PMP Course (Knowledge Area-Based) (39 PDUs)
What you'll learn
- Effective project management skills
- Key concepts and emerging trends in regards to project managment
- Tools and techniques for project management processes
- Implementation of project management concepts in real life
- 3 years of experience in a project environment
This course covers the Project Management Professional PMP curriculum.
This course introduces project management's birth as its own field and industry, defines what projects are, the lifecycles of projects and of products, covers the 5 process groups, 10 knowledge areas, 49 processes and 4 development lifecycles (5 if you include hybrid).
This course discusses the framework in which projects operate as projects do not operate in a vacuum and therefore need to consider external factors like the organization to whom the project team is working and the business environment in which the project is managed.
The 10 Knowledge Areas covered in this course (along with their key concepts and emerging trends) include:
- Project Integration Management: Where we make sure that everything is well integrated and coordinated from project beginning to end and manage changes in an integrated manner.
- Project Scope Management: Where we plan for scope and requirements management, collect requirements, define the scope, create the work breakdown structure, validate the work that we accomplished and make that we do 100% of the work required (and only 100% of the work).
- Project Schedule Management: Where we plan for schedule management, list activities, sequence activities, estimate activity durations, develop a project schedule (with tools and techniques like the critical path method and schedule compression) and make sure that the project schedule is maintained.
- Project Cost Management: Where we plan for cost management, estimate costs, develop a cost baseline and overall budget (while accounting for reserves) and track cost performance (through earned value analysis) while maintaining the cost baseline and budget.
- Project Quality Management: Where we incorporate the organization’s quality policy regarding planning, managing, and controlling the project and product quality requirements, in order to meet stakeholders’ expectations. Where quality is the degree to which a set of inherent characteristics fulfils requirements.
- Project Resource Management: Where we identify, acquire, develop project team and manage the resources (be it personnel or physical) needed for the successful completion of the project.
- Project Communication Management: Where we ensure timely and appropriate planning, collection, creation, distribution, storage, retrieval, management, control, monitoring, and ultimate disposition of project information. (This knowledge area is especially important as studies indicate that project managers spend 75 to 90 percent of their time communicating with stakeholders).
- Project Risk Management: Where we conduct risk management planning, identification, analysis, response planning, response implementation, and monitoring risk on a project. Where risk is any uncertain event or condition that has an impact on the project.
- Project Procurement Management: Where we take necessary actions to purchase or acquire products, services, or results needed from outside the project team. (This knowledge area is especially sensitive from a legal perspective).
- Project Stakeholder Management: Where we take necessary actions to identify stakeholders, to analyze their expectations and their impact on the project, and to develop appropriate management strategies for effectively engaging stakeholders in project decisions and execution.
Agile manifestos, principles and methodologies (like Scrum and Kanban) are also covered in this course.
Who this course is for:
- Individuals interested in enhancing their managerial skills
- PMP aspirants
I am a Civil Engineer with experience in cost management and control, contract administration and infrastructure projects in Kuwait.
I am a Carleton University Graduate, class of 2016.
I have acquired my PMP certification on the 16th of January 2020, and I have a special interest in effective management and the professional development of myself and others.
PMP Number: 2722411