Memoirs of a PM
You excitedly submit your application for the PMP. Then…you are chosen for an audit.
Holy shit. I did it. I passed the PMP. The thing I’m probably most proud of is that I never opened the PMBOK. Not once.
I got my PMP in November 2017 after 8 months of preparation. Through my own research I found that there are many professionals looking to take their career to new heights with a certification in project management. Many of which turn to google, forums and sub reddit’s for PMP exam strategies and study plans to help guide their preparation to become PMP certified…
Would you rather try to squeeze in 10 hours of ineffective study (cram sessions) when you’re half-awake or while the kids are running around the house, or have 4-5 hours of high quality, high focus study?
aspiring PM’s already who already see the value in an accountability partner to help them study and pass the world renowned PMP certification exam.
It’s important to have a study plan in place during your PMP journey. However, you shouldn’t be afraid to change things up to make your journey better.
As anyone would, I’ve been taking notes while I study. Nothing riveting there. However, as I study, I’ve not only been studying. I’ve been trying to find ways to make the process slightly more fun. Or at least more efficient.
Today I wanted to go more in depth as an add on to my article post “PMP Exam Prep My Strategy and Study Plan” (if you haven’t read it click here). In that article, I briefly touched on resources and provided background about my journey, but never gave too much insight on the resources I used and whether or not, in hindsight, I’d use them again.