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Yay! The book is published today at Kindle Store. It’s amazing how all this came together nicely over last few weeks.

This book was made possible due to your feedback, suggestions and recommendations. I am truly thankful for all of it.

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pmp tips christian alabiShiv, I passed PMP on 1/11/16, last day of old exam. I thought it’d be nice to share my PMP tips with your readers.

Here’re my PMP Tips

– Read the boring PMBOK. I prayed to GOD to help me do the impossible, and he let me read it, for real.
– Read the RITA book and play the RITA games, worksheets and questions
pmp christian alabPrepcast from Cornelius will seal in the knowledge if you do each knowledge area in sequence, eg, PMBOK, RITA, then Prepcast before going on to next knowledge area. Your preferred order may differ, but you get the drift.
– Rita sheets showing the Sequence of planning activity is a must memorize, that and the PMP 47 KAs and processes are crucial
Key to situational questions is your overall knowledge of PMP think, and knowing the sequence, eg know what comes first or next, eg, quantitative risk analysis or qualitative risk analysis, the exam will trick you. Another example, you must Collect Requirements before Defining Scope.
Other key to situational questions is knowing who performs a particular role or activity. Is it the PM, sponsor, customer, head of department etc,. And, not only whose role, but what can they do or not do. The exam will trick you. [click to continue…]

pmp lessons learned kuldeep-kumarI feel very proud of reaching my PMP goal on the very first attempt. Following is brief account of how I achieved it.

pmp kuldeep kumarPMP Study resources I used

My 4-week plan

  • Week 1 and 2:
    • Study Head first PMP thoroughly (targeted 1 chapter every day).
    • Complete all exercise from the book with each chapter.
  • Week3:
    • Studied appendix from PMBOK to go through Acronyms. Basically to revise definitions of all important terms in PMBOK.
    • Practice creating Process chart and write all the PMP formulae (once every day, to achieve writing all of this within 15 minutes)
    • Revised from Shiv’s notes to quickly go through entire syllabus.
  • Week4:
    • Practices 5 full length PMP practice/mock test (one every day).
      • 1 from Head first PMP book.
      • 2 from Exam central website.
      • 1 from Kim Heldman software.
      • 2 from KnowledgeWoods mock tests (earned my 35 PDUs by attending KnowledgeWoods training and they provided 10 full length mock tests).
    • Did not studies anything a day before the exam. (It was Sunday and I spent some quality time with family to relax myself.)

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Unveiling the cover.

As you know PMI brought out updated syllabus based PMP exam from 12th of January this year.

The fact that there are no changes in PMBOK made it harder for people to figure how to approach the new exam.

From November onward I started getting mails and messages asking for reference material for the updated content.

The updated content, as Simone confirmed in an interview with Corenlius, accounts for about 25% of content that questions appear from.

Simone is the project manager for PMP exam at, by the way.

(I spoke with Cornelius’s office and confirmed that they have updated the content of ALL of their PMP study products.)

That’s when I thought of writing a book that gives a step-by-step approach to prepare for the PMP exam.

I mean, Why not?

I have personally (one-on-one) helped over 650+ PMP students from around the world pass their PMP exam so far, and followed up with many to see how my advice panned out for them (feel free to schedule your Skype call using the green button at the bottom of this page).

This continuous feedback loop made it easier to reinforce the approach to the exam.

“Now is probably the best time to give it to everyone in a concise book format”, I thought.

Then the work began.

Long story short, this book represents the essence of what I set out to do with PMESN on that Sunday afternoon in 2013.

When I announced the launch of this book on PMESN Facebook page and to my subscribers in the last week of Jan, there was am amazing amount of support from you all. Many of you gave invaluable suggestions – which I was able to then include in my book.

I am so thankful for your inputs. I am sure it has made the book more useful (that’s the feedback I’ve been getting from beta-readers right now).

Few days later I released a combo image of three book covers – again on the Facebook page and to my newsletter subscribers. I requested to vote for the best cover and best title.

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The response, to say the least, was s.i.m.p.l.y. a.w.e.s.o.m.e.!

Here’re the results – [click to continue…]

do not memorize ittos Shawn RobisonShiv –

Thanks for all the content you provide. It was definitely a help. Here is an overview of my PMP prep.


ShawnRobison pmpI decided to start my PMP journey in October. Your content was very helpful in identifying the resources that I would use in my preparation. I decided to use Cornelius Fichtner’s PM PrepCast, Exam Simulator and the PMBOK Guide.

My PMP study plan

I followed Cornelius’s recommended approach of watching the overview sections first and then going back for the detail. I feel as though this kept me from feeling like I was drinking from a fire hose. After going through each overview I would read through each process in the PMBOK Guide and then watch the PrepCast related to that process. The sample questions at the end of each section in the PM PrepCast helped me understand what areas I needed to review to ensure I fully understood it.

I was spending about 2-4 hours per day for studying for the exam. Monday through Friday would be more like 2 hours at night and more like 4 hours on the weekends. I also intentionally took a day off from study every 10 days or so. This helped me avoid burnout. [click to continue…]

pmp lessons learned SnehaSridhar corlenius fichtnerI would like to first of all thank the entire team of Cornelius Fichtner for bringing to us such wonderful PMP Exam Simulator.

I cleared my PMP exam (first attempt) today with 4 Proficient scores and 1 Moderately Proficient score in Initiating. One of my friends had highly recommended this exam simulator to me and I trusted her when I purchased it.

pmp Sneha sridhar I don’t really want to share the points that has been repeatedly written in forums. Here are few unique (or perhaps few contrasts to common beliefs) points based on my experience of journey. A word of caution – please use this at your own discretion :-).

The beginning

I started studying for PMP a year back as my company had nominated me to take up this exam. I had only weekends to study since I was promoted and my new position was very demanding. I felt that studying for a year long was actually beneficial because I went really slow to learn the concepts thoroughly. [click to continue…]

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