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Project Leadership Management and Communications

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Project fundamentals typically enter the profession holding qualifications in other areas but without a formal qualification in Project Management. Employers and Clients are increasingly looking for some assurance that the people to whom they entrust their projects have the necessary experience and knowledge to manage them.

The Project Management Institute’s (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is accepted world-wide as proof of project management experience and competency. Having a PMP® certification proves that the candidate has an advanced level of experience and project management knowledge, as well as the capability to study for and pass a rigorous examination.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Learn about the Project Management Institute (PMI)® and the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification
  • Learn about the Project Management Body of Knowledge standard
  • Learn about the nine knowledge areas of project management outlined in the PMBOK® Guide
  • Learn about the five processes of project management outlined in the PMBOK® Guide
  • Learn the logistics of taking the Project Management Professional (PMP)® examination
  • Learn the types of questions asked in the Project Management Professional (PMP)® examination
  • Practice answering many sample questions
  • Learn how to study for the Project Management Professional (PMP)®

Although not a specific course objective, a key benefit is that delegates will learn a lot about good project management practice which can find immediate application back in their work environment.

Course Outline

Day 1


  • Get to know classmates (company, industry, background)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)® and Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification process
  • Project management context, lifecycles, nine knowledge areas and five processes
  • Balancing the triple constraint of a project; serving the stakeholders, Project Managers skills
  • Inputs-processes-outputs of Integration Management, Project Plan development and overall change control

Day 2

Project Scope Management; Project Time Management

  • Using tools such as the Project Charter, Scope Statement, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
  • Change Control Management, changing the project plan, close-out of scope
  • Activity Sequencing, dependencies, network diagrams, estimating
  • Resource assignment, schedule development, resource loading and leveling
  • Critical Path Method (CPM), critical chain overview, schedule optimizing and control

Day 3

Cost Management; Quality Management, Human Resource Management

  • Cost management plan; budgeting
  • Earned Value Management and cost control
  • Quality planning, assurance, control
  • Organizational planning, functional, matrix, projected management
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Staff acquisition activities, Team development

Day 4

Communication, Risk, Procurement

  • Communications planning, information distribution, performance measurement, administrative closure
  • Effective reports and meetings
  • Risk management planning
  • Risk identification, qualitative and quantitative analysis, response and control
  • Procurement Planning Process, solicitation, proposal evaluation and selection
  • Contracting, contract types, project management of a contracted project, contract close-out

Day 5

Professional Responsibility

  • Legal, ethical, and professional behavior
  • Code of conduct, cultural issues of international projects
  • The Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification process
  • Test taking techniques
  • Mock Examination
  • Questions & answers; closure

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

Project fundamentals (Contractor or Client organizations), project technical staff, team members with planning or control responsibilities and others wishing to improve and certify their project management skills


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