Project Management Professional Level & PMP® Exam prep

Course Description

Over the past decade more and more organizations have recognized the importance of the project management approach to meeting organizational goals, increasing productivity and optimizing resource utilization.

The practice of project management is now widely accepted in business, industry, and all levels of local, regional and central government.

Supervisors, middle managers and executives in both public and private organizations are now, more than ever, actively engaged in project, program and portfolio management.

The need for training in project management is growing every day. In the private and Government sector, organisations are now starting to accept the fact that they have ignored an important factor of business and that is to deliver their projects; on time, within budget and meeting set quality requirements. In essence these organisations have failed to manage projects, mostly due to a lack of project management knowledge, skills and training.

The Benefits of Project Management

Benefits of Project Management for Business

Disciplined Project Management Provides:

  • Focal point for effective communications, coordination and control
  • A plan to assess progress
  • Emphasis on time, cost and quality performance

Project Management also provides the framework for:

  • Methods
  • Processes
  • Monitoring
  • Change control
  • Risk Assessment
  • Quality Control
Benefits of Project Management for Individuals
  • Provides the future source of company leaders
  • Creates high visibility of project results
  • Enhances both professional and personal growth opportunities
  • Builds one’s reputation and network
  • Develops portable skills and experience
  • Enhances employability
Who should attend this course?
  • Team Members
  • Administrators
  • Designers
  • Team Leaders
  • Event Coordinators
  • Engineers
  • Property Developers
  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Project Executives
  • Project Sponsors
  • Project Support Office
  • Consultants

Course Objectives: Project Management Professional Skills training program

In this course, the student will learn the essential PMBOK® Guide terminology, tools and techniques required to plan and manage a project. This five day training course meets the required 35 contact hours of training for the PMP exam.

Our course material is consistent with the internationally recognized PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition – Project Management Body of Knowledge, and covers all practical aspects of managing project scope, time, costs, quality, communications, human resources, risk and procurement.

Program contents integrate the latest in academic theories and research findings along with state of the art practices and technologies.

You Will Learn How To
  • Prepare to pass the PMP® exam while completing the required 35 contact hours
  • Navigate PMBOK® Guide process groups and knowledge areas
  • Analyse the tools and techniques of the PMBOK® Guide processes
  • Align your knowledge with PMBOK® Guide
  • Create self-study plan to focus your efforts on your exam date
Workshop Activities Include
  • Taking daily PMP-style practice exams and cross-referencing answers to PMBOK® Guide
  • Charting Input-Process-Output (IPO) diagrams
  • Mapping PMBOK® Guide knowledge areas and process groups
  • Developing a personalized exam-preparation study plan
  • Participating in activities to apply and practice your new knowledge
The program's dynamic and highly interactive format will engage participants in examining
  • project risk assessment alternatives
  • stakeholder relationships
  • internal and external customer needs
  • project team leadership essentials
  • organizing multiple projects
  • project quality management systems, including HSE and construction regulations
  • scheduling, controlling and negotiating
  • project performance contracts.
  • strategic planning approaches

Participants will learn to develop comprehensive project management metrics that insure project success and how to effectively link the efforts of individual project team members with the overall success of the project, thus promoting teamwork and improving project team morale. Moreover, participants will identify the best practices of successful project leaders and key important lessons learned from recent studies.

In addition, the program will examine practical project initiatives that can be implemented to improve processes, streamline productivity, and drastically reduce costs. Participants will improve their own project management skills and will return back to their organizations with fresh and powerful knowledge. Once shared with others, this knowledge will enhance their own project environments.

Training Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this skills program, the delegate should be able to apply the following general and cross-cutting areas of learning, as well as specific areas of learning will be addressed:
  • The principals, methods and techniques of recognized best practice in project and quality management
  • Gathering and analyzing information and planning a project to deliver an integrated Project Management Plan
  • Communication Skills: both verbal and written
  • Presentation of information
  • Time Management; the ability to estimate resources and durations to create a Network Diagram and draw up the Project Schedule or Gantt chart.
  • Cost Management: the ability to estimate costs and create a project budget and then control costs to measure performance using Key Performance Indicators such as SVI and CPI. Cash flow management.
  • Projects and system thinking and implementation
  • General understanding of how an organization is structured and operates, so as to enhance communication amongst stakeholders.
  • Verification and cross-checking techniques
  • Monitoring and evaluation practices, including how to obtain and give feedback
  • How approval processes work and why they are needed
  • Documentation practices, including version control
  • Problem solving, using various techniques
  • Professional responsibility and respect for ethics, society and others
  • Dealing / implementing change management

Course Layout

COURSE SCHEDULE DAY 1

1. Introduction by Sandro Quattrocchi MSc, PMP®

2. Introduction of the skills programme delegates;

  • Who are you?
  • Your organization, job description and work roles
  • Overview and purpose of the PMBOK Guide 6th edition

3. Enviroment in which Projects Operate

  • Overview
  • Project and Portfolio Management
  • Identifying Enterprise Environmental Factors (EEF’s) and Organizational Process Assets (OPA’s)

4. The Role of the Project Manager:

  • Overview
  • Definition and sphere of influence
  • Competencies
  • Performing Integration

6. Project Integration Management

  • Develop project charter
  • Develop project plan
  • Direct and manage project work
  • Manage Project Knowledge
  • Monitor and control project work
  • Perform integrated change control
  • Close project or phase

Home Study: Review PMBOK Chapters 1; 2; 3; 4

COURSE SCHEDULE DAY 2

*Test Time: Revision questions covering PMBOK Chapters 1; 2; 3; 4 (30 minutes)

7. Project Scope Management & The Work Breakdown Structure

  • Facilitating requirements-gathering using interviews, workshops and decision-making techniques
  • Requirements changes and traceability matrices
  • Determining scope through product analysis
  • Creating the WBS through decomposition
  • Setting the scope baseline and analysing variances
  • Scope control

Group Assignment:  Define the Project Scope Statement & Create a WBS

8. Project Schedule Management

  • Activity Definition
  • Activity Sequencing & Network Diagrams
  • Schedule development using Critical Path Method
  • Schedule Control

Individual Assignment: Creating the Network Diagram, Gantt Chart and S Curve using Critical Path Method; Resource Leveling

COURSE SCHEDULE DAY 3

*Test Time: Practice questions covering PMBOK Chapters 5; 6 (30 minutes)

9. Project Cost Management

  • Resource Planning & Scheduling
  • Cost Estimating & Cost Budgeting
  • Cost Control
  • Performance Reporting: Earned Value
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Construction Costing (for construction courses only)

10. Project Quality Management

  • Quality Concepts & Planning
  • Manage Qaulity
  • Health , Safety and Environment (to include “The Practical Guide to Construction Regulations” for construction courses only- optional)

Group Assignment: Practical Hands-On Introduction to MS Projects; Create Gantt chart and Network Diagrams

*Home Study: Review PMBOK Chapters 7 & 8

COURSE SCHEDULE DAY 4

*Test Time: Practice questions covering PMBOK Chapters 7 & 8 (30 minutes)

11. Project Human Resources Management

  • Organisational Planning
  • Teams, Group Dynamics and Team Performances
  • Conflict Management
  • Team Building

 

12. Project Communications Management

  • Communications Planning
  • Information Distribution
  • Performance Reporting – Earned Value
  • Project Closure – Final Reporting

13. Project Risk Management

  • What is Risk Management?
  • Risk Management Standards and Approaches
  • Probability and Uncertainty
  • Project Risk Management Process

Individual Financial Assignment:   * Home Study: Review PMBOK Chapters 9; 10; 11

COURSE SCHEDULE DAY 5

14. Project Procurement & Contract Management

  • Contract types
  • Procurement Management Processes
  • Contract Management
  • Contract Closeout

15. Stakeholder Management

  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Plan Stakeholder Management
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  • Control Stakeholder Engagement

16. Final wrap-up: review of the past four days work

  • Recap of the five processes and ten areas of knowledge
  • Review of problem areas
  • Advice and guidance on the PMP® and CAPM® certifications

17. Final assessment

18. Presentation of attendance certificates

Investment

Skills Program Name: Project Management Professional Level CAPM & PMP Exam Prep Training

Duration: 5 Days (40 hours) 08h00 to 16h00

Pricing Per Delegate excluding VAT

Sliver Package –  R11 750.00

Gold Package – CAPM®/PMP Exam Prep Training Course + the RMC CAPM/PMP Exam Prep Book & Hard copy of the PMBOK Guide 6th Edition – R14 250.00

Platinum Package – PMP® Exam Prep Training Course + the RMC Exam Prep Bundle 9th Edition System (PMP Exam Prep Book & PMP Fast Track Exam Simulation CD & Hard copy of the PMBOK Guide 6th Edition   – R18 250.00

Please Note: Prices are valid for 2018 and will be subject to review in January 2019

Prices include:

  • File / notes
  • Skills Programme
  • Introductory hands-on training session on PROJECTLIBRE

Prices exclude:

  • Excluding VAT
  • CAPM® or PMP® exam and application fees (below), which are paid direct to PMI® USA
  • For international training: Travel and Accommodation is subject to negotiation.
  • Optional SETA Assessment and Moderations services

Note: We recommend you visit the PMI website and become a member for $139 and then register to write the exams. Prices are as follows:

Terms and Conditions

If a delegate cannot attend a training course:

  • You may send a substitute delegate in place. Kindly inform us of the new name for the certificate
  • You may transfer once to the same training course on another date, provided you have another course booked and do so in writing at least 5 working days before the start of the training.
  • You may cancel your registration, in writing, up to 10 working days before the training takes place, however a 10% cancellation fee will be levied
  • Cancellations inside of 10 days will be liable for the full fee.

Unfortunately no refund or credit can be given to delegates who do not attend without giving prior notice.

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