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by saket
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Quality metrics
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Quality metrics

PMBOK 6 8.1.3.2 QUALITY METRICS A quality metric specifically describes a project or product attribute and how the Control Quality process will verify compliance to it. Some examples of quality metrics include percentage of tasks completed on time, cost performance measured by CPI, failure rate, num...
by saket
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Resource Management Plan
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: Resource Management Plan

Yes this could have been explained better in PMBOK, what I see in practice is RACI in resource management plan is defined at ROLE level not at named person level.
by saket
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Cost estimate vs Cost Baseline
Replies: 1
Views: 1152

Re: Cost estimate vs Cost Baseline

PMBOK 6 - Page 241 (Start) , section 7.2 Estimate Cost A cost estimate is a quantitative assessment of the likely costs for resources required to complete the activity. It is a prediction that is based on the information known at a given point in time. Cost estimates include the identification and c...
by saket
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Configuration Management Plan
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: Configuration Management Plan

The way PMBOK looks at it , Change Management Plan is Subset of Configuration Management Plan, and we can simply assume they both go hand in hand. It is safe to assume that if any document needs CR to change it is managed in Configuration Management System.
by saket
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Queries related to Schedule Management
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Re: Queries related to Schedule Management

1. If Schedule Baseline an output of "Develop Schedule" contains approved version of Project Schedule, Why is there another discrete Output called as "Project Schedule"? Schedule Baseline is an approved version of the schedule which is used as a reference, but we also need to work with the real ver...
by saket
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: work breakdown structure (WBS)
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: work breakdown structure (WBS)

We can start with understanding what is Work Breakdown structure Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). A hierarchical decomposition of the total scope of work to be carried out by the project team to accomplish the project objectives and create the required deliverables. So it has more to do with the unde...
by saket
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: PMP® Exam Prep Questions
Topic: What can PM do to define product requirement
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: What can PM do to define product requirement

Let us understand the sequence of requirement or need communication when you are doing a project for someone. Procurement Document (Say Contract to your Company ) - Project Charter (Your Sponsor Approves It ) -> Requirement Document (you and your team make it with the customer) -> Scope Statement (y...
by saket
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: PMI-PBA® Queries and Tips
Topic: Business Case and Project Charter Approval
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: Business Case and Project Charter Approval

You can say its Sponsor.

So here it what this mean, looks like I propose an idea of investing 1 Million and that an earn 3 million, who can approve this idea, the one who can give me 1 million. So the role who funds the initiative is many time called sponsor.
by saket
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Topic Weightage
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Re: Topic Weightage

Exam Weight.png You can find the complete PMI's View on Content and its weight here https://www.pmi.org/-/media/pmi/documents/public/pdf/certifications/project-management-professional-exam-outline.pdf Yes PMI tells agile-based questions will be around 50% , though what I see is 42% is People and Pe...
by saket
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: PMP® Exam Prep Questions
Topic: PMP and Scope requirements
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: PMP and Scope requirements

The only thing I will add here is the option B has "Approved " in it, which may make a difficult thing to happen as next, one starts Developing a Project Management Plan, and working on requirements are part of developing a project management plan.
by saket
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Advantage of Matrix Organization
Replies: 1
Views: 6927

Advantage of Matrix Organization

Got a Question in email The organization has a structure where all engineers are in one engineering department and report to an engineering manager, but these same engineers are also assigned to different projects and report to a project manager while working on that project. Therefore, each enginee...
by saket
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: What is assignable cause in Control Chart?
Replies: 1
Views: 6595

What is assignable cause in Control Chart?

A control chart consists of upper and lower limits that indicates the threshold at which the process output is considered statistically unlikely and are drawn typically at 3 standard errors from the center line. An assignable cause in control chart indicates 1. The equipment is becoming obsolete 2. ...
by saket
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Agile and Scrum Certification Open Forum
Topic: Question on understanding Activity Sprint board and Identifying Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 5725

Re: Question on understanding Activity Sprint board and Identifying Problems

What I see you have done good analysis. if this is an interview question, then you need to relate to the other questions of discussions you had with the pannel since they may want you to point out something which they discussed in other questions.
by saket
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Nominal Group Vs Delphi Technique
Replies: 1
Views: 5444

Nominal Group Vs Delphi Technique

I want to understand the difference between nominal group technique and Delphi . I have gone through your videos.But not very clear yet. Nominal Group and Delphi can be used together and that is why it can create confusion This is how PMBOK 6 Defines it Nominal Group Technique. A technique that enh...
by saket
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
Replies: 2
Views: 1868

Re: Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis



This video explains this in detail, now where we get this 40% or 60%, it is based on probability of the event, How the probability gets calculated, based in historic data and trends, and in many cases can be an expert judgement.
by saket
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Iterative Life Cycle
Replies: 2
Views: 1936

Re: Iterative Life Cycle

In a predictive life cycle, the project scope, time, and cost are determined in the early phases of the life cycle. Any changes to the scope are carefully managed. Predictive life cycles may also be referred to as waterfall life cycles. In an iterative life cycle, the project scope is generally det...
by saket
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Confusion for CR and Change in Project Management Plan
Replies: 2
Views: 2114

Re: Confusion for CR and Change in Project Management Plan

Thank you for raising this. If I extend the same text you see "MAY REQUIRE ", why this might be needed 9.4.3.3 PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLAN UPDATES Any change to the project management plan goes through the organization’s change control process via a change request. Components that may require a change r...
by saket
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: PASSED MY PMP ON FIRST ATTEMPT
Replies: 2
Views: 3429

Re: PASSED MY PMP ON FIRST ATTEMPT

Congratulations for your PMP certification.
by saket
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Donw with PMP in first attempt - It's amazing!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3541

Re: Donw with PMP in first attempt - It's amazing!!

Congratulations !!!! and I liked your approach of limiting material for preparation.
by saket
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Prep Questions
Topic: Izen Mock - Procurement Qsn 01
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Re: Izen Mock - Procurement Qsn 01

This question was discussed before, please start making use of search feature of this forum, lot of things can be found to speedup the learning.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6930&p=25183
by saket
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Prep Questions
Topic: Izen mock - phase review qsn
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Izen mock - phase review qsn

This question was discussed before and yes Milestone can be the answer, the question has I can say two answers...
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=7154&p=25998

Its good you started finding these things.
by saket
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Q/A
Replies: 1
Views: 2497

Re: Q/A

Here we discussed this before : viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2662
by saket
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Agile and Scrum Certification Open Forum
Topic: Question on Agile Values and Principles
Replies: 0
Views: 6577

Question on Agile Values and Principles

Hello team. I am currently undergoing your free Scrum Master course and I have just finished the 2nd chapter - Agile Values and Principles. However, upon taking the quiz, I am having issues with question number 1 (As per agile manifesto, which of the following is given more value ?) - where the choi...
by saket
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Perform integrated Change Control
Replies: 2
Views: 3183

Re: Perform integrated Change Control

In general (untill question reflect something special) Project Manager is responsible for ensuring all 47 Processes of PMBOK performed well. Project Integration Management knowledge area is many time considered the primary role of PM since PM need to ensure everything remains integrated to achieve t...
by saket
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: User Story
Replies: 3
Views: 3324

Re: User Story

I am not clear what is the purpose of this question. from where you got it? Is it coming in our PMP mocks?
by saket
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition
Replies: 0
Views: 2078

PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition

Here is my view on PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition

by saket
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: PMI-PBA® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed the PMI-PBA 1st @tempt !!!! Thanks to Izenbridge
Replies: 3
Views: 8737

Re: Passed the PMI-PBA 1st @tempt !!!! Thanks to Izenbridge

Congratulations !!!! Thank you for enrolling to our online program.
by saket
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Agile and Scrum Certification Open Forum
Topic: Question 5 of 8 : Webinar on Scrum : Distributed Scrum
Replies: 1
Views: 7729

Re: Question 5 of 8 : Webinar on Scrum : Distributed Scrum

Scaling is one of the big topics in Scrum and Agile, and some how it also relates to distributed scrum teams, here are some video on different scaling approaches.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEqrESsNWYs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0eqwUU15Eg
by saket
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Agile and Scrum Certification Open Forum
Topic: Question 3 of 8 : Webinar on Scrum : Certifications
Replies: 1
Views: 7011

Re: Question 3 of 8 : Webinar on Scrum : Certifications

I spend a good time explaining about Agile and Scrum certification in this video, hope this will help
by saket
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Agile and Scrum Certification Open Forum
Topic: Question 2 of 8: Webinar on Scrum : When Agile
Replies: 1
Views: 7184

Re: Question 2 of 8: Webinar on Scrum : When Agile

Here are two interesting conversations which will answer many of these questions





by saket
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Agile and Scrum Certification Open Forum
Topic: Question 1 of 8 : Webinar on Scrum : Roles
Replies: 1
Views: 8095

Re: Question 1 of 8 : Webinar on Scrum : Roles

Here are some videos :

Video on Scrum Roles :


Role of Manager / Leader in Agile
by saket
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Agile and Scrum Certification Open Forum
Topic: Question 7 of 8 : Webinar on Scrum : Management
Replies: 1
Views: 7111

Re: Question 7 of 8 : Webinar on Scrum : Management

The answer to this question can be given by the people who are in this situation since we can not prescribe any solution for such case. I welcome all to share their view on this. Here is one video talking about role of leader in Agile / Scrum context http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPegxR-66Tc Anothe...
by saket
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Agile and Scrum Certification Open Forum
Topic: Question 8 of 8: Webinar on Scrum : Sprint Management
Replies: 1
Views: 7421

Re: Question 8 of 8: Webinar on Scrum : Sprint Management

Here is a detailed video on Sprint and Related points http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLj_XxSPt2k If something 50% finished in a sprint. But sprint finished, What happen to that item? In Scrum we do not recognize any % completion, either it is Done at the end of Sprint or Not Done. Not Done items mov...
by saket
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Agile and Scrum Certification Open Forum
Topic: Question 4 of 8: Webinar on Scrum : Kanban
Replies: 1
Views: 7203

Re: Question 4 of 8: Webinar on Scrum : Kanban

Here is one video of our conversation on Agile , Scrum and Kanban, This should answer ... if not, please post the follow-up questions in the below thread.

by saket
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Agile and Scrum Certification Open Forum
Topic: Question 8 of 8: Webinar on Scrum : Sprint Management
Replies: 1
Views: 7421

Question 8 of 8: Webinar on Scrum : Sprint Management

If something 50% finished in a sprint. But sprint finished, What happen to that item?
In scrum, is there a UAT after all sprints done?
We are following 2 week sprint, should we need to follow the same period through out the project? why not a 1 week sprint?
by saket
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Agile and Scrum Certification Open Forum
Topic: Question 7 of 8 : Webinar on Scrum : Management
Replies: 1
Views: 7111

Question 7 of 8 : Webinar on Scrum : Management

How to deal with team/management who is not following scrum and they do their own way? its gone fail for sure but, how to fix it
What organization changes to be done in a company if we want to start adopt scrum/agile practice for the first time?
by saket
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Agile and Scrum Certification Open Forum
Topic: Question 6 of 8 : Webinar on Scrum : Code
Replies: 1
Views: 7268

Question 6 of 8 : Webinar on Scrum : Code

How to manage base architecture or functionalities in incremental approach?
What is the right time to refactor codes and standardise the development in scrum?
by saket
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Agile and Scrum Certification Open Forum
Topic: Question 5 of 8 : Webinar on Scrum : Distributed Scrum
Replies: 1
Views: 7729

Question 5 of 8 : Webinar on Scrum : Distributed Scrum

How Scrum will work in case of distributed teams?
by saket
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Agile and Scrum Certification Open Forum
Topic: Question 4 of 8: Webinar on Scrum : Kanban
Replies: 1
Views: 7203

Question 4 of 8: Webinar on Scrum : Kanban

Is scrum a subset of agile? difference btween scrum & kanban? what is the difference between scrum and agile?
by saket
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Agile and Scrum Certification Open Forum
Topic: Question 3 of 8 : Webinar on Scrum : Certifications
Replies: 1
Views: 7011

Question 3 of 8 : Webinar on Scrum : Certifications

Which certification is better - scrum master or PMI Agile?
How relevant to go for Scrum master if one already have PMP?
by saket
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Agile and Scrum Certification Open Forum
Topic: Question 2 of 8: Webinar on Scrum : When Agile
Replies: 1
Views: 7184

Question 2 of 8: Webinar on Scrum : When Agile

1. Do we have any disadvantages of Agile? I believe... if the scope/requirement is fixed, there is no point using Agile, we can happily continue with our traditional waterfall model. Do we still have any hidden disadvantages of Agile ? 2. When requirements are not clearly defined --how do we estimat...
by saket
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Agile and Scrum Certification Open Forum
Topic: Question 1 of 8 : Webinar on Scrum : Roles
Replies: 1
Views: 8095

Question 1 of 8 : Webinar on Scrum : Roles

Here are the questions we got on Scrum Roles : 1. Who is responsible in defining the product backlog? 2. What is the role of Scrum Master in Events of Scrum? 3. Who gathers requirement from users, development team or product owner in scrum? who get sign off requirements? 4. what is the Hierarchy in ...
by saket
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Brain Dump
Replies: 4
Views: 4264

Re: Brain Dump

I have been told that this is not available now. Though the software review 15 mins remains intact, Dumping can only start when the actual exam timer starts. This trend is specific to the location you give exam in. In India now writing on notepad before the start of the exam is not allowed, this ha...
by saket
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Plan Risk Mangement: Tool and Techniques
Replies: 1
Views: 2397

Re: Plan Risk Mangement: Tool and Techniques

Let us start with PMBOK 5, this is what it says on Analytical Techniques for Risk Management Plan 11.1.2.1 Analytical Techniques Analytical techniques are used to understand and define the overall risk management context of the project. Risk management context is a combination of stakeholder risk att...
by saket
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: How to process changes during an initial stage of the project?
Replies: 13
Views: 10443

Re: How to process changes during an initial stage of the project?

The question shows Stakeholder Analysis in Action. So if we want to map it to Process its and Identify Stakeholder Process. This part remains consistent in PMBOK 6 as well. 13.1.2.1 Stakeholder Analysis Stakeholder analysis is a technique of systematically gathering and analyzing quantitative and qu...
by saket
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: PMI-PBA® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Pass the exam !
Replies: 2
Views: 8034

Re: Pass the exam !

Congratulations for PMI-PBA Certification. Thank you for selecting our online program.
by saket
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: How to process changes during an initial stage of the project?
Replies: 13
Views: 10443

Re: How to process changes during an initial stage of the project?

Page 76 PMBOK 5
4.2.2 Develop Project Management Plan: Tools and Techniques
- Determine which project documents will be subject to the formal change control process


I am not saying this case needs a change request, I am just sharing what PMBOK say on Change Request and Project Documents
by saket
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: How to process changes during an initial stage of the project?
Replies: 13
Views: 10443

Re: How to process changes during an initial stage of the project?

Many time we think that Change Request only deals with Project Plans, but PMBOK 5 and PMBOK 6 says that it also can be used for modifying the project documents. Page no 85, PMBOK Guide 5th Edition 4.3.3.3 Change Requests A change request is a formal proposal to modify any document, deliverable, or b...
by saket
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Key Perfomance Indicator (KPI), Exam Content Outline (June 2015)
Replies: 2
Views: 2750

Re: Key Perfomance Indicator (KPI), Exam Content Outline (June 2015)

KPIs can be Leading or Lagging ... When KPI gives you advance warning of some problem coming it is called Leading and when it tells you after the things went wrong it is Lagging.

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