The PMP® Certification Exam has recently changed. The new version of the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam launched on 2 January 2021.

To earn your PMP® certification, you need to meet the experience and education requirements, and pass the PMP examination, a 180-question, multiple-choice exam.

Regardless of how advanced your project management experience or education might be, you should still prepare vigorously for the exam. This training is the perfect preparation for you!

Objectifs

The PMP Exam Preparation course is designed for individuals who have on-the-job project management experience. The training addresses all professionals, regardless of having the Project Manager title, past project management training and/or project manager certifications. PMP Exam Preparation course aims to ensure that a candidate can apply the generally recognized practices of project management, acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI), to successfully manage projects.

Following the completion of the PMP course participants should be able to:

  • Understand and apply the processes and practices required to build effective, high-performing teams
  • Plan the project (budget, schedule, scope, quality, project activities, procurement, and closure)
  • Execute project to deliver business value
  • Ensure that the project’s success can be consistently repeated within your organisation
  • Pass the PMP Exam

Avantages

  • The PMP course Accredited class taught by a PMI accredited Premier ATP
  • 35 PMI contact hours needed to take the PMP exam
  • Extensive class materials
  • The most recent version of the official PMBoK (Project Management body of Knowledge) book is included
  • PMI exam application assistance

Destiné à

  • Project Managers
  • Mid-level Project Managers
  • Those who want or need training requirements to become PMP certified
  • Those who want to build-up their knowledge in agile and hybrid approaches

It is desirable, but not essential, that participants have some work-experience on projects.

Exam Prerequisites

Before you apply for the exam, participant should make sure to meet one of the following sets of qualifications:

  • 35 contact hours Project Management Education (achieved by following this training)
  • Project Management Experience
    • A Bachelor degree: minimum 3 years unique non-overlapping project management experience in the last 8 years during which at least 4500 hours are spent leading and directing project tasks.
    • A high school diploma or equivalent: minimum 5 years unique non-overlapping project management experience in the last 8 years during which at least 7500 hours are spent leading and directing project tasks.
  • Passing the exam. Participants can take this computer-based multiple-choice exam at the official Belgian test location. This procedure will be explained during the course.

Programme

1. Intro Modules

1.1 Introduction and PMP Exam overview

  • Details about class format and structure
  • Training expectations
  • The PMI Application Process
  • Identify exam preparation key methodologies
  • The Exam

1.2 An introduction to the PMBOK® Guide

  • Foundational elements of Project Management
  • The relationship of Portfolios, Programs, Projects and Operational Management
  • The Project Management Domains

1.3 Understanding the project environment

  • Enterprise Environmental Factors
  • Organizational Process Assets (OPAs)
  • Types of Organizational Systems
  • More about domains

1.4 The role of the project manager

  • Defining the Project Manager
  • Sphere of influence
  • Competencies
  • Relationship with other domains

2. Core Modules

2.1 Creating a high-performing team

A: BUILD A TEAM

Successful projects require teams to build the required business solution. You’ll benefit from understanding and applying the processes and practices required to build effective teams.

B: DEFINE TEAM GROUND RULES

In order for the team to perform effectively, they need to collectively define project ground rules based on context, such as organizational rules and team dynamics.

C: NEGOTIATE PROJECT AGREEMENTS

How to facilitate negotiations to reach an agreement about the project objectives.

D: EMPOWER TEAM MEMBERS & STAKEHOLDERS

How to identify and organize around team strengths, and set up systems to ensure the teams are accountable for their tasks.

E: TRAIN TEAM MEMBERS & STAKEHOLDERS

Team members may need to be trained in different aspects of the project, the customer environment, and the solution approach. Users, customers and other stakeholders will require training and other knowledge transfer to ensure successful onboarding of the solution.

F: ENGAGE & SUPPORT VIRTUAL TEAMS

Modern projects almost without fail create the need to work with and manage virtual teams. Effectively engaging with and supporting your virtual teams will increase your value to the project.

G: BUILD SHARED UNDERSTANDING ABOUT A PROJECT

How to ensure that a team reach consensus and support the outcome of the parties’ agreement.

2.2 Starting the project

A: DETERMINE APPROPRIATE METHODOLOGY/METHODS & PRACTICES

Knowledge and understanding of best practices is one part of the equation. Determining and applying the most appropriate methodology and practices to your project is another part.

B: PLAN & MANAGE SCOPE

What must be done, guiding them, ensuring the work is done, and setting criteria as to what “done” is, so it can be properly validated are all elements the team must plan for and manage throughout the project.

C: PLAN & MANAGE BUDGET & RESOURCES

Without proper management of project costs, expenses can get out of control quickly. You must be prepared to make adjustments and apply the correct costs to resources, activities and services that align with your budget.

D: PLAN & MANAGE SCHEDULE

The project schedule in its most basic form is a representation of how long a project takes to complete. It includes the activities that will be performed to execute the scope, the duration of each activity, and how the activities are related to each other.

E: PLAN & MANAGE QUALITY OF PRODUCTS & DELIVERABLES

The quality level and it's expectations, how the project’s quality is to be measured, how it will be aligned to the objective, and how the quality is to be tracked and reported are a few aspects of managing this key attribute.

F: INTEGRATE PROJECT PLANNING ACTIVITIES

How to integrate plans and components to ensure coordinated and efficient progress.

G: PLAN & MANAGE PROCUREMENT

Procuring products and services from external suppliers requires identifying suppliers, obtaining bids or proposals from them, and awarding contracts based on their evaluation. All procurements for the project must be done within the specified parameters of time, cost, and quality to ensure that the project meets the stakeholders’ requirements.

H: ESTABLISH PROJECT GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

The strategic direction provides the purpose, expectations, goals and actions to guide business pursuits and is aligned with business objectives. Project management activities should be aligned with business direction to increase project success.

I: PLAN & MANAGE PROJECT/PHASE CLOSURE

Because a project is a unique, one-time activity, the formal project closing is essential.

2.3 Doing the work

A: ASSESS & MANAGE RISKS

Robust risk management not only helps you anticipate and mitigate problems, but also provides you with specific actions to take for responding to potential risks.

B: EXECUTE PROJECT TO DELIVER BUSINESS VALUE

Project managers must execute the project in the most appropriate manner to balance the urgency to realize the value with the abilities of the team based on quality expectations.

C: MANAGE COMMUNICATIONS

Project managers spend approximately 90 percent of their time communicating. It is imperative that communicating clearly and completely should be a high priority.

D: ENGAGE STAKEHOLDERS

It is in every project manager's best interest to keep project stakeholders interested in the project and the outcomes.

E: CREATE PROJECT ARTIFACTS

Everyone knows that projects create deliverables. Projects also create artifacts throughout their life cycle.

F: MANAGE PROJECT CHANGES

Throughout the life of a project, there will be changes in the project that can turn risky if not handled at the right time.

G: MANAGE PROJECT ISSUES

Projects do not always go smoothly, and situations can arise which have the potential to affect the scope, schedule or cost.

H: ENSURE KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER FOR PROJECT CONTINUITY

It is important for team members to obtain the right knowledge at the time when they need it to do their job.

2.4 Keeping the team on track

A: LEAD A TEAM

The appropriate leadership style depends on the situation, project, stakeholders, your skills and many other factors. A project manager must be astute in various leadership styles to apply the most suitable technique.

B: SUPPORT TEAM PERFORMANCE

There are many ways to support your team efforts and encourage high performance.

C: ADDRESS & REMOVE IMPEDIMENTS, OBSTACLES & BLOCKERS

Any actions a project manager can take to address and remove the conditions or causes restricting the team’s productivity helps the team and the project produce value.

D: MANAGE CONFLICT

Conflict can be a positive benefit to the project and its outcomes, if managed and cultivated properly.

E: COLLABORATE WITH STAKEHOLDERS

The more collaboration and alignment, the better ability for the project to deliver value and progress towards those ends working with people.

F: MENTOR RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS

There are plenty of opportunities to share your knowledge and experience with others.

G: APPLY EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE TO PROMOTE TEAM PERFORMANCE

Being able to read social cues, interact, and sense what people are thinking, feeling and projecting are powerful aspects of working with people.

2.5 Keeping the business in mind

A: MANAGE COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS

Maintain visibility into compliance requirements and to ensure that they are effectively managed.

B: EVALUATE & DELIVER PROJECT BENEFITS & VALUE

The project manager is responsible for delivering what stakeholders expect. Keeping an eye on the project’s benefits and value will help ensure ultimate project success.

C: EVALUATE & ADDRESS INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT CHANGES

Changes that may impact the project value and desired scope/backlog.

D: SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

Project management takes place in an environment that is broader than that of the project itself, and an organization’s culture, style, and structure influence how projects are performed.

E: EMPLOY CONTINUOUS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

Project managers should continuously improve the processes they use to complete their project deliverables and meet the expectations of their shareholders.

3. Closing Modules

3.1 Code of ethics and professional conduct

3.2 Course review areas

  • General review
  • Before you take the Exam
  • Formulas & trick to know for the Exam
  • Common Project Management errors and pitfalls

The exam is NOT included in this training course. Our training is designed to get you 100% ready for your exam. The exam will have to take place at a PMI official test center. More information about taking the exam can be found on www.pmi.org.

Informations pratiques

Prix: 2 695 EUR (hors TVA)

Nos formations sont couvertes par plusieurs types de subventions. Vérifiez si vous pouvez bénéficier de l'une d'entre elles et ne payer qu'une partie vous-même.

  • Jusqu’à 30% de subvention sur le portefeuille des PME en Région Flamande pour des formations, des webinaires en direct et des formations virtuelles. Plus d’informations.
Extra:

This training is delivered in partnership with QRP, an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) of PMI

Documentation:
  • Online participant guide: participant guides, and online learning assets like quizzes, knowledge checks and videos.
  • PMP® exam questions: full PMP exam practice with 200 questions in an online exam simulator.
  • Official PMP book: A Guide of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – 6th Edition and assistance with the exam subscription.
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