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An intensive professional development training course on

The Project Management Professional (PMP® Certification)
Examination Preparatory Course

Theory and Application of the PMBOK© Guide

Why Choose this Training Course?

This unique AZTech training course is intended for candidates undertaking the Project Management Institute (PMI)®  Project Management Professional (PMP)® examination based on the 5th edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK© Guide). The designation title PMP® is an internationally accepted recognition of project management knowledge and professionalism of the successful candidate. In ever increasing numbers, organizations are turning to project management to help them gain competitive advantage. This training course places a strong focus on both the theoretical knowledge and practical application of the generally accepted practices of project management as presented in the PMBOK© Guide.

Highlights of the training course are:

  • The course is developed and facilitated by a professional subject expert with extensive industrial experience and academic background
  • Course emphasis is on providing practical skills in rationalizing proper managerial actions, as in the case of typical PMP® examination multiple-choice questions
  • Get to interact with other delegates and build a learning network for industrial experience and for the PMP®
  • Understanding the behavioral and ethical aspects of professional project managers to exercise proper judgment in the decision-making process
  • Discussions of case studies and exercises emphasizing the learning across the five process groups and the professional responsibility domain

This AZTech training course will feature:

  • Tips and techniques on how to approach the examination
  • Simulated examinations on a daily basis
  • Case study that permits reflection of the theory being examined
  • Class discussions on the PMBoK© framework and contents
  • In-depth reinforcement exercises to promote retention of theoretical concepts and formulae


What are the Goals?

By the end of this AZTech training course, participants will be able to:

  • Organize either personal or group study sessions to tackle the PMP examination
  • Construct personal mind-maps that will enable them to clearly frame the knowledge required to tackle the 200 question examination
  • Appreciate the fundamental characteristics of projects and how they impact on project management approaches
  • Understand the criticality of project governance
  • Conduct effective techniques to initiate, plan, manage, control and close projects
  • Apply useful planning, organization and people management skills


Who is this Training Course for?

This AZTech training course is suitable to a wide range of management professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Those who intend to sit the Project Management Professional (PMP©) examination
  • Project team members who wish to get a deeper knowledge of the area of projects that is their main focus (such as planners)
  • Project team members who wish to expand their project management skills beyond a specific area.
  • Managers who wish to understand the wider theoretical knowledge of projects and how this knowledge influences the appropriate application of project management tools and techniques
  • Senior quality personnel who wish to grow the maturity of project management within the organization


How will this be Presented?

The training course is targeted at delegates gaining a successful result in the PMP examination. As such, the overall Project Management Body of Knowledge book is presented in the context the ten knowledge areas. Examinations are taken by delegates on the theory presented in each area. Discussions are held around examination solutions so that all delegates benefit from constant feedback. Furthermore, this theory is supported strongly by a a highly practical focus. Delegates perform reinforcement exercises to practice the theory as understanding the material promotes better retention of the theory and greater chance of success in the examination.


The Course Content

Day One: The Nature of Projects

  • Introductions, course purpose, goals and objectives
  • PMP® Preparation
  • Characteristics of projects and project management
  • Project Governance, Lifecycles and Team configurations
  • The PMBOK© Guide Framework - process groups and knowledge areas
  • Key PMBOK© Guide Terms


Day Two: Integration Management

  • Develop Project Charter
  • Develop Project Management Plan
  • Direct & Manage Project Work
  • Monitor & Control Project Work
  • Perform Integrated Change Control
  • Close Project or Phase


 Day Three: Scope Management

  • Plan Scope Management
  • Collect Requirements
  • Define Scope
  • Create WBS
  • Validate Scope
  • Control Scope


Day Four: Time Management

  • Plan Schedule Management
  • Define Activities
  • Sequence Activities
  • Estimate Activity Resources
  • Estimate Activity Durations
  • Develop Schedule
  • Control Schedule


Day Five: Cost Management

  • Financial Feasibility - net  present value
  • Key Financial Terms
  • Plan Cost Management
  • Estimate Cost
  • Determine Budget
  • Control Costs - Earned value management


Day Six: Quality and Human Resource Management

  • Plan Quality
  • Perform Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • The Staffing Plan
  • Team development - leadership
  • Team management


Day Seven: Communications - 90% of a Project Manager’s Job

  • The communications management plan
  • Managing communications - key concepts
  • Major communication events
  • Controlling project communications


 Day Eight: Risk Management

  • Plan Risk Management
  • Identify Risks
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Plan Risk Responses
  • Control Risks


Day Nine: Procurement Management

  • Contracts - managing the customer-supplier relationship
  • Plan Procurement Management
  • Conduct Procurements
  • Control Procurements
  • Close Procurements
  • Key terms


Day Ten: Stakeholder Management; Professional Behavior; Course Review

  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Plan Stakeholders Management
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  • Control Stakeholder Engagement
  • Professional responsibiliy & ethics
  • Course review

The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the training course


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