The PMP Boot Camp is not just a test prep course; we do not create paper PMPs. In our PMP Boot Camp you will get skills-based training developed using a proven methodology to meet your PMP goals while developing and reinforcing real-world project management skills.
The PMP Boot Camp is aligned to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ® Guide) - Fourth Edition.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Understand how to use Earned Value Analysis to keep a project on-budget and on-time.
- Clearly define the scope of a project and effectively manage it throughout the project's life.
- Learn calculation concepts - not just formulas - that allow the answering of computational questions, no matter how they are presented.
- Minimize the risk of a project through proper risk management and response planning.
- Learn the fundamentals of stakeholder analysis and how to manage stakeholder expectation.
- Learn key Procurement terms, concepts, and calculations such as Privity, the Risk profiles of different contracts, and Point of Total Assumption.
- Learn the five process groups that form the basis of the project management life cycle.
- Understand the nine knowledge areas and how they apply to each of the process groups.
- See how to properly fill out the Project Management Professional examination application.
- Satisfy the educational requirement to sit for the PMP examination.
- Understand the PMI terminology that will be used on the PMP examination.
- See how Quality Planning can be used to ensure project success.
- Know the subject matter that will be tested, the depth to which questions will be asked, and the emphasis that will be placed on each topic.
- Understand how Present Value and Internal Rate of Return (IRR) are calculated and used as part of a Project Charter
- Learn how to construct a dependency network.
- Produce task time estimates that utilize best-practices and are consistently reliable.
- Memorize key terms, equations, and graphs for the PMP examination.
- Take end-of-day quizes to reinforce learning and prepare for the PMP Examination.
- Understand how to determine and measure a project’s Critical Path.
- Develop a study plan to pass the PMP examination on the first try.
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for the following audience: :
If you are in IT where PMs skills are becoming a necessity or if you are interested in or planning to get your PMP certification, you must take this PMP Boot Camp course. The PMP® certification is a great tool for:
- Project Managers
- IT Managers/Directors
- Outsourcing Professionals
- QA Managers/Directors
- Application Development Managers/Directors
- Business Analysts
- Systems Analysts
- Systems Architect
Part I — The Project Management Life Cycle
An introduction to the format and scope of the Course
- PMP Certification Boot Camp Process
2. PMP Certification: the Credentials
An overview of the PMI requirements for the PMP certification
- The Project Management Institute
- The PMP Certification
- Applying for the Examination
- The PMP Examination
- The Professional Code of Conduct
- Test Subject Areas
3. Project Management Overview
An introduction to Project Management, what it is, and what it isn’t
- What is a "Project"?
- Project Portfolio Management
- Programs versus Projects
- Project Management Office
- Project Phases
- Project Life Cycles
- The Process Groups
- Knowledge Areas
- Stakeholders and Stakeholder Management
- Project Sponsor, Project Manager, Project Definitions
4. The Project Environment
An overview of the various organizational structures in which a project might operate
- Organizational Types
- Functional Organizations
- Matrix Organizations
- Projectized Organizations
5. The Project Management Life Cycle
The five process groups that make up the Project Management Life Cycle
- Initiating Process Group
- Planning Process Group
- Executing Process Group
- Monitoring & Controlling Process Group
- Closing Process Group
Part II — The PMI® Knowledge Areas
1. The Knowledge Areas
The nine knowledge areas that operate within the five process groups
- Project Integration Management
- Project Scope Management
- Project Time Management
- Project Cost Management
- Project Quality Management
- Project Human Resource Management
- Project Communications Management
- Project Risk Management
- Project Procurement Management
2. The Elements of Project Management
A detailed look at each of the Process groups by means of the Knowledge Areas
- Initiating Process Group Inputs and Outputs
- The Project Charter
- The Preliminary Project Scope Statement
- Planning Process Group Inputs and Outputs
- Project Management Plan
- Executing Process Group
- Deliverables, Changes, Corrective Actions
- Monitoring and Controlling Process Group Inputs and Outputs
- Integration Management
- Integrated Management
- Scope Management
- Earned Value, Planned Value, Actual Value
- Cost Performance Index, Schedule Performance Index
- Closing Process Group Inputs and Outputs
3. Exam Memorization Guide
Useful memorization charts to aid in test taking
- The Nine Knowledge Areas
- Project Integration Management Activities
- Project Scope Management Activities
- Triple Constraints Model
- Time Management Activities
- Cost Management Activities
- Earned Value Analysis
- Quality Management Activities
- Pareto Diagram
- Sigma Values
- The Control Chart
- Ishikawa Diagram
- Quality versus Grade
- Human Resource Management Activities
- Communications Management Activities
- Risk Management Activities
- Risk Responses
- Procurement Management Activities