General outline PMP® Certification Course
(Includes MDTP-02, MDTP-03 and MDTP-04)
PCSM CA would work with its Canadian partner PCSM CA to brining in advanced industry experiences, resources, logistics and process knowledge from developed country environments and institutions. Except for the MDTP-04 (foundation level) training program, all other three project management training programs shall include complete PMP® Examination Training sessions.
The training programs would be in accordance with PMBOK 6th Edition (or the latest) guidelines.
PCSMCA instructors shall provide high Quality Course Materials including (PMP® Exam Simulation questionnaire, CD’s, Mock Tests and special sessions on project management environment and strategies focus to the requirements of the attendees).
The course administration plan would trail down the following outline based on the latest Examination process introduced by Project Management Institute (PMI).Course Plan details: Day - One
Project Management Concepts and organization, Introduction to PMBOK standards, PMP® examination process and Project Integration ManagementSession One
- PCSM CA introduction
- PCSM CA - MDTP Program Introduction
- PCSM CA Instructor’s Introduction
- PCSM CA Special take away offer introduction
- Introduction to Project Management concepts
- Understanding PMI-isms
- Diligence and focus on the PMP® examination process for maximizing outcome
- Sample test (50 questions) on PMP® examination process for generating awareness
- Qualifying requirements for PMP® certification examination
- Navigating the PMP® application process
- How to efficiently prepare for PMP® certification
- Recommended PMBOK – 6th Edition study strategies
- The Project Management Framework:
Project Integration Management
Importance of project Integration management in project delivery. Why project integration management is less understood, but critical subject matter within the project management body of knowledge.
Project planning and methodology management, Project Information Management System, project plan development, work authorization system, project plan execution, integrated change controls, managing changes and project configuration management.Course Plan details: Day – 2
Project Scope and Project Time (Schedule) ManagementPrevious Session’s Reviews
Review, interaction and quiz on Project Management Processes and Project Integration management processes.
Role and understanding of management of Project Scope. PMP® examination focus on project scope management and project deliverables definitions. Role of project scope management in quality assurance and customer satisfaction.
Project initiation, project charter development, project scope management planning, project requirements and project scope definition, creation of project WBS, work packaging, work package dictionary, scope baseline maintenance, verification and validation of scope, control project scope.
Differentiating planning and scheduling and importance of project schedule management. Role of schedule risk, quality and integrity management in project delivery.
Planning and Scheduling processes, define activities, sequence activities (using PDM, Network diagram etc.), estimate activity resources (using Bottom-up estimation), estimate activity duration (using Three Point Estimation and PERT analysis), develop schedule (using Critical Path Method (CPM)), control schedule, schedule management and schedule risk management.
Tips and tricks for the Examination
Project Cost and Project Quality managementCourse Plan details: Day – Three Previous Session’s Review
Summary review, Quiz on Class Project Scope and Time management process
Project Cost Management
Introduction to Project Cost Management
Role of project cost management in project delivery, quality assurance and customer satisfaction. PMP® examination focus in the Project Cost Management knowledge areas, EVM (Earned Value Management) and ESM (Earned Schedule Management concepts).
Estimate project costs (using bottom-up and three Point Estimation techniques), determine budget, Project Cost Management plan, Project cost control (EVMS), Project Economics: Understanding Present Value (PV), Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Payback period, Benefit Cost Ratio, Opportunity Cost, Sunk Costs, Working Capital, Depreciation accounting, relationship between project quality management and cost management, estimate basis documents, cost performance, forecasting and variances analysis, control cost and change management processes.
Project Quality Management
Introduction to Project Quality Management
Role of Project Quality Management in achieving customer satisfaction, PMI emphasis on achieving quality in project delivery management; international standards in quality management and PMI alignment. Issues on Continuous quality improvement.
Plan quality management (using cost of quality, control charts, benchmarking etc.), quality assurance planning and management (using quality audit and process analysis), and quality control (Cause-effect diagram, Pareto chart, Histogram, inspection etc.)
Understanding Gold Plating, Continuous Improvement, Just In Time delivery (JIT), Total Quality management (TQM)), some statistical concepts in quality management.
Tips and tricks for the Examination
Project Human Resources Management and Project Risk ManagementCourse Plan details: Day – Four
1. Review, Quiz on Project Quality and Cost management
Introduction to Project Human resources Management (HRM)
Role and criticality of project human resources management for project delivery success.
Project HR Management
Developing project Human Resources plan and understanding use of various HRM tools and techniques (Resource calendar, RAM Matrix and RACI chart) in project management.
Acquire project team, develop project team (interpersonal skills, team building activities, mentoring and training, setting ground rules, implementing recognition and reward system), Manage project team (performance appraisal, conflict management etc.), Understanding of Organizational behavior in the context of project management: Leadership Styles, Expectancy Theory, Motivation Theory, McGregor’s Theory X and Y, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Herzberg’s motivation-hygiene theory etc.
One hour sub-session on: Professional and social responsibilities of a project manager
Introduction to Project Communication Management
Role of communication management in Project Delivery process. Why appropriate communication management is fundamental for the project execution success by the project manager or leader.
Understanding communication models, methods, channel, blocker, managing project meeting, identify stakeholders, communication management plan, distribute information, manage stakeholder expectations, performance communication/reporting.
Project Risk Management and Project Procurement Management and Project Stakeholders ManagementCourse Plan details: Day – Five
1. Review, Quiz on Project Human Resources Management and Project Communication Management
Introduction to Project Risk Management
Risk and opportunity are intertwined in project management process. A project manager would lead in outdoing risks by effective mitigation plans, and turning all opportunities into project successes. Stake-holders engagement in hierarchical risk management in major project offices.
Project risks and opportunity. Understanding of positive and negative risk, risk categorization, risk probability and impact, risk triggers, risk tolerance, plan risk management, identify risk, perform qualitative risk analysis, perform quantitative risk analysis, plan risk response, monitor & control risks.
Tips and tricks for the Examination
Introduction to Project Procurement Management
Procurement management is a critical part of integrated project delivery. Introduction to EPC and EPCM project delivery strategy, mitigating project delivery risks with contracting strategy alignment.
Project Procurement Management
Project Procurement Management, definition of contract types, project manager's role in procurement management, plan procurements, conduct procurements, administering project procurement processes, procurement status reporting, and close procurements.
Full Mock Test (200 Questions)
Wrapping up of the session. Q/A on all the sessions
Feedback of the attending Trainees
PCSM CA Certificate Awarding