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Memory Aids for PMP Exam[1]

Memory Aids for PMP Exam[1]

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Memory Aids for PMP Exam
1.The following are common tools and techniques for all the processes in the Project
Integration
Management knowledge area:
 
Project Management Methodology
 
Expert Judgment (
except
Direct and Manage Project Execution)
 
PMIS2.After the Project management plan is developed, it is an input for all successive processes in the Project Integration Management knowledge area.3.Activity Attributes Updates is a common output for all the processes in the ProjectTime Management knowledge area except the first process where activity attributesare created.4.Requested Changes is a common output for all the processes in the Project Cost,Time, Quality & Scope Management knowledge area except the Activity DurationEstimating Process , Quality Planning and Scope Planning5.There is only one Tool & Technique for Risk Management Planning: Planningmeetings and analysis.6.When the seller selection is based on PRICE, its often called a tender / Bid /Quotation. When the seller selection is based on technical skills / approach, itscalled a proposal.7.Recommended Preventive action is used to bring the project into compliance withthe project plan. Recommended corrective action is anything that needs to be doneto bring the seller in compliance with the terms of the contract.8.Prevention is keeping errors out of the process. Inspection is keeping errors out of the hands of the customer.9.Attribute sampling is whether the result conforms or not. In Variables sampling, theresult is rated on a continuous scale that measures the degree of conformity.10.Common causes (AKA random causes) are normal process variations. Specialcauses are unusual events.11.Constraints for human resource planning:
CEO
Collective bargaining agreements
Economic conditions
Organizational Structure12.Project Statement of Work describes:
BPS
Business Needed
Product Scope Description
Strategic Plan
Integration
:
 
o
Tools and Techniques are same for all the processes, except DevelopProject charter has "Project Selection Methods" and
 Monitoring and Control project work 
has "Earned value technique".
Cost
:
o
Cost Management plan is updated in Cost Estimating process
Quality:
 
o
Quality Planning creates 3 plans in output and 3 other outputs which startwith Quality.
o
QC has all the outputs of QA + 6 more outputs.
o
Remember Inspection appears as TT here and only other place it appears isin Scope verification
Risk 
 
o
First 4 processes have only one output.
o
Risk Register is updated in all the processes after its created.
o
We recommend that you memorize ITTO for Risk Management process
General Guidelines:
This is the best way to address ITTO. You should try to memorize it at artifact level,instead of process level. Meaning you should know everything that happens with ProjectCharter, WBS, Contract and so on. If you remember this then you will be able to answer many questions in exams.
Project Charter
is input for only following:Preliminary
Scope
Statement
Scope
Planning
Scope
Definition.
Resource Calendars -
There may be questions in exam asking you about resourcecalendar. You should remember that it is
o
Input for Activity Duration Estimates, Schedule Development and CostBudgeting
o
Activity Resource Estimates have Resource calendars as outputs.
Project Calendar:
Talking about calendars, remember that project calendar isupdated in Schedule Development.
Scope Statement -
is input to all the planning processes after its created except
o
Activity Resources Estimating
o
HR Planning
o
Risk Response Planning
o
Plan ContractingRemember that Scope Statement is
updated
in Integrated Change control process,Create WBS and Scope control
WBS and WBS dictionary
are inputs to
 
o
Scope control
o
Activity Definition
o
Cost Estimating
o
Cost Budgeting
o
Plan Purchases and AcquisitionsRemember that Scope Verification only has WBS Dictionary as input
not
WBS.
All Monitoring and Control Processes
Except ( Integration Management &Manage Stakeholders ) will have following 4 outputs:
Requested Changes
Recommended Corrective Actions
Project Management plan ( Updates) ( Except in Performance Reporting )
Organizational Process Assets ( Updates)
PAW - S
cope control,
C
ost Control,
isk Monitoring and control and
C
ontractAdministration processes have PAW in Inputs :) . PAW stands for 
P
erformanceReporting,
A
 pproved change requests and
W
ork Performance Information. Theother M & C Processes have two of PAW inputs except ( Integration Management& Manage Stakeholders )
o
You can remember this as SCRC has PAW
Recommended Preventive Actions
: This occurs in only 4 processes - Monitor andControl Project work, Risk Monitoring and Control, Quality control and Manage project team.
Recommended Defect Repair
is output of only two processes
o
M & C project work 
o
Quality Control
Cost of Quality
- Input to
Q
uality Planning and TT For 
C
ost Estimating.
Forecasting
 
o
Forecasts
are outputs of M & C project work and Performance Reporting
o
Forecasted completion
is output of Cost control and input to PerformanceReporting
o
Forecasting
is TT for Cost Control
Five outputs
of 
 Direct and Manage Project Execution
are inputs to
Quality Assurance
namely
o
Implemented Change requests,
o
Implemented Corrective actions
o
Implemented Preventive actions
o
Implemented Defect Repair.
o
Work Performance Information.

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