How To Study & Prepare For The PMP Exam

Beverly, one of my blog followers, and an active and busy project manager recently wrote to me this email: Vinai, I am a working mother, a 3 year daughter, and expecting another baby in 4 months’ time. I have been told by my company to get the PMP certification, and it is a must for … Read more

Why Do You Want To Achieve PMP Certification?

Over the past 2 days, I attended a Anthony Robbins Total Success seminar in Singapore. It was fantastic… mind blowing, awesome! I realized so many things about what I have done in the past, where I have arrived, and what are the things I haven’t done, why I haven’t done them, and what could be … Read more

PMP Strategy: How to Study & Answer PMP Questions

The PMP exam is based on the PMBOK Guide, which is a very holistic framework for managing projects. For most project managers, it is an eye opening experience. Most people find that there are huge gaps in what they know and practice on real projects, versus what learn from the PMBOK Guide. This leads to … Read more

Help! I Failed The PMP Exam Today… WHY?

“I failed the PMP exam today. It is really unbelievable. I thought I did well on the exam. I was able to finish on time. I have 8 years of project management experience, and have never failed any exam. Yet, I got only one area as Moderately Proficient, and Below Proficient in all other areas. … Read more

What is the Performance Measurement Baseline?

The performance of the project, and the project manager needs to be measured. If there is no baseline or benchmark, then there is no way to know if the project manager did a good job or not? We need to have a clear target or goal to achieve, so that we can compare it with … Read more

What is Your Biggest Concern Regarding the PMP Exam?

Most people have passed the primary school, secondary school, attained a college degree with flying colours, joined an organization, and achieved many accolades at work, but they shudder at the mention of attempting and passing the PMP examination… I speak at many seminars, workshops and PMP Training Bootcamps all over the world, and the situation … Read more

PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition – Changes to PMP exam from 31-July-13

The Project Management Institute ( has published the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide, Fifth Edition in early 2013. The PMP exam is based on this new PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition from 31-July-2013. If you are giving the exam before this date, the older PMBOK Guide Fourth edition applies. People preparing for the exam … Read more