Introduction to Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam
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Introduction to Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam

Understand the main concepts of Project Management and PMP to be a successful Project Manager.
4.0 (145 ratings)
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Last updated 5/2017
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Price: Free
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand what defines a project
  • Identify foundational Project Management elements
  • Manage project constraints in terms of time, cost, and scope
  • Deal with organizational influences on Project Life Cycle
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  • This is an introductory course, useful for those who would like to be introduced to the basic concepts of Project Management. No prior knowledge is requested.

Even wondered how big companies choose their Project Managers? In this course, you will be introduced to eye-opening concepts of Project Management. This course will help you understand why some projects fail, and why others succeed, and you will be able to identify project management life cycle and processes as well as organizational influences.

This FREE course is a quick introduction to the PMP course, meant to explain the basic concepts of Project Management, starting from defining the main terms used in the field such as: project, program, portfolio, as well as the link to strategic planning.

The course illustrates Project Management Triangle (Scope, Time, and Cost), in addition to the core and supporting knowledge areas a Project Manager should master. It also covers the project life cycle and phases as well as organizational influences on managing projects, including organizational cultures, communications, structures. Furthermore, it gives you an overview of Project Management process groups and interaction forms among them.

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Who is the target audience?
  • This Project Management training course is meant to be a quick introduction to new project managers as well as those who already have hands-on experience but want to learn more about professional standards and processes adopted by Project Management experts.
  • The information presented in this course can be considered a useful introduction to further training in Project Management.
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
Lecture 1: Your Trainer & Your Course
2 Lectures 02:22
Find out more about Your Trainer and Your Course!
Lecture 1: Your Trainer & Your Course

Introduce yourself!

Lecture 2: Who are you?
Getting Started
5 Lectures 14:16

What is a Project, and what is Project Management?

What is Project Management?

According to a Chaos report, over half of projects cost more than 189% of their original estimates, and 31% of projects are cancelled even before they start.

Stats... When did it all start?

Do you know that 7 out of 10 projects fail is some aspect? The larger the project is, the greater the risk of failure.
Why Do Projects Fail?

What are the main factors that make up a successful project?
Why Do Projects Succeed?

Project Management Triangle

  • Scope Management, Time Management, Cost Management, Quality Management

Supporting Knowledge Areas

  • Human Resources Management, Communication Management, Risk Management, Procurement Management, Stakeholder Management

Integration Management

10 Project Management Knowledge Areas
Project Management Framework Introduction
5 Lectures 16:15
By Project Managment Framework, we mean the best practices project managers can use to manage their projects.
Project Management Framework Introduction

By a Project, we refer to a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique result, service or product. This lecture defines common Project Management terminology.
More about PM Definitions

What is a Program? What is a Portfolio? What are the relationships among Portfolio Management, Program Management, Project Management, and Organizational Project Management?

Project Management and Strategy

What is the relationship between Project Management, Operations Management, and Organizational Strategy?

Project Management and Operations Management

What is the role of a Project Manager?

Ingredients of Project Manager Success
Organizational Influences and Project Life Cycle
8 Lectures 38:46

Organizational Cultures and Styles, Organizational Communications, Organizational Structures

Introduction to Organizational Influences on Project Management

Organizational Structures: Functional, Weak Matrix, Balanced Matrix, Strong Matrix, Projectized, Composite
Types of Organizational Structures to Support PM

Policies & Procedures, Corporate Knowledge Base
Organizational Process Assets

Government or Industry Standards, Infrastructure, Marketplace Conditions, Political Climate, Existing Human Resources
Enterprise Environmental Factors

  • Project stakeholders: Sponsor, Seller, Users
  • Project Governance: project success and deliverable acceptance criteria; process to identify, escalate, and resolve issues; project decision-making processes; guidelines for aligning project governance and organizational strategy
  • Project Success
  • Project Team
  • Composition of project teams: Part time, Dedicated
Project Stakeholders and Governance

  • Product vs. Project Life Cycle Relationships
  • Project Phases
  • Characteristics of the Project Life Cycle
Project Life Cycle Overview

Project Life Cycle Structure and General Charactaristics

General Characteristics of Project Life Cycle

Project Phases:

  • Predictive Life Cycles (fully plan-driven)
  • Iterative and Incremental Life Cycles
  • Adaptive Life Cycles (change-driven or agile methods)
Project Management Methodologies
Project Management Processes for a Project
3 Lectures 10:20

What is a process? What are the characteristics of a process?

Product-oriented processes vs. Project Management Processes

Introduction to Project Management Processes

What is the interaction between the Project Management process groups?

  1. Initiating Process Group
  2. Planning Process Group
  3. Executing Process Group
  4. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
  5. Closing Process Group
Interactions among Project Management Processes

According to PMBOK5, there are 47 processes across 10 knowledge areas and 5 process groups. The combined set of inputs and outputs contains 409 entries that are shared across processes.

The 47 Colored Process Chart
Final Words
2 Lectures 02:40
What is the Project Management Institute, what is PMP, and what are the other certificates PMI offers?
What is PMI?

The PMBOK guide indicates the standards and best practices of Project Management including the required tools, skills, competencies, and knowledge that will have a direct impact on the project success chances.
What is PMBOK and Its Purpose?
Complete PMP Exam Preparation Course
1 Lecture 00:13
Complete PMP Exam Preparation Course
About the Instructor
Eng. Bayhas Al Sawady
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Eng. Bayhas Al Sawady, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP and founder of BRIDGE Consulting Co, an IT and business management consulting firm that spans the MENA region, with successful track records including hundreds of trainees and projects successfully delivered.

Eng. Al Sawady has started his career as an IT professional and was amongst the first Syrians to obtain Microsoft credentials, including MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) and MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer) in 1999, while was still a university student. In 2001, he has obtained his B.Sc. from Damascus University in electrical engineering.

His career as a project manager started in 2003 working for Saudi Airlines, then the Royal commission for Jubail and Yanbu and he has obtained his PMP (Project Management Professional) credential while working with Al Hoshan Holding company, where he expanded his experience by interacting with different consulting companies such as E&Y, McKinsey, Deloitte & Touch, Satyam, and others.

He has founded a small consulting firm in 2009 in his homeland, Syria, offering a wide range of IT and management consulting services, dedicated for the Syrian SMEs, and moved the business in 2012 to Egypt for further expansion.

In 2017, Eng. Al Sawady had obtained the prestigious certificates of PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) and PMI-RMP (Risk Management Professional), to further achieve new levels of excellence, and expand his consulting services portfolio.

He’s currently working as a senior strategic planner for Kingdom University driving and leading the strategic expansion efforts, as well as directing the growth of his own firm.

Eng. Al Sawady has a total of 16 years practical experience, spanning Saudi Arabia, Syria, Egypt, and Bahrain, and speaks English, French, and German as well as his native language, Arabic. He is a Compelling speaker, trainer and professional presenter as well as being a  passionate blogger.