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…
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 7,500 hours 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 4,500 hours of leading and directing projects, and 35 hours of…
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…
Is Your Lack of Risk Management Hurting You?
Risk management is, essentially, the process by which you identify and analyze the various risks that are associated with any project, no matter how large or small. This is important because it gives you the chance, during the planning process, to figure out what risks might end up affecting your project. That way, you can take steps to avoid those potential risks becoming a real problem. And, if those risks do become reality, you can immediately take action.
How to Create a Project Communication Plan
Creating a clear communication plan can help you effectively collaborate with your team, client, and stakeholders. Like other tools that you’ll use for the duration of a project, this plan will set straightforward guidelines that everyone will follow to stay on the same page as they work on meeting goals.
What’s a Project Communication Plan?
This plan outlines the methods that will be used to share information (think: meetings, emails, phone calls, status reports, discussion boards, etc.). And it also covers when information will be shared, who will be sharing it, and who will be receiving it. Plus, it gives everyone the opportunity to provide critical feedback that can help ensure a project’s success.
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 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 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
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
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.