Lessons Learned Management Techniques for the PMP® Exam

Lessons Learned Management Techniques for the PMP® ExamLearning the lessons of past projects is important for you to improve as a project manager. It is essential for you to understand what worked and what didn't when managing projects and for getting better outcomes each time.

In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about lessons learned management techniques. Lessons learned management techniques are the knowledge and skills that a project manager needs to be able to use lessons learned to improve their projects.

This will help you prepare for questions on the topic and also give you the tools you need to learn from your experiences on projects.

Topics discussed in this article include:

  1. PMP Lessons Learned Management Techniques: 3 Things To Know For Your Exam
  2. The Lessons Learned Project Management Process
  3. How to Run a Lessons Learned Project Management Meeting
  4. Lessons Learned Project Management Questions
  5. Lessons Learned: Project Management Challenges
  6. Next Steps For Learning About Lessons Learned

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Project and Process Tailoring for the PMP® Exam

Project and Process Tailoring for the PMP® ExamThe PMBOK® Guide defines a project as “a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result.” With that said, it is important to also understand that an organization's project management processes will likely need to be tailored in order to ensure project success.

Project tailoring takes into consideration that project management processes are not "one size fits all", meaning, there will be many times when processes need to be adjusted (added, removed, or revised) in order to ensure project success.

Tailoring in project management can happen at any time and for any process being applied to a project.

As a project manager, you cannot blindly follow a methodology. You need to know how to assess a project to determine what processes will need to be adjusted to achieve a successful project outcome.

In this article, we are going to look at a very high-level method for process tailoring.

This 4-step method includes the following:

  1. Evaluate Existing Project Management Processes
  2. Assess the Project Tailoring Needs
  3. Document the Project Tailoring Process
  4. Re-Evaluate Project Management Processes

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Meeting Management Techniques for the PMP® Exam

Meeting Management Techniques for the PMP® ExamMaybe you're wondering, what makes a good meeting? What are the meeting management techniques that project managers have to know and master?

Meeting management is part of the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Content Outline, so it is possible that you’ll be asked about this in your exam.

This article covers what you need to know about this subject. You'll also learn some great tips for managing successful meetings every time. Plus, 10 essential meeting management techniques that you surely don't want to miss!

Topics discussed in this article are:

1. PMP Meeting Management Techniques Defined
2. 10 Essential Meeting Management Techniques for PMP
3. Project Management Meetings With Virtual Teams
4. Taking it Further: More on Meeting Management for PMP

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Have the Right Mindset for Your PMP® Exam

Have the Right Mindset for Your PMP® ExamYou may have already taken some steps in getting your PMP® certification. Perhaps you have gathered information about it or maybe you have done more than that.

As a good project manager, you may have already set a roadmap, timeline, or some steps to getting your PMP.

In this article, we emphasize the importance of having the right mindset for your PMP exam.

What do I mean by having the right mindset?

1. Be positive.
2. It takes more than wishful thinking to pass your PMP exam.
3. It is okay to ask for help or get the materials that you need to pass.
4. Learn to relax
5. Overcome your fears and anxieties about the exam
6. Keep your perspective

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The Effectiveness of Various PMP® Exam Study Techniques

The Effectiveness of Various PMP® Exam Study TechniquesIf you have already started studying for your PMP®, you probably already know that you need to fully understand both the 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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