Project Management Professional (PMP)®
What is a Project?
A project is a temporary endeavor designed to produce a unique product, service, or result with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or staffing) undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value. The temporary nature of projects stands in contrast with business as usual (or operations), which are repetitive, permanent, or semi-permanent functional activities to produce products or services.
What is Project Management?
Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements. Effective project management helps individuals, groups, and public and private organizations to:
- Meet business objectives.
- Satisfy stakeholder expectations.
- Be more predictable.
- Increase chances of success.
- Resolve problems and issues.
- Respond to risks in a timely manner.
- Optimize the use of organizational resources.
Why PMP Certification?
- Widely recognized Project Management Certification
- Worldwide recognition of your knowledge of Project Management
- Demonstrates Proof of Professional Achievement
- Improves the way you manage your Projects
- Increases your Marketability
- Displays your willingness to Pursue Growth
- Increases Customer Confidence
- Valued Globally across Industry Verticals & Companies
Creating a High-Performing Team
- Build a Team
- Define Team Ground Rules
- Negotiate Project Agreements
- Empower Team Members and Stakeholders
- Train Team Members and Stakeholders
- Engage and Support Virtual Teams
- Build a Shared Understanding about a Project
Starting the Project
- Determine Appropriate Project Methodology/Methods and Practices
- Plan and Manage Scope
- Plan and Manage Budget and Resources
- Plan and Manage Schedule
- Plan and Manage Quality of Products/Deliverables
- Integrate Project Planning Activities
- Plan and Manage Procurement
- Establish Project Governance Structure
- Plan and Manage Project/Phase Closure
Doing the Work
- Assess and Manage Risks
- Execute Project to Deliver Business Value
- Manage Communications
- Engage Stakeholders
- Create Project Artifacts
- Manage Project Changes
- Manage Project Issues
- Ensure Knowledge Transfer to Project Continuity
Keeping the Team on Track
- Lead a Team
- Support Team Performance
- Address and Remove Impediments, Obstacles, and Blockers
- Manage Conflict
- Collaborate with Stakeholders
- Mentor Relevant Stakeholders
- Apply Emotional Intelligence to Promote Team Performance
Keeping the Business in Mind
- Manage Compliance Requirements
- Evaluate and Deliver Project Benefits and Value
- Evaluate and Address Internal and External Business Environment Changes
- Support Organizational Change
- Employ Continuous Process Improvement
- PMI pre-authorized 35 contact hours Project Management education completion certificate.
- PMI approved student reference materials for exam preparation.
- PMP application filing service and 100% application approval guaranteed.
- Mock test based on PMI cloned questions format. Aligned to new PMP exam.
- Video recorded sessions for post-training concept revision.
- Gap assessment sessions until you clear your PMP® certification exam.
- 98.7% success rate in the PMP certification exam on the very 1st attempt.
- PMP Training Course Catalog
- PMP ECO (Examination Content Outline)
- PMP Handbook
- PMI code of Ethics and Professional Conducts
- Mapping of course content with ECO
Lesson “Creating a High-Performing Team” Objectives
- Determine project team member requirements, appraise team skills and maintain team knowledge transfer. (ECO Tasks 1.2, 1.6)
- Collectively define project ground rules based on context, such as organizational rules and team dynamics. (ECO Task 1.12)
- Determine a negotiation strategy and negotiate project agreements. (ECO Task 1.8)
- Organize around team strengths and support team task accountability. (ECO Task 1.4)
- Ensure team members and stakeholders are adequately trained. (ECO Task 1.5)
- Continually evaluate the effectiveness of virtual team member engagement. (ECO Task 1.11)
- Reach consensus and support the outcome of the parties’ agreement. (ECO Task 1.10)
Lesson “Starting the Project” Objectives
- Assess project needs, complexity, and magnitude to determine the appropriate project methodology/methods and practices. (ECO Task 2.13)
- Plan and manage the scope. (ECO Task 2.8)
- Plan and manage the budget and resources. (ECO Task 2.5)
- Plan, prepare, modify, and manage the project schedule based on methodology. (ECO Task 2.6)
- Plan and manage the quality of products and deliverables. (ECO Task 2.7)
- Integrate project planning activities. (ECO Tasks 1.12, 2.9, 3.1)
- Plan and manage procurement strategy. (ECO Task 2.11)
- Establish the project governance structure. (ECO Task 2.14)
- Plan and manage project/phase closure. (ECO Task 2.17)
Lesson “Doing the Work” Objectives
- Assess and manage risks. (ECO Task 2.3)
- Execute the project with the urgency required to deliver business value. (ECO Tasks 2.1, 2.6, 2.9)
- Manage communications. (ECO Task 2.2)
- Engage stakeholders. (ECO Task 2.4)
- Create project artifacts. (ECO Tasks 1.12, 2.9, 3.1)
- Manage project changes. (ECO Task 2.10)
- Attack issues with the optimal action to achieve project success. (ECO Task 2.15)
- Confirm approach for knowledge transfers. (ECO Tasks 1.6, 2.16)
Lesson “Keeping the Team on Track” Objectives
- Inspire, motivate, and influence team members and stakeholders. (ECO Tasks 1.2, 1.6)
- Appraise team performance against key performance indicators. (ECO Tasks 1.3, 1.4)
- Determine, prioritize, and remove impediments, obstacles, and blockers for the team. (ECO Task 1.7)
- Investigate and interpret the source and stage of a conflict and recommend an appropriate conflict resolution solution. (ECO Tasks 1.1, 1.10)
- Evaluate stakeholder engagement needs and influence stakeholders to accomplish project objectives. (ECO Task 1.9)
- Recognize mentoring opportunities and mentor relevant stakeholders. (ECO Tasks 1.3,1.13)
- Promote team performance through the application of emotional intelligence. (ECO Tasks 1.3, 1.14)
Lesson “Keeping the business in mind” Objectives
- Determine necessary approach and action to address compliance needs. (ECO Task 3.1)
- Evaluate delivery options to achieve benefits and value. (ECO Tasks 1.10, 3.2, 3.4)
- Continually review internal and external business environment for impacts on project scope/backlog. (ECO Task 3.3)
- Evaluate the impact of the project to the organization and determine required actions. (ECO Task 3.4)
- Assess the existing continuous improvement framework and execute continuous improvement steps.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the Eligibility Criteria for the PMP Exam?
To be eligible for the PMP credential, you must meet certain educational and professional experience requirements. All project management experience must have been accrued within the last eight consecutive years prior to your application submission.
What are the fees for the PMP Exam?
How many questions are asked in the PMP exam?
The PMP examination is comprised of 200 mutually-exclusive, four-option, multiple-choice questions.
How can candidates apply to sit for the exam?
Candidates must complete an application. Candidates are encouraged to apply online at pmi.org. Once started, the application may not be canceled but may be saved unfinished. It will remain open for 90 days.
How long does it take for PMI to process the application?
Online applications are typically processed within five business days. Individual applications submitted by mail take approximately 10 business days. Once the application and fee have been processed, PMI will electronically send the Examination Scheduling Instructions, confirming that the applicant is eligible to take the exam. Eligibility is good for one year from the day that the application was approved. The exam may be taken three times within the eligibility period should applicants not pass on the first attempt.
How do candidates schedule time to sit for the exam?
Once eligible to take the exam, the examination scheduling instructions received from PMI will instruct the applicant to contact Prometric at www.prometric.com to select a date and location for taking the exam. The PMP exam is a computer-based exam and may be scheduled by applicants at any time available at any of the Prometric sites. Information about site locations and scheduling may be found at Prometric’s website. Select the “Professional Licensure and Certification” for test type and “Project Management Institute” for testing program.
What if a candidate has to cancel after scheduling the exam?
You may reschedule or cancel your exam if done at least two full days prior to your exam date. However, canceling or rescheduling the exam within 30 days of a scheduled exam date will incur a rescheduling fee. Be sure to confirm the cancellation/rescheduling guidelines with Prometric when scheduling the exam.
What if candidates do not pass the exam?
Candidates who do not pass the exam may retake the exam two more times for a total of three times within one year of application approval. If candidates are not able to pass the PMP certification exam within their one-year eligibility period, they must wait one year from the date of the last attempt to reapply for the PMP credential. Applicants who chose to apply for a different PMI credential, such as the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), may do so at any time.