The Knowledge Academy
The Project Management Institute (PMI)® sets standards in project management and provides project managers with certification recognized around the world.
This course delivers the knowledge needed to take the PMP® exam. It covers the Knowledge Areas, Process Groups, Inputs, Tools/Techniques, and Outputs contained in the PMBOK® Guide, as well as a broad spectrum of project management concepts expected of project managers in today’s demanding environments.
During this course, you will need a copy of Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013 (ISBN 978-1935589679), which delegates will need to purchase separately. All delegates MUST BRING this to the course.
In addition, you are expected to read pages 1 through 63 before the first day of class. During the four-day class, you should also expect as much as two hours of homework each evening, as determined by the instructor before the end of each day.
The training is delivered by highly experienced project management trainers, with participation by the delegates being integral to the learning process. Delegates will explore project management issues via group discussion.
The syllabus covers a wide breadth of topics, from the essential management tools required to monitor and control a project through to the wider context in which the project is being managed in terms of social and environmental issues, finance, organization, procurement, and people management.
- All delegates must have a good understanding of the basic principles of project management.
- To apply for the PMP® exam, the PMI requires that you have either: A university degree and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
- A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
- Understand in detail the structure and flow of the PMBOK® Guide
- Understand specific content of the PMBOK® Guide that is most likely to appear on the PMP® examination
- Understand material that is “derived from” or “implied by” the PMBOK® Guide known or considered most likely to appear on the PMP exam
- Learn test-taking techniques that will increase the delegate’s chances of passing the exam on the first try
- Pass the PMP® Examination.
This course is an intensive 4-day workshop resulting in a certificate for the 35 Professional Development Units (PDUs) required to apply for the PMP® exam. Delegates should be advised that they will be required to undertake individual assignments in the form of homework during the course.
Continual Certification Requirements as stated by PMI (Project Management Institute)
- 60 PDUs over a three-year cycle
- As of 1st December 2015, PDUs can come from:
- Education, at least 35 PDUs across
- Technical (at least 8)
- Leadership (at least 8)
- Strategic and Business Management (at least 8)
- Giving Back, no more than 25 PDUs
- Creating Knowledge
- Working as a Professional (no more than 8)
PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute., Inc.
Why choose The Knowledge Academy?
- We have found a way to make your learning experience enjoyable.
- We are trusted by globally leading brands as a learning partner of choice, for example, JP Morgan, HSBC and Sony.
- We provide pre and post course support so you never feel alone
- All of our training is hands on we use real world examples and bring them to life
- As a market leader, globally, we have an extremely high pass rate
- We are a global company and are recognised as a leading brand for professional education
- Over 90% of our delegates come back to us for further training
- As a trusted brand, we are renowned for our focus on education and ensuring YOU pass.
- We have the best instructors in the industry which is reflected in our position as the market leader
- We provide value for money and have trained over 25,000 delegates in 2011
- You ONLY get first class treatment with The Knowledge Academy
- We have some of the most luxurious course venues worldwide
Please fill in your details below and a learning advisor will be in touch to discuss any further questions you may have.
The Project With The PMP Certification
The PMP certification is offered by PMI; The Project Management Institution – a non profit organisation which houses thousands of members around the world. PMI has been an advocate for project management for many years and contributes effectively to the project management industry and offers numerous credentials for those individuals who would like to specialise in project management.
As mentioned above, there are hundreds of individuals spread around the globe who are taking the PMP training course as we speak and will learn exactly how to execute a project within their chosen organisation.
When planning a project using the PMP methodology the following objectives are necessary;
Assess all detailed project requirements, including any constraints and assumptions in which the stakeholders have made. Whilst doing this it is also important to look at any lessons which have been learnt throughout previous projects. This information gathered from this will be important when trying to gather new techniques to impose on the project.
Work out the work-breakdown structure with the project management team. This is important as breaking everything down into manageable parts ensures the project will run smoothly.
Develop a budget and a plan against this. The budget should be based on the project time life, scope and resource plan.
A human resource management plan should then be developed. This will involve defining the roles and responsibilities of each individual in the project team. This allows all resources to be utilised and managed well.
The communication plan should then be developed based on the project management structure which has been put into place. This is crucial in order to manage the flow of the project information to stakeholders etc.
The development of a procurement plan is next on the to do list as this is to ensure that all required project resources will be readily available.
Quality management is the next step as this is to ensure that a high quality project is taking place, and defects should be at a minimum.
A change management plan should then be drawn up. This is important in order to define how different changes will affect the project and how they should be handled.
The development of a risk management plan should be conducted by identifying and analysing any project risks. This is important in order to manage any uncertainty throughout the project.
This entire project plan should then be presented to the stake holders in order to obtain approval needed. Once this is done a ‘kick off’ meeting should be with the project team in order to communicate the above.
Executing the project itself can be tricky but the following objectives must be answerered;
Obtain and manage all project resources including the outsourced deliverables – this should be done by following the drawn up procurement plan. This should ensure for a successful project execution.
Execute the tasks defined in the project plan (above). This should be done with the budget in mind and all quality measures.
Implement the quality management plan at all stages.
Put into place any approved changes according to the change management plan.
Implement any approved actions by following the risk management plan.
It is important to maximise team performance by mentoring, leading and training all team members.
The next stage to any project in the monitoring and controlling of it;
The project performance should be measured using the appropriate tools and techniques.
Any changes should be measured according to the project scope. The project plan should be updated accordingly.
All project deliverables should conform to the quality standards which were originally established throughout the quality management plan.
The risk register should be updated in response to the risk management plan which was first created. With this any new realised risks should be realised.
Any corrective actions on the issue register should be assessed properly.
Lastly, the project status should be communicated to stake holders for their feedback.
The final stage of any project is the closing of it whereby the following should be looked at;
The final acceptance of the project should be obtained by working the customer in order to confirm that all objectives were met.
Transfer the ownership of deliverables to the assigned stakeholders.
Obtain financial and legal closure for the project.
Distribute the final project report and all information regarding the project to the stakeholders.
Ensure that all lessons learnt throughout the project are documented.
Project documents should be archived.
Finally, customer satisfaction should be measured.
One this is completed, you have just finished your first PMP project.