Project Management Professional



Course Description:
Your ability as a project manager to demonstrate best practices in project management—both on the job and through professional certification—is becoming the standard to compete in today's fast-paced and highly technical workplace. This course expands upon the basic concepts of project management you discovered in the Project Management Fundamentals course, and offers a job-related approach to successful project management across application areas and industries.

This course is designed for experienced project managers who want to increase their skills to follow a standard-based approach.

To ensure your success, we recommend you first have equivalent knowledge:

  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Project Level 1
  • Microsoft Project Level 2
  • Microsoft Word Level 1
  • Microsoft Word Level 2
  • Microsoft Word Level 3

Performance-Based Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Initiate a project.
  • Plan project work.
  • Develop project schedules, cost estimates, and budgets.
  • Plan project quality, staffing, and communication.
  • Plan project procurement.
  • Execute project work.
  • Monitor and control project work.
  • Monitor and control project schedule and costs.
  • Monitor and control project quality, staffing, and communication.
  • Monitor and control project risks and contracts.
  • Close the project.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Initiating a Project
Apply Project Management Processes
Create a Project Charter
Develop a Preliminary Project Scope Statement

Lesson 2: Planning Project Work
Develop Project Management Plan
Create a Scope Management Plan
Create a Scope Statement
Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Lesson 3: Developing Project Schedules, Cost Estimates, and Budgets
Create an Activity List
Create a Project Network Diagram
Estimate Activity Resources
Estimate Activity Durations
Identify the Critical Path
Develop a Project Schedule
Estimate Project Costs
Establish a Cost Baseline

Lesson 4: Planning Project Quality, Staffing, and Communications
Create a Quality Management Plan
Document Roles, Responsibilities, and Reporting Relationships
Acquire Project Team
Create a Communications Management Plan

Lesson 5: Analyzing Risks and Planning Risk Response
Create a Risk Management Plan
Identify Project Risks and Triggers
Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
Develop a Risk Response Plan

Lesson 6: Planning Project Procurement
Prepare a Contract Statement of Work
Prepare a Procurement Document

Lesson 7: Executing Project Work
Direct and Manage Project Execution
Perform Quality Assurance
Develop Project Team
Information Distribution
Request Seller Responses
Select Sellers

Lesson 8: Monitoring and Controlling Project Work
Monitor and Control Project Work
Manage Changes to Performance Baselines
Review Deliverables and Work Results
Control Project Scope

Lesson 9: Monitoring and Controlling Project Schedule and Costs
Control the Project Schedule
Control Project Costs

Lesson 10: Monitoring and Controlling Project Quality, Staffing, and Communications
Perform Quality Control
Manage Project Team
Report Project Performance
Manage Stakeholders

Lesson 11: Monitoring and Controlling Project Risk and Contracts
Monitor and Control Project Risk
Administer a Contract

Lesson 12: Closing the Project
Close a Project
Close a Contract



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