The Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam is an intense and comprehensive exam that tests all aspects of project management.The exam addresses the entire Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) sixth edition established by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Agile Practice Guide.

All our project management instructors hold PMP certifications and have at least 30 years of experience in the field of project management.Upon completion of our training program, all students will have earned the necessary 35 contact hours to sit for the exam. Students are encouraged to study from 40 to 80 additional hours to prepare for this exam.

AGENDA OVERVIEW

(See Detailed Agenda at the end of this document)

Step 1: Each student is given 90-day access to a pre-class preparation module: PMP® 1 – Introduction to Project Management (3 PDUs). This 3-hour online course is designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), sixth edition. This online course must be taken before starting the 4-day bootcamp and is included in the price of the class.

Step 2: PMP® Prep. Bootcamp (32 PDUs): 4 days of value-added lecture, discussion, debate, and over 300- chapter end test questions and exercises.

Step 3: Each student is given 90-day access to an end of class test preparation module: PMP® 13: Practice Exams and Exam Strategies. This online training module contains test taking tips and over 500-test questions.The cost of this module is included in the cost of the class.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Recognize how enterprise environmental factors and organizational process assets affect how projects can be managed.

Explain the five stages of a project life cycle and illustrate how these stages can overlap in time.

Demonstrate how to create a project management plan with subsidiary plans for each of the knowledge areas and explain how progressive elaboration and integrated
change management can keep these documents effective and relevant.

Explain the overlapping nature of project activities and practice Project Integration Management to coordinate the various project management processes.

Illustrate how a project’s various baselines (including scope, cost, schedule, quality, risk, procurement, and others) are determined, planned for, and managed.

Recognize how to effectively manage resources and communicate with all stakeholders.

Explain the key methods used to estimate project schedule and cost at the beginning of a project and to forecast cost and schedule variances at any time during the
project.

Identify key project stakeholders and continuously engage them in appropriate project activities.

Describe how the project management knowledge contained in the PMBOK® Guide can be used in practice.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS

We use a blended learning approach to integrate e-learning modules for pre-class overview and post-class test preparation and classroom instruction for value-added
lecture, discussion, chapter tests and exercises. This approach provides the perfect balance of online and classroom instruction.

We use a facilatating format in that we engage with our students and challenge them via value added debate and discussion.

We have the class perform end of chapter/knowledge area tests and exercises to reinforce their understanding and exercise the concepts.

We address and discuss terms and definitions. Our PME Quick Reference Guide has a list of over 200 terms and definitions assembled into an easy to read and carry
guide.

We review all the inputs, tools and technique, and outputs for each process.

We present memorization techniques and provide a “brain dump” of the primary concepts and formulas that must be memorized.

We track chapter test scores to help the student identify their strengths and weaknesses.

We recommend that each student aim to score 85-88% on every test they take before sitting for the actual exam.

We are always available before, during, and after the class to address questions and clarify concepts.

TRAINING MATERIALS

PMP 1: Introduction to Project Management (3 PDUs): 90 Day Access to our 3-hour online course designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition. This online course must be taken before starting the 4-day bootcamp. Go to: http://www.projectmanagementexperts.com/e-learning/#Project_Management to learn more.

Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) sixth edition. This is the primary book used by PMI to guide all project managers in the proper use of good practices.

Agile Practice Guide: This is the primary book used by PMI to guide all project managers in the proper use of good agile practices.

 

PME Slide Deck: Contains over 600 slides, terms, definitions, processes, inputs, tools and techniques, outputs, formulas and diagrams.Plus, over 300-chapter test questions with references and explanations.

 

PME Quick Reference Guide: 12 hard copy glossy pages of over 200 terms and definitions, formulas, diagrams, processes, inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs.

 

PMP 13: Practice Exams and Exam Strategies: This online training module is designed to give learners an assessment of their readiness to take the (PMP)® Exam. It contains five process group assessments with 100 sample test questions as well as two 200-question practice exams, which cover the PMI® standard, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). This module will help assure each student knows exactly when they are ready to sit for the exam.Go to: http://www.projectmanagementexperts.com/e-learning/#Project_Management to learn more.


AGENDA

DAY 0: Pre-Class Preparation (2 weeks Before Starting Bootcamp): PMP 1: Introduction to Project Management: 90 Day Access to our 3-hour online course.

DAY 1:
Introduction and Overview
Exam Registration
Overview of Exam and Exam Environment
Exam Tips
Post Certification Requirements

Introduction
Overview and Purpose
Foundational Elements

The Environment in which Projects Operate
Overview
Enterprise Environmental Factors
Organizational Process Assets
Primary Organizational Structures

The Role of the Project Manager
Overview
Definition of a Project Manager
The Project Manager’s Sphere of Influence
Project Manager Competences
Performing Integration

Project Integration Management
Project Integration Management Overview
Develop Project Charter
Develop Project Management Plan
Direct and Manage Project Work
Manage Project Knowledge
Monitor and Control Project Work
Perform Integrated Change Control
Close Project or Phase
Integration Management Exercise and Quiz

DAY 2
Review

Project Scope Management
Project Scope Management Overview
Plan Scope Management
Collect Requirements
Define Scope
Create Work Breakdown Structure
Validate Scope
Control Scope
Project Scope Management Exercise and Quiz

Project Schedule Management
Project Schedule Management Overview
Plan Schedule Management
Define Activities
Sequence Activities
Estimate Activity Durations
Develop Schedule
Control Schedule
Project Time Management Exercise and Quiz

Project Cost Management
Project Cost Management Overview
Plan Cost Management
Estimate Costs
Determine Budget
Control Costs
Project Cost Management Exercise and Quiz

DAY 3
Review

Project Quality Management
Project Quality Management Overview
Plan Quality Management
Manage Quality
Control Quality
Project Quality Management Exercise and Quiz

Project Resource Management
Project Resource Management Overview
Estimate Activity Resources
Acquire Team
Develop Team
Manage Team
Project Human Resource Management Exercise and Quiz

Project Communication Management
Project Communications Management Overview
Plan Communications Management
Manage Communications
Monitor Communications
Project Communications Management Exercise and Quiz

DAY 4
Review

Project Risk Management
Project Risk Management Overview
Plan Risk Management
Identify Risks
Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
Plan Risk Responses
Implement Risk Responses
Monitor Risks
Project Risk Management Exercise and Quiz

Project Procurement Management
Project Procurement Management Overview
Plan Procurement Management
Conduct Procurements
Control Procurements
Project Procurement Management Exercise and Quiz

Project Stakeholder Management
Project Stakeholder Management Overview
Identify Stakeholders
Plan Stakeholder Engagement
Manage Stakeholder Engagement
Monitor Stakeholder Engagement
Project Stakeholder Management Exercise and Quiz

Professional and Social Responsibility
Professional and Social Responsibility Exercise and Quiz

POST DAY 4
PMP 13: Practice Exams and Exam Strategies and Webinar

This optional online training module will be given to each student for a 90 day period. It is designed to give learners an assessment of their readiness to take the Project Management Institute® (PMI®) Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam. It contains five process group assessments with 100 questions, as well as two 200-question practice exams, which cover the PMI® standard, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). This module will help assure each student knows exactly when they are ready to sit for the exam to assure they only sit 1 time. We recommend that each student score at least 85% on all tests before sitting for the actual exam.