Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification

Course Description

Today’s organizational structures are highly projectized in nature. Irrespective of the domain and functional area you currently work in, organizations are increasingly delivering their products and services to their customers via smaller project teams. These project teams have their own set of processes, activities, tasks, and deliverables, which must be properly planned, executed, monitored and controlled, in order to meet the project goal and business objectives.

Since most of the business sectors, especially Information technology, have embraced project management discipline to deliver solutions to their clients, learning and practicing project management is no longer an option for individuals, whether or not you aspire to become a project manager. Whether your role is that of a business analyst, solutions architect, developer or tester, everyone must be well versed with project management discipline.

This course has been designed for any individual who either aspires to become Project Management Professional (PMP®) certified practitioner or simply want to learn everything about project management and apply the project management principles, knowledge, tools and techniques into their day-to-day work practice.

PMP® Certification is the most coveted certification in the field of project management, offered by the prestigious Project Management Institute (PMI), USA. It is considered to be a ‘Gold-Standard’ to attest one’s core knowledge and understanding of critical Project Management concepts, principles, and techniques and sets Project Management Professionals (PMP®’s) apart from the crowd.

What You Will Learn

Upon successfully completing the course, an individual will learn the following:

  • Thorough understanding of the PMI’s Project Management Body Of Knowledge® (PMBOK®) 4TH edition
  • Detailed explanation of project lifecycle and organization
  • Inter-relationship between project management process group and various knowledge areas
  • Key elements in the following process groups:
    • Initiation process group
    • Planning process group
    • Executing process group
    • Monitoring and controlling process group
    • Closing process group
  • Inputs-Tool and Techniques-Outputs of each of the following nine knowledge areas:
    • Project integration management
    • Project scope management
    • Project time management
    • Project cost management
    • Project quality management
    • Project human resource management
    • Project communications management
    • Project risk management
    • Project procurement management
  • How to create high-quality and valuable project management artifacts
  • Tips and secrets of passing the PMP® certification exam in the first attempt

Course Outline

Levels in module descriptions

  • Module 1: Project Management Fundamentals

    • Advantage of PMP® certification
    • Overview of PMP® certification process
    • Understanding ‘Input-Process-Output’ model
    • Techniques of Interpreting PMBOK 5.0
  • Module 2: Project Management Framework

    • Definitions
    • Project management integrated system
    • Project life cycles and progressive elaboration
    • Project stakeholders
    • PMBOK® process groups
    • PMBOK® knowledge areas
    • PMBOK® process framework
  • Module 3: Project Integration Management

    • Defining project success
    • Competing demands
    • Project sponsor role
    • Integrated planning
    • Project selection methods
    • Develop project charter
    • Project Management Information System (PMIS)
    • Develop project management plan
    • Key project planning deliverables
    • Direct and manage project work
    • Monitor and control project work
    • Perform integrated change control
    • Change control system
    • Configuration management
    • Close project or phase
  • Module 4: Project Scope Management

    • Plan scope management
    • Collect requirements
    • Define scope
    • Create work breakdown structure
    • Decomposition
    • Hierarchical view – WBS
    • Work package relationship to cost accounts
    • Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
    • Validate scope
    • Control scope
    • Developing a change control process
    • Managing scope creep
  • Module 5: Project Time Management

    • Plan time management
    • Define activities
    • Sequence activities
    • Precedence relationships
    • Estimate activity resources
    • Estimate activity durations
    • Estimating approaches
    • Develop schedule
    • Critical Path Method (CPM)
    • Program Evaluation And Review Technique (PERT)
    • Schedule compression techniques
  • Module 6: Project Cost Management

    • Plan cost management
    • Estimate costs
    • Estimating checklist
    • Standard project estimating
    • Determine budget
    • Cost baseline – defined
    • Control costs
    • Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Module 7: Project Quality Management

    • Definition of quality
    • Quality terms
    • Project quality management
    • Plan quality
    • Seven basic quality management tools
    • Quality assurance
    • Control quality
    • Quality management and control tools
  • Module 8: Project Human Resource Management

    • Organizational influences
    • Characteristics of organizational structures
    • Plan human resource management
    • Staffing management plan
    • Acquire project team
    • Develop project team
    • Manage project team
    • Stages of team building
    • Team leadership
    • Principles of leadership
  • Module 9: Project Communication Management

    • Plan communications management
    • Communication requirements analysis
    • Manage communications
    • Typical communication styles
    • Communication dimensions
    • Control communications
  • Module 10: Project Risk Management

    • Plan risk management
    • Identify project risks (both positive and negative)
    • Perform qualitative risk analysis
    • Perform quantitative risk analysis
    • Plan risk responses (both positive and negative)
    • Monitor and control risk
  • Module 11: Project Procurement Management

    • Plan procurements
    • Types of contracts and risks
    • Calculating contract cost
    • Conduct procurements
    • Types of procurement documents
    • Evaluation criteria
    • Negotiation tactics
    • Elements of a contract
    • Common forms of contracts
    • Control procurements
    • Close procurements
  • Module 12: Project Stakeholder Management

    • Identify stakeholders
    • Stakeholder register
    • Stakeholder assessment
    • Stakeholder management plan
    • Engage stakeholders
    • Issue logs
    • Manage stakeholder engagement
    • Control stakeholder engagement
  • Module 13: PMP® Exam Review

    • The PMP® certification process
    • PMP® eligibility requirements
    • The PMP® credential examination
    • Getting prepared
Please Note: From the first day of the class, a comprehensive capstone project will be assigned. With each session, trainees will be expected to complete hands-on exercise on a particular part of the project. This will expose an individual to real-world scenarios and give them first-hand experience of authoring key requirements documents using tools.

Who Can Attend

This course has been designed for any individual who is involved in project management discipline and seeking to get PMP® certified (PMBOK 5th edition). Though our course is designed specifically to crack the PMP® certification exam, people interested in just learning the project management discipline are also welcome to attend this course. People working as entry-level as well as experienced project leads, project managers, project coordinators or just about any other project role who aspires to learn and get immersed into the field of project management and/or get PMP® certified.

Prerequisites

A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

or

A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

(Source: As stated on pmi.org)

Course Duration

This course is delivered over a span of 4 weeks with two sessions conducted on weekdays (evening) and one session conducted on a weekend (Saturday).

While weekday sessions are approximately 2 hours, weekend sessions lasts approximately 4-5 hours. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the course content, our instructor will be available to discuss them at the earliest.

Mode of Training

This program is delivered through Live ‘Instructor-led’ session as well as ‘On-line’ via live web-conferencing

Venue


  • Live ‘Instructor-Led’ online sessions
  • In-person from our Mclean, Virginia training center.

Instructor

Certified CBAP®, PMP® and BPM instructor will be leading this course.

Disclaimer

"PMI®", "PMBOK®", "PMP®", "PMI-RMP®", "CAPM®" and "PMI-ACP®" are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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