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Overview

The Project Management Institute (PMI) PMP® accreditation provides this recognition on a global scale and is increasingly sought after by professional project managers throughout the world. In an increasingly competitive market place project managers are becoming more aware of the importance of recognition for the skills and experience that they have.

This course aims to prepare attendees to take the PMP® exam and provides the 35 hours training required as a prerequisite. The PMP® exam is normally taken on-line and will need to be arranged directly with the PMI (www.pmi.org).

 Prerequisites

  • Experienced Project Managers who meet the Project Management Institute pre-requisites (see www.pmi.org) and who have some knowledge of the skills required by a project manager.

 Delegates will learn how to

  • apply the PMBOK® Guide approach to their projects
  • use proven project management techniques
  • prepare to take the PMP® exam

 Course Outline

Successful Project Ingredients

  • This session considers the nature of success, the barriers to achieving it and the ingredients required to overcome these.

The PMBOK® Guide Framework

  • This session provides an introduction to PMBOK® Guide approach, the nine knowledge areas and the five process groups.

The Role of the Project Manager

  • An explanation of the key elements of the Project Manager’s role as defined within the PMBOK® Guide.

Project Integration Management

  • This session looks at this PMBOK® Guide knowledge area and the associated processes.

Initiating the Project

  • This session considers the Initiating Process Group and provides an explanation of the use of the Project Charter, the Stakeholder Register and the Stakeholder Management Strategy.

Project Justification

  • This part of the course covers the creation of a business case including costing, quantification of benefits and project appraisal methods.

Stakeholder Analysis

  • The session looks at the importance of stakeholder management to project success. It provides some tools for analyzing stakeholder attitudes and suggests appropriate management action.

Planning Overview

  • A high level look at the processes involved in planning a project and the contents of a project management plan.

Work Breakdown Structures

  • The ability to decompose a project or stage into its component parts is the key to successful planning. This session explores the different techniques for achieving this.

Project Scope Management

  • This session looks at this PMBOK® Guide knowledge area and the associated processes

Estimating

  • An introduction to proven techniques for estimating the effort and duration required to complete project tasks.

Critical Path Analysis

  • This session provides practice in this important technique and explains the use of float and free float.

Scheduling

  • This session examines the process of converting a dependency network into a Gantt chart and includes guidance on resource smoothing and the use of Critical Chain analysis.

Project Time Management

  • This session looks at this PMBOK® Guide knowledge area and the associated processes.

Organization and Communications

  • The implications of differing organizational models are considered and the process fo creating a communication plan is explained

Project Communications Management

  • This session looks at this PMBOK® Guide knowledge area and the associated processes

Risk Management

  • Projects are about change and change involves uncertainty. This is an area of project management that is often misunderstood and misapplied. The session seeks to improve the attendees understanding and explain the PMBOK® Guide approach.

Project Quality Management

  • This session looks at this PMBOK® Guide knowledge area and the associated processes. It explains the terminology and introduces techniques for Quality Assurance and Quality Control.

Project Procurement Management

  • This session looks at this PMBOK® Guide knowledge area and the associated processes. It covers the types of contract in common use and the benefits and concerns associated with these.

Project Cost Management

  • This session looks at this PMBOK® Guide knowledge area and the associated processes. It looks at the cost profile of a project and outlines the budgeting process.

Project Execution

  • This area of the course examines the skills and knowledge required to manage a project team through the execution process. It covers the kick-off meeting, team roles, leadership, motivation, negotiation and conflict management.

Project HR Management

  • This session looks at this PMBOK® Guide knowledge area and the associated processes.

Project Monitoring and Control

  • This area of the course examines the skills and knowledge required to control a project and covers; the principles of control systems, the use of Earned Value Analysis and change control systems.

Project Close

  • A look at the process of closing a project and the key deliverables produced.

Mock Exam

  • In addition to the 135 questions provided during the course a 100-question mock exam is provided.

Examinations

  • The PMP® exam is normally taken on-line and will need to be arranged directly with the PMI® (www.pmi.org).

Cost: £1795 + VAT

Duration: 5 Days

PMI®, PMP®. CAPM® and PMBOK® Guide are registered certification marks and trademarks of the Project Management Institute Inc.

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