Featured PMP® Exam Lessons Learned from Stephanie Tremblay, PMP

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

"I passed my PMP® exam on the first try this week (mid April). I started studying using the PM PrepCast in December. My study schedule was rather erratic, but I listened to/watched almost every PrepCast lesson (I didn't finish the 80s and 50s series). About 2-3 weeks before the exam I also bought and carefully read the Andy Crowe book (it proved to be a simplified and rapid way of reviewing the subject matter, but was not very thorough (and the formatting of the book could use work)). I did not read A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), mainly because there was no time left, and I did not want to reschedule my exam. I did the practice exam in the Andy Crowe book and one online practice exam the night before my exam (from Velociteach - given that I would only have time for one single online exam!)

I ended up studying less and reviewing less than I would ideally have liked to. I was therefore not very confident going into the exam. What helped a lot was that I was as attentive as possible while studying, therefore not having time to review did not have very negative consequences..."

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PMP® Exam Tip: What are Activity Attributes?

PMP® Exam Tip: What are Activity Attributes?Specific components of a particular activity are known as activity attributes. In the beginning, these are typically descriptive factors related to the specific activity, but they can also describe activities that will become more relevant later in the project timeline.

Most activity attributes can be organized, sorted and summarized. This happens based on a few specific categories. A few of the categories for activity attributes are activity codes, the specific people involved in the activity, locations for the activity, the time and costs required for completion, etc. It helps to organize the activity attributes into similar categories. The various components that are a part of each activity can be described to further extend the activity attribute.

Frequent uses for activity attributes are to recognize the specific people who will be handling specific pieces of the work or to specifically state where the work will be carried out. Other uses include indicating the effort levels that will be required. These include LOE (level of effort), discrete effort, or AE (apportioned effort). Developing a schedule that will identify when planned activities will be selected, ordered and sorted is another use of activity attributes. There is always a difference in the number of attributes based upon the application area.

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) discusses this topic in the Project Time Management chapter.


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Free PMP® Exam Sample Question

Free PMP® Exam Sample QuestionWhen should a project manager perform a risk review?

A. At the beginning of the project
B. Anytime an identified risk event is triggered
C. Throughout the project
D. When the project goes through a shift from concept to planning to implementation to close.

HINT: Risk can occur anytime in a project.

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Answer and Explanation:
The correct answer is C.

Risk reviews are performed on a continuous basis throughout the project. This is because new risks usually evolve at every stage.


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