Thursday, January 08, 2015

Sad News: Barbara Fuller

It is with a heavy heart that we are sorry to report the passing of one of the founding members of our PMlessonsLearned.com group.  Barbara Fuller passed away this past Monday, January 5,2015. On the  "About PMlessonsLearned" page on our website, you will see her listed as one of our founding members.  You'll also see the many PMlessonsLearned.com conference calls that she participated in (and the podcasts). We've listed several of them below.

Henry Will, founder of our group, has the following to say about Barbara, 
"Barbara was an inspiration to me in establishing the PMLL group. Not only did she support me, she also contributed wholeheartedly to the initial work to make the group become a reality. Barbara also gave her input to continually improve our group. I also volunteered with her in the local PMI New Jersey chapter. At one point, I suggested and initiated work for a Project Management Cruise for the New Jersey Chapter. The goal was for Project Managers to learn how to improve their professional work in a fun, relaxing, and social setting. Due to my other commitments, I wasn't able to do the work to make it happen. Barbara showed up to some initial meetings, took the lead, and made it happen. She was also a fellow Christian believer which brought us even closer. She will be sorely missed. I know she's in a better place due to her faith."

Several PMlessonsLearned.com members have already expressed their sadness at the loss. We take this time to memorialize the vibrant life of Barbara Fuller.

Here is a list of some of the memorable contributions that Barbara made to this group:




Wednesday, December 24, 2014

PMLL Podcasts Will Be Coming Faster

24 DEC 2014

Hello,

Many of you are aware that we have been slowly working our way through the 47 processes that make up the bulk of the Project Management Body of Knowledge or PMBOK.

Our goal was to start with the Knowledge Areas with the most change and work ur way to the Knowledge Areas with the least change.  We are there now. In the PMBOK Fifth Edition, the Project Risk Management and Project Integration Management Knowledge Areas contain the smallest amounts of new information. That's why we are doing them last.  More than half of  the content in PMLL podcasts 167 and 168 is not new (covering the Project Risk Management Knowledge Area).

I'm hearing from many of you that you'll be sitting for the PMP exam in the first few months of 2015, So rather than make you wait until April 2015 for me to finish all 47 processes, we decided make things happen quicker.

We will forego the live PMLL Lessons Learned Monthly PMP Exam Study Groups calls.
I recorded the new portions of  the Project Risk Management Knowledge Area and tonight released PMLL podcast #168 just two weeks behind PMLL Podcast #167 (and without a live conference call).

I'll start the same for the Project Integration Management Knowledge Area and release those podcasts during January 2015 (also without live conference calls).

I'll schedule the next live conference call for 5 FEB 2015. Instead of drowning you in fast talking presentations, we'll do it as a Question & Answer session on any of the material in the PMBOK.

So, I hope this will help everyone prepare that much faster.

Happy Holidays and Happy Studying!

Regards,

Dana Safford
PMLL Monthly PMP Exam Study Group Instructor

PMLL Episode 0168 PMLL Project Risk Management - Part 2, PMBOK 5e (PMPExamPrep)

Notes and Podcast info from the PMlessonsLearned.com Conference Call:
Topic: PMLL Project Risk Management - Part 2, PMBOK 5e (PMPExamPrep)
PMlessonsLearned.com founder and PM Best Practices host: Henry Will, PMP
PMlessonsLearned.com PMPExamPrep host: Dana Safford, PMP
Presenter: Dana Safford, PMP

Date of Conference Call: 04Dec2014
Podcast Number: 0168


If you're studying for the PMP Exam, you may want to listen to the MP3s of past PMP Exam Study Group conference calls. They're located in our Archive (see the link on our website).

PRESENTATION:
Prior to the call, the presentation will appear on the PM Lessons Learned group in Yahoo Groups (note: it may not be posted until just before the call). The directions to obtain the presentation are at PMlessonsLearned.com - on the left hand side of the webpage follow the link titled "Files and Presentations" to see directions for obtaining the presentation.

NOTES FROM THE CALL:
On July 31st 2013, the Fifth Edition of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, also called the PMBOK Guide, became the basis for the Project Management Professional or PMP exam. This month’s PMP Study Group call continues the deep-dive into the PMBOK Fifth Edition or 5e. In this session, we will begin the focus on the Project Risk Management knowledge area, as we look at the last three processes that belong to the Project Risk Management knowledge area as laid out in the Fifth edition. Dana Safford, PMP, will provide insight and practical examples of everything you need to know to build your critical knowledge mass and pass the PMP exam on the first attempt.

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Please join us for a future conference call (they're all free and open to all). We currently have several calls a month. See our calendar of future calls via the link on our website.

If you're looking for a PM job, we invite you to join our FREE PM JOB SHOP conference calls.
Join the Yahoo Group here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pmjobshop

We highly recommend that you join the free PM Lessons Learned Yahoo group in order to get announcements of our calls and other information to further your PM career.

Join our Yahoo group for details, reminders of the calls, and information to help you in your PM Career. Visit the website for details.


PMlessonsLearned.com - Project Managers helping Project Managers make a difference. Open to all.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

PMLL Episode 0167 PMLL Project Risk Management - Part 1, PMBOK 5e (PMPExamPrep)

Notes and Podcast info from the PMlessonsLearned.com Conference Call:
Topic: PMLL Project Risk Management - Part 1, PMBOK 5e (PMPExamPrep)
PMlessonsLearned.com founder and PM Best Practices host: Henry Will, PMP
PMlessonsLearned.com PMPExamPrep host: Dana Safford, PMP
Presenter: Dana Safford, PMP

Date of Conference Call: 04Dec2014
Podcast Number: 0167


If you're studying for the PMP Exam, you may want to listen to the MP3s of past PMP Exam Study Group conference calls. They're located in our Archive (see the link on our website).

PRESENTATION:
Prior to the call, the presentation will appear on the PM Lessons Learned group in Yahoo Groups (note: it may not be posted until just before the call). The directions to obtain the presentation are at PMlessonsLearned.com - on the left hand side of the webpage follow the link titled "Files and Presentations" to see directions for obtaining the presentation.

NOTES FROM THE CALL:
On July 31st 2013, the Fifth Edition of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, also called the PMBOK Guide, became the basis for the Project Management Professional or PMP exam. This month’s PMP Study Group call continues the deep-dive into the PMBOK Fifth Edition or 5e. In this session, we will begin the focus on the Project Risk Management knowledge area, as we look at the first three processes that belong to the Project Risk Management knowledge area as laid out in the Fifth edition. Dana Safford, PMP, will provide insight and practical examples of everything you need to know to build your critical knowledge mass and pass the PMP exam on the first attempt.

====================================
Please join us for a future conference call (they're all free and open to all). We currently have several calls a month. See our calendar of future calls via the link on our website.

If you're looking for a PM job, we invite you to join our FREE PM JOB SHOP conference calls.
Join the Yahoo Group here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pmjobshop

We highly recommend that you join the free PM Lessons Learned Yahoo group in order to get announcements of our calls and other information to further your PM career.

Join our Yahoo group for details, reminders of the calls, and information to help you in your PM Career. Visit the website for details.


PMlessonsLearned.com - Project Managers helping Project Managers make a difference. Open to all.

Monday, November 24, 2014

PMLL Episode 0166 PMLL Project Procurement Management - Part 2, PMBOK 5e (PMPExamPrep)

Notes and Podcast info from the PMlessonsLearned.com Conference Call:
Topic: PMLL Project Procurement Management - Part 2, PMBOK 5e (PMPExamPrep)
PMlessonsLearned.com founder and PM Best Practices host: Henry Will, PMP
PMlessonsLearned.com PMPExamPrep host: Dana Safford, PMP
Presenter: Dana Safford, PMP

Date of Conference Call: 06Nov2014
Podcast Number: 0166


If you're studying for the PMP Exam, you may want to listen to the MP3s of past PMP Exam Study Group conference calls. They're located in our Archive (see the link on our website).

PRESENTATION:
Prior to the call, the presentation will appear on the PM Lessons Learned group in Yahoo Groups (note: it may not be posted until just before the call). The directions to obtain the presentation are at PMlessonsLearned.com - on the left hand side of the webpage follow the link titled "Files and Presentations" to see directions for obtaining the presentation.

NOTES FROM THE CALL:
On July 31st 2013, the Fifth Edition of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, also called the PMBOK Guide, became the basis for the Project Management Professional or PMP exam. This month’s PMP Study Group call continues the deep-dive into the PMBOK Fifth Edition or 5e. In this session, we will finish the focus on the Project Procurement Management knowledge area, as we look at the last three processes that belong to the Project Procurement Management knowledge area as laid out in the Fifth edition. Dana Safford, PMP, will provide insight and practical examples of everything you need to know to build your critical knowledge mass and pass the PMP exam on the first attempt.

====================================
Please join us for a future conference call (they're all free and open to all). We currently have several calls a month. See our calendar of future calls via the link on our website.

If you're looking for a PM job, we invite you to join our FREE PM JOB SHOP conference calls.
Join the Yahoo Group here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pmjobshop

We highly recommend that you join the free PM Lessons Learned Yahoo group in order to get announcements of our calls and other information to further your PM career.

Join our Yahoo group for details, reminders of the calls, and information to help you in your PM Career. Visit the website for details.


PMlessonsLearned.com - Project Managers helping Project Managers make a difference. Open to all.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

PMLL Episode 0165 PMLL Project Procurement Management - Part 1, PMBOK 5e (PMPExamPrep)

Notes and Podcast info from the PMlessonsLearned.com Conference Call:
Topic: PMLL Project Procurement Management - Part 1, PMBOK 5e (PMPExamPrep)
PMlessonsLearned.com founder and PM Best Practices host: Henry Will, PMP
PMlessonsLearned.com PMPExamPrep host: Dana Safford, PMP
Presenter: Dana Safford, PMP

Date of Conference Call: 02Oct2014
Podcast Number: 0165

MP3 / Podcast: Download the MP3 or Listen on Internet Archive or subscribe to our podcast on iTunes.

If you're studying for the PMP Exam, you may want to listen to the MP3s of past PMP Exam Study Group conference calls. They're located in our Archive (see the link on our website).

PRESENTATION:
Prior to the call, the presentation will appear on the PM Lessons Learned group in Yahoo Groups (note: it may not be posted until just before the call). The directions to obtain the presentation are at PMlessonsLearned.com - on the left hand side of the webpage follow the link titled "Files and Presentations" to see directions for obtaining the presentation.

NOTES FROM THE CALL:
On July 31st 2013, the Fifth Edition of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, also called the PMBOK Guide, became the basis for the Project Management Professional or PMP exam. This month’s PMP Study Group call continues the deep-dive into the PMBOK Fifth Edition or 5e. In this session, we will begin the focus on the Project Procurement Management knowledge area, as we look at the first process that belongs to the Project Procurement Management knowledge area as laid out in the Fifth edition. Dana Safford, PMP, will provide insight and practical examples of everything you need to know to build your critical knowledge mass and pass the PMP exam on the first attempt.

====================================
Please join us for a future conference call (they're all free and open to all). We currently have several calls a month. See our calendar of future calls via the link on our website.

If you're looking for a PM job, we invite you to join our FREE PM JOB SHOP conference calls.
Join the Yahoo Group here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pmjobshop

We highly recommend that you join the free PM Lessons Learned Yahoo group in order to get announcements of our calls and other information to further your PM career.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pmLessonsLearned

Join our Yahoo group for details, reminders of the calls, and information to help you in your PM Career. Visit the website for details.

PMlessonsLearned.com - Project Managers helping Project Managers make a difference. Open to all.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

5 Good Questions that Project Managers Ask the Team

I recently had someone ask me for some tips on getting a project executed.

I learned this (and relearned this) on projects I've worked on. These are important questions to ask those who are performing the tasks on the project.

  1. Schedule: Here is your lists of Tasks. Will you still be able to get these done in the durations listed and in the timelines scheduled?
  2. Dependencies: For your tasks that are listed here, is there anything that would prevent you from starting (or finishing) on time?
  3. ...
Read the rest of this post on my blog...


Sunday, September 21, 2014

PMLL Episode 0164 PMLL Project Quality Management, PMBOK 5e (PMPExamPrep)

Notes and Podcast info from the PMlessonsLearned.com Conference Call:
Topic: PMLL Project Quality Management, PMBOK 5e (PMPExamPrep)
PMlessonsLearned.com founder and PM Best Practices host: Henry Will, PMP
PMlessonsLearned.com PMPExamPrep host: Dana Safford, PMP
Presenter: Dana Safford, PMP

Date of Conference Call: 04Sep2014
Podcast Number: 0164

MP3 / Podcast: Download the MP3 or Listen on Internet Archive or subscribe to our podcast on iTunes.

If you're studying for the PMP Exam, you may want to listen to the MP3s of past PMP Exam Study Group conference calls. They're located in our Archive (see the link on our website).

PRESENTATION:
Prior to the call, the presentation will appear on the PM Lessons Learned group in Yahoo Groups (note: it may not be posted until just before the call). The directions to obtain the presentation are at PMlessonsLearned.com - on the left hand side of the webpage follow the link titled "Files and Presentations" to see directions for obtaining the presentation.

NOTES FROM THE CALL:
On July 31st 2013, the Fifth Edition of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, also called the PMBOK Guide, became the basis for the Project Management Professional or PMP exam. This month’s PMP Study Group call continues the deep-dive into the PMBOK Fifth Edition or 5e. In this session, we will focus on the Project Quality Management knowledge area as laid out in the Fifth edition. Dana Safford, PMP, will provide insight and practical examples of everything you need to know to build your critical knowledge mass and pass the PMP exam on the first attempt.

====================================
Please join us for a future conference call (they're all free and open to all). We currently have several calls a month. See our calendar of future calls via the link on our website.

If you're looking for a PM job, we invite you to join our FREE PM JOB SHOP conference calls.
Join the Yahoo Group here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pmjobshop

We highly recommend that you join the free PM Lessons Learned Yahoo group in order to get announcements of our calls and other information to further your PM career.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pmLessonsLearned

Join our Yahoo group for details, reminders of the calls, and information to help you in your PM Career. Visit the website for details.

PMlessonsLearned.com - Project Managers helping Project Managers make a difference. Open to all.