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How to Use Rita Mulcahy’s Exam Prep Book for the CAPM Exam

Prep for the CAPM® Exam with Rita Mulcahy’s Book Be sure you have current materials for the exam before you begin using this book. RMC products are updated to give you the most current information available, and they take into account the latest changes to the exam. Previous editions of this book are out of date and should not be used to try to pass the exam. The fourth edition of the CAPM Exam Prep book is in alignment with the PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition that was published September 6, 2017, and is meant to be used to study for exams taken after May 21, 2018. How the CAPM Exam Prep Book Is Organized Most of the chapters in this book have been organized the same way: a list of Quicktest topics (generally listed in order of importance), an introduction to the knowledge area, a discussion of the key inputs,…

Qualifying for Taking the PMP Exam

PMP Exam Qualifications Do you want to get your PMP® certification to take your project management career to the next level? You need to take and pass the PMP exam. And, to be totally prepared to pass the PMP, consider RMC’s time-tested and proven training materials.  However, before you can even sign up to take this exam, you need to meet certain qualifications. Below is a short guide to the qualifications that need to be met before you can take the PMP® exam and get your certification.  Eligibility To qualify to take the PMP® Exam, you must have a secondary degree, along with 36 months of leading and directing projects, and 35 hours of project management education.  Alternatively, you can show that you have a four-year degree, along with 60 months of leading and directing projects, or a current CAPM Certification, and 35 hours of project management education. You also…

A Guide to the CAPM® Exam Change

Why Should You Read This Document? Starting in the summer of 2019, PMI will be making some changes to the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) exam. This complimentary report will explain things like why the exam is changing, what exactly is changing, and how these changes will affect your preparation for taking the CAPM exam—whether you plan to take the exam before or after the exam changes have been implemented. This report will also offer a few key dates CAPM® aspirants need to be aware of. So please read through this information carefully, and feel free to pass this document on to any friends, colleagues or co-workers who might be interested as well. Changing for the application part August 28th. New questions will come in late September 2019. First the Basics: What is PMI? PMI is a worldwide nonprofit organization that owns and administers some of the most widely…

5 Tips for Success in the New World of Project Management

5 Project Management Tips Do you wonder how to stay current in your project management skills? Is your industry evolving so quickly that one day you as project manager may become obsolete?  With the rise of AI, agile, and empowered teams, is the role of project manager even needed anymore? Maybe, but not for the reasons you might expect. As we enter a new decade, it’s an excellent time to reflect on how project management has changed and where it is going in the future. Professional project managers need to stay current and adapt to change and add new skill sets to thrive. We all want to remain valuable to our organizations and teams.  Here are five tips for project management success. 1. Focus Wisely You might be expecting to hear about the usual list of topics: big data, IoT, and artificial intelligence. These are undoubtedly happening, but project managers…

What to Expect from Your RMC PMP Exam Prep Course

RMC PMP Exam Prep Course When you’re ready to become a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), RMC will be there to help you with our proven PMP course. What’s it all about? Well, it’s geared towards preparing you for the challenging PMP certification exam so you can pass it on your first try.  What should you expect from this course?  The Goal of RMC’s PMP Exam Course Our PMP course is an accelerated program that’s packed with engaging material. It will allow you to prepare for the 200-question PMP exam that takes four hours to complete. We won’t lie, this is definitely an intense test, but we take a lot of the stress out of it. How do we do that? By showing you exactly what you need to internalize in order to answer the multiple-choice questions with greater ease. It’s that simple. Thanks to expert instruction and high-quality materials,…

How to Combat Project Scope Creep

Scope creep happens when a project’s scope is changed or additional requirements are implemented after the start of a project, and you don’t really have any control over it. Although you know that changes are likely to occur at some point during any project, the lack of control that comes with scope creep can be very stressful.

More specifically, scope creep occurs when changes to a project haven’t been authorized, and when the effects of those changes haven’t been addressed. Worse yet, you’re still required to achieve the project’s goals with the same schedule, budget, and resources that you had before the changes were made.

All of this might mean that you’re unable to meet the original authorized aspects of your project on time, and it might cause the project to fail unless you know how to tackle scope creep.

Communications Management Plan in Project Management

Communications in Project Management Communication in business and in project management can be difficult, especially when you’re collaborating with virtual teams or working on global projects. But clear communication is a critical component to a project’s success. In our previous post, we covered the essential element, Identify and Analyze Risk. By using risk identification and analysis throughout a project, you can increase the odds that it will go smoothly, that you’ll stick to your budget and anticipated resource requirements, and that you’ll finish on schedule to impress and satisfy your stakeholders. Now, it’s time to cover the importance of a project management communications plan, which is yet another essential aspect of successful project execution. Did you know that a project manager spends 90% of his or her time communicating? Yet, our studies show that communication issues are the most preventable problems on projects. What’s the secret to good communication? Well,…

Identify and Analyze Risk in Project Management

Identify and Analyze Project Risk One of the most important steps when coming up with a plan for your next project is identifying and analyzing risks. Whether you’re new to project management or you want to become a better project manager, understanding how to accurately determine where your risks lie can help ensure you’ll meet your goals with fewer, if any, setbacks along the way.  We encourage to find out how your lack of risk knowledge could be hurting your projects. In our previous post, we covered the essential element, Creating a Work Breakdown Structure. A WBS is a graphical decomposition of project deliverables. It is the “family tree.” Now, it’s time to cover the important element of identifying and analyzing risks when you’re managing any project. What Are “Risks” in Project Management? What is a risk, exactly? Basically, it’s anything that might affect your project in either a positive…

Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in Project Management

Creating a Work Breakdown Structure

Creating a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is an essential part of organizing a project. Once you understand what a WBS is and how it can help you succeed in project management, you’ll always want to have one in place for each and every project that you work on.

In our previous post, we covered the essential element of developing a project scope statement, which describes, in detail, the deliverables and the work needed to create a product, service, or result. Now, let’s cover the benefits that you can reap from creating a WBS.

Develop a Project Scope Statement in Project Management

Developing a Project Scope Statement 

The Project Scope Statement describes, in detail, the deliverables and the work needed to create a product, service, or result.

In our previous post, we covered the essential element, Identify Stakeholders. It’s important to identify anyone who can affect, or be affected by, the project or the product. But, to be a successful project manager, it’s also necessary to know how to develop a project scope statement, so that’s what we’ll cover below.

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