About this course

Course type Performance Plus
Course code QAPMP6
Duration 5 Days

This highly interactive 5-day course explains how projects can be managed using the Process Groups and Knowledge Areas that have been defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. It is suitable for anyone who requires a working knowledge of globally recognized best practice in project management, particularly those working towards the Project Management Professional certification (PMP)®.

Using elements from QA’s ‘Performance Based Learning’ approach, we help you to not only know the PMI framework, but also apply and tailor it for your projects. The course has been designed by award winning instructional designers to ensure that it 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, learning ‘games’ and practice exam questions.

What’s included
High quality courseware which includes ‘A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition’


Delegates are expected to have a minimum of three years' experience in leading projects. The full list of prerequisites for undertaking the PMP examination and the application process can be found at www.pmi.org. Delegates 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
Delegates are not provided with formal pre-reading before this course. PMI members can obtain a personal PDF copy of the PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition. Delegates would benefit from familiarising themselves with its content prior to attending the course.

Delegates will learn how to

  • 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


Specific course content will include:

Project Management Framework
A generic introduction to project management and the overall structure of the PMBOK® Guide. The benefits of adopting a formal project management approach will also be outlined.

Process Groups
The PMI processes are organised into five Process Groups:

  • Initiating
  • Planning
  • Executing
  • Monitoring and Controlling
  • Closing

The iterative implementation of these activities helps ensure that projects are delivered in a structured manner.

Knowledge Areas
PMI processes are further arranged across 10 Knowledge Areas and the course is structured around each of these areas:

  • Integration Management
  • Scope Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Cost Management
  • Quality Management
  • Resource Management
  • Communications Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Stakeholder Management

Throughout the course, delegates 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 delegates must arrange the exam directly with PMI. The exam typically takes place at a designated test centre. Full details of the 200-question, four hours, online examination and the application process can be found at www.pmi.org.

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Performance Plus

5 Days

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

PMI, PMI-SP, CAPM, PMP and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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