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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. This course expands upon the basic concepts of project management you discovered in the Project Management Fundamentals course, and offers a job-related approach to successful project management across application areas and industries. As a Registered Education Provider (REP) for PMI Institute, PPG’s accredited PMP Certification Exam Preparation 5th course includes A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide)  Fifth Edition 2013 theory and best practices paired with hands-on, real-world exercises taught by instructors who are experienced, PMP certified professionals.



Objectives

Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: • Prepare to take the PMP or CAPM exams • Become familiar with PMBOK® Guide terms, definitions, and processes • Master test-taking techniques Learn styles and types of questions found on the PMP or CAPM exams • PMBOK® Guide's five process groups, ten knowledge areas, and the area of professional and social responsibility

Prerequisites

To be eligible for the CAPM or PMP certification, you must first meet specific education and experience requirements. The PMP Certification Exam Preparation course satisfies the requirements for 35 contact hours of instruction. The final step in gaining certification is passing a multiple-choice, psychometric-based examination designed to objectively assess and measure your project management knowledge. It is recommended that you have achieved the experience requirements prior to taking this course, as well as the following class. • Real World Project Management

Outline

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition) • Key terms and the project life cycle • Identifying Enterprise Environmental Factors (EEFs) and Organizational Process Assets (OPAs) • Organizational structure and influences • Mapping the interrelationships of the ten knowledge areas to the five process groups Project Integration and Scope Management Identifying and integrating processes and activities • Identifying a new project, business case and strategy • Defining and coordinating all subsidiary plans • Change-control and configuration management Defining, validating and controlling the scope • Facilitating requirements-gathering using interviews, workshops and decision-making techniques • Requirements changes and traceability matrices • Determining scope through product analysis and Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) • Creating the WBS through decomposition • Setting the scope baseline and analyzing variances Project Time and Cost Management Time management • Defining and sequencing activities • Estimating activity resources and durations with analogous, parametric and three-point techniques • Developing the schedule with PDM, ADM and CDM diagrams Determining the cost baseline and applying Earned Value Management (EVM) • Identifying costs and calculating performance baseline • Assessing EVM key dimensions, variances and indices • Forecasting with EVM • Performance reporting Project Quality Management Implementing systems for quality • Preventing nonconformance through Cost of Quality (CoQ) • Performing continuous improvements Tools and techniques to study • Planning for quality using statistical tools • Implementing quality metrics and audits Project Human Resource, Communications and Stakeholder Management Developing the plan and acquiring the team • Creating hierarchical and matrix charts (RAM & RACI) • Developing the team: team building, Tuckman model, recognition and rewards • Motivational theories and conflict resolution techniques Efficiently communicating with stakeholders • Distributing information with communication models • Applying communication theory and the levels of power Managing stakeholder engagements • Identifying and analyzing stakeholders and their expectations • Increasing support and minimizing resistance Project Risk and Procurement Management Assessing project risks • Qualitative and quantitative risk analysis • Evaluating Expected Monetary Value (EMV) Exam-relevant tools and techniques • Developing threat/opportunity response strategies • Reassessing and controlling risks Procurement management • Performing make-or-buy analysis • Formally accepting the product and closing the project Planning for the Exam Preparing for test day • Applying proven tips for exam success • Conquering exam apprehension Personalizing your study plan • Identifying your strengths and weaknesses • Optimizing your study time and focus Professional Responsibility and Ethics • The PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct • Balancing the interest of all stakeholders

Cancellations:

Standard and Professional Desktop Application & Professional Development classes may be cancelled or rescheduled by the client at least four (4) business days in advance without penalty. A full credit (no refunds) will be applied to future training on all cancelled classes that meet the above-stated criteria. A cancellation fee equal to the course fee will be incurred if a student provides less than 4 days’ notice for any Standard or Professional Desktop Applications, or Professional Development Skills class cancellations. Technical courses or Private classes may be cancelled or rescheduled (no refunds) greater than two weeks in advance without charge. The client is responsible for 50% of the class fee if a technical or private class is canceled or rescheduled within two weeks of the class date, and full price if the course is canceled or rescheduled within one week of the class date.
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