COURSE DETAILS

With a charter to enable and enhance the industry’s competency level and maturity in Project Management, the Project Management Professional (PMP®) program is designed to lead the participant to an internationally recognized certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) (USA).

QAI, being a Global Registered Education Provider [R.E.P.] with PMI®, this course is designed to help individuals prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Examination. Coupled with our experience of training and consulting, the workshop is intended to be a practical and intense instructor led training for PMP® aspirants.

In addition to helping the participants with the requirement of the examination, the workshop also aims to train them to be effective Project Managers.

COVERAGE
Module 1 – Introduction
Getting to know the participants | Introduction to PMI® | PMP® Certification – advantages | PMP® certification – process and fees related information | PMP ® Application procedures – instructions on how to fill in the form | PMP® examination – information on the split of questions, question pattern | PMP® examination – Tips on how to prepare and take the examination (this theme will be reiterated throughout the course) | PMP® – Fulfilling the CCR requirements | Familiarization with course outline | Familiarization with the protocols and timings | Expectation setting and clarifications | Introductory Quiz – to assess the current level of familiarization of the participants with PMBOK® concepts and assess the gaps.
Module 2 – Introduction to Project Management
What are Projects? | Projects vs. Operations | Project Management and the role of Project Manager | The concept of Progressive Elaboration | PMBOK® Guide structure | Interrelationship of Project Management with General Management concepts | The concept of Program Management and Portfolio Management | The concept of Project Management Office (PMO) | Quiz – Introduction to Project Management
Module 3 –  Project Management Context
The concept of Project Lifecycle and its characteristics | Phases defining the Project Lifecycle | Project Triple Triangle and its applicability in Project environment | Project Stakeholders – how to identify and manage Stakeholders? | Varying types of Project organizational structures – Functional, Matrix and Projectized – their advantages and disadvantages | Quiz – Project Management context
Module 4 – Project Management Processes
Project Management vs. Product oriented Processes | Description of five process groups in the Project Lifecycle and their interactions | Characteristics and components of Process groups | Process Interactions / Customization of Processes | Mapping of Project Management Processes across the Process Groups | Quiz – Project Management Processes
Module 5 – Project Management Integration
The role of Integration Management in Project execution | Description of multiple ways in a Project can arise | SOW – its characteristics | Description of Enterprise Environmental factors and organizational assets which an impact a Project | Description of various Project selection methods – like mathematical models and | financial criteria like ROI, NPV, IRR etc. | Project Charter – its characteristics | Project Management Plan Development | Contents of the Project Management Plan | PMIS – its role in effective Project Management | Directing and Managing a Project | Monitoring and Controlling a Project | Integrated Change Control | How to manage change in a Project? | Change Control Management activities involved in a Project | Role of Change Control Board in Project environment | Closing a Project | Contract and Administrative closures | Updation process to organizational Process assets | Quiz – Project Integration Management
Module 6 – Project Scope Management
Project Scope vs. Product Scope and their interrelationships | Scope Planning process | Project Scope Management Plan | Scope Definition Process | Project Scope statement – how to prepare and update? | WBS – its key role in Project Management | Creating and Managing WBS | Interactions of WBS with other Breakdown structures used in Project Environment | Scope Verification process | Scope Verification vs. Quality Control | Scope Control process | Quiz – Project Scope Managements
Module 7 – Project Time Management
Importance of Time Management in a Project environment | Activity Definition process | Importance of Planning components | Activity Sequencing process | Multiple types of dependencies across activities | Description of Various Precedence Diagramming Methods [AON, AOA etc.] | Activity Resource Estimating process | Activity Duration Estimating process | Various duration estimating procedures – Top-Down, Bottom-up, Analogous etc. | The concept of Contingency in Time Management | Schedule Development Process | The importance of calendars in the scheduling process | The importance of Critical Path in Project Management | Critical Path computation and explanation of its characteristics | Application of techniques like Fast tracking, Crashing, Resource Leveling, PERT etc in schedule development | Schedule Control process· Revision and Re-baselining of schedules | Quiz – Project Time Management
Module 8 – Project Cost Management
The importance of Cost Management in Projects | Project Lifecycle costing | Cost Estimating process | Cost Management Plan and its use in Cost control | Analogous, Parametric and Bottom-up methods of Cost estimating | Multiple types of cost estimates – Order of Magnitude, Budgetary and Definitive estimates | Cost Budgeting process | Cost Baseline and its management | Cost Control process | Application of Earned value management techniques for Cost Management | Cost and Schedule Performance Indices and their use in Forecasting Multiple methods of Depreciation | Overview to Different ways of Benefit-Cost Analysis – Payback Analysis, NPV and IRR techniques | Cost Change control systemsQuiz – Project Cost Management
Module 9 – Project Quality Management
Project Quality vs. Product Quality | Concepts of Quality Management | Project Management and Quality Management | Current themes in Quality Management | Quality Planning process | Project Quality Management Plan and Process Improvement Plan | Perform Quality Assurance process | The role of Quality Audits in Quality Management | Perform Quality Control process | Seven basic tools of Quality Control – including Control Charts, Cause and Effect diagrams, Pareto Diagrams, Stratification, Histograms, Scatter diagrams etc. | Cost of Quality/ Cost of Non-Quality concepts | Quiz – Project Quality Management
Module 10 – Project Human Resource Management
Human Resource Planning process | Different types of Project interfaces | Organizational Planning & Structures | Description of OBS and RBS | RAM and RACI Roles in the RAM | How Staffing Management Plan enables HR Management? | Staff Acquisition Process | Managing Virtual teams in a Project environment | Building effective Project teams | Develop Project Teams process | Importance of Trainings in Project team development | Delegation for effective management | Quiz – Project Human Resource Management.
Module 12 – Project Communications Management
Communications Planning Process | Project Communications structures | Communications requirements analysis in the Project environment | Communications Management Plan | Sender Receiver models in the Project environment | Information distribution process | Performance Reporting process | Managing Stakeholders | Quiz – Project Communications Management
Module 13 – Project Risk Management
Risk Management cycle in a Project environment | Risk Management Planning process | Risk Management Plan | Types of Risks which can impact a Project | Risk Identification process | Risk identification facilitators – Brainstorming and Delphi techniques | Risk Register preparation and updation | Qualitative Risk Analysis process | Probability Impact Matrix and its use in Risk Management | Quantitative Risk Analysis process | Simulation Techniques | Application of Decision Tree analysis and Sensitivity Analysis tools to Risk Management | Risk Response Planning process | Strategies of Risk response for positive and negative risks | Different types of Risks – Primary Risks, Secondary | Risks, Residual Risks etc. | Risk Register updation | Risk Monitoring & Control process | Risk Response Audits | Corrective and Preventive Actions in Risk Management process | Quiz –Project Risk Management
Module 14 – Project Procurement Management
Why Procurement is important for Projects? | Procurement Management lifecycle | Project Manager’s Procurement Management responsibilities | Plan Purchases and Acquisitions process | Centralized vs. Decentralized Procurement organizations | Make or Buy analysis | Major types of Contracts – including FFP, Cost plus, T& M and their variations | Risks associated with various types of contracts | Procurement Management Plan | Plan Contracting Process | Various types of Procurement documents – incl. RFP, RFQ, IB etc. | Evaluation criteria to analyze vendor responses | Request Seller responses process | Select Sellers process | Source selection process | Application of Screening and Weighting systems | Contract negotiations process | Application of Seller rating systems | Contracts – their legal implications | Contract Administration process | Contract change control process | Contract documentation file | Discharge of contracts | Contract Closure process | Quiz – Project Procurement Management
Module 15 – Mock Examination & Professional Conduct
Professional Responsibilities of the Project Manager | Professional responsibilities towards | Self | Profession | Stakeholders | Society | Quiz: Professional Responsibilities [with discussions ] | PMP® MOCK test — QAI proprietary | Feedbacks

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