35 Hours of Training - Outline

35 Hours of Training - Outline
PMP Certification with Exam Prep Training Outline for the 2021 PMP Exam that started 1-2-2021. (Updated 2-22-2023). See 4-day or Two Weekend PMP® Certification with Exam Prep schedules and purchase URL.

About the Course Outline

The PMI PMP® exam prep training content is based on the PMI Exam Content Outline (ECO), which is based on industry best practices. To ensure success in this course, the attendees should have some prior knowledge and experience. Our and supplemental material and online quizzes will provide fundamental knowledge gaps.

Target Students / Participants

This course is designed for individuals who have on-the-job project management experience regardless of whether their formal job role is or was a project manager, who might or might not have received formal project management training.

This course enables candidates to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, and seek career advancement by moving into a formal project manager job role, as well as to apply for Project Management Institute, Project Management Professional (PMP)(R) certification.

High-Level Outline

The PMP(R) course content is a practical approach to manage small, medium or large projects in real life. This content prepares individuals for the PMP Certification exam. The trainees do not need any other material (https="https://www.smartpathllc.com/pm-materials-descriptions.html">see material content) to review, in order to prepare for the exam. This class content describes the project lifecycle methodologies and it delineates the differences when applying tasks or processes, enablers and tools & techniques.

PMI® Authorized PMP® Exam Prep Training Outline Introduction (14 slides)
1. PMI, SmartPath LLC
2. Introduction
3. PMP® Examination Eligibility
4. The project economy
5. The PMI Talent Triangle®
6. **Exam Content Outline (ECO) using workflows and more:
7. Introduction to Project Management
8. Project Management Basics
9. Introduction to Agile
10. The PMP® Exam Format
11. *Lessons 1 to 6

* Normally the Lessons instruction are distributed in 4 days. However, each day lesson instruction may overflow to the next day, if needed.

** Workflows and Supplemental Materials will be used every day as necessary.

Lesson 1 BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT (76 slides)
1. Foundational project management concepts
2. Strategic Alignment
3. Project Benefits and Business Values
4. Organizational Culture and Change Management
5. Project Governance
6. Project Compliance
Lesson 1 Objectives
• Define ‘project’ and how it relates to the larger discussion of project management.
• Discuss strategic alignment and its elements.
• Identify types of business value.
• Describe change management theory and its relation to organizational change.
• Define and discuss project governance.
• Explain project compliance and its importance.

Lesson 2 Start the Project (87 slides)
1. Identify and Engage Stakeholders
2. Form the Teams
3. Build Shared Project Understanding
4. Determine Project Approach

Lesson 2 Objectives
• Define and discuss stakeholders and the most effective ways to communicate with them.
• Explain the best ways to form a team.
• Describe how to build the most effective understanding of a project and how doing so relates to executing a project successfully.
• Explain how predictive and adaptive project life cycles work; explain what a hybrid development approach is.

Lesson 3 Plan the Project (152 slides)
1. Planning Projects – Methodologies
2. Scope Planning & Management
3. Schedule Planning & Management
4. Resources Planning & Management
5. Budget Planning & Management
6. Risks Planning & Management
7. Quality Planning & Management
8. Integrate Plans

Lesson 3 Objectives
• Explain the importance of a project management plan.
• Provide an overview of scope planning in both predictive and adaptive projects.
• Provide an overview of schedule planning in both predictive and adaptive projects.
• Discuss resource planning for a project, including human and physical resources and the role of procurement.
• Determine the budgeting structure/method for a project
• Explain the importance of tailoring a budget.
• Identify strategies for dealing with risks and risk planning.
• Assemble a toolkit of possible responses to risks.
• Define quality and how it relates to the outcomes and deliveries for a project.
• Discuss the importance of integrating project management plans and tailoring a change management process.

Lesson 4 Lead the Teams (97 slides)
1. Leadership Skills
2. Collaborative Project Team Environment
3. Empower the Team
4. Support Team Member Performance 5. Communicate and Collaborate with Stakeholders
6. Train Team Members and Stakeholders
7. Manage Conflict

Lesson 4 Objectives
• Discuss the guidelines for developing leadership competencies and skills.
• Describe artifacts and the strategies for their use.
• Identify the characteristics and core functions of empowered teams.
• Explain strategies and forms of communication for collaborating in a project team environment.
• Learn the value of training, coaching, and mentoring for a team.
• Explain the importance of conflict management.
• Discuss the causes and levels of conflict and their outcomes.

Lesson 5 Support Project Teams Performance (99 slides)
1. Implementing Ongoing Improvements
2. Support Team Performance
3. Evaluate Project Progress
4. Manage Project Issues and Impediments
5. Manage Project Changes

Lesson 5 Objectives
• Explain the various methods for implementing improvement.
• Explain the various methods for performance measurement.
• Compare these methods with a focus on communication and accountability.
• Identify the methods for implementing a project and the issues and impediments that arise during a project.
• Describe the methods for implementing changes during a project.

Lesson 6 Close the Project / Phase (29 slides)
1. Project Phase / Closure
2. Benefits Realization
3. Knowledge Transfer

Lesson 6 Objectives
• Define the reasons and activities related to the closure of a phase or a project.
• Explain the benefits gained from a project or phase, and how they are managed, sustained, etc.
• Examine the reasons for knowledge transfers and how they relate to the closure of a phase or project.

Review Supplemental Materials

Review Workflows

How to do Quizzes