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A Virtual Discussion on What You Need to Know About Taking the PMP exam

Posted on: June 5th, 2020 by admin

I recently presented to the Boston University Project Club on things you should know as you think about and prepare for the PMP exam. It includes up-to-date information about taking the exam from home as well as the January 2021 update which will be 50% Agile and hybrid. There is a link to the video below. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at jstewart@jpstewartassociates.com Boston University

First Impressions on PMBOK Sixth Edition

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017 by Jim 4 Comments

Note – This is not an in-depth discussion of the differences between PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge Fifth Edition and Sixth Edition (released 9/6/17). As indicated, it is a first impression after a read-through. Summary: If you remove the Agile references in each Knowledge Area, this edition could just as easily be called PMBOK Fifth Edition, Rev. 2. An instructor who is very

Information on PMBOK Sixth Edition

Posted on: August 28th, 2017 by Jim

// Jim Stewart, PMP, CSM | LinkedIn In case you haven’t heard, the Sixth Edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) is due to be released on September 6, 2017. PMBOK Sixth Edition will have Agile in every Knowledge area and a 190-page Agile Practice Guide will also be available for $49 (but free if you order a PMBOK.) Not clear if the Practice Guide is also free

In-house PMP Exam Prep Classes

Posted on: March 8th, 2017 by Jim

Contact info: (c) 781-223-7218 (e) jstewart@jpstewartassociates.com Why send your team for PMP training? Establish a consistent baseline of best practices Have all team members speaking the same language Stay up-to-date with your competitors whose PM’s are PMP’s Post-class, begin to develop a common set of templates Know that your project managers are well-versed in project management

PMBOK Sixth Edition Exposure Draft

Posted on: March 16th, 2016 by Jim

As you may know, the current Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) is the Fifth Edition. PMI has recently put an Exposure Draft of the Sixth Edition on their site for public comment. I went through the foundational information that is currently up there. And while they claim to be making more nods in the direction of Agile, it is still fundamentally a waterfall-based book. The PMBOK still has

Updates to the Continuing Certification Requirements for PMP exam

Posted on: October 2nd, 2015 by Jim

As you may know, once you get your PMP certification you never take the exam again. However, in order to maintain that status, you must get 60 Professional Development Units (PDU’s) in the course of a three-year cycle and then pay PMI 60 bucks. (If you get up to 80 in that cycle – and 20 of them are in the last year of the cycle – they will push over to the next cycle). PDU’s

My comments on upcoming changes to the PMP exam

Posted on: September 30th, 2015 by Jim

So in my last post I detailed the changes to the PMP exam. I’ll drill a little deeper here and talk about my thoughts on what these changes might mean. I say might because none of the exam prep providers has released questions yet and PMI is notoriously close to the vest on these. They are like Mary Poppins – they never explain. As a reminder, the blueprint for the exam is the Examination

Upcoming changes to PMP exam

Posted on: September 28th, 2015 by Jim 2 Comments

As noted in my previous post, as of June 2015, PMI has updated its Examination Content Outline. which, per PMI, is the blueprint to the PMP exam. (The last day to take the current exam is January 11, 2016, after which time it will reflect the new Outline). Any and all tasks and skills mentioned in the Outline may well be tested on the exam. (The outline is not a study guide per se but one can consult

Changes are coming to the PMP exam

Posted on: September 16th, 2015 by Jim

The Project Management Institute (PMI) has performed a role delineation study. As a result of this, they are going to issue a new PMP exam starting on Jan. 12, 2016. Note that this exam is still very much based on PMBOK 5 Fifth Edition. The changes mostly seem to revolve around what they call the Examination Content Outline (ECO) which – as the title indicates – is an outline of what is

Requirements to become a PMP

Posted on: September 27th, 2013 by Jim

I held a webinar yesterday to discuss what it takes to become a Project Management Professional (PMP). It always astonishes me how little people know about this, even including students who walk into my classes. Some of them have done zero homework and are greatly disappointed when they find out that yes, there are pre-requisites. So I thought that I’d just summarize some key information here: The

PMBOK 4 to PMBOK 5 deeper drill (final)

Posted on: June 18th, 2013 by admin 2 Comments

  PMBOK 5 PMBOK 4 Work Performance Data. Raw observations and measurements including start and finish dates of schedule activities, percent complete. Work Performance Measurements. Planned vs. actual performance, earned value measurements such as SV and CPI     Work Performance Information. Work performance data collected, correlated and contextualized. Includes deliverables status,