The Effectiveness of Various PMP® Exam Study Techniques

The Effectiveness of Various PMP® Exam Study TechniquesIf you have already started studying for your Project Management Professional (PMP)®, you probably already know that you need to fully understand both A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), and the Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI)® Code of Ethics.

You may have also spent some time thinking about the study techniques available to you.

This article examines four PMP exam study techniques, their effectiveness, and some possible alternatives, you may not have considered.

Study techniques discussed are:

  1. Reading and Highlighting / Underlining the PMBOK® Guide and PMI® Code of Ethics
  2. Using Flashcards
  3. Taking Notes on the PMBOK® Guide and PMI Code of Ethics
  4. Taking Practice Tests

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Situational Project Management

Situational Project ManagementSituational awareness is an important skill to build as a project manager and in this article, we’ll look at what it is and how you can use it on your projects.

This article is based on an interview that I recorded with Oliver Lehmann, MSc., PMP. We did the interview because “Situational Project Management” was recently added to the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Content Outline, and Oliver has published a book on the topic. So if you are currently in the middle of your PMP exam prep, then you can expect to see questions about situational project management on your exam. Therefore, the article is not intended as a book review but as an introduction to the topic.

Topics discussed in this article are:

  1. Situational Awareness
  2. Situational Leadership
  3. How to apply Situational Awareness
  4. How to make a Situational Assessment
  5. Situational Leadership: Team Development
  6. Making An Ethical Situational Assessment
  7. Developing Your Situational Awareness

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Generational Sensitivity and Diversity

Generational Sensitivity and DiversityToday’s workforce is made up of more generations than ever before. You might find yourself working with five generations on your project team. So in today’s modern, it’s imperative for you to apply generational sensitivity and diversity-awareness to your project teams.

In this article, I’ll show you what that means and how it affects your projects. We’ll also look at how cultural sensitivity has an impact on the three large areas of content in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

This article is based on an interview with Margaret Meloni, PMP. We did the interview because “Generational Sensitivity and Diversity” was recently added to the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Content Outline and she is a respected expert on soft skills.

This article contains topics such as:

  1. Generational diversity in the workplace
  2. Generational dynamics and Project Resource Management
  3. Project Communications Management and the multi-generational workplace
  4. Generational sensitivity and Stakeholder Management
  5. How to improve your cultural diversity awareness

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Help! I’ve Failed The PMP® Audit!

Help! I’ve Failed The PMP® Audit!The Project Management Institute (PMI)® appears to be doing more Project Management Professional (PMP)® audits where they review your application in detail before approving you to take the PMP® Exam.

With that said, we are seeing another part of that trend where more people are failing their audits and reaching out for help. 

Read on for some great tips to help you avoid the headaches audits can bring.

This article will give answers to questions such as:

1. Why PMI does audits
2. Where the PMP audit fits into the application process
3. How you can fail the PMI audit
4. Top Reasons For Failing The Audit (And How To Avoid Them)
5. How to boost your chances of success

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How To Get CAPM® Certification Using Four Study Techniques

How To Get CAPM® Certification Using Four Study TechniquesIf you're looking for the best study techniques for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam then you're in luck! We support thousands of students to successfully pass their Project Management Institute (PMI)® exams, and we know exactly what techniques work.

This article talks about four common study techniques, its effectiveness, and an explanation of how to get the most out of them.

Study techniques discussed here are:

1. Reading, Highlighting, and Underlining the Guide
2. Listen to The PM PrepCast™ (for CAPM)
3. Taking Notes on the Guide
4. Taking a CAPM Practice Exam

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