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Project Management PMP - CAPM Bootcamp Exam Prep

4-Day 28 PDU/CDU/CEU (plus e-SIM 10 PDUs exceeds required 35). Prepare for PMP®/CAPM® Certification exam for PMI® PMBOK® Project Management. Electronic Exam Simulator 1400+ questions, PMBOK®, and PMP study guide included. Condensed color study notes (~60 pages). Learn how to speed your application and reduce the chances for an audit. Concentrate on areas the exam focuses on to study offline. Join our sponsored PMP Study Group!

Public, Virtual, or at your site. Customizable to your needs. Detailed Course Description: (PDF tbd). May include multiple on-site and virtual live instructors to maximize Learner experience and points of view. To register: www.dataanalysis.com/contact or +1-512-850-4402. Course Schedule: www.dataanalysis.com/course-calendar.

Course Overview

Most Sought After PMI® Project Management exam prep workshops and virtual courses with PMI questions. Distinguish yourself with a globally recognized Project Management certification. Prepare for PMP®/CAPM® Certification exam for PMI PMBOK® Guide Project Management. Electronic Exam Simulator 1400+ questions, PMBOK®, and PMP or CAPM study guide included. Condensed color study notes (~60 pages). Learn how to speed your application and reduce the chances for an audit. Concentrate on areas the exam focuses on to study offline. Join our sponsored PMP Study Group!

Any PMP or CAPM will tell you that part of your study execution must include practice questions, as simply reading the PMBOK® Guide is not sufficient to prepare you to select the correct answer. Especially, since many of the questions have 2 answers that appear to be correct. Therefore, it is essential to make sure you invest in a training course that includes many quality questions and preferably online vs paper based to replicate the real exam environment. Delivered by Data Analysis & Results PMP-certified experienced instructors.

PMP certification is the profession’s most globally recognized and respected certification credential. The PMP designation following your name tells current and potential employers that you have a solid foundation of project management knowledge that can be readily applied in the workplace. Worldwide there are over 750,000 PMPs providing project management services in 170+ countries. To obtain PMP certification, an individual must satisfy education and experience requirements, agree to and adhere to a code of professional conduct, and pass the PMP Certification Exam. Need help to document your contact hours? Contact us for more information.


Course Length
4 days


Target Audience

This program is designed for experienced professionals eager to obtain the desirable PMP® or CAPM® Project Management Certification.

  • Those interested in PMP® or CAPM® Certification
  • Managers of Project/Program Managers, PMO Managers
  • Program Managers, Project Managers, Process Managers
  • Project Leads, Project Coordinators
  • Scrum Masters, Agile Managers, Team & Tech Leads
  • Program Managers, Portfolio Managers
  • Business Analysts, Business Systems Analysts
  • External and Internal Consultants
  • Operations & Line Managers, Senior Staff
  • Directors, VPs, Leaders at all levels

Course Prerequisites

College degree, or 2 years of professional experience in commercial, government, or nonprofit organizations, or our Project Management Foundation course or similar.


Learning Outcomes / Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to

  • Increase your probability of passing the exam by focusing only on relevant exam topics
  • Develop a personal study plan based on your strengths, weaknesses, and learning style or use our recommended 14 day study plan
  • Understand the elimination process to help answer questions correctly
  • Learn tricks for selecting the BEST answer per PMI best practices
  • Exercises and condensed notes help you conceptualize and understand, (not memorize) the information you need to know, including those dreaded formulas!
  • Practice in a PMP® exam simulator, just like the real exam environment

Accreditation

Study for either the Professional Project Manager (PMP®) or Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM®).

Course developed and maintained by a Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider so you can be assured of highest quality. PMBOK Guide Knowledge Areas Covered: Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communications, Risk, Procurement, Stakeholder. PMI, PMP, CAPM, and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


Benefits

  • Study for Professional Project Manager (PMP®) Exam
  • Professional Project Manager (PMP®) practice exam
  • Understand PMI® A Guide to the PMBOK®
  • 12 double sided laminated job aids with study tips
  • Various exercises to reinforce key learning concepts
  • Increase probability of passing exam
  • Focus only on relevant exam topics
  • Know the elimination process to help answer questions
  • Learn tricks for selecting the BEST answer per PMI®
  • Exercises and condensed notes
  • Conceptualize and understand, (not memorize)
  • Information you need, including those dreaded formulas!
  • Test your recall with 100s of flash cards

Exam Information

See www.PMI.org Certifications page for exam application, cost, and scheduling. Exam fee is not included in course.


Topic List

EXAM LOGISTICS

  • PMP exam blueprint
  • Project Manager Role Delineation Study (RDS)
  • Develop your own customized study plan
  • Exam study tips
  • What to expect on exam day

PM FOUNDATION – Chapters 1 to 3

  • Relationships among Portfolio Management, Programs, Operations etc.
  • Organizational influences and Project Life Cycle
  • Enterprise environmental factors
  • Organizational process assets
  • Defining, importance and governance of stakeholders
  • Pilots view of the 5 processes, 10 knowledge areas and 47 processes

SCOPE

  • Plan Scope Management: The plan on how the scope will be defined validated and controlled
  • Collect Requirements: Defining and documenting stakeholders’ needs to ensure project objectives are met
  • Define Scope: Developing detailed description of the project and product as a basis for future decisions
  • Create WBS: Subdividing major deliverables into smaller components
  • Validate Scope: Formal acceptance of the completed project deliverables
  • Control Scope: Monitoring status of the project and product scope and managing changes to scope baseline

STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT

  • Identify Stakeholders: Documenting stakeholder’s interest, power, expectations and potential impact on the project
  • Plan Stakeholder Management: Determine appropriate strategies to manage stakeholders
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement: Process to communicate with stakeholders to meet their needs and address their issues
  • Control Stakeholder Engagement: Monitoring overall stakeholder relationships and adjusting strategies to ensure engagement

TIME

  • Plan Schedule Management: The plan on how the schedule will be developed, managed, controlled etc.
  • Define Activities: Decomposing the WBS completed during scope into activity lists
  • Sequence Activities: Determining the dependencies for each activity
  • Estimate Activity Resources: Estimating the types and quantities of resources required to complete the activities
  • Estimate Activity Durations: How long will each activity take with the resources we have assigned
  • Develop Schedule: Producing the schedule baseline. We will work through a network diagram to calculate the critical path and float for each of the activities
  • Control Schedule: Monitoring the schedule compared to the plan and take appropriate action

RISK

  • Plan Risk Management: Assessing stakeholder tolerances to risk and creating the risk management plan on how we will manage risk on the project
  • Identify Risks: Brainstorming a list of risks.
  • Perform qualitative analysis: Is the probability and impact of the risks high, low, or medium? I think/gut feel about the risks
  • Perform quantitative analysis: More detailed analysis to quantify the risk. 80% probability the risk will occur with a $50,000 impact to the project. Putting numerics to the risk
  • Plan Risk Response: Now that we have ranked the risks, what will be our response/action to prioritized risks.
  • Choices to threats – avoid, mitigate, transfer or accept. Choices to opportunities are enhance, exploit, share or accept
  • Risk Monitoring & Control: Keeping an eye for unplanned risks and monitoring identified risks for appropriate action

PROFESSIONAL & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

  • Review the PMI code of conduct. It’s pretty basic ethics, but it’s a must know for the exam and as a “soon to be practicing PMP”!
  • The 4 PMI core values: Responsibility; Respect; Fairness; Honesty
  • Ethics and common sense
  • Cultural Competence

QUALITY

  • Plan Quality: Identify the standards, determine the quality metrics and create the quality management plan on how we will obtain overall quality
  • Perform Quality Assurance: Evaluating our processes to ensure we will satisfy the quality standards set out in the quality plan
  • Control Quality: Inspect the various project deliverables and results to ensure they met the standards

COST

  • Plan Cost Management: The plan on how the budget will be developed, managed controlled etc.
  • Estimate Costs: What does each activity cost
  • Determine Budget: Rolling up all the activity costs to determine the cost baseline which we will measure our cost performance against
  • Control Costs: Influencing the factors that create cost variances and taking corrective action as necessary

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Plan Communications Management: Develop the communication management plan on whom, what and how frequent we will communicate the project information
  • Manage Communications: Issue management with the stakeholders to ensure conflict/issues are resolved in a timely manner
  • Control Communications: Collecting and communicating all the project performance. Forecasting project performance and taking corrective action as needed

PROCUREMENT

  • Plan Procurement Management: Make or buy analysis
  • Creating the procurement management plan which advises on what type of contract we should negotiate. i.e. Fixed Price; Cost plus; and/or Time and Materials
  • Creating the CSOW, evaluation criteria and preparing the procurement documents to the potential vendors. i.e. proposals, request for quotes/bids etc.
  • Conduct Procurement: Select sellers and awarding contracts. Contract negotiations
  • Control Procurements: Manage seller relationship, review seller performance and manage contract related changes
  • Close Procurements: Settlement of contract including open items

HUMAN RESOURCES

  • Plan HR Management: Develop HR plan, staff plan on when and how resources will be met.
  • Identifying roles and responsibilities. A.k.a. the infamous RACI chart
  • Acquire project team: Negotiating for the required team members
  • Develop project team: Motivate and develop the team to enhance project performance
  • Manage project team: Track team performance, provide feedback and resolve conflict

INTEGRATION

  • Develop Project Charter: Formal authorization of the project or phase
  • Develop Project Mgmt Plan: Document actions to define, prepare, integrate, and coordinate subsidiary plans into the project management plan
  • Develop Project Management Plan: Document actions to define, prepare, integrate, and coordinate subsidiary plans into the project management plan
  • Direct and Manage Project Work: Execute the work defined in the project management plan to achieve requirements in scope statement
  • Monitor & Control Project Work: Monitor and control the processes to meet the performance objectives
  • Perform Integrated Change Control: Reviewing change requests, approving change requests and controlling changes
  • Close Project or Phase: Finalize all activities to formally close the project or phase

COURSE CLOSE – FINAL QUESTIONS