Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Prep – Sixth Ed.®

Course Overview

This course has been designed to prepare participants to take the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam, and is based on the information covered in the 10 areas of study used to formulate the exam, including the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc. In addition to providing a comprehensive presentation
and review of the material covered on the exam, this course will guide the student through the exam application and registration procedures.

Course Introduction 5m

Chapter 01 – Application and the PMP Exam® 1h 12m
Application and the PMP Exam
Extra Reading
The Acme Widget Factory
Project Management Professional
How Do I Become A PMP?
PMP Application
PMP Exam
PMP Exam – Initiating
PMP Exam – Planning
PMP Exam – Executing
PMP Exam – Monitoring & Controlling
PMP Exam – Closing
PMP Exam (Cont.)
Test-Taking Strategies

Chapter 02 – Types of Exam Questions 25m
Types of Exam Questions
Two Right Answers / Made up Terms
Two Right Answers
Situational Questions
Extraneous Information
Understanding vs. Memorization
Questions With Invented Terms
Answers With More than One Component
The Exam – Why People Fail

Chapter 03 – The Basics of Project Management – Part 01 32m
Organizations and Project Management
Differentiation vs. Integration
Organic or Simple
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
Organizations Table

Chapter 03 – The Basics of Project Management – Part 02 1h 47m
The Basics of Project Management
What is Project Management?
Projects and Operations
Programs and Portfolios
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
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
A Project Vision
Product Backlog
The Scrum Roles
Scrum (Cont.)
The Team Board
Burndown Chart
Sprint Planning Meeting
The Daily Scrum
Sprint Review
Sprint Retrospective
Scrum Timeline
PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas
Ten Knowledge Areas Extended
The Process Groups & Knowledge Areas Combined

Chapter 04 – Project Integration Management 58m
Project Integration Management
Integration Management
4.1 Develop Project Charter
The Business Case
4.2 Develop Project Management Plan
Baselines, Logs & Registers
Project Management Plan
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 46m
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
Project Scope Management – Summary

Chapter 06 – Project Schedule Management 1h 58m
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 (Cont.)
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
Project Time Management – Summary

Chapter 07 – Project Cost Management 1h 15m
Project Cost Management
Cost Management
7.1 Plan Cost Management
7.2 Estimate Costs
7.3 Determine Budget
Accounting Terms
7.3 Determine Budget (Cont.)
Funding Requirements
7.4 Control Costs
Cumulative Cost Curve
In Alphabetical Order
Forecasting – ETC
Forecasting – EAC
Forecasting – TCPI
Earned Schedule Theory
Cost Management – Summary

Chapter 08 – Project Quality Management 1h 30m
Project Quality Management
Quality Management
Key Terms
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 and Limits
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
Project Quality Management – Summary

Chapter 09 – Project Resource Management 1h 23m
Project Resource Management
The Processes that Organize All Project Resources
9.1 Plan Resources Management
Team Charter
Organization Chart
Responsibility Assignment Matrix
Common Theories
McGregor’s Theory of X and Y
Hertzberg’s Theory
Theory Z
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
Project Resources Management – Summary

Chapter 10 – Project Communications Management 27m
Project Communications Management
Communications Management
Communications Dimensions
Communications Terms
The Communication Model
The Formula for One-to-one Communications
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
Communications Management – Summary

Chapter 11 – Project Risk Management 1h 10m
Project Risk Management
Risk Management
Project Risks
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
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
Project Risk Management – Summary

Chapter 12 – Project Procurement Management 42m
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 Documents
12.2 Conduct Procurements
Negotiating Tactics
Source Selection Criteria
12.3 Control Procurements
Negotiate Settlements
Project Procurement Management – Summary

Chapter 13 – Project Stakeholder Management 20m
Project Stakeholder Management
Stakeholder Management
13.1 Identify Stakeholders
Brain Writing – Data Gathering
Data Analysis for Stakeholders
Classification Models for Stakeholder Analysis
Stakeholder Prioritization
Salience Model
Direction of Influence
Stakeholder Engagement Classification
13.2 Plan Stakeholder Management
13.3 Manage Stakeholder Engagement
13.4 Monitor Stakeholder Engagement
Project Stakeholder Management – Summary
Chapter 14 – Professional Responsibility 12m
Professional Responsibility
Duty to the Profession
Scope & Estimates
Above All Else…

Course Closure

Total Duration: 14h 42m

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