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Project Management Professional Level and PMP Exam Prep  

Overview

Learnfast's sister company -

The CAD Corporation, in partnership with SQDC Business School presents the Project Management Professional Level and PMP Exam Prep.

In this course, the student will learn the essential PMBOK® terminology, tools and techniques required to plan and manage a project. This five day training course meets the required 35 contact hours of training for the PMP exam. Our course material is consistent with the internationally recognized PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition - Project Management Body of Knowledge, and covers all practical aspects of managing project scope, time, costs, quality, communications, human resources, risk and procurement.  
 
Programme contents integrate the latest in academic theories and research findings along with state of the art practices and technologies.

You will learn how to:

  • Prepare to pass the PMI PMP exam while completing the required 35 contact hours
  • Navigate PMBOK® Guide process groups and knowledge areas
  • Analyse the tools and techniques of the PMBOK® Guide processes
  • Align your knowledge with PMBOK® Guide
  • Create self-study plan to focus your efforts on your exam date

The programme's dynamic and highly interactive format will engage participants in examining:

  • Project risk assessment alternatives
  • Stakeholder relationships
  • Internal and external customer needs
  • Project team leadership essentials
  • Organizing multiple projects
  • Project quality management systems, including HSE and construction regulations
  • Scheduling, controlling and negotiating
  • Project performance contracts.
  • Strategic planning approaches

Participants will learn to develop comprehensive project management metrics that insure project success and how to effectively link the efforts of individual project team members with the overall success of the project, thus promoting teamwork and improving project team morale. Moreover, participants will identify the best practices of successful project leaders and key important lessons learned from recent studies.

In addition, the program will examine practical project initiatives that can be implemented to improve processes, streamline productivity, and drastically reduce costs. Participants will improve their own project management skills and will return back to their organizations with fresh and powerful knowledge. Once shared with others, this knowledge will enhance their own project environments.

Course Accreditations

-  ISO 9001-2008 Certified by DEKRA
-  PMI® (Project Management Institute) Educational Provider
-  Services SETA as a provider of Project Management Training services
-  CETA as a provider of Construction Project Management Training services
-  PMI – Project Management Institute
-  SAIA - the South African Institute of Architects (10 CPD Credits)
-  CESA -  South African Association of Consulting Engineers (5 CPD Credits)

Course Outcomes

Upon completing this skills program, the delegate should be able to apply the following general and cross cutting areas of learning, as well as specific areas of learning will be addressed.

  • Gathering and analyzing information  and planning your project
  • The principals, methods and techniques of recognized best practice in project and quality management
  • Communication Skills
  • Presentation of information
  • Time management
  • Risk Management
  • Projects and system thinking and implementation
  • General understanding of how an organization is structured and operates
  • Verification and cross-checking techniques
  • Monitoring and evaluation practices, including how to obtain and give feedback
  • How approval processes work and why they are needed
  • Documentation practices, including version control
  • Problem solving, using various techniques
  • Professional responsibility and respect for ethics, society and others
  • Dealing with change management

Price

R12,300.00 Excl VAT (Per Person)

Includes full training kit with PMP certified documentation and project management toolbox recodnized by the PMi.

R13,800 Excl VAT (Per Person)

Includes full training kit with PMP certified documentation and project management toolbox recodnized by the PMi AND Includes the RMC CAPM/PMP Exam Prep Book (R1,500.00).

R18,300.00 Excl VAT (Per Person)

Includes full training kit with PMP certified documentation and project management toolbox recodnized by the PMi AND Includes the RMC Exam Prep System 8th Edition System: PMP Exam Prep Book (R1500); PMP Fast Track Exam Simulation CD (R4000) and PMP Hot Topics CD (R500).

PLEASE NOTE: Learnfast serves a full lunch during break as well as coffee, tea and biscuits as part at no extra cost. We also cater for special meals.

Duration

5 Days

Skill Level

  • Advanced

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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Mentored Learning

The "myWay Mentored Learning” was created in response for more flexible learning schedules and focused content. It allows each student to progress in a manner that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule that a fixed, lecture based approach does not allow for. You will be mentored on a one to one basis by a subject matter expert with continues practical exposure and focus on problem areas, allowing you to progress at your own pace and deciding what content requires more or less time.

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Distance Learning

Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • Learnfast retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses Learnfast will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at Learnfast only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, Learnfast reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • Learnfast suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. Learnfast is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Introduction: The Nature of Projects and Project Management

  • What is a project?
  • Project and Portfolio Management
  • The Project Management Office
  • Identifying Enterprise Environmental Factors (EEF’s) and Organizational Process Assets (OPA’s)

The Project Management Context:

  • Project Phases & Lifecycle
  • Project Stakeholders
  • Organizational Influences

Project Management Processes

  • Project Processes
  • Project Groups & Interactions

Project Integration Management

  • Coordinating the various elements of the project
  • Change control and configuration management

Project Scope Management & The Work Breakdown Structure

  • Facilitating requirements-gathering using interviews, workshops and decision-making techniques
  • Requirements changes and traceability matrices
  • Determining scope through product analysis
  • Creating the WBS through decomposition
  • Setting the scope baseline and analysing variances
  • Scope control

Project Time Management

  • Activity Definition
  • Activity Sequencing & Network Diagrams
  • Schedule development using Critical Path Method
  • Schedule Control

Project Cost Management

  • Resource Planning & Scheduling
  • Cost Estimating  & Cost Budgeting
  • Cost Control
  • Performance Reporting: Earned Value
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Construction Costing (for construction courses only)

Project Quality Management  

  • Quality Concepts & Planning
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Health , Safety and Environment (to include “The Practical Guide to Construction Regulations” for construction courses only- optional)

 Project Human Resources Management

  • Organisational Planning
  • Teams, Group Dynamics and Team Performances
  • Conflict Management
  • Team Building

Project Communications Management

  • Communications Planning
  • Information Distribution
  • Performance Reporting – Earned Value
  • Project Closure – Final Reporting

Project Risk Management

  • What is Risk Management?
  • Risk Management Standards and Approaches
  • Probability and Uncertainty
  • Project Risk Management Process

Project Procurement & Contract Management

  • Contract types
  • Procurement Management Processes
  • Contract Management
  • Contract Closeout

Stakeholder Management

  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Plan Stakeholder Management
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  • Control Stakeholder Engagement 

Final wrap-up: review of the past four days work

  • Recap of the five processes and ten areas of knowledge
  • Review of problem areas
  • Advice and guidance on the PMP® and CAPM® certifications
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