General outline PMP® Certification Course

(Includes MDTP-02, MDTP-03 and MDTP-04)

PSI-CA would work with its Canadian partner PCSM CA to brining in advanced industry experiences, resources, logistics and process knowledge from developed country environments and institutions. Except for the MDTP-04 (foundation level) training program, all other three project management training programs shall include complete PMP® Examination Training sessions.

The training programs would be in accordance with PMBOK 6th Edition (or the latest) guidelines.

PSI-CA instructors shall provide high Quality Course Materials including (PMP® Exam Simulation questionnaire, CD’s, Mock Tests and special sessions on project management environment and strategies focus to the requirements of the attendees).

The course administration plan would trail down the following outline based on the latest Examination process introduced by Project Management Institute (PMI).

Course Plan details: Day - One

Project Management Concepts and organization, Introduction to PMBOK standards, PMP® examination process and Project Integration Management

Session One
  1. PSI-CA introduction
  2. PSI-CA - MDTP Program Introduction
  3. PSI-CA Instructor’s Introduction
  4. PSI-CA Special take away offer introduction
  5. Introduction to Project Management concepts
  6. Understanding PMI-isms
  7. Diligence and focus on the PMP® examination process for maximizing outcome
  8. Sample test (50 questions) on PMP® examination process for generating awareness
  9. Qualifying requirements for PMP® certification examination
    • Navigating the PMP® application process
    • How to efficiently prepare for PMP® certification
    • Recommended PMBOK – 6th Edition study strategies
    • The Project Management Framework:
  10. Characterization of Projects, project management, program management, portfolio management, PMO management, role of project manager, project life cycle, stakeholders management, project organizational structure, organizational influences on project management, organizational process assets, and enterprise environmental factors
  11. Project Management Processes: Common project management process interaction. what is done and accomplished during Initiation process, Planning process, executing process, monitoring & controlling process, and closing process
  12. Difference between a project and an Operation
  13. Tips and tricks for the Exam

Session Two

Project Integration Management

  • Introduction to Project Integration Management
  • Importance of project Integration management in project delivery. Why project integration management is less understood, but critical subject matter within the project management body of knowledge.

  • Project Integration Management
  • Project planning and methodology management, Project Information Management System, project plan development, work authorization system, project plan execution, integrated change controls, managing changes and project configuration management.

    Course Plan details: Day – 2

    Project Scope and Project Time (Schedule) Management

    Previous Session’s Reviews

    Review, interaction and quiz on Project Management Processes and Project Integration management processes.

    Session Three

  • Introduction to Project Scope Management
  • Role and understanding of management of Project Scope. PMP® examination focus on project scope management and project deliverables definitions. Role of project scope management in quality assurance and customer satisfaction.

  • Project Scope Management
  • Project initiation, project charter development, project scope management planning, project requirements and project scope definition, creation of project WBS, work packaging, work package dictionary, scope baseline maintenance, verification and validation of scope, control project scope.

    Session Four

  • Introduction to Project Time Management
  • Differentiating planning and scheduling and importance of project schedule management. Role of schedule risk, quality and integrity management in project delivery.

  • Project Time Management
  • Planning and Scheduling processes, define activities, sequence activities (using PDM, Network diagram etc.), estimate activity resources (using Bottom-up estimation), estimate activity duration (using Three Point Estimation and PERT analysis), develop schedule (using Critical Path Method (CPM)), control schedule, schedule management and schedule risk management.

    Tips and tricks for the Examination

    Project Cost and Project Quality management

    Course Plan details: Day – Three Previous Session’s Review

    Summary review, Quiz on Class Project Scope and Time management process

    Project Cost Management

    Session Five

    Introduction to Project Cost Management

    Role of project cost management in project delivery, quality assurance and customer satisfaction. PMP® examination focus in the Project Cost Management knowledge areas, EVM (Earned Value Management) and ESM (Earned Schedule Management concepts).

  • Project Cost Management
  • Estimate project costs (using bottom-up and three Point Estimation techniques), determine budget, Project Cost Management plan, Project cost control (EVMS), Project Economics: Understanding Present Value (PV), Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Payback period, Benefit Cost Ratio, Opportunity Cost, Sunk Costs, Working Capital, Depreciation accounting, relationship between project quality management and cost management, estimate basis documents, cost performance, forecasting and variances analysis, control cost and change management processes.

    Project Quality Management

    Session Six

    Introduction to Project Quality Management

    Role of Project Quality Management in achieving customer satisfaction, PMI emphasis on achieving quality in project delivery management; international standards in quality management and PMI alignment. Issues on Continuous quality improvement.

  • Project Quality Management
  • Plan quality management (using cost of quality, control charts, benchmarking etc.), quality assurance planning and management (using quality audit and process analysis), and quality control (Cause-effect diagram, Pareto chart, Histogram, inspection etc.)

    Understanding Gold Plating, Continuous Improvement, Just In Time delivery (JIT), Total Quality management (TQM)), some statistical concepts in quality management.

    Tips and tricks for the Examination

    Project Human Resources Management and Project Risk Management

    Course Plan details: Day – Four

    1. Review, Quiz on Project Quality and Cost management

    Session Seven

    Introduction to Project Human resources Management (HRM)

    Role and criticality of project human resources management for project delivery success.

    Project HR Management

    Developing project Human Resources plan and understanding use of various HRM tools and techniques (Resource calendar, RAM Matrix and RACI chart) in project management.

    Acquire project team, develop project team (interpersonal skills, team building activities, mentoring and training, setting ground rules, implementing recognition and reward system), Manage project team (performance appraisal, conflict management etc.), Understanding of Organizational behavior in the context of project management: Leadership Styles, Expectancy Theory, Motivation Theory, McGregor’s Theory X and Y, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Herzberg’s motivation-hygiene theory etc.

    One hour sub-session on: Professional and social responsibilities of a project manager

    Session Eight

    Introduction to Project Communication Management

    Role of communication management in Project Delivery process. Why appropriate communication management is fundamental for the project execution success by the project manager or leader.

  • Project Communication Management
  • Understanding communication models, methods, channel, blocker, managing project meeting, identify stakeholders, communication management plan, distribute information, manage stakeholder expectations, performance communication/reporting.

    Project Risk Management and Project Procurement Management and Project Stakeholders Management

    Course Plan details: Day – Five

    1. Review, Quiz on Project Human Resources Management and Project Communication Management

    Session Nine

    Introduction to Project Risk Management

    Risk and opportunity are intertwined in project management process. A project manager would lead in outdoing risks by effective mitigation plans, and turning all opportunities into project successes. Stake-holders engagement in hierarchical risk management in major project offices.

  • Project Risk Management
  • Project risks and opportunity. Understanding of positive and negative risk, risk categorization, risk probability and impact, risk triggers, risk tolerance, plan risk management, identify risk, perform qualitative risk analysis, perform quantitative risk analysis, plan risk response, monitor & control risks.

    Tips and tricks for the Examination

    Session Ten

    Introduction to Project Procurement Management

    Procurement management is a critical part of integrated project delivery. Introduction to EPC and EPCM project delivery strategy, mitigating project delivery risks with contracting strategy alignment.

    Project Procurement Management

    Project Procurement Management, definition of contract types, project manager's role in procurement management, plan procurements, conduct procurements, administering project procurement processes, procurement status reporting, and close procurements.

    Full Mock Test (200 Questions)

    Wrapping up of the session. Q/A on all the sessions

    Feedback of the attending Trainees

    PSI-CA Certificate Awarding

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