PMP  Preparation Simplified

PMP Weightage guide

As discussed in my earlier post, PMI have released PMP examination outline for PMP aspirants.  The following is text and information from the guide as is:
PMI Question proportion Weightage Guide
PMI Question proportion Weightage Guide
The following table identifies the proportion of questions from each domain that will appear on the examination. These percentages are used to determine the number of questions related to each domain and task that should appear on the multiple-choice format examination”

 

 

Putting the pieces together:

Let’s have a look again at the weightage and the 42 PMBOK process. What I have done is simply put the no of processes against the knowledge area under the process group. Eg  Integration have 1 process called develop project Charter under Initiating hence a process count of 1 is given at relevant place.
Process Count/Process group Table
Process Count/Process group Table
Inferences:
Would you prepare 2 processes under initiating process group or 20 process under Planning process group (Keeping in mind that time is a constraint) ??
Lets do a simple math!!
Keeping weightage and Process count under each process group and provide the weightage across processes – The idea being find out the most important Knowledge Area and Most Important processes.
 (Here the Caveat being all processes carrying the same weightage since we have limited guidance from PMI which guides to weightage at Process group only – Table – Process Group weightage)

Take Aways:

1.       Integration Knowledge Area carries most of the weightage – Very important !!
2.       2 Processes from Initiating and 2 processes from closing will help you land bigger success in PMP examination.
3.       Executing Process group – having Highest weightage and having only 6 process group is the best usage of your time.
Please keep in mind that this is an interpretation of weightage having assumptions in place. The assumptions are not validated from PMI and hence forms only the guide for you to put focus at right place for efficient outcome. 
You still need to understand and apply ALL processes under ALL process group :)

All the best for PMP Examination!!


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