PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP®demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct projects.

This recognition is seen through increased marketability to employers and higher salary; according to the PMI Project Management Salary Survey–Eighth Edition, certification positively impacts project manager salaries.

PMP importance

Initiating the Project

  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Business case development
  • Project selection criteria (for example, cost. feasibility, impact)
  • Stakeholder identification techniques
  • Risk identification techniques
  • Elements of a project charter

Planning the Project

  • Requirements gathering techniques
  • Work breakdown structure (WBS) tools and techniques
  • Time, budget, and cost estimation techniques
  • Scope management techniques
  • Resource planning process
  • Workflow diagramming techniques
  • Types and uses of organization charts
  • Elements, purpose, and techniques of project planning
  • Elements, purpose, and techniques of communications planning
  • Elements, purpose, and techniques of procurement planning
  • Elements, purpose, and techniques of quality management planning
  • Elements, purpose, and techniques of change management planning
  • Elements, purpose, and techniques of risk management planning

Executing the Project

  • Performance measurement and tracking techniques (for example, EV, CPM,PERT)
  • Project control limits (for example, thresholds, tolerance)
  • Project performance metrics (for example, efforts, costs, milestones)
  • Cost analysis techniques
  • Variance and trend analysis techniques
  • Project plan management techniques
  • Change management techniques
  • Integrated change control processes
  • Risk identification and analysis techniques
  • Risk response techniques (for example, transference, mitigation, insurance, acceptance)
  • Problem solving techniques (including root cause analysis)
  • Reporting procedures

Closing the Project

  • Contract closure requirements
  • Basic project accounting principles
  • Close-out procedures
  • Feedback techniques
  • Project review techniques
  • Archiving techniques and statutes
  • Compliance (statute/organization)
  • Transition planning techniques
  • Active listening
  • Brainstorming techniques
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Cultural sensitivity and diversity
  • Data gathering techniques
  • Decision making techniques
  • Facilitation
  • Information management tools, techniques, and methods
  • Leadership tools and techniques
  • Negotiating
  • Oral and written communication techniques, channels, and applications
  • PMl's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Presentation tools and techniques
  • Prioritization/time management
  • Problem-solving tools and techniques
  • Project management software
  • Relationship management
  • Stakeholder impact analysis
  • Targeting communications to intended audiences (for example, team, stakeholders, customers)
  • Tearn motivation methods

The PMP Subject Area

  • Domain I Initiating the Project
  • Domain II Planning the Project
  • Domain III Executing the Project
  • Domain IV Monitoring and Controlling the Project
  • Domain V Closing the Project

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