MilestoneTask Project Management Best Practices Blog & PMP Resources.

MilestoneTask offers project management resources for professionals and pmp aspirants. The resources on this blog can help enhance efficiency and also provide an indispensable study reference.

This blog is a compendium of knowledge and skills acquired during real world execution of challenging projects. The blog posts at Milestonetask.Com are nothing but carefully crafted compilation of valuable experience gained in implementing project management best practices.

Atul Gaur PMP, the author of this blog is a certified project management professional. Atul has rich and diverse project management experience of over two decades. An alumnus of MIT-Manipal and MDI-Gurgaon, Atul Gaur PMP is also an Indian Navy Veteran.

Apart from various corporate assignments Atul has also served on-board naval warships and a ship repair yard. To know more about Atul Gaur PMP, please visit the resume page.

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Resources for PMP Aspirants & Professionals

MilestoneTask project management blog consists of essential resources for professionals managing projects and pmp certification aspirants. Moreover, resources section on this blog features important tools & techniques that can help improve  project management skills and enhance project delivery. The resources page also includes some solved examples for PMP exam questions.

PMBOK 5th Edition Study Notes

PMBOK 5th Edition Notes

PMBOK 5th Edition Study Notes PMBOK study notes in this page can act as a reference for understanding various project ...
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PMP Formulas for pmi exam

PMP Formulas

List of Important PMP Formulas for Certification Exam This post enumerates important PMP formulas required for Project Management Professional (PMP) ...
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Earned Value Formula and S Curve

Earned Value Formulas

Earned Value Formulas A Comprehensive Reference Guide Professionals as well as pmp aspirants frequently need to refer to earned value ...
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Net Present Value Calculation Steps for PMP Exam

Net Present Value (NPV) Calculation Steps

Net Present Value Analysis is a financial cash flow analysis technique that helps in project selection. Moreover, NPV project selection ...
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Earned Value Management Example

Earned Value Management Example

The blog post earned value management example attempts to solve earned value analysis example problems to understand basic concepts of ...
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Critical Path Analysis Solved Example

Critical Path Analysis Solved Example

Project scheduling tools like MS Project generate critical path with utmost ease. However, it is necessary to understand the critical ...
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Atul Gaur PMP

Atul Gaur is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) & Ex India Naval Officer with established credentials of successfully delivering critical projects across industry verticals.
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A lesson learned register is a document that project team uses to record their lessons learned in a project. Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK) Sixth Edition has introduced a new process called “Manage Project Knowledge”. The manage project knowledge process chiefly governs lessons learned in projects. The lessons learned register is an important output of this process.

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Lessons learned benefits projects of all sizes and complexities. Certainly, documenting valuable project experience gained creates a knowledge base for future similar projects. Even though its importance in project management is evident project teams often fail to complete this crucial exercise. Profitability of future projects suffer due to lack of this knowledge base. This post includes 10 significant lessons learned benefits.

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The most important aspect of maintaining PMP certification is investing time in acquiring and reporting PDU. It is essential to understand various categories of professional development units necessary for reporting pdu under each of these categories. This post provides in-depth analysis of pdu requirements and lists activities associated with different pdu categories.

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The seven basic quality tools facilitate data collection, data analysis and data visualization. PMBOK 5th edition specifically mentioned the complete list of the seven basic quality tools. However, PMBOK 6th edition has grouped all tools and techniques under six specific categories. Hence this post briefly describes all seven basic quality tools like Pareto diagrams, Check sheets, Control Charts etc.

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Quality control data representation tools are the set of tools and techniques that represent quality control data in graphical format. PMBOK 6th edition has grouped all tools & techniques in six major categories; data representation is one such category. Control quality process also uses tools from other categories such as data gathering & data analysis. This post describes quality control data representation tools.

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June 2019, PMI announced PMP certification exam changes via an updated pmp exam content outline. The new structure takes effect from 16 Dec 2019. Whereas, the last date to take the pmp exam according to present structure is 15 Dec 2019. The profession of project management is evolving hence PMI changes exam content every 3 – 5 years. Hence, this post describes pmp certification exam changes in 2019.

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Net Present Value is a financial analysis technique that evaluates project profitability. It is a useful project selection technique. NPV project selection criteria falls under the classification of benefit measurement method. Further, NPV analysis uses discounted cash flow method to assess project profitability. In fact, major advantage of NPV method is that it uses time value of money.

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Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) and Critical Path Method both are project schedule development and analysis techniques. Both these techniques establish the critical path in a schedule network diagram. However, both CPM and PERT use different approach to arrive at the critical path and activity duration estimates. The following blog post highlights difference Between CPM and PERT.

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There are a number of project management formulas to perform quantitative analysis, but from pmp exam point of view there are a few important ones. Key areas such as Earned Value Analysis, Critical Path Analysis, and Procurement Management require use of Quantitative skills. Hence, this post enumerates important mathematical formulas required for Project Management Professional certification exam.

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Project selection methods have a vital role during project initiating phase. In fact during the project selection process a project manager rarely has any involvement. However, knowing the essentials of the project selection process adds value to the overall project execution. Moreover, those aspiring for the pmp certification examination need to know the basics of project selection criteria.

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Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) is a project schedule development and analysis technique that represents a sequence of activities and activity relationship in a graphical format. PERT uses Arrow Diagram Method (ADM) technique to construct the network diagram. Activity-on-Arrow is an example of ADM method. PERT uses three-point estimation technique to arrive at the estimated duration.

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Project schedule network analysis is an analytical technique to identify critical path in a schedule network diagram and generate critical activities. It further specifies the degree of schedule flexibility in a given network logic. The output of schedule network analysis is a schedule model. This project schedule model serves as a basis for project execution, analysis, controlling and reporting.

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Awards & Accolades



Atul Gaur expressed his views on roadblocks encountered during virtual communication. These views were published in an article Open Lines on the Open Road in February 2014 edition of PM Network – a PMI publication. Extract of the article is placed here.

PMP Certificate

Atul Gaur is a committed professional who believes in delivering projects successfully. Therefore Atul has achieved the PMI’s global credential Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in Feb, 2016. View extract of PMP certificate here.

Best Suggestion

As Project Manager for Process & Energy Atul Gaur participated in an organization wide change management & process improvement program. Atul received the Best Suggestion Award for recommending improvements to project management processes.

Articles Indian Navy

As a commissioned officer Lieutenant Commander Atul Gaur has authored articles for Indian Navy and received accolades for Digital battlefields, Weld repairs to water drum of aircraft carrier and titanium fabrication of submarine snort exhaust trunking.

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