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Managing Dependencies in MS Project

Questions, this post answers: What are dependencies in MS Project? How many types of dependencies are there in MS Project? How to decide which dependency is appropriate between the two tasks? How to establish dependencies or relationship between the tasks? How to...

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Take PMP® Online Exam from your home

The New PMP® Online Exam Since PMI® has made Pearson VUE its partner to administer its various exams, PMI has brought several changes and continuously making it easier for candidates to write the exam. Latest one is introduction of PMP Online Exam. With the...

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How to pass PMP Exam in 30 days?

How to pass PMP Exam in 30 days? Your path to get PMP Certification quickly without disturbing your day to day life. Tips to pass PMP Exam in a limited time. PMI has planned a change in PMP Exam from 1st July, 2020. Under this change, PMI has proposed significant...

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PMP Exam is changing in January, 2021

What do I need to do? Important Edit: Due to business impact of Coronavirus issue, PMI is postponed the changes until 2nd January, 2021. The changes which is described here will be now come into effect on 2nd January, 2021. Background: Every 4 years PMI conducts a...

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PMP® Paper Based Exam in Pune in 2019

Schedule of Paper Based Test (PBT) for PMP® Certification Exam in 2019 in Pune, India Continuing to facilitate PMP® Certification in Pune for Pune Resident, PMI® has announced it schedule of Paper Based Test (popularly known as PBT) in Pune for the year 2019. One exam...

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New Year Resolutions for Project Managers

New Year Resolutions for Project Managers Five things to win projects and people in New Year! As we usher into New Year, it is a good time to look back and give a thought what went well and what didn’t. Take a few things and make a commitment to our self to deliver...

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Microsoft Project 2016 – Create New Project

Microsoft Project 2016 – Create New Project. Microsoft Project provide various options to create a new project easily and quickly. You can start a project completely from scratch or use a readymade template to get started quickly. When we start Microsoft Project, we...

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What is Risk Attitude?

Risk Attitude Risk Attitude is at high level and shows the natural inclination or basic nature of stakeholders or organizations if they are willing to take risk or not. It represent a response chosen by stakeholders which is driven by their perception of a specific...

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Tips and Tricks to pass PMP® Exam

PMP® Exam is not a simple exam to crack. It requires focus, serious studies, understanding of project management concepts, persistence and consistent preparation to pass the exam. More than this, you need to understand PMI® philosophy. If you understand PMI point of...

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Using EVM with MS Project 2016

Using EVM Capability of Microsoft Project 2016 Earned Value Management (EVM) is one of the well-defined project tracking methods. PMI® (Project Management Institute) recommends this technique in its book – PMBOK® Guide (Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide). MS...

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PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition – FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition Recently PMI released PMBOK® 6th Edition. It is obvious that some questions start bubbling in the mind of PMP® Certification aspirant. Here is a FAQ about PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition: When was PMBOK® Guide 6th...

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Project Management Competencies

  Project Management Competencies Project Management Competencies Development Framework of PMI® defines three types of competencies for project managers. These competencies are represented by triangle called PMI Talent Triangle® as shown in the figure The talent...

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Who is Project Manager?

Who is Project Manager Who is project manager? What is his role? What are his primary responsibilities? These are few questions we must answer before move into project manager's role. In an earlier section "What is Project Management", I compared a project with a...

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What is Project Management?

As per PMBOK, Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements. Again, let’s understand what it really means? Project Management Let's understand project management through an...

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What is a Project?

What is a Project? For a simple answer to this question "What is a project?" just look into PMBOK - A standard of Project Management by PMI. As per PMBOK, A Project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result. Definition in itself...

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The Microsoft Project 2016 Product Suite

Microsoft Project 2016 Product Suite Project Management is incomplete without a scheduler. Microsoft Project is one of the most popular scheduler used in the industry. MS Project is a suite of products to manage projects in an enterprise. Managing projects in an...

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Dealing with Integrated Change Control

How to handle situations at ground and questions in PMP® Exam related to integrated change control process. Project Change Management is one of the main challenges for project managers on the ground and for the same reason, many people find it difficult to answer...

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Risk Appetite Vs Risk Tolerance

Risk Appetite and Risk Tolerance are two terms often confuse the professionals especially PMP® Aspirants who are preparing for PMP® Exam as they are very close terms. Though both Risk Appetite and Risk Tolerance are defined in the PMBOK® Guide but the explanation is...

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What’s new in Microsoft Project 2016 – Part 1

I will cover following under "What’s new in Microsoft Project 2016" What’s new in Microsoft Project 2016 Professional? - In Part 1 What’s new in Microsoft Project 2016 Server? - In Part 2 What’s new in Microsoft Project 2016 Professional? Almost every 3 years,...

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How to update a baseline in MS Project

You may need to update a baseline in MS Project, you created before start tracking your project. First of all you should update baseline only in the following circumstances You have got a change which is approved by change control board/client/stakeholders You decided...

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How to prepare for PMP® Exam?

This question is on the mind of every PMP® aspirant. A good number of people keep thinking on this question for months and years. Many people keep thinking on whether they do it or not? Many people are not so clear about its benefits and many people keep postponing it...

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I resolve, every day in 2014, I will give…

I resolve, every day in 2014, I will give my team members a life of self-respect, inclusiveness, rewarding, growth and personal touch. When a new year starts, we make some resolution to quit something, to leave something or achieve something for I, me and myself and...

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Don’t violate the delegation

PM:     I am a business analyst and also playing a role of project manager for some time now. The plan was to completely move to project manager’s role and therefore we identified a good business analyst BA whom I wanted to takeover business analyst role completely....

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Plan your resolution for New Year 2013

Welcome my friend, I wish you a very happy new year. Adding value to a manager’s life is my sole motto. Years come and go, we make some commitments to our self and regret later for not accomplishing them. Under the pressure of several urgent items every day, we keep...

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What all I need to pass PMP Exam?

After talking to many PMP Aspirants, I found this is the single most important question on the mind of every PMP aspirants. Below I try explaining few points where a PMP Aspirant often gets confused on what he/she really needs to become PMP and often takes decisions...

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Get what you truly want and deserve

I got an email some time back from one of my friends Mr. Vikas Dikshit. As such he is much senior to me. He is a NLP Trainer and when writes, you can just feel the depth. The email goes like this… Quote This week, on Monday and Tuesday, I conducted a two day workshop...

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