A Non-Bootcamp Review of the PMBOK Guide for Real World Practitioners with Joyce Brown and Thomas McCabe
DescriptionTopics: Project Management | Business Analysis | Communications | Stakeholder Engagement | Risk Mitigation
If you're looking for a starting point to explore the rigors of becoming a Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential holder, 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 engaging 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).
Course instruction will be supplemented with games, case studies, exercises, and team quick quizzes 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 schedules, quality challenges, and cost overruns.
By the end of the course, participants will have covered all of the project management principles and processes presented in the PMBOK® Guide. They will also have a sound understanding of the differences between traditional, plan-driven project management and agile, change-driven project management. An eight-part case study will be used to provide practical knowledge about some of the key project management artifacts / documents: Business Case, Project Charter, Scope Statement, etc.
This is not a PMP Exam Prep course, though participants will learn important fundamentals. It is intended to be an interactive co-learning experience without pressure, memorization or timed tests. It can also serve as a refresher for those who have a PMI certification (CAPM, PMP, PgMP, etc.) but want to learn more about the PMBOK® Guide, and high-level changes.
What You Will Learn
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Understand how to create key project artifacts: Team Charter with Service Level Agreements (SLAs), Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Schedule Gantt Chart, Performance Measurement Baseline / CUM Cost S-Curve, Communication Plan, and Risk Register.
- Demonstrate how to use leadership skills to motivate high-performing teams, and keep stakeholders engaged throughout the project.
- Recognize the difference between traditional vs. agile approaches and when to use them (tailoring).
- Evaluate which project management tools would be appropriate to avoid issues such as scope creep, cost overruns, unrealistic schedules, poor quality, team conflicts, and stakeholder disengagement.
PDU Allocation Table
|CAPM / PMP / PgMP||14||7||7||28.00|
|PMI-ACP / Agile*||7||7||7||21.00|