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Abstract: 

In this course you will learn about the basics of project management and professional responsibility. You will also learn about the different specific areas of project management. These include integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholder.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is intended for professionals who are preparing to take the PMI’s Certified Associate in Project Management Exam (CAPM).

PREREQUISITE

Although not required, Introduction to Project Management is highly recommended as a prerequisite.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Course Introduction

Chapter 1: CAPM Application & Exam

  • CAPM Application & Exam
  • How Do I Become A CAPM?
  • CAPM Application
  • CAPM Exam
  • Types of Questions
  • Recurring Themes
  • The Exam – Why People Fail

 

Chapter 2: Organizations and Project Management

  • Organizations and Project Management
  • Differentiation vs. Integration
  • A Functional Organization
  • Potential Advantages of a Functional Organization
  • Potential Issues with a Functional Organization
  • A Projectized Organization (PBO)
  • Potential Advantages of a Projectized Organization
  • Potential Issues with a Projectized Organization
  • The Matrix Organization
  • A Weak Matrix Organization
  • A Balanced Matrix Organization
  • A Strong Matrix Organization
  • Potential Advantages of a Matrix Organization
  • Potential Issues with a Matrix Organization
  • Organizational Structures

 

Chapter 3: The Basics of Project Management

  • The Basics of Project Management
  • What is Project Management?
  • The Basics of PM
  • Key Terms
  • PMBOK Guide Knowledge Areas
  • Ten Knowledge Areas Extended
  • The Process Groups & Knowledge Areas Combined

 

Chapter 4: Project Integration Management

  • Project Integration Management
  • Integration Management
  • 4.1 Develop Project Charter
  • The Business Case
  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan
  • The Project Management Plan Can Also Include
  • 4.3 Direct & Manage Project Work
  • 4.4 Monitor & Control Project Work
  • 4.5 Perform Integrated Change Control
  • 4.6 Close Project or Phase
  • Summary

 

Chapter 5: Project Scope Management

  • Project Scope Management
  • The Product vs. Project Scope
  • 5.1 Plan Scope Management
  • 5.2 Collect Requirements
  • 5.3 Define Scope
  • 5.4 Create WBS
  • Components of the WBS
  • Effective WBS’s
  • Validate Scope
  • 5.6 Control Scope
  • Project Scope Management - Summary

 

Chapter 6: Project Time Management

  • Project Time Management
  • 6.1 Plan Schedule Management
  • 6.2 Define Activities
  • 6.3 Sequence Activities
  • PDM
  • Conditional Diagramming
  • Types of Dependencies
  • Other Terms
  • 6.4 Estimate Activity Resources
  • 6.5 Estimate Activity Durations
  • 6.6 Develop Schedule
  • CPM
  • 6.6 Develop Schedule
  • 6.7 Control Schedule
  • Project Time Management – Summary

 

Chapter 7: Project Cost Management

  • Project Cost Management
  • Cost Management
  • 7.1 Plan Cost Management
  • 7.2 Estimate Costs
  • 7.3 Determine Budget
  • Funding Requirements
  • 7.4 Control Costs
  • Cumulative Cost Curve
  • Forecasting – ETC
  • Forecasting - EAC
  • Forecasting – TCPI
  • Cost Management – Summary

 

Chapter 8: Project Quality Management

  • Project Quality Management
  • Key Terms
  • Thought Leaders
  • 8.1 Plan Quality
  • 8.1 Plan Quality Management
  • Cost of Quality
  • 7 Basic Quality Tools
  • SIPOC
  • Benchmarking
  • Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Statistical Sampling Terms
  • Statistical Terms
  • 8.2 Perform Quality Assurance
  • 8.3 Control Quality
  • Cause and Effect Diagram
  • Project Quality Management – Summary

 

Chapter 9: Project Human Resource Management

  • Project Human Resource Management
  • 9.1 Plan Human Resource Management
  • Organization Chart
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • Common Theories
  • McGregor’s Theory of X and Y
  • Common Theories
  • Theory Z
  • Human Resource Plan
  • 9.2 Acquire Project Team
  • 9.3 Develop Project Team
  • 9.4 Manage Project Team
  • Theories of Management Style
  • Sources of Power
  • Human Resources Management – Summary

 

Chapter 10: Project Communications Management

  • Project Communications Management
  • Communications Management Styles
  • 10.1 Plan Communications Management
  • The Communications Management Plan
  • 10.2 Manage Communications
  • 10.3 Control Communications
  • Communications Management – Summary

 

Chapter 11: Project Risk Management

  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Types of Risks
  • 11.1 Plan Risk Management
  • Included in the Risk Management Plan
  • Sample RBS
  • Scales for Impact and Probability
  • Sample Impact Matrix
  • 11.2 Identify Risks
  • Tools & Techniques
  • The Risk Register
  • 11.3 Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Probability & Impact Matrix
  • 11.4 Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Data Modeling – Simulation
  • Expected Monetary Value (EMV)
  • Decision Tree Analysis
  • 11.5 Plan Risk Responses
  • Response Strategies
  • Risk Register Updates
  • 11.6 Control Risks
  • Results of Risk Monitoring & Control
  • Project Risk Management – Summary

 

Chapter 12: Project Procurement Management

  • Project Procurement Management
  • 12.1 Plan Procurement Management
  • Procurement Management Plan
  • 12.2 Conduct Procurements
  • Source Selection Criteria
  • 12.3 Control Procurements
  • 12.4 Close Procurements
  • Project Procurement Management – Summary

 

Chapter 13: Project Stakeholder Management

  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • 13.1 Identify Stakeholders
  • Classification Models for Stakeholder Analysis
  • Stakeholder Prioritization
  • 13.2 Plan Stakeholder Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement Classification
  • 13.3 Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  • 13.4 Control Stakeholder Engagement
  • Project Stakeholder Management – Summary

 

Chapter 14: Project Responsibility

  • Professional Responsibility
  • Scope & Estimates
  • Authority
  • Above All Else

 

course info

Course ID: CA-1013
Course Level: Beginner
Duration: 21 hours

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$395 USD

PMI PDUs

PMI Talent TriangleThe following table provides the breakdown of the professional development units (PDUs) for this course aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM.

  Tech. Ldrshp. Strat. & Bus.
PMP 21 0 0
PgMP 21 0 0
PfMP 0 0 0
PMI-ACP 0 0 0
PMI-SP 4 0 0
PMI-RMP 1 0 0
PMI-PBA 2 0 0

 
The three columns in the above table are Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic & Business Management.

Other Credits

Other professional (re)certification credits are available, including:

  • Certified Business Analyst Professionals (CBAPs) earn 21CDUs (Category 2B)
  • Certified Software Quality Engineers (CSQEs) earn 3 RUs
  • CIPS Information Systems Professionals (ISPs) earn 21 Learning Credits
  • CIPS Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCPs) earn 21 Learning Credits