Monday, June 10, 2013

PMP Lessons Learned #2

Further to our interview with Mr. Dayanidhi Dhandapany, PMP on PMP Lessons Learned, here is the second interview with Mr. Ramakrishnan Jayabalan (Ramki), PMP.

Ramki is an enthusiastic project management professional from the IT industry. Ramki attended one of my PMP training programmes; and, that's how I know him.

Below, you can find his views and opinions on his successful journey that fetched him the coveted PMP Credential.

Start of Survey

Personal Details

1. Your name?
Ramakrishnan Jayabalan (Ramki)

2. Your Qualification?
PG Degree in Engineering

3. Your Industry?

4. Years of Experience
10 - 15 years

Details of Training Attended

5. Where did you attend PMP training?
Green International, Chennai

6. What is the mode of your training?
Class room based

Details of Exam Preparation

7. How long did you prepare for the exam?
180 - 365 days

8. In your opinion, which is the best book for PMP exam preparation?

9. Did you take part in any online forum during the preparation?
Not during the preparation, but I would recommend this group which is very active

10. Most useful online resource for PMP exam preparation
Nothing specific, but i would suggest to grasp as much as possible.

11. How did you prepare for the exam? What would you like to change if you would revisit the exam preparation period?
Time management is more important; need to practice more sessions, better to go with multiple topics instead of going single threaded.

Opinion on the PMP Exam Content

12. Easiest knowledge area?
Communications Management

13. Most difficult knowledge area?
Procurement Management

During the Exam

14. Time taken to complete the exam?
Time was just enough

Final Word

15. One last piece of advice for candidates preparing for the exam?
Stick to the timing.

End of Survey

I sincerely thank Ramki for filling up this questionnaire, in spite of his busy schedule. And, forgot to tell you. Ramki is also a passionate blogger. You can read his blog on project management (in Tamil language) at Nutpam.

I hope to get few more PMPs to share their experience here. If you are interested in sharing your experience, you can use my PMP Lessons Learned form. Your valuable lessons learned will be shared on this blog for the benefit of other PMP aspirants.

1 comment:

  1. The PMP Certification establishes a common language among project managers and helps each other work within a common framework. Once you have the PMP, you need to consider how you're applying the processes, tools, and techniques to projects. I took a training course for my preparation in and got ready for the exam on day 5!