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 […]

# PMP Formulas

## How to Remember Point of Total Assumption Formula?

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 […]

## 6 Main Formulas of a FPIF Contract

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 […]

## PMP Formulas Behind Contract Types

Mathematical Orientation of Contract Types Procurement Management Knowledge Area of PMBOK® Guide defines 3 different Contract Types. I have already written two articles to explain these Contract Types. Contract Types explained through an Example Contract Types for PMP® Exam I have written this article to provide a completely different perspective to the Contract Types. This […]

## Earned Value Management Formulas

Quick Reference for Earned Value Management Formulas If you are looking for a comprehensive list of all the Earned Value Management Formulas, then you are at the right place. If you are preparing for PMP® Exam, you will find all the Earned Value Formulas. This article would provide you with a step up in doing […]

## Estimate to Complete – 3 ETC Formulas For PMP Exam

Estimate To Complete Formulas Explained 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 […]

## Three Point Estimate Formulas

Quick Reference on Three Point Estimate I have written a series of articles on Three Point Estimate and related concepts. Before reading this, you should look at my first article of the series. I have explained the basic concept of Three Point Estimate in my first article. I have also explained that PERT is not […]

## What is the Difference Between Project Effort and Duration?

Project Effort and Duration 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”. […]

## How to use PERT, CPM and Standard Deviation Together?

PERT, CPM and Standard Deviation are Related Concepts! What is Critical Path Method (CPM)? Critical Path is the Longest Path in the Project Network. Critical Path represents the Shortest Possible Duration of the project. Critical Path can be determined by applying Critical Path Method (CPM) on the Project Network. How can Critical Path be “Longest” […]

## What is the Use of Standard Deviation?

PERT Formula and Use of Standard Deviation What is the chance of getting a ‘Heads’ in a toss of a coin? You would say that’s easy. There is a 50% chance of getting a Heads. Or you would say Probability of getting ‘Heads’ is 50% or 1/2. What is the chance of getting a ‘Six’ […]