COURSE OUTLINE Fast Start® in Project Management
This highly interactive program is designed to give participants a solid foundation in the concepts, tools and techniques of formal project management. While introductory in nature, this course is extremely comprehensive, covering the five key process groups and 38 core competencies associated with effective and efficient project management practice. Participants not only acquire technique-based proficiencies, but also explore and practice essential people skills and teamwork using a case study. The concepts and methods learned are immediately usable in the workplace, leading to a greater retention of newly acquired skills, measurable project improvements, and the achievement of desired project results. This program also includes PMP Exam Preparation. It focuses on key concepts in each of the process and knowledge areas, including the recently added professional responsibility section. The exam preparation begins with an introduction to the exam and why it exists. Students are then given a practice test and the facilitator adapts the duration of each section of the course accordingly based on the needs of the program participants.
Our facilitators bring realworld experience to every workshop.
PMP certified facilitators Course materials containing
200 practice exam questions
DURATION: (5) Weekday
sessions from 8:30AM4:30PM
You will be led, not lectured,
through a hands-on case study.
A copy of the PMBOK Guide
for each student
CAPACITY: Up to 20
As a team, you will work
through scenarios that provide an experimental environment where you can take risks and make adjustments based on your results before taking on big projects.
Students will leave the
program with an Exam Test Plan for ensuring their success on the PMP Exam. Students should anticipate an additional 50-100 hours of study after this program to pass the exam.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Those who
want to understand basic project management skills and concepts and sit the PMP exam.
You will learn concepts and
techniques applicable to any tool or methodology.
PREREQUISITES: It is
recommended that for the PMP preparation portion of the class, students should familiarize themselves prior to joining the class with the PMBOK Guide.
This program is consistent
with the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
A broad base of information
for participants who will be taking the PMP exam.
PDUs: 40 credits.
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Course Outline: Fast Start in Project Management
DISCOVER HOW TO
Build a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). Use a network diagram to display a Project Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) chart. Use the Critical Path Method (CPM) in the network diagram to ensure the correct project duration. Estimate and schedule project tasks. Apply resources to a project plan. Explore different personality types and learn how they affect project management. Experience no surprises when you take the exam. Gain exposure and awareness of the broad range of project management terms, conditions, and
business situations that mirror the scenarios presented on the exam.
Understand their personal baseline knowledge, comfort level, and what areas that will require
Know the intellectual, physical, and emotional effort required to pass the PMP Exam.
COMPETENCIES Initiation Cost Budgeting Procurement Staff Acquisition Scope Planning & Definition Quality Planning &Control Schedule Development &Control Solicitation Quality Assurance Cost Estimation & Control Activity Definition Team Development Source Selection Activity Sequencing Resource Planning Change Control Risk Identification & Analysisj Resource Planning Change Control Risk Identification & Analysis Scope Verification Contract Close-Out Performance Reporting Organizational Planning Project Plan Development &Execution Scope Change Control Risk Response Planning Contract Administration Administrative Closure Information Distribution Risk Monitoring and Control Communications Planning Risk Management Planning
The People Side of Project Management An Overview of Project Management
The characteristics of a project. Project management processes. Project success and failure. Critical success factors and components. The effective project manager — skills and characteristics. Roles and responsibilities. The time, cost, and scope target. Understanding people. Learn the use style models. Flexing your style. Understanding differences. Communicating.
Planning the Project
The components of the plan. Introduction to the case study. The project charter. The work plan. The control plans. The functions of a good project plan.
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Work Breakdown Structure
(Work Plans) Defining the work to be done. Creating the WBS — demonstration of technique. The WBS task and the work package. Methods of subdivision. Uses of the WBS. Allocation of resources. Gantt charts/histograms.
Evaluation of risk. Identification, assessment, quantification, and contingency planning. Risk consequences and contingencies. A technique for planning for risk. Cost/benefit/risk considerations.
Estimating accuracy. Estimating concepts and methods. Task-based estimation. Effort, productivity factors, influence factors.
Measurement, evaluation, and quality control. Prerequisites to effective control. Key indicators. Change management and control. Progress reporting.
Schedule concepts and methods. Network diagrams. Precedence logic. Estimate duration. Create a network diagram — demonstration of technique PERT/CPM.
Management of project completion. Post implementation.
PM Knowledge Areas Integration Management Scope Management Time Management Cost Management Quality Management Human Resource Management Communications Management Risk Management Procurement Management
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Course Outline: Fast Start in Project Management PMP Preparation Outline:
Becoming a PMP
Project Communications Management Communications planning Information distribution Performance reporting Project Risk Management Risk Planning Risk identification Qualitative and quantitative risk management Risk response development and control Monte Carlo simulation Project Procurement Management Procurement planning Solicitation and source selection Contract administration and close-out Professional Responsibility PMI® Code of Conduct Professional responsibility performance domain Legal, ethical and professional behaviors International cultural sensitivities Final Review
Benefits of PMP certification Review of the certification process Project Management Framework Project phases Project life cycles Areas of knowledge Project stakeholders Process Groups Project Integration Management Project plan development Project plan execution Overall change control Project Scope Management Project initiation definition Work breakdown structure (WBS) Scope verification Scope change control Project Time Management Schedule network development Resource loading and leveling CPM and PERT Project Cost Management Definitions, types of costs Economic analysis Cost estimating and budgeting Cost control Earned value Project Quality Management Quality planning Quality assurance Quality control Statistical process control Project Human Resource Management Motivation and leadership Team development
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