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Difficult Topics – Useful for CAPM and PMP Exam

Critical Path Analysis Example – 2 Ways to Calculate Critical Path

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Critical Path Analysis Example – Using 0 and 1 Method I got introduced to Critical Path Analysis in the year 1997. I am a software engineer by education. I learned most of the project management concepts while managing software projects – Critical Path Analysis was one such concept. I learned about Critical Path while using […]

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How to Remember Point of Total Assumption Formula?

Point of Total Assumption

Point of Total Assumption Formula in Fixed Price Incentive Fee Contract How do you remember any formula? Simple! Understand the concept you will not need to remember the formula. I heard about Point of Total Assumption when I was preparing for PMP® Exam. At the beginning, it sounded very funny. One of the meanings of […]

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6 Main Formulas of a FPIF Contract

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Incentive Calculation in a FPIF Contract In my previous post, I described Fixed Price Incentive Fee Contract (FPIF). In this article, I will discuss the formulas and incentive calculations for an FPIF Contract. Let me summarize the basic nature of the contract before getting into formulas and calculations. The basic nature of a FPIF Contract […]

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Estimate to Complete – 3 ETC Formulas For The PMP Exam

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Estimate To Complete is a very important Earned Value Management (EVM) concept. In this post, I will define Estimate To Complete (ETC) and explain its utility in project management. Estimate To Complete Formulas and other Earned Value Formulas are important for the PMP exam. Most PMP Study Guides just list these formulas without really explaining […]

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Why do we need Start to Finish Relationship?

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Start to Finish Relationship is a Mathematical Practical Concept Start to Finish (SF) Relationship is probably one of the most confusing scheduling concept. It is not a profound concept but students still find it confounding. During my classes, most of the students are able to understand first 3 PDM Relationships easily. There are seldom any […]

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Start to Finish Relationship In Project Management – Definition & Examples

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Start to Finish Relationship in Project Management In this article, I have defined and explained Start To Finish Logical Relationship with the help of Project Network Diagrams, Gantt Charts & Examples. Start to Finish (SF) is one of the four relationships described in Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM). The other three are: Finish to Start (FS) […]

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Don’t Memorize PMBOK ITTO – 7 Strategies For CAPM / PMP ITTO Questions

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In this post I have described the strategies to answer PMP ITTO (Input, Tools & Techniques, Outputs) questions without the need to memorize them. These strategies are will help you to learn PMBOK ITTO to answer CAPM and PMP exam questions. I have also created a comprehensive and detailed PMBOK ITTO pdf guide based on […]

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9 Rules to Answer PMP Change Management Questions

How to Answer PMP Change Management Questions Correctly? PMP Change Management questions are considered to be difficult questions. The questions are long, confusing and unnerving. Sometimes, all the options seem to be the correct answer. While answering these questions, usually the aspirants are not sure about the correct answer. Look at the adjacent picture. Does […]

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4 Sure-Fire Steps to Solve PDM PMP Questions – Precedence Diagramming Method Example

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In this post, I have solved a small question on Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM) that is used to draw project management network diagrams. There are a number of PDM Questions in the PMP Exam. I have taken a small network diagram example to showcase how PDM PMP questions can be solved using sequence of 4 […]

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