2012年9月27日星期四

Too Many CC Emails is worse than Junks














We think that you would agree the above post title. When we receive junk mail, we can simply delete it. When we receive CC email, we must at least read it once. What if the email is not related to us? It’s surely a waste of time!

A company can strictly defines RACI Chart (R: responsible, A: accountable, C: consulted, I: informed) for all operation or project activities. Colleagues should only contact those roles or functions (marked with an “I” in the RACI Chart) that are related to their performed activities. Junk CC Email problem is solved!

Remarks: The RACI chart is widely adopted in the ITIL® and COBIT® frameworks. You’ll learn more IT Service Management skills during our ITIL® and COBIT® classes.

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2012年9月26日星期三

Two Stakeholder Perspectives: PMBOK® vs. PRINCE2®



We are told that PMBOK® (Project Management Body of Knowledge) and PRINCE2® (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) are complementary rather than competitive. Look at the graphic. PMBOK® lists stakeholders as comprehensive as possible, while PRINCE2® just lists the core stakeholders.

The different perspectives on stakeholders reflect the followings:
1. PMBOK® is more focused on project management knowledge and therefore emphasized on introducing concepts, tools, and techniques.
2. PRINCE2® is a well guided practical framework. It would rather lead you kick start and manage your project in a structured way. (Managing all stakeholders is sometimes impractical; focusing on managing core stakeholders may be more realistic.)

Studying both frameworks will enhance your PM knowledge and widen your vision.

Great Learning offers both courses and has already trained up more than 3000 professionals.
http://www.greatlearning.edu.hk/pmp.html 
http://www.greatlearning.edu.hk/prince2.html 

2012年9月20日星期四

How to tackle the HARDEST material of PMP® EXAM?




It is all about inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs:

1.       There are 42 project management processes.
2.       Each process has inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs.
3.       3 to 5 questions are directly about the inputs and outputs of a particular process.
4.       Lots of questions are about tools and techniques.
5.       Again, can you memorize all these information?

Our suggestions:
1.       Get all 42 process figures (like the shown figure) from PMBOK®, and organize them all in a document.
2.       First, review the document from time to time. Remember, you do not need to memorize all these information but only need to get familiar with it. Simply because all PMP questions are multiple choice.
3.       Before the exam, it serves the purpose of the final check of your knowledge.
a.       Scan all the items, check if you know what these inputs, outputs, and tools and techniques are.
b.      Ask yourself if it makes sense that these inputs, outputs, and tools and techniques should be shown in that process.

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