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Project Management Professional® (PMP®) Examination Preparatory

Accredited Training

Dates: 13 – 17 May 2024
Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 4.5 Day Instructor-led workshop – Online or In-person (hybrid options available)
                : 2 x 3 hour online sessions to review progress and practice exam questions
                 ( 1 to 2 weeks after the workshop )

Price: R 14 999.00

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Course Introduction

This Project Management Professional® (PMP®) Examination Preparatory course is designed for experienced project professionals seeking to enhance their project management skills and prepare for the PMP Certification. Covering agile, hybrid, and traditional project environments, the workshop is aligned to PMI’s authorised Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam preparation content.

Who should attend?

This course is essential for professionals seeking to advance in project management roles across various industries, especially:

  • Project Managers

  • Associate / Assistant Project Managers

  • Team Leads / Team Managers

  • Project Executives / Project Engineers

  • Project Controls / Project Support Staff

  • Software Developers

  • Aspiring Project Managers

This Project Management Professional® (PMP®) Examination Preparatory course helps to prepare you for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.  Find out if you are eligible to write the PMP exam – https://www.pmi.org/certifications/project-management-pmp.

Training methodology

Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

Business Environment

  • To ensure project success, the project manager plays a crucial role in assembling and overseeing the project team and stakeholders.

  • Learn and apply processes and practices to build effective project teams as a professional project manager.

  • Define collective ground rules for effective team performance, considering organizational policies and team dynamics.

  • Facilitate negotiations among the assembled team to reach an agreement on project objectives.

  • Gain insights into team dynamics, organize around team strengths, and establish systems for task accountability.

  • Provide necessary training to team members, customers, and stakeholders for successful project onboarding and knowledge transfer.

  • Effectively engage and support virtual teams to enhance your overall project contribution.

  • Ensure team consensus and support for the project’s goals and outcomes during the onboarding process.

Start the Project

  • Selecting project methodology/methods and practices

  • Planning and controlling scope to define, guide, and validate project work for desired outcomes. Ensure completion of tasks and set clear validation criteria.

  • Budget and resource management to control project costs and prevent overruns. Flexibility needed to align costs with resources and activities.

  • Schedule planning and management by developing project schedule representing its duration. Planning activities, determining duration, and establishing relationships.

  • Ensuring quality in products and deliverables by defining quality expectations and measure adherence. Establish a tracking and reporting system for project quality.

  • Integrating Project Planning Activities by coordinating and streamline plans and components for efficient progress during development and updates.

  • Planning and Managing Procurement to identify suppliers, obtain bids, and award contracts within specified parameters of time, cost, and quality for project procurement.

  • Establishing Project Governance Structure. Use governance guidelines to set strategic direction aligned with business objectives, ensuring project management activities remain in sync for increased success.

Plan the Project

  • Execute the project after establishing a plan and determining management requirements.

  • Robust risk management aids in anticipating and mitigating problems, offering specific actions for potential risks.

  • Project managers must balance urgency and team capabilities to execute the project effectively and realize its value.

  • Prioritize clear and comprehensive communication, as project managers spend about 90% of their time interacting with the team and stakeholders.

  • Keep project stakeholders interested in the project and its outcomes to ensure their continued involvement.

  • Projects generate deliverables and artifacts throughout their lifecycle, representing interim and final products.

  • Address changes in the project promptly to prevent them from becoming risky.

  • Address project issues promptly, as unforeseen situations can impact scope, schedule, or cost.

  • Provide project team members with timely access to the necessary knowledge for their roles.

Lead a team.

  • Adapt leadership style based on project, situation, stakeholders, skills, and other factors.

  • Utilize various methods to support and encourage high team performance.

  • Take actions to eliminate conditions hindering team productivity, contributing to value generation.

  • Handle conflict positively for project benefits by effective management and cultivation.

  • Enhance project value and progress by fostering collaboration and alignment with stakeholders.

  • Share knowledge and experience with opportunities for mentorship.

  • Harness emotional intelligence to understand social cues, interact effectively, and enhance overall team performance.

Support project team performance.

  • Managing compliance requirements to ensure effective handling throughout the project.

  • Evaluating and delivering project benefits and value in alignment with stakeholder expectations.

  • Assessing and addressing changes in the internal and external business environment during project progression.

  • Supporting organizational change by recognizing the broader influence of an organization’s culture, style, and structure.

  • Implementing continuous process improvement to enhance project deliverables and meet shareholder expectations.

Close the Project/Phase

  • Define the reasons and activities related to the closure of a phase or a project.

  • Explain the benefits gained from a project or phase, and how they are managed, sustained, etc.

  • Examine the reasons for knowledge transfers and how they relate to the closure of a phase or project.

Certification

Upon successfully finishing the course, you will be awarded a digital PMI® Certificate of Attendance, validating the completion of 35 hours of formal project management education.

 

Enrolling in this course allows you to adopt a systematic approach in preparing for the PMP® exam. The course uses authorized content developed and maintained by PMI® and is delivered by a seasoned project management consultant who is a PMI® Authorized Training Partner Instructor, and certified PMP®.

 

Once you have confirmed that you are eligible for the PMP exam, .it is recommended that you schedule your exam within 3 months of completing this course.   All the information that you need on how to apply will be discussed during the workshop – you can find the information on the PMI® website (https://www.pmi.org/certifications/project-management-pmp/how-to-apply).

Terms and Conditions

  • Workshop Fees are payable at least one week before course commencement.

  • Cancellations cannot be made. However, the training can be rescheduled within 12 months at no additional cost.

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