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PMESW - Project Management Professional (PMP)

Overview

Duration: 5 days
Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential awarded by Project Management Institute (PMI), USA is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP® demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to successfully lead and direct projects.

This PMP Examination Preparation course helps you understand the core principles of PMP® and provides the skills to pass the demanding and challenging PMP® examinations. Our training sessions are based on PMI-standardized course materials for 2021 PMP exams.

PMP 2021 has been re-designed to be value-oriented and organized into three domains, i.e. People, Process and Business Environment. PMP focuses on the key skillsets in the PMI Talent Triangle (Technical Project Management, Leadership and Strategic and Business Management).

Within the three domains of PMP, the Key Concepts, Trends and Emerging Practices, Tailoring Considerations and Consideration of Agile or Adaptive methods would be covered.

Objectives

On completion of this course, delegates would have been exposed to our proven approach of preparation for the PMP examination via:
  • Exam-focused training based on PMI-standardized course materials 
  • Exam preparation methods 
  • Advice to participants on the application form for the PMP certification exam.

Audience

The PMP recognizes demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams. If you are an experienced project manager looking to solidify your skills, stand out to employers and maximize your earning potential, the PMP credential is the right choice for you.

Content

Module 1 - People

 

1. Manage conflict.

• Interpret the source and stage of the conflict.

• Analyze the context for the conflict.

• Evaluate / recommend / reconcile the appropriate conflictresolution solution.

 

2. Lead a team.

• Set a clear vision and mission.

• Support diversity and inclusion (e.g., behavior types,thought process)

• Value servant leadership (e.g., relate the tenets ofservant leadership to the team)

• Determine an appropriate leadership style (e.g.,directive, collaborative)

• Inspire, motivate, and influence team members/stakeholders(e.g., team contract, social contract, reward system)

• Analyze team members and stakeholders’ influence.

• Distinguish various options to lead various team membersand stakeholders.

 

3. Support team performance

• Appraise team member performance against key performanceindicators.

• Support and recognize team member growth and development.

• Determine appropriate feedback approach.

• Verify performance improvements.

 

4. Empower team members and stakeholders.

• Organize around team strengths.

• Support team task accountability

• Evaluate demonstration of task accountability.

• Determine and bestow level(s) of decision-makingauthority.

 

5. Ensure team members/stakeholders are adequately trained.

• Determine required competencies and elements of training.

• Determine training options based on training needs.

• Allocate resources for training.

• Measure training outcomes

 

6. Address and remove impediments, obstacles, and blockersfor the team.

• Determine critical impediments, obstacles, and blockersfor the team.

• Prioritize critical impediments, obstacles, and blockersfor the team.

.Use network to implement solutions to remove impediments,obstacles, and blockers for the team.

• Re-assess continually to ensure impediments, obstacles,and blockers for the team are being addressed.

 

7. Negotiate project agreements.

• Analyze the bounds of the negotiations for agreement.

• Assess priorities and determine ultimate objective(s)

• Verify objective(s) of the project agreement is met.

• Participate in agreement negotiations.

• Determine a negotiation strategy.

 

8. Collaborate with stakeholders.

• Evaluate engagement needs for stakeholders.

• Optimize alignment between stakeholder needs,expectations, and project objectives.

• Build trust and influence stakeholders to accomplishproject objectives.

 

9. Build shared understanding.

• Break down situation to identify the root cause of amisunderstanding.

• Survey all necessary parties to reach consensus.

• Support outcome of parties' agreement

• Investigate potential misunderstandings.

 

10. Engage and support virtual teams.

• Examine virtual team member needs (e.g., environment,geography, culture, global, etc.)

• Investigate alternatives (e.g., communication tools,colocation) for virtual team member engagement.

• Implement options for virtual team member engagement.

• Continually evaluate effectiveness of virtual team memberengagement

 

11. Define team ground rules.

• Communicate organizational principles with team andexternal stakeholders.

• Establish an environment that fosters adherence to theground rules.

• Manage and rectify ground rule violations.

 

12. Mentor relevant stakeholders

• Allocate the time to mentoring.

• Recognize and act on mentoring opportunities.

 

13. Promote team performance through the application ofemotional intelligence.

• Assess behavior through the use of personality indicators.

• Analyze personality indicators and adjust to the emotionalneeds of key project stakeholders.

 

14. Build a team.

• Appraise stakeholder skills.

• Deduce project resource requirements.

• Continuously assess and refresh team skills to meetproject needs.

• Maintain team and knowledge transfer.

Module 2 - Process

 

1. Execute project with the urgency required to deliverbusiness value

• Assess opportunities to deliver value incrementally

• Examine the business value throughout the project

• Support the team to subdivide project tasks as necessaryto find the minimum viable product

 

2. Manage communications

• Analyze communication needs of all stakeholders

• Determine communication methods, channels, frequency, andlevel of detail for all stakeholders

• Communicate project information and updates effectively

• Confirm communication is understood and feedback isreceived

 

3. Assess and manage risks

• Determine risk management options

• Iteratively assess and prioritize risks

 

4. Engage stakeholders

• Analyze stakeholders (e.g., power interest grid,influence, impact)

• Categorize stakeholders

• Engage stakeholders by category

• Develop, execute, and validate a strategy for stakeholderengagement

 

5. Plan and manage budget and resources

• Estimate budgetary needs based on the scope of the projectand lessons learned

• from past projects

• Anticipate future budget challenges

• Monitor budget variations and work with governance processto adjust as necessary

• Plan and manage resources

 

6. Plan and manage schedule

• Estimate project tasks (milestones, dependencies, storypoints)

• Utilize benchmarks and historical data

• Prepare schedule based on methodology

• Measure ongoing progress based on methodology

• Modify schedule, as needed, based on methodology

• Coordinate with other projects and other operations

 

7. Plan and manage quality of products/deliverables

• Determine quality standard required for projectdeliverables

• Recommend options for improvement based on quality gaps

• Continually survey project deliverable quality

 

8. Plan and manage scope

• Determine and prioritize requirements

• Break down scope (e.g., WBS, backlog)

• Monitor and validate scope

 

9. Integrate project planning activities

• Consolidate the project/phase plans

• Assess consolidated project plans for dependencies, gaps,and continued business value

• Analyze the data collected

• Collect and analyze data to make informed project decisions

• Determine critical information requirements

 

10. Manage project changes

• Anticipate and embrace the need for change (e.g., followchange management practices)

• Determine strategy to handle change

• Execute change management strategy according to themethodology

• Determine a change response to move the project forward

 

11. Plan and manage procurement

• Define resource requirements and needs

• Communicate resource requirements

• Manage suppliers/contracts

• Plan and manage procurement strategy

• Develop a delivery solution

 

12. Manage project artifacts

• Determine the requirements (what, when, where, who, etc.)for managing the project artifacts

• Validate that the project information is kept up to date (i.e.,version control) and accessible to all stakeholders

• Continually assess the effectiveness of the management ofthe project artifacts

 

13. Determine appropriate project methodology/methods andpractices

• Assess project needs, complexity, and magnitude

• Recommend project execution strategy (e.g., contracting,finance)

• Recommend a project methodology/ approach (i.e.,predictive, agile, hybrid)

• Use iterative, incremental practices throughout theproject life cycle (e.g., lessons learned, stakeholder engagement, risk)

 

14. Establish project governance structure

• Determine appropriate governance for a project (e.g.,replicate organizational governance)

• Define escalation paths and thresholds

 

15. Manage project issues

• Recognize when a risk becomes an issue

• Attack the issue with the optimal action to achieveproject success

• Collaborate with relevant stakeholders on the approach toresolve the issues

 

16. Ensure knowledge transfer for project continuity

• Discuss project responsibilities within team

• Outline expectations for working environment

• Confirm approach for knowledge transfers

 

17. Plan and manage project/phase closure or transitions

• Determine criteria to successfully close the project orphase

• Validate readiness for transition (e.g., to operationsteam or next phase)

• Conclude activities to close out project or phase (e.g.,final lessons learned, retrospective, procurement, financials, resources)


Module 3 – Business Environment


1. Plan and manage project compliance

• Confirm project compliance requirements (e.g., security,health and safety, regulatory compliance)

• Classify compliance categories

• Determine potential threats to compliance

• Use methods to support compliance

• Analyze the consequences of noncompliance

• Determine necessary approach and action to addresscompliance needs (e.g., risk, legal)

• Measure the extent to which the project complies

 

2. Evaluate and deliver project benefits and value

• Investigate that benefits are identified

• Document agreement on ownership for ongoing benefitrealization

• Verify measurement system is in place to track benefits

• Evaluate delivery options to demonstrate value

• Appraise stakeholders of value gain progress

 

3. Evaluate and address external business environmentchanges for impact on scope

• Survey changes to external business environment (e.g.,regulations, technology, geopolitical, market)

• Assess and prioritize impact on project scope/backlogbased on changes in external business environment

• Recommend options for scope/backlog changes (e.g.,schedule, cost changes)

• Continually review external business environment forimpacts on project scope/backlog

 

4. Support organizational change

• Assess organizational culture

• Evaluate impact of organizational change to project anddetermine required actions

• Evaluate impact of the project to the organization anddetermine required actions

    Prerequisites

    There is no pre-requisite to attend this course; however it is recommended that delegates fulfill the 36 months of experience leading projects required by PMI.

    Certification

    Exam Prep for 2021 PMP Exam

    For delegates seeking to sit for the PMP exam, this course will provide you the 35 hours of Project Management Training required by PMI.

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