10 Weeks PMP Plan and Study

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The PMdistilled PMP Preparatory Program

By following the study plan of the PMdistilled PMP program, you will be able to prepare and pass the PMP exam within 10 weeks.

Program Structure

This program covers;

  • Predictive Project Management (PPM) – The first 5 modules of the program cover Predictive Project Management Reference – Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK) by PMI, Latest version, PMP Exam content 2021
  • Agile Project Management (APM) – Modules 6,7,8 covers Agile Project Management best practices, and its applications Reference: Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) latest version and the PMP Exam content 2021
  • Models are methods are covered in Iteration-9
  • Exam focus – Module 10 focuses on exam practice

Upon successful completion of these 10 and with a further two weeks exam practice, participants will be ready to appear for the PMP certification exam.

Course delivery

10 well-structured modules (Iterations) supported by;

  • Weekly discussions (scheduled based on mutual convenience)
  • Crisp and clear PMdistilled guides (reference material) for each module
  • Videos explaining key concepts
  • Quizzes to ensure the grasp of the topic
  • Discussion forum to clarify all your doubts
  • WhatsApp chat support with the instructor
  • Special classes on request for key topics which are difficult for the participants

1. Iteration#1  (module#1)

  • Quick introduction to the Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK) 7
  • Predictive project management
  • Project management principles and ethics
  • Project manager’s roles and responsibilities
  • Projects & Operations
  • What is a program?
  • What is project portfolio management?
  • Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Enterprise Environmental Factors (EEF)
  • Organizational Process Assets (OPA)
  • The phases of a project
  • Importance of Initiation
  • Develop Project charter
  • Key stakeholder identification and prioritization
  • Developing the project management plan
  • Collecting requirements
  • Scope definition
  • Decomposing the scope into Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

2. Iteration#2 (module#2)

  • Developing the Bill of Quantities (BOQ)
  • Project cost estimation
  • Organizational structures
  • Defining the project’s Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS)
  • Defining Control Accounts
  • Defining the project’s budget
  • Different types of schedules
  • Activity definition
  • Activity duration estimation
  • Activity sequencing
  • Schedule network analysis (Critical Path)
  • Developing the project’s schedule
  • Leads & Lags
  • Crashing & Fast tracking

3. Iteration#3 (module#3)

  • Plan quality management
  • Plan resource management
  • Plan communications management
  • Plan risk management
  • Plan procurement management
  • Plan stakeholder engagement

4. Iteration#4 (module#4)

  • Direct and manage project work
  • Manage project knowledge
  • Manage quality
  • Acquire resources
  • Develop team
  • Manage team
  • Manage communications
  • Implement risk responses
  • Conduct procurements
  • Manage stakeholder engagement

5. Iteration#5 (module#5)

  • Monitor & Control project work
  • Control scope
  • Control schedule
  • Control costs
  • Control quality
  • Control resources
  • Monitor communications
  • Monitor risks
  • Control procurements
  • Monitor stakeholder engagement
  • Close project / phase

6. Iteration#6 (module#6)

  • What is agile?
  • When to go for agile project management?
  • Agile manifesto
  • Agile principles
  • Servant leadership
  • Agile chartering
  • Roles and responsibilities of the Product Owner
  • Roles and responsibilities of the Iteration Manager (Scrum master)
  • Roles and responsibilities of the Self organizing team (Development team)
  • Quick introduction Scrum, the most popular among the agile frameworks

7. Iteration#7 (module#7)

  • Product backlog
  • User stories
  • Agile estimation
  • Release planning
  • Iteration planning (Sprint planning)
  • Velocity
  • Execution (Sprinting)
  • Daily stand-up meeting
  • Iteration review
  • Iteration retrospectives

8. Iteration#8 (module#8)

  • Monitoring & controlling agile projects
  • Iteration (Sprint) burn down charts
  • Release burn-down charts
  • Product burn-down charts
  • Kan-ban board
  • Cumulative flow diagrams
  • Scaling Agile
  • Organizational change management
  • What is hybrid project management?
  • How can we effectively apply both predictive and agile best practices within the same project?

9. Iteration#9 (module#9)

  • Situational leadership II
  • OSCAR Model
  • Communication models
  • Motivational models
  • Managing change in organizations
  • ADKAR Model
  • The 8-step process for leading change
  • Virginia Satir change model
  • Transition model
  • Cynefin framework
  • Stacey matrix
  • Tuckman ladder
  • Drexler Sibbet team performance model
  • Conflict model
  • Think win-win model of negotiation
  • Planning
  • Process groups
  • Salience model

10. Iteration#10 (module#10)

  • Practice tests

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the duration of the course? – Duration of the course is decided by the participants. Each iteration takes approximately 4 to 5 hours to complete, hence participants will have to plan for approximately 50 hours for the completion of the course. A person who can commit 5 hours / week can complete this course in 10 weeks. If another person can spend 5 hours / day, then he can complete it in 10 days. We provide that flexibility to the participant.
  2. Once registered for this course for how many days is the registration valid? – The registration is valid for 1 year from the date of registration, or your PMP certification, whichever is earlier.
  3. Does the PMP training cover the latest PMP Exam content? Yes, it covers the PMP exam content 2021, which is the latest.
  4. Do you provide the 35 contact hours training certificate which us mandatory for writing the PMP exam? Yes we do.
  5. Is it compulsory that only Authorized Training Providers (ATP) can conduct PMP preparatory programs? The answer is ‘No’. The following types of entities can conduct PMP preparatory programs and offer the 35 contact hours certificate. This includes;
    1. PMI Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s)
    2. PMI Authorized Training Partners (ATPs)
    3. PMI chapters
    4. Employer/company-sponsored programs
    5. Training companies or consultants (e.g., training schools)
    6. Distance-learning companies, including an end-of-course assessment
    7. University/college academic and continuing education programs (Reference PMP Handbook Page 8)
  6. How much is the fees for PMdistilled PMP preparatory program? Will be shared with you as soon as you express your interest. This is because group pricing is different from individual pricing.
  7. How to pay? Once you express your interest to attend the training, we will send you the bank details or PayPal invoice.
  8. Is it possible to take a look at the actual modules of the course? Yes.

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