The lesson defines and illustrates PMBOK® Guide. Covers the study on how project and project management study differs from operational work. Studying the relationship of the project with the organizational goals covering how the project helps in achieving the strategic goals of the organization.
|Project program portfolio Definition|
|Project and Project management|
|Project program portfolio & Operations|
|Project Life Cycle|
|Components of the Guide|
|Project Management Processes|
|Project Management Process Group|
|Project Management Knowledge Area|
|Project Management Data and Information|
Environment in which project operates:
The lesson illustrates how the organization’s culture and structure impacts project execution. It also discusses the role of a PMO in an Organization.
|EEF – Enterprise Envrionmental Factors|
|OPA – Organizational Process Assest|
|PMO- Project Management Office|
3. Role of the Project Manager Project
The chapter gives the brief about the critical role played by a project manager in the leadership of a project team in order to achieve the project’s objectives. This role is clearly visible throughout the project. Mostly project managers become involved in a project from its initiation through closing. However, sometimes, a project manager may be involved in evaluation and analysis activities prior to project initiation.
|Role of a Project Manager|
|Project Manager Competancies|
|Management and Leadership|
|Various forms of power|
4. Project Integration Management:
Learning process – how to go about starting, planning, executing, monitoring and closing of the project. A detailed study on how to do integrated changes management in a project.
|Develop Project Charter|
|Develop Project Management Plan|
|Develop Project Management Plan Data Flow|
|Develop Project Management Plan vs Project Documents|
|Direct and Manage Project Work|
|Manage Project Knowledge|
|Monitor and Control Project Work|
|Perform Integrated Change Control|
|Close Project or Phase|
5. Project Scope Management:
Why scope management is important; Learning the knowledge area and list of processes used for capturing, elaborating, controlling and validating the project requirements. What are the Scope Creep and its negative impact on the project?
|Project Scope Management Life Cycle|
|Project Scope Management Product vs project scope|
|Trends and Emerging Practices in Project Scope Management|
|Requirements Vs Scope|
|Collect Requirements -Inputs T& T and Outputs|
|Interpersonal and Team Skills|
|Context diagram prototype|
|Requirement Traceability Matrix|
|Define Scope Inputs T&T Outputs|
|Gold Plating Scope Creep|
|Create WBS inputs TT and outputs|
|WBS -Work Package, Planning, Control Account, WBS Dictionary|
|Validate Scope inputs TT and Outputs|
|Control Scope inputs TT and Outputs|
6. Project Schedule management:
The lesson offers a critical study in project time management; detailed study in defining activities, dependencies, Project schedule diagrams, Estimate activity resources, critical path. A descriptive analysis of the other scheduling techniques like critical chain is given and learning schedule compression techniques.
|Plan schedule Management inputs TT Outputs|
|Schedule planning overview|
|Trends and Emerging Practices|
|Precedence diagramming method|
|Leads and Lags|
|Project Schedule network diagram|
|Estimate Activity Duration Input TT Outputs|
|Estimate Activity Duration|
|Estimate Activity Duration Estimation Techniques|
|Estimate Activity Duration Reserve Analysis|
|Develop Schedule ITTO|
|Schedule Network Analysis SS|
|Critical Path Method|
|Agile Release Planning|
|Control Schedule Agile|
|Control Schedule ITTO|
7. Project Cost Management:
How to prepare the cost baselines? Learn how to calculate the Cost Variance, Schedule Variance, Cost Performance Index and Schedule performance index.
|Project Cost management|
|Plan cost management ITTO|
|Plan cost management|
|Estimate cost ITTO|
|Determine Budget ITTO|
|Funding Limit Reconcilation|
|Control Cost ITTO|
|Earned Value Analysis|
|To complete performance index|
8. Project Quality Management:
Learn the three major processes of the project quality management – Plan Quality Manage quality and Control Quality. What are the tools and techniques of quality management are available.
|Project Quality Management|
|Trends and Tailoring considerations|
|Plan Quality Management ITTO|
|Project Quality Management Plan Quality Management|
|Manage Quality Audit|
|Manage Quality ITTO|
|Quality and Grade|
|Project Quality Management Checklists, checksheets, Matrix diagram|
|Project Quality Management Causes and Effects|
|Cost of Quality|
|Effective Quality Management|
|Project Quality Management Control Chart|
|Control Quality ITTO|
9. Project Resource Management:
What is organizational planning and how is it valuable in the project management. The lesson talks about how to identify the project interfaces and project constraints. And at the end of this lesson identify right conflict management techniques.
|Project Resource Management|
|Trends and Tailoring Considerations|
|Plan Resource Management|
|Plan Data Representation|
|Resource Management Plan|
|Plan Data Representation Assignment Matrix Text – Oriented Format|
|Estimate Activity Resources ITTO|
|Aquire Resources ITTO|
|Project Resource Management Virtual and distributed teams|
|Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs|
|Project Resource Management Herzberg’s Theory|
|Project Resource Management Mc Gregor’s Threory X Y|
|Team Performance Assessment|
|Develop Team ITTO|
|Manage Team ITTO|
|Project Resource Management Self Organising Team|
|Project Resource Management Emotional Intelligence|
|Management and Leadership Style|
|Types of Powers|
|Control Resources ITTO|
10. Project Communication management:
The lesson begins with communication requirement, importance and planning. Learn how to create a communication matrix. A detailed study of Earned Value and communication is offered.
|Project Communication Management|
|Dimensions of Communication|
|Tailoring and Agile|
|The 5 Cs of written communication|
|Trends and Emerging practices|
|Information Exchange Mechanism|
|Communication Technology Selection Factors|
|Plan Communications Management ITTO|
|Manage Communication ITTO|
|Monitor Communication ITTO|
11. Project Risk Management:
The lesson study begins with risk identification. The chapter Talks about how to identify uncertain events that may impact the project in the longer term. There is a comprehensive explanation on how to monitor and control risk.
|Project Risk Management|
|Trends and Emerging Practices|
|Plan Risk Management ITTO|
|Definition of Risk Probability and Impact|
|Risk Breakdown Structure|
|Probability and impact matrix|
|Perform quantitative risk analysis ITTO|
|Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis Sensitivity Analysis|
|Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis Simulation|
|Perform quantitative risk analysis Decision Tree Analysis|
|Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis|
|Plan Risk Responses ITTO|
|Plan Risk Responses Strategies for Overall Project Risk|
|Plan Risk Responses Strategies for opportunities|
|Plan Risk Responses Contingent Response Strategies|
|Implement Risk Responses|
|Monitor risk ITTO|
12. Project Procurement Management:
Learn how to seek assistance and support from the vendor. Identifying the right contracts for the given project situation. How to do procurement planning, execution and controlling in a project is explained in a comprehensive manner.
|Project Procurement Management|
|Project Procurement Management understanding 3 processes|
|Plan Procurement Management ITTO|
|Project Procurement Management Trends and Emerging Practices|
|Source Selection Analysis|
|Project Procurement Management Contract Types|
|Project Procurement Management CentralizedDecentralized Contracting|
|Project Procurement Management STRATEGY|
|Project Procurement Management Procurement Management Plan|
|Project Procurement Management Bid Documents|
|Project Procurement Management Comparing Different Contract Types|
|Conduct Procurement Agreements|
|Conduct Procurement ITTO|
|Control Procurement ITTO|
13. Project Stakeholder Management:
Learn how to manage stakeholders and how they can be convinced to be more and more committed to the project goal. Learn the strategies to enhance stakeholder management.
|Project Stakeholder Management|
|Plan Stakeholder Engagement|
|Stakeholder Engagement Assessment Matrix|
|Manage Stakeholder Engagement|
|Monitor Stakeholder Engagement|
Success Story of Vijay – Cleared PMP in second attempt
Achieve PMP Credential on 19th July 2018
Vijay was completely depressed after failing in PMP® in first attempt. He was was not able to make in first attempt due to inappropriate study approach and year-end hectic schedules in Office.
Our PMP experts’ reviewed his exam result and created a customized study plan for him. As per Vijay “After joining iZenBridge I got confidence with the subject part. Thanks a lot to Saket for excellent explanations of each and every topic. The explanation of ITTOs (Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs) in each Knowledge Area by Saket was sufficient for the exam. He insisted to understand the intent of ITTOs rather than remembering. “
He followed our customized study plan and passed his PMP® exam on 19th July 2018 in second Attempt.
Exam Analysis by Vijay
- 70% of the questions are on communications, Risk, procurement, Stakeholders.
- 30% were on Remaining Knowledge areas.
- No questions on Human Resource theories, resource optimization
- Very few direct ITTO situational question on Risk management, numerical questions ( Critical Path Method , Beta distribution and EVM for EAC calculation)
- Most of the questions were theoretical situational questions.
- Studied 3-4 hours daily maximum
- Only PMBOK® Guide Sixth edition is my suggestion – i read for 2 times and 2nd time is only important points marked in PMBOK® Guide in first reading.
- Read Rita for Resources, Communication, and Procurement only as it has much better explanations than PMBOK® Guide.
- Exam was more or less like chapter end questions in the iZenBridge online course and I have gone through them 2 times for all knowledge areas.
Thanks a lot once again for the Saket and iZenBridge PMP training team for giving me such a confidence to attempt PMP exam.
Success Story of Yogesh Raut
Achieve PMP Credential on 18th July 2018
- Dont worry attempt certification exam with positive mood
- Mathematics part is too easy. There were approx 6 questions only where in 4 questions you need actual calculation & in other 2 you have to infer the meaning.
- I referred only & only PMBOK 6th edition. No other book.
- Attempted approx 2000 questions including mock test.
- Initially I scored very less around 55% to 57% in first 4 tests & highest was 68%.
- I read PMBOK twice thoroughly & fast revision once.
- I analysed almost all questions I attempted. This consumes more time than you attempt the test.
- Try to understand the logic behind ITTO because few questions will based on ITTO.
- Read & understand the glossary which in last few pages of PMBOK.
- Practice mathematics part as these are sure shot marks. Especially Critical path method & Earned value management.
- Study process group wise.
- The videos by Mr. Saket Bansal are awesome. These videos are very helpful for understanding the subject.
- iZenbridge is better than any other REP in India.
Success story of Rajeshwari – Cleared PMP in first attempt 60 days
Clearing PMP was no less than winning an Olympic medal, says Rajeshwari who cleared her PMP in April 2018. She cleared her PMP certification with 3 above targets and two targets. The joy of seeing a congratulatory message on your screen after submitting the marathon 4 hours exam is a moment to cherish for life.
According to her PMP® Exam was not easy, she was preparing for past six months, managed to study for 2 hours and sometime 7 hours a day. If you don’t study every day, you will forget everything. Mugging up won’t work, understand the concepts, reiterates Rajeshwari.
Main books she used were PMBOK® Guide Sixth edition, and few topics from Rita. She attempted several mock exams, iZenbridge, Oliver Lehman, Rita’s chapter end questions. She didn’t memorize the glossary; she created notes of the definitions, instead. In PMP® exam 75% were situational questions.
Rajeshwari quoted “PMP videos by Saket Bansal were excellent. He explains everything in so simple terms that I was imagining his face explaining the concepts – in my exam when I was getting questions( with topics EAC, Different types of procurement contracts, Risk Response) related to his youtube videos. I am so much inspired by him that I wish I could have done PMP earlier and could have taught PMP concepts to others and helped them. I feel he is born to teach PMP® concepts.”