Monday, December 16, 2019

Complete List of PMP Tools (PMBOK 6.0)



Communication Skills Tools


Description


There are 4 important tools in this category of tools. They the concern with the transfer of information among the stakeholders.

Tools  




Data Analysis Tools


Description


There are around 28 important tools and techniques used by project managers to organize, assess, and evaluate data and information.

Tools


Risk data quality assessment
Risk probability and impact assessment
Root cause analysis
SWOT analysis
Sensitivity analysis
Stakeholder analysis
Stakeholder engagement assessment matrix
Technical performance analysis
What-if scenario analysis
Simulation



Data Gathering Tools


Description


Data gathering techniques are used to collect data and information from a variety of sources. There are 9 data gathering tools and techniques.

Tools


Statistical sampling


Data Representation Tools

 

Description


These techniques are used to show graphic representations or other mediums or methods to convey data and information to the stakeholders. There are around 15 data representation tools and techniques.

Tools


Scatter diagrams
Stakeholder engagement assessment matrix
Stakeholder mapping
Text-oriented formats



Decision Making Tools


Description


This technique is used to select a course of action from multiple alternatives. 
There are 4 important decision making techniques.

Tools


Voting


Interpersonal And Team Skills Tools


Description


These skills are used to effectively lead and interact with team members and other stakeholders. There are around  17 important interpersonal and team skills techniques that you should aware of.

Tools


Decision making
Team building




Independently Used Tools


Description


Apart from  the designated set of tools mostly used for communication, data analysis, decision making, etc, there are several other very important tools and techniques that a project manager should master. There are around  66 such tools and techniques are available to be used.

Tools


Colocation
Data analysis
Data gathering
Data representation
Decision making
Interpersonal and team skills
Knowledge management
Recognition and rewards
Representations of uncertainty
Resource optimization
Risk categorization
Rolling wave planning
Schedule compression
Schedule network analysis
Source selection analysis
Strategies for opportunities
Strategies for overall project risk
Strategies for threats
Test and inspection planning
Testing/product evaluations
Three-point estimating
To-complete performance index
Training
Virtual teams

It is advised that you know the basics of all the tools including where (which Process Groups and Knowledge Areas) they are used and for what purpose (which Activities) they are used. This is an essential element of your preparation since you will encounter 10-12 questions directly or indirectly related to Tools & Processes in the PMP. It is not easy to remember all of them. But I have made it as brief as it can be possible so that you can find it easier to refer and memorize.

Apart from the PMP Tools the other significant or rather the most important area you have to master is the PMP Math. You will be encountering around 20  odd mathematical questions in your PMP test. Answering those accurately are real the game-changers. I have made a comprehensive list of all the mathematical formulas that you should memorize while preparing for PMP. PMI often goes beyond PMBOK while framing mathematical questions. I can give 100% assurance that if you cover these formulas, there wouldn't be a single mathematical question that you can't answer. And if you have done this well it is a cake work to quality the PMP Certification Test. Access all the PMP Math Fromuals here (Free).

In case you need any help or have any specific queries on how to prepare for your PMP Certification please contact me here.









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