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PMP 48
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PMP Certification

                    This PMP Prep course will be conducted in 10 sessions of 3 hrs each. 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 4th edition.


            1. Overview:


            1) About PMI history

            2) PMP Certification program & details

                 a) Eligibility criteria & the certification process (Application & audit process, Exam fees)

                 b) Exam structure (Topics covered, types of PMP questions)

                 c) Training approach (How to prepare)

            3) PDC handbook, CCR handbook


            2. Project Management Framework:


            1) What is PMBOK and its purpose

            2) Project Vs operations (PMBOK definitions)

            3) Triple constraint

            4) Value of Project Management

            5) Project Manager’s role & areas of expertise of Project Manager and Project Team

            6)  Project Life cycle, Product Life cycle & Project Management Life cycle

            7) Key Stakeholders

            8) Organization structures


            3. Project Management Process:


            1) Product Oriented process & Project management process

            2) IPECC

            3) 9 Knowledge areas Vs 5 Project management process groups


      4. Project Integration Management:


                                1) Project charter

                                2) Project Preliminary Scope statement

                                3) Project Selection Methods (PV, NPV, IRR, Payback period, BCR, Opportunity cost)

                                4) Project Plan or Project Management plan

                                5) Manage and control Project execution

                                6) Integrated Change control (CCB)

                                7) Project closeout

                                8) Integration Management (How to integrate all 9 KA’s Vs 5 process groups)



            5. Project Scope Management:


            1) Project scope planning (Scope Management Plan)

            2) Scope Definition (Scope Statement) 

            3) Work Breakdown structure (WBS & WBS dictionary)

            4) Scope Verification process

            5) Scope Control


        6. Project Time Management:


                                1) Activity Definition (Activity List)

                                2) Activity Sequencing

                                      a) How to draw a PND using PDM

                                      b) Calculate Float (slack), Total float, free float 

                                      c) Identify Critical Path using PND

                                      d) GERT

                                      e) Leads & Lags

                                3) Activity Duration Estimating (Effort estimate Vs Duration Estimate)

                                4) CPM (Forward pass & backward pass) & PERT

                                5) Crashing, Fast-tracking & Resource Leveling

                                6) Gantt Chart, Project calendar, Resource calendar, RAM/RACI, Resource Histogram


      7. Project Cost Management:


                              1) Project Management fundamentals & types of cost

                              2) Depreciation (Straight Line, Accelerated), Sunk costs

                              3) Cost Estimating (Top-down, bottom-up, parametric)

                              4) Accuracy range of estimates (Order of magnitude, conceptual, definite and control)

                              5) Cost budgeting & Cost baseline

                              6) Cost control

                              7) Earned Value Management (EVM)

                                   How to calculate PV, EV, AC, SPI, CPI, BAC, EAC, ETC, VAC, TCPI (including exercises)



      8. Project Quality Management:


                              1) Quality Vs Grade

                              2) Quality Management, TQM, Quality policy, Gold plating

                              3) Quality Management process (QA, QC)

                              3) Quality Planning (Quality management plan)

                              4) Cost of Quality (COQ)

                              5) QA & Quality audits

                              6) QC (Fishbone diagram, Pareto chart, control charts, flow charts, Inspection, Sampling, run chart)


     9. Project HR Management:


                              1) HR planning (Roles & Responsibilities, Authority, competency, RAM/RACI, etc)                 

                              2) Roles of Project sponsor, Team member, stakeholder, functional manager, Project manager

                              3) Staffing management plan

                              4) Acquiring Project Team

                              5) Develop Project Team (Team building, 5 Powers of PM, 7 leadership styles etc.)

                              6) Motivational Theories

                              7) Manage Project Team (Manage issues)


     10. Project Communication Management:


                              1) Communication management (compliance, informance and branding type of communications)

                              2) Sender-Medium-Receiver

                              3) Communications planning (communication management plan)

                              4) Information distribution (forms of communication, communication methods & channels)

                              5) How to calculate communication channels

                              6) Performance reporting (Status reports, & other reports, Earned value)

                              7) Manage stakeholder’s communication

                              8) Project meetings                           


            11. Project Risk Management:


                                         1) Risk Vs Assumptions Vs constraints

                                         2) Risk Management Plan

                                         3) Risk Identification (Risk Register RR)

                                         4) Qualitative Risk analysis (High, medium & low)

                                         5) Quantitative Risk Analysis)

                                         6) Expected value calculation (Decision tress, Monte Carlo simulation software)

                                         7) Risk Response (Avoid, Mitigate, Transfer or Accept)

                                         8) Secondary risks, Residual risks & Reserves (Management reserves & Contingency reserves)

                                         9) Risk Monitoring and control.


            12. Project Procurement Management:



                                         1) Plan Procurements

                                         2) Contract & Contract types

                                               a) CR (Cost reimbursable): CPFF, CPPC, CPIF, CPAF

                                               b) FFP (Firm Fixed Price): FPIF, FPEFA

                                               c) T& M (Time and Material


                                         3) SOW

                                     4) Request Seller responses (RFP’s)

                                     5) Select Sellers

                                     6) Administer Contracts and contract closure


 13. Professional Responsibility:


                              1) Professional Ethics       

                              2) Individual Integrity

                              3) Contributing to PM knowledge base

                              4) PMI’s “Project Management Professional Code of Professional Conduct”

14. PMP Practice Exam:

                              1) Recap

                              2) PMP Examination, Types of questions, Tips for the exam

                              3) 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.





  1. PPT course slides
  2. Quiz 1 to 20 (400+ questions & answers to be discussed in the class)
  3. 1800+ mock PMP Ques & Answers (for further practice)

(All the above will be uploaded in Webex as per participant’s email id, so they can download the same before the class)

  1. 35 contact hours certificate (Certificate will be sent via email, with digitized signature of the faculty. The signature is digitized based on Govt norms & NSDL norms)




    Participants need to have 512 kbps internet with headphone & speakers