right way.

The other category within the Cost of Conformance is the appraisal costs. These are the costs associated with determining the level of quality to ensure it meets the required standards. Appraisal costs include things like inspections and various types of testing that are then evaluated to ensure the quality expectations are being met.
In our next tip, we’ll take a closer look at the Cost of Nonconformance


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Free PMP® Exam Sample Question

Free PMP® Exam Sample QuestionWhich of the following are examples of 360 degree feedback?

A. Feedback to a team member from his superior
B. Feedback to a team member from his peers
C. Feedback to a team member from all sources
D. Feedback to a team member from his subordinates

HINT: A circle has 360 degrees (complete spectrum).

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Answer and Explanation:
The correct answer is C.

360 degree feedback means that feedback is received from all sources, including subordinates, peers, and supervisors.


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Featured PMP® Exam Lessons Learned from Tom Robbrecht, PMP

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

"I passed the PMP® exam today with 5 P's.
I thought I'd close this personal project by archiving my lessons learned. Pun intended.

My journey began on January 2nd, when I signed on to a project management position at a large corporation. I had more than 15 years of experience doing project management jobs in various industries but one of the requisites for my new job was to pass the PMP® exam within the first year. I was aware of what PMP® certification was but had never really looked into it in any detail so I ramped up my efforts and started looking into the application process and contacted my former managers to get their pre-approval of the number of hours I would be declaring in my application. The thought of being audited bothered me considerably so I wasn’t taking any chances.

I had never had any formal project management training that could be used for the required 35 contact hours so in February I decided to start attending weekly PMP® study groups organized by my employer. I forecasted that I would reach the necessary 35 hour milestone by mid-April. My initial intention was to take the exam in September or October.

Due to circumstances, around beginning of March, the study groups I was supposed to attend started getting cancelled one-by-one and I knew my plan to reach 35 hours by April was in jeopardy..."

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