Major corporations are adopting A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 5th Edition, from the Project Management Institute, and the related Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, as the primary sources of competency in the field of Project Management.
Market research indicates that employers want to hire project management practitioners who have real experience leading and directing projects. To better meet this need, PMI is incorporating in the certification application process the requirement to document experience leading and directing the various tasks required in effective project management. In addition, PMI is placing increased emphasis on situational questions in the testing process for the PMP Certification to better evaluate applicant skill in actually using their PMBOK® Guide knowledge. This has made the PMP Certification test harder than it was in the past, and increases the value of preparation course work prior to taking the test. This course, along with the review of materials and repeated practice testing, will more than adequately prepare student to take the PMP Certification Exam. For those individuals who cannot qualify for the PMP Certification Exam, this course will amply prepare them to sit for the CAPM Certification Exam.
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"Great course content and great instructor. Larry answered all my questions and I now feel that studying for the PMP exam will be a lot less of a daunting task than I originally thought." - Mary W.
"I liked the way the course addressed the interaction between the Process Groups and the Knowledge Areas in the PMBOK Guide. I think I understand the big picture a lot better now and I know it will be easier to prepare for the exam." - Chris K.
"I really enjoyed the class and have a new appreciation for project management and for the importance of PMP certification. Rich course content and an excellent instructor were a real plus for me." - Anne S.
"Excellent course. A lot of very useful material that I can review as needed, as I prepare for the PMP exam. Instructor was a big help." - Jean B.
According to Eric Bloom there are 10 reasons you should get the highly prestigious PMP certification:
1. Will expose you to mainstream thinking on project management standards, techniques, best practices, and current trends
2. You will learn great new tricks and techniques to assist you in your project management activities
3. When hiring, many companies are now giving preference to project managers that are PMP certified
4. It's a formalized display of your professional ability
5. If working for a consulting firm, your PMP credential may help your company win business, making you more valuable to your firm
6. Will provide networking opportunities with other PMPs
7. Will impress your friends at cocktail parties
8. Will provide potential teaching opportunities by teaching PMP classes to future PMP candidates
9. Illustrates personal drive to further your credentials, knowledge, and professional abilities
10. Helps to distinguish you from other project management professionals in this tough job market
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What knowledge and skills does the project manager need?
Understanding the application area of the project and what the product will do
Understanding the environment the project operates in
How is the project organized and how does it fit into the rest of the organization
What is a leader and what does a leader do?
How do you deal with people? How do you build a successful team?
How do you get the team to do what needs to be done?
Effective Communication and its role in successful projects
Influencing your organization to get things done
Dealing with and resolving problems. Making decisions
Understanding the effects of politics and culture on the team and the project. Using power.
Negotiation in project management
Managing conflict in the project context
Managing change and how it contributes to project success
Doing what is right!
The ANSI standard. PMI process groups.
Starting the project
Working a Plan
Controlling the plan
Controlling change to the plan and project
Wrapping up the project
How we will manage project scope
Defining scope using the identified requirements
The Work Breakdown Structure - laying the project's foundation
Gaining product acceptance to confirm scope
Controlling scope changes
How will we manage the schedule?
Defining the work needed to deliver the components in the work breakdown structure
Putting the activities in the right order
Figuring out resources required for the activities
Estimate how long activities will take
Create the schedule for the project
Critical Path Methodology
Track and control schedule
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