PMP Exam Simulator launched

New educational tool for PMP candidates launches today, providing unparalleled exam simulation.  Click here for my review of this product. SILVERADO, March 25, 2011 – OSP International LLC has today launched PMP Exam Simulator, a tool to help candidates for PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) exam to prepare effectively. Advertisements

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Beta testing the PM Exam Simulator

  As I mentioned on my previous post, I am currently beta-testing the PM Exam Simulator which will be released on Friday, March 25, 2011. The product promises to create an environment similar to the real PMP exam while providing the student with hundreds of good quality practice questions. When I was preparing for my […]

How to Read the PMBOK Guide

If you are planning on taking the PMP exam, or if you want to learn more about Project Management, you eventually will have to read the Project Management Body of Knowledge, or PMBOK Guide. The problem is that reading PMBOK Guide is as exciting as reading the Yellow Pages.  It is structured as a framework, […]

The Project Schedule

The project schedule is one of the central components of a project.  For a thorough explanation on how to develop your schedule, I recommend you start by watching the following episodes of the Project Management Prepcast: 6.01: Define Activities 6.05.1: Develop Schedule (Part 1) 6.05.2: Develop Schedule (Part 2) 6.05.3: Develop Schedule (Part 3) 6.06: […]

The Project Management Plan

Before we get started, I recommend you watching episode E01.31 “The Project Management Plan” of the Project Management Prepcast. The Project Management Prepcast is an amazingly affordable way to learn the basics of Project Management.  It provides you with over 40 hours of video training, gives you tips on how to pass the PMP exam, […]

The Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)

A Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM), also known as RACI matrix or Linear Responsibility Chart (LRC), describes the participation by various roles in completing tasks or deliverables for a project or business process. It is especially useful in clarifying roles and responsibilities in cross-functional/departmental projects and processes. RACI is an acronym derived from the four key […]

The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

A work breakdown structure (WBS) in project management and systems engineering, is a tool used to define and group a project’s discrete work packages in a way that helps organize and define the total work scope of the project. A work breakdown structure element may be a product, data, a service, or any combination. A […]

Getting Things Done: David Allen Sees The Whole Forest by Making Sure Every Tree Is Seen.

After reading so much about David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” book, I decided to give it a try. I had been listening to his podcast and had already implemented many of his great ideas in my day-to-day activities in order to be more productive. I’m naturally disorganized and yet have many things to get done […]