IL - Project Management Professional (PMP)

Course Overview

Project managers who have proven skills and experience can find exciting, high-visibility opportunities in a wide range of fields. This course is specifically designed to provide you with the proven, practical body of project management knowledge and skills that you need to demonstrate project management mastery on the job. Additionally, this course can be a significant part of your preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam. The skills and knowledge you gain in this course will help you avoid making costly mistakes and increase your competitive edge in the project management profession.

Certification Prerequisites:

Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate degree or the global equivalent)

7,500 hours leading and directing projects

35 hours of project management education


Four-year degree

4,500 hours leading and directing projects

35 hours of project management education

Course Details
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Level: 300

Who this course is designed for
  • This course is designed for individuals who have on-the-job project management experience (whether or not project manager is their formal job role), who are not certified project management professionals, and who might or might not have received formal project management training. The course is appropriate for these persons if they wish to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, and seek career advancement by moving into a formal project manager job role, as well as to apply for Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

What You Will Learn

  • Get started with project management fundamentals.
  • Identify organizational influences and project life cycle.
  • Work with project management processes.
  • Initiate a project.
  • Plan a project.
  • Plan for project time management.
  • Plan project budget, quality, and communications.
  • Plan for risk, procurements, and stakeholder management.
  • Execute a project.
  • Manage project work, scope, schedules, and cost.
  • Control a project.
  • Close a project.


  • Familiarity with project management concepts and some working experience with project management are required.
  • Experience with a specific project management software tool is not required.
  • Basic computing skills and some experience using Microsoft Office is desirable but not required.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Project Management

 Components of Project Management

 Project Management and the Business


Lesson 2: Project Management and the Organization

 Identify Organizational Influences

 Project Stakeholders and Governance

 The Project Team

 The Project Life Cycle


Lesson 3: Working with Project Management Processes

 Project Management Processes and Knowledge Areas

 Identify Project Information


Lesson 4: Initiating a Project

 Develop a Project Charter

 Identify Project Stakeholders


Lesson 5: Planning a Project

 Develop a Project Management Plan

 Plan Scope Management

 Collect Project Requirements

 Define Project Scope

 Create a WBS


Lesson 6: Planning for Project Time Management

 Plan Schedule Management

 Define Project Activities

 Sequence Project Activities

 Estimate Activity Resources

 Estimate Activity Durations

 Develop a Project Schedule


Lesson 7: Planning Project Budget, Quality, and Communications

 Plan Project Cost Management

 Estimate Project Costs

 Determine the Project Budget

 Plan Quality Management

 Plan Human Resource Management

 Plan Communications Management


Lesson 8: Planning for Risk, Procurements, and Stakeholder Management

 Plan Risk Management

 Identify Risks

 Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis

 Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis

 Plan for Risk Response

 Plan Project Procurements

 Plan Stakeholder Management


Lesson 9: Executing a Project

 Direct and Manage Project Work

 Perform Quality Assurance

 Acquire Project Team

 Develop Project Team

 Manage a Project Team

 Manage Communications

 Conduct Procurements

 Manage Stakeholder Engagement


Lesson 10: Managing Project Work, Scope, Schedules, and Cost

 Monitor and Control Project Work

 Perform Integrated Change Control

 Validate Project Scope

 Control Project Scope

 Control the Project Schedule

 Control Project Costs


Lesson 11: Controlling the Project

 Control Project Quality

 Control Communications

 Control Project Risks

 Control Project Procurements

 Control Stakeholder Engagement


Lesson 12: Closing a Project

 Close Project or Phase

 Close Procurements


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