Project Management Institute

A Non-Bootcamp Review of the PMBOK Guide for Real World Practitioners with Joyce Brown and Thomas McCabe


Topics: Project Management Business Analysis | Project Management | Leading Project Teams | Risk Mitigation

If you're looking for a starting point to explore the rigors of becoming a Project Management Professional (PMP), this is the course for you. Learn what you need to know to complete your project on time, within budget and with satisfied customers inside and outside the organization. This intensive four-day course provides an in-depth review of project management standards, tools and techniques as presented in PMI's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – 6th Edition. Course instruction will be supplemented with case studies, team exercises, games and other activities to bring the standard to life and demonstrate core concepts through hands-on activities. Participants will learn proven strategies for dealing with typical "real life" project threats such as scope creep, unrealistic schedule milestones, quality challenges, cost overruns, etc.

By the end of the course participants will have covered all of the project management process groups and knowledge areas presented in the PMBOK® Guide. They will also have a sound understanding of the difference between traditional, predictive project management and agile, change-driven project management. They should also have hands-on experience creating some of the key project management artifacts such as a Project Charter, Scope Statement, Work Breakdown Structure, Communications Plan and Risk Register.

What You Will Learn

  • Remember - Recall basic concepts and terminology from the PMBOK Guide knowledge areas and process groups.
  • Understand - Explain how to create key project artifacts: project charter, scope statement, WBS, communications plan, and risk register.
  • Apply - Demonstrate how to use leadership skills to develop and motivate a high-performing team and to engage stakeholders.
  • Understand - Explain the difference between traditional, predictive project management and agile, change-driven project management and when to use either.
  • Analyze - Distinguish which project management tools to avoid project issues such as scope creep, cost overruns, unrealistic schedules.

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.
Technical Leadership Strategic Total
CAPM / PMP / PgMP 14 7 7 28.00
PMI-ACP / Agile* 7 7 7 21.00
PMI-SP 3 7 7 17.00
PMI-RMP 4 7 7 18.00
PfMP 0 7 7 14.00
PMI-PBA 0 7 7 14.00
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Seminar Instructor(s)


Joyce D. Brown PMP

Joyce D. Brown is managing director of W. W Mentorprises, Inc. She instructs on project, program, and portfolio management at the Connecticut Information Technology Institute (CITI), a unit of University of Connecticut’s School of Business. She is also an adjunct professor of project and program management for several graduate programs at UConn’s School of Business / Stamford campus.Previously, Ms. Brown spent more than fifteen years as vice president of operations for three global luxury goods companies. In these positions her responsibilities included logistics and distribution, construction, procurement, production and manufacturing, after sales service, and security. Her earlier experience includes a role as a retail/ wholesale industry consulting manager at a “Big 4” consulting firm. Ms. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Middle Tennessee State University.


Thomas F. McCabe PMP

Thomas F. McCabe is managing director of W. W. Mentorprises, Inc. He instructs on project, program, and portfolio management at Connecticut Information Technology Institute (CITI), a unit of University of Connecticut School of Business. He is also an adjunct professor at Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business where he teaches project management at the graduate and undergraduate levels. His previous positions include e-Infrastructure consulting manager at a “Big 4” consulting firm, and vice president, global risk management for a major financial services organization. Professional expertise includes: eBusiness transformation, PMO establishment and organization, project risk assessment, business continuity planning, software selection, new product development, and business process re-engineering. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Fordham University and a master's certificate in project management from George Washington University.Mr. McCabe has held several global volunteer positions for PMI. He was a co-founder of PMI’s eBusiness Specific Interest Group (SIG) and formerly served as its chairman & executive advisory chair. He also served as vice-chairman of programs for both the PMO SIG and Financial Services SIG. He is cited in the PMBOK® Guide — 5th Edition as a contributing subject matter expert.

Course Information

4 Days
20 - 23 July 2020


Member Price
(US$2884.00 before 8 June)
Non-Member Price
(US$3090.00 before 8 June)
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