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1 Project Management Essentials and Exam Preparation10 weeks36 hoursHone your project management knowledge and take your career to the next level with our Project Management training.The Schoolcraft College Continuing Education andProfessional Developmentdepartment has partneredwith Q'vive, a local leaderin innovation strategy and training to offer a ten-week, intensive training program that will prepare you to take the Project Management Institute PMP® or CAPM® certification exam.Start: Tuesday 5/15 6-9:40pm
4 Project Management Essentials and Exam PreparationClass DescriptionAre you preparing for the PMP® or CAPM® exam or looking for valuable project management skills?Gain essential knowledge about project management to deliver results for your stakeholders.Topics include management of integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement.Get tools and techniques for initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing projects. Do group practice exercises and discuss exam preparation questions.This course targets those that have project team experience, as well as project managers seeking to refresh their knowledge and complement skill sets.PMP = Project Management ProfessionalCAPM = Certified Associate in Project Management
5 Project Management Essentials and Exam PreparationLearning and Class Room ActivitiesLectureClass room discussionGroup practice exercisesExam questions*Source data: National Training Laboratories. Bethel, MaineThe Learning Pyramid*ACTIVEPASSIVEDuring each class we will work on group projects to apply project management principles.We will also discuss application in specific (your!) real life situations.
6 Project Management Essentials and Exam PreparationWith this training, you will be able to…Understand the fundamental concepts of project management.Understand the five project management process groups, and know how to manage projects throughout the project life cycle.Understand the nine project management knowledge areas.Understand the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs of the 42 project management processes.Create a project management plan based on a project charter and input from stakeholders.Manage a project team to execute the project management plan, and know how to deal with changes.Effectively manage project documentation, including lessons learned throughout the project.Understand how to properly close a project or project phase.Understand how professional responsibility drives ethical behavior.
7 Project Management Essentials and Exam PreparationProject Management InstituteThe Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading organization for the project management profession.PMI serves practitioners and organizations with standards that describe good practices, globally recognized credentials that certify project management expertise and resources for professional development, networking and community. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) is the recognized standard for the project management profession.Provides guidelines for managing individual projectsDefines project management and related conceptsDescribes project management life cycle and related processes
9 Project Management Essentials and Exam Preparation Project Management ExperiencePMP (Bachelor’s degree or global equivalent)Minimum three years/36 months* unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing the project** (used to be: project tasks)PMP (High school diploma, Associates degree)Minimum five years/60 months* unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 7,500 hours were spent leading and directing the project** (used to be: project tasks)CAPM (High school diploma)see Education Hours (next slide)PMP Handbook updated 4/17/12Excel worksheetExperience_Worksheet.xls* All project management experience must have been accrued within the last eight consecutive years prior to your application submission.** Leading and directing the project as identified with the tasks, knowledge, and skills specific in the Project Management Professional Examination Specification. You should have experience in all five process groups across all your project management experience submitted on the application. However, on a single project, you do not need to have experience in all five process groups.PMP = Project Management ProfessionalCAPM = Certified Associate in Project Management
10 Project Management Essentials and Exam PreparationEducation HoursPMP (Bachelor’s degree or global equivalent)35 contact hours of formal educationPMP (High school diploma, Associates degree)CAPM (High school diploma)You must meet one of these two requirements:23 contact hours of formal educationOR1,500 hours of professional experience on a project teamPMP = Project Management ProfessionalCAPM = Certified Associate in Project Management
11 Project Management Essentials and Exam PreparationExamination FeesCAPMPMPPMI Membership$ 139*PMI Membership Renewal$ 129*Exam Member$ 225$ 405Exam Nonmember$ 300$ 555Reexamination Member$ 150$ 275Reexamination Nonmember$ 200$ 375Credential Renewal Member$ 60Credential Renewal Nonmember* Student membership rates are $42 for first year and $32 for renewal. Retirees pay $65 for renewal.Effective 1 April 2012 a $70 fee will be charged if you reschedule or cancel your exam within 30 calendar days of the appointment.PMP = Project Management ProfessionalCAPM = Certified Associate in Project Management
12 Project Management Essentials and Exam PreparationUpdates to the PMP Exam effective August 31PMBOK® Guide 4th Edition remains in effect, but 30% of exam content changed due to testing of the Professional and Social Responsibility content area (Domain 6) in every domain rather than as a separate domain on the examination.“Approximately 30% of the PMP exam content will change.Certain examination areas will be tested in a different way. Specifically, the Professional and Social Responsibility content area (Domain 6) will now be tested in every domain, rather than as a separate domain. The RDS revealed that professional and social responsibility is integrated into all of the work of project management.Therefore, PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct should be viewed as integrated into the day-to-day role of a project manager and important in each phase of the project lifecycle.”
14 streamlining the intersection of innovation strategy, new product development, andproject managementEric van der Meulen, Presidentqvive.biz | | consulting | interim management | training
15 Q'vive, LLC Eric van der Meulen, PMP President & Founder Experienced leader in product and process development, engineering, and r&d, with broad expertise in plastics, innovation strategy, and stage-gate project management. Credentialed Project Management Professional (PMP) with more than 20 years experience in project and program management for large and small companies, both as functional leader and as consultant.Holds patents in the area of printing and other aspects of polycarbonate automotive glazing.Received 2006 Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation.
16 Week 1 – Agenda Introductions, Goals Framework, Definitions What is a Project?What is Project Management?Project Management SkillsOrganizational StructuresLife Cycle, Knowledge AreasThe Project Life CycleProject Management Process GroupsProject Management Knowledge AreasAgenda
17 PMBOK 1.2What is a Project?A project is a temporary endeavorA project has specific start and end datesA project creates a unique product or serviceA project is different from operationsProject is a temporary endeavorOperations is permanent or semi-permanent work that repeatedly produces or provides the same product or serviceOngoing execution of activities providing a repetitive serviceProject: A temporary endeavor to produce a unique product or service.Framework, Definitions
18 Why Must a Project be Managed? Why Project Management?Why Must a Project be Managed?Framework, Definitions
19 What is Project Management? PMBOK 1.3What is Project Management?Project Management is the discipline of planning, organizing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives.The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals and objectives while balancing various project constraints including scope, time, cost, quality, and resources.Framework, Definitions
20 Process Groups Project Initiating Project Planning PMBOK 3.3-4Process GroupsProject InitiatingSelect best project given resource limitsBusiness caseProject charterAssign project managerProject PlanningDefine work requirements, quality and quantity of workDefine resources neededSchedule activitiesEvaluate risksKerzner, Harold. Project Management. 10th ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2009 (p. 3)Life Cycle, Knowledge Areas
21 Process Groups Project Executing Project Monitoring & Controlling PMBOK 3.5-7Process GroupsProject ExecutingNegotiate for team membersDirect and manage the workWork with team members to help them improveProject Monitoring & ControllingTrack progressCompare actual outcome to predicted outcomeAnalyze variances and impacts, make adjustmentsProject ClosingVerify that all the work has been accomplishedContractual, Financial, Administrative closureKerzner, Harold. Project Management. 10th ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2009 (p. 3)Life Cycle, Knowledge Areas
22 PMBOK 2.1.1Project Life CycleAll projects, regardless of size and complexity, can be mapped to the following life cycle structureStartingtheprojectOrganizingandpreparingCarrying out the workClosingtheprojectLevel ofProjectActivity(Cost, Staffing level)ProjectCharterProjectManagement PlanAcceptedDeliverablesArchivedProjectDocumentsTimeLife Cycle, Knowledge Areas
24 Practice Exam Question Which of the following represents the project manager’s responsibility in regard to change on a project?Influence the factors that cause project change.Ensure all changes are communicated to the change control board.Deny change whenever possible.Prioritize change below execution.Exam Questions
25 Practice Exam Question What is the function of the project sponsor?To help manage senior management expectations.To be the primary interface with the customer.To fund the project and formally accept the product.To help exert control over functional managers.Exam Questions
26 Practice Exam Question Which of the following is the best description of the critical path?The activities that represent critical functionality.The activities that represent the largest portions of the work packages.The activities that represent the highest schedule risk on the project.The activities that represent the optimal path through the network.Exam Questions
27 Project Management Essentials and Exam Preparation10 weeks36 hoursHone your project management knowledge and take your career to the next level with our Project Management training.The Schoolcraft College Continuing Education andProfessional Developmentdepartment has partneredwith Q'vive, a local leaderin innovation strategy and training to offer a ten-week, intensive training program that will prepare you to take the Project Management Institute PMP® or CAPM® certification exam.Start: Tuesday 5/15 6-9:40pm
29 MS Project 2010: An Introduction Improve your PM tool skills.Learn tips and rules used by project managers to deliver projects on time and budget.Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Begins May 14 and July 11, and runs for 4 weeks.Instructor: John Greer, PMP.Has led hundreds of projects with total budgets of nearly $1B.