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What You Need to Know about Upcoming Changes to Rita Mulcahy’s™ PMP® Exam Prep Book

It’s that time again. The Project Management Institute® (PMI) has updated their book A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). This occurs every four years. It’s PMI’s way of keeping the book current with today’s project management practices. For RMC it means that all of our books, software, and classes have to be revised to stay in alignment with the PMBOK® Guide-Sixth Edition. It also provides us with the opportunity to make other changes to our products and courses so we can deliver the best possible learning experiences. And we are hard at it. RMC’s flagship product, Rita Mulcahy’s™ PMP® Exam Prep book, is currently undergoing extensive changes. Many are driven by updates found within the PMBOK® Guide-Sixth Edition, while others are made to improve the learning experience and incorporate feedback from our readers and students. We also utilize in-house knowledge gained after the publication of…

What You Need to Know about Upcoming Changes to Rita Mulcahy’s™ PMP® Exam Prep Book

It’s that time again. The Project Management Institute (PMI) is updating their book A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). This occurs about every five years. It’s PMI’s way of keeping the book current with today’s project management practices. For RMC it means that all of our books, software, and classes have to be revised to stay in alignment with the PMBOK® Guide. It also provides us with the opportunity to make other changes to our products and courses so we can deliver the best possible learning experiences. As the Lead Developmental Editor I am managing all updating efforts for our upcoming PMP Exam Prep book in collaboration with RMC Learning Solutions Owner Tim Mulcahy. And we are hard at it. RMC’s flagship product, Rita Mulcahy’s ™ PMP® Exam Prep book, is undergoing extensive changes. Many are driven by updates found within the PMBOK® Guide, while…

PMI’s Agile Future: A Presentation by Mike Griffiths

PMI® EMEA Congress2017 marks an important year for embracing agile approaches by the Project Management Institute. What is in store for PMI’s Agile Future?

I will be presenting about “PMI’s Agile Future,” in Rome, May 1-3 at the 2017 PMI® EMEA Congress. 2017 marks an important year for embracing agile approaches by the Project Management Institute. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) — Sixth Edition, is set to be released in Q3 will have agile accommodation guidance for each of its Knowledge Areas and an Agile Appendix. I wrote these sections with Jesse Fewell and hope they enable practitioners to see how techniques can be tailored for agile environments.

Aggressive Transparency

aggressive transparency I came across a new phrase last week, which I really like:  “aggressive transparency”. I saw this phrase in the Project Management Institute, Inc. exposure draft of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition.  It is used in the Project Stakeholder Management chapter referring to the fact that agile approaches strive to be very transparent so that stakeholders always are aware of project progress.  I liked the phrase and searched on it to see if I could find where it originated.

PMI-PBA® Traceability and Monitoring Domain

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This is the fourth post in a series about the PMI-PBA certification. The Traceability and Monitoring domain follows the Analysis domain and includes much of the business analysis work that is traditionally called Requirements Management.

PMI-PBA® Domain: Needs Assessment

Study Guide Writing Is UnderwayDomain: Needs Assessment
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I have started work on our PMI-PBA® Exam Prep study guide! Writing an exam prep book is a big undertaking and always a little daunting. I know many potential exam takers are anxious for a resource to use for their preparation, and I am looking forward to providing it. Until then, I thought I would post excerpts as I develop the content for each domain. This will give you some previews of our study approach and give you an opportunity to share feedback in anticipation of the entire book being published.The first Domain: Needs Assessment, so that’s where we’ll start. Needs Assessment is often the domain that’s most difficult for exam takers because it’s the one where people have the least amount of experience. Here’s some more information from the first draft of the book.

The Benefits of PMP® Revisited

Over the years there has been quite a lot written about the benefits of the PMP® Certification.  There has also been some comment (mostly anecdotal on blogs) about some of the disadvantages.

According to several studies, the benefits include:

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