PMP®-Project Management Professional

Course Length: 5 days                                                35 PDUs / 3.5 CEUs
Course Description
The Project Management FastTrack is a hands-on program that is aligned with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). This program is designed to help you understand and pull together all the knowledge areas and processes of project management necessary to plan and execute, control and close successful projects. This program includes a Project Management Professional® (PMP®) Prep component to prepare you to take your PMP® certification.

The curriculum is presented in a dual fashion; the theory of PMI® is balanced by the reality of the course instructors’ project management experiences. The dual approach provides the student learner with real examples of the theory of PMI®. There are numerous discussion topics throughout, along with exercises to reinforce what participants have learned in the classroom, which translates into opportunities for incorporation of improved practices into your current projects. Quizzes, also called knowledge checks are given after lessons to measure the students’ progress. Additionally, a practice PMP® certification exam is included.


Course Level

Who Should Attend
Program managers, project managers, team members, project leaders, administrators, manufacturing engineers, I.T. professionals, R&D managers, functional managers with experience managing project teams and a knowledge of the PMBOK. Individuals interested in obtaining their PMP certification should also attend.

Prerequisites (Course Level = Intermediate)
–     At least 2-4 years of experience working in a Project Manager role leading a team,
–     Already have a understanding of PMI® and the PMBOK Guide®,
–     Interest in taking/prepping for the PMP certification exam
–     Has the sufficient experience to take the PMP® certification exam
(4,500 hrs. of experience over 5 years)

What You Will Achieve

An understanding of the nine project management knowledge areas and the five process groups, and        the ability to distinguish between core and facilitating processes of project management.

An understanding of how to prepare for the PMP® Exam.

The ability to define the scope of a project – one of the most challenging tasks for a project                            management.

An understanding of the importance of determining project activities and breaking them down to the        smallest components, along with an understanding of how to manage the project schedule.

An understanding of the differences between qualitative and quantitative risk analysis, and when it is      appropriate to use each type of analysis

The ability to manage conflict on the project team and among stakeholders, along with common                communications issues and how to resolve them.


What You Will Learn

Project Management Framework- Key project management definitions, concepts and processes.

PMI® Framework for Project Management
Project Phases
Project Life Cycles
Process Groups

Project Integration Management – Integration in project management is evident in situations where individual processes interact. The processes and activities required to identify, define, combine, unify, and coordinate the various processes and project management activities with the project management process groups are discussed.

Defining project success
Triple constraints
Expertise required by the project team
Initiating projects
Developing a Project Charter
Project selection methods
Project planning deliverables
Change control

Project Scope Management – Defining the scope of a project is one of the most challenging tasks for a project manager. The importance of formally initiating a project and the need for proper documentation of the scope of the project is discussed, along with the importance of working with stakeholders to ensure that the project meets their expectations.

Scope Planning
Scope Definition
Scope Statement
Statement of work
Responsibility assignment matrix (RAM)
Scope Verification
Scope Change Control

Project Time Management – The importance of determining project activities and breaking them down to the smallest components, as well as how to manage the project schedule.

Activity Definition
Activity Sequencing
Activity Duration Estimating
Schedule Development
Schedule Control
Critical path method (CPM)
Schedule negotiations
Schedule control


Project Risk Management – Risk is a given on any project. The progression of risk from identification to analysis to response is covered, in addition to the importance of developing and maintaining a risk-management plan and a risk-response plan.

Risk Management Planning
Risk Identification
Qualitative Risk Analysis
Quantitative Risk Analysis
Risk Response Planning
Risk Monitoring and Control

Project Communications Management – There are a myriad of challenges in developing and executing a project communications plan. Participants explore how communication media, frequency and content are adapted to fulfill the communication needs of stakeholders.

Communications Planning
Information Distribution
Performance Reporting
Conflict Management
Stakeholder analysis
Project Management Communication Issues

Project Human Resource Management – Learning how to effectively manage resources is paramount to the successful completion of a project. The stages of team development are covered, along with the methods used to guide teams through the various stages.

Organizational Planning-influences & structures
Staff management plans & acquisition
Team Development
Team building and leadership

Project Cost Management – Ways of estimating and budgeting costs are discussed, as well as effective monitoring and control of project costs.

Resource Planning
Cost Estimating
Cost Budgeting
Cost Control

Project Quality Management – Quality is important to any project, regardless of size. The importance of developing and utilizing a quality plan is covered, in addition to methods of managing quality for a project.

Quality Planning
Quality Policy
Quality Assurance
Quality Control
Quality Tools
Six Sigma Overview

Project Procurement Management – The variety of types of contracts and procurement documents are covered, along with effective evaluation criteria.

Purchase plans and acquisitions
Contract Types
Contract negotiations
Contract administration
Contract change control
Contract closure

Professional & Social Responsibility – The behavioral and ethical aspects of professional project managers.

Professional and social responsibility
Code of Conduct

PMP® Exam Preparation & Review – Basic information to prepare for taking the PMP® Certification exam is covered, including study resources in addition to a sample exam that integrates all the modules.

The PMP® certification process
PMP® examination specification
Review of Inputs, Tools and Techniques, and Outputs of the Processes
Additional study references
Instructions & tips for completing application


Program Contents:

PMBOK® Guide
Two books with over 1000 exam questions
Downloadable Audio content
Downloadable Exam Simulation with practice exams
Laminated, double-sided and color-coded study placemats
Three quick-reference study mats
436 flash cards
Highlighter, pen, and calculator





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PMP – Project Management Professional – PM FastTrack