Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The PMdistilled PMP Prep online course coverage

This course covers the complete PMBOK version 5, and is arranged process group wise, which is the natural flow of the project, hence easy to understand and recollect.

Basic definitions

  • Projects and operations
  • What is a project?
  • What is an operation?
  • What is a program?
  • What is portfolio management?
  • What is a PMO?
  • Project based organisations (PBO)
  • Predictive and adaptive styles of project management
  • Roles and responsibilities of a project manager
  • Professional ethics and social responsibility of a project manager
  • Skills required for a project manager 
  • Different organizational structures and the power equations
  • Organisational process assets
  • Enterprise environmental factors
  • Organisational structures 
  • Organisational process assets
The structure of PMBOK
  • Five process groups
    • Initiation
    • Planning
    • Execution
    • Monitoring and controlling
    • Closing
  • Ten knowledge areas 
    • Project integration management
    • Project scope management 
    • Project time management 
    • Project cost management
    • Project quality management 
    • Project human resource management
    • Project communications management
    • Project risk management 
    • Project procurement management
    • Project stakeholder management 
Project initiation
(the numbers prefixing the topics are the reference numbers of PMBOK V5, and are reproduced here for ease of reference and to ensure complete coverage) 

4.1 Develop project charter 
13.1 Identify stakeholders 

Project planning
4.2 Develop project management plan 
5.1 Plan scope management 
5.2 Collect requirements 
5.3 Define scope 
5.4 Create WBS
6.1 Plan schedule management
6.2 Define activities
6.3 Sequence activities
6.4 Estimate activity resources 
6.5 Estimate activity durations
6.6 Develop schedule 
7.1 Plan cost management
7.2 Estimate costs 
7.3 Determine budget 
8.1 Plan quality management 
9.1 Plan human resource management 
10.1 Plan communications management 
11.1 Plan risk management 
11.2 Identify risks 
11.3 Perform qualitative risk analysis 
11.4 Perform quantitative risk analysis 
11.5 Plan risk responses 
12.1 Plan procurement management 
13.2 Plan stakeholder management 

Execution 
4.3 Direct and manage project work
8.2 Perform quality assurance 
9.2 Acquire project team 
9.3 Develop project team 
9.4 Manage project team 
10.2 Manage communications 
12.2 Conduct procurements 
13.3 Manage stakeholder engagement 

Monitoring and controlling
4.4 Monitor and control project work 
4.5 Perform integrated change control 
5.5 Validate scope 
5.6 Control scope 
6.7 Control schedule 
7.4 Control costs 
8.3 Control quality 
10.3 Control communications 
11.6 Control risks 
12.3 Control procurements 
13.4 Control stakeholder engagement 

Closing 
4.6 Close project or phase 
12.4 Close procurements




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