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  CERTIFICATE Project Management Professional(PMP®)
  COURSE DELIVERY Classroom, Live Virtual Classroom
  LANGUAGE English
  PDUs 35

Course Description

With a charter to enable and enhance the industry’s competency level and maturity in Project Management, the Project Management Professional (PMP®) training program is designed to lead the participant to an internationally recognized certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) (USA).

MAESTRO, being a Global Registered Education Provider [R.E.P.] with PMI®, this course is designed to help individuals prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Examination. Coupled with our experience of training and consulting, the workshop is intended to be a practical and intense instructor led training for PMP® aspirants.

In addition to helping the participants with the requirement of the examination, the workshop also aims to train them to be effective Project Managers.

Course Objective

  •  Understand the processes of Project management
  •  Learn about the Project phases, Project life cycle, Project stakeholders , key general management skills and the
    social-economic-environmental influences
  •  Learn about the key Project management processes of Scope, Time and Cost
  •  Learn about facilitating processes of Quality, Human Resources, Communication, Risk, Procurement and Stakeholder
  •  Learn about Project Integration Management
  •  Learn how to use the PMBOK® Guide to prepare for the examination
  •  Get guidelines on filling up the PMP® Application form
  •  Ascertain their level of readiness for taking the PMP® Examination

Highlights of Course Delivery

Maestro has usually garnered ratings of 4.5/5.0 and above, especially for the faculty as well as the
content of the trainings we would like to highlight the following with regards to the same.

  •  The contact workshop is a mix of instructor lead and self paced learning, designed as per the PMBOK®
    Fifth edition of Project Management Institute.
  •  The PMP® training program will highlight case studies and illustrations for the IT industry as a background, among
  •  Subsequent to the presentation and sample application as per the requirements of each chapter, a quiz on the topic
    covered is administered.
  •  The training is followed by a mock test having 100 hand picked questions to check the understanding of the



Ref. PMBOK ® Guide 5th edition

Day 1 of 4


  • Getting to know the participants
  • Introduction to PMI®
  • PMP® Certification – advantages
  • PMP® certification – process and fees related information
  • PMP® ® Application procedures – instructions on how to fill in the form
  • PMP® examination – information on the split of questions, question pattern
  • PMP® examination – Tips on how to prepare and take the examination (this theme will be reiterated throughout the course)
  • PMP® – Fulfilling the CCR requirements
  • Familiarization with course outline
  • Familiarization with the protocols and timings
  • Expectation setting and clarifications
  • Introductory Quiz – to assess the current level of familiarization of the participants with PMBOK® concepts and assess the gaps.

Introduction to Project Management

  • What are Projects?
  • Projects vs. Operations
  • Project Management and the role of Project Manager
  • The concept of Progressive Elaboration
  • PMBOK® Guide structure
  • Interrelationship of Project Management with General Management concepts
  • The concept of Program Management and Portfolio Management
  • The concept of Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Multiple modes of operations of PMO
  • Quiz – Introduction to Project Management

Project Management Context

  • The concept of Project Lifecycle and its characteristics
  • Phases defining the Project Lifecycle
  • Stakeholders in a Project
  • Varying types of Project organizational structures – Functional, Matrix and Projectized – their advantages and disadvantages
  • Quiz – Project Management context

Project Management Processes

  • Project Management vs. Product oriented Processes
  • Description of five process groups in the Project Lifecycle and their interactions
  • Characteristics and components of Process groups
  • Process Interactions / Customization of Processes
  • Mapping of Project Management Processes across the Process Groups and Knowledge Areas
  • Quiz – Project Management Processes

Project Integration Management

  • The role of Integration Management in Project execution
  • Description of multiple ways in a Project can arise
  • SOW – its characteristics
  • Description of Enterprise Environmental factors and organizational assets which can impact a Project
  • Description of various Project selection methods – like mathematical models and financial criteria like ROI, NPV, IRR etc.
  • Project Charter – its characteristics
  • Project Management Plan Development
  • Contents of the Project Management Plan
  • PMIS – its role in effective Project Management
  • Directing and Managing Project Work
  • The role of Configuration Management system in a Project environment
  • Monitoring and Controlling Project Work
  • Performing Integrated Change Control
  • How to manage changes in a Project?
  • Change Control Management activities involved in a Project
  • Role of Change Control Board in Project environment
  • Closing a Project ( or a Phase)
  • Multiple types of closures (Administrative closure and Financial closure)
  • Updation process to organizational Process assets
  • Quiz – Project Integration Management

Project Scope Management

  • Project Scope vs. Product Scope and their interrelationships
  • Importance of Scope Management Plan in the Project
  • Collect Requirements process
  • Define Scope Process
  • Project Scope statement – how to prepare and update?
  • WBS – its key role in Project Management
  • Creating and Managing WBS
  • Interactions of WBS with other Breakdown structures used in Project Environment
  • Validate Scope process
  • Scope Validation vs. Quality Control
  • Control Scope process
  • Quiz – Project Scope Management

Day 2 of 4

Project Time Management

  • Importance of Time Management in a Project environment
  • Define Activities process
  • Sequence Activities process
  • Multiple types of dependencies across activities
  • Precedence Diagramming Method
  • Estimating Activity Resource process
  • Estimating Activity Duration process
  • Various duration estimating procedures – Top-Down, Bottom-up, Analogous, Parametric etc.
  • The concept of Contingency in Time Management
  • Develop Schedule Process
  • The importance of calendars in the Scheduling process
  • The importance of Critical Path in Project Management
  • Critical Path computation and explanation of its characteristics
  • Application of techniques like Fast tracking, Crashing, Resource Optimization, PERT etc in schedule development
  • Use of Modeling techniques in Scheduling
  • Critical Chain applications
  • Schedule l data- descriptions
  • Control Schedule process Revision of schedules
  • Quiz – Project Time Management

Project Cost Management

  • The importance of Cost Management in Projects
  • Project Lifecycle costing vs. Product Lifecycle costing
  • Cost Management Plan and its use in Cost control
  • Estimating Costs process
  • Cost Management Plan and its use in Cost control
  • Analogous, Parametric and Bottom-up methods of Cost estimating
  • Multiple types of cost estimates – Order of Magnitude and Definitive estimates
  • Determine Budget process
  • Cost Baseline and its management
  • Control costs process
  • Application of Earned value management techniques for Cost Management
  • Cost and Schedule Performance Indices and their use in Forecasting
  • Multiple methods of Depreciation
  • Quiz – Project Cost Management

Project Quality Management

  • Project Quality vs. Product Quality
  • Concepts of Quality Management
  • Project Management vis-�-vis Quality Management
  • Current themes in Quality Management
  • Planning Quality Management process
  • Project Quality Management Plan and Process Improvement Plan
  • Perform Quality Assurance process
  • The role of Quality Audits in Quality Management
  • Perform Quality Control process
  • Seven basic tools of Quality Control – including Control Charts, Cause and Effect diagrams, Pareto Diagrams, Stratification, Histograms, Scatter diagrams etc.
  • Applicability of Normal distribution in SQC Process capability definitions Pioneers of Quality – Deming, Juran, Crosby etc. and their key contributions
  • Cost of Quality/ Cost of Non-Quality concepts
  • Quiz – Project Quality Management

Day 3 of 4

Project Human Resource Management

  • Developing Human Resource Management Plan process
  • Organizational Planning & Structures
  • Description of OBS and RBS
  • RAM and RACI Charts
  • How Staffing Management Plan enables HR Management?
  • Acquire Project Team Process
  • Managing Virtual teams in a Project environment
  • Building effective Project teams
  • Develop Project Team process
  • Importance of Trainings in Project team development
  • Delegation for effective management
  • Multiple stages of Team Development
  • Manage Project team process
  • Performance Appraisals of team members
  • Types of Power – De-facto and Personal Powers
  • Project Managers’ leadership styles
  • Conflict Handling – multiple models
  • How to motivate Team members?
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  • Fredrick Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory
  • Theory X, Y and Z descriptions and their application to Project Management
  • Expectancy Theories
  • Quiz – Project Human Resource Management

Project Communications Management

  • Planning Communications Management Process
  • Project Communications structures
  • Communications requirements analysis in the Project environment
  • Communication Channels in a Project
  • Communications Management Plan
  • Sender Receiver models in the Project environment
  • Manage Communications process
  • Communication Methods – Push, Pull and Interactive
  • Control Communication Process
  • Reporting Performance
  • Obstacles in cross-cultural communication
  • Quiz – Project Communications Management

Project Risk Management

  • Risk Management cycle in a Project environment
  • Plan Risk Management process
  • Importance of Risk Management Plan in the Risk Management Lifecycle
  • Types of Risks which can impact a Project
  • Identify Risks process
  • Risk identification facilitators – Brainstorming, Delphi techniques, SWOT Analysis, Documentation Review, Checklist Analysis etc
  • Risk Register preparation and updation
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis process
  • Probability Impact Matrix and its use in Risk Management
  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis process
  • Use of varying Simulation Techniques
  • Application of Decision Tree analysis and Sensitivity Analysis tools to Risk Management
  • Plan Risk Responses process
  • Strategies of Risk response for positive and negative risks
  • Different types of Risks – Primary Risks, Secondary Risks, Residual Risks etc.
  • Risk Register updation
  • Monitor and Control Risks process
  • Use of Risk Audits, Reserve Analysis and Variance and Trend Analysis in Monitoring and Control of Risks
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions in Risk Management process
  • Quiz -Project Risk Management

Day 4 of 4

Project Procurement Management

  • Why Procurement is important for Projects?
  • Procurement Management lifecycle
  • Project Manager’s Procurement Management responsibilities
  • Plan Procurement Management process
  • Centralized vs. Decentralized Procurement organizations
  • Make or Buy analysis
  • Major types of Contracts – including FFP, Cost plus, T& M and their variations
  • Risks associated with various types of contracts
  • Importance of Procurement Management Plan
  • Creating Procurement SOW and Procurement Documents
  • Conduct Procurements Process
  • Various types of Procurement documents – incl. RFP, RFQ, IB etc.
  • Source Selection criteria to analyze vendor responses
  • Source selection process
  • Application of Screening and Weighting systems in Procurements selection
  • Contract negotiations process
  • Application of Seller rating systems
  • Use of Independent Estimates
  • Contract negotiations process
  • Multiple negotiation tactics
  • Contracts – their legal implications
  • Control Procurements process
  • Contract change – how to manage them more effectively
  • Dispute management processes
  • Contract documentation file
  • Discharge of contracts
  • Close Procurements process
  • Quiz – Project Procurement Management

Project Stakeholder Management

  • Identify Stakeholders Process
  • Conducting Stakeholder Analysis – Power-Interest Grid
  • Creating the Stakeholder Register
  • Plan Stakeholder Management Proces
  • Stakeholder Engagement Levels
  • Stakeholder Engagement Assessment Matrix
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement process
  • Control Stakeholder Engagement Process

Professional Responsibility

  • Professional Responsibilities of the Project Manager
  • Professional responsibilities towards
    • Self
    • Profession
    • Stakeholders
    • Society
  • PMP® MOCK test (200 questions) — MAESTRO proprietary
  • Feedbacks
  • Workshop Valedictory

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