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Qualifying for Taking the PMP Exam

Are you hoping to receive your PMP® certification to take your project management career to the next level? Well, in order to do that, you need to take and pass the PMP® exam. And, to be totally prepared to do that, you can enroll in our PMP® exam prep courses.  But, 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…

Just Announced: PMP® Exam Change 2021

Now is the time to get your PMP certification.  PMI® has announced that the PMP certification exam will change on January 2, 2021. This announcement gives you time to get your application submitted and to prepare to take the exam before the exam changes. NEW PMP Exam Content Outline – What’s New? The exam change is prompted by the June 2019 release of a new PMP Exam Content Outline. The Exam Content Outline provides a basic description of the number of questions that will be on the PMP exam as well as the number of domains and the percentage of questions within each domain. A significant difference for the new exam is a change from five performance domains to just three domains. Those domains will include People, making up 42% of questions, Process with 50% of questions, and Business Environment at 8% of questions. It’s also worth noting that PMI…

Today’s Project Manager: 9 Tips For Effective Project Management in 2020

Is trying to manage your ever-changing project plan keeping you awake at night? Does defining your requirements feel like trying to wrestle an angry octopus into a string bag? Do you feel torn between allowing your customers and team to be agile while simultaneously creating defendable schedules, estimates, and scope definitions for your sponsors? Fear not. While the struggle is real, so are the solutions. Teams have been grappling with project requirements in flux, high rates of change, and demands for detailed plans for years. We can steal their best strategies and avoid common mistakes. Let’s explore 9 planning tips for taming wild projects without stifling agile teams or mumbling when asked about the project management plan. 1. Take a Customer-Centric Approach Relentlessly focusing on customer needs and wants is the way to win them over. Showing genuine care for their desires builds understanding about the true project requirements. Sponsors…

5 Tips for Success in the New World of Project Management

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 a new skills set to thrive. We all want to remain valuable to our organizations and teams. Tips include:         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 have little influence over them. Instead,…

What to Expect from Your RMC PMP Course

What to Expect from Your PMP Course When you’re ready to become a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), RMC will be there to help you with our highly regarded 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. But what, exactly, should you expect from this course?  The Goal of RMC’s PMP 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…

Why take the PMP Exam?

Why take the PMP Exam? Many people wonder why they should take the PMP® exam. What is the purpose, what will it do for you, and is it worth it?   There’s no doubt that preparing to take the PMP® exam is a journey. And, if you let it, this journey can help you expand yourself and your abilities.   In preparing for this exam, you will have an opportunity to become an even better project manager, so you’ll do much more than just prepare to pass a test. In fact, this opportunity to learn is one of the best reasons to get your PMP® certification.  Understanding Is the Key to Passing the Exam  The PMP® exam is an international exam designed to prove your knowledge and experience in applying the art and science of project management. It focuses on situations you might encounter in the real world, rather than just asking…

Communications Management Plan in Project Management

Communications Management Plan 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 communications management 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?…

Identify and Analyze Risk in Project Management

Identify and Analyze Risk in Project Management 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. In our previous post, we covered the essential element, Creating a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). 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 or a negative way, so a risk is really a potential threat or…

Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in Project Management

Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in Project Management

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

Develop a Project Scope Statement in Project Management

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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