Title: How to Get Every Earned Value Question Right on the PMP® Exam – 50+ PMP® Exam Prep Sample Questions and Solutions on Earned Value Management (EVM)
Author: Aileen Ellis, PMP, PgMP
Published by: AME Group, Inc.
While on my journey to obtain my PMP, I scoured the internet for tips and advice on how to pass the exam. One of the best tips that I found was to take as many practice exams as possible. Also, I found the thing that helped me most to understand and to conquer my fear of the dreaded topic of Earned Value Management was using How to Get Every Earned Value Question Right on the PMP Exam – 50+ PMP Exam Prep Sample Questions and Solutions on Earned Value Management (EVM) by Aileen Ellis, PMP, PgMP, as my primary practice guide.
My decision to stick with Ms. Ellis’ “body of knowledge” proved to be a good one because of the comprehensive approach that she used, while focusing the book on one topic. With this book you get instruction on Earned Value Management, you get to practice Earned Valued Management questions, and you get solid advice on how to solve the questions for the best answer.
Ms. Ellis’ book is set up in three parts, and it simplifies one of the most feared topics covered in PMP preparation classes. Part One provides basic tips on Earned Value Management and the link to a short Video Class; Part Two provides 50+ Earned Value Management Questions; and Part Three reviews the 50+ Detailed Solutions for the questions. The “+” refers to seven bonus questions that are real brain teasers, but very useful for developing a deeper understanding of the topic.
I was very impressed with the material covered in Part One. In six pages, Ms. Ellis reviewed the earned value management terms, formulas, and four Earned Value Measurement Methods – fixed formula, weighted milestones, percent complete, and physical measurement.
In Part Two, the author presented a variety of questions that ranged from simple to complex and in different formats that included word problems, graphs, and charts. In this section, you get to practice what you were taught in Part One.
Part Three provides the details on how to solve the Earned Value Management questions found in Part Two. In this section, you get solid advice on how to solve the questions correctly and more practice.
With this book, Ms. Ellis demonstrates why she is referred to as the PMP Expert. The book is easy to understand; it simplifies the topic of Earned Value Management; and it provides valuable test-taking strategies that were very helpful to me during my PMP exam. A few of the Amazon reviewers who have commented on this book say that because of this book they were sure that they got every Earned Value Management question on their PMP exam correct. As for me, after reading this book and practicing the questions, my “fear” of Earned Value Management turned into confidence.
Throughout this review, I have referred to the word “practice” a lot. I have done so because I found that practicing for this exam is instrumental to passing it. There is a well-known quote that goes “Practice makes perfect.” However, I would like to leave you with a somewhat different version of this quote because I think it is more appropriate as you prepare to take the PMP examination. The quote is by Vikrant Parsai, an author that I found on the internet, and goes “Practice never makes anyone perfect, it only helps them in improving their knowledge.”
So improve your knowledge and your chance of passing the exam on your first attempt by practicing for it.
Evelyn F., PMP