10 Week-Virtual-Evening PMP Taught by Steve Bennett, US, Monday, 14. January 2019

COURSE DESCRIPTION-This is a 10 week course that runs on Monday evenings from 6-9pm  All Live Instructor Led VIrtual Class taught by Steve Bennett
Accelerate your career by obtaining the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification!     Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. Project Management is used in virtually all industries and career opportunities are growing exponentially.  The completion of projects, using well defined project management techniques, allows organizations to reduce waste and attain high levels of productivity.
The target audience for this course is project managers with both project management experience and previous project management education (either self-study or formal education).  This fast paced course is designed to focus on preparing candidates for the PMP® Certification Exam.  Note: This is not a practical application of project management course. While many of the project management concepts, tools and techniques, and processes are transferable between examination study and real-world application, this course focuses on the PMI (Project Management Institute) PMBOK® (The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge) and specific exam preparation tactics. 
COURSE DURATION
10 Workshops x 3 hours each = 30 contact hours (PMI Educational Hours). This course provides 30 hours formal project management education.  Instructor will walk students thru how to fill out the application and how to count the additional 5 hours needed to sit the exam.

COURSE PREREQUISITES
Students should meet the minimum requirements to sit for the PMP® exam, less the formal project management education requirements.

1.       Candidates with a high school diploma or associates degree must have a minimum of 5 years/60 months of unique, non-overlapping professional project management experience in the last 8 years that totals to at least 7,500 hours spent leading and directing project tasks.

 

2.       Candidates with a bachelor’s degree must have a minimum of 3 years/36 months of unique, non-overlapping professional project management experience in the last 8 years that totals to at least 4,500 hours spent leading and directing project tasks.

 
COURSE TOPICS AND OBJECTIVES
Project Management Introduction

Examine the role of project management within the organization
Know the reasons why organizations initiate projects
Explain the project management processes and be able to define unique PM terms
Explain the project life cycle concept
Identify process groups within the project life cycle
Discuss project selection methods

 Project Integration Management

Integrate project plan development with change control
Define project execution issues
Explain how project changes are identified, implemented, and managed

Project Scope Management

Understand the importance of project scope management
Define and apply Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)

Project Time Management

Understand the importance of project time management
Examine and apply durations
Examine and apply precedence relations
Recognize project scheduling methods and techniques
Explain and apply Gantt charts, milestones, and deliverables
Define various schedule management techniques

 
Project Cost Management

Understand the importance of project cost management
Compare and contrast types of cost estimates
Examine and apply resource estimation and assignment
Describe resource constraints and utilization
Explain the concept and techniques of resource-leveling
Describe project budgeting techniques
Explain how to develop the project baseline
Identify cost performance analysis methods

 
Project Quality Management

Understand the importance of project quality management
Review quality planning, assurance, and control
Identify common quality tools and their applications

Project Human Resources Management

Understand the importance of project human resources management
Explain the qualifications, duties, and responsibilities of the project manager
Examine organizational planning, staff acquisition, team development
Explain the qualifications, roles, and responsibilities of the project team members

Project Communication Management

Recognize project communication and documentation requirements
Explain project communications planning

Project Risk Management

Understand the importance of project risk management
Examine risk management planning, risk identification, quantification, qualitative risk planning, response development and control

Project Procurement Management

Understand the importance of project procurement
Examine project contract types and risk associated with each
Comprehend project contract closeout activities

Project Stakeholder Management

Describe stakeholder management identification, analysis and management strategies.

 
COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Students are expected to complete all study requirements as outlined below prior to each class.  Please note that this is a facilitated study course.  Accordingly, students can expect to dedicate a significant amount of study and preparation time between workshops.
 
WORKSHOP APPROACH
During the course, each knowledge area covered will follow this basic approach:

Student questions and discussion from the chapter assigned reading 
Instructor presentation & guided discussion.
Student presentations (based on the Rita Mulcahy PMP® Exam Prep Textbook chapter tests).  Specific knowledge areas will be assigned to each student during the first workshop. 

Student presentations are based on learning from the following:

The PMBOK® required reading for the knowledge area
Rita Mulcahy PMP® Exam Prep textbook required reading & practice exams
Additional research as appropriate

Students will provide copies of their presentations to all members of the class after their presentations (either hard copy or electronic copy is acceptable).
Presentations should include:

An executive summary of the assigned knowledge area
A review of 15-20 key vocabulary words in the assigned knowledge area
Review of 5 questions the student did not get correct from the end of the Rita book chapter.

                                                               i.      The correct answer highlighted
                                                             ii.       An explanation for the correct answer
                                                           iii.       Identify and explain the “distracter” choices
                                                           iv.       Answer sources for each question

 
 

In-class exam review and discussion
Periodic exam quiz questions

 
STUDY GROUPS
Students are encouraged to develop small study groups that will meet regularly during and after the course to draw upon the unique backgrounds, experiences, and abilities of its members while preparing for the PMP® Certification Exam.   

10 Week-Virtual-Evening PMP Taught by Steve Bennett

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