Preparation for Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification - Virtual Learning

Preparation for Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification - Virtual Learning

Why Attend

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the world's leading project management certification, and this course will help you prepare for it. Now including predictive, agile, and hybrid approaches, the PMP® proves that its holders have the project leadership experience and expertise to manage any project. The certification also supercharges careers for project leaders across industries and helps organizations find the people they need to work smarter and perform better. This course will prepare participants for the PMP® exam by assisting them in understanding the new structure of the exam and by discussing the exam's requirements and analyzing its questions' format.

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Course Methodology

The course uses interactive techniques such as group exercises, brief presentations by consultant and participants, and practicing exam questions and simulations.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define “project” and how it relates to the larger discussion of “project management”, identify the types of business value, describe change management theory, define and discuss project governance and explain project compliance and its importance.
  • Define and discuss stakeholders and the most effective ways to communicate with them, explain the best ways to form a team, describe hot to build the most effective understanding of a project, explain how predictive and adaptive project life cycle work and explain what a hybrid development approach is.
  • Explain the importance of a project plan, provide an overview of scope planning in both predictive projects and adaptive environments, discuss what resources are and how they are involved in planning for the procurement of external resources for a project, determine the budgeting structure, identify strategies for dealing with risks and define quality and it relates to the outcomes for a project.
  • Discuss the guidelines for developing leadership competencies and skills, describe artifacts and strategies for their use, identify the characteristics and core functions of empowered teams, explain strategies and forms of communications for collaborating in a project team environment, learn value of training, coaching and mentoring for a team and explain the importance of conflict management.
  • Explain the various methods for implementing improvement, explain the various methods for performance measurement, identify the methods for implementing a project and describe the methods for implementing changes during a project
  • Define the reasons and activities related to the closure of a phase or a project, explain the benefits gained from a project and examine the reasons for knowledge transfers and how they related to the closure of a phase or project.  
Target Audience

Project managers, members of project offices, project sponsors, functional managers, senior management and individuals interested in PMP® certification. This course is worth 35 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Target Competencies
  • Managing projects
  • Initiating projects
  • Planning projects
  • Executing projects
  • Controlling projects
  • Closing projects
Course Outline
  • Business environment
    • Foundation
    • Strategic alignment
    • Project benefits and value
    • Organizational culture and change management
    • Project governance
    • Project compliance
  • Start the project
    • Identify and engage stakeholders
    • Form the team
    • Build shared understanding
    • Determine project approach
  • Plan the project
    • Planning projects
    • Plan scope
    • Plan schedule
    • Plan resources
    • Plan budget
    • Plan risks
    • Plan quality
    • Integrate plans
  • Lead the project team
    • Craft your leadership skills
    • Create a collaborative project team environment
    • Empower the team
    • Support team member performance
    • Communicate and collaborate with stakeholders
    • Train team members and stakeholders
    • Manage conflict
  • Support project team performance
    • Implement ongoing improvements
    • Support performance
    • Evaluate project progress
    • Manage issues and impediments
    • Manage changes
  • Close the project/phase
    • Project/phase closure
    • Benefits realization
    • Knowledge transfer
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