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 Sixth Edition (2017) 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

or;

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 (www.prometric.com)

 

Course Outline

Session 1: Introduction

  • Overview and Purpose of Guide
  • Foundation Elements

Session 2: The Environment in which Projects Operate

  • Enterprise Environment Factors
  • Organizational Process Assets
  • Organizational System

Session 3: The Role of the Project Manager

  • Definition of a Project Manager
  • The Project Manager's Sphere of Influence
  • Project Manager Competences
  • Performing Integration

Session 4: Project Integration Management

  • Develop Project Charter
  • Develop Project Management Plan
  • Direct and Manage Project Work
  • Manage Project Knowledge
  • Monitor and Control Project Work
  • Perform Integrated Change Control
  • Close Project or Phase

Session 5: Project Scope Management

  • Plan Scope Management
  • Collect Requirements
  • Define Scope
  • Create WBS
  • Validate Scope
  • Control Scope

Section 6: Project Schedule Management

  • Plan Schedule Management
  • Define Activities
  • Sequence Activities
  • Estimate Activity Durations
  • Develop Schedule
  • Control Schedule

Session 7: Project Cost Management

  • Plan Cost Managment
  • Estimate Costs
  • Determine Budget
  • Control Costs

Session 8: Project Quality Management

  • Plan Quality Management
  • Manage Quality
  • Control Quality

Session 9: Project Resource Management

  • Plan Resource Management
  • Estimate Activity Resources
  • Acquire Resources
  • Develop Team
  • Manage Team
  • Control Resources

Session 10: Project Communications Management

  • Plan Communications Management
  • Manage Communications
  • Monitor Communications

Session 11: Project Risk Management

  • Plan Risk Management
  • Identify Risks
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Plan Risk Responses
  • Implement Risk Responses
  • Monitor Risk

Session 12: Project Procurement Management

  • Plan Procurement Management
  • Conduct Procurements
  • Control Procurements

Session 13: Project Stakeholder Management

  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Plan Stakeholder Engagement
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  • Monitor Stakeholder Engagement 

Session 14: The Standard for Project Management

  • The PMBOK® Guide provides more detail about key concepts, emerging trends, considerations for tailoring the project management processes, and information on how tools and techniques are applied to projects.
  • Project managers may use one or more methodologies to implement the project management processes outlined in the standard
 

 Final Session

  • Mock Exam & Test Evaluation

 Course Wrap-up, Participant Feedback, Q & A

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