Monday, December 12, 2011

PMP Exam aids


A lot of my friends have asked advice about passing the PMP exam. One of the best pieces of advice I have is to memorize all the Project Management Processes, all the inputs, tool and techniques and outputs for these processes. This will get you 20% of the answers on this test.

To make it easier, I developed a cheatsheet that has all these handy. I ask people to transcribe this many times until they can do it from memory. Then they can transcribe it as soon as they get into the exam room onto the sheets of scratch paper the exam provides. After that, whenever you get some crazy question along the lines of : Is Risk Identification an input to Risk Monitoring, a tool and technique in Risk Identification, an output in Risk Qualification of all of the above, one can look at the sheet you transcribed and find the answer.

Help yourself to a copy of the full sheet here

A friend of mine, Brian O'Driscoll, created a set of flashcards to help memorizing the various formulae you'll be tested on. He has agreed to let me post these here also for your use.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks, Raj.

    I only hope the PMI doesn't make a lot of changes on the next version of the PMBOK. It was very difficult to change this from version 2 to 3.

    ReplyDelete
  2. thanks, this is helpful!

    ReplyDelete
  3. You're very welcome. I'll try to keep posting useful stuff up here. Some have asked for a glossary of Project Management books to read while studying for your PMP. I'll do that next.

    ReplyDelete