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Project Exclusions, Assumptions, and Constraints 5th Edition PMBOK

October 23, 2013 by

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Project exclusions, assumptions, and constraints (among other information) are included in a Project Scope Statement.  They’re also explicitly referenced in the Develop Project Charter, Plan Project Plan and Plan Procurement Management processes.  Each of the 47 processes has an implicit reference to exclusions, assumptions and constraints. Here’s a simple example to help you lock in […]

PMBOK 5th Edition

February 28, 2013 by

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Yes, it’s coming this year. 2013. Really soon! But don’t worry we have your back at TAPUniversity. Our blog minions, elves and other noble folk are updating over 300 PMBOK rocking entries for the hefty new PMBOK. Yours truly, David, has seen this rodeo before. Why I remember the very first PMBOK – pdf and […]

2010 in review

January 2, 2011 by

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats. About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was […]

Risk from a Business Analysis Perspective

December 29, 2010 by

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The International Institute of Business Analysis was founded just a few years ago in 2003. In terms of professional associations it’s a new kid on the block.  Yet in a short time it’s made a profound impact on the discipline and profession of business analysis. One success factor of The IIBA for making a swift […]

Request For Quotation (RFQ)

July 27, 2010 by

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A Request For Quotation is a seller selection process where the buyer knows what they need and specifies quantity, terms, even target price.  It is a companion, complimentary seller/vendor selection tool to the Request For Proposal.  You might use a RFQ at your work place and not even realize it.  For example purchasing 100 copies […]

Plan Risk Management Process

March 26, 2009 by

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Plan Risk Management is one of the 42 project management processes described in the fourth edition PMBOK®. It’s one of the six Risk knowledge area processes, and one of the twenty Planning processes. The purpose of this process is to develop the Risk Management Plan which lays the foundation for the other risk processes on […]

Plan Communications Process

March 24, 2009 by

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Plan Communications is one of the 42 project management processes described in the fourth edition PMBOK®. It’s one of the five Communications knowledge area processes, and one of the twenty Planning processes. The purpose of this process is to create the Communications Management Plan based on the communication needs of the stakeholders. It must be […]