Charles G. says:
I had the opportunity to attend a PMP boot camp through ThreeTSystems in August 2018. Now, for a little background, prior to the class I was hearing horror stories from friends who have taken PMP courses with other companies. On top of that, I’m not easily impressed, so, ThreeTSystem had an uphill climb with me from the start. However, I went in with an open mind but ready to sit through, what I thought would be a boring class, just to “check the box” so-to-speak on the PMI PMP prerequisites. My thoughts couldn’t be further from reality. Let me explain.
My instructor, Mahjooba Bianchi, was not only well prepared but enthusiastic. I think enthusiasm is underappreciated. Especially regarding something like teaching PMBOK methodology, which is a subject that could be equated to watching grass grow or paint dry if the instructor doesn’t bring some life to the class. Enthusiasm can go a long way when teaching and can be a tool to help students understand and internalize the information and boy did she master that tool. She brought energy to every lesson with tips and advice for understanding concepts, we played team and individual games to assist with learning and even brought some light-hearted, well-timed jokes to the conversation to add a bit of levity to what could be a stressful environment for some.
She also knew the material extremely well. Some of the folk in the class had never been introduced to these PMBOK concepts prior to this boot camp, so for lack of a better word some were ‘lost’ and confused and rightfully so. The PMBOK material can be very complex, convoluted and lengthy. Mahjooba never skipped a beat, teaching the course in a way we could understand. When questioned or even challenged, she was easily able to use her substantial understanding to explain a topic. If there was something she was unsure of, she never left us with just an “I don’t know,” she made sure to find the answer and circle back with the class. No matter how many questions we had or how long we stayed on a topic for clarity, she never lost patience and topped it all off with a smile.
Mahjooba went above and beyond by giving us her contact information to connect her at ANY TIME with questions or concerns etc. and leveraged a study calendar to keep us on track long after the course completed as well as a testing portal and testing documents for practice. She made sure to frequently go over practice questions and explained how to answer the questions we’d later see on the exam. I still vividly remember her saying constantly, “there may be multiple good answers, look for the *best* answer.”
I took the PMP exam about a month after the conclusion of the class and scored “above target”, for context “target” is passing. I attribute a lot of my exam success to Mahjooba and ThreeTSystem. I’d recommend ThreeTSystem to anyone looking to take, and more importantly pass, the PMP exam