Entries by david

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Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers

Five Results from Emotional Upgrade   The people side of project management (or any management role) is the hard bit. We have to effect action and change while being conscious that we cant make people do things. We got to get them to take action for their own reasons. Being emotionally aware can really help […]

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Agile Planning tools

Planning and Execution of Test Cases During Agile Development Iterations During the software development process it is vital to establish a robust process of software quality assurance, even if you are developing using an Agile development methodology. It is important to mention that Agile development should not be confused with development without a defined quality […]

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PMP Exam Day

Preparing for and Passing the PMP Exam Having got the approval email from the PMI and before you schedule the exam, let us just revisit the exam content outline: The PMP exam consists of 200 objective-type questions with 4 answer options. The five domains consist of questions in the following ratio: Initiation 13% Planning 24% […]

Applying for the PMP Exam

PMP – Applying for and Scheduling the Exam Having decided to go for a prestigious PMP certification, one should plan and carry out several steps as follows: Receive 35 hours of project management education. Become a PMI member. Apply for the PMP exam and receive an approval email. Book the exam in a testing centre. […]

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PMP ready – Exam requirements

PMP Certification – To Be or Not to Be? Project Management Professional (PMP) is the most important industry-recognised certification. It is one of the flagship certifications offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the leading not-for-profit professional membership association. PMP is recognised globally as a gold standard in project management. The PMP certification can provide […]

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PMBOK 6 Tailoring

PM Tailoring The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) presents the guidelines for best practices that can be applied to projects. It also presents a standardised terminology. PMBOK guideline preparation itself follows ANSI standards, so it is natural that it goes for a standardised terminology! Generally a single word (or phrase) is used to define […]

Agile Development: How to Write Effective User Stories

A user story is a short and simple description of the customer’s need. It is usually told from the perspective of those who are requesting the new feature or requirement. A user story is short and sweet, but prompts the developer to get a handle on what is required. It makes it easier for the […]

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7 Steps to passing the PSM I exam

Facing into an exam is never easy, particularly if your company is paying for it, or if you are doing it with a group of work colleagues; you don’t want to be seen as a failure. At the moment of writing this, there are two well-known certificate centres. The first one is the scrum.org organisation, […]