Course Code: ppf
In this lesson, you will explore PMI and the PMBOK® Guide. You will also learn about the PMP® Certification and requirements for the exam.
This lesson covers some key concepts: Project Management definitions, project life cycles, and business documentation.
Understand how the environment influences projects.
Learn how the five process groups relate to the project management processes and project management knowledge areas.
Understand the project manager role and its responsibilities.
Discover how interpersonal skills work together with your project management knowledge.
Begin your investigation of the first of the ten project management knowledge areas. Learn about the first two Integration processes and the creation of two essential project management documents: the project charter and the project management plan.
Learn how to develop a scope management plan, collect requirements and define the specific scope of your project.
Discover the importance of creating a WBS, validating a project's scope, and controlling the scope.
Create a schedule management plan and define activities.
See how estimating duration and sequencing activities work together to set the stage for project schedule development.
This lesson will cover the last two sections of the PMBOK® Guide Chapter 6: Develop Schedule and Control Schedule.
Tony Swaim has helped many clients, colleagues, and students reach their professional and personal goals. He has been an online instructor since 1998 and has taught at colleges and universities across the United States since 1981. His focus areas are project management, Six Sigma, and supply chain management. Tony manages a successful consulting firm, and his industry experience includes 20 years of supply chain management. He earned a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and holds professional certifications in six disciplines, including the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)® and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)® from the American Society for Quality (ASQ)®.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
The instructional materials required for this course are not included in enrollment. Please purchase the latest version of your materials prior to the start of your session.
Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.
Self-Paced: You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.
Instructor-Led: Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Self-Paced: You have three-month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.
Instructor-Led: The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you're encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your three-month access expires.
Instructor-Led: The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.
Self-Paced: Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.
The new PMI PMP exam beginning in January is based on the 6th edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide which our course is also based on. The new PMP exam will have a larger focus on agile practices of which, 50% of the exam will be agile based. Our course does cover agile concepts, however, not to the degree covered in the new exam so additional study time on agile may be needed outside this course. In addition to changes in content focus, the new exam question types are also changing. Instead of just multiple-choice questions, there will be additional question types such as matching and fill-in-the-blank.
To learn more about the new PMI PMP exam changes, you can visit PMI's site: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/project-management-pmp/earn-the-pmp/pmp-exam-preparation/pmp-exam-updates.
PMI provides additional resources on their site to help prepare for the new exam. You can access more information by visiting https://www.pmi.org/certifications/project-management-pmp
This was my first online course and I am extremely pleased with it. I will be enrolling in other courses."
Tony Swaim has exceptional subject matter expertise and is very supportive. He makes himself readily available for discussion. I would recommend this instructor to others."
Absolutely fabulous course! I recommend this class to anyone who is on the prowl to take their PMP®. Wonderful pre-tests to build up to the final exam! Can't wait until the next one!"
Although many would consider I have much PM experience, the PMP® Certification Prep has taught me that I have forgotten a few things... and still have a bit to learn."
Excellent class. The instructor was awesome. I will be sitting for the PMP® this September. I feel this class has prepared me. I feel comfortable and I am ready and confident that I will pass the exam the first time."
I enjoyed PMP® Prep I, and am looking forward to the next course. Tony, keep up the good work, this is good stuff."
This course definitely met my expectations, and I will be signing up for the PMP® Certification Prep 2 class. I've really learned a lot."
This course was very good. It was very informative and educational. It has showed me what I know and what areas I need to study more so I can pass the PMP® test."
Tony, thank you for your assistance in this course. I look forward to continuing my studies in pursuit of the PMP® certification and would like to thank you for getting me started in the right direction."