If you are taking this course, you 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 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 proficiency 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.
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 enables candidates 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 have experience with basic project management concepts and have some working experience with project management. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following PME courses which are NOT mandatory to attend PMP® Exam Prep:
Project Management Overview
Project Management Fundamentals
For this course, students will need complete systems to access your virtual classroom if you are presenting remotely. They will need Microsoft Office applications to access the sample documents and templates. Each computer will need the following general hardware configurations:
1 gigahertz (GHz) 64-bit (x64) processor.
2 gigabytes (GB) of Random-Access Memory (RAM).
32 GB available storage space.
Monitor capable of a screen resolution of at least 1,024 × 768 pixels, at least a 256-color display, and a video adapter with at least 4 MB of memory.
Keyboard and mouse or a compatible pointing device.
Internet access (contact your local network administrator).
(Instructor computer only) A display system to project the instructor's computer screen.
Microsoft® Office 365™ license (which provides the Microsoft Office apps)
Microsoft® Windows® 10 Professional
If necessary, software for viewing the course slides.
Introduction and Ice Breaker Video: Preparing for the PMP® Exam Video: Earning PDUs
Lesson 1: Creating a High-Performing Team
Topic A: Build a Team Video: RACI Chart Creation Video: Virtual Teams Topic B: Define Team Ground Rules Topic C: Negotiate Project Agreements Group Exercise: Activities 1-1, 1-2, 1-3 Topic D: Empower Team Members and Stakeholders Topic E: Train Team Members and Stakeholders Topic F: Engage and Support Virtual Teams Topic G: Build Shared Understanding about a Project Video: Planning Poker Group Exercise: Activities 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 1-7 Lesson 1: Review, Test Tips, and Individual Test Lesson 1: Test Review
Day 2 Lesson 2: Starting the Project Topic A: Determine Appropriate Project Methodology/Methods and Practices
Video: When to Apply Agile Methodologies Topic B: Plan and Manage Scope Group Exercises: Activities 2-1, 2-2 Topic C: Plan and Manage Schedule Video: Working with the Critical Path Group Exercise: Activity 2-5 Homework Exercise: Activities 2-5, 2-6 Topic D: Plan and Manage Budget and Resources Homework Exercise: Activities 2-3, 2-4 Topic E: Plan and Manage Quality of Products and Deliverables Topic F: Integrate Project Planning Activities
Lesson 2: Starting the Project (cont.)
Topic G: Plan and Manage Procurement Group Exercise: Activities 2-7, 2-8, 2-9 Topic H: Establish Project Governance Structure Topic I: Plan and Manage Project/Phase Closure Group Exercise: Activities 2-10, 2-11 Lesson 2: Review, Test Tips, and Individual Test Lesson 2: Test Review
Lesson 3: Doing the Work Topic A: Assess and Manage Risks Video: Identifying Risk Topic B: Execute Project to Deliver Business Value Topic C: Manage Communications Video: Communications Channels Topic D: Engage Stakeholders Group Exercise: Activities 3-2, 3-3, 3-5 Homework Exercise: Activities 3-1, 3-4 Topic E: Create Project Artifacts Topic F: Manage Project Changes Topic G: Manage Project Issues Topic H: Ensure Knowledge Transfer for Project Continuity Group Exercise: Activities 3-6, 3-7, 3-8, 3-9 Lesson 3: Review, Test Tips, and Individual Test Lesson 3: Test Review
Day 4 Lesson 4: Keeping the Team on Track
Topic A: Lead a Team Video: Successful Persuasion Topic B: Support Team Performance Video: Project Status Report Topic C: Address and Remove Impediments, Obstacles, and Blockers Group Exercise: Activities 4-1, 4-2, 4-3 Topic D: Manage Conflict Video: Dealing with Difficult People Topic E: Collaborate with Stakeholders Topic F: Mentor Relevant Stakeholders Topic G: Apply Emotional Intelligence to Promote Team Performance Video: Using Social Skills to Build Relationships Group Exercise: Activities 4-4, 4-5, 4-6 Homework Exercise: Activities 4-7, 4-8 Lesson 4: Review, Test Tips, and Individual Test Lesson 4: Test Review
Lesson 5: Keeping the Business in Mind Topic A: Manage Compliance Requirements Topic B: Evaluate and Deliver Project Benefits and Value Topic C: Evaluate and Address Internal and External Business Environment Changes Video: Handling Pressure from Outside Your Team Group Exercise: Activities 5-1, 5-2, 5-3 Topic D: Support Organizational Change Video: Leading without Authority Topic E: Employ Continuous Process Improvement Group Exercise: Activities 5-4, 5-5 Lesson 5: Review, Test Tips, and Individual Test Lesson 5: Test Review
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