Project Management Professional Preparation



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PMP certification, established by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), is one of the most valued and respected credentials in project management. Earning and maintaining this PMI project management certification demonstrates a solid foundation of experience and competency in effectively managing projects and project teams.

Course Overview

This course provides an overview of the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification process. The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has grown to be recognized as the global association for project management standards. PMI’s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) has received recognition from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as the standard document for project management knowledge. PMI’s project management certification (PMP®) has grown in popularity with over 500,000 + certified professionals world- wide. The PMP® certificate process emphasizes the process framework involved in providing successful project management. Whether pursuing a PMP® certification or not, knowledge of PMI’s process framework for project management provides an essential perspective on project management in the twenty-first century. This course can be considered as an introduction and overview of the PMP® certification process or a focused review of the material.

In addition, for those professionals seeking either their PMP® or CAPM® certification, this course provides the excellent required details of the content and process needed to prepare for the examination.

The PMI Pulse of the Profession study found that businesses with at least 35% PMP certified project managers had better project performance. And a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey shows 80% of high-performing projects use a certified project manager. Be that project manager.

Course Objective

At the end of the course, the participant should be comfortably able to:

• Identify client expectations and needs

• Pre-plan and initiate a project

• Develop a work breakdown structure for a project and use it to build an accurate schedule

• Be able to monitor, control and close projects

• Identify human resources required to develop roles and responsibilities

• Perform a thorough risk assessment

• Define and manage quality

• Communicate with clients and other stakeholders

• Negotiate and manage contracts

• Prepare for the PMI/PMP exam


Who should attend?

• Senior executives

• Program managers and managers of project managers

• Project managers and other project team members

• Members of a project management office

• Functional managers with employees assigned to project teams

• Trainers teaching project management and related subjects

• Consultants and other specialists in project management and related fields

• Trainers developing project management educational programs

• Researchers analyzing project management


Course Curriculum

This 9-day training is a practical program designed to ensure your well-understanding for the main areas of project management, and will help you to master the project management activities throughout the course, by hands-on delivering a project in parallel with the theoretical explanation required to understand the PMBOK methodologies and concepts.

You’ll cover the following content:

Initiating a Project

• Apply Project Management Processes

• Create a Project Charter

• Develop a Draft Project Scope Statement

Planning Project Work

• Develop a Project Management Plan

• Create a Scope Management Plan

• Create a Scope Statement

• Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Developing Project Schedules, Cost Estimates, and Budgets

• Create an Activity List

• Create a Project Network Diagram

• Estimate Activity Resources

• Estimate Activity Durations

• Identify the Critical Path

• Develop a Project Schedule

• Estimate Project Costs

• Establish a Cost Baseline

Planning Project Quality, Staffing, and Communications

• Create a Quality Management Plan

• Document Roles, Responsibilities, and Reporting Relationships

• Acquire Project Team

• Create a Communications Management Plan

Analyzing Risks and Planning Risk Response

• Create a Risk Management Plan

• Identify Project Risks and Triggers

• Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis

• Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis

• Develop a Risk Response Plan

Planning Project Procurement

• Prepare a Contract Statement of Work

• Prepare a Procurement Document

Executing Project Work

• Project Plan Execution

• Perform Quality Assurance

• Develop the Project Team

• Distribute Project Information

• Request Seller Responses

• Select Sellers

Monitoring and Controlling Project Work

• Control and Monitor Project Work

• Manage Changes to Performance Baselines

• Review Deliverables and Work Results

• Control Project Scope

Monitoring and Controlling Project Schedules and Costs

• Control the Project Schedule

• Control Project Costs

Monitoring and Controlling Project Quality, Staffing, and Communications

• Perform Quality Control

• Manage Project Team

• Report Project Performance

• Manage Stakeholders

Monitoring and Controlling Project Risk and Contracts

• Monitor and Control Project Risk

• Administer a Contract

Closing the Project

• Close a Project

• Close a Contract

Examination Review    

Examination Review and Exam tips.

Training Methodology The course methodology is based on four steps, applied on each session:

Step1: Think Yourself

As a project manager, in different situations, how can plan, react in different real life situations, and create results.

Step2: Learn the PMI Methodology Now,

you start to learn what is the best practice for the point of discussion, and how you can build the mental bridge between your own way of thinking, and the PMI methodology.

Step3: Apply

Take a practical exercise and apply your understanding to start gain the real experience as a project manager professional.

Step4: Test your understanding

Start practicing examples from the PMI real exams, to ensure your full understanding, and your readiness for the exam.


Duration     9 days, 36 hours

Language    Bilingual (English/Arabic)

Participants  8 – 10

Fees             EGP 3,000

Schedule Runs

2008-08-25 18:30:00
2008-09-12 22:30:00