Project Management Professional (PMP)®

Course Specifications:


Course Length:  64 Hours


Course Description:


If you are taking this course, you probably have some professional exposure to the duties of a project manager, or you may be considering embarking on a career in professional project management. Your ability as a project manager to demonstrate best practices in project management—both on the job and through professional certification—is becoming the standard to compete in today's fast-paced and highly technical workplace. In this course, you will apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to successfully manage projects.


Project managers who have proven skills and experience can find exciting, high-visibility opportunities in a wide range of fields. This course is specifically designed to provide you with the proven, practical body of project management knowledge and skills that you need to demonstrate project management mastery on the job. Additionally, this course can be a significant part of your preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam. The skills and knowledge you gain in this course will help you avoid making costly mistakes and increase your competitive edge in the project management profession.


Course Objectives:


In this course, you will able to apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to successfully manage projects.


You will:


Define project management fundamentals.

Define project management within the organization.

Define the project management methodology.

Initiate a project.

Develop a project management plan and plan components.

Plan a project schedule.

Plan project costs.

Plan for quality, resources, and procurements.

Plan for risk.

Plan stakeholder engagement and communications.

Execute a project.

Work with stakeholders.

Monitor project work, scope, risks, stakeholder engagement, and communications.

Control project changes, scope, schedule, costs, quality, resources, and procurements.

Close a project.


Target Student:


This course is designed for individuals who have on-the-job project management experience (regardless of whether their formal job role is project manager), 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, and 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.






To ensure your success in this course, you should be familiar with basic project management concepts and have some working experience with project management. Experience with a specific project management software tool is not required. Basic computing skills and some experience using Microsoft® Office is desirable but not required.



You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations Courses:


Project Management Fundamentals (Third Edition)

Microsoft® Office Word 2016: Part 1

Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1



Course-specific Technical Requirements




For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:


1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

CD-ROM drive (if installing any software from a CD-ROM)

Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing devices)

1,024 x 768 resolution monitor recommended

Network cards and cabling for local network access

Internet access (contact your local network administrator)

Printer (optional) or an installed printer driver

Projection system to display the instructor's computer screen



Microsoft® Office Professional Edition 2016

Microsoft® Windows® 10 Professional

If necessary, software for viewing the course slides. (Instructor machine only.)



Course Content:



Lesson 1: Defining Project Management Basics

Topic A: Identify the Concepts of Project Management


Topic B: Identify the Relationship Between Project Management and the Business


Topic C: Identify Project Stakeholders and Governance



Lesson 2: Defining Project Management within the Organization

Topic A: Identify Organizational Influences


Topic B: Identify the Project Team


Topic C: Define the Project Life Cycle


Topic D: Define Agile Methodology



Lesson 3: Defining the PMI® Project Management Methodology

Topic A: Define the Project Management Processes


Topic B: Define the Knowledge Areas


Topic C: Identify Project Information



Lesson 4: Initiating a Project

Topic A: Initiating Process Group Map


Topic B: Develop a Project Charter


Topic C: Identify Project Stakeholders



Lesson 5: Planning a Project

Topic A: Planning Process Group Map


Topic B: Develop a Project Management Plan


Topic C: Plan Scope Management


Topic D: Collect Project Requirements


Topic E: Define Project Scope


Topic F: Create a Work Breakdown Structure



Lesson 6: Planning a Project Schedule

Topic A: Planning Process Group Map


Topic B: Plan Schedule Management


Topic C: Define Project Activities


Topic D: Sequence Project Activities


Topic E: Estimate Activity Durations


Topic F: Develop a Project Schedule



Lesson 7: Planning Project Costs

Topic A: Planning Process Group Map


Topic B: Plan Project Cost Management


Topic C: Estimate Project Costs


Topic D: Determine the Project Budget



Lesson 8: Planning Project Quality, Resources, and Procurements

Topic A: Planning Process Group Map


Topic B: Plan Quality Management


Topic C: Plan Resource Management


Topic D: Estimate Activity Resources


Topic E: Plan Project Procurements



Lesson 9: Planning for Risk

Topic A: Planning Process Group Map


Topic B: Plan Risk Management


Topic C: Identify Risks


Topic D: Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis


Topic E: Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis


Topic F: Plan Risk Responses



Lesson 10: Planning Stakeholder Engagement and Communications

Topic A: Planning Process Group Map


Topic B: Plan Stakeholder Engagement


Topic C: Plan Communications Management



Lesson 11: Executing a Project

Topic A: Executing Process Group Map


Topic B: Direct and Manage Project Work


Topic C: Manage Project Knowledge


Topic D: Manage Quality


Topic E: Implement Risk Responses


Topic F: Conduct Procurements



Lesson 12: Working with Stakeholders

Topic A: Executing Process Group Map


Topic B: Acquire Resources


Topic C: Develop a Team


Topic D: Manage a Team


Topic E: Manage Stakeholder Engagement


Topic F: Manage Communications



Lesson 13: Monitoring a Project

Topic A: Monitor and Control Project Work Data Flow Diagram


Topic B: Monitor and Control Project Work


Topic C: Validate Project Scope


Topic D: Monitor Risks


Topic E: Monitor Stakeholder Engagement


Topic F: Monitor Communications



Lesson 14: Controlling a Project

Topic A: Controlling Process Group Map


Topic B: Perform Integrated Change Control


Topic C: Control Project Scope


Topic D: Control the Project Schedule


Topic E: Control Project Costs


Topic F: Control Project Quality


Topic G: Control Resources


Topic H: Control Project Procurements



Lesson 15: Closing a Project

Topic A: Closing Process Group Map


Topic B: Close Project or Phase

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