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As you might have learned by now, I make my living as a project manager . When I put Bluejeans' Place together, I decided to include a project management page to share some "tricks of the trade."
My Project Management Professional (PMP) Examination Study Aids
Are you getting ready for your Project Management Professional (PMP) Examination? Great! Now how about some study aids? Visit my other PM pages to find a few I developed while getting ready to take my PMP examination.
-A project schedule which shows all of the PM phases and processes outlined in the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK).
-A no-nonsense way to understand and learn the PERT-estimating formula for project time estimation.
-An easy to understand, yet comprehensive explanation of project cost equations and their usage.
-My thoughts on preparing for the PMP examination. Yes, it's tough, but not as hard as some PMPs make it out to be (what are they, elitists?). Here's my feedback on the whole process which I wrote up within days of nailing my PMP certificate to the wall.
-Another PMP's notes on how Jan Nicolas, PMP, approached the PMP examination. I used these notes to tighten up the "bulls-eye" of my studying as my examination date approached.
The Notorious PM Experience Resume
I get a few e-mails a week from potential PMP exam candidates asking about the PM Experience Resume. Click here for some updated information on the notorious PM Experience Resume. I call it notorious because it was a tedious project in of itself to complete!
Project Decision Making
A lot of folks tell me they don't know how to make a good decision they can trust in project management. It sounds like they could use a good, time-tested comprehensive decision model for not just project management, but in every day life. Visit my Project Decision Making page for a copy of one.
Requirements and Statement of Work Improvement Questions
A few project managers, mostly newcomers to the business, but also some business analysts, asked me how to ask good questions to develop a comprehensive statement of work. While such questions could result easily in a 100 page book, I wrote an article on the questions I normally ask to develop a succinct, yet complete requirements document or statement or work.
Project Management Failure Warning Signs
I added a new page outlining, for your use or amusement, some of the project management failure warning signs I've observed over the years. I must have listed some really common warning signs as I get e-mails from all over the world asking "Have we worked together before--I've seen the same things!"
We've heard a lot of nonsense since early in 2007 that delivering a project on time is more important than a quality project product. Yes, you read that right--that's what we're hearing on a regular basis.
While we believe this is stupidity on a grand scale, we're open to being convinced otherwise. Take a moment to read our Executive PM Challenge and Middle Manager PM Challenge pages for a laugh. Who knows, maybe someone will take on one of our challenges?
In the past ten years, this page has been visited by many project managers from all walks of life and all sorts of places ranging from many US states to Beijing to Bangalore to Moscow to the Ukraine.
Please drop me a note if any of these items help you or just to say hi!