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When:
Oct 2, 2012
Where:
Kitchener/Cambridge
Course:
PMP® Exam Prep Course - 4 Days
4 Days - Tuesdays Oct 2, 9, 16, & 23, 2012

An integrated blended learning solution designed to progressively prepare aspiring PMP candidates until they are confident to pass the PMP exam. Facilitated by only seasoned PMP exam coaches, this blended learning workshop features color, interactive student manual (not just printouts of the instructor slides), team and individual exercises, 100s of flash cards, laminated study aids with all the "must know" formulas, 60 page PMBOK Guide—fifth edition condensed study notes and access to our globally recognized PMP exam simulator. Students have ongoing access to their personal PMP coach until successful completion of their PMP certification project.

 

  • 4 days on-site training in a small class environment with a dedicated PMP Coach.
  • Color manual expanding on PMBOK Guide–fifth edition material in detail. YES we are 100% compliant with the July 31, 2013 PMI exam blueprint!
  • PMP exam simulator with 1,320 questions.
  • Condensed PMBOK Guide prep notes (60 pages).
  • 2 double sided laminated job aids with study tips.
  • Various exercises to reinforce key learning concepts.
  • One-on-one personal coaching assistance.
  • Day 1: Exam Logistics, Framework, Scope, Stakeholder Management

    EXAM LOGISTICS
      • PMP exam blueprint.
      • Project Manager Role Deliniation Study (RDS) 
      • Develop your own customized study plan.
      • Exam study tips.
      • What to expect on exam day.
    PM FOUNDATION - Chapters 1 to 3
      • Relationships among Portfolio Management, Programs, Operations etc. 
      • Organizational influences and Project Life Cycle.
      • Enterprise environmental factors.
      • Organizational process assets.
      • Defining, importance and governance of stakeholders.
      • Pilots view of the 5 processes, 10 knowledge areas and 47 processes.
    SCOPE
    • Plan Scope Management:  The plan on how the scope will be defined validated and controlled.
    • Collect Requirements: Defining and documenting stakeholders' needs to ensure project objectives are met.
    • Define Scope: Developing detailed description of the project and product as a basis for future decisions.
    • Create WBS: Subdividing major deliverables into smaller components.
    • Validate Scope: Formal acceptance of the completed project deliverables.
    • Control Scope: Monitoring status of the project and product scope and managing changes to scope baseline.

    STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT

    • Identify Stakeholders:  Documenting stakeholder's interest, power, expectations and potential impact on the project.
    • Plan Stakeholder Management: Determine approriate strategies to manage stakeholders.
    • Manage Stakeholder Engagement: Process to communicate with stakeholders to meet their needs and address their issues.
    • Control Stakeholder Engagement:  Monitoring overall stakeholder relationships and adjussting strategies to ensure engagement. 

     

    Day 2: Time, Risk & Professional Responsibility

    TIME 
    • Plan Schedule Management:  The plan on how the schedule will be developed, managed, controlled etc.
    • Define Activities: Decomposing the WBS completed during scope into activity lists. 
    • Sequence Activities: Determining the dependencies for each activity.
    • Estimate Activity Resources: Estimating the types and quantities of resources required to complete the activities.  
    • Estimate Activity Durations: How long will each activity take with the resources we have assigned?
    • Develop Schedule: Producing the schedule baseline. We will work through a network diagram to calculate the critical path and float for each of the activities.
    • Control Schedule: Monitoring the schedule compared to the plan and take appropriate action. 

    RISK

    • Plan Risk Management: Assessing stakeholder tolerances to risk and creating the risk management plan on how we will manage risk on the project.
    • Identify Risks: Brainstorming a list of risks.
    • Perform qualitative analysis: Is the probability and impact of the risks high, low, or medium? I think/gut feel about the risks.
    • Perform quantitative analysis: More detailed analysis to quantify the risk. 80% probability the risk will occur with a $50,000 impact to the project. Putting numerics to the risk.
    • Plan Risk Response: Now that we have ranked the risks, what will be our response/action to prioritized risks. Choices to threats – avoid, mitigate, transfer or accept. Choices to opportunities are enhance, exploit, share or accept. 
    • Risk Monitoring & Control: Keeping an eye for unplanned risks and monitoring identified risks for appropriate action. 
    PROFESSIONAL & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 
    • Review the PMI code of conduct. It's pretty basic ethics, but it's a must know for the exam and as a "soon to be practicing PMP"!
    • The 4 PMI core values: Responsibility; Respect; Fairness; Honesty.
    • Ethics and common sense.
    • Cultural Competence.

     

    Day 3: Quality, Cost, Communications

    QUALITY
    •  Plan Quality: Identify the standards, determine the quality metrics and create the quality management plan on how we will obtain overall quality.
    • Perform Quality Assurance: Evaluating our processes to ensure we will satisfy the quality standards set out in the quality plan.
    • Control Quality: Inspect the various project deliverables and results to ensure they met the standards. 
    COST 
    • Plan Cost Management:  The plan on how the budget will be developed, managed controlled etc.
    • Estimate Costs: What does each activity cost?
    • Determine Budget: Rolling up all the activity costs to determine the cost baseline which we will measure our cost performance against.
    • Control Costs: Influencing the factors that create cost variances and taking corrective action as necessary.
      COMMUNICATIONS
    • Plan Communications Management: Develop the communication management plan on whom, what and how frequent we will communicate the project information.
    • Manage Communications: Issue management with the stakeholders to ensure conflict/issues are resolved in a timely manner.
    • Control Communications: Collecting and communicating all the project performance. Forecasting project performance and taking corrective action as needed.

    Day 4: Procurement, Human Resources, Integration

     
    PROCUREMENT
    • Plan Procurement Management:  Make or buy analysis. Creating the procurement management plan which advises on what type of contract we should negotiate. i.e. Fixed Price; Cost plus; and/or Time and Materials. Creating the CSOW, evaluation criteria and preparing the procurement documents to the potential vendors. i.e. proposals, request for quotes/bids etc.
    • Conduct Procurement: Select sellers and awarding contracts. Contract negotiations.
    • Control Procurements: Manage seller relationship, review seller performance and manage contract related changes.
    • Close Procurements: Settlement of contract including open items.

    HUMAN RESOURCES

    • Plan HR Management: Develop HR plan, staff plan on when and how resources will be met. Identifying roles and responsibilities. A.k.a. the infamous RACI chart.
    • Acquire project team: Negotiating for the required team members.
    • Develop project team: Motivate and develop the team to enhance project performance.
    • Manage project team: Track team performance, provide feedback and resolve conflict.
     INTEGRATION
    • Develop Project Charter:  Formal authorization of the project or phase.  Develop Project Mgmt Plan: Document actions to define, prepare, integrate, and coordinate subsidiary plans into the project management plan.
    • Develop Project Management Plan:  Document actions to define, prepare, integrate, and coordinate subsidiary plans into the project management plan.
    • Direct and Manage Project Work: Execute the work defined in the project management plan to achieve requirements in scope statement.
    • Monitor & Control Project Work: Monitor and control the processes to meet the performance objectives.
    • Perform Integrated Change Control: Reviewing change requests, approving change requests and controlling changes.
    • Close Project or Phase: Finalize all activities to formally close the project or phase.

     

     

      • Increase your probability of passing the exam by focusing only on relevant exam topics.
      • Develop a personal study plan based on your strengths and weaknesses.  Use our recommended 14 day study plan.
      • Understand the elimination process to help answer any question correctly.
      • Learn tricks for understanding how the questions are written.
      • Exercises and condensed handouts help you understand, memorize and conceptualize the information you need to know, right in class, including those dreaded formulas!
      • Practice in a PMP® exam simulator.
      • Test your recall with 100s of flash cards.
    This PMP prep workshop INCLUDES:
    FEE: $2,195 Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Breaks.
    We invoice after the first day of attendance.
          • PMP certification is the profession's most globally recognized and respected certification credential. The PMP designation following your name tells current and potential employers that you have a solid foundation of project management knowledge that can be readily applied in the workplace. 
          • Worldwide there are over 530,000 PMPs providing project management services in more than 170 countries.
          • To obtain PMP certification, an individual must satisfy education and experience requirements, agree to and adhere to a code of professional conduct, and pass the PMP Certification Exam.  Ask Cindy to assist you in documenting your hours.