About 7 week PMP

Right preparation, not too much preparation is the key to success in PMP certification on the first attempt. Do not even think of second attempt which will be lot of heart break, additional effort, money (250 USD) and even the danger of dropping out of the program forever and missing the professional benefits associated with PMP and it’s application at the work place.

After having trained more than 15,000 professionals during the last decade, we know how to eliminate unwanted preparation and guide you to success in the first attempt itself.

Recent Success Story

Yesterday I took my PMP exam and I cleared it. Thanks a lot fo all the support you have provided through out.

Your method of teaching made the entire curriculum look easy. I was able to understand every bit of it. The face to face interaction with you makes it more easy.Thank you for making yourself available as and when I needed to go over be it same topics or new topics or just to answer my questions on the already covered topics. In your method i dint have to by-heart any aspect of the PMBOK. One good thing about your method is we will be going over the entire PMBOK at least once.

The vast curriculum of PMBOK makes it very difficult to even start the study. With so many reference books available we can easily get lost in picking the right path for the certification. But your method clearly defines a path and if we just follow it we can easily not only get certified but also gain and improve on our Project Management knowledge.

With your class, reference material and answering all the questions in the practice tests was more than sufficient to give the exam and clear it.

Thanks a lot of all the help you provided.

Thanks & Regards,
Shashi

How do we do it?

  • After understanding your need and the amount of time you can commit, we will work out a tentative schedule for your PMP preparation
  • We will make your learning of PMBOK easier by explaining the concepts through crisp notes, mind maps, videos, blogs and scheduled online classes.
  • We will provide guidance about the right preparation material.
  • You will learn at your own pace. We will work along with you throughout your journey.
  • As and when you have doubts or when you get struck anywhere, we will pitch in immediately and resolve them. All you have to do is to ping the instructor through whatsapp – 9895372115, email or telephone call.
  • For complex topics and clarifications, we will schedule exclusive one2one online meetings and explain those topics and concepts.
  • We will provide you with practice tests and provide clarity on those questions where you struggle.
  • We will provide you with the 35 contact hours certificate, when you really complete an equivalent hours of serious instructor led study.
  • We will clarify all your doubts about applying for the PMP exam.

Contact us

Let us know about your requirement like;

  • The time frame in which you want to be a PMP
  • Your professional back ground
  • The number of hours you can commit / week
  • Your time zone
  • Your convenient time and days for weekly meetings
  • Is there anyone else who can attend the course with you, so that we can work out the best fees which will reduce the training fees per participant.
  • Suitable date and time for an initial online meeting to explain the whole process and to clarify all your doubts regarding PMP certification.
  • Any other questions you have

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The 7 Week PMP Plan

Agile digital marketing using Scrum

Is scrum only for software projects?. The answer is ‘No’. Scrum works well with any project where either the requirements are changing or technology is new or both. Here are the lessons learned by a digital marketing team using scrum to accelerate their digital marketing program.

Did I say Digital Marketing Program instead of Digital Marketing Project?. Yes, I did, and that is intentional because most of the digital marketing initiatives meets all the criteria of programs than projects. Programs are a collection of inter-related projects, which when done together gives us more value than doing them one after the other. Majority of the digital marketing initiatives are programs comprising of multiple projects like;

  • Revamping the company web site
  • Creating good content
  • SEO optimization
  • Blogs
  • Case studies
  • Success stories
  • Voice of the customers
  • Training component
  • Webinars
  • Benchmarking
  • Research & Development etc

If these are not synchronized well, the entire initiative can turn out to be transaction oriented than result oriented. The team with which I was working very closely was no different, till we decided to follow a ‘light scrum’ based on the scrum elements like;

  • Weekly sprint planning meetings
  • Weekly reviews and retrospectives
  • Daily reviews
  • Tracking board

One may call it as a tailored version of Scrum. Any way, I call it as ‘Light Scrum’, a kind of loosely implemented most essential aspects of scrum framework envisaged by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland in their Scrum Guide.

Weekly sprint planning meetings

Quick 1 hour planning meetings, conducted immediately after the weekly review and retrospective. It was more of a pending from the previous week and new work. Was created using a tool (Microsoft Teams), so that all the stakeholders (many of them very senior) were aware of what is being planned, and their specific actions towards meeting the weekly sprint goals.

Weekly reviews and retrospectives

Even though the marketing team was working very hard, there was not any specific way to evaluate their progress. With the introduction of the weekly sprints, plan based review and retrospectives became possible. This in turn brought in lot of visibility into the marketing teams functioning to the key stakeholders.

Daily reviews

We never had those typical stand up meetings. We sat down together for 15 minutes every day to see where we are with respect to the weekly plan and for constraint removal.

Tracking board

First we created a dump of all the goals to be achieved and the activities required to achieve those goals. This resembled the classical product backlog. From this we created the weekly sprint backlogs. The weekly sprint backlogs were classified into;

  • To be done
  • Being done
  • Done

Resources were associated with tasks with a mix of volunteering and allocation. Based on the progress made, tasks were moved from “To be done’ to ‘Being done’ and then “done’. Tracking board was shared with all the relevant stakeholders so that everyone could see what was happening in the project at any point in time.

We do not maintain burn down charts to track progress. No task level estimates. There is no actual effort capture. There is no velocity calculations yet. Just by having a product backlog, sprint backlog, sprint planning meeting, sprint reviews and retrospectives the benefits are many.

Key Benefits

  • Change in mindset from transaction orientation to result orientation
  • Higher motivation levels and job satisfaction
  • Better quality and effectiveness of the deliverables
  • Better stakeholder involvement / satisfaction
  • Increase in tangible business benefits from the digital marketing effort

Key benefits of Integrated Agile Project delivery from a 1.6 billion Oil and Gas project

Introduction

Key benefits of Integrated Agile Project delivery from a 1.6 billion Oil and Gas project;

  • Project completion ahead of 36 months schedule
  • 90% on time delivery of deliverables
  • 80% deliverables completed within budget
  • 100% quality assurance across all team’s output
  • 80% reduction in errors and rework

Key enablers

  • Integrated planning
  • Multiple levels of planning
    • Master plan
    • Phase wise plan
    • Look ahead plan
    • Weekly plan
  • Availability of project information on time
    • Exception based management resulting in reduced meetings
  • Collaborative team work supported by collaboration system
    • Weekly corrective / preventive action meetings

Basic Building blocks of Agile  

  • The master plan – The master plan of the project from the start to finish. Very often at the milestone level.  
  • Phase plan – Subset of the master plan which culminates in a major deliverable / deliverable.
  • Make ready plans / Look ahead plans – Subset of the phase plan with six weeks window
  • Formation of self-organizing teams – Teams are selected based on the skills required to deliver the output of the make ready plan. The team decides how they are going to perform the work. They collectively sequence the tasks, identify the constraints and dependencies upfront, eliminate them and sees the work progress together during the daily review meeting, and make the adjustments required to deliver on time.  This results in smoother work flows, motivation and positive peer pressure to deliver.
  • Weekly plan
  • Weekly and monthly reviews  
  • Daily stand up meetings
  • Retrospective meetings
  • Information radiators
  • Constant constraint removal
  • Forecasting (Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Phase, Master plan level)
  • Key metrics

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