Sunday, April 26, 2015

Webinar - Practical PMP with Micrsoft Project 2013/2010

I had a webinar on "Practical PMP with Micrsoft Project 2013/2010" on 16th April, 2015. The session was of 1 hour duration.

Key Takeaways:
  • What is “Practical PMP”?
  • Advantages of “Practical PMP” over “Traditional PMP’ Program
  • Process Groups, Knowledge Areas, Processes covered in PMBOK and MS Project
  • How to be a Practical PMP, i.e., both Certified PMP and Certified MSP
  • How Microsoft Project 2013/2010 helps a Project Management Professional (PMP)?
  • PMBOK and MS Project - An overview of Time Management

The focus on the session in understanding Practical PMP and how knowing both PMBOK and MS Project helps you in your professional career. It is not only theory (PMBOK) that is important, but also knowing how to apply theoretical principles with a practical tool like MS Project and whereever needed MS Excel and MS PowerPoint. 

Here is a small video on it (2m:03s) :

For a longer format, you can see the below video which has detailed discussion on it followed by Questions/Answers. (~60 minutes - 1h:01m:44s):

Time Management Knowledge Area from PMBOK has been used a reference to explain how Practical PMP helps a current or aspiring Project Management Professional. 

Time Management - PMBOK Guide Vs MS Project 2013/2010

During the Question and Answer session, to explain for some of the concepts, MS Project 2013 has been used for demonstration, e.g., for Baseline, Resource Rate etc. 

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Webinar - How To Be A PMI PMP

Last month, I had a webinar on "How to be a PMI-PMP". The session was of 1 hour duration with 15 minutes for Questions and Answers.

Key Takeaways:
  • What is PMP certification from PMI?
  • What is the value of being a PMI-PMP?
  • What are the prerequisites for PMP certification?
  • What is the roadmap - from a "Candidate PMP" to a "Certified PMP"?
  • What to do post PMP Certification?
  • How to continue with and sustain the benefits post PMI-PMP?

The focus on the session was not on knowing the introductory part, rather going from being a "Candidate PMP" to a "Successful PMP". 
  • Candidate PMP - If your application has been approved by PMI
  • Successful PMP - When you are a Certified PMP
To see it in just over 4 minutes, here is the video (4m:03s) :

For a longer format, you can see the below video which has detailed discussion on it followed by Questions/Answers (60 minutes - 1h:02m:12s):

A number of questions also came up during the last 15 minutes. Do not miss them. You will come to know quite a few tips on PMP certification.

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