Yippy , passed PMP with 4P and 1 MP today - 10/06/013
I am very happy and excited to tell you that I have passed PMP... :))))))
It all makes sense then.
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You need to read PMBoK for sure (at least twice). There are some topics covered in PMBoK which are not covered in any of the preparation books.
For ITTO, create some theme to remember it. For my notes on ITTO, please see the end of this note. Also understand the dataflow in PMBoK for understanding the dataflow of the I/p, O/p.
1. Develop PC: Contract, SoW, Business case: comes from project initiator
2. Dev PM Plan: PM Plan takes input from plan of each knowledge areas. Additionally, contains, Requirements documentation, Requirements management Plan, Baselines, Process Improvement Plan, Change management plan and Configuration management plan
3. PM Plan flows to rest of all the processes of Integration Management as an Input
4. PM Plan is input to all the M&C, Execution, & Closing processes
6. D&M PE: WPI goes to: All control processes except perform QC(SSC, Report Performance, M&C Risks, Admin Procurements) & QA. Deliverables go to QC.
7. All M&C processes have common ITTO:
I/p: PM Plan, EEF, OPA, one i/p corresponding to the knowledge area, WPI
TT: VA (except M&C PW)
O/p: PM updates, OPA updates, Project Document updates, CRs, WPM (WPI, WPM not there in integration management) + one area specific output
8. All integration processes have Expert Judgment as a TT.
9. Collect Requirements: Requirements Documentation goes to all other scope management processes.
Additionally it goes to: Plan procurements, in PM plan. RTM goes to: M&C scope processes.
10. Usually the output of first process in a knowledge area is passed on to all other subsequent processes in that Knowledge area.
11. Activity duration proc has all the inputs of Activity resources proc + Activity Resource requirements + Scope stmt
12. Processes starting with the name Estimate has estimate as an output. E.g. Estimate Activity duration has: Activity Duration Estimates, Similar: Estimate costs has: Activity Cost Estimates as an output
13. Plan Quality has: Inputs: 3 baselines (SSC), 2 registers (Stakeholder, risk register), EEF, OPA
14. Plan Quality o/p checklist is used in QC only. Checklist is an I/p to QC.
15. Plan Quality O/p Metrics is used in both QA, QC. It is an input to both the processes.
16. Ishigawa's all 7 tools are used in QC (Cause & Effect diagram, Control charts, Flowcharts, Histogram, Pareto Chart, Run Chart, Scatter Diagram). Out of these only 2 are used in Plan Quality (Control charts and Flowcharting). Ishigawa's all 7 tools are some type of diagrams or charts.
17. Perform QA tools: both Plan Q and Perform QC + Quality Audits + Process Analysis
18. Common tools in Plan Q and QC: 3: Control charts, Flowcharting, Statistical sampling.
19. Plan Q has 9 tools: 3 common + Cost benefit analysis, CoQ, DoE, Benchmarking, Proprietary, Additional Q Planning tools.
20. Additional planning tools contain most of the group creativity techniques (Brainstorming, Affinity, Nominal group, etc)
21. Perform QC tools: 7 Ishigawa's tools, Statistical sampling, Inspection, Approved CR review. (In short: 7 tools + 1 common tool Statistical Sampling + Testing tools: Inspection, Approved CR review)
22. Planning Quality o/p: Planning related components (QPlan, Checklists, Metrics, Process Improvement Plan)
23. QA O/p: Process, Standards related (OPA updates, CR, PM Docs, PM Plan updates)
24. QC O/p: M&C o/p + validated changes + validated CRs + QC measurements
25. Assumptions analysis is a TT for Identify risk, Data quality assessment is a TT for Perform Qualitative Analysis
26. Procurement Performance review is a TT for Administer Procurement whereas Procurement audits is a TT for Close Procurement.
27. Schedule Compression is a TT in Develop Schedule.
28. Plan risk management
I/p: planning component of SSCC (Scope Statement, Schedule management plan, Cost management plan, Communication management plan) + EEF, OPA .
Only a TT: Planning meetings and analysis and
O/p: Risk management plan (RBS)
29. Identify Risks:
Plans (Risk, Q, Cost, Schedule, Scope baseline), Stakeholder register, Activity Cost Duration, Activity Cost Estimates, Project Docs, EEF, OPA.
Analysis (Checklist, Assumptions, SWOT, Documentation reviews), Techniques (Diagrammatic, Information gathering), EJ
O/p: Risk Register (identified risks and potential response)
30. Perform Qualitative Analysis:
I/p: RR, RMP, Scope stmt, OPA
Process involves ranking of risk using PI. Hence: 2 PI (P & I assessment then create P& I matrix).
Process involves categorization and urgency: Hence 2 tools for that.
Others: Risk Data Quality Assessment, EJ
O/p: Risk Register updates (Prioritized list, Risks grouped by categories, near term response)
31. Perform Quantitative Analysis:
I/p: Management Plans (Schedule, Cost, Risk), Risk Register, OPA
TT: Data gathering (Interviewing, Probability Distribution), Quantitative (EMV, Sensitivity analysis, Modeling -Monte Carlo)
O/p: Risk register updates (Confidence level, Probability of achieving T&C objectives, Trends)
32. Plan Risk Responses:
I/p: RR, RMP
TT: Strategies (For -Ve, +Ve and Contingent risks), EJ
O/p: Risk related contractual decisions, RR updates (Owners, Triggers, Contingency reserves)
32. M&C Project Risks: Risk Reassessment, Risk audit.
33. Plan Procurements: As you'll be outsourcing a part of the project to the seller, you would need to give all the information to the seller to make the work (scope, schedule, cost), Hence these baselines are required. Some of the risks are transferred to the risk (as a part of risk response) , hence risk register & risk related contractual decisions are required.
34. Develop Schedule: Apply leads and lags. Control Schedule: Adjust leads and lags.
35. Interpersonal skills are used in both Develop and Manage Project team