Overview

If you are taking this course, you will have some professional exposure to the duties of a project manager, or you may be considering embarking on a career in professional project management. 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. In this course, you will apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to successfully manage projects.

This highly interactive 5-day course explains how projects can be managed using the three domains that have been defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

  • People: emphasizing the soft skills you need to effectively lead a project team
  • Process: reinforcing the technical aspects of managing projects
  • Business Environment: highlighting the connection between projects and organizational strategy

The PMP exam incorporates questions on predictive, agile and hybrid approaches, there is approximately a 50% split between the “traditional” and the “agile” approaches on the exam.

It is designed for those working towards the Project Management Professional certification (PMP)®.

Using elements from QA’s ‘Performance Based Learning’ approach, we help you to not only understand the PMI framework, but also apply and tailor it for your projects. The core course materials have been authored by PMI, so you can be assured that they are directly aligned to the Exam Content Outline and the PMP Exam. Supplementary materials have been designed by award winning instructional designers to ensure that the course provides an interactive and engaging introduction to the PMI approach. Our expert trainers explain the framework through a wide range of individual and group exercises, case-study application and learning ‘games’. As a Premier Authorised Training Partner we can also provide you with 4 x 50 question practice exams using questions authored by PMI.

What Can a PMP® Credential Do for You?

Project managers who have proven skills and experience can find exciting, high-visibility opportunities in a wide range of fields. This course is specifically designed to provide you with the proven, practical body of project management knowledge and skills that you need to demonstrate project management mastery on the job. This course has been specifically designed for preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam. The skills and knowledge you gain in this course will help you avoid making costly mistakes and increase your competitive edge in the project management profession.

What’s included?

Learners attending this course will be provided with access to the PMI® Authorized PMP® Exam Prep digital learning materials on the PMI CHOICE platform. These digital learning materials include; the Student Manual, Project Manager Checklist, Spotlight Videos and a variety of additional supporting resources.

Target Audience

This course is designed for individuals who have on-the-job project management experience regardless of whether their formal job role is project manager, who are not certified professionals, and who might or might not have received formal project management training.

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Prerequisites

The full list of prerequisites for undertaking the PMP examination and the application process can be found at www.pmi.org. Learners who apply after attendance, can use this event to meet PMI's requirement for 35 hours’ of formal project management training before being accepted for the exam.

Pre-Course Reading

Learners will be provided with access to interactive pre course reading which needs to be completed before attending the course. This resource provides learners with an introduction to the PMI processes, knowledge areas and process groups. Completing this will ensure learners get the most from the course and have the best chance of passing the examination.

PMI members can obtain a personal PDF copy of the PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition. This is an invaluable resource that you will use during your self-study leading up to the exam.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Define the role of the project manager
  • List the key initiating activities that help determine whether to start and/or continue with a project
  • Create a detailed plan for the project which will include scope, schedule and cost baselines as well as the management strategies for the project
  • Describe the purpose of quality planning, assurance and control
  • Identify, analyse and manage project risks
  • Explain a number of reporting and control techniques that can be used to help execute the project
  • Describe the interpersonal skills that will help engage and manage the team and other stakeholders
  • List the key activities that will bring the project to an orderly close
  • Explain the trends and emerging practices within project management
  • Identify the tailoring considerations when applying PMI’s framework, including its application within adaptive and agile environments
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Course Outline

Specific course content will include:

The PMI® Authorized PMP® Exam Prep Course covers five lessons; each lesson contains a number of related topics. Please see below for further information on the lessons and topics covered during this course:

Creating a high-performing team

  • Build a team
  • Define team ground rules
  • Negotiate project agreements
  • Empower team members and stakeholders
  • Train team members and stakeholders
  • Engage and support virtual teams
  • Build shared understanding about a project

Starting the project

  • Determine appropriate project methodology/methods and practices
  • Plan and manage scope
  • Plan and manage budget and resources
  • Plan and manage schedule
  • Plan and manage quality of products and deliverables
  • Integrate project planning activities
  • Plan and manage procurement
  • Establish project governance structure
  • Plan and manager project/phase closure

Doing the work

  • Assess and manage risks
  • Execute project to deliver business value
  • Manage communications
  • Engage stakeholders
  • Create project artefacts
  • Manage project changes
  • Manage project issues
  • Ensure knowledge transfer for project continuity

Keeping the team on Track

  • Lead a team
  • Support team performance
  • Address and remove impediments, obstacles and blockers
  • Manage conflict
  • Collaborate with stakeholders
  • Apply emotional intelligence to promote team performance

Keeping the Business in Mind

  • Manage compliance requirements
  • Evaluate and deliver project benefits and value
  • Evaluate and address internal and external business environment changes
  • Support organizational change
  • Employ continuous process improvement

Throughout the course, learners will participate in Q&A sessions that will help consolidate the learning and ensure adequate preparation for the subsequent examination.

Examination Details

The PMP exam is not part of this course and learners must arrange the exam directly with PMI. The exam typically takes place at a designated test centre however the PMI exam can also be taken online via online proctored testing. Full details of the 180-question, 230 minute , examination and the application process can be found at www.pmi.org.

PMI®, and PMP® are all marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.

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QA is a PMI Registered Education Provider – REP Number 1178

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