Nishtha Institute of Training and Education
Nishtha Institute of Training and Education
Training for values based education & beyond

PMP®Classroom Course Content

This PMP® Prep course will be conducted in 4-days. There will be some exercises for home work at the end of each session so it would make 35 contact hours of mandatory project management education as required by PMI. This course is based on PMBOK® Fifth edition. 

1. Overview
» About PMI history 
» PMP® Certification program & details
   • Eligibility criteria & the certification process (Application & audit process, Exam fees)
   • Exam structure (Topics covered, types of PMP® questions)
   • Training approach (How to prepare)
» PDC handbook, CCR handbook 

 2. Project Management Framework
» What is PMBOK® and its purpose
» Project Vs operations (PMBOK® definitions)
» Triple constraint 
» Value of Project Management
» Project Manager’s role & areas of expertise of Project Manager and Project Team
»  Project Life cycle, Product Life cycle & Project Management Life cycle
» Key Stakeholders
» Organization structures

3. Project Management Process
» Product Oriented process & Project management process
» IPECC
» 9 Knowledge areas Vs 5 Project management process groups

 4. Project Integration Management:
» Project charter
» Project Preliminary Scope statement 
» Project Selection Methods (PV, NPV, IRR, Payback period, BCR, Opportunity cost)                
» Project Plan or Project Management plan
» Manage and control Project execution
» Integrated Change control (CCB)
» Project closeout
» Integration Management (How to integrate all 9 KA’s Vs 5 process groups)

5. Project Scope Management 
» Project scope planning (Scope Management Plan)
» Scope Definition (Scope Statement)  
» Work Breakdown structure (WBS & WBS dictionary)
» Scope Verification process» Scope Control  

6. Project Time Management
» Activity Definition (Activity List)
» Activity Sequencing 
   • How to draw a PND using PDM
   • Calculate Float (slack), Total float, free float  
   • Identify Critical Path using PND
   • GERT
   • Leads & Lags 
» Activity Duration Estimating (Effort estimate Vs Duration Estimate)
» CPM (Forward pass & backward pass) & PERT
» Crashing, Fast-tracking & Resource Leveling
» Gantt Chart, Project calendar, Resource calendar,  RAM/RACI,    Resource Histogram                     

7. Project Cost Management
» Project Management fundamentals & types of cost
» Depreciation (Straight Line, Accelerated), Sunk costs
» Cost Estimating (Top-down, bottom-up, parametric)
» Accuracy range of estimates (Order of magnitude, conceptual, definite       and control)
» Cost budgeting & Cost baseline
» Cost control 
» Earned Value Management (EVM)
How to calculate PV, EV, AC, SPI, CPI, BAC, EAC, ETC, VAC (including exercises)

8. Project Quality Management
» Quality Vs Grade
» Quality Management, TQM, Quality policy, Gold plating
» Quality Management process (QA, QC)
» Quality Planning (Quality management plan)
» Cost of Quality (COQ)
» QA & Quality audits
» QC (Fishbone diagram, Pareto chart, control charts, flow charts, Inspection, Sampling, run chart)

9. Project HR Management
» HR planning (Roles & Responsibilities, Authority, competency, RAM/RACI, etc)                  
» Roles of Project sponsor, Team member, stakeholder, functional manager, Project manager
» Staffing management plan
» Acquiring Project Team
» Develop Project Team (Team building, 5 Powers of PM, 7 leadership styles etc.)
» Motivational Theories 
» Manage Project Team (Manage issues) 

10. Project Communication Management
» Communication management (compliance, informance and branding type of communications)
» Sender-Medium-Receiver
» Communications planning (communication management plan)
» Information distribution (forms of communication, communication methods & channels)
» How to calculate communication channels
» Performance reporting (Status reports, & other reports, Earned value)
» Manage stake holder’s communication
» Project meetings    

11. Project Risk Management
» Risk Vs Assumptions Vs constraints
» Risk Management Plan
» Risk Identification (Risk Register RR)
» Qualitative Risk analysis (High, medium & low)
» Quantitative Risk Analysis)
» Expected value calculation (Decision tress, Monte Carlo simulation  software)
» Risk Response (Avoid, Mitigate, Transfer or Accept) 
» Secondary risks, Residual risks & Reserves (Management reserves & Contingency reserves)
» Risk Monitoring and control.  

12. Project Procurement Management
» Purchases and Acquisitions (procurement Management plan)
» Contract & Contract types
   • CR (Cost reimbursable): CPFF, CPPC, CPIF, CPAF
   • FP (Fixed Price): FPIF, FPEFA
   • T& M (Time and Material
» SOW
» Request Seller responses (RFP’s)
» Select Sellers 
» Contract Administration and contract closure

 13. Stakeholder Management
» Identifying Stakeholders        
» Planning Stakeholder Management
» Managing Stakeholder Engagement
» Controlling Stakeholder Engagement;

 14. Professional Responsibility
» Professional Ethics        
» Individual Integrity
» Contributing to PM knowledge base
» PMI “Project Management Professional Code of Professional   Conduct”

 15. PMP® Practice Exam
» Recap 
» PMP® Examination, Types of questions, Tips for the exam
» Practice Exam (200 questions)

Note: Every session includes practice questions/answers in order to clarify the PMBOK® concepts & understanding for the preparation for PMP®certification exam.