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XPRM-503 Managing Projects in the Real World

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As the PMBOK® Guide states, a project is a temporary endeavor intended to produce a unique result. In other words, no two projects are the same and, while the PMBOK® Guide sets clear processes, project success is often dependent on project leadership and the ability to adapt practices to the project context. This course is the capstone course of the Certificate in Project Management program and is intended to reinforce the processes and practices needed to complete projects on time, on budget, and to the customer’s satisfaction. Through in-depth examination of recent case studies of projects that have either succeeded or failed in both mature and immature organizations, students learn the key factors for managing successful projects and identify the challenges with rigorous project management.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, a successful student will be able to:

  • Understand how processes, practices, and people are all integral to managing projects
  • Apply basic concepts of project management to a variety of applications / situations
  • Identify characteristics of effective project management
  • Discuss the role of the customer in managing projects
Georgia Tech Professional Education

Preparing for the pmp Exam (Project Management)

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Jun 12—13
2 days
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
USD 835
USD 417 per day
Aug 22—23
2 days
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
USD 835
USD 417 per day
Oct 14—15
2 days
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
USD 835
USD 417 per day

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Prepare to take and pass the Project Management Professional certification exam. Get an intense review of the material covered in the PMP® examination. Prepare to take the exam with confidence. Learn techniques for taking the exam and review all the critical components of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge©, (latest edition). You should already be familiar with information in the PMBOK and be ready to take practice exam questions.

What You Will Learn

  • PMP® exam preparation techniques
  • Materials covered in the PMP® exam
  • PMBOK® review

How You Will Benefit

  • Describe the project-management framework, including the processes within each knowledge area and process group.
  • Learn how to apply the project-management framework to situational questions.
  • Apply earned-value formulas appropriately and interpret the results.
  • Apply Project Management Institute's (PMI) professional-responsibility policies to project scenarios.
  • Complete a “day before” ritual to reinforce aspects of training.
  • Establish confidence through proven examination practices and maintain through exam day.


  • Getting Ready for the Exam
  • The PM Framework and Project Management Context
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Quality Management and Project Human Resources Management
  • Project Communication Management and Project Risk Management
  • Project Procurement Management and Project Integration Management
  • Professional Responsibility



  • Students are required to bring their PMP® Exam Prep Manual, (latest edition) (supporting all PMP® Exams taken after July 31, 2013), Rita Mulcahy, author, that was provided during the COMP 6340: Project Management: Case Study Workshop course.


  • Manual including slides with notes, exercises and project management tools and templates
  • Numerous practice questions, followed by a group discussion of right and wrong answers

Who should attend

Any individual desiring to take the PMP® Examination for the PMP® Certification and brings a solid understanding of the PMBOK®, (latest edition).

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