Featured PMP® Exam Lessons Learned from Rishi Khanduri, PMP

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

"Preparation Time: 12 weeks
Study Material: PM PrepCast, Rita Mulcahy 8th edition & A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
Word of caution: Having too much study materials can also confuse you in understanding the things so make sure you choose your study materials accordingly.

I submitted my application in Feb'17 end & within a week I got reply from Project Management Institute (PMI)® to proceed with the application.

I booked my exam date exactly 45 days before to ensure that I get a date on Sunday. Please be sure to check the prometric center date availability & ensure to book the date in advance. Also, as Cornelius mentions in his PrepCast videos, having a target date makes you more disciplined to follow a study plan.

1st month: I went through the PrepCast videos & got to get how the entire process groups are integrated & how the process works including the ITTOs..."

Read more here: https://www.project-management-prepcast.com/kunena/pmp-exam-lessons-learned/5892-passed-pmp-exam-today-on-21st-may-2017

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PMP® Exam Tip: What is the difference between mandatory and discretionary dependencies?

PMP® Exam Tip: What is the difference between mandatory and discretionary dependencies?In the project management world, dependencies determine the order in which various activities should be completed. These dependencies usually documented as an activity attribute and help in sequencing the activities on the project schedule network diagram. As you prepare for your Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam, it is important to know the difference between discretionary dependencies and mandatory dependencies.

A mandatory dependency is one that “must be” carried out at a particular time. It is usually requirement of some kind based on contracts, laws, company procedures, physical limitations, etc. When the sequence of events is developed for various aspects of the process, mandatory dependencies are placed where they must happen.

A discretionary dependency is one that isn't based on a "have to", but on a "should". These decisions are usually based upon best practices, business knowledge, etc. They are placed on the project diagram where the team members would like them to occur.

Since discretionary dependencies are more arbitrary, they should be fully documented, so the reasons for their placement can be maintained and available during future revisions. As a project progresses and adjustments are needed, discretionary dependencies are often

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Free PMP® Exam Sample Question

Free PMP® Exam Sample QuestionThere are 20 stakeholders on a project. What is the total number of potential communication channels in this project?

A. 10
B. 45
C. 190
D. 100

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HINT: n * (n-1)/?
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Answer and Explanation:
The correct answer is C.

Total number of communication channels can be calculated using the formula [n * (n-1)]/2, where n = number of stakeholders. In our question, we have 20 stakeholders in the project.

Therefore, the number of communication channels = [n * (n-1)]/2 = [20 * (20-1)]/2 = (20 * 19)/2 = 190

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Featured PMP® Exam Lessons Learned from Khalid Thaha, PMP

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

"Thank you...Mr. Cornelius Fichtner for your wonderful PM PrepCast and exam simulation application. Those helped me a lot to pass my PMP® exam on my first attempt. I spent around one and half month to prepare for the PMP® exam. In the beginning, I purchased Rita book and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). But I couldn't finish it and several times I went to sleep mode when I start reading the PMBOK® Guide. I was googling to find out study materials, user reviews for different study materials and luckily found PM PrepCast and hoped it would be suitable for me and it did. Here is what I did to prepare for my PMP® exam...

1) I started with reading first three chapters of the PMBOK® Guide (Introduction, Org. Influences and life cycle and PM processes) to understand basics. (Totally 61 pages) It was a little bit boring to read sometimes :), but helped to understand the basic concepts and PM terminologies..."

Read more here: https://www.project-management-prepcast.com/kunena/pmp-exam-lessons-learned/5852-passed-pmp-on-first-attempt-on-may-16-2017

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