The Complete PMP® — A 5 day course

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Synopsis

This highly interactive five day course takes delegates through the phases of a project, using the Process Groups and Knowledge Areas that are detailed by the Project Management Institute (PMI). It is suitable for anyone who requires a working knowledge of the PMI approach to project management, particularly those working towards the Project Management Professional certification (PMP).

Objectives

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

Course Format

This highly interactive workshop uses a case-study to enable delegates to gain confidence in the use of well proven techniques in the areas listed above. It provides a firm foundation for undertaking the external PMP examination through the use of interactive group exercises and sample Q&A sessions. The course concludes with a 100-question 'mock' examination.

Suitable For

This course is suitable for experienced project managers and project leaders who have a minimum of three years experience in leading projects.

Prerequisites

The current pre-requisites for undertaking the PMP examination are listed on www.pmi.org. These generally include between three and five years full-time experience of directly leading projects in addition to a minimum of thirty-five hours of formal project management training.

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

Select a date to enquire about availability of places. For dates after 8 April 2017, please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.

Birmingham — £1650 (+VAT)

Glasgow — £1650 (+VAT)

Leeds — £1650 (+VAT)

London — £1650 (+VAT)

Manchester — £1650 (+VAT)


Contents

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. Exploration of the contents of Chapters 1 to 3 of the PMBOK®GUIDE to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

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

An overview of the Knowledge Area, processes, key deliverables and techniques. Exploration of the contents of Chapter 4 of the PMBOK®GUIDE to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

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.