Varalakshmi realized early that the key to success is attempting sample PMP exam questions. Her systematic approach to PMP exam is worth emulating.
When I asked if she can share it with PMESN readers, she was more than willing. Do NOT miss her study tips from the last section.
Varalakshmi has over 12 years of experience in project management. She worked as a Project Engineer for project management team with BAE SYSTEMS (Defense and Aerospace). She has been a part of major license build programmes successfully building over 99 trainer aircrafts onsite.
What made you go for PMP certification?
PMP was recommended my manager while I was looking for a certification as a part of growth development section in Annual PDR (Personal Development Review), and that it would help me grow in my career.
I did look at others but chose PMP since it has a global recognition and was well suited for my work and Project management experience. I am planning for PMI-ACP as well sometime soon.
How may PMP impact your work going forward?
My approach is now more systematic and organized towards projects. I try to learn and use capabilities defined in PMI’s Talent Triangle in best way possible.
Just like a project manager keeps the Business Case for completing the projects successfully, I find myself keeping all the process groups, knowledge areas in mind and balance constraints at my work.
While I was preparing for PMP exam my job winded down with no projects. Hence I am looking for good opportunity that will help me utilize all the skills gained.