PMP® Exam Preparation

This 4-day PMP® Certification Boat Camp offers 36 hours of project management contact hours for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. The training is specially designed to prepare you optimally for the exam.

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Description

Overview

This 4-day PMP® Certification Boot Camp provides the 36 hours of project management contact hours required to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. It begins with 2 days of practical application of the methods and techniques used by project managers to effectively initiate, plan, execute, control and close projects. The next two days include intensive preparation for the PMP® exam. We provide tips and strategies, and practical experience with the tools and techniques that are essential for the exam. Discussions of the extensive material covering all concepts and best practices of project management are enriched by individual work, group exercises, and practice tests.

GOALS

  • Describe the framework concept of project management, including processes, knowledge areas, and process groups.
  • Understand the relationships between projects, processes, and products
  • Define roles and responsibilities of key project participants
  • Define, describe and trust the importance of stakeholder partnerships
  • Obtain and maintain the right project support to ensure their success
  • Identify the components of project orders and why they are critical to the success of the project
  • Develop a scope statement that captures the essence of the project
  • Organize the delivery objects of the project in a work breakdown structure.
  • Apply decomposition, the main element in evaluating and scheduling a project
  • Identify and analyze project risks to create a risk catalog to manage project risks
  • Discuss difficulties related to effective communication and develop a communication plan
  • Describe the dynamics around leadership and team development
  • Understand the importance of conflict management and describe the key conflict management techniques.
  • Recognize forms and the appropriate use of different types of power
  • Describe the difference between managed scope changes and scope creep.
  • Describe the importance of formally closing projects, including celebrating successes and holding meetings about experiences gained.
  • Learn the key to successful celebration
    Follow the process and requirements guidelines for PMP ® certification exam enrollment
  • Expect increased confidence when taking an exam in limited time
  • Expect the types of questions that will appear in the exam and learn how to answer them.
  • Recognize principles and processes described in the PMBOK® Guide
  • Recognize the knowledge areas of project management, the process groups, and the relationships between them
  • Identify the most important inputs and outputs of project management processes
  • Use the essential tools and techniques described in the PMBOK® Guide.
  • Bring the principles described in the PMI® Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct into your own project management practice.

CONTENT

Modul 1 Project Management Foundations

The need for projects
Distinguishing project work from operational work

Modul 2 Partnering with Stakeholders

Who “owns” a project?
What is a “stakeholder”?
Defining key roles and responsibilities
The importance of sponsorship
Partnerships and trust
Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RACI)
Workshop

Modul 3 Project Initiation

How projects get initiated
Common business (project) benefits
Elements of a project initiating document/charter
Workshop

Modul 4 Defining Project Scope

Business and project objectives alignment
Key Scope Statement elements
Workshop

Modul 5 Planning: Estimating and Scheduling

Estimating challenges
Effort versus duration
Estimating techniques
Progression of estimates
Decomposition
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Scheduling challenges
Workshop

Modul 6 Planning: Key PM Plan Elements

Components of a project management plan
Understanding project risk
Identifying and quantifying risks and impacts
Risk register
Adding tasks to the plan based on risks
Responsibilities for risk
Workshop
Importance of communications
Barriers to communications
Communications channels
Media choices
Communications planning
Stakeholder analysis
Workshop

Modul 7 Executing and Controlling the Project

Team dynamics
Leadership and management
Conflict and power
Workshop
Controlling projects
Project tracking
Performance reporting
Change management
How to recognize scope “creep”
Workshop

Modul 8 Closing Projects

How do you know when a project is complete?
Getting sponsor acceptance of the “product”
Formally closing out the project
Conducting a lessons learned session and documenting it for organizational memory/wisdom
Why celebrations are important to project management success
Recognition considerations
Keys to celebration

PMP® Certification Preparation

Modul 1 The Exam Experience

Exam eligibility
Applying for the exam
Testing tips
Study tips
Test results
How to prepare

Modul 2 The Project Management Framework

Definitions
Projects, Programs, Portfolios
PMOs
PMI® Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct Highlights
Stakeholders
Organizational Process and Enterprise Environmental Factors
Organizational Structures
Culture and projects
5 Process Groups
Processes in Each Group
Knowledge Areas
Processes in Each Knowledge Area
Organizational Structures
Project and Product Lifecycles
Governance
PMP® Certification Study Aids

Modul 3 Project Integration Management

Integration Management Processes
Project Selection Methods
Project Charter
Project Management Plan

Modul 4 Project Scope Management

Scope Management Processes
Requirements Types
Group Decision Making Techniques
Scope Statements
Decomposition
Work Breakdown Structures

Modul 5 Project Time Management

Time Management Processes
Rolling Wave Planning
Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)
Activity Dependency Types
Logical Relationships
Leads and Lags
Estimating Methods
Critical Path Method
Network Analysis Techniques
Calculating Float
Critical Chain
Schedule Compression
Resource Leveling
Project Schedule

Modul 6 Project Cost Management

Cost Management Processes
Cost Terms
Accuracy of Estimates
Estimating Techniques
Earned Value Technique
Forecasted Completion

Modul 7 Project Quality Management

Quality Management Processes
Quality Concepts
Project and Product Quality
Control Charts
Cause and Effect Diagram
Control Charts
Flowcharting
Histogram
Pareto Chart
Run Chart
Scatter Diagram

Modul 8 Project Human Resources Management

HR Management Processes
Organization Charts
Roles and Responsibilities
Staffing Management Plan
Negotiation
Team Development
Cultural Awareness
Leadership
Motivation Theories
Influencing
Forms of Power
Decision-making Styles
Conflict Management

Modul 9 Project Communications Management

Communications Management Processes
Stakeholder Analysis
Communications Methods
Communications Channels
Communications Model
Communications Technology
Culture and Communications

Modul 10 Project Risk Management

Risk Management Processes
Goal of Risk Management
Stakeholder Risk Tolerance
Risk Management Plan
Risk Identification
Information Gathering Techniques
Risk Register
Risk Probability and Impact Assessment
Probability and Impact Matrix
Decision Tree Analysis
Expected Monetary Value
Risk Response Planning
Secondary Risks
Residual Risks

Modul 11 Project Procurement Management

Procurement Management Processes
Sellers and Buyers
Make-or-buy Analysis
Contract Types
Statement of Work
Procurement Documents
Proposals
Weighting and Screening Systems
Negotiation Considerations
Contracts

Modul 12 Stakeholder Management

Stakeholder Management Processes
Stakeholder Analysis Models
Engagement Levels

Modul 13 Ready, Set, PMP®!

Do and Don’t Prep Reminders
Study Group Exercises
PMI® Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
Toolkit Checklist
Next Steps

Modul 14 Appendix

Answer Keys

Modul 15 Handouts

Project Management Life Cycle
Process Mapping to KAs and PGs

ATTENDEES

This course is designed for project professionals who are qualified to take the PMP® certification exam.

Prerequisites

  1. Before attending this course, students should meet the requirements for admission to the PMP® exam:
  2. A Bachelor’s degree and 4500 hours of project management experience, or
    No degree and 7500 hours of project management experience
  3. For maximum benefit from the preparation, you should be ready to take the exam within 2 months of the course.
  4. Students should have a copy of the PMI® PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition. Printed copies can be ordered directly from PMI® on pmi.org or from a bookstore. PMI members have access to a free copy of the PMBOK ® Guide online, which can be printed. Students are advised to read the PMBOK ® Guide before attending the course and bring it with them to the course.

FORMAT

A combination of lecture, moderated discussion and exercises, and numerous practice tests contribute to a successful learning environment. Each participant will receive a comprehensive study guide, complete with detailed examples and realistic practice tests.

AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE

PMBOK® Guide
Project Integration Management
Project Scope Management
Project Time Management
Project Cost Management
Project Quality Management
Project Human Resources Management
Project Communication Management
Project Risk Management
Project Procurement Management
Project Stakeholder Management

Additional information

ID

TR-PM-002

Language

English

Dates

Aachen – 07/10/2019, Frankfurt – 09/03/2020, Düsseldorf – 08/06/2020

Level

Advanced

Days

4 Days

Points

36 PDU, 36 CDU

Price

€1.920

Minimum

4 Attendees

Maximum

8 Attendees

Trainer

PMP

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