PMP Training Agenda (PMBOK v 6.00)

Introduction

  • Getting to know the participants

  • Introduction to PMI®

  • PMP® Certification – advantages

  • PMP® certification – process and fees related information

  • PMP ® Application procedures – instructions on how to fill in the form

  • PMP® examination – information on the split of questions, question pattern

  • PMP® examination – Tips on how to prepare and take the examination (this theme will be reiterated throughout the course)

  • PMP® – Fulfilling the CCR requirements

  • Familiarization with course outline

  • Familiarization with the protocols and timings

  • Expectation setting and clarifications

  • Introductory Quiz – to assess the current level of familiarization of the participants with PMBOK® concepts and assess the gaps.

 

Introduction to Project Management Framework

  • What are Projects?.

  • Projects vs. Operations

  • Project Management and the role of Project Manager

  • The concept of Progressive Elaboration

  • PMBOK® Guide structure

  • Interrelationship of Project Management with General Management concepts

  • The concept of Program Management and Portfolio Management

  • The concept of Project Management Office (PMO)

  • Multiple modes of operations of PMO

  • Quiz – Introduction to Project Management

 

Project Management Context

  • The concept of Project Lifecycle and its characteristics

  • Phases defining the Project Lifecycle

  • Stakeholders in a Project

  • Varying types of Project organizational structures – Functional, Matrix and Projectized – their advantages and disadvantages

  • Quiz – Project Management context

 

Project Management Processes

  • Project Management vs. Product oriented Processes

  • Description of five process groups in the Project Lifecycle and their interactions

  • Characteristics and components of Process groups

  • Process Interactions / Customization of Processes

  • Mapping of Project Management Processes across the Process Groups and Knowledge Areas

  • Quiz – Project Management Processes

 

Project Integration Management

 

  • The role of Integration Management in Project execution

  • Description of multiple ways in a Project can arise

  • SOW – its characteristics

  • Description of Enterprise Environmental factors and organizational assets which can impact a Project

  • Business Case and Continued business justification

  • Project Charter – its characteristics

  • Project Strategic alignment

  • Description of various Project selection methods – like mathematical models and financial criteria like ROI, NPV, IRR etc.

  • Benefit Realization

  • Learning from Lessons

  • Project Management Plan Development

  • Contents of the Project Management Plan

  • PMIS – its role in effective Project Management

  • Directing and Managing Project Work

  • The role of Configuration Management system in a Project environment

  • Monitoring and Controlling Project Work

  • Performing Integrated Change Control

  • How to manage changes in a Project?

  • Change Control Management activities involved in a Project

  • Role of Change Control Board in Project environment

  • Closing a Project ( or a Phase)

  • Multiple types of closures (Administrative closure and Financial closure)

  • Updation process to organizational Process assets

  • Quiz – Project Integration Management

 

Project Scope Management

  • Project Scope vs. Product Scope and their interrelationships

  • Importance of Scope Management Plan in the Project

  • Collect Requirements process

  • Define Scope Process

  • Project Scope statement – how to prepare and update?

  • WBS – its key role in Project Management

  • Creating and Managing WBS

  • Interactions of WBS with other Breakdown structures used in Project Environment

  • Validate Scope process

  • Scope Validation vs. Quality Control

  • Control Scope process

  • Quiz – Project Scope Management

 

 

Project Schedule Management

  • Importance of Time Management in a Project environment

  • Define Activities process

  • Sequence Activities process

  • Multiple types of dependencies across activities

  • Precedence Diagramming Method

  • Estimating Activity Resource process

  • Estimating Activity Duration process

  • Various duration estimating procedures – Top-Down, Bottom-up, Analogous, Parametric etc.

  • The concept of Contingency in Time Management

  • Develop Schedule Process

  • The importance of calendars in the Scheduling process

  • The importance of Critical Path in Project Management

  • Critical Path computation and explanation of its characteristics

  • Application of techniques like Fast tracking, Crashing, Resource Optimization, PERT etc in schedule development

  • Use of Modeling techniques in Scheduling

  • Critical Chain applications

  • Schedule l data- descriptions

  • Control Schedule process Revision of schedules

  • Quiz – Project Time Management

 

Project Cost Management

  • The importance of Cost Management in Projects

  • Project Lifecycle costing vs. Product Lifecycle costing

  • Cost Management Plan and its use in Cost control

  • Estimating Costs process

  • Cost Management Plan and its use in Cost control

  • Analogous, Parametric and Bottom-up methods of Cost estimating

  • Multiple types of cost estimates – Order of Magnitude and Definitive estimates

  • Determine Budget process

  • Cost Baseline and its management

  • Control costs process

  • Planning Quality Management process

  • Cost and Schedule Performance Indices and their use in Forecasting

  • Multiple methods of Depreciation

  • Quiz – Project Cost Management

Project Quality Management

  • Project Quality vs. Product Quality

  • Concepts of Quality Management

  • Project Management vis-à-vis Quality Management

  • Current themes in Quality Management

  • Planning Quality Management process

  • Project Quality Management Plan and Process Improvement Plan

  • Perform Quality Assurance process

  • The role of Quality Audits in Quality Management

  • Perform Quality Control process

  • Seven basic tools of Quality Control – including Control Charts, Cause and Effect diagrams, Pareto Diagrams, Stratification, Histograms, Scatter diagrams etc.

  • Applicability of Normal distribution in SQC Process capability definitions

  • Pioneers of Quality – Deming, Juran, Crosby etc. and their key contributions

  • Cost of Quality/ Cost of Non-Quality concepts

  • Quiz – Project Quality Management

 

 

Project Resource Management

  • Developing Human Resource Management Plan process

  • Organizational Planning & Structures

  • Description of OBS and RBS

  • RAM and RACI Charts

  • How Staffing Management Plan enables HR Management?

  • Acquire Project Team Process

  • Managing Virtual teams in a Project environment

  • Building effective Project teams

  • Develop Project Team process

  • Importance of Trainings in Project team development

  • Delegation for effective management

  • Multiple stages of Team Development

  • Manage Project team process

  • Performance Appraisals of team members

  • Types of Power – De-facto and Personal Powers

  • Project Managers’ leadership styles

  • Conflict Handling – multiple models

  • How to motivate Team members?

  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

  • Fredrick Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory

  • Theory X, Y and Z descriptions and their application to Project Management

  • Expectancy Theories

  • Quiz – Project Human Resource Management

 

Project Communications Management

  • Planning Communications Management Process

  • Project Communications structures

  • Communications requirements analysis in the Project environment

  • Communication Channels in a Project

  • Communications Management Plan

  • Sender Receiver models in the Project environment

  • Manage Communications process

  • Communication Methods – Push, Pull and Interactive

  • Control Communication Process

  • Reporting Performance

  • Obstacles in cross-cultural communication

  • Quiz – Project Communications Management

 

Project Risk Management

  • Risk Management cycle in a Project environment

  • Plan Risk Management process

  • Importance of Risk Management Plan in the Risk Management Lifecycle

  • Types of Risks which can impact a Project

  • Identify Risks process

  • Risk identification facilitators – Brainstorming, Delphi techniques, SWOT Analysis, Documentation Review, Checklist Analysis etc

  • Risk Register preparation and updation

  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis process

  • Probability Impact Matrix and its use in Risk Management

  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis process

  • Use of varying Simulation Techniques

  • Application of Decision Tree analysis and Sensitivity Analysis tools to Risk Management

  • Plan Risk Responses process

  • Strategies of Risk response for positive and negative risks

  • Different types of Risks – Primary Risks, Secondary Risks, Residual Risks etc.

  • Risk Register updation

  • Monitor and Control Risks process

  • Use of Risk Audits, Reserve Analysis and Variance and Trend Analysis in Monitoring and Control of Risks

  • Corrective and Preventive Actions in Risk Management process

  • Quiz –Project Risk Management

 

Project Procurement Management

  • Why Procurement is important for Projects?

  • Procurement Management lifecycle

  • Project Manager’s Procurement Management responsibilities

  • Plan Procurement Management process

  • Centralized vs. Decentralized Procurement organizations

  • Make or Buy analysis

  • Major types of Contracts – including FFP, Cost plus, T& M and their variations

  • Risks associated with various types of contracts

  • Importance of Procurement Management Plan

  • Creating Procurement SOW and Procurement Documents

  • Conduct Procurements Process

  • Various types of Procurement documents – incl. RFP, RFQ, IB etc.

  • Source Selection criteria to analyze vendor responses

  • Source selection process

  • Application of Screening and Weighting systems in Procurements selection

  • Use of Independent Estimates

  • Contract negotiations process

  • Multiple negotiation tactics

  • Contracts – their legal implications

  • Control Procurements process

  • Contract change – how to manage them more effectively

  • Dispute management processes

  • Contract documentation file

  • Discharge of contracts

  • Close Procurements process

  • Quiz – Project Procurement Management

 

Project Stakeholder Management

  • Identify Stakeholders Process

  • Conducting Stakeholder Analysis – Power-Interest Grid

  • Creating the Stakeholder Register

  • Plan Stakeholder Management Process

  • Stakeholder Engagement Levels

  • Stakeholder Engagement Assessment Matrix

  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement process

  • Control Stakeholder Engagement Process

 

Professional Responsibility

  • Professional Responsibilities of the Project Manager

  • Professional responsibilities towards

    • Self

    • Profession

    • Stakeholders

    • Society

  • Quiz: Professional Responsibilities [with discussions]

  • PMP® MOCK test (100 questions)

  • Feedbacks

  • Workshop Valedictory

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