In this course, students learn the key knowledge technical areas especially: risk management, scope management, earned value. In addition, they learn key project soft skills: leadership, negotiation, communication and conflict resolution.

Focusing on the generally accepted practices of project management recognized by the Project Management Institute, Inc. IPM/®J, this course offers you a standards-based approach to successful project management across application areas and industries.

Expected Accomplishments

  • Initiate a project.
  • Define project scope.
  • Develop schedule and cost performance baselines for a project.
  • Plan project quality, staffing, and communications.
  • Analyze project risks.
  • Define project procurement requirements.
  • Execute the project.
  • Control the project.
  • Close the project.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Introduction and PMP Exam overview

  • Learn about the PMI application process.
  • overview the PMP Exam details.
  • Learn exam-taking tools and techniques.
  • How to enroll in the PMP Exam.
  • Identify exam preparation key methodologies

Lesson 2: The Project Management Framework

  • Define what a project is and what project management is.
  • Understand the 9 project management knowledge areas.
  • Define a project life cycle.
  • Identify and define project stakeholders.
  • Specify influences of organizational structures on project management.
  • Highlight the skills required for a project manager.
  • Define the Project Manager's responsibilities.
  • Identify social-economic environmental influences to projects.
  • Define the 5 process groups of project management.

Lesson 3: Project Integration Management

  • Highlight methods for project selection.
  • Define the elements and importance of the project charter.
  • Understanding the creation and use of preliminary scope statement.
  • Identify project constraints.
  • Define the project manager's rote as integrator.
  • Control ~gold plating" through work authorization.
  • Understand the value of documenting lessons learned for Organizational Process Assets.
  • Create a project plan.
  • Define the Execution of the project plan.
  • Know the use of baselines to monitor the progress of the project.
  • Define integrated change control.
  • Administrative closure.

Lesson 4: Project Scope Management

  • Development of a scope management plan.
  • Development of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • Implementing scope verification.

Lesson 5: Project Time Management

  • Methods for developing a schedule.
  • Resource Planning.
  • Activity List creation and estimation.
  • Developing network diagrams (CPM, PDM and ADM charts).
  • Using dependencies.
  • Calculating the critical path(s) for the project.
  • Calculating slack.
  • Crashing and fast tracking a project
  • Resource leveling.
  • Developing a schedule management plan.
  • Use of CPM, and Monte Carlo to estimate the duration of the project.
  • Schedule Control.

Lesson 6: Project Cost Management

  • Cost estimating through analogous estimating, bottom up estimating, parametric estimating and computerized estimating tools.
  • Earned value analysis.
  • Precision of estimates.
  • Understanding Present Value, Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return, Payback Period, Benefit
  • Cost Ratio and Opportunity Cost.
  • Variable Cost, Fixed Costs, Direct Cost and Indirect Cost.
  • Project Life Cycle Costing.
  • Cost budgeting.
  • Value Analysis.
  • Cost control.

Lesson 7: Project Quality Management

  • Responsibility for quality.
  • Impacts of poor quality.
  • Tools used for Quality Management Planning.
  • Developing a Quality Management Plan.
  • Implementing Quality Assurance.
  • Quality Control through Fishbone Diagram, Pareto Diagram, and Control Charts.

Lesson 8: Project Human Resources Management

  • Roles and responsibilities for project manager, team members, project sponsor and management.
  • Organizational planning.
  • Staff acquisition.
  • Developing a responsibility chart.
  • Team building.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Human resource constraints.
  • Conflict management and resolution.

Lesson 9: Project Communication Management

  • Developing a communications plan.
  • Communication methods.
  • Communication blockers.
  • Performance reporting.

Lesson 10: Project Risk Management

  • Developing a risk management plan.
  • Techniques for identifying risks.
  • Risk register.
  • Categorizing risks.
  • Qualitative risk analysis.
  • Quantitative risk analysis.
  • Using a decision tree.
  • Understanding what-if analysis.
  • Developing a risk response plan.
  • Risk response strategies.
  • Risk monitoring and control. Exam Practice Questions and Solutions Class Discussion 

Lesson 11: Project Procurement Management

  • Procurement planning.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of contract type selection.
  • Statement of work.
  • Solicitation planning.
  • Solicitation.
  • Source selection.
  • Negotiation.
  • Contract administration.
  • Contract change control.
  • Contract close-out

Lesson 12: Project Management Ethical Responsibility and Code of Conduct

  • Exam Practice Questions and Solutions Class Discussion

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