Ready for the Exam? Do You Understand These Concepts?


Amir Abbas
Peshawar, Pakistan

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“some people consider PMBOK® Guide as a necessity for the PMP® exam while other have distinct opinion”

This post is Amir Abbas’s PMP® Lessons Learned from the PMP® (Project Management Professional) Certification exam project. 

  • Memorize and understand all the PMP® formulas and how to do the calculations. The interpretation of the result (e.g. the meaning of a positive value) is also crucial.
  • Memorize and understand the definition of different charts and how to interpret them.
  • Memorize and understand all the different kinds of theories (e.g. Maslow’s for human resources management, etc.)
  • Understand the role of the project management in different phases of the project management cycle and the various ITTO’s (e.g. change requests, conflict resolution, team building and monitoring, during project Initiation and closure)
  • Understand and know the difference between different organizational structure and the authority of the project manager
  • The terms as defined in the PMBOK® Guide Guide (the glossary)
  • Different types of estimating (analogous vs parametric)
  • Difference between quality assurance and quality control (very important)
  • Difference in the essence between project closure and administrative closure
  • The relationship between project charter and the scope of the projects
  • The different contract types in procurements
  • Some people consider the PMBOK® Guide Guide as a necessary reading for the PMP® exam while other did not even touch on it but still could pass the PMP® exam.

~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Amir Abbas


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Notable Achievements

5 Proficient Pass 2nd Try