PMP Course Outline
Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification: PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition
If you are taking this course, you probably have some professional exposure to the duties of a project manager, or you may be considering embarking on a career in professional project management. Your ability as a project manager to demonstrate best practices in project management-both on the job and through professional certification-is becoming the standard to compete in today’s fast-paced and highly technical workplace. In this course, you will apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to successfully manage projects.
Project managers who have proven skills and experience can find exciting, high-visibility opportunities in a wide range of fields. This course is specifically designed to provide you with the proven, practical body of project management knowledge and skills that you need to demonstrate project management mastery on the job. Additionally, this course can be a significant part of your preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam. The skills and knowledge you gain in this course will help you avoid making costly mistakes and increase your competitive edge in the project management profession.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to successfully manage projects. They will:
- Get started with project management fundamentals.
- Identify organizational influences and project life cycle.
- Work with project management processes.
- Initiate a project.
- Plan a project.
- Plan for project time management.
- Plan project budget, quality, and communications.
- Plan for risk, procurements, and stakeholder management.
- Execute a project.
- Manage project work, scope, schedules, and cost.
- Control a project.
- Close a project.
This course is designed for individuals who have on-the-job project management experience (whether or not project manager is their formal job role), who are not certified project management professionals, and who might or might not have received formal project management training. The course is appropriate for these persons if they wish to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, and seek career advancement by moving into a formal project manager job role, as well as to apply for Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Familiarity with project management concepts and some working experience with project management are required. Experience with a specific project management software tool is not required. Basic computing skills and some experience using Microsoft Office is desirable but not required.
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Project Management
Topic A: Components of Project Management
Topic B: Project Management and the Business
Lesson 2: Project Management and the Organization
Topic A: Identify Organizational Influences
Topic B: Project Stakeholders and Governance
Topic C: The Project Team
Topic D: The Project Life Cycle
Lesson 3: Working with Project Management Processes
Topic A: Project Management Processes and Knowledge Areas
Topic B: Identify Project Information
Lesson 4: Initiating a Project
Topic A: Develop a Project Charter
Topic B: Identify Project Stakeholders
Lesson 5: Planning a Project
Topic A: Develop a Project Management Plan
Topic B: Plan Scope Management
Topic C: Collect Project Requirements
Topic D: Define Project Scope
Topic E: Create a WBS
Lesson 6: Planning for Project Time Management
Topic A: Plan Schedule Management
Topic B: Define Project Activities
Topic C: Sequence Project Activities
Topic D: Estimate Activity Resources
Topic E: Estimate Activity Durations
Topic F: Develop a Project Schedule
Lesson 7: Planning Project Budget, Quality, and Communications
Topic A: Plan Project Cost Management
Topic B: Estimate Project Costs
Topic C: Determine the Project Budget
Topic D: Plan Quality Management
Topic E: Plan Human Resource Management
Topic F: Plan Communications Management
Lesson 8: Planning for Risk, Procurements, and Stakeholder Management
Topic A: Plan Risk Management
Topic B: Identify Risks
Topic C: Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
Topic D: Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
Topic E: Plan for Risk Response
Topic F: Plan Project Procurements
Topic G: Plan Stakeholder Management
Lesson 9: Executing a Project
Topic A: Direct and Manage Project Work
Topic B: Perform Quality Assurance
Topic C: Acquire Project Team
Topic D: Develop Project Team
Topic E: Manage a Project Team
Topic F: Manage Communications
Topic G: Conduct Procurements
Topic H: Manage Stakeholder Engagement
Lesson 10: Managing Project Work, Scope, Schedules, and Cost
Topic A: Monitor and Control Project Work
Topic B: Perform Integrated Change Control
Topic C: Validate Project Scope
Topic D: Control Project Scope
Topic E: Control the Project Schedule
Topic F: Control Project Costs
Lesson 11: Controlling the Project
Topic A: Control Project Quality
Topic B: Control Communications
Topic C: Control Project Risks
Topic D: Control Project Procurements
Topic E: Control Stakeholder Engagement
Lesson 12: Closing a Project
Topic A: Close Project or Phase
Topic B: Close Procurements
Appendix A: PMP® Certification Mapping