That answer, however, does require some explanation. A complete answer to this question requires us to look at the nature of the PMP exam generally as well as how the Project Management Institute PMI treats Agile along with other iterative, incremental and hybrid approaches to project management. Those guides are used as reference materials for the development of the exam. To become a PMP, a project manager needs to have an intimate knowledge of project management processes, tools and techniques. The project manager must also be able to apply these processes, tools and techniques to different project environments. These questions include scenarios describing predictive, incremental, iterative, hybrid, and adaptive project life cycle approaches.
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In those days, there were very few Exam preparation books. We didn? Let us come to the current day. Rita Mulcahy? It has remained a very popular book over the years. It is an international best seller on Amazon. Unfortunately, the primary Author Ms. Rita Mulcahy of the book is no more living. She expired a few years ago. But, even after her demise, RMC Publications has maintained the standard of the book. They have been updating and releasing new editions of the book to conform to the PMI changes.
As with any other product, the book has its pluses and minuses. Let me share my opinion with you. As you read the book, you feel that Ms. Mulcahy is talking to you. The language of the book is easy to understand and lucid. The book is completely focused on the PMP Exam. It does not talk about any extraneous details. It keeps your feet firmly on the ground by constantly reminding you about the PMP Exam. It gives you all the right ingredients for the success in the PMP Exam.
The book starts with a chapter on tricks and tips for the PMP Exam. I think this chapter is the best part of the book. You will find all the tricks that are needed to solve PMP Exam questions in this chapter. This chapter is very well written and many PMPs vouch for it.
Without belittling the value of the rest of the book, I think you can buy the book only for this chapter. The Chapter 3 is another important chapter of the book. Some trainers and aspirants swear by this Process Chart because it is easy to understand. But, I find it very disconcerting. In fact, I have noticed that many other students also get confused by Rita? If you find it confusing, you can ignore this chapter and read the rest of the book.
Otherwise, it could be detrimental for the Exam. Every chapter starts with a small background and introduction. The author s gives relationship of the current chapter with other chapters. This relationship prepares a solid foundation for the exam. All chapters have probing questions and exercises. This helps in learning the topics completely. In addition, there are PMP sample questions at the end of each chapter. These questions are very good and must be done by every PMP aspirant. It calls them PMI-isms.
These are very important for solving Exam questions. The book probes you with mid-chapter questions and exercises. These are very good for learning purposes.
The end of chapter exercises are extremely good. They prepare you well for the exam. The book keeps your feet firmly on the ground. It constantly reminds you of the difficulty level of the PMP Exam. The book follows a conversational style of writing, which is easy to follow. Overall the book is completely focused on the Exam.
This may be confusing for some learners. There are very few diagrams and explanatory pictures. This may create a problem for the visual learners. The book is very expensive as compared to other competing books in the market. PM-by-PM Rating.
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