Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam Prep

Course Overview

This course will teach students about the basics of project management and professional responsibility. They will also learn about the different areas of project management, including integration, scope, schedule, cost, quality, resources, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management.

Course Introduction 5m

Chapter 01 – CAPM Application & Exam 53m
What do the letters CAPM mean?
How Do I Become A CAPM?
Scheduling the Exam
CAPM Application
Project Management & Processes
Project Integration Management
Project Scope Management
Project Schedule Management
Project Cost Management
Project Quality Management
Resources Management
Project Communications Management
Project Risk Management
Project Procurement Management
Project Stakeholder Management
Types of Questions: Two Right Answers, Made up Terms
Types of Questions: Two Right Answers
Types of Questions: Situational Questions
Types of Questions: Extraneous Information
Types of Questions: Understanding vs. Memorization
Types of Questions: Questions With Invented Terms
Types of Questions: Answers With More than One Component
Recurring Themes: PMI’isms
The Exam – Why People Fail

Chapter 02 – Organizations and Project Management 33m
Organizations and Project Management
Differentiation vs. Integration
Functional Organization
Potential Advantages of a Functional Organization
Potential Issues with a Functional Organization
Projectized Organization
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
Project Characteristics

Chapter 03 – The Basics of Project Management 1h 50m
The Basics of Project Management
What is Project Management?
Projects and Operations
Program and Portfolio
Organizational Project Management
Key Terms
Key Terms – Life Cycles
Key Terms (Cont.)
It’s all about managing six (6) things. It’s simple really…
Plan – Do – Check – Act
Project Life Cycle
Developmental Methodologies
The Big 3 Life Cycles
Keys to the Predictive Waterfall Model
The Basic Predictive Model
Keys to the Predictive Model
Keys Challenges to the Predictive Model
The Iterative Life Cycles
Advantages of the Iterative Model
Challenges of the Iterative Model
Reasons to Prototype
Dangers of Prototyping
Managing WIP
Scrum Model
A Project Vision
Product Backlog
The Scrum Roles
The Release Planning Meeting
The Sprint Planning Meeting
Team/Scrum Board
Burndown Chart
Sprint Planning Meeting
The Daily Scrum
Sprint Review
Sprint Retrospective
Scrum Table
PMBOK Guide Knowledge Areas
Ten Knowledge Areas Extended
Inputs – Tools & Techniques – Outputs
Ten Knowledge Areas Extended (Cont.)
The Process Groups & Knowledge Areas Combined

Chapter 04 – Project Integration Management 59m
Project Integration Management
Integration Management
4.1 Develop Project Charter
The Business Case
4.2 Develop Project Management Plan
Project Management Plan & Project Documents
Baselines, Logs & Registers
Project Management Plan Diagram
4.3 Direct & Manage Project Work
4.4 Manage Project Knowledge
4.5 Monitor & Control Project Work
4.6 Perform Integrated Change Control
4.7 Close Project or Phase

Chapter 05 – Project Scope Management 50m
Project Scope Management
Scope Management
The Product vs. Project Scope:
The Scope Management Plan Answers…
The Steps in Scope Management
How Scope is Measured
5.1 Plan Scope Management
5.2 Collect Requirements
Requirements Data Gathering
Idea Mapping Guidelines
Brainstorming Steps
5.3 Define Scope
Charter vs. Scope Statement
5.4 Create WBS
WBS Terminology
Components of the WBS
Effective WBS’s
5.4 Create WBS (Cont.)
5.5 Validate Scope
5.6 Control Scope

Chapter 06 – Project Schedule Management 2h 5m
Project Schedule Management
Schedule Management
6.1 Plan Schedule Management
6.2 Define Activities
Rolling Wave Planning
6.2 Define Activities (Cont.)
6.3 Sequence Activities
Conditional Diagramming
Leads & Lag
6.3 Sequence Activities (Cont.)
Dependency Determination
Leads & Lag Example
6.4 Estimate Activity Durations
Project Evaluation & Review Technique (PERT)
Agile Estimation
6.5 Develop Schedule
The Critical Path Method
Resource Optimization
Critical Chain Method
A Sample Story Map
6.5 Develop Schedule (Cont.)
Leveling vs. Smoothing
Other Terms
Crashing vs. Fast Tracking
Gantt Charts
Milestone Chart
6.6 Control Schedule

Chapter 07 – Project Cost Management 1h 14m
Project Cost Management
Cost Management
7.1 Plan Cost Management
7.2 Estimate Costs
Accuracy of Estimates
7.3 Determine Budget
Accounting Terms
7.3 Determine Budget (Cont.)
Funding Requirements
7.4 Control Costs
Cumulative Cost Curve
Earned Value Chart
Forecasting – ETC
Forecasting – EAC
Forecasting – TCPI
Earned Schedule Theory

Chapter 08 – Project Quality Management 1h 35m
Project Quality Management
Key Terms
Quality Management
Thought Leaders
8.1 Plan Quality
Cost of Quality
SIPOC (Cont.)
Logical Data Model
Matrix Diagrams
Matrix Diagram Symbols
Sample Matrix Diagrams
Test Driven Development (TDD)
Acceptance Test-Driven Development
Types of Refactoring
8.2 Manage Quality
Root Cause Analysis
Affinity Diagrams
Affinity Diagrams Steps
Affinity Diagrams (Cont.)
Cause and Effect Diagram
Histogram Sample
Scatter Diagram
Control Chart
Pareto Diagrams
Run Chart
Design For X
Problem Solving
Design of Experiments (DOE)
8.3 Control Quality
7 Basic Quality Tools
Check or Tally Sheets
Statistical Sampling Terms
Statistical Terms
Statistical Example

Chapter 09 – Project Resources Management 1h 26m
Project Resources Management
The Processes that Organize All Project Resources
9.1 Plan Resources Management
Team Charter
Organization Chart
Responsibility Assignment Matrix
Common Theories
Resource Management Plan
9.2 Estimate Activity Resources
9.3 Acquire Resources
9.4 Develop Team
The Five (5) Conflict Resolution Modes
Speed B. Leas Conflict Model
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Absence of Trust
Absence of Conflict
Lack of Commitment
Avoidance of Accountability
Inattention to Results
9.5 Manage Team
Emotional Intelligence
Ability-Based EI Model
Goleman’s Mixed EI Model
Trait EI Model
Leadership Styles
Theories of Management Style
Sources of Power
Servant Leadership
Management vs. Leadership
Adaptive Leadership
9.6 Control Resources
Final Terms

Chapter 10 – Project Communications Management 28m
Project Communications Management
Communications Management
Communications Dimensions
Communications Terms
The Communication Model
Didactic Communication Example
10.1 Plan Communications Management
Stakeholder Engagement Matrix
The Communications Management Plan
10.2 Manage Communications
Communications Techniques and Considerations
10.2 Manage Communications (Cont.)
10.3 Monitor Communications
10.3 Control Communications

Chapter 11 – Project Risk Management 1h 11m
Project Risk Management
Risk Management
Types of Risks
Key Terms
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
Delphi Technique
SWOT Analysis
Prompt Lists
The Risk Register
11.3 Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
Risk Parameters
Probability & Impact Matrix
11.4 Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
Influence Diagrams
Expected Monetary Value (EMV)
Decision Tree Analysis
A Sample Decision Tree with Costs
Data Modeling – Simulation
11.5 Plan Risk Responses
Response Strategies
Risk Register Updates
11.6 Implement Risk Responses
11.6 Plan Implement Responses
11.7 Monitor Risks

Chapter 12 – Project Procurement Management 45m
Project Procurement Management
Procurement Management
Procurement PMIisms
Procurement Terms
12.1 Plan Procurement Management
Source Selection Analysis
Procurement Management Plan
Bid Documents
Procurement Statement of Work
3 Types – Procurement Statement of Work
Procurement Documents
12.2 Conduct Procurements
Negotiating Tactics
Source Selection Criteria
12.3 Control Procurements
Negotiate Settlements

Chapter 13 – Project Stakeholder Management 20m
Project Stakeholder Management
13.1 Identify Stakeholders
Brain Writing – Data Gathering
Data Analysis for Stakeholders
Classification Models for Stakeholder Analysis
Stakeholder Prioritization
Salience Model
Salience Model Groups
Direction of Influence
Stakeholder Engagement Classification
13.2 Plan Stakeholder Management
13.3 Manage Stakeholder Engagement
13.4 Monitor Stakeholder Engagement

Chapter 14 – Professional Responsibility 11m
Professional Responsibility
Duty to the Profession
Scope & Estimates
Above All Else…

Total Duration: 14h 25m

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