PMP Exam Study Notes


Read These PMP Exam Notes to Understand Tough Concepts

On this page, I will provide you with a list of all blog posts published on this and my other blog. Although you can find the posts on the homepage as well, I am listing all of the topics again here with easy click through links for you to refer quickly.

I recommend you read these blog posts and understand the topics well. If you want to express your opinion on any topic or have something to share, you can do so through the comments section. I will reply to your comment.

  1. Conflict Resolution Techniques
  2. What is the Best Power of the Project Manager?
  3. Configuration Management vs Change Management
  4. Enterprise Environmental Factors & Organizational Process Assets
  5. Quality Assurance vs Quality Control
  6. Quality Control vs Verify Scope
  7. Product Scope vs Project Scope
  8. Project Plan vs Project Management Plan
  9. Close Procurement vs Close Project
  10. Enhance Risk Response vs Exploit Risk Response Strategies
  11. A Few Commonly Used Risk Management Terms
  12. Contingency Plan vs Fallback Plan
  13. Contingency Reserve vs Management Reserve
  14. Demystifying Risk Attitude in Project Management
  15. PMP Braindump: Sure-fail Strategy for PMP Certification Exam Preparation
  16. Work Performance Information (WPI) vs Work Performance Measurements (WPM)
  17. Performance Report in Project Management
  18. What are the Project and the Operation?
  19. Project Management vs Program Management vs Portfolio Management
  20. How to Deal With ITTO Based Questions
  21. Stakeholders in Project Management
  22. Precision versus Accuracy
  23. Grade versus Quality
  24. Earned Value Management (EVM) Analysis in Project Cost Management
  25. Planned Value (PV), Earned Value (EV) & Actual Cost (AC) Analysis in Project Cost Management
  26. Schedule Variance (SV) & Cost Variance (CV) in Project Cost Management
  27. Schedule Performance Index (SPI) and Cost Performance Index (CPI)
  28. Estimate at Completion (EAC) – A Project Forecasting Tool
  29. Estimate To Complete (ETC) – Another Project Forecasting Tool
  30. To-Complete Performance Index (TCPI) in Project Cost Management
  31. Fast Forward – Earned Value Management (EVM), Forecasting & TCPI
  32. Project Charter – A Document to Formally Authorize the Project
  33. Stakeholder Register in Project Management
  34. Stakeholder Analysis & Stakeholder Management Strategy
  35. Three tools to Estimate Activity Duration
  36. Identify Stakeholders in Project Management
  37. 4 Tools to Estimate Costs in the Project Management
  38. Cost Benefit or Benefit Cost Analysis
  39. Process Group and Knowledge Area in the PMBOK Guide
  40. Project Procurement – What a Project Manager Should Know About it
  41. Precedence Diagramming Method (Activity on Node Method) in Scheduling
  42. What is a Functional Organization Structure?
  43. What is a Projectized Organization Structure?
  44. What is a Matrix Organization Structure?
  45. Types of Organization Structure
  46. Defect Repair vs Corrective Action vs Preventive Action
  47. Fast Tracking & Crashing – Schedule Compression Techniques in Time Management
  48. Scope Creep and Gold Plating in Project Management
  49. Assumptions and Constraints in Project Management
  50. Validation versus Verification
  51. Validated Deliverables versus Accepted Deliverables
  52. Lead Time and Lag Time in Project Scheduling Network Diagram
  53. Total Float versus Free Float
  54. What is Risk Management?
  55. What is Standard Deviation?
  56. A Short Guide to Project Risk Management Plan
  57. PERT – Program Evaluation and Review Technique
  58. Leadership Style in Different Phases of Team Formation
  59. Work Performance Data (WPD) and Work Performance Information (WPI)
  60. Types of Procurement Contracts used in Project Management
  61. Critical Path Method (CPM) in Project Management
  62. Critical Chain Method (CCM) in Project Management
  63. Project Selection Methods
  64. Residual Risks vs Secondary Risks
  65. Risk Appetite, Risk Tolerance, and Risk Threshold
  66. Control Chart versus Run Chart
  67. Fishbone (Cause and Effect or Ishikawa) Diagram
  68. What is a Scatter Diagram (Correlation Chart)?
  69. Control Quality versus Validate Scope
  70. Six Myths About the PMP Certification Exam
  71. A List of the Best and Free PMP Exam Study Resources
  72. What is a Monte Carlo Simulation?
  73. A Short Guide to Expected Monetary Value (EMV)
  74. What is a Workaround?
  75. Risk Response Strategies for Negative Risks or Threats
  76. Risk Response Strategies for Positive Risks or Opportunities
  77. What is a Pareto Chart?
  78. Changes to the PMP Certification Exam – January 2016
  79. How to Become a PMP?
  80. Salience Model to Analyze Project Stakeholders
  81. Project Life Cycle vs Product Life Cycle
  82. Project Expediter vs Project Coordinator
  83. Should I go for the PMI-RMP certification exam?
  84. Changes to the CCR Cycle After December 1st 2015
  85. What is the PMI Talent Triangle?
  86. What is a Project Kick Off Meeting?
  87. Types of Training Programs for the PMP Certification Exam
  88. What is a Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)?
  89. What is PRINCE2?
  90. Review: GreyCampus’s Online PMP Training Program
  91. 30 Contact Hours Online PMI-RMP Training Programs
  92. PM PrepCast Review: Pricing, Pros and Cons, and Top Features
  93. What is Six Sigma?
  94. 100 Free PMP Exam Sample Questions
  95. PRINCE2 vs PMP
  96. No More Braindump During the Awareness Session of the PMP Exam
  97. PMP Question Bank: Version 3.0 is Available Now!
  98. A List of Free PMP Mock Tests and Sample Questions
  99. PMI-RMP Question Bank: Version 3.0 is Available Now!
  100. PMI-RMP Exam : Lessons Learned by Santanu Deb
  101. What is New in the PMBOK Guide 6th Edition?
  102. Resource Leveling vs Resource Smoothing
  103. Should I Ignore Math-Based Questions on the PMP Exam?
  104. About: PM Sprout 35 Contact Hours PMP Training Program
  105. Risk Response Strategies in Project Management
  106. PMP Formula Calculation Made Easy for You
  107. PMP Exam Lessons Learned by Solomon Hassan Kuta
  108. What are the Differences Between Critical Path and Critical Chain Method?
  109. What are Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) and Definitive Estimate?
  110. Project Requirements vs Project Scope Statement
  111. Joseph Fertig’s PMP Exam Journey & Lessons Learned
  112. Khaleelah’s Journey to Pass the PMP Exam
  113. How I Cracked the PMP Exam on My 1st Attempt with Above Target in All Domains?
  114. How I Cracked the PMP Exam in 21 Days?
  115. PMP Vs CAPM
  116. Changes to the PMP Exam After December 15, 2019
  117. Project Calendar Vs Resource Calendar
  118. PMP Exam Lessons Learned By Srinivas
  119. PMI-RMP Exam Lessons Learned By Khayyam
  120. The PMP Exam Lessons Learned By Ashvini K Chhabra
  121. The PMP Exam Lessons Learned by Harshala Patel
  122. Wrike Review: An Integrated Project Management and Collaboration Platform
  123. Monday.com Review: A User-Friendly Project Collaboration Tool
  124. 19 Best Mind Mapping Software Platforms
  125. 10 Best Task Management Software Platforms
  126. 11 Best Project Management Software Platforms
  127. 7 Best Online Flowchart Software, the Third and the Last one are Free
  128. 7 Best CRM Software For Small Businesses
  129. An Overview of Wrike CRM: Features, Pros & Cons
  130. An Overview of monday.com CRM: Features, Pros & Cons
  131. What is a Gantt Chart?
  132. What are Project Milestones?
  133. What is a RACI Chart?
  134. A Complete Guide on Project Charter
  135. How to Conduct a Feasibility Study?
  136. How to Prepare for the PMI-RMP Exam?
  137. PMP Exam Simulator Review: Pricing, Pros & Cons and Top Features
  138. PMP Exam Preparation: Pass the PMP Exam on Your First Attempt
  139. Simple Sheets Review: Pricing, Pros & Cons and Top Features
  140. A Short Guide on the Seven Basic Quality Tools
  141. What is a Project?
  142. Using Roles and Responsibilites Template in Project Management
  143. What is Program in Project Management?
  144. Career in Project Management.
  145. 10 Popular Project Management Methodologies
  146. Close CRM Review: Pricing, Pros & Cons, and Features
  147. Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) Vs Definitive Estimate
  148. Best PMP Exam Simulators
  149. Project Management Dependencies: Types, Examples and Explanation
  150. Triple Constraints in Project Management
  151. Bottom-up Estimation Technique in Project Management
  152. Project Cost Estimation: Examples and Techniques
  153. 7 Best Wireframe Tools, Free and Paid
  154. Three-Point Estimation Technique in Project Management
  155. Brain Sensei PMP Review: Pricing, Pros & Cons and Features
  156. Capsule CRM Review: Pricing, Pros & Cons and Features
  157. PMP Mock Tests: 2021 (Free and Paid)
  158. Parametric Estimation Technique in Project Management
  159. Analogous Estimation Technique in Project Management
  160. Lessons Learned in Project Management
  161. PMP Example Questions: Updated for 2021
  162. Types of Risks: Different Types of Risks in Risk Management
  163. Risk Terms: A Few Commonly Used Risk Management Terms
  164. Brain Sensei Vs PM PrepCast
  165. Design for X or DfX: Definitions, Examples, and Uses
  166. Creative Brief: How it is Useful in Project Management?
  167. How “What-if Scenario Analysis” is Helpful in Project Management?
  168. Fixed Price Contract in Project Management: Definition, and Examples
  169. Cost-reimbursable Contract in Project Management: Definition, and Examples
  170. Time and Materials Contract in Project Management: Definition, and Examples
  171. What is a Contract?
  172. Moqups Review-2021: Pricing, Pros & Cons and Features
  173. Stakeholder Analysis in Project Management
  174. Stakeholder Mapping: A Complete Guide with Examples
  175. Start to Start Relationship in Project Management
  176. Start to Finish Relationship in Project Management
  177. Finish to Finish Relationship in Project Management
  178. Finish to Start Relationship in Project Management
  179. Stakeholder Engagement: How to Manage Project Stakeholders?
  180. 7 Best monday.com Alternatives and Competitors: Free & Paid
  181. nTask Review: Pricing, Pros & Cons, and Top Features
  182. 9 Best Wrike Alternatives & Competitor: Free and Paid
  183. The 7 Best Product Management Software: Free and Paid
  184. What is Work Package in Project Management?
  185. Project Network Diagram In Project Management: Definitions and Examples
  186. 7 Best Agile Project Management Software: Free and Paid
  187. 7 Best Resource Management Software: Free & Paid
  188. S-Curve in Project Management: Examples and Definition and Examples
  189. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS): Examples and Templates
  190. WBS Dictionary: A Guide with Examples and Templates
  191. monday.com vs Jira
  192. 7 Best Construction Management Software
  193. Scope Baseline: A Guide with Definition, Examples & Templates
  194. Groove.cm Review: Pricing, Pros & Cons and Top Features
  195. Project Scope Statement: A Guide with Examples with Template
  196. Project Management Metrics: A Guide with Examples
  197. Balanced Scorecard (BSC): A Guide with Examples
  198. Risk vs Issues in Project Management
  199. Risk Register: Definition and Example
  200. Issue Log: Definition and Example
  201. Common Cause Vs Special Cause Variations
  202. Request for Proposal: RFP Meaning, Definition and Example
  203. Direct Cost Vs Indirect Cost
  204. Request for Quotation: RFQ Meaning, Definition and Example
  205. Request for Information: RFQ Meaning, Definition and Example
  206. Project Controlling: Definition, Features and Processes
  207. Team Building Activities: How To Motivate Project Team?
  208. RFI Vs RFQ: Request for Information Vs Request for Quotation
  209. Purchase Order (PO): Definition, Templates, Types & Example
  210. RFQ Vs RFP: Request for Quotation Vs Request for Proposal
  211. RFI Vs RFP: Request for Information vs Request for Proposal
  212. Product Manager Vs Project Manager
  213. Program Manager Vs Project Manager
  214. Cost of Quality: Cost of Conformance and Cost of Nonconformance
  215. Product Owner Vs Product Manager
  216. Risk Assessment Matrix: Definition, Example, and Template
  217. Business Case: Definition, Example, and Template
  218. Leadership Styles: Definition, Meaning, & Types of Leadership Styles
  219. Corrective Action: Definition, Meaning, Template & Examples
  220. Preventive Action: Definition, Meaning, and Examples
  221. Defect Repair: Definition, Meaning, Example & process
  222. Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA): Definition, Example & Template
  223. Scrum Meetings: Definition, Types of Scrum Meeting & Examples
  224. Make-or-Buy Decision: Definition, Factors & Example
  225. Project Objectives: Definition, Example & How to Write Project Objective
  226. Risk Threshold: Definition, Meaning & Example
  227. Risk Tolerance: Definition, Meaning & Example
  228. Risk Tolerance Vs Risk Appetite
  229. Strategy Vs Tactics
  230. Key Performance Indicators (KPI): Definition, Types, & How to Write KPI
  231. KPI Vs Metric
  232. KPI Examples: Including Financial, Marketing, Sales & Human Resource
  233. What is Project Portfolio Management?
  234. How to Introduce Yourself to the Team?
  235. Sprint Retrospective: Definition, Example, and Template
  236. Essential Project Management Documents for Project Managers

I hope these blog posts will help you in your PMP exam preparation. Usually, I publish a few posts per month, so keep checking back here. If you are having difficulty understanding any concepts or want me to write about a certain topic, you can send me an email at [email protected] and I will do my best to address your concerns.

Good luck with your PMP exam preparation.