PMP® Exam Will Change in December

Project Management
Are you planning on pursuing the PMP this year? Three months ago, if anyone had told me that the PMP certification could be achieved without leaving your home, I would probably have laughed at it. But sometimes a pandemic like the Corona Virus does present some opportunities that we probably could not expect and that is exactly what has happened with the PMP Certification. So first let’s look at the traditional approach of getting the PMP Certification that was generally followed until Feb 2020. 1. Student enquiry would lead to a consultation and registration process. 2. Classes would be scheduled (either weekdays or weekends) in a traditional classroom environment. 3. Students would apply to PMI with their application and upon approval get into a preparatory mode. 4. Exam would be…
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The Rise & Rise of Hybrid Project Management

The Rise & Rise of Hybrid Project Management

Project Management
In one of my earlier articles, I had briefly touched upon the genesis of Project Management. However, I felt that an apt preface to this topic of discussion would be to delve deeper into the history and evolution of project management, which would set the context to discuss the latest trend that has been evolving in the project management world. History of Project Management: Preposterous as it may sound, Project Management shares its existence and evolution timeline with that of the human kind, it’s just that it was not christened then and got its name much later during the day. However, the history or project management is relatively recent. Before project management was defined and named, there were projects. The Pharaohs built the pyramids of Egypt around 2500 BC, and…
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Is Program Manager the new Project Manager?

Is Program Manager the new Project Manager?

Program Management, Project Management
AMBARISH GUPTAPROGRAM MANAGER – CIGNA INSURANCE Project Management as a domain and Project Manager as a role has been well established within the professional world and the last half a century has just seen this domain and role being cemented with various industry verticals and mature with experience time. While Program Managers have also existed for the same modicum of time, they have sort of remained “under the shade”, letting the Project Managers be the torchbearer of the project management world. Of late, however, there has been an emergence of the Program Managers. Looking at the emerging interchangeability of these two roles, one wonders, and hypothesizes, are Program Managers the new Project Managers? However, before we attempt to analyze it any further, let’s validate the tenability of the hypothesis through…
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Why do Projects Fail

Why do Projects Fail

Project Management
Projects are high visibility, and generally high-value initiatives undertaken by organizations with an aim to make a significant difference in which they conduct business. However, every year, organizations around the world bear the brunt of millions of dollars wasted in the form of failed projects. Furthermore, in a bid to salvage or bring such projects on track, another fortune is spent on expensive consultants to assess and recover failing projects. The resultant, more often than not, is a significant deviation from the original plan, and a disproportionate degree of success. Such projects are labeled as “failed”. What causes a project to fail? How often do projects fail? What kinds of projects are more likely to fail? These are some of the questions that arise to the thinking mind. Before we…
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A Word From My PMP Course

Project Management
Well my journey with focusing my interest to earn Project Management is a tedious one... Explored two institutes to get the PDU's in preparing for the exams, Attended both 5th Edition (twice) as well as 6th Edition, appeared for exam once with the 5th edition & twice with the 6th Edition (passed in the second attempt in 6th Edition)... Without any doubt i need to mark the instructor who had been with me on all these journey until i got successful and that's Mr. Najmul Hussain, and the institute RED Learning which have its enhanced dimensions of learning which made things to be on track.... Rather than writing too long a story on what made me successful, let me try to scribble down few things that should/ shouldn't be done...…
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Getting the PMP Certification – the Virtual Way!!!

Getting the PMP Certification – the Virtual Way!!!

Project Management
Article by Najmul Hussain - Founder PMI UAE Chapter Three months ago, if anyone had told me that the PMP certification could be achieved without leaving your home, I would probably have laughed at it. But sometimes a pandemic like the Corona Virus does present some opportunities that we probably could not expect and that is exactly what has happened with the PMP Certification. So first let’s look at the traditional approach of getting the PMP Certification that was generally followed until Feb 2020. Student enquiry would lead to a consultation and registration process.Classes would be scheduled (either weekdays or weekends) in a traditional classroom environment.Students would apply to PMI with their application and upon approval get into a preparatory mode.Exam would be conducted at Approved Pearson Centers with scheduled…
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My Journey towards the PMP Certification

My Journey towards the PMP Certification

Project Management
Know your Stakeholders: Stop all the crap: So, Stop all that crap, make a decision, reset your goals & put your own plan. Studying for the PMP: PMP Exam Prep Seminar - by Joseph Phillips Other course given in my native Arabic language PMP Preparation Course 6th Edition includes 42 PDUs – Arabic by Waleed Elbasyouni Therefore, it’s very important to carefully select your instructor (not the venue). Red Learning Institute – Dubai: Attendlife sessions (2-3 times/week) – Boot CampAllowanceto attend classes with the regular patches currently attending the courseAccessto online study platform (LMS) – Videos/Audios/PDF notes/Many assessments.Unlimitedaccess to exam simulation – I spent the last 4 days before the exam in theircenter J Thank you Red Learning. Preparing for the Exam: ReadPMBOK carefully at least once, in addition to…
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PMP® Exam Will Change in December

Project Management
Are you planning on pursuing the PMP this year? Have you completed your PMP Training but not taken the exam yet? Have you failed in your previous attempt? If the answer to any of the above questions is “Yes” this article is for you.Project Management Institute (PMI) will update the the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam will in December to ensure it reflects up-to-date practices and equips project managers with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in today’s modern project environments.Leading up to this change, you’ll find news and information on the PMI Website (www.pmi.org) here to help you address the needs of our students as they earn PMP status. Exam Updates Every 3-5 years we conduct research to understand how the profession has progressed, the impact of emerging…
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Top 10 Reasons for Failing the PMP Exam

Top 10 Reasons for Failing the PMP Exam

Project Management, Uncategorized
The PMP is a very important certification to have in the United Arab Emirates, whether you are looking for a better opportunity or a more fulfilling responsibility at your workplace, this certification will definitely help you achieve the same. PMP exam is considered a difficult exam. Every year many people fail the exam. No one knows how many people apply for the exam or what the failure rate is PMI does not provide any statistics. Some experts estimate that failure rate could be as high as 40-50%.The reason for me to write about the reasons of failure for the exam is to help aspirants avoid the pitfalls when they do their preparation. There is no intention to scare you away from your journey. I want you to understand the reasons…
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Top 10 Reasons to Get a PMP Certification

Top 10 Reasons to Get a PMP Certification

Project Management
The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is a globally acknowledged professional certification that validates a professional’s education and experience in project management. This coveted credential is offered by the reputed Project Management Institute to professionals who qualify in the PMP Exam conducted by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.Why PMP Certification? Here are the top 10 reasons you should consider getting PMP certified:1: Globally AcknowledgedWho should become PMP certified? Anyone who wants the freedom to work anywhere in the world. The PMP is one of those credentials whose reputation precedes them, recognized and sought-after the world over (there are more than 760,000 PMP certified professionals worldwide). Achieving the PMP certification helps professionals demonstrate and showcase their skills and expertise to potential employers across the globe.2: Salary BumpIf you’ve wondered why to get…
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