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PMP® Certification Prep Course Description

Project Management Professional (PMP)® is a credential offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP® demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct projects.

This certification increases your marketability to employers and potentially at a higher salary; according to the PMI® Project Management Salary Survey - Eight Edition 2013.

The PMP® designation shows your current (and potential) employers that you have a mastery of project work and a good grasp of project management concepts and standards. Some of the reasons why it is important to obtain the PMP® certification:

  • Shows your commitment to the project management profession. When you earn a PMP® Certification, you show peers, supervisors and clients your commitment to the go extra mile and contribute to the team’s success
  • Recognizes your strategic, leadership and technical knowledge, skills and serves as an endorsement of your understanding of project management
  • Reflects achievement, showing that you have demonstrated excellence in the field by meeting standard requirements established by global project management practitioners.
  • Leads you to better career opportunities and advancement by identifying you as a practitioner who has demonstrated competency, experience and knowledge in project management processes based on industry standards.
  • Prepares you for greater job responsibilities indicating your willingness to invest in professional development to maintain an awareness of changing processes and terminology in the field of project management.

 This intensive certification preparation course includes comprehensive verbal and written lecture materials as well as exercises and quizzes. There is also a section on how to answer multiple choice exam questions. This gives the participant a distinct advantage to answering very difficult questions correctly and increases your probably of passing the exam the first time.

 This course has been recently updated to include those new areas of importance, including the additional knowledge and skills in the areas of Strategic Alignment, Continuous Improvement and Lessons Learned, as identified in the Project Management Profession (PMP®) Examination Content Outline, dated June 2015.

This course is based on how a project is actually performed, from Initiating through Closing, unlike most PMP® prep courses that are taught by the various Knowledge Areas.  We believe that this is a better approach to learning and preparing for the exam.

Greta BlashFounder, course developer and senior instructor
Greta has extensive experience developing and teaching Project Management, MS Project, Agile and Business Analysis courses
Steve BlashFounder
Experience wit IT project management and business strategies

Pricing

Regular Price $1,899.00 U.S. Dollar
Discounted
for a limited time
$999.00 

Agenda

Introduction to the course

  • Benefit of PMP Certification
  • PMP Qualification
  • The Road to Become a PMP
  • The PMP Exam: An Overview
  • PMP Exam Specification
  • Recent Changes in PMP Exam

Project Management Concepts

  • Definition of a Project
  • Project Management
  • Operations Management
  • Program Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Inter-Relationships among Project Management, Program Management, Portfolio Management, and Organizational Project
  • Management (OPM)
  • Interrelationships among Project Management, Operations Management, and Organizational Strategy
  • Interrelationships among Project Management, Organizational Strategies, and Organizational Governance
  • Business Value
  • Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Constraints
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Organizational Influence on Project Management
  • Power of Project Manager in Different Organizational Structures Project Roles
  • Project Governance
  • Project Life Cycle
  • Processes of a Project
  • Common Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs
  • Project Management Framework Summary

*Strategic Alignment

  • Business Strategy
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Acumen and Value
  • Portfolio Management
  • Business Case
  • Project Selection Techniques
  • Project Strategic Alignment
  • Project Strategic Communication

Project Management Processes

  • Processes of a Project
  • Common Project Management Processes Interactions
  • Project Management Knowledge
  • Process Groups & Knowledge Areas Mapping
  • Initiating Process Group
  • Planning Process Group
  • Executing Process Group
  • Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
  • Closing Process Group
  • Process Groups Key Inputs and Outputs
  • Project Management Processes Summary

Initiating the Project

  • Develop Project Charter
  • Identify Stakeholders

Planning the Scope

  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Scope Management Processes
  • Project Scope Management Processes, Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs
  • Plan Scope Management
  • Collect Requirements
  • Define Scope
  • Create WBS

Planning the Schedule

  • Project Time Management
  • Project Time Management Processes
  • Project Time Management Processes, Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs
  • Plan Schedule Management
  • Define Activities
  • Sequence Activities
  • Estimate Activity Resources
  • Estimate Activity Duration
  • Develop Schedule

Planning the Cost

  • Project Cost Management
  • Important Accounting Terms
  • Project Cost Management Processes
  • Project Cost Management Processes, Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs
  • Plan Cost Management
  • Estimate Costs
  • Determine Budget

Subsidiary Plans (Stakeholder, Communications, HR, Quality, Risk)

  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management Processes
  • Project Stakeholder Management Processes, Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs
  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Plan Stakeholder Management
  • Project Communications Management
  • Key Terminology in Communications Management
  • Project Communications Management Processes
  • Project Communications Management Processes, Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs
  • Plan Communications Management
  • Project Human Resource Management Processes
  • Important Project Roles and Responsibilities
  • Project Human Resource Management Processes, Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs
  • Plan Human Resource Management
  • Project Quality Management Processes
  • Project Quality Management Processes, Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs
  • Plan Quality Management
  • Project Risks
  • Project Risk Management
  • Key Tools & Techniques for Risk Management
  • Project Risk Management Processes
  • Project Risk Management Processes, Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs
  • Plan Risk Management
  • Integration Management
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Integration Management Processes
  • Project Integration Management Processes, Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs
  • Develop Project Charter
  • Develop Project Management Plan
  • Direct and Manage Project Work
  • Monitor and Control Project Work
  • Perform Integrated Change Control
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management Processes
  • Project Stakeholder Management Processes, Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  • Control Stakeholder Engagement

Human Resource Management

  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Important Project Roles and Responsibilities
  • Project Human Resource Management Processes
  • Project Human Resource Management Processes, Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs
  • Acquire Project Team
  • Develop Project Team
  • Manage Project Team
  • Theories of Motivation
  • Project Human Resource Management Summary

Communications Management

  • Project Communications Management
  • Project Communications Management Processes
  • Project Communications Management Processes, Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs
  • Manage Communications
  • Control Communications
  • Project Communications Management Summary

*Continuous Improvement

  • Quality Approaches: Crosby, Juran, And Deming
  • Quality Techniques: Sig Sigma, Lean, Kanban
  • Process Improvement Models: CMMI, OPM3
  • Global Quality Initiatives: ISO, British Standard, IEEE
  • Continuous Improvement Implementation

Quality Management

  • Project Quality and Quality Management
  • Quality Methodology: Crosby, Juran, And Deming
  • Project Quality Management Processes
  • Project Quality Management Processes, Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs
  • Perform Quality Assurance
  • Control Quality
  • Project Quality Management Flow Chart
  • Project Quality Management Summary

Risk Management

  • Project Risk Management
  • Key Tools & Techniques for Risk Management
  • Project Risk Management Processes
  • Project Risk Management Processes, Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs
  • Plan Risk Management
  • Identify Risks
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Plan Risk Responses
  • Control Risks
  • Project Risk Management Summary

Monitoring and Controlling Project Baselines

  • Control Scope
  • Validate Scope
  • Control Schedule
  • Control Costs
  • Earned Value Management

Procurement Management

  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Contract
  • Project Contract Types
  • Project Procurement Management Processes
  • Project Procurement Management Processes, Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs
  • Plan Procurement Management
  • Conduct Procurements
  • Control Procurements

Closing the Project

  • Close Procurements
  • Close Project or Phase

*Lessons Learned

  • Knowledge Management
  • Capture Lessons Learned
  • Lessons Learned Implementation

Professional Responsibility

 * indicates topics to support the new knowledge and skills from the exam spec.


Agile
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Project Management
Microsoft Project

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