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PM: Professional Project Management (PMP certification preparation)

Seminar Outline

Brief Introduction:

More organizations are turning to the Project Management

Institute’s (PMI®) Guide to the Project Management Body of

Knowledge (PMBOK™ Guide) and Project Management Professional

(PMP®) Certification as the source of competency in project

management excellence. Surveys by PMI® have proven that certified

Project Management Professionals experience higher average earnings

and hiring preferences worldwide. This seminar will prepare you to take

this examination. It will cover all key aspects of PMBOK™ and will

prepare you for the examination through review of material, daily test

simulations, and examination taking tips.


• Establish norms and ground rules for effective team communication.

• Generate project requirements and the operational success criteria to be achieved by the project’s


• Create a project Work Breakdown Structure with associated Specifications.

• Design a project schedule with activities, durations and interdependencies.

• Delineate, assign and track project resources and associated costs.

• Identify and quantify project risks and develop resolution strategies.

• Understand basic contract types and the project ramifications.

• Identify, capture, measure and analyze important project metrics.

• Create a high-performing project team focused on customer satisfaction.

• Develop and document a comprehensive and integrated project plan.


You must be familiar with the basic elements of work breakdown structures, activity network

diagrams and activity duration estimating, cost estimating, contracting, leadership and team

development, quality management, risk, earned value management and organizational structures for



You will review all key areas of the PMBOK™ with tips on how to remember specific

information You will take examination simulations that will heighten your readiness for a successful

outcome You will receive tips on taking the examination that will save you time on the examination day

and raise your level of comfort You will receive the recommended references for the PMP®

Certification Exam


The Project Management Framework, Context and Processes developing a mental model

Developing a mental model for organizing and remembering the specific bits of information covered in

the PMBOK™ Guide, the recommended references and the PMP® Certification Exam

Your seminar experience will cover:

Project Manager Role: Define project manager/project sponsor/functional manager/team member roles

and responsibilities and understand the impact of different organizational structures and

reward/recognition strategies.

Document Relationships: Relate the Statement of Work (SOW), Work Breakdown Structure (WBS),

and Specifications to each other.

Scheduling Processes: Identify activities, establish logical relationships, estimate durations, and

determine critical path activities.

Estimating Methodologies and Budgeting Practices: Gain techniques for estimating costs, assigning

resources, and acquire methods for measuring earned value and performance.

Quality: Distinguish and apply quality planning, assurance and control methods.

RiskManagement: Learn identification, qualitative and quantification methods, response development

strategies, and risk control techniques.

Communications: Understand the various types of communications and learn different methods and

formats for gathering and disseminating project information.

Procurement: Identify the differing types of contracts, their intended usage, the motivations of the

customer and supplier in each type, and their ramifications on completing projects successfully.

Team Structures/Practices: Foster effective communications and feedback among team members,

customers, suppliers and managers.

Understanding the need to establish variance and change thresholds for scope, time and cost



Initiating Processes

Project initiation

Core Project Planning Processes

Activity definitions

Resource planning

Activity sequencing

Duration estimating

Cost estimating

Schedule development


Project plan development

Facilitating Project Planning Processes

Organizational planning and staff acquisition

Quality planning

Communications planning

Risk identification, quantification and response development

Procurement planning and solicitation planning

E-Project Executing Processes

Project plan execution

Facilitating Project Execution Processes

Information distribution

Team development

Quality assurance

Scope verification

Solicitation, source selection and contract administration

Core and Facilitating Project Control Processes

Performance reporting

Overall change control

Scope change control

Schedule control

Cost control

Quality control

Risk response control

Closing Processes

• Contract close-out

• Administrative closure

Preparing for the Exam


Test-taking hints

Practice exam

Course Material:

A supporting document is distributed to each student including the project management book of knowledge and

several useful aid templates of valuable soft files and PMP exam sample practice soft templates.


A certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants upon completion of the seminar.





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