The method of teaching through e-learning courses facilitates learning professionals who lack sufficient time to attend sessions. Because of its “quizzes” and questions to check student progress, this method of learning is a useful and effective tool for the student.Our first “e-learning” program is the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam preparation. This program is designed to help you pass the PMP exam. This program provides a series of lessons on all areas of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013, interactive exercises and assessment tests.
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Project Management Professional (PMP)®Exam Overview
The program includes lessons and interactive exercises, resources for studying,quizzes and an exam to practice controlled while covering the following areas ofproject management:
- Project Management Framework
- Project Management Processes
- Integration Management
- Scope Management
- Time Management
- Cost Management
- Quality Management
- Human Resource Management
- Communications Management
- Risk Management
- Procurement Management
- Professional and Social Responsibility
Each lesson focuses on an area of project management knowledge and introduces the objectives, concepts and key benefits. There are also instructions on the “inputs, tools and Techniques, and outputs” of the 47 processes.
The audio instruction offers examples and scenarios of real-world projects. In each lesson, we check whether the student has understood the lesson. Such exercises are designed to reinforce learning objectives and offer practice for answering questions in the style of the PMP exam.
Each lesson provides access to a glossary of over 300 terms and definitions of project management. There is also access to additional resources that can be used to study more.
The “quizzes” in each lesson and the practical exam features hundreds of questions to help prepare for the exam.
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Project Management Framework
The exam questions on this lesson are focused on definitions, concepts and approaches. You need to be familiarized with the terminology of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.
At this lesson you will learn about:
- Project definition
- The triple constraint
- The project life cycle
- The influence curve
- The organizational structure forms
- Management by objectives
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Project Management Processes
They recommend that project managers and their teams should consider each process and determine if they are applicable to each project.
In this lesson you will learn about: the 5 processes groups that are initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling and closing. You also will learn the 47 processes and how they are categorized into 5 processes groups. This lesson describes what processes, knowledge areas, and processes groups are, and it explains how they are structured.
The Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification exam addresses some project management critical functions that assure the coordination of several elements in a project. The text based on, A Guide of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013 explains that the project management processes are integrative by nature, and they happen through the project life cycle.
In this lesson you will learn:
- What is a “project charter” and its components
- The content of a project management plan
- The configuration management and change management control
Scope management concerns to definition and control about what is and what is not included in a project. The term “scope” can be referred to:
- Product scope, that consists in the features and functions of a product or service, with the results measured against the product requirements.
- Project scope, that describes the work that needs to be done to deliver a product, service, or result with the characteristics and functions outlined in the project plan.
Time management is a key component of project management, and also an area of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013 . This knowledge area is critical for exam success, so take your time studying the concepts and doing all the exercises. Time management is interrelated with scope and cost. Some of the formulas that you can find in this lesson will be repeated in the cost management lesson. Time management is that part of project management that concerns to scheduling. It includes the project activities definition, sequencing those activities defining and documenting its relationships, estimating the type and quantity of necessary resources to do each activity and the duration to complete them. To develop the project scheduling we will need to analyze the sequence, duration, the resources requirements and the scheduling restrictions.
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Cost management is focused on the necessary cost resources to complete a project. The “Cost project life cycle” is a good practice. The cost management questions at the exam do not require being a genious in mathematics but you will need to know some key formulas and concepts.
This lesson is focused on the quality conceps and explains quality management processes; we mean, plan quality, assure quality and control quality. Furthermore the student must know who are the quality gurus and several quality tools. Although this is not a difficult lesson, it requires the study of some easy concepts and formulas.
Human Resource Management
Projects can not be done without people. In the exam, human resources management questions are mainly focused on organizational structures, roles and las responsibilities, team development, and conflict resolution. In this lesson the Staff management plan, the purpose of the RAM (Responsibilities Assignment Matrix), the different leadership styles and the different power types are explained.
Project managers spend most of their time communicating. You will need to know what to communicate to whom, with what frecuency and when. In this lesson you will learn:
- The content of a communication plan
- The communication styles, its types and methods
- How to determine the number of communication channels
Risk management in a project is considered as one of the most difficult lessons, and requires knowing several formulas and theories. You will have to learn the different risk categories, processes, risk identification tools and how to create a risk register.
Procurement management is a difficult lesson. The student must study the different contract types and its association with the project risk. In this module the project procurement management processes and some important concepts like RFP, RFB, LOI and the buyer and seller concepts are explained.
This module explains the responsibilities of all professional project management must meet under the principles established by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® with regard to the management of the nine areas of knowledge, respect and professional ethics to the organizations and colleagues practicing project management.
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