Showing posts with label PMP. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PMP. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

PMI Renewal

I rejoined PMI and all I got was this lousy t-shirt. Seems a clumsy bit of marketing to me. Although, they did get me to post about it.

Thursday, May 1, 2014


I passed my PMP exam today. Blogging (and life) should get back to normal. So glad that is done.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

PMP - What Comes Before Game

After watching the videos from Dave Litton, I am back to reading PMP Exam Prep, Eighth Edition: Rita's Course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam book. It makes a ton more sense now then when I started it the first time. I'm still using the on-line version of Rita's Process Game, but a recent chapter had be looking for an on-line version of her "What Comes Before" game. These flashcards do the trick pretty well.

Back to the grind...

Thursday, December 12, 2013

PMP - Rita's Process Game

In the PMP Exam Prep book, it recommends playing a game to help memorize the various components of each process group. The game involves cutting out squares that represent each project management process. You mix the squares up and then organize them by process group and see if you can do it mistake free.

Of course, someone has created a way to play the game on-line.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


When I lost my job, I wanted to fill my time with something of value, so I thought about working on some certifications. I earned my ITIL Foundation cert a while back. I got a lot of good advice here and in the real world about what to do next. For many reasons, but primarily because I think it will help me get a job I am very interested in, I am working on my Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from PMI.

I've been part of more projects than I care to think about - as an individual contributor or project manager and everything in between. I hope learning the PMP material will make me a better project manager, but at a minimum it should differentiate me from other candidates - and that is very important to me right now. You have to document your project experience and have at least 4,500 hours and a bachelor's degree (or 7,500 without the degree) to be eligible for the certification. In addition, you need 35 project management education hours. I'm happy to say that I completed my application and it has been accepted. Now I just need to study and pass the 200 question exam.

I am using the PMP Exam Prep, Eighth Edition: Rita's Course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam book for the core of my study. YouTube is a great resource as well - see a couple of good examples at the end of this post.

Back to the studying, so my projects don't end up like this.

Learn PMP Critical Path In 17 Minutes Flat

Learn PMP Earned Value in 10 Minutes Flat