Configuration Management Activities

What is Configuration Management?

Before we set out to define configuration management, it is crucial to understand why we need it in the first place. How does it come into the play? Let us consider a situation wherein you are working on one of the work packages. And, looking at the WBS dictionary for acceptance criteria. You have completed the development of the deliverable and sent it to the Quality Control. You are surprised to see that the quality control team rejected the deliverable.…

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lag in project management

What is Lead and Lag?

Lead and Lag in project activities are easy concepts. Even though, during my coaching sessions, I see a lot of confusion around them. Especially when we use these concepts in – Network diagrams and with a different type of relationships. Let’s decode these confusions here starting from Lag time in project management. What is a lag in project management? Based on PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition A lag time is the amount of time whereby a successor activity is required to be delayed with…

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PMP Iterative and adaptive Life Cycle

Project Management Life Cycle-Iterative & Adaptive

All projects across industries follow a life cycle approach. Often I have seen there are so many questions in mind for many PMP® Certification aspirants on different types of life cycles. Why do we need anything other than a predictive life cycle, which goes quite sequential and looks perfect? What are these buzz words, i.e., iterative & adaptive? What these new life cycles do differently? Let’s clarify all these doubts in this blog and be ready to answer all the questions…

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itto pmp 6th edition

Knowing PMP® Exam ITTO (Inputs, Tools, Techniques and Outputs) – PMBOK® Guide

How to memorize Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam ITTO? – One of the most Frequently Asked Question I get while talking to professionals preparing for the PMP® exam. I observe that PMP® Exam ITTO is one of the main reasons for exam fear and become the cause of delaying the exam date. In this blog, I am addressing ways to overcome fear by giving tips on how to learn PMP® certification input-output. In this blog, I am attempting to answer:…

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What is the Point of total assumption (PTA) ?

During my interaction with Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification aspirants, often I see that they take the Point of Total Assumption as a confusing concept. I observed that there are lots of misunderstandings and confusions that need clarity. Though not a crucial question from the PMP® exam point of view, it still needs a detailed discussion. In this blog, I will address the puzzling PTA concept with simple to understand examples. This concept is only related to fixed-price incentive fee contracts.…

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