Attention PMP aspirants! Wednesday, Jan 23 2013 

This is to inform all the immediate closure of 6 Prometric testing centres in India. The affected test centres are located in Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai and Trivandrum were closed for administrative review. All test takers (CAPM, PMP, PGMP, etc) that were scheduled to take certification exam in these identified locations are being contacted by Prometric to arrange alternative testing.

PMI is committed to operational excellence and are monitoring this situation. PMI will notify any future developments and request to contact Customer Care at in case of any questions

Top 10 Reasons for Project Success Friday, Jan 18 2013 

Top 10 Reasons for Project Success

#1 – Details are Closely Managed
If the devil is in the details, there is nothing more devilish than the complex and intertwining dependencies of a project. You stay on top of the details. When the project moves from point A to point B, you question those who say the details have changed and make sure to understand how it happened.

#2 -Big Picture is Understood
It’s just as important to see the big picture as well as the details. Understanding the overall purpose and goal of the project allows you to make decisions and resolve issues that arise.

#3 – Decisions are Quickly Made
Paralysis by analysis is the bane of many successful projects. You use the best information you have available to make decisions quickly. Even if it’s not the BEST decision, a GOOD decision suffices in nearly all cases.

#4 – Communication is Rampant
You can never have enough communication. If the worst thing is that somebody says they already know what you just told them, great. They have retained more than what your general audience remembers, which is about 10%. The reality is that you will have to deliver a message ten times before total recall happens.

#5 – Risks are Kept at Bay
Risk brings projects to a grinding halt. In successful projects risks are actively identified, managed, and squashed at every opportunity.

#6 – Expectations are Properly Managed
These days, it seems so cliche to say we manage expectations; who doesn’t? As a matter of fact, a lot of project managers don’t, becoming so consumed with day-to-day operations that clients or project sponsors are neglected. You spend quality time with stakeholders to ensure their expectations are met and managed.

#7 – Approvals and Sign-Offs are Respected
It’s easy to get caught up in the momentum of a project and disregard the approval process or signing off on changes, plans or deliverables. You make sure appropriate parties are okay with a project moving forward.

#8 – Everyone is Involved for the Duration of the Project
At the outset, slews of people attend meetings, ask questions, and more importantly provide input for the direction a project should take. You keep these stakeholders involved throughout the entire duration of the project, not just at the beginning.

#9 – Meetings are Held Regularly
It’s tempting to get together only when there are big problems, but when status meetings, project reviews, and other meetings are held regularly, it minimizes the risk of issues getting out of hand.

#10 – Good Relationships with Project Sponsors are Cultivated
You foster a good relationship with the project sponsor or client. The resulting trust allows you to smoothly navigate through troublesome times that may arise on the project.

These are the things that YOU do to manage a project successfully. For the rest, we need to hear these things ten more times!

Free textbook from EDWEL to get PMP certified Tuesday, Jan 15 2013 

The new edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK 5th edition) has been released. We are prepared for the PMP Exam to change on July 31st, 2013. In our experience booking a seat for a PMP Exam became very difficult the last time the test changed, as there are a limited number of seats per week at the testing centers.

Click the link below to use our textbook for free and get your PMP ahead of the deadline.

Is your child safe on Facebook? Wednesday, Dec 5 2012 

Even for an adult, Facebook’s privacy settings are daunting. For teenagers, unaware of the consequences of their online actions, using Facebook incorrectly could leave a digital trail that might follow them all the way through high school, college and into the real world. How do you ensure your child’s safety?

Explain to children that anything — stress the word anything — they post can and will be used against them on the internet. This includes private messages and photos they believe are visible only to friends and comments they leave on people’s pictures or status updates.

Teenagers should assume that there is no such thing as private on Facebook. Go through your child’s Facebook settings to make them as private as possible. Click on the arrow in the top right and then scroll down to Privacy Settings. Ensure that anything your child posts is only visible to Friends, not the Public.

To prevent an excerpt from your child’s Facebook page from showing up in public search engines, including Google and Bing, be sure to go to the Apps tab in the privacy settings and click on “Public search.” Then make sure you disable “Enable public search.”

An important privacy settings is how personal information is used in ads. For example, if you like Coca-Cola , Facebook will show your friends ads for Coke using your name as part of the advertisement. To change this, click on the Facebook Ads tab. Click on the two links that say “Edit third party ad settings” and “Edit social ads setting” and change these options to “No one.”

You can see other tips from Facebook on the site’s Teen Safety Area. One last thing: Friend your teenager on Facebook.

SG Wednesday, Oct 31 2012 


NEWTOWN SQUARE, PENNSYLVANIA, USA – Sandip Gujar from Mumbai, INDIA has earned the Project Management Institute’s most recognized and respected global credential — the Project Management Professional or PMP®.

To obtain a PMP credential, an individual must satisfy education (35 hours) and experience (no less than 4500 hours) requirements, agree to adhere to a professional code of conduct and pass the PMP examination. The PMP Certification Program supports the global community of project management practitioners and is designed to objectively assess and measure professional knowledge. The PMP designation following a professional’s name demonstrates to employers and others that the PMP credential holder possesses a solid foundation of experience and education in project management. The PMI Certification Program is the first professional certification program of its kind to receive the ISO 9001 certification, a globally recognized mark of a quality management system.

Sandip Gujar is a member of the North India Chapter of PMI. A graduate of Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS) from the University of PUNE, he is working in the field of Information Technology for 20 years of which the last 12 years with E-LEARNING Industry as a Project Manager for various organizations.

About PMI

The Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) is the leading membership association for the project management profession and the largest association dedicated to project management in the world. As the leading advocate for the profession, PMI is actively engaged in setting professional standards, providing a professional career path for project managers and maintaining a family of professional credentials: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®), Project Management Professional (PMP®), Program Management Professional (PgMP)® and PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)SM. The PMP is the only project management credential that is globally transferable.

PMI provides members with access to the knowledge, skills, educational support and networking opportunities needed to drive business results through project management, program management and portfolio management. The Institute is highly regarded for its extensive research capabilities and its program to accredit colleges and universities and Registered Education Providers to teach PMI approved project management courses. PMI was founded in 1969.

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5 Skills You Need as a Project Manager Thursday, Feb 23 2012 

The 5 Skills You Need as a Project Manager

Managing a project is a challenging task. But if you can master these 5 skills, then you’re well on your way to project success…

1: Planning
Every Project Manager has to become a great planner. You need to plan your project, the tasks entailed, resources, equipment and materials needed. Create a bullet proof Project Plan at the start of each project and measure progress daily.

You also need to plan your team’s tasks for the week and check that those tasks are being completed every day. You job is simple-you feed your team with work from your plan, and you track and measure progress. That’s what being a Project Manager is all about.

2. Prioritization
You are the one person on your project who needs to be an expert in prioritization. Every day, your team will struggle to manage priorities because there will always be too much to do. Your job is to give them crystal clear priorities every week, to help them manage their day. It keeps stress levels low and helps them work efficiently. Without clear priorities, your project will be like a ship without a rudder. Coasting along inefficiently, without a precise direction in mind.

3. Delegation
You can’t do everything. You might be capable, but there won’t be enough hours in the day. So you need to become a great delegator. If tasks arise that others can do, then delegate them. Your job is to keep the ship on its course, not man the engines.

Delegate even the smallest of items, as they still require attention and focus. Delegate even when you could do something better or faster than your team. The only time not to delegate is when there’s no-one to delegate to. Even then, see if you can get budget to hire another person to help you out. Remember-you can’t do it all.

4. Leadership
Great Project Managers are great leaders. They set the course, lead the team in the direction required, they motivate team members individually and look after their welfare. Great leaders know what it is that motivates their people. They put them in roles they enjoy and are naturally talented at. They listen and they genuinely care. To inspire your team to achieve success, you need to become a great leader.

5. Communication
As a team member, you need to know what has to be done, how and by when. That’s where the Project Manager’s communication skills come into play. You have to constantly communicate the goals, timeframes and set expectations to your team. Then communicate feedback as progress happens. Tell people directly where they are going right and where they need to improve. Communicate clearly and concisely. Follow up in writing when it’s important, so you don’t have to remember everything said.

So that’s it. If you can plan, prioritize and delegate your work as well as communicate and lead, then you will become a top notch Project Manager.


Games are- As per Elearning Industry Saturday, Feb 11 2012 

Define ‘Games’ -as per the elearning industry?

Games are structured, rule-based activities that challenge, to attempt to accomplish predefined goals or outcomes for the primary purpose of attaining a sense of accomplishment or enjoyment.

Greetings!! for Happy and Prosperous New Year 2012 Friday, Dec 30 2011 


As we leave 2011 and enter 2012, here is the day before the last day of the year for us to reflect, learn, forget and remember. For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning…

Best wishes to you and your near and dear ones for this festive season with Peace, Love and Joy. Sending you my heartfelt wishes with Joy that never ends…

“Wish you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2012”

Is this true difference between an employee and the BOSS ?. Tuesday, Jun 21 2011 

Difference between employee and boss …….

If you take a long time, you’re slow. But if your boss takes a long time, he’s thorough.

If you don’t do it, you’re lazy. But if your boss doesn’t do it, he’s too busy.

If you’re on a day off sick, you’re ‘always’ sick. But if your boss is a day off sick, he must be very ill.

If you do something without being told, you’re overstepping your authority. But if your boss does the same thing, he’s taking initiative.

If you apply for leave, you must be going for an interview. But if your boss applies for leave, it’s because he’s overworked.

Important Information Wednesday, Jun 15 2011 

How to Get Blood in Emergency!!

All you have to do is just type “BLOOD and send SMS to 96000 97000” (in India ) for e.g.: “BLOOD B+” send this to 96000 97000

A BLOOD DONOR WILL CALL YOU within few minutes!!

Very IMPORTANT INFORMATION please forward to all.

Thank you God for everything I have that HE has blessed me with this Red Blood.

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