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Launch into PM

Launch Into Project Management CertificationSM is five days of project management training designed to provide participants with the critical aspects of the project management discipline while preparing them for Project Management Professional (PMP®) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification. As a result, participants receive both practical, hands on training on how to make projects succeed AND exposure to essential PMBOK concepts required for passage of the CAPM / PMP exam. This CAPM / PMP prep course covers all project management life-cycle processes including: project initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and control, and closing. Topics areas include:
  • Project Management Terminology
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Project Charter
  • Multiple Constraint Model
  • Project Requirements
  • Scope Definition and Decomposition
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Activity Definition and Sequencing
  • Time and Schedule Estimating
  • Schedule Development
  • Critical Path Method
  • Cost Estimating and Control
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Team Roles and Responsibilities
  • Resource Allocation and Loading
  • Project Risk Planning
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Response Planning
  • Project Change Management and Control
  • Quality Planning and Control
  • Lessons Learned
Who should attend
This project management course will be of special value to anyone who is preparing for the PMP or CAPM exam and would like more hands on project manager training than is typically provided. Other who will benefit include newly assigned project managers and team leads, project managers who are looking for a refresher on basic concepts and techniques, and Project Management Office staff.


This course assumes minimal experience with project work.

Course Outline

I. Introduction to PMP and CAPM Certifications
  • Preliminary Assessment (Practice Test)
  • Application Requirements
  • Exam Fee Structure
  • Exam Specifications and Requirements
  • Continuing Certification Requirements
  • Exam Overview
II. Project Management Essentials
  • Basic Terms and Definitions
  • Triple Constraint Model
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Project Organizations
  • Team Exercise: Portfolio Review and Project Selection
III. Project Management Knowledge Areas & Processes
  • PM Guide Layout
  • Life-Cycle Process Groups (5)
  • Project Management Processes (44)
  • Project Management Knowledge Areas (9)
  • Team Exercise: Stakeholder Identification & Analysis
  • Practice Quiz – Project Management Foundation
IV. Project Integration Management
  • Develop Project Charter
  • Team Exercise: Develop Project Charter
  • Develop Preliminary Project Scope Statement
  • Develop Project Management Plan
  • Direct and Manage Project Execution
  • Monitor and Control Project Work
  • Perform Integrated Change Control
  • Close Project or Phase
  • Practice Quiz – Integration Management
V. Project Scope Management
  • Scope Planning
  • Define Scope
  • Create Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Team Exercise: WBS
  • Verify Scope
  • Control Scope
  • Practice Quiz – Scope Management
VI. Project Time Management
  • Define Activities
  • Sequence Activities
  • Team Exercise: Activity Definition & Sequencing
  • Estimate Activity Resources
  • Estimate Activity Durations
  • Team Exercise: Activity Duration Estimating
  • Develop Schedule
  • Team Exercise: Network Diagramming & Critical Path
  • Control Schedule
  • Network Diagramming
  • Practice Quiz – Time Management
VII. Project Cost Management
  • Estimate Costs
  • Determine Budget
  • Team Exercise: Cost Planning
  • Control Costs
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Practice Quiz – Cost Management
VIII. Project Quality Management
  • Plan Quality
  • Perform Quality Assurance
  • Perform Quality Control
  • Team Exercise: Root Cause Analysis
  • Practice Quiz – Quality Management
IX. Project Human Resource Management
  • Develop Human Resource Plan
  • Acquire Project Team
  • Develop Project Team
  • Manage Project Team
  • Practice Quiz – Human Resources Management
X. Project Communications Management
  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Plan Communications
  • Team Exercise: Communications Management Plan
  • Distribute Information
  • Manage Stakeholder Expectations
  • Report Performance
  • Practice Quiz – Communications Management
XI. Project Risk Management
  • Plan Risk Management
  • Identify Risks
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Plan Risk Responses
  • Monitor and Control Risks
  • Team Exercise: Risk Assessment & Response Planning
  • Practice Quiz – Risk Management
XII. Project Procurement Management
  • Plan Procurements
  • Conduct Procurements
  • Administer Procurements
  • Close Procurements
  • Practice Quiz – Procurement Management
XIII. Professional and Social Responsibility
  • PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Sources for the "Sixth Domain"
  • Practice Quiz – Professional and Social Responsibility
XIV. Conclusion
  • Course Review and Summary
  • Course Evaluations
  • Simulation Exam
Learning Approach
  • A highly experienced instructor will use interactive lecture format, numerous hands-on exercises, team activities, group discussions, individual discovery, practice exams and other techniques to drive home the essential points of the material in this exam prep course.
  • If you have modest project management knowledge, you will find that the clarity of the material and direct presentation style of the instructor will make the subject matter easy to understand.
Why should I take this course?
  • If you are new to project management, the exercises in this course will give you hands on experience with all of the primary techniques required to manage a project.
  • Experienced project managers will obtain a vocabulary and framework that lends structure and perspective to the wealth of experience they already have.
  • All participants take home a set of tools and techniques to help them deal with all aspects of project planning and execution.
  • Those interested in taking the CAPM or PMP certification exam will receive the required number of project management training hours.
What Previous Attendees Have Said:

"A lively class environment where discussion was encouraged. I learned a lot."

"Real-life examples helped... I can apply this to my projects immediately."

"The instructor was one of the best ones I've ever had. He made learning fun and kept our attention throughout the class. It was a great class."
Every course and workshop in our Project Training program is fully customizable. We offer virtual delivery of the training program you need. Call us: +1.919.495.7371.

All of our courses are fully compliant with the latest release of each relevant standards document such as the PMBOK® Guide, Standard for Portfolio Management, BABOK® Guide, and others.
Course Information
Course ID: 2040
Duration: 5 days
Class size: 8 - 24
· PMP® certified instruction
· Student Guide
· Participation Certificate
· 35 PDUs

Pricing Information
On-site discounts are available.
Note: This course requires an extra materials charge at $125 per student

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