Syllabus

Segment 1. The Background of Project Management (PMBOK® Guide Chapter 1 & 2)

1.1            Introductions, course materials, housekeeping & homework

1.2            Definition, examples and characteristics of projects

1.3            About Project Management Institute, Inc. & other PM organizations

1.4            Projects and emerging industries

1.5            Programs & portfolios and project management office

1.6            Environmental enterprise factors and organizational process assets

1.7            Project & product life cycles

1.8            Stakeholders

1.8.           Organizational structures & influences

 

Segment 2. The Gospel According to PMBOK® Guide (Includes Chapter 3)

2.1            PMBOK® Guide Organization

2.2            Initiation processes

2.3            Planning processes

2.4            Execution processes

2.5            Monitoring & controlling processes

2.6            Closing processes

2.7            Course Guide

2.8            Exercise: Memorize the process matrix

 

Segment 3. Project Launch

3.1            Develop Project Charter (PMBOK® Guide 4.1)

3.1.1      The project Statement of Work and Business Case

3.1.2      The Project Charter

3.2            Identify Stakeholders (PMBOK® Guide 13.1)

3.2.1      Stakeholder analysis

3.2.2      Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

3.3            Develop Project Management Plan (PMBOK® Guide 4.2)

3.4            Plan Stakeholder Engagement (PMBOK® Guide 13.2)

3.5            Plan Risk Management (PMBOK® Guide 11.1)

 

Segment 4. Baseline the Project Scope

4.1     Plan Scope Management (PMBOK® Guide 5.1)

4.2     Collect Requirements (PMBOK® Guide 5.2)

4.2.1  Information collection techniques

4.2.2  Group creative techniques

4.2.3  Requirements Documentation

4.2.4  Requirements Traceability

4.3     Define Scope (PMBOK® Guide 5.3)

4.3.1  Product analysis

4.3.1.1         Systems analysis

4.3.1.2         Value engineering & value analysis

4.3.1.3         Alternatives identification

4.3.1.4         Scope Statement

4.4     Create Work Breakdown Structure (PMBOK® Guide 5.4)

4.4.1  Objectives of the WBS

4.4.2  The decomposition process

4.4.3  The WBS & work packages

4.4.4  WBS dictionary

4.4.5  The Scope Baseline

 

Segment 5. Constructing a Network Chart

5.1            Plan Procurement Management (PMBOK® Guide 12.1)

5.1.1      Why procurements?

5.1.2      Make or buy analysis

5.1.3      Contract options & incentive fees

5.1.4      Procurement Management Plan & Statements of Work

5.1.5      Other procurement documents & check-list

5.2            Plan Schedule Management (PMBOK® Guide 6.1)

5.3            Define Activities (PMBOK® Guide 6.1)

5.3.1      The activity list and attributes

5.4            Sequence Activities (PMBOK® Guide 6.2)

5.4.1      Diagramming methods

5.4.2      Dependencies; leads and lags

5.4.3      Networks

 

Segment 6. The Schedule Baseline

6.1            Plan Resource Management  (PMBOK® Guide 9.1)

6.2            Estimate Activity Resources  (PMBOK® Guide 9.2)               

6.2            Estimate Activity Durations (PMBOK®Guide 6.4)

6.3            Develop Schedule (PMBOK® Guide 6.5)

6.3.1      Critical Path Method

6.3.2      Schedule compression

6.3.3      Resource leveling

6.3.4      Project & resource calendars

6.3.5      The Schedule Baseline

 

Segment 7. Budgeting, Quality & Risk Planning

7.1            Plan Cost Management (PMBOK® Guide 7.1)

7.2            Estimate Costs  (PMBOK® Guide 7.2)

7.2.1      Resource pool and rates

7.3            Determine Budget (PMBOK® Guide 7.3)

7.3.1      Historical budget and schedule dramas

7.3.2      Cost Baseline

7.3.3      Funding reconciliation

7.3.4      The Performance Measurement Baseline

 

Segment 8. Detailed Risk Planning

8.1.          Identify Risks (PMBOK® Guide 11.2)

8.1.1.   Information-gathering techniques

8.1.2.   Diagramming techniques

8.2.          Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis (PMBOK® Guide 11.3)

8.2.1.   Risk event impact & probability, scoring

8.3.          Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis (PMBOK® Guide 11.4)

8.3.1.   Decision trees & expected monetary value

8.3.2.   Path convergence

8.3.3.   Triangular & beta distributions

8.3.4.   Simulation

8.4.          Plan Risk Responses (PMBOK® Guide 11.5)

8.4.1.   Avoidance, Transference, Mitigation & Acceptance of Risks

8.4.2.   Response to Positive Risks

8.4.3.   Risk Response Plan, Risk Register (Risk Database)

 

Segment 9. Complete the Subsidiary Plans

9.1            Plan Quality Management (PMBOK® Guide 8.1)

9.1.1      Quality issues and gurus

9.1.2      Six Sigma & other quality movements

9.1.3      Cost of Quality and additional quality tools

9.1.4      Quality Management Plan

9.1.5      Process Improvement Plan

9.2            Plan Communications Management (PMBOK® Guide 10.1)

9.2.1      Information and stakeholder analysis

9.2.2        Sender-Receiver Models

9.2.3      The Communications Management Plan

9.3            Implement Risk Responses (PMBOK® Guide 11.6)

 

Segment 10. Project Execution

10.1        Acquire Resources (PMBOK® Guide 9.3)

10.1.1 Resource pool

10.1.2 Virtual teams

10.2        Develop Project Team (PMBOK® Guide 9.4)

10.2.1 Recognition & rewards

10.2.2 Motivational Theories

10.2.3 Leadership

10.3        Manage Project Team  (PMBOK® Guide 9.5)

10.3.1 Interpersonal skills (Appendix G)

10.3.2 Power

10.3.3 Conflict

10.3.4 Constructive & Destructive Behavior

10.4        Direct & Manage Project Work (PMBOK® Guide 4.3)

10.4.1 Project Management Methodology

10.4.2 Work Performance Information

 

Segment 11. Getting it Right

11.1        Perform Quality Control (PMBOK® Guide 8.3)

11.1.1 Statistical data

11.1.2 Tools; seven basic tools of quality

11.1.3 Process adjustments

11.2        Manage Quality (PMBOK® Guide 8.2)

11.2.1 Quality audits

11.3        Monitor Risks (PMBOK® Guide 11.7)

11.3.1 Risk audits & reviews

11.3.2 Additional risk planning

11.4        Manage Project Knowledge  (PMBOK® Guide 4.4)

 

Segment 12. Watching the Baselines

12.1        Control Costs (PMBOK® Guide 7.4)

12.1.1 Earned value management

12.1.2 Completion forecasting

12.1.3 Trend analysis

12.2        Control Scope (PMBOK® Guide 5.6)

12.3        Control Schedule (PMBOK® Guide 6.7)

12.3.1 Schedule variance

12.4        Control Resources  (PMBOK® Guide 9.6)

 

Segment 13. Stakeholders Relationships

13.1        Monitor and Control Project Work (PMBOK® Guide 4.5)

13.1.1 Redundancies in the process

13.2        Manage Communications (PMBOK® Guide 10.2)

13.3        Manage Stakeholder Engagement  (PMBOK® Guide 13.3)

13.4        Perform Integrated Change Control  (PMBOK® Guide 4.6)  

13.5        Applying for and Taking the PMP® Examination

 

Segment 14. Acceptance & Closure

14.1        Monitor Communications  (PMBOK® Guide 10.3)

14.2        Monitor Stakeholder Engagement  (PMBOK® Guide 13.4)

14.2        Validate Scope (PMBOK® Guide 5.5)

14.3        Close Project or Phase (PMBOK® Guide 4.7)

14.3.1 Closure circumstances

14.4        Introduction to Contract Law and the UCC

 

Segment 15. Procurement & PMI's Code of Ethics

15.1        Conduct Procurements (PMBOK® Guide 12.2)

15.1.1 Screening

15.1.2 Weighting system

15.1.3 Negotiation

15.2        Control Procurements  (PMBOK® Guide 12.3)

15.3        Project Management Institute's Code of Ethics

 

Segment 16. Student Helper

 

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