PMI® AUTHORIZED PMP® EXAM PREP COURSE DESCRIPTION
If you are taking this course, you probably have some professional exposure to the duties of a project manager, or you may be considering embarking on a career in professional project management. Your ability as a project manager to demonstrate best practices in project management—both on the job and through professional certification—is becoming the standard to compete in today’s fast-paced and highly technical workplace. In this course, you will apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to successfully manage projects. What Can a PMP® Credential Do for You? Project managers who have proven skills and experience can find exciting, high-visibility opportunities in a wide range of fields. This course is specifically designed to provide you with the proven, practical body of project management knowledge and skills that you need to demonstrate project management mastery on the job. Additionally, this course can be a significant part of your preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam. The skills and knowledge you gain in this course will help you avoid making costly mistakes and increase your competitive edge in the project management profession.
This course is designed for individuals who have on-the-job project management experience regardless of whether their formal job role is project manager, who are not certified professionals, and who might or might not have received formal project management training. The course enables candidates to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, and seek career advancement by moving into a formal project manager job role, as well as to apply for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.
Objectives and Benefits
At the end of this course, you will:
- Understand the terminology, processes, tools and techniques described in a globally recognized standard PMBOK® Guide
- Have expanded general knowledge of the project management
- Be fully prepared to take and pass the PMP® certification exam
- Be able to prepare your own strategy to pass the PMP® certification exam
- Understand the gaps and plan the study for the exam
- Introduction to the Course AND the PMP® certification exam
- Entry Test
- Introduction to PMBOK® Guide
LESSON 1: CREATING A HIGH-PERFORMING TEAM
The success of your project depends on the people involved. A key role of a project manager is to assemble and manage the project team and any additional stakeholders.
- TOPIC A: BUILD A TEAM
- TOPIC B: DEFINE TEAM GROUND RULES
- TOPIC C: NEGOTIATE PROJECT AGREEMENTS
- TOPIC D: EMPOWER TEAM MEMBERS AND STAKEHOLDERS
- TOPIC E: TRAIN TEAM MEMBERS AND STAKEHOLDERS
- TOPIC F: ENGAGE AND SUPPORT VIRTUAL TEAMS
- TOPIC G: BUILD SHARED UNDERSTANDING ABOUT A PROJECT
LESSON 2: STARTING THE PROJECT
Now that you’ve assembled a high-performing, engaged, and empowered project team, you are ready to get started with the planning of the project. Planning includes all aspects of a project including budget, schedule, scope, quality, project activities, procurement, and closure.
- TOPIC A: DETERMINE APPROPRIATE PROJECT METHODOLOGY/METHODS AND PRACTICES
- TOPIC B: PLAN AND MANAGE SCOPE
- TOPIC C: PLAN AND MANAGE BUDGET AND RESOURCES
- TOPIC D: PLAN AND MANAGE SCHEDULE
- TOPIC E: PLAN AND MANAGE QUALITY OF PRODUCTS AND DELIVERABLES
- TOPIC F: INTEGRATE PROJECT PLANNING ACTIVITIES
- TOPIC H: ESTABLISH PROJECT GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE TOPIC I: PLAN AND MANAGE PROJECT/PHASE CLOSURE
LESSON 3: DOING THE WORK
Now that you have a project plan and have determined the requirements for managing the project from initiation to closure, you are ready to execute the project.
- TOPIC A: ASSESS AND MANAGE RISKS
- TOPIC B: EXECUTE PROJECT TO DELIVER BUSINESS VALUE
- TOPIC C: MANAGE COMMUNICATIONS
- TOPIC D: ENGAGE STAKEHOLDERS
- TOPIC E: CREATE PROJECT ARTIFACTS
- TOPIC F: MANAGE PROJECT CHANGES
- TOPIC G: MANAGE PROJECT ISSUES
- TOPIC H: ENSURE KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER FOR PROJECT CONTINUITY
LESSON 4: KEEPING THE TEAM ON TRACK
Now that the project team has been assembled and is doing the work of the project, you need to ensure that the team stays on track. As the project manager, you need to demonstrate the type of leadership that facilitates collaboration among the team and stakeholders, manages conflict, removes obstacles, and supports the team’s performance.
- TOPIC A: LEAD A TEAM
- TOPIC B: SUPPORT TEAM PERFORMANCE
- TOPIC C: ADDRESS AND REMOVE IMPEDIMENTS, OBSTACLES, AND BLOCKERS
- TOPIC D: MANAGE CONFLICT
- TOPIC E: COLLABORATE WITH STAKEHOLDERS
- TOPIC F: MENTOR RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS
- TOPIC G: APPLY EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE TO PROMOTE TEAM PERFORMANCE
LESSON 5: KEEPING THE BUSINESS IN MIND
Keeping a handle on the changes in both the internal and external business environments is the project manager’s responsibility. Employing a continuous process improvement plan will ensure that the project’s success can be consistently repeated within your organization.
- TOPIC A: MANAGE COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS
- TOPIC B: EVALUATE AND DELIVER PROJECT BENEFITS AND VALUE
- TOPIC C: EVALUATE AND ADDRESS INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT CHANGES
- TOPIC D: SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
- TOPIC E: EMPLOY CONTINUOUS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
- short lectures,
- group activities and discussions,
- questions and answers,
- closed support group during and after training till the exam.
- Access to PMI Student Digital Course Assets:
- Student Manual
- Project Manager Checklist: Step-by-step procedures and reference material for concepts covered in class that you can use as a reference during and after class.
- Spotlight Videos: Short (3-6 minutes) videos that enhance and extend the classroom learning experience.
- Course Files: Course data files are used to complete hands-on activities.
- Self-Knowledge Check: A set of multiple choice and true/false questions to help you self-assess your pre- and post-mastery of the course content.
- Certification FAQ: Use this link to learn more about the PMP® certification and other certifications available from PMI.
- PMI Events: Use this link to view information about upcoming PMI events.
- Locker: A place to store any files or content created and used during class that you have made notes on or that have been provided to you by your training provider
- A copy of the classroom presentation and reference material
- Sample questions and answers – access to the quizes and PMP simulator
- Access to the additional on-line materials and the recorded training sessions
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