PMP Exam Preparation - Online Session

September 21, 20210PMP Exam Preparation

  • Overview
  • Course Outline
  • Workshop Instructions
  • Key Features


Project Management Institute (PMI®) was established in 1969 with six members. PMI® is the most respected and recognized management standards institute in the world.

Today PMI’s membership surpasses 600,000 in over 180 countries.

PMI is comprised of over 250+ regional charter chapters and 30+ Community of Practices (CoP).

The main goal of PMI is to provide standards to the project management world.

One of their significant accomplishments has been creating and publishing the project management standard document, globally recognized as PMBOK®.

What is PMP?

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is an industry recognized credential for project managers. PMP demonstrates the experience, education, skill and competency required to lead and direct projects. PMP is the most sought after certification administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI), USA.

Project Management Professionals are imperative in every industry. The demand is in terms of the skill requirements which vary between different industries and geographies. As per recent survey report by PMI, there will be huge opportunities for practitioners of Project Management. As companies recruit people from various cultural backgrounds, the need for project managers with a standardized set of skills increases. These project managers would be expected to undertake projects on system reorganizations, turn strategic vision into tangible goals, and ensure effective and agreed outcomes, while balancing various project constraints.

Top 10 Benefits:

1.Differentiate project, operations and program concepts.

2.Align Project and strategic objective.

3.Understand project manager roles and responsibilities in project organization.

4.Practice Requirement Gathering and Scope Finalization Techniques utilizing design thinking.

5.Link product, project and project management deliverables in MS Project.

6.Define and Sequence Activities, and their resources for Projects in MS Project.

7.Finalize the project baselines (i.e. Scope, Schedule, and Cost) using MS Project.

8.Learn Art, Science and Psychology of Executing the Projects with proactive approach.

9.Forecast Project Status by Utilizing Monitoring & Controlling Techniques using MS Project.

10.Document Lesson Learned, and Discuss Closing Strategies.3

Exam Process & Fee:

Exam Enrolment 

If the participants are setting an exam date then they will be guided how to enroll and make PMI profile for exam.

Exam Fee to be paid by the participants. Or we can also pay this if given by the company or participants.

  • Member $405
  • Non-Member is $555

Membership Enrollment

If they have finalized to give exam then better to enroll as member first. They will get the PMBOK 6 from that enrollment. Further more they will get a discount in exam fee.

  • Member Fee $130 to $150

Exam Payment

Exam Payment is not included in the program fee.

That must be paid to SIMFOTIX  in advance by the participants if they want SIMFOTIX to enroll them in the Exam.


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Course Outline

Day 01
Session 01:

Differentiate Projects

This session will cover:

  • Project Versus Operations
  • Project Versus Program
  • Example: List of Projects

This session will discuss the needs of project management and will compare it with project and program management concepts.

Session 02:

Align Portfolio with Strategy

This session will cover:

  • Strategy and Portfolio
  • Portfolio Functions
  • Example: Strategic Projects

This session will discuss the alignment of projects with strategy. The participants will be able to understand the functions of portfolio management.

Session 03:

Design Project Life Cycles

This session will cover:

  • Project Life Cycle & Process Groups
  • Project Life Cycle Types
  • Example: Project Life Cycle

This session will compare the difference between project life cycle phases and process groups. Participants will be able to access the different needs of projects and design project life cycle.

Session 04:

Evaluate Project Manager Roles

This session will cover:

  • Organization Structures
  • Project Manager Role
  • Example: List PM Responsibilities

This session will discuss the Organization structure types and role of project manager in it. Participants will be able to list their responsibilities as Project Manager.

Session 05:

Decide Project Authorization

This session will cover:

  • Project initiation Needs
  • Project Initiation Cases
  • Example: Project Charter

This session will explore the strategic & operational needs of project initiation, and will help participants to create a project charter for selected project.

Day 02:
Session 01:

Identify & Assess Stakeholders

This session will cover:

  • Stakeholders and their Types
  • Stakeholder Engagement Strategies
  • Example Stakeholder Engagement

This session will discuss the types of stakeholders. Participants will be able to analyze and assess stakeholders needs and expectations.

Session 02:

Plan Project Communications

This session will cover:

  • Communication Types
  • Communication Planning
  • Example Communication Management Plan

This session will provide the guidance to plan project communications.  Participants will be able to align document project communication needs with their organization governance plan.

Session 03:

Measure Project Management Needs

This session will cover:

  • Project Management Needs
  • Project Management Plan
  • Example Project Sizing Matrix

This session will guide participants to assess the needs of project management for their projects. Project categorization will be used to develop sizing matrix.

Session 04:

Scope Finalization

This session will cover

  • Design Thinking for Requirements
  • System Thinking for Scope
  • Example Scope Statement

This session will guide participants to utilize empathy to gather project requirements. Design Thinking along with system thinking will be used to finalize project scope statement.

Session 05:

Define Quality Measurements

This session will cover

  • Quality Requirements
  • Cost of Quality
  • Example Quality Management Plan

This session will guide participants to differentiate quality concepts. Participants will be able to create a quality management plan with quality metrics to achieve quality standards.

Day 03:
Session 01:

Decomposing Scope

This session will cover:

  • WBS
  • Activities
  • Example WBS and Activity List

This session will guide participants to decompose scope statement into work break down structure. Participants will be able to differentiate WBS work packages and activities.

Session 02:

Sequence Activities

This session will cover:

  • Dependency Types
  • Lead Versus Lag
  • Example Network Diagram

This session will guide participants to identify dependency needs of project activities. Participants will develop a project network diagram for duration estimation.

Session 03:

Estimating Resources

This session will cover:

  • Resource Types
  • Resource Breakdown Structure
  • Example RAM and Histogram

This session will guide participants to estimate project resources. Specific estimation types will be discussed based on project status and availability of information.

Session 04:

Estimating Duration and Cost

This session will cover:

  • Estimation Techniques
  • Estimation Types
  • Example Project Cost Estimates

This session will guide participants to estimate project resources, duration and cost. Specific estimation types will be discussed based on project status and availability of information.

Session 05:

Perform Critical Path Analysis

This session will cover:

  • Forward & Backward Pass method
  • Free Float & Total Float Calculation
  • Example Critical Path Analysis

This session will guide participants to use project schedule network diagrams to calculate critical path. Participants will perform forward and backward pass to calculate free float and total float.

Day 04:
Session 01:

Identifying and Assessing Risks

This session will cover:

  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Audit
  • Example Risk Response Plan

This session will guide participants to identify the risks based on available data and assess their impact and probabilities. Participants will be able to calculate contingency reserves based on risk information.

Session 02:

Planning and Managing Risks

This session will cover:

  • Risk Response Planning
  • Risk Assessments
  • Example Contingency assessment

This session will guide participants to develop risk responses for both positive and negative risks. Participants will also be able to monitor risks and create strategies to implement risk responses.

Session 03:

Finalizing Schedule and Cost Baselines

This session will cover:

  • Schedule Baseline
  • Cost Baseline
  • Example Schedule Compression

This session will guide participants to finalize schedule and cost baselines using resource optimization and reserve management.

Session 04:

Understanding Agile

This session will cover:

  • Agile Manifesto and Principles
  • Agile Events, Artifacts and Roles
  • Example Story map

This session will guide participants to understand the agile framework and compare it with traditional project management. Participants will be able to develop the story maps.

Session 05:

Estimating Agile Projects

This session will cover:

  • Iteration and Release Planning
  • Team Velocity and Buffers
  • Example Release Plan

This session will guide participants to estimate the agile projects. Participants will be able to develop a release plan for their agile projects.

Day 05:
Session 01:

Lead Team

This session will cover:

  • Acquiring Project Team
  • Developing Project Team
  • Example Conflict Management

This session will discuss the strategies to acquire project resources, and will guide participants how to manage project resources with conflict management techniques.

Session 02:

Lead Change

This session will cover:

  • Change Types
  • Change Process
  • Example Decision Making

This session will provide the steps to manage changes in the project. Participants will practice the decision-making process for change processing.

Session 03:

Lead vendors

This session will cover:

  • Procurement types
  • Vendor Engagement
  • Example Negotiation

This session will provide the steps to perform procurement in your project and utilize negotiation for value delivery.

Session 04:

Lead Project Performance

This session will cover:

  • % Versus Physical complete
  • Example Calculate Earned value
  • Example Project Forecasts

This session will explore the project controlling tools and techniques with practical examples of earned value calculations for both lagging and leading indicators.

Session 05:

Lead Project Transition

This session will cover:

  • Project versus Phase Closing
  • Closing Activities
  • Example Lesson Learned Document

This session will simulate the cases for project closing with an example of lesson learned activity.

Workshop Instructions

  • 21-25 November, 2021 – 10:00 am – 03:00 pm
  • Fee does not include the Exam Charges
  • Regular Fee: USD 980 Per Participant (Exclusive of VAT)
  • Team Offer: Pay for 2 and register 3rd for free
  • Includes: Courseware, and SIMFOTIX Certificate
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Key Features

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