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Project Management Professional (PMP©)

 Examination Preparation and Review

35 Hour Accredited Live Interactive Course

Presented by: Dave Fourie (Certified PMP)

On Completion of this live course professionals will receive a professional Certificate of completion, 5 ECSA CPD Points / 35 PMI PDUs, and 3 Month Access to Course Recordings for review purposes

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About This Course

This course has been accredited and approved by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) Holders of the PMI Certificate will be eligible for 35 Professional Development Units (PDUs). The PMP Examination course, updated for 2024, covers the globally recognized standard for project management professionals, assessing knowledge and skills in initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closure. It compares the PMP exam to PMBOK Guide and introduces key concepts like the project charter, work breakdown structure, and critical path. Principles such as the triple constraint, stakeholder management, and project governance are explored. The course delves into project phases, life cycles, value delivery, and the business environment. It details processes, tools, and techniques, emphasizing integration, scope, scheduling, budgeting, quality, resource allocation, and project execution. Additionally, it covers project closure and post-project review. The course includes a 3-month subscription to PMI Study Hall.

The course is based on:

  • The PMBOK® Guide – 7th Edition (2021)

  • Process Groups: A Practical Guide (2022).

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Content Outline – January 2021

 

Attending Professionals will also receive: 

  • 35 hours of instructor-led training.

  • In course discussion of 183 practice questions.

  • A copy of the training slides.

  • Access to the recordings of the training sessions.

  • 3 Months subscription to PMI Study Hall Essentials that includes:

  • 246 lessons

  • 354 Flashcards

  • 717 practice questions

  • 17 Practice exams (560 questions)

  • Game Center (7 games)

  • Support from the trainer in your studies for the exam.


Who should do the PMP Certification Course
 

The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is intended for individuals who have a certain level of education and experience in project management. To be eligible to take the PMP certification exam, individuals must meet the following requirements:

  1. Education: A bachelor's degree (or the equivalent) and at least 4,500 hours of project management experience, OR A high school diploma (or the equivalent) and at least 7,500 hours of project management experience.

  2. Project management experience: Applicants must have experience leading and directing projects, including experience in all five of the project management process groups (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing).

  3. Project management education: Applicants must have completed 35 hours of project management education. This can be obtained through courses, workshops, or degree programs.

Overall, the PMP certification is suitable for individuals who have a strong foundation in project management and are looking to advance their careers or demonstrate their professional expertise to potential employers or clients. If you meet the eligibility requirements and are interested in pursuing a career in project management, the PMP certification may be a good fit for you.

This course covers 35 Hours of Live Interactive Training: This is how the time training time allocation will be used. 

Introduction (1 hour)

  • Introduction to the PMP exam and its format

  • Study material

  • Preparation tips.

  • Overview of the PMI framework

 

Initiating (2 hours)

  • Develop Project Charter

  • Identify Stakeholders

  • Determining Appropriate Project Methodology (partially) (Task 2.13): Agile vs. Waterfall, hybrid approaches, selecting the right methodology.  

Planning (15 hours)

  • Planning and Managing Scope (Task 2.8): Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) development, defining deliverables, scope baseline creation.  

  • Planning and Managing Schedule (Task 2.6): Scheduling techniques, critical path identification, project milestones, schedule baselines.  

  • Planning and Managing Budget and Resources (Task 2.5): Cost estimation, resource allocation, budget monitoring and control.  

  • Defining Team Ground Rules (Task 1.12): Communication protocols, conflict resolution mechanisms, decision-making processes.

  • Ensuring Team Member/Stakeholder Training (Task 1.5): Identifying training needs, developing training plans, evaluating effectiveness. 

  • Planning and Managing Quality (Task 2.7): Defining quality standards, quality management plan development, inspection, and verification processes.  

  • Planning and Managing Procurement (Task 2.11): Selecting vendors, negotiating contracts, managing supplier relationships.  

  • Managing Communications (Task 2.2): Selecting appropriate channels, ensuring clarity and consistency, managing information flow.  

  • Assessing and Managing Risks (Task 2.3): Identifying, analyzing, and mitigating potential risks throughout the project.  

  • Establishing Project Governance Structure (Task 2.14): Roles, responsibilities, authority levels, communication channels.  

  • Analysis of legal and regulatory compliance requirements, industry trends, and potential social/environmental impacts. (Task 3.1, 3.2)

  • Evaluating External Environment Impact on Scope (partially) (Task 3.3): Market trends, competitor analysis, potential risks, and opportunities.  

  • Support Organizational Change (Task 3.4) Aligning project goals with organizational objectives.

  • Integrating Project Planning Activities into the Project Management Plan (Task 2.9): Aligning scope, schedule, budget, and resources, ensuring consistency and feasibility. 

 

Executing (13 hours)

  • Building a Team (Task 1.6): Roles, responsibilities, team composition, recruitment strategies, diversity considerations.  

  • Empowering Team Members & Stakeholders (partially) (Task 1.4): Delegation, skills development, stakeholder engagement strategies.  

  • Leading a Team (Task 1.2): Motivating, inspiring, and guiding team members towards project goals. 

  • Managing Conflict (Task 1.1): Conflict identification, resolution techniques, maintaining team cohesion.  

  • Executing Project with Urgency (Task 2.1): Prioritizing tasks, managing deadlines, balancing speed and quality. 

  • Supporting Team Performance (Task 1.3): Coaching, providing feedback, addressing performance issues, fostering collaboration.  

  • Addressing and Removing Impediments for the Team (Task 1.7): Identifying obstacles, removing roadblocks, ensuring project progress.  

  • Engaging and Supporting Virtual Teams (Task 1.11): Effective communication strategies, remote team management techniques, fostering trust and collaboration.  

  • Promoting Team Performance through Emotional Intelligence (Task 1.14): Self-awareness, social awareness, relationship management, self-regulation in team dynamics.  

  • Mentoring Relevant Stakeholders (Task 1.13): Providing guidance, feedback, and support to key stakeholders. 

  • Negotiating Project Agreements (partially) (Task 1.8): Finalizing contracts, resolving disputes,  

  • Managing Project Changes (Task 2.10): Evaluating change requests, impact assessment, updating project documents, implementing changes effectively.  

  • Managing Project Issues (Task 2.15): Identifying, analyzing, and resolving project issues proactively.  

Monitoring & Controlling (3 hours)

  • Monitor and validate scope (Task 2.8)

  • Collaborating with Stakeholders (Task 1.9): Building relationships, managing expectations, resolving concerns.  

  • Building Shared Understanding (Task 1.10): Ensuring clear communication, fostering alignment, addressing misunderstandings.  

  • Managing Project Artifacts (Task 2.12): Documents, reports, data, and other project materials, ensuring proper storage, access, and version control.  

 

Closing (1 hour)

  • Ensuring Knowledge Transfer (Task 2.16): Capturing lessons learned, documenting knowledge, sharing information with future teams.  

  • Planning and Managing Project Closure (Task 2.17): Demobilizing resources, conducting final reviews, evaluating project success, archiving documents

A quick look at the future job outlook for PMP Certificate Holders
 

The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a widely recognized credential in the field of project management, and it is likely to remain so in the future. As organizations continue to rely on projects to achieve their strategic goals, the demand for skilled project managers is likely to remain strong. Holding a PMP certification can demonstrate to potential employers and clients that you have the knowledge and skills needed to lead and manage projects effectively, which can be valuable in securing job opportunities and advancing your career.

That being said, the field of project management is constantly evolving, and it is important for PMP certified professionals to stay current with the latest best practices and trends. The Project Management Institute (PMI), which administers the PMP certification, regularly updates the PMBOK Guide, which serves as the basis for the PMP certification exam. To maintain their PMP certification, individuals must complete continuing education units (PDUs) and adhere to PMI's code of ethics.

Overall, the future of the PMP certification looks bright, and it is likely to remain a valuable and sought-after credential in the field of project management.

What are the learning objectives of this course and how can they be applied to your job. 

Upon completing this course, attendees will be able to utilize the best practices in project management, as recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI), to effectively manage their projects. This course also aims to help attendees prepare for and pass the PMP certification exam.

Accreditation earned on completion of this course:
 

This course has been accredited and approved by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)  Holders of the PMI Certificate will be eligible for 35 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

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What's included in this course

1

CPD Points

Upon successful completion of this course, professionals will be eligible to earn CPD points from the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). These points are important for maintaining professional status and demonstrating a commitment to ongoing learning and development

2

Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the  course, you will earn a certificate that you can add to your portfolio and showcase to prospective companies looking to hire professionals. This certificate can demonstrate your skills and knowledge, and help you stand out in the job market.

3

Flexible Training

This versatile course has been carefully crafted to accommodate various learning environments, including both traditional classroom settings and modern webinar formats. Whether you prefer the structure and face-to-face interaction of a physical classroom or the flexibility and convenience of online learning, this course is designed to meet your needs..

Pricing Options

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Webinar Option

Live Online Interactive Webinar

12 Evening Sessions (18:00 - 21:00)

Course Cost: ZAR 8,999

This course is perfect for busy professionals who want to balance work commitments and professional development. With evening sessions from 18:00 to 21:00 (CAT). It's an ideal opportunity to enhance skills while staying engaged in ongoing projects at work.


 

What's included in this course
 

  • CPD Points 

  • Certificate

  • Course Material

  • Trainer Support

  • Additional Resources

  • 35 hours of instructor-led training.

  • In course discussion of 183 practice questions.

  • A copy of the training slides.

  • Access to the recordings of the training sessions.

  • 3 Months subscription to PMI Study Hall Essentials that includes:

  • 246 lessons

  • 354 Flashcards

  • 717 practice questions

  • 17 Practice exams (560 questions)

  • Game Center (7 games)

  • Support from the trainer in your studies for the exam.

2

Classroom Option

Live Interactive In-Person Training
(5 Days Training from 08:00 - 16:00)

Course Cost: ZAR 13,499

 

Join us for an immersive and world-class classroom training opportunity designed for busy professionals like you. With our 5 Day classroom sessions from 08:00 to 16:00 at the Protea Hotel, you can step out of the office and experience top-notch training while enjoying perks like breakfast, lunch buffet, and free WiFi.

What's included in this course
 

  • CPD Points 

  • Certificate

  • Course Material

  • Trainer Support

  • Additional Resources

  • Buffet Lunch

  • Breakfast

  • Snacks and Drinks

  • Free Secure Parking

  • Free Wifi

  • In course discussion of 183 practice questions.

  • A copy of the training slides.

  • Access to the recordings of the training sessions.

  • 3 Months subscription to PMI Study Hall Essentials that includes:

  • 246 lessons

  • 354 Flashcards

  • 717 practice questions

  • 17 Practice exams (560 questions)

  • Game Center (7 games)

  • Support from the trainer in your studies for the exam.

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Your Instructor

Dave Fourie

Dave Fourie, a Certified PMP, has over 25 years of experience in project management as a consultant, including PMBOK, Method 123, and PRINCE2 in software development, service delivery, quality, and general management. He has provided training in project management, quality management, and business analysis since 1999 and has experience with various national and international training providers. Dave is certified in Project Management Professional (PMP), Portfolio, Programmed and Project Offices (P3O), Managing Successful Programs (MSP), PRINCE2, Professional Scrum Master (PSM1), IT Service Management (ITIL), Total Quality Management (TQM), NGstudy™ Certified Negotiation Associate (NGN-A), and Six Sigma Green Belt. He aims to provide a relaxed and enjoyable learning experience while sharing his passion for project management through practical examples and a touch of humor

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Tacit Skills is an registered CPD Accredited Training Provider
 

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