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PMBOK Guide Term Comparisons – Useful for CAPM & PMP Exam

3 Differences Between Configuration Management vs Change Management

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Is configuration management part of change management? Or, is it the other way around? A few months ago, there was an interesting discussion on one of the LinkedIn forum. The discussion was focused on configuration management vs change management. A few participants said that Configuration Management Plan is part of Change Management Plan. While other […]

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Difference Between Work Performance Data and Work Performance Information

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Do you know the difference between Data and Information? Data and Information are common terms in the realm of Data Science. These terms have specific meanings. The difference between these two terms can be easily understood by looking at the above two images. In very simple language, we can say that Computing Devices need Data […]

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4 Project Risk Response Strategies for Opportunities

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Do you use Project Risk Response Strategies to avail Opportunities? Let us be frank here. Most of us never think about Project Risk Response Strategies for Opportunities. We usually ignore the Opportunities and think only about threats. Many of you would vociferously disagree with me. Well, I am not talking about Life Opportunities. In the […]

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What is the Difference Between Project Effort and Duration?

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I recently posted a series of articles on Project Network Diagrams. I wrote an article on Start to Start Relationship. I described the relationship using a small example. While explaining the example I wrote a statement – “The Project Team will need a total of 3 days to complete these activities”. A very senior Project […]

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Why is Defect Repair Considered as a Change Request?

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9ud7k7yubgg What is Defect Repair? I started managing projects long time ago. We used to have lot of fun in early days. During that period, we had a common joke in our organization A competent Project Manager can portray every Defect as a Change Request. On the other hand, an intelligent Client can introduce every […]

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9 Frequently Asked Questions on Lead and Lag

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Lead and Lag Demystified There are many terms that perturb project management professionals. Lead and Lag are two such terms. I interact with many professionals on a regular basis. I often find that many of them are not fully aware of meaning of these terms. Even though they know the correct definitions of these terms, […]

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Are Competitors, Project Stakeholders?

Answer I That’s obvious! They are Negative Project Stakeholders. Answer II Many PMP books and forum explain it otherwise. They assert, according to PMBOK Guide, Competitors are not Project Stakeholders. So which is the correct answer? Well! None of the answers is entirely correct. PMBOK Guide does not say anything about the Competitors as Project […]

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5 Differences Between Work Package And Activity

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You are at the right place if you want to know the difference between Work Package and Activity. But, why do you want to differentiate between Work Package and Activity? Practically, it doesn’t matter whether you call a Work Package an Activity or vice-versa. At the end of the day, you have to complete the […]

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