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Project workflow for PMP preparation

Watch this wonderful and useful video, which clearly explains the consequence of activities in a project according to PMBOK 6th.

I believe it helps you for both project management and PMP preparation.

Enjoy!

 

Plan your PMP preparation

As we know, PMP exam changes greatly on July, 1st, 2020. (See our previous posts).

So, candidates have 8-9 months to prepare and successfully pass the exam based on current version. It’s enough time for it. Our colleague – Marcus Kopko prepared a perfect step-by-step for PMP preparation.

Below is the brief version with my comments and offers, whilst you can find the full author version at: https://www.project-management-prepcast.com/how-to-get-pmp-certification

Brief plan with comments:

  1. Read the PMI Credentials Handbook.
  2. Make sure that you are eligible to become a PMI certified project manager.
  3. Become a PMI Member + Member of your local PMI Chapter. Comment. Optional, but highly recommended
  4. Sign up for the PMP Exam.
  5. Read the PMBOK® Guide. Twice.
  6. Listen to a PMP Audio Workshop or Read a PMP Preparation Book.

Comment. items 4-6 to my mind should be as the following:

4. Listen to a PMP Audio Workshop or Read a PMP Preparation Book

5. Read the PMBOK® Guide. Twice. Learn the processes inputs-tools&techniques-outputs

6. Register for the PMP exam


 

7. Take an In-Person PMP Workshop.

8. Answer as many Sample PMP Exam Questions as you can.

9. Study Hard and have a Plan. Comment. It means your own plan based on your experience, mindset, workload, etc.

10. Take the Exam.

PMP update information

On May, 2019, the PMI has informed about changes in the PMP certification. First information says the changes take effect on December, 15th. But on the last week of August the effective date was changed to July, 1st, 2020. The current exam version is available till June, 30th, 2020.

The PMI has presented changes details in the PMP Examination Content outline — ECO. And the certification content changes greatly. Current version as like as many previous versions are developed around the project management phases, i.e. initiation – planning – execution – monitoring and control – closure and knowledge areas. The new version is built around the three PM competency areas.

42% of exam questions (14 tasks) are in leadership segment; 50% (17 tasks) are in project management processes segment and 8 % (4 tasks) are in business strategy.

Task example:

«Establish project governance structure

 — Determine appropriate governance for a project (e.g., replicate organizational

governance)

-  Define escalation paths and thresholds»

The «2019 PMP Exam Content Crossover Map» document matches exam themes across current and future version. For example:

  • Assess behavior through the emotional needs of key project stakeholders
  • the use of personality indicators
  • Assess opportunities to deliver value incrementally
  • as necessary to find the Minimum Viable Product
  • Recommend a project methodology/approach (i.e, predictive, agile, hybrid)
  • Use iterative, incremental practices throughout the project lifecycle (e.g., lessons learned, stakeholder engagement, risk)
  • Classify compliance categories
  • Coordinate with other projects and other operations
  • Assess organizational culture

10 top paid IT certifications

  1. Google certified Cloud Architect ($139, 529 annually)
  2. PMP (PMI Project management professional) ($135,798)
  3. Certified ScrumMaster ($135,441)
  4. AWS certified solutions architect ($132,840)
  5. AWS certified developer ($130,369)
  6. Microsoft certified solutions expert (MCSE) ($121,288)
  7. ITIL Foundation ($120,566)
  8. Certified information security manager (CISM)($118,412)
  9. Certified in Risk and Information systems control (CRISC) ($117,395)
  10. Certified information systems security professional (CISSP) ($116,900)

Original source:

https://www.pcmag.com/article/345434/the-10-highest-paying-it-certifications?fbclid=IwAR3r6fX4fFP9GvpSZQdbvvp0Bv33jLfJk3XG52izr8zKn6Mwh9WNw7EB3sg

PMP exam changes since December 15

PMI officially presents the new concept of the PMP exam, which takes place since December, 15th. The new exam contains the following main differences in approach:

  • Three domains: People, Processes, Business environment
  • “Predictive, agile, and hybrid approaches will be found throughout the three domain areas listed above and are not isolated to any particular domain or task.”
  • “About half of the examination will represent predictive project managementapproaches and the other half will represent agile or hybrid approaches.”

Exam contain 35 tasks across three domains:

14 tasks (42%) in the People Domain, 17 tasks (50%) in the Processes domain, and 4 tasks (8%) in Business environment domain.

The detailed contents of tasks are described in the PMI’s “PMP Content Examination Outline”.

PMBOK Sixth Processes schema

A0 format schema of PMBOK 6th processes by (c) Ricardo Vargas is placed at our Presentations page.

PMI certifications updates dates in 2018

March, 26th – PMP, PMI-ACP

May, 21st – CAPM

June, 25th – PgMP, PMI-BA

PMBOK 6th Processes Schema

The excellent Excel-based memo on PMBOK 6th process groups, processes and knowledge areas.

It suits for clarifying PMBOK based project management workflow as well as PMP 6th preparation.

Enjoy! And thank the author!

Video: how to fill in the PMP application

I recommend the video at youtube. Great done!

PMP application example

Project Description Experience_20.11.2017-this file contains a real example of a candidate’s project experience, which he had successfully submitted for a PMP application.

The file publishing is directly allowed by the author.