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Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

Course Summary

5 days
Course Overview

You will apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) to successfully manage projects.


Familiarity with project management concepts and some working experience with project management are required. Experience with a specific project management software tool is not required.

Target Audience

This course is designed for persons who have on the job experience performing project management tasks, whether or not project manager is their formal job role, who are not certified project management professionals, and who might or might not have received formal project management training. The course is appropriate for these persons if they wish to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, seek career advancement by moving into a formal project manager job role, as well as to apply for Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI®) Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Describe professional project management.
Initiate a project.
Plan project work.
Develop project schedules.
Develop cost estimates and budgets.
Plan project quality, staffing, and communications.
Analyze risks and plan risk responses.
Plan project procurements.
Execute project work.
Manage project procurement.
Monitor and control project work.
Monitor and control project schedule and costs.
Monitor and control project performance and quality.
Monitor and control project risks and procurements.
Close the project.

Topics Covered

Examining Professional Project Management
Identify Project Management Processes
Identify Professional and Social Responsibilities
Identify the Interpersonal Skills Required for a Project Manager
Initiating a Project
Examine the Project Management Context
Examine Project Selection
Prepare a Project Statement of Work
Create a Project Charter
Identify Project Stakeholders
Planning Project Work
Identify the Elements of a Project Management Plan
Document Stakeholder Requirements
Create a Scope Statement
Develop a Work Breakdown Structure
Developing Project Schedules
Create an Activity List
Create a Project Schedule Network Diagram
Estimate Activity Resources
Estimate Duration for Project Activities
Develop a Project Schedule
Identify the Critical Path
Optimize the Project Schedule
Establish a Schedule Baseline
Developing Cost Estimates and Budgets
Estimate Project Costs
Estimate the Cost Baseline
Reconcile Funding and Costs
Planning Project Quality, Staffing, and Communications
Create a Quality Management Plan
Document the Project Roles, Responsibilities, and Reporting Relationships
Create a Communications Management Plan
Analyzing Risks and Planning Risk Responses
Examine a Risk Management Plan
Identify Project Risks and Triggers
Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
Develop a Risk Response Plan
Planning Project Procurements
Plan Project Procurements
Prepare a Procurement Statement of Work
Prepare a Procurement Document
Executing Project Work
Identify the Direct and Manage Project Execution Process
Execute a Quality Assurance Plan
Acquire the Project Team
Develop the Project Team
Manage the Project Team
Distribute Project Information
Manage Stakeholder Relationships and Expectations
Managing Project Procurement
Examine the Conduct Procurements Process
Obtain Responses from Sellers
Determine Project Sellers
Monitoring and Controlling Project Work
Identify the Monitor and Control Project Work Process
Develop an Integrated Change Control System
Utilize the Integrated Change Control System
Review Deliverables and Work Results
Control the Project Scope
Monitoring and Controlling Project Schedule and Costs
Control the Project Schedule
Control Project Costs
Monitoring and Controlling Project Performance and Quality
Perform Quality Control
Report on Project Performance
Monitoring and Controlling Project Risks and Procurements
Monitor and Control Project Risks
Administer Project Procurements
Closing the Project
Close Project Procurements
Close the Project or Phase Administratively
Additional Information
PMP Certification Mapping
Updates to the PMBOK® Fourth Edition Guide


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Gettysburg, PA 17325
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