Course Duration: 5 Days

Course Category: Project Management


35 PDUs (Professional Development Units)

Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Training for PMP® Certification


Course Description

Processworks PMP® (Project Management Professional) Contact Hours Training course provides an overview to the fifth edition (2013) of the PMBOK® Guide, and additional topics related to project management that are typically part of the examination curriculum.


Course lectures are supplemented with hand-outs and additional information for self-study, study tips, list of relevant books etc. The curriculum is intensive.


Full course attendance will earn the candidate a “certificate of completion”. This certificate of completion with 35 professional development units (PDUS) fulfils one of the PMP® exam eligibility requirements for project management education.


Course Methodology

The course helps participants understand concepts and terminologies that will be used in the PMP® including the five project management process groups and the integration of the ten associated knowledge areas. The tests & quizzes are closely aligned with the style of the PMP® exam, aimed at strengthening a candidate’s appreciation of project management principles and practice. The reasoning for deciding the best answer from the 4 multiple choice answers will be discussed The final 3 hours of this program would include a 110 question paper* (simulating the final exam). These questions are specially selected and arranged to help participants recall the course content, familiarity with the PMBOK navigation (for concepts and jargon), and to confirm that they are aligned with PMI® interpretation of the project management best practices. The answers for the questions are discussed in the class.


Approximately 1-2 hours of lecture + discussion/relevant class exercises on each chapter, followed by a quick test (in the exam-style) on the topic covered.


Who Should Attend

Attendees who have passed PMI’s eligibility criteria and intend to write the PMP® exam in the next 8 – 16 weeks


Projects Leads/Managers who have at least 3.5 years of project management exposure and aspire this certification


Technical Managers who handle large projects and need to optimize their project management environment


Working Professionals – project professionals who seek managerial opportunities or require professional projects methodologies and best practices


Consultants seeking to provide better solutions to project management challenges in their domain


Entrepreneurs who need to command effective management of projects to contain Cost, Schedule, Resource & Quality


Eligibility Requirements to take the PMP Exam

A candidate must either attain:

7,500 hours (approx. 5 years) of Project Management experience + 35 contact hours or 35 PDUs of Project Management Education for a Diploma or High School qualification holder


4,500 hours (approx 3 years) of Project Management experience + 35 contact hours or 35 PDUs of Project Management Education for a Bachelor Degree holder

All project management experience must have been accumulated within the last 8 consecutive years.


Training and Exam Duration

Training: 5 days.

The course deliverables shall be issued on the first day of the course during registration.

Exam: 240 minutes (4 hours) duration

The PMP® exam consists of 175 multiple choice questions. The exam is closed-book, i.e. no materials are allowed to be used.  

The exam may be scheduled at a Prometric testing centre close to your location (


Course Outline








Session 1: Introduction to Project Management


  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Methods for selecting projects
  • What a project manager must achieve and do minimally
  • Normal project pressures & issues to expect
  • Portfolio, Program and Project Management interactions
  • The Project Management Office

 Session 2: Project Lifecycle & Organization

  • Appreciating the corporate priority chain, project phases, the product lifecycle, and the project management lifecycle
  • Differences between projects & operations
  • Relevance of proactive project stakeholder management
  • Understanding the Project Manager’s autonomy and discretion based on the organizational style and maturity

 Session 3: Project Management Processes

  • Significance of the project management process groups of Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring & Control, and Closure as discussed in the PMBOK® Guide







    • Appreciating the necessitity for a formal project lifecycle
    • The tasks & associated activities of each lifecycle phase

 Session 4: Project Integration Management

  • Project Authorization, sponsorship & the importance of a Project Charter to commence/initiate the project professionally
  • Developing the project plan & associated knowledge area sub-plans
  • Executing the project according the project’s plan
  • Monitoring & controlling project execution to ensure that the work measures up to the expected performance
  • Managing project changes professionally via formal Integrated Change Control
  • Closing the project professionally and with care

 Session 5: Project Scope Management

  • Business background to pre-project activity and associated difficulties for the project manager if not involved in the proposal and bidding phase
  • Gathering requirements intelligently
  • Defining and planning project and product scope
  • Breaking down the project scope and creating a WBS to better manage the delivery of product & project scope
  • Verifying project scope attainment to ensure acceptance of project scope by relevant stakeholders
  • The importance of the discipline of scope change control

 Section 6: Project Time Management

  • Managing time in the project vis-à-vis project realities
  • Defining project activities and sequencing these to form a project network diagram (PDM methodology & application)
  • Activity duration estimating and determination of the project’s critical path
  • Using the  performance  measurements, the PMIS, project re-planning, schedule updates and corrective actions to control the  project’s schedule

 Session 7: Project Cost Management

  • Significance and expectations of project cost management
  • Resource planning/organizational resource optimization
  • Cost Estimation techniques and justification of project costs
  • Significance of cost control limits in a cost management plan
  • Formalizing the Cost budget and the cost baseline
  • Formulating managerial and project contingency reserves
  • Controlling project costs via a cost tracking methodology
  • Using Earned Value Management (EVM) to interpret and manage project cost and schedule performance

 Session 8: Project Risk Management

  • Proactive risk management planning
  • Identifying project risks and populating the risk register
  • Executing qualitative and quantitative risk analysis
  • Planning appropriate responses to project risks
  • Monitoring and control project risks

 Session 9: Project Procurement Management

  • The procurement paradigm, strategies and the procurement cycle
  • Planning project procurement for needs that can/should be met from outside the performing organization
  • Conducting procurements via solicitation and selection of a suitable subcontractor
  • Administering & closing procurements with subcontractors

 Session 10: Project Quality Management

  • What is quality – the PMI® focus for the goals of a quality program
  • Implementing project quality management via Quality
  • Planning vis-à-vis the cost of quality
  • Performing Quality Assurance – the relevance of process adherence and compliance audits
  • Performing Quality Control via inspections and other quality control tools

 Session 11: Project Communication Management

  • The necessity for excellent project communication and communication management to effectively identify, service/manage relevant stakeholders and their expectations vis-à-vis the project
  • Understanding the communication model, the characteristics of the communication process and the types of project communication permutations
  • Planning project communication after evaluating project stakeholder’s communication requirements
  • Distributing project information
  • Maintaining project records
  • Reporting project performance vis-à-vis project status, progress and forecasts

Session 12: Project Human Resource Management

  • The challenge of managing human resources with insights to project roles & responsibilities
  • Skills & responsibility for human resources management
  • Developing the Human Resource Plan
  • Managing staff acquisitions vis-à-vis staffing pool realities
  • Developing project team members and motivating the workforce
  • HR practices & organizational theories
  • Creating the right project team by leading and developing the project team through the stages of team development
  • Leadership styles and types of leadership power
  • Handling project conflict – methodology and tips

Session 13: Project Stakeholder Management

  • Identifying the stakeholders that could potentially influence the decision, activity or outcome of a project.
  • Planning appropriate strategies for stakeholder management
  • Managing stakeholders to meet their expectations and stimulate their engagement in project activities.
  • Monitoring and control project stakeholders’ relationships

Session 14: Professional Responsibilities of PMPs

  • Ensure individual integrity
  • Complying with the ethical standards of PMPs
  • Contribute to the project management knowledge base
  • Enhance personal professional competency
  • Promote professional interaction among stakeholders
  • Manage professional relationships in multi-cultural and multi-racial situations

 Final Session

  • Mock Exam & Test Evaluation

 Course Wrap-up, Participant Feedback, Q & A

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