Test Driving the New PM Exam Simulator

Test Driving the New PM Exam Simulator

I’ve been invited to beta-test the new PM Exam Simulator soon to be released by Cornelius Fichtner from the PM Prepcast. This is something I wished I had when I was preparing for my PMP exam but could not find a product that was affordable and that I could...
How to Read the PMBOK Guide

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...

The To-Complete-Performance-Index (TCPI)

The To-Complete-Performance-Index (TCPI) allows a projection of the anticipated performance required to achieve a goal. As a simple example: You are driving in your car to a friends house. You promised that you would arrive at 3pm. It is now 2:15pm and you have 30...
The Project Schedule

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...

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...
The Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)

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...