PMP Concepts

PMP, Project Management, PMI

Validate Scope and Control Quality – PMP/CAPM

Control Quality, Validate Scope and Quality Assurance are three terminologies which keep bugging every new PMP Aspirant.  In the following article, I tried to make the two terms clear and then you might want to read the other one to be crystal clear with these terminologies. Control Quality Control Quality is the process of supervising …

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Quality Assurance and Control Quality – PMP/CAPM

The following write up explains the difference between the Quality Assurance and the control Quality. Quality is the degree to which a set of inherent (existing) characteristics fulfils requirements. ISO 9000 Quality Assurance A set of activities that ensure quality in the processes by which end products are developed. Quality Assurance (QA) is the procedure …

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Project Float and Free Float- PMP/CAPM

Free Float The amount of duration in which the scheduled activity can be deferred without postponing the subsequent scheduled activities. In project management, free float refers to the duration that spans from the finishing point of a scheduled activity while extending to the upcoming planned activities. It is measured by subtracting the primary end of …

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Budget and Cost Estimates- PMP/CAPM

Budget and Cost Estimates are two terminologies that even senior project managers use them interchangeably all the time. Well! one may say that these are the opposite side of the same coin. Estimate – To produce a statement of the approximate cost of (Merriam-Webster Online, http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/estimate) Budget – A plan expressed in quantitative, usually monetary, terms that covers a specific period of time …

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Risk Attitude, Appetite, Tolerance and Threshold – PMP/CAPM

Risk Attitude, Risk Appetite, Risk Tolerance and Risk Threshold Risk Tolerance According to PMBOK Guide 6th Edition, Risk tolerance is the identified range of acceptable outcomes Risk tolerance informs you regarding the sensitivity of the organization or to people’s life. High tolerance refers to individuals’ capability to take high-level risk while low tolerance means people …

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Mitigation plan, Fallback Plan, Contingency Plan and Workaround – PMP/CAPM

Mitigation plan, Fallback Plan, Contingency Plan and Workaround Mitigation plan In risk mitigation, action is taken to reduce the probability of occurrence and/or impact of a threat. PMBOK 6 is used for the risk with high probability and impact and therefore place in action to minimize the impact. Risk mitigation revolves around reducing the impact …

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Contingency Reserves and Management Reserves – PMP/CAPM

Contingency Reserves VS Management Reserves Reserves is a buffer in terms of Schedule or Cost while estimating is added to the estimated schedule and cost to account for risks or uncertainties both for known and unknown risks Padding is unwelcomed practice as it adds unplanned values or reserve over the output of estimations As explained in …

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Passive Acceptance of Risk and Active Acceptance of Risk – PMP/CAPM

Passive Acceptance of Risk and Active Acceptance of Risk These are two different risk response strategies to deal with the risks on the project. The idea behind good risk response strategies is to provide the team with various options and identify the actions that could reduce or eliminate threats to project objectives. Risk management team …

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