November month PMP boot camp photographs

Hope you got a glimpse of the new MS Academy PMP Question bank online.

The Nov month PMP boot camp went well with 12 PMs participating this time. They were from HP, CA Technologies, HCL, TCS, Paypal, Enoah, Symantec, iNautix, Softcrylic and Vlinksys. I invited Mr.Balajee Viswanath who is a senior software project manager, currently leading the PMO efforts at Visteon Software to hand over the certificates. Balajee attended the MS Academy PMP boot camp in October and cleared PMP within 10 days from course completion. He shared tips on how to prepare for PMP exam. He recommended that the participants take all elements of the boot camp like EZ Dump, Baseline tests, stretching exercise etc. seriously, attempt a few question banks after the boot camp and just go give the exam with confidence.

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MS Academy goes green – Online PMP Question bank

Save Paper Save Trees Save Earth. Please don’t print this e-mail unless you really need to.

Some of you could have noticed this sentence in our email signature. But we were printing at least a 1000 sheets to administer tests in our PMP training program every month. We wanted to go green and so we explored options to conduct our PMP baseline tests online. Some of our students suggested moodle !Lo and behold! we have an MS Academy PMP Question bank online.

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Mind Mapping 3 – How to do ‘mind mapping’? by O.S.Balaji

In the last post, we touched upon ‘Why Mind Mapping’; In this post, let me give you some pointers to the question ‘How to do Mind Mapping?’

1. Start with few easy scenarios to do Mind Mapping

Mind Mapping can be used in several different ways. It could range anywhere from presenting your bio-data to summarizing a book. However, till one could appreciate the power of Mind Map the following activities could be a good place to start:

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Practical tips for PM – 19; Leadership styles…contd

In the context of PMBoK, I had only learnt about the different leadership styles that I discussed in the last post. In the Laserwords PMP program, Mr.Chandra Kalluri VP-HR, Laserwords explained the concept “situational leadership styles”. He gave examples on how depending on your employees’ competences in their task areas and commitment to the task, the leadership style of PM may vary from one person to another. PMs may also lead the same person one way sometimes and another way at other times. I guess the picture on the top explains it well. You can also think of when you have used a directing vs coaching vs supporting vs delegating / empowering style to manage people and tasks.

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Happy Deepavali in a mind map from O.S.Balaji

O.S.Balaji sent me this deepavali greeting. Let me also wish you all a happy and prosperous deepavali through this creative card.

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