A Non-Bootcamp Review of the PMBOK® Guide for Real World Practitioners
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 TableThe 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.