Price: AED 2,200

Duration: 40 Hours

Timing: Flexible

Course Overview

This course is based on the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc.,. The objective of the course is to prepare students for the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® certification examination.

Students will conduct an in-depth review of the ten knowledge areas and five process groups in the PMBOK® Guide and practice common project management formulas. The course also reviews test-taking techniques and strategies and covers the exam format and common question types. Students will gain confidence to pass the PMP® certification examination through a thorough review of the content, study aides, and test simulations.

Students who enroll in the course should be familiar with the PMBOK® Guide and have completed the required 35 hours of project management related coursework.

Course Objective

At the completion of the course, a successful student will be able to:

Understand in depth the ten knowledge areas and five process groups
Calculate and apply fundamental project management formulas needed for the exam
Understand the test format and question types found on the exam
Develop test-taking techniques and strategies applicable to the exam
Gain confidence in successfully passing the exam by completing example practice questions.

PMP Requirements

To apply for PMP certification, you need to have one of the following:

A four-year degree (bachelor’s or equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education
A secondary-level diploma (high school or equivalent) and at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education

Course Outline

INTRODUCTION TO THE PMBOK® GUIDE

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 non conformance 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
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