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1 4 weeks 12 contact hours 400+ questions
Prepare for the PMP® exam before it gets updated on August 31, 2011 12 contact hours 4 weeks 400+ questions starts 7/12, 6:30 pm info

This course prepares students to take the current PMP® exam, which is in effect through August 30, 2011.  We will cover each of the nine knowledge areas, the code of ethics, and provide a review of the PMP® framework and exam facts, perspective, and approach. The PMP® Exam Focus course:   prepares you for the current exam   is short, condensed, and intensive   uses 400+ practice exam questions   delivers high value for money 12 contact hours

3 PMP® Exam Focus PMI announced an update to the PMP® examination starting August 31, 2011 PMBOK® Guide Fourth Edition will remain in effect, but 30% of exam content will change 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.”

4 Worldwide Active Credential Holders
PMP thousands 430,469 356,419 June 27, 2011 5,450 project management job openings in MI 10,003 CAPM 14,197

5 12 PMP® Exam Focus contact hours WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The course targets individuals that have already gone through some other project management training or self-study, have read the PMBOK® Guide  Fourth Edition, and have basic knowledge of PMI’s project management framework.   degree students that need exam preparation    project managers in career transition   professionals that need additional qualifying education hours EDUCATION ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Each hour of this training course counts as one contact hour of formal education. PMI requires 35 contact hours to be eligible for the PMP® credential. Upon completion, students will receive a certificate as proof of attendance.

We will spend approximately one hour per each of the nine knowledge areas, and the code of ethics (review + exam questions). The rest of the time will be spent on review of the PMP® framework and exam facts, perspective, and approach. Practice exam questions are used to test proficiency in each area. Course manual contains: sections on all chapters of the PMBOK® Guide Fourth Edition code of ethics and professional responsibility exam information and strategies  more than 400 practice questions

We will use the PMProcess Flow™ poster to focus on the flow of the project management framework. This full color 18” x 24” flow chart is a visual tool that has helped hundreds of students locally and around the world to see the big picture, memorize essential process level details, and pass the exam.

8 Project Management Institute
The 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 projects Defines project management and related concepts Describes project management life cycle and related processes

9 Project Management Institute
PMP Credential Handbook CAPM Credential Handbook

10 Project Management Experience
PMP (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 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 project tasks** CAPM (High school diploma) see Education Hours (next slide) Excel worksheet Experience_Worksheet.xls * All project management experience must have been accrued within the last eight consecutive years prior to your application submission. ** Leading and directing project tasks as identified in the Project Management Professional Examination Specification. You should have experience in all five process groups across all your project management experience. However, on a single project, you do not need to have experience in all five process groups.

11 Education Hours PMP (Bachelor’s degree or global equivalent)
35 contact hours of formal education PMP (High school diploma, Associates degree) CAPM (High school diploma) You must meet one of these two requirements: 23 contact hours of formal education OR 1,500 hours of professional experience on a project team

12 Timeline of the PMP® Credential Process PMP Application Form

13 PMP® Study Resources LinkedIn Groups PMI/PMBOK Self Study Group
The Project Manager Network Project Management Link PMP Training CAPM Community PMI Great Lakes Chapter - PMIGLC Project Managers PMP® Certified Networking Group

14 PMP® Exam Preparation Books
First and foremost get and read PMI's PMBOK® Guide Fourth Edition, officially titled A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Fourth Edition.  When you become a PMI member, you can download this this in pdf format for free.  Get it in print and wear it out before the exam. Following is a list of recommended books PMP Exam Prep Sixth Edition by Rita Mulcahy PMP Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide by Kim Heldman The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try by Andy Crowe Head First PMP by Jennifer Greene & Andrew Stellman PMP Exam Success Series: Bootcamp Manual by Crosswind There is also Crosswind CD ROM with 3500 exam simulation questions, which is a powerful study tool as well.

15 PMBOK® Guide Changes in Fourth Edition
Starting on July 1, 2009 the PMP® Exam is on the Fourth Edition of the PMBOK® Guide. What has changed?  This pdf file by the editor of the Fourth Edition and this summary slide explain. The major differences between the Third Edition and the Fourth Edition are: 1. All process names are in a verb-noun format 2. Efforts were made to distinguish between Enterprise Environmental Factors and Organizational Process Assets. 3. A standard approach for discussing requested changes, preventive actions, corrective actions and defect repairs was employed. 4. The processes decreased from 44 to 42. Two processes were deleted, two processes were added and 6 processes were reconfigured into 4 processes in the procurement knowledge area. 5. To provide clarity a distinction was made between the project management plan and project documents used to manage the project. 6. The distinction between the information in the Project Charter and the Project Scope Statement was clarified. 7. The process flow diagrams at the beginning of chapters 4-12 have been deleted and replaced with data flow diagrams. 8. A data flow diagram for each process has been created to show where information comes from as an input and where it goes to as an output. 9. A new appendix was added that addresses key interpersonal skills that a project manager utilizes when managing a project. A complete list of changes can be found in Appendix A of the Fourth Edition.

16 PMP® Exam Passing Score
PMBOK 3rd Ed. (old exam) What is a passing score on the PMP® Exam ? Well... it worked like this; there are 200 questions on the exam. Of these 200 questions, 25 are sample or pretest questions. These questions do not count toward your score (so right or wrong, they do not help you or hurt you). The purpose of these questions is for the PMI to consider them as future exam questions. This means you have 175 questions that count toward your score. Of these 175 questions you must correctly answer 106 or 61% to pass the exam. PMBOK 4th Ed. (new exam) PMI doesn't disclose the passing percentage. The only thing they say is "The passing score for all PMI credential examinations is determined by sound psychometric analysis”. Sorry, but there is no defined passing score for the PMP® Exam. Each of the 200 questions is weighted on a scale of difficulty. Depending on the number of easy to difficult questions among the 200 determines your passing score. E.g. if you have 60% difficult questions (as determined by PMI) you can score dramatically less than 61% and still pass. Lots of easy questions - higher passing score needed. PMP Exam Passing Score MYTHS:

17 Study, Study, Study … and Memorize …?
Formulas, Equations, Numbers Project Documents Processes in Knowledge Areas Processes in Process Groups ITTO’s Inputs Tools & Techniques Outputs Download pdf files

18 accelerate development overcome technical challenges
get to market quicker Eric van der Meulen, President | | consulting | interim management | training

19 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 15+ years experience in project and program management for large and small companies, and internationally, 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.

20 Monitoring & Controlling
Project Boundaries Project Boundaries Project Deliverables End Users Monitoring & Controlling Closing Initiating Planning Executing Project Inputs Project Initiator/ Sponsor Project Records Process Assets

21 From Charter to Schedule
VACATION PROJECT Initiator Sponsor Charter Scope Statement WBS Work Breakdown Structure Activities Schedule Stakeholders Project Manager Core PM Team Project Manager Purpose Relax Quality Time Deliverables 5 days at destination 2 travel days Hiking trails Work Packages Destination Travel plan Hotel booking Local transportation Actions Select hotel Book hotel Critical Path

22 STUDENT TESTIMONIALS "Hi Eric, just wanted to drop you a quick note that I passed the PMP exam yesterday. Thanks for your help with getting me certified." "I passed my PMP credentials exam last Thursday. It was a challenge. ... Thank you for your help with the exam prep. Your course put me on the right track." "Just wanted to let you know that I passed the CAPM exam today. Your class was a great help. Thanks." "I’m happy to report to you that I passed the PMP exam yesterday! The course you provided was very helpful in preparing for the exam. Thank you." "An excellent course in Project Management essentials and best practices taught by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor. A must for anyone planning to take the PMP exam!" "Eric was very professional and knowledgeable. Good presenter! Kept our attention. Very organized." "Eric is very good at explaining project management from a PMI viewpoint."

23 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.

24 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.

25 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.

26 Practice Exam Question
Communication skills would be used most during which of the following processes? Distribute Information. Status Meetings. Report Performance. Communications Change Control.

27 4 weeks 12 contact hours 400+ questions
Prepare for the PMP® exam before it gets updated on August 31, 2011 12 contact hours 4 weeks 400+ questions starts 7/12, 6:30 pm info

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