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PMP Exam Preparation Course On-Site Training

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This program is designed to prepare participants pursuing Project Management Professional (PMP) certification with the Project Management Institute (PMI). All knowledge areas within the five process groups of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) are covered in depth. Previous participants have concluded that this is an excellent program for those striving for certification.

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This program is designed to prepare participants pursuing Project Management Professional (PMP) certification with the Project Management Institute (PMI). All knowledge areas within the five process groups of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) are covered in depth. Previous participants have concluded that this is an excellent program for those striving for certification. Presentation Topics: Project Management Framework Process Areas - Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing Integration Management Scope Management Time Management Cost Management Quality Management Human Resources Management Communication Management Risk Management Procurement Management Materials Provides for the PMP Exam Preparation Course 3 Ring Binder 2008 Edition of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) 4th Edition Instructional plan, methods and techniques: This course is taught using a combination of lecture and instructor feedback. The primary course objective (passing the PMP examination) is met by the participants demonstrating mastery of the skills through class discussions. Program Outline Integration Management Importance of integrative project management PM principles, techniques and success factors Stakeholders Planning elements and development Plan execution steps for success Organized integrated change control HR and communication management importance Process groups Planning Project plan development Execution Project plan execution Controlling Integrated change control Scope Management Scope management processes, activities and documentation items Project initiation process Project selection techniques Project charter Describe the elements and deliverables for Scope Management Project objectives Scope statement Work breakdown structures Change management process Subsidiary management plans Describe the required activities to effectively close out a Project Scope Process Groups Initiation Scope planning Scope definition Scope verification Scope change control Time Management Time management process Activity definition process Create an activity list Decomposition of the Work Breakdown Structure Use of activity list templates Logic network diagram development Dependencies Predecessors Types of network diagrams Creating a network diagram Describe activity duration estimating processes Difference between effort and elapsed time estimates Factors that drive effort/elapsed time estimates Top down and bottom up estimating techniques Analogous, parametric and expert estimating approaches Describe the schedule development process Scheduling techniques: PERT, CPM and Critical Chain Duration compression and impact on project objectives (scope, quality, risk, cost, etc.) Process to identify/calculate critical path and slack/float time The inclusion of schedule reserves Need for multi-project resource planning for single project Describe the use and value of project management software for scheduling Describe schedule control, including corrective action Process Groups Planning Activity definition Activity sequencing Activity duration estimating Schedule development Controlling Schedule control Cost Management Activities and processes required to identify and manage project costs Resource planning process to identify resources Estimating methods and tools to effectively estimate costs Cost management plan Cost budgeting process Contingency and management reserves Cost control and its elements Process Groups Planning Resource planning Cost planning Cost budgeting Controlling Cost control Project Control Describe process steps to effectively execute, monitor and control a project Relationship to AOK Critical issues Identify and define variance and change Processes for change management Change management plan Impact of change on schedule, cost, quality, resources and risk Escalation and technique application Earned value analysis Identify and evaluate variance Variance response Evaluate project schedules Schedule efficiency Schedule variance Alternative plans Process Groups Executing Project plan execution Quality assurance Team development Information distribution Solicitation Source selection Contract administration Controlling Integrated change control Scope verification Scope change control Schedule control Cost control Quality control Performance reporting Risk monitoring and control Human Resources Human resources processes Key concepts of organizational planning Theories and structures Roles and responsibilities Interface and authority relationships Communication of needs to stakeholders Staff acquisition activities to identify, acquire and manage human resources Key concepts of team development Techniques to build and maintain effective teams Management styles and professional skills that influence leadership Describe key concepts and techniques of team management techniques Evaluate motivational needs Manage or resolve conflicts Process Groups Planning Organizational planning Staff acquisition Executing Team development Risk Define risk management terms and processes Components and concepts of risk management to determine application Identify project risks and sources Assess risks using subjective analysis techniques Risk quantification Risk response planning Types of responses Risk monitoring and control Project control process Process Groups Planning Risk management planning Risk identification Qualitative risk analysis Quantitative risk analysis Risk response planning Controlling Risk monitoring and control Quality Describe the concepts and processes of quality management Evolution of quality Quality planning process Quality assurance process Quality control process and tools Process Groups Planning Quality planning Executing Quality assurance Controlling Quality control Procurement Describe the procurement planning process Identify contract types, characteristics and usage Describe solicitation planning Describe the solicitation process and steps for proposal development Contract management process Contract administration, termination and closeout processes Relationship between procurement and other areas of project management Process Groups Planning Procurement planning Solicitation planning Executing Solicitation Source selection Contract administration Closing Contract closeout Communication Describe the communications planning process Identify key elements of a communication plan Identify tools and techniques for information distribution Describe different types of meetings Identify common formats of reporting Describe relationship between communications management and controlling process areas Describe how effective communication is a foundation for conflict resolution, negotiation and team building Identify steps for administrative closure Process Groups Planning Communications planning Executing Information distribution Controlling Performance reporting Closing Administrative closeout Professional Responsibility Describe the four tasks and knowledge skill statements in the professional responsibility performance domain


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