What is this course about
This course is intended for participants undertaking or wish to undertake the Project Management Professional (PMP) Essential course. The course follows the Project Management Body Of knowledge (PMBOK) 3rd Edition. The title PMP is an internationally accepted recognition of project management knowledge and professionalism of the successful participant. Simply put, this is a professional certification of the participant in the area of project management. According to CertCities.com 2006 annual reader survey, the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential has ranked among the “Hottest Certifications” for the third consecutive year among professionals planning to gain certifications within the next 12 months. This survey shows an increase in membership from 2004 to 2005 of over 39% and a total of 87,776 new PMP’s in 2005. There are over 185,894 PMP’s worldwide who provide project management services in 125 countries. The growth over last eight years is in the range of 20 times from 1998 to 2006. Many corporations require the PMP® credential for an individual to qualify for employment an advance within the corporation. The accreditation is the world’s most recognized credential for individuals associated with project management. For your information, the cost for sitting for the examination per participant is about US$555 (non-PMI® member), and payment is made direct to the Project Management Institute, USA (please see PMP Certification Handbook found at www.pmi.org for complete details). However, it would still be cheaper if the participant applies to be a PMI® member first, followed by applying to sit for the PMP® Examination. Membership application and pricing details at www.pmi.org.
What you will learn from this course
- The Introduction provides key fundamentals of project management. Discover the basic facts of project management and its successful implementation, the project sponsor, the life cycle phases, and the main skills and expectations of project managers.
- Project Integration Management focuses on the importance of having project managers work across the organizational boundaries in order to be successful.
- Project Scope Management establishes the foundation of how to systematically identify the key deliverables of the project. After establishing a scope baseline, it is crucial to ensure that there will be a process for managing change.
- Project Time Management builds on the deliverables identified in the scope definition process. The project manager breaks these deliverables down further and then develops the project schedule.
- Project Cost Management covers establishing a project budget and understanding the different mechanisms used to estimate the cost of a given project.
- The new Project Control Management section stresses an integrated approach for controlling a project.
- Project Human Resources Management addresses the essential staffing and leadership issues for the project team.
- Project Risk Management is a critical area, which enables participants to comprehend what is needed in identifying risk events, analyzing them, and strategies for handling them.
- Project Quality Management ensures there is a plan for managing, assuring, and controlling the project's quality.
- Project Procurement Management covers the essentials of procurement decisions, contract administration and closure principles.
- Project Communications Management helps participants understand project team communications issues and how to build consensus among various project groups.
- The new Professional Responsibility section outlines the behavioral and ethical aspects of professional project managers. This section enables project managers to exercise the proper judgment in their decision-making process.
- The last portion of the program is dedicated to answering participants’ questions and administering a sample final exam that integrates all modules.
- Discussions of case studies and exercises emphasize the learning across the five process areas and the professional responsibility domain.
How is the course conducted and what you will do
The training uses practical exercises that take individuals outside their comfort zones. By giving the participants help and guidance during the pre-examination process, confidence and skills are strengthened. Also, by getting participants to take on the role of setting examination questions would help them learn the process of examination setting and help build confidence. Moreover, this interaction makes classes enjoyable and motivational.
Participants will be provided with training course materials, which includes the PMBOK Guide containing all the important and essential facts, tips, and terminologies used in the PMP exam to help accelerate knowledge retention.
What should you have before enrolling for this course
To those who are keen on taking the PMP Examination, you'll need to satisfy a pre-requirement of 35 hours Project Management Education and at least 4,500 hours of project-related work experience over a period of no more than 6 years before the date of the intended examination. Information on the prestigious PMP certification can be found at www.pmi.org
Who should attend this course
Project managers, team members, field staff members, project engineers, design engineers, project leaders, administrators, industrial engineers, program managers, manufacturing engineers, operations managers, functional managers, Information Technology professionals, R&D managers, marketing directors, and others involved directly or indirectly with projects in virtually every industry, and who needs a certification to give the professional recognition to bid for projects.
When should you enroll for the course
Every 2 months throughout the year
What is the progression path
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