PMP® Certification Exam Preparation Training

With a charter to enable and enhance the industry’s competency level and maturity in Project Management, the Project Management Professional (PMP®) program is designed to lead the participant to an internationally recognized certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) (USA).

QAI, being a Global Registered Education Provider [R.E.P.] with PMI®, this course is designed to help individuals prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Examination. Coupled with our experience of training and consulting, the workshop is intended to be a practical and intense instructor led training for PMP® aspirants.

In addition to helping the participants with the requirement of the examination, the workshop also aims to train them to be effective Project Managers

A) Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the processes of Project management
  • Learn about the Project phases, Project life cycle, Project stakeholders , key general management skills and the social-economic-environmental influences
  • Learn about the key Project management processes of Scope, Time and Cost
  • Learn about facilitating processes of Quality, Human Resources, Communication, Risk, Procurement and Stakeholder Management
  • Learn about Project Integration Management
  • Learn how to use the PMBOK® Guide to prepare for the examination
  • Get guidelines on filling up the PMP® Application form
  • Ascertain their level of readiness for taking the PMP® Examination

B) Highlights of Course Delivery 

QAI faculty has usually garnered ratings of 4.5/5.0 and above, especially for the faculty as well as the content of the trainings we would like to highlight the following with regards to the same.

  • The contact workshop is a mix of instructor lead and self paced learning, designed as per the PMBOK® Sixth edition of Project Management Institute.
  • Each section has definitions, examples, exercises, memory joggers and case studies to facilitate the learning and application of the contents.
  • The training program will highlight case studies and illustrations for the IT industry as a background, among others.
  • Subsequent to the presentation and sample application as per the requirements of each chapter, a quiz on the topic covered is administered.
  • The training is followed by a mock test having 100 hand picked questions to check the understanding of the participants

Note: The contents of this course will be covered in 4 days in an extended time schedule to fulfill the 35 PDU requirements for taking up the PMP® course.

To apply for the PMP® exam, candidates need to have:

Educational BackgroundProject Management ExperienceProject Management Education
Secondary degree ? High school Diploma, Associate’s degree or global equivalentMinimum 5 Years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 7500 hours are spent leading and directing project tasks*35 contact hours of formal project management education

Or

Bachelor’s degree or global equivalentMinimum 3 years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4500 hours are spent in leading and directing project tasks*35 contact hours of formal project management education
*Leading and directing project tasks as identified in the PMP® Exam Specification. Within the total hours of project management experience, experience in all five process groups of project management is required. However, on a single project, you do not need to have experience in all five process groups.

Day 1 of 4

Introduction

  • Getting to know the participants
  • Introduction to PMI®
  • PMP® Certification – advantages
  • PMP® certification – process and fees related information
  • PMP ® Application procedures – instructions on how to fill in the form
  • PMP® examination – information on the split of questions, question pattern
  • PMP® examination – Tips on how to prepare and take the examination (this theme will be reiterated throughout the course)
  • PMP® – Fulfilling the CCR requirements
  • Familiarization with course outline
  • Familiarization with the protocols and timings
  • Expectation setting and clarifications
  • Introductory Quiz – to assess the current level of familiarization of the participants with PMBOK® concepts and assess the gaps.

Project Management Context

  • Structure of PMBOK®
  • Project Management vs. Product oriented Processes
  • Description of five process groups in the Project Lifecycle and their interactions
  • Characteristics and components of Process groups
  • Mapping of Project Management Processes across the Process Groups and Knowledge Areas
  • What are Projects?
  • Projects vs. Operations
  • Project Management
  • Constraints and Assumptions
  • The concept of Progressive Elaboration and Rolling wave planning
  • The concept of Program Management and Portfolio Management
  • The concept of Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Types of PMO
  • Tailoring PM Methodology
  • Organizational Project Management
  • Different Life cycles models – Predictive, Iterative & Agile
  • Varying types of Project organizational structures – Functional, Matrix and Projectized – their advantages and disadvantages
  • Project Management Business Documents
  • Enterprise Environmental Factors
  • Organizational Process Asset
  • Quiz – Project Management context

Role of Project Manager

  • The Role of Project Manager
  • PMI Talent Triangle
  • Leader vs. Manager
  • Types of Power
  • Leadership styles
  • Integration

Project Integration Management

  • The role of Integration Management in Project execution
  • Description of multiple ways in a Project can arise
  • Description of Enterprise Environmental factors and organizational assets which can impact a Project
  • Project Charter – its characteristics
  • Description of various Project selection methods – like mathematical models and financial criteria like ROI, NPV, IRR etc.
  • Project Management Plan Development
  • Contents of the Project Management Plan
  • Managing Project knowledge
  • Lessons Learned Register
  • PMIS – its role in effective Project Management
  • Directing and Managing Project Work
  • The role of Configuration Management system in a Project environment
  • Monitoring and Controlling Project Work
  • Performing Integrated Change Control
  • How to manage changes in a Project?
  • Closing a Project ( or a Phase)
  • Final Report preparation
  • Emerging trends in Integration Management
  • Considerations for Agile
  • Quiz – Project Integration Management

Project Scope Management

  • Project Scope vs. Product Scope and their interrelationships
  • Importance of Scope Management Plan in the Project
  • Collect Requirements process
  • Requirement gathering techniques
  • Requirement Traceability Matrix
  • Define Scope Process
  • Project Scope statement – how to prepare and update?
  • WBS – its key role in Project Management
  • Creating and Managing WBS
  • Interactions of WBS with other Breakdown structures used in Project Environment
  • Validate Scope process
  • Scope Validation vs. Quality Control
  • Control Scope process
  • Emerging trends in Scope Management
  • Considerations for Agile – Product Backlog
  • Quiz – Project Scope Management

Day 2 of 4

Project Schedule Management

  • Importance of Schedule Management in a Project environment
  • Plan Schedule Management Process
  • Define Activities process
  • Sequence Activities process
  • Multiple types of dependencies across activities
  • Precedence Diagramming Method
  • Estimating Activity Duration process
  • Various duration estimating procedures – Top-Down, Bottom-up, Analogous, Parametric, Sprint planning meeting etc.
  • The concept of Contingency in Schedule Management
  • Develop Schedule Process
  • The importance of calendars in the Scheduling process
  • The importance of Critical Path in Project Management
  • Critical Path computation and explanation of its characteristics
  • Application of techniques like Fast tracking, Crashing, Resource Optimization, PERT etc in schedule development
  • Use of Modeling techniques in Scheduling
  • Agile Release Planning
  • Schedule baseline
  • Control Schedule process Revision of schedules
  • Control schedule techniques
  • Emerging trends in Schedule Management
  • Quiz – Project Schedule Management

Project Cost Management

  • The importance of Cost Management in Projects
  • Project Lifecycle costing vs. Product Lifecycle costing
  • Cost Management Plan and its use in Cost control
  • Estimating Costs process
  • Cost Management Plan and its use in Cost control
  • Analogous, Parametric and Bottom-up methods of Cost estimating
  • Determine Budget process
  • Cost Baseline and its management
  • Control costs process
  • Cost and Schedule Performance Indices and their use in Forecasting
  • Emerging trends in Cost Management
  • Cost Management in Agile Methodologies
  • Quiz – Project Cost Management

Project Quality Management

  • Project Quality vs. Product Quality
  • Concepts of Quality Management
  • Project Management vis-à-vis Quality Management
  • Current themes in Quality Management
  • Planning Quality Management process
  • Project Quality Management Plan and Process Improvement Plan
  • Manage Quality process
  • Perform Control Quality process
  • Tools of Quality Control – including Control Charts, Cause and Effect diagrams, Stratification, Checklists, Histograms, Scatter diagrams etc.
  • Cost of Quality/ Cost of Non-Quality concepts
  • Emerging Trends in Quality Management
  • Quality Management in Agile
  • Quiz – Project Quality Management

Day 3 of 4

Project Human Resource Management

  • Developing Resource Management Plan process
  • Organizational Planning & Structures
  • Description of OBS and RBS
  • RAM and RACI Charts
  • Team Charter
  • Estimate Activity Resources
  • Resource estimation techniques
  • Acquire Resources Process
  • Managing Virtual teams in a Project environment
  • Building effective Project teams
  • Develop Team process
  • Importance of Trainings in Project team development
  • Delegation for effective management
  • Multiple stages of Team Development
  • Manage Team process
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Conflict Handling – multiple models
  • Control Resources process
  • Conducting Performance reviews
  • Trends in HR Management
  • Agile considerations
  • Quiz – Project Resource Management

Project Communications Management

  • Planning Communications Management Process
  • Project Communications structures
  • Communications requirements analysis in the Project environment
  • Communication Channels in a Project
  • Communications Management Plan
  • Sender Receiver models in the Project environment
  • Manage Communications process
  • Communication Methods – Push, Pull and Interactive
  • Monitor Communications Process
  • Reporting Performance
  • Obstacles in cross-cultural communication
  • Trends in Communication Management
  • Agile considerations
  • Quiz – Project Communications Management

Project Risk Management

  • Risk Management cycle in a Project environment
  • Plan Risk Management process
  • Importance of Risk Management Plan in the Risk Management Lifecycle
  • Types of Risks which can impact a Project
  • Identify Risks process
  • Risk identification facilitators – Brainstorming, Delphi techniques, SWOT Analysis, Documentation Review, Checklist Analysis etc
  • Risk Register preparation and updation
  • Risk report
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis process
  • Probability Impact Matrix and its use in Risk Management
  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis process
  • Use of varying Simulation Techniques
  • Application of Decision Tree analysis and Sensitivity Analysis tools to Risk Management
  • Plan Risk Responses process
  • Strategies of Risk response for positive and negative risks
  • Different types of Risks – Primary Risks, Secondary Risks, Residual Risks etc.
  • Risk Register updation
  • Implement risk responses process
  • Monitor Risks process
  • Use of Risk Audits and Reserve Analysis for monitoring of Risks
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions in Risk Management process
  • Emerging trends in Risk Management
  • Agile considerations
  • Quiz –Project Risk Management

Day 4 of 4

Project Procurement Management

  • Why Procurement is important for Projects?
  • Procurement Management lifecycle
  • Project Manager’s Procurement Management responsibilities
  • Plan Procurement Management process
  • Make or Buy analysis
  • Major types of Contracts – including FFP, Cost plus, T& M and their variations
  • Risks associated with various types of contracts
  • Importance of Procurement Management Plan
  • Creating Procurement SOW and Bid Documents
  • Conduct Procurements Process
  • Source Selection criteria to analyze vendor responses
  • Source selection process
  • Bidder Conferences
  • Use of Independent Estimates
  • Contract negotiations process
  • Multiple negotiation tactics
  • Contracts – their legal implications
  • Control Procurements process
  • Contract change – how to manage them more effectively
  • Procurement Audit and Inspection
  • Claims administration processes
  • Discharge of contracts
  • Emerging trends in Procurement Management
  • Agile considerations
  • Quiz – Project Procurement Management

Project Stakeholder Management

  • Stakeholders in Project and their importance
  • Identify Stakeholders Process
  • Conducting Stakeholder Analysis – Power-Interest Grid
  • Creating the Stakeholder Register
  • Plan Stakeholder Engagement Process
  • Stakeholder Engagement Levels
  • Developing Stakeholder Engagement Plan
  • Stakeholder Engagement Assessment Matrix
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement process
  • Use of interpersonal skills in stakeholder engagement
  • Control Stakeholder Engagement Process
  • Monitoring effectiveness of stakeholder engagement
  • Adjusting strategies and engagement modes
  • Trends in Stakeholder Management
  • Considerations in Agile
  • Quiz: Stakeholder Management

Professional Responsibility

  • Professional Responsibilities of the Project Manager
  • Professional responsibilities towards
    • Self
    • Profession
    • Stakeholders
    • Society
  • Quiz: Professional Responsibilities [with discussions ]
  • PMP® MOCK test (100 questions) — QAI proprietary
  • Feedbacks
  • Workshop Valedictory

Note: Within the above structure, the daywise contents could get suitably modified to give the best learning experience for the participants.

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This mock test will test you on the basics of PMP® and project management.

The assessment will allow you to gauge your current level of understanding of PMP® processes, principles, guidelines and give you an idea of topics covered in PMP® workshop.

Number of questions:- 30

Pass percentage:- 50%

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