PMP Bootcamp

The Project Management Professional (PMP) designation offers individuals worldwide recognition as project management professional, supported by core knowledge learned through PMP certification. Companies usually hire or select IT project managers on the basis of their expertise, which often requires PMP certification; so proper project management training of employees is vital to the success of firms.

Students Will Learn:

  • Defining the core concepts of Project Management

  • Identifying and managing key stakeholders affected by a project

  • Developing a project management plan

  • Creating baselines for project management, and monitoring progress

  • Breaking down the work involved to accomplish the goals of a project

  • Realistically estimating the time and cost to complete a project

  • Developing a project schedule

  • Planning for quality of the project

  • Planning corrective or proactive actions when a process is not within control

  • Considering and using appropriate communications to stakeholders

  • Using techniques to identify and plan for risks

  • Planning and conducting the procurement process

  • Closing projects and ensuring that lessons learned are documented

  • Using computer software to track projects and generate reports

  • Generating visual tools and charts

  • Microsoft Project fundamentals

  • PMP Exam Prep

 

This project management course applies to government/military, construction, financial, information technology, health care and other commercial applications, providing a firm grasp of specific steps in the project management process. Successfully managing a project requires effective planning and management using best practices in each phase of the project's life cycle. This course emphasizes practical approaches to effective project management consistent with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)®. The course thoroughly analyzes techniques for dealing with stakeholders throughout the project, managing scope, time, cost, resources, milestones, quality and risk.

Exercises provide practice creating baseline documents, forecasting staff requirements, managing communications, modularizing work assignments, sequencing activities, implementing quality assurance, managing risk, controlling scope, planning procurement and controlling costs.

Students will utilize Microsoft Project as a practical introduction to the use of software tools that are available to assist with creating a project plan, setting up time lines and deliverables, tracking costs, monitoring resources and managing the impact of changes to the plan.

Participants are encouraged to discuss how the concepts and skills can be applied to project work in their application domain. The course includes sample PMP test questions and several hours of preparation for exams.


Project Management Basics And Terminology

  • Project Life Cycle – Planning, Implementation and Control

  • Skills Required for a Project Manager

  • Project Manager's Responsibilities

 

Planning Project Work To Meet Stakeholders' Goals

  • Scope Statement

  • Organizing the Project into Manageable Chunks

    • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

  • Developing a Flexible Project Management Plan

  • Project Management Software Tools

  • Using the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to Modularize Work

  • Using the Delphi Technique to Improve Project Design

Planning Project Quality, Staffing And Communications

  • Developing the Quality Plan

    • Differences Between Quality and Grade

    • Using Root Cause Analysis (RCA) to Solve Problems

  • Project Team Member Acquisition

  • Developing the Communications Plan

    • Internal Progress Reporting

    • External Marketing Messages

    • Stakeholder Updates

Analyzing Risk And Planning Risk Responses

  • Risk Identification and Management Plan

  • Qualitative Risk Analysis

  • Quantitative Risk Analysis

  • Risk Responses

Planning Project Procurements

  • Statements of Work

  • Awarding Contracts

  • Procurement Documentation and Tracking

Managing for Optimal Results

  • Quality Assurance

  • Project Team Management

  • Anticipating and Avoiding Problems

  • Recovering from Setbacks

Using Microsoft Project 2013

  • Creating and Grouping Tasks

  • Scheduling Tasks and Milestones

  • Assigning Resources to Tasks

  • Adapting to New Requirements

  • Cost Analysis Reporting

PMP Exam Prep

  • PMP Simulation Tests

  • Test Preparation Activities

  • Assistance with Exam Application Form

Course Requirements for Individuals seeking PMP® or CAPM® credentialing:


Project Management Professional (PMP®)

  1. Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)

  2. At least five years of project management experience

  3. 7,500 hours leading and directing projects, and

  4. 35 hours of project management education

OR

  1. A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent)

  2. At least three years of project management experience

  3. 4,500 hours leading and directing projects

  4. 35 hours of project management education

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®)

  1. High school diploma

  2. 23 hours of approved project management training
    Recommended preparation for both the CAPM® and PMP®

Check the PMI website at http://www.pmi.org for exam requirements and qualifications for PMP and CAPM®.

Scheduled Classes:

                        Dates:                                              Location:                                               Prices:                                                                                                     

        February 13 - 16, 2017                                Augusta, GA                                         $1995.00

     

Initiating The Project

  • Project Evaluation and Selection

  • Identifying Project Phases

  • Planning and Obtaining Funding

  • Identifying Project Stakeholders

  • Building and Sustaining Commitment

 

Human Resource Management

  • Developing a Human Resource Plan

  • Using the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to Identify Team Members Needed for a Project

  • Using Rewards and Recognition to Motivate Employees

 

Developing Project Schedule, Cost Estimates And Budget

  • Defining and Sequencing Work Activities

  • PERT Activity Sequencing

  • Activity Resource Assessment and Planning

  • Activity Duration Estimates

  • Critical Path Methodology (CPM)

  • Gantt Chart Schedule Development

  • Cost Estimates and Cost Baselines

  • Analogous Cost Estimation

  • Bottom Up Estimating

  • Time Management

  • Sequencing Activities

  • Parametric Estimating

Monitoring And Controlling Work Toward Deliverables

  • Quality Control

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Monitoring and Controlling Project Risk

  • Avoiding Schedule Slippage

  • Contract Administration

 

Monitoring And Controlling Project Scope, Schedule And Cost

  • Managing Change Requests

  • Controlling Project Scope

  • Controlling Project Schedules

  • Monitoring and Controlling Project Costs

    • Monitoring Schedule and Cost Variances Using Earned Value Technique (EVT)

  • Project Performance Reporting

 

Closing The Project

  • Closing Individual Phases

  • Closing Procurements

  • Closing the Project