7 Things I Would Have Done Differently


Vincent Fleurant
Paris, France

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“[The lessons learned] are what I would tell a ‘younger me’ about to embark on the PMP® journey. I hope these recommendations will be helpful to aspiring PMP®s.”

Vincent Fleurant passed the Project Management Professional exam. He shared with PMP® aspirants 7 things he would have done differently during the preparation for the PMP® as a reflection.

#1 – Build up a habit

Schedule recurring study sessions to build up a rhythm and a habit of study. Also try to make the workload challenging yet realistic to achieve.

#2 – Learn with multiple perspectives

I used the PMBOK® Guide guide, plus 2 others sources (PM PrepCast™ and Rita’s PMP® Exam Prep book) in order to gain multiple perspectives of the PMP® subject matters. The PM PrepCast™ helps me understand the topic, the PMBOK® Guide guide adds additional details, and the Rita’s PMP® book would conclude a chapter with advanced knowledge and challenging quizzes.

#3 – Understand only the key ITTOs

Do not memorize all ITTOs. Study and look for key ITTOs. Focusing on why the ITTOs are there would help you to connect ITTOs to processes naturally.

#4 – Write your own notes

Writing your own notes helps you understand and memorize the subject matters. You can also use your own notes for last minute revision. You may use hand written notebooks, flashcards or electronic notebooks like Evernote.

#5 – Practice exams a must

Try some full-length 4-hour practice exams will help you get ready for the real PMP® exam.

#6 – Each mistake is a chance to learn

Always look at your mistakes as a chance to learn and understand your weak areas. Mistakes are your best friends in your PMP® study. But remember to try only quality exams.

#7 – Commitment and Perseverance

Project Management Professional  exam rewards really hard study. Stick to your study plan and work hard.

~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Vincent Fleurant

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