How to Get a PMP® Certification: PMP Certification Process

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is a highly sought-after credential in the project management world. Earning the PMP certification demonstrates your ability to lead and complete projects of any type, size, and complexity. It also proves you have the professional skills needed for the management of projects across varying industries and locations. Are you …

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PMBOK® Guide 7th Edition and PMP Exam Prep

The Project Management Institute (PMI) produces A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) as a global standard for all things project management. Each new edition of the guide reflects careful consideration of the evolution of project management. PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is globally recognized as an achievement in the …

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PMP® Schedule Variance (SV): How to Calculate and Analyze SV

One of a project manager’s many critical roles is to keep projects on track. It can be easy for projects to deviate from the agreed-upon schedule. While this may happen for reasons out of anyone’s control, schedule variances are often unnecessary or preventable. Ultimately, all schedule variances can impact the project’s budget, as well as …

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Communication Channels PMP®: Managing Project Communications

According to the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK® Guide, about 90% of a project manager’s time is spent communicating. Effective communication is critical to a project’s success since better communication leads to more efficient project management. For a PMP, effective communication channels are absolute necessity. One hurdle to good communication is communication complexity. PMP exam candidates …

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Erin Aldrige

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Point of Assumption

Different types of contracts have different requirements and budget impacts. Project Managers who are working towards earning the Project Management Institute (PMI)’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification should have a basic understanding of contracts and project formulas connected to different types of contracts. For instance, the point of total assumption calculation can be used with …

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PMP Exam Prep: Standard Deviation (SD)

Standard deviation, from a project management lens, is used most frequently in the manage and control quality processes. Project Managers seeking to enhance their skill set or who are preparing for the Project Management Institute (PMI)’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam, should know the basic formula for calculating Standard Deviation (SD), understand its role …

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