PMP Training, PMP Boot Camp, PMP Exam Prep, PMP Boot Camp Hartford, CT schedule

Monday 25th March 2013

  • Day One


    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

    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
    Project Stakeholders – how to identify and manage Stakeholders?
    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
    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
    Description of various Project selection methods – like mathematical models and financial criteria like ROI, NPV, IRR etc.
    Project Charter – its characteristics
    Project Management Plan Development
    Contents of the Project Management Plan
    PMIS – its role in effective Project Management
    Directing and Managing Project Execution
    The role of Configuration Management system in a Project environment
    Monitoring and Controlling a Project
    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 ( Procurement closure and Project closures)
    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
    Verify Scope process
    Scope Verification vs. Quality Control
    Control Scope process
    Quiz – Project Scope Management

    On Monday 25th March

Tuesday 26th March 2013

  • Day Two

    Project Time Management

    Importance of Time Management in a Project environment
    Define Activities process
    Sequence Activities process
    Multiple types of dependencies across activities
    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 t 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 Leveling, PERT etc in schedule development
    Critical Chain applications
    Schedule l data- descriptions
    Control Schedule Control 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
    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, Budgetary and Definitive estimates
    Determine Budget process
    Cost Baseline and its management
    Control costs process
    Application of Earned value management techniques for Cost Management
    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 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

    On Tuesday 26th March

Wednesday 27th March 2013

  • Day Three

    Project Human Resource Management

    Developing Human Resource Plan process
    Different types of Project interfaces
    Organizational Planning & Structures
    Description of OBS and RBS
    RAM and RACI Roles in the RAM
    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 Performance
    Manage Project team process
    Performance Appraisals of team members
    Project Managers' leadership styles
    Conflict Handling – multiple models
    How to motivate Team members?
    Theory X, Y and Z descriptions and their application to Project Management
    Expectancy Theories
    Quiz – Project Human Resource Management

    Project Communications Management

    Identify Stakeholders Process
    Planning Communications Process
    Project Communications structures
    Communications requirements analysis in the Project environment
    Communications Management Plan
    Sender Receiver models in the Project environment
    Distribute Information process
    Manage Stakeholders Expectations process
    Reporting Performance process
    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, Force field Analysis techniques 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
    Risk Response Audits
    Corrective and Preventive Actions in Risk Management process
    Quiz –Project Risk Management

    On Wednesday 27th March

Thursday 28th March 2013

  • Day Four

    Project Procurement Management

    Why Procurement is important for Projects?
    Procurement Management lifecycle
    Project Manager's Procurement Management responsibilities
    Plan Procurements 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
    Conduct Procurements Process
    Various types of Procurement documents – incl. RFP, RFQ, IB etc.
    Evaluation criteria to analyze vendor responses
    Source selection process
    Application of Screening and Weighting systems in Procurements selection
    Contract negotiations process
    Application of Seller rating systems
    Multiple negotiation tactics
    Contracts – their legal implications
    Administer 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

    Professional Responsibilities of the Project Manager
    Professional responsibilities towards
    Quiz: Professional Responsibilities [with discussions ]
    PMP® MOCK test (200 questions) -- QAI proprietary
    Workshop Valedictory

    On Thursday 28th March