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Project Management Fundamentals
&
Project Management Essentials and Exam Preparation
 

TRAINING BENEFITS

 

After successful completion of this training you will be able to:

1.  Explain the fundamental concepts of project management.

2.  Explain the five project management process groups, and know how to manage projects throughout the project life cycle.

3.  Explain the ten project management knowledge areas.

4.  Explain the inputs, tools & techniques, and outputs of the 47 project management processes.

5.  Create a project management plan based on a project charter and input from stakeholders.

6.  Determine how to manage a project team to execute the project management plan, and decide how to deal with changes.

7.  Manage project documentation effectively, including lessons learned throughout the project.

8.  Explain how to properly close a project or project phase.

9.  Evaluate how professional responsibility drives ethical behavior.

 

ADDITIONAL "EXAM PREPARATION" BENEFITS

 

You will be prepared to take the PMP® or CAPM® exam.

 


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 

Individuals that have experience working on project teams, as well as project managers that need to refresh their knowledge and complement their skill sets. 

Typical functions:

  • product developers
  • plant engineers
  • IT personnel
  • commercial team members
  • engineering managers
  • technology managers
  • other functional managers
  • senior management

 


* NOTE FOR PMP® STUDENTS

 

Each hour of training counts as one contact hour of formal education.  

PMI® requires 35 contact hours to be eligible for the PMP®credential.

 


 ** NOTE FOR PMP® CREDENTIAL HOLDERS

 

Each hour of training counts as one PDU - Category B Continuing Education.

 


 
Schoolcraft CEPD and Q'vive are  offering a ten-week, intensive project management training program:
Project Management  
Essentials and Exam Preparation
brochure    

 

Presentation of the project life cycle based on the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition:

 

    5 process groups
  10 knowledge areas
   47 processes
 256 inputs
 208 tools & techniques
 154 outputs
 
- PMI's code of ethics
- Exam facts, strategies,
  perspective, approach
 
Included in this 10 week - 36 hour course: 
405 page manual
467 practice questions
  45 exercises
    1 18" x 24" PMProcess Flow poster
    5 Companion Documents  
       based on PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition
 
Information Session

Want to learn more about this exciting training

program?

Want to meet the instructor?

Want to get a better feel for Schoolcraft?

The Fall semester course starts  on Sep 22 @ 6pm.

Attend our Information Session on Sep 8,

2014 from 6-7:30pm in the new Jeffress Center room 103.

We hope to see you there! 

Driving Directions
Click the map to open an interactive map in a new window.

 

 download 04/15/2014 info session presentation

 

 

 

CES2 1572/Sec. 947507 (3.6 CEU)

10 weeks - Monday Sep 22 through Nov 24

from 6-9:40pm

Jeffress Center, Room 103

Instructor: E. van der Meulen, PMP

 

Register online at http://webadvisor.schoolcraft.edu

 


 

* Starting in Spring/Summer 2013, all courses are based on, and prepare for exams based on the new PMBOK® GuideFifth Edition. 
The PMP exam updates are effective on July 31, 2013.  The CAPM exam updates on July 1.
 

Comments from Schoolcraft CEPD students:

 

"I appreciated Eric's sincere interest in helping us to understand the material and what we will face when we take the exam.  His website for the course is chock full of helpful information and links."

-PMP student, April 10, 2013

 

"I cleared PMP in first attempt and the credit goes to Eric for being such an awesome teacher."

-PMP student, February 25, 2013

 

"I appreciated Eric's sincere interest in helping us to understand the material and what we will face when taking the exam.  His website for the course is chock full of helpful information and links."

-PMP student, December 3, 2012

 

"I procrastinated all summer, but I finally did sit for the exam yesterday and passed.  Your class helped me focus on the material, so thank you for helping me pass the exam."

-PMP student, September 25, 2012

 

"Hello Eric.  I am incredibly excited and honored to report to you that I  PASSED the PMP exam this morning!!!  Thanks you for your support and for your class.  I do feel it was very helpful in getting me started on my study efforts and ultimately passing the exam."

-PMP student, September 4, 2012

 

"Hi Eric. Took the PMP exam today and passed.  Your sample questions were very helpful and seem fairly much in line with the exam.  Thanks for all your help."

-PMP student, May 7, 2012

 

"Hi Eric. Just wanted to let you know that I passed my PMP exam on Saturday.  Thanks for all the great instruction.  Your class along with Rita's book helped a ton."

-PMP student, August 29, 2011

 

"Hello Eric, I passed the PMP exam yesterday.  I completed your 10 week class in July and supplemented it with Rita Mulcahy's book."

-PMP student, August 24, 2011

 

"Hi Eric, just wanted to drop you a quick note that I passed the PMP exam yesterday. Thanks for your help with getting me certified."

-PMP student, May 17, 2011

 

"I passed my PMP credentials exam last Thursday.  It was a challenge. ... Thank you for your help with the exam prep.  Your course put me on the right track."

-PMP student, May 16, 2011

 

"Just wanted to let you know that I passed the CAPM exam today.  Your class was a great help.  Thanks."

-PMP student, May 11, 2011

 

"I’m happy to report to you that I passed the PMP exam yesterday!  The course you provided was very helpful in preparing for the exam.  Thank you."

-PMP student, May 9, 2011

 

"The instructor was focused and effective in teaching the subject matter and recommending supplemental material to further help me gain knowledge."
-PMP student, winter 2011 semester

 

"The cost of the course was very attractive compared to other exam prep courses.  I feel I got more value than what I paid for.  Thank you."
-PMP student, winter 2011 semester

 

"It is a great class for a PMP Professional."
-PMP student, winter 2011 semester

 


TRAINING OUTLINE

 

1.   Introduction, Framework, Definitions

2.   Life Cycle, Process Groups, Knowledge Areas

3.   Initiating - Integration

     

4.   Initiating - Stakeholders, Review

5.   Planning - Integration

6.   Planning - Scope

     

7.   Planning - Time

8.   Planning - Cost

9.   Planning - Risk

     

10.  Planning - Procurement

11.  Planning - Human Resources 

12.  Planning - Quality

     

13.  Planning - Stakeholders, Communication, Review

14.  Executing - Integration

15.  Executing - Human Resources

     

16.  Executing - Procurement, Quality, Communications, Stakeholders, Review 

17.  Monitoring & Controlling - Integration

18.  Monitoring & Controlling - Quality, Scope

     

19.  Monitoring & Controlling - Time, Cost

20.  Monitoring & Controlling - Communications, Stakeholders

21.  Monitoring & Controlling - Procurement, Risk, Review

     

22.  Closing - Integration, Procurement

23.  Professional Responsibility

24.  REVIEW AND APPLICATION

 

 

ADDITIONAL "EXAM PREPARATION" CONTENT

 

  • Exam Perspective
  • Exam Approach
  • Exam Facts
  • Project Roles
  • Practice Questions

 


EXAMPLES OF TOOLS & TECHNIQUES

 

Stakeholder analysis, facilitated workshops, expert judgment, decomposition, precedence diagramming, estimating, project management software, critical path analysis, resource leveling, schedule compression, make-or-buy analysis, cost of quality, SWOT analysis, risk analysis, risk mitigation, performance reviews, negotiation, team-building, conflict management, issue log, communication methods, forecasting, variance analysis, earned value, change control, audits

 


TRAINING DURATION

 

Project Management Fundamentals

There are many scheduling options possible. 

The following schedule is very well received by our clients:

8 x 3 hour modules, conducted as a 4 week training of 2 x 3 hour sessions (morning and afternoon). 

 

Project Management Essentials and Exam Preparation

This is typically a 36 hour class, with - in addition to the "Fundametals" content - specific exam preparation topics and practice exam questions.

 

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