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PMI-RMP Exam Preparation... will you dare to challenge yourself ?!

Categories: Motivation

Assalamualaikum and Hi All,        

   Recently I have attended the training organised by EPM training provider on PMI-RMP exam preparation. Just after I got my PMP in January this year, now in March I plan to get another certification from PMI. Personally from the PMP stage, I already challenge myself to pass the exam, now the same momentum still there for me to get next exam.

Some photos taken during my classes PMI-RMP exam preparation;

I suggest to those who already pass their PMP, start to plan to take PMI-RMP certification as next challenge to you. Also the advantages not only be able to get another certification from PMI, you also can claim PDUs for your PMP.

For PMI-RMP, the exam consist of 175 questions with exam time for 3 1/2 hour. For those who already experience taking the PMP exam, as explained by the trainer the exam shall be less difficult compare to PMP exam which you need to study the whole knowledge areas and processes. For the PMI-RMP you only need to cover on the Stakeholders, Communication and Risk. But still, you will not able to pass the exam if you not study well enough.

The study mostly focus on this 3 chapters only, however still you will need to study and ready for it prior exam. As usual the questions from PMI not a matter of remembering the theory but you understand the concept and it's implementation. After I have completed by PMP, my day fill empty since I don't need to early wake up for study, readings books and do some exam test.

Thus, I plan to take this training and plan to study for the next certification, from there I will can cherish back my daily life with routine study activities. I love to challenge myself and this new certification will increase my adrenaline to do better and with only first attempt.

It's good to teach your mind to thinks and learning something new, the concept explain and establish my PMI very structure and easy for me to study and understanding the concept. I plan to study for 2 months and ready for taking the exam, wish me luck!

For those who plan to attend the PMI-RMP exam preparation, you may contact the person either Atikah or Haliza. They are very friendly and will able to assist you very well, follow this link http://empowerpm.com/. 

Thanks.

Sahir Ahmad,PMP

Posted on: April 03, 2016 05:10 AM | Permalink | Comments (10)

Project Management in Oil and Gas Industry.

Categories: Industry

Assalamualaikum and Hi all,

We global issue on oil and gas on recession, all global oil & gas company need to diligently in handling theirs projects. All major company start to lay off some of their staffs and only maintain economical projects that to be done in year 2016. Now each of projects that need to be done in year 2016, need to run with optimise cost , schedule and scope.

All what we can see is that, the project management knowledge is crucial to make this happen. What I can say is that, we currently global recession in oil and gas business, all project managers need to enhance theirs skills and knowledge in handling projects. 

Some of the major company that already lay off their staff such as:

1.Shell plans to layoff 10,000 employees during merger as new statistics show employment in the U.S. oil industry has dropped by 100,000.

2.Shell Malaysia tops the list with a projected 1,300 job cuts in two years.

3.Petronas with a projected 1,000 job cuts in 2016.

Thus, in year 2016, we can foresee than handling projects much more tougher in oil and gas industry. With the current scenario, you need to run the project with smaller budget and less Project Management Team, as such previously 1 project we might have 50 pax member, but this year might only have 30 pax to handling the same size of project.

Let, during the project evaluation they put the return of investment (ROI) for the project with oil price $50 , but suddenly this year in January 2016, the price drop to below $30 which further impact to run on-going projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The slump price of oil starting Quarter 3 last year, and further decrease this year, mostly effected all big oil and gas company. It will reflect on how the way of each company handling the project. Also, with current scenario, to optimise the running cost, we saw a few company take plan to merger among their division or subsidiary, by having this theirs PMO will be integrated and manage by single point instead of previously each subsidiary do have their individual PMOs. Like Shell announces successful completion of BG merger. It is also capturing the plan for Halliburton to merge with Baker-Hughes. All the plan of merger for facing with trending of world oil price.

However something to ponder with, it is will be effective enough for all company or its subsidiary in oil and gas business to merge? We all know that in oil and gas business, we do have downstream business and upstream business. Typically we can say in project management, it can be done as well as we follow the overall project life cycle knowledge area. But the different will be handling the mindset and area of expertise for each of project managers and PMT.

The human resources will be play a big roles to make all the changes in any organisation to success. Without the acceptance from all workers in the company, the changes of the entire organisation as such merger will be not successfully as we tend to. Nevertheless, all the plan for merger shall be done details analysis and etc. In summary, it is crucial for all managers in oil and gas industry to equip themselves with knowledge in project management. 

This will help them  a lot in effectively managing theirs projects and can make sure the project success as define scope and complete as planned schedule. Honestly, I'm also understood with the current oil market price, it challenging for all of us to managing our projects, but rest assure with depth understanding in project management will make it better.

Thank You.

M Sahir B A Shatiry

Posted on: March 17, 2016 07:49 AM | Permalink | Comments (7)

Project Management Fraternity 2016.

Categories: Motivation

Assalamualaikum & Hi All,

    My biggest challenge in taking the PMP credential finally worth it, the best part I passed the PMP exam a few days after entering year of 2016. It was my second attempt to seat for the exam after I failed in the first exam but it was not putting me to easily give up.

    From the failure I have put my strength to move forward and start to planning for next attempt, and I start to apply the knowledge that I have learnt in PMBOK to planning on my PMP study until the exam day.

    I check back what the mistake that I have done in the past and make sure the same mistake will not happen. Thus I start to planning, to strategy, and learnt from others that already passed the PMP exam. I'm also set the benchmark of mark that I need to achieve and my studying methodology also have changed in different way.

What tips in studying PMBOK for PMP exam ?

  1. It is not typical study during university or secondary school, you tend to remember everything instead of digest what its meant. The uniqueness of PMP exam, it is not about question of remembering but how you implement the theory on your daily works.
  2. Practices will make you better, from studying the knowledge areas in the book may not actually train your brain to think out of the book. Thus, it is essential for your to test yourself with a lot of sample of exam questions. From there you can train your brain to think out of the box.
  3. Learnt from others, don't take this for granted and you can learn a lot from others especially for those who already passed for their exam. You can ask for their tips and recommendation, what the additional books that they referred during study for the exam. Any do and don't tips for you!

The determination is up to you to success in the PMP exam. Don't let yourself easily give up and buckle up for maximum preparation. I wish good luck to others project management members who has plan to take PMP exam this year, make it 2016 is your time to for PMP credential. Let join the growing fraternity in world and be part of the growing community !!

Lastly, I do success why can't you...let the force be with you.

M Sahir A Shatiry.

15 March 2016

Posted on: March 14, 2016 05:59 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)
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