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Which is/was the most difficult PMBOK knowledge area for you to study?
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Which is/was the most difficult PMBOK knowledge area for you to study?

1.Project Integration Management : the processes and activities needed to identify, define, combine, unify, and coordinate the various processes and project management activities within the project management process groups.

2.Project Scope management : the processes required to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully.

3.Project Time Management : the processes required to manage the timely completion of the project.

4.Project Cost Management : the processes involved in planning, estimating, budgeting, financing, funding, managing, and controlling costs so that the project can be completed within the approved budget.

5.Project Quality Management : the processes and activities of the performing organization that determine quality policies, objectives, and responsibilities so that the project will satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken.

6.Project Human Resource Management : the processes that organize, manage, and lead the project team.

7.Project Communications Management : the processes that are required to ensure timely and appropriate planning, collection, creation, distribution, storage, retrieval, management, control, monitoring, and the ultimate disposition of project information.

8.Project Risk Management : the processes of conducting risk management planning, identification, analysis, response planning, and controlling risk on a project.

9.Project Procurement Management : the processes necessary to purchase or acquire products, services, or results needed from outside the project team. Processes in this area include Procurement Planning, Solicitation Planning, Solicitation, Source Selection, Contract Administration, and Contract Closeout.

10.Project Stakeholders Management : the processes required to identify all people or organizations impacted by the project, analyzing stakeholder expectations and impact on the project, and developing appropriate management strategies for effectively engaging stakeholders in project decisions and execution.
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8.Project Risk Management and 4.Project Cost Management :
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1 reply by George Lewis
Jun 22, 2016 2:38 PM
George Lewis
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Pravin thanks for your input, I forgot to paste the poll, feel free to vote here as well...
P: Which is/was the most difficult PMBOK knowledge area for you to study?
http://www.projectmanagement.com/polls/334...-you-to-study- 
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Jun 22, 2016 2:23 PM
Replying to Pravin Kumar Shrivastava
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8.Project Risk Management and 4.Project Cost Management :
Pravin thanks for your input, I forgot to paste the poll, feel free to vote here as well...
P: Which is/was the most difficult PMBOK knowledge area for you to study?
http://www.projectmanagement.com/polls/334...-you-to-study- 
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Hi, for me, depend of the experience of each one. In my case 8 and 9
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For me, it might be the integration management. It's still hard for me clearly to understand the differences between the configuration control and change control.
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1 reply by Denise Canty
Jun 27, 2016 7:33 AM
Denise Canty
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I can relate to exactly what you are saying about this area.
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It's not a knowledge area, but I found that some of the Ethics questions on the exam were particularly difficult. However, I am not sure if they were "Test" questions that did not count toward the final score.
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1 reply by George Lewis
Jun 23, 2016 1:51 PM
George Lewis
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John - Those Responsibility and Ethics questions were always hard one... if not the hardest.
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It all depends on your experience, if you did project management and you have the right experience then they all should be somehow easy.
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2 replies by Anupam Ganguly and George Lewis
Jun 23, 2016 1:50 PM
George Lewis
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Rami - Not everyone is as smart as you are... :)
For others there is always an area which we struggle with... Of course this is a personal question, so everyone is free to decide on the answer.

Thanks for the input...
Jul 19, 2016 8:13 AM
Anupam Ganguly
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Agreed with Rami.

"PMBOK is always right", when this Mantra was shared during boot camp, I found KAs & exam somehow easy :)
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Jun 23, 2016 11:42 AM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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It all depends on your experience, if you did project management and you have the right experience then they all should be somehow easy.
Rami - Not everyone is as smart as you are... :)
For others there is always an area which we struggle with... Of course this is a personal question, so everyone is free to decide on the answer.

Thanks for the input...
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Jun 23, 2016 1:54 PM
Rami Kaibni
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Thanks for the compliment George.

To be clear, my answer was on behalf of myself only.I personally found the level of difficulty reasonable. Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion !
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Jun 23, 2016 10:36 AM
Replying to John Herman
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It's not a knowledge area, but I found that some of the Ethics questions on the exam were particularly difficult. However, I am not sure if they were "Test" questions that did not count toward the final score.
John - Those Responsibility and Ethics questions were always hard one... if not the hardest.
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Don't forget to cast your vote as well... Just one answer with the most difficult one, regardless of the reason.

P: Which is/was the most difficult PMBOK knowledge area for you to study?
http://www.projectmanagement.com/polls/334...-you-to-study- 
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Jun 23, 2016 1:50 PM
Replying to George Lewis
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Rami - Not everyone is as smart as you are... :)
For others there is always an area which we struggle with... Of course this is a personal question, so everyone is free to decide on the answer.

Thanks for the input...
Thanks for the compliment George.

To be clear, my answer was on behalf of myself only.I personally found the level of difficulty reasonable. Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion !
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