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

Course 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. 


Course Content

Lesson 1: Examining Professional Project Management 
Topic 1A: Identify Project Management Processes 
Topic 1B: Identify Professional and Social Responsibilities 
Topic 1C: Identify the Interpersonal Skills Required for a Project Manager 

Lesson 2: Initiating a Project 
Topic 2A: Examine the Project Management Context 
Topic 2B: Examine Project Selection 
Topic 2C: Prepare a Project Statement of Work 
Topic 2D: Create a Project Charter 
Topic 2E: Identify Project Stakeholders 

Lesson 3: Planning Project Work 
Topic 3A: Identify the Elements of a Project Management Plan 
Topic 3B: Document Stakeholder Requirements 
Topic 3C: Create a Scope Statement 
Topic 3D: Develop a Work Breakdown Structure 

Lesson 4: Developing Project Schedules 
Topic 4A: Create an Activity List 
Topic 4B: Create a Project Schedule Network Diagram 
Topic 4C: Estimate Activity Resources 
Topic 4D: Estimate Duration for Project Activities 
Topic 4E: Develop a Project Schedule 
Topic 4F: Identify the Critical Path 
Topic 4G: Optimize the Project Schedule 
Topic 4H: Establish a Schedule Baseline 

Lesson 5: Developing Cost Estimates and Budgets 
Topic 5A: Estimate Project Costs 
Topic 5B: Estimate the Cost Baseline 
Topic 5C: Reconcile Funding and Costs 

Lesson 6: Planning Project Quality, Staffing, and Communications 
Topic 6A: Create a Quality Management Plan 
Topic 6B: Document the Project Roles, Responsibilities, and Reporting Relationships 
Topic 6C: Create a Communications Management Plan 

Lesson 7: Analyzing Risks and Planning Risk Responses 
Topic 7A: Examine a Risk Management Plan 
Topic 7B: Identify Project Risks and Triggers 
Topic 7C: Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis 
Topic 7D: Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis 
Topic 7E: Develop a Risk Response Plan 

Lesson 8: Planning Project Procurements 
Topic 8A: Plan Project Procurements 
Topic 8B: Prepare a Procurement Statement of Work 
Topic 8C: Prepare a Procurement Document 

Lesson 9: Executing Project Work 
Topic 9A: Identify the Direct and Manage Project Execution Process 
Topic 9B: Execute a Quality Assurance Plan 
Topic 9C: Acquire the Project Team 
Topic 9D: Develop the Project Team 
Topic 9E: Manage the Project Team 
Topic 9F: Distribute Project Information 
Topic 9G: Manage Stakeholder Relationships and Expectations 

Lesson 10: Managing Project Procurement 
Topic 10A: Examine the Conduct Procurements Process 
Topic 10B: Obtain Responses from Sellers 
Topic 10C: Determine Project Sellers 

Lesson 11: Monitoring and Controlling Project Work 
Topic 11A: Identify the Monitor and Control Project Work Process 
Topic 11B: Develop an Integrated Change Control System 
Topic 11C: Utilize the Integrated Change Control System 
Topic 11D: Review Deliverables and Work Results 
Topic 11E: Control the Project Scope 

Lesson 12: Monitoring and Controlling Project Schedule and Costs 
Topic 12A: Control the Project Schedule 
Topic 12B: Control Project Costs 

Lesson 13: Monitoring and Controlling Project Performance and Quality 
Topic 13A: Perform Quality Control 
Topic 13B: Report on Project Performance 

Lesson 14: Monitoring and Controlling Project Risks and Procurements 
Topic 14A: Monitor and Control Project Risks 
Topic 14B: Administer Project Procurements 

Lesson 15: Closing the Project 
Topic 15A: Close Project Procurements 
Topic 15B: Close the Project or Phase Administratively 

Appendix A: PMP Certification MappingAppendix B: Updates to the PMBOK® Fourth Edition Guide

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