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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…

Tricks of the Trade: Project Communication Effect

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Six Considerations for Project Communication Management Planning. Read Tricks of the Trade Project Communication Effect

QuickGuide to Requirements Types

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This two page reference describes the industry standard requirement types (as defined in BABOK® GuideandPMBOK® Guide). It also describes how to use each type for current (as-is) and future (to-be) state analysis.

6 Essential Elements to Effective Project Management

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How do organizations maximize their projects by delivering expected value on time and within budget? The keys to success lie in mastering the six essential elements discussed in this paper.

Roles Defined: The Project Manager & The Business Analyst

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If your organization struggles with clearly delineating the differences between project managers and business analysts, download this IIBA® Peer Reviewed article which recommends an approach to defining roles based on requirement types.

Tips for the Worried Test Taker

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Looking to sit for the PMP® exam soon? This paper examines strategies for making test-taking more rewarding, and looks at things like attitude, possible surprises, the testing itself, and checklists to create prior to the exam.

Tip Sheet: Tips for Proactively Managing Stakeholders

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Project managers have many problems with the proactive aspect of stakeholder management. Add these tips to your tool kit to make YOUR projects the ones that look easy.

Tip Sheet: Tips for Handling Unrealistic Schedules

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Have you been given a project deadline you believe is unrealistic? Use these 10 tips and do something about it.

16 Common Risk Mistakes to Avoid on Projects

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Do you want to control your projects instead of having them control you? Managing risks could be the answer, but avoiding the mistakes others have made is key to overall project success. Here is a list of the most common risk management mistakes as well as tips on how to avoid them.

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…

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