Project Management Professional (PMP)

The PMP is a must-have for any serious project manager. The PMP course can help you get the job, keep your job and earn more money. In addition, many organizations have recognized that properly trained project managers are fundamental to business success. After the course, you will have all the knowledge and tools needed to take the next step in your career.

PMP Class Content

Module 1

- Agile manifesto, Agile principles, and Agile value system

- Agile triangle (fixed Time, Fixed Cost, variable Scope)

- Project life cycles (Predictive, Iterative and Incremental, Adaptive)

- Release and iteration planning

Module 2

- Role of the Devs, QAs, Product owner, Scrum Master, and Project manager in iteration planning

- Best approaches for assisting in grooming product backlog with Dev team and product owner

- Story sizing and estimating level of effort for committed work

Module 3

- Identifying and cataloging minimal viable product and high-risk components of the project

- T-shift sizing, affinity sizing, wide-band Delphi, prioritization schemes

- Establishing norms, standards, and a governance structure for monitoring and controlling high-risk and high-impact components of the project

- Product backlog, iteration/sprint backlog, release backlog

Module 4

- Defining and building information radiators for the release and iteration

- Tracking effort spent by the Dev team against stories’ activities

- Following up

Module 5

- Agile project management methodologies: Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Dynamic System Modeling Model (DSDM), Lean, Kanban

- Estimating techniques and games: Sailboat, prune the product tree, planning poker, etc.

Module 6

- Velocity: historical, estimated, committed, delivered

- Burn down, burn up, cumulative flow diagram, risk adjusted backlog, risk burn-down chart, velocity chart

- Expected Monetary Value (EMV)

- Time-boxing

- Training, coaching, mentoring

Module 7

- Stages of team development

- Dryfus model, Tuckman’s ladder, Shu-Ha-Ri

- Adaptive leadership

- Servant leadership

- Self-governing and self-organizing teams

Module 8

- Push- versus pull-based project management systems

- Collaborative decision making models

- Participatory decision making

Module 9

- Process tailoring

- Transitioning into Agile from a Waterfall background

- Retrospectives

Module 10

- Problem solving and systems thinking

- Progressive elaboration

- Kaizen

- Theory of Constraints

Module 11

- Cooperation between Devs, QAs, and other team members

- Frequent verification and validation

- Test-driven development

Module 12

- Refactoring

- Refining

- Information radiators

Module 13

- Servant leadership

- Personas

- Ideal time

- Epic, Story, Task decomposition, planning, delivery, and release

Module 14

- Introduction to traditional project management

- Difference between operations, projects, programs, and portfolios

- Typical reasons for having a project and how to build the project charter and stakeholder register prior to officially starting the project

Module 15

- Introduction to planning, executing, and controlling a project

- Steps for building the project management plan, project management life cycle, and project governance structure

- The process for building the project’s scope, time, cost, and quality plans, baselines, and limits

Module 16

- Processes for defining and planning for resources, communications, risks, procurements, and stakeholder engagement levels of the project

- Project management tools such as: Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Project Schedule, Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT), Critical Path Method (CPM), and Earned Value Analysis (EVA), are taught to the students

- Best practices for formulating a work authorization system and change control structure

Module 17

- Execution of plans and creating deliverables within the constraints of scope, time, cost, and quality are discussed

- Team building, communications, risk management, and stakeholder engagement processes

Module 18

- Monitoring and controlling project deliverables against approved change requests and project plans

- Issuance of change requests to either proactively mitigate future defects, improve processes, or make adjustments to scope, time, cost, or other areas of the project

Module 19

- Creation of project information and reports and conducting project status update meetings

- The process for assessing project change requests and updates to documents and plans

Module 20

- In the event of having needs for procuring personnel, services, or products, bid conferences will be conducted and the winner(s) would be awarded contracts

- Vendors would be monitored, managed, and released based on procurement management plan

Module 21

- Project closure and hand-off procedures

- Transitioning the final product of the project to the product owner/customer

- Supporting the user in adopting and using the product of the project in the beginning stages of their adoption life cycle

- Handing over best practices, lessons learned, archival assets, and project artifacts to the project management office (PMO)