Module 1: Introduction to Project Management and Foundational Elements
In this introductory module, you review the basics of project management. This lays the foundation for all of the coming modules to ensure that you understand how the PMBOK® Guide defines a project, project management, programs, portfolios, and operations. You will also learn about the importance of tailoring and review a number of project management business documents.
Module 2: The Environment in Which Project Operate
This module introduces you to the all-important concepts of Organizational Process Assets and Enterprise Environmental Factors, which are two ITTOs that are referred back to in Module 4-13 again and again. You will also see a number of governance frameworks as well as how management structures and organizational structure types will influence projects and either support or hinder your ability to lead and manage the work.
Module 3: The Role of The Project Manager
This module is all about you, the project managers. You learn about the PMs sphere of influence and how other stakeholders work with you. You will look in detail at all the interpersonal skills that a project manager needs and how to apply them successfully to the project. It is also in this module that you will see that Project Integration Management (the next module) is the sole responsibility of the PM and nobody else.
Module 4: Project Integration Management
Integration is the 'conductor' of all project management activities. In this module, you learn to begin with the development of the project charter in order to ensure project stakeholders are in agreement. You also present the project management plan to the relevant stakeholders in order to obtain approval to proceed with project execution. You learn how to implement all project activities, measure project performance, and manage any changes to the project. Lastly, this is where you learn how to close a project.
Module 5: Project Scope Management
You learn that managing the scope requires you to identify key deliverables based on the business requirements. You're taught to review and assess detailed project requirements, constraints, and assumptions with stakeholders based on the project charter, lessons learned, and by using requirement gathering techniques in order to establish detailed project deliverables. The module also walks you through the development of a scope management plan, based on the approved project scope and using scope management techniques.
Module 6 Project Schedule Management
Developing the project schedule requires you to understand how scope, resources, cost, and activity durations affect each other. You will see, step by step how to go from a simple activity list to the completed schedule. This development of the project schedule is done based on the approved project deliverables and milestones, scope, and resource management plans in order to manage timely completion of the project. Lastly, you learn how to control the schedule by applying appropriate tools and techniques.
Module 7: Project Cost Management
In this module, we will show you how Earned Value Management techniques works. This is one of the most important concepts you must understand for the Exam. We'll take you through it step by step. In addition, you will also learn to develop the cost management plan based on the project scope, schedule, resources, approved project charter and other information, using estimating techniques, in order to manage project costs.
Module 8: Project Quality Management
Here you will learn to develop the quality management plan and define the quality standards for the project and its products, based on the project scope, risks, and requirements. This helps prevent the occurrence of defects and controls the cost of quality. You'll also see how to implement the quality management plan using the appropriate tools and techniques. Lastly, you'll learn how to verify that project deliverables conform to the quality standards established in the quality management plan to meet project requirements and business needs.
Module 9: Project Resource Management
This module is all about your interactions with project resources. In particular, you learn how to develop the human resource management plan by defining the roles and responsibilities of the project team members in order to create a project organizational structure and provide guidance regarding how resources will be assigned and managed. You will also see how to manage task execution based on the project management plan by leading and developing the project team in order to achieve project deliverables.
Module 10: Project Communication Management
This module reviews the development of the communications management plan based on the project organizational structure and stakeholder requirements, in order to define and manage the flow of project information. It discusses how to manage the flow of information by following the communications plan to keep stakeholders engaged and informed. You also learn how to prepare and share the final project report according to the communications management plan in order to document and convey project performance and assist in project evaluation.
Module 11: Project Risk Management
You learn how to identify high-level risks, assumptions, and constraints based on the current environment, and plan for risk management by developing a risk management plan. You also see how to implement approved actions, and monitor and assess risk by determining whether exposure has changed and evaluate the effectiveness of response strategies in order to manage the impact of risks and opportunities on the project.
Module 12: Project Procurement Management
In this module, we discuss how to develop the procurement management plan based on the project scope, budget, and schedule, in order to ensure that the required project resources will be available. Additionally, we monitor procurement activities according to the procurement plan in order to verify compliance with project objectives. You will also spend time in reviewing the various contract types you need to know about for the exam.
Module 13: Project Stakeholder Management
This module introduces you to the stakeholder analysis and how to use appropriate tools and techniques in order to align expectations and gain support for the project. See how to develop the stakeholder management plan by analyzing needs, interests, and potential impact in order to effectively manage stakeholders' expectations and engage them in project decisions. It also includes how to maintain stakeholder relationships by following the stakeholder management plan in order to receive continued support and manage expectations.