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Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a globally recognized certification for project managers, administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). It demonstrates that a project manager has the knowledge, skills, and experience to successfully manage projects. To earn the PMP certification, candidates must meet certain eligibility criteria, including having a certain number of hours of project management experience and completing a specified number of hours of project management education.

The PMP certification exam covers various aspects of project management, including project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing. It tests candidates on their understanding of project management processes, tools, techniques, and best practices.

Earning the PMP certification can enhance career opportunities and demonstrate a commitment to professional development in the field of project management.

PMI Authorized PMP Exam Prep Course

 Online course delivered by PMI Accredited Trainer

WHEN

1 June- 14 July

6 July - 18 August

 WHERE

ZOOM

SPEAKER

Pankaj Sharma

Benefits of training with PM Expert (PMI Authorized Partner)

Pre-approved PDUs

Includes certificate for 35 pre-approved contact hours from your PMI Approved Training Partner (ATP).

First Renewal

The PMP Certification must be renewed every 3 years. We give you 60 PDUs for your first renewal. Completely free

Cloned PMP Exam Questions

We will give you 350 real (cloned) PMP Exam Questions received from PMI as a part of this course.

Licensed Course Material

Spotlight videos covering key concepts This course Includes a student handbook and  slides provided directly from PMI to you.

PMI Approved Trainer

Your instructor is PMP certified and a PMI approved trainer who has many PMP exam success stories to share

PMP Exam Strategy

Tips on how to prepare for and clear the PMP certification exam in first attempt

PMP Training Session Plan

Session 1. Project Management Fundamental and Agile basics

Project and its characteristics

Projects Vs Operations

Project Constraint

Stacey  complexity model

Plan driven and Change Driven approach

Project Lifecycle - Predictive , Incremental , Adaptive and hybrid

Enterprise Environmental Factors

Organizational Process Assets

PM Session 1 Notes link

Session 2. Project Business Case, Project Charter and Project Management Plan and Agile Context

Overall project spectrum

Project Business Case  and Benefit management plan

Project Charter

Project Management Plan

Scope statement and Work Breakdown Structure

PM Session 2 Notes link

Session 3. Project Scope Management , Scrum Framework and Agile Context

Scrum Framework

Roles in Scrum Team 

Scrum Events 

Product Backlog

Sprint Backlog

Definition of Done

Product Roadmap

Concept of Minimum Viable and Minimum Marketable Product

PM session 3 A - Notes link

PM Session 3 B - Notes link

Session 4 - Prioritization Techniques and user stories

MOSCOW 

KANO

Paired comparison Method

100 points or 100 dollar method

Epic and User stories

PM Session 4 - Notes link


Session 5 . Project Schedule Management and Cost Management in Agile Context

Agile Estimation Techniques

Concept of relative estimation

Double Triangulation

Panning Poker Method

Affinity Estimation 

Concept of Velocity and Capacity Planning

Budgeting

PM Session 5 - Notes link

Session 6.  Agile Methodologies and Framework  (Lean, Kanban, Scrum and Kanban , XP ,Information radiators )

Session 7. 1  Project Schedule and Cost Management for projects following  predictive and incremental  approaches

Activity dependency and relation ship

Estimation Techniques for time and cost  - Analogous, Parametric, PERT , Bottom up

Reserve analysis  

Project network diagram and Critical Path Method

Critical Chain

PM Session 7.1 - Notes link

Session 7.2 Project Schedule and Cost Management for projects following predictive and incremental approaches

Budgeting

Earned Value Management - CV, SV, CPI, SPI, TCPI, EAC, ETC

PM Session 1 - Notes link

Session 8. Project Risk Management and Agile context

Risk Management Procedure

Risk  Assessment Techniques - Qualitative and Quantitative

Risk Breakdown Structure

Risk Management plan

Risk Register

Risk Profile/ Risk burn down

PM Session 8 - Notes link

Session 9 . Project Quality Management and Agile context

Cost of Quality

Quality Planning

Quality Assurance

Quality Control

Seven Quality Control tools

PM Session 9 - Notes Link

Session 10. Project Resource  Management and Agile context

Resource Management Plan

RACI Matrix

Resource Acquisition Techniques

Team Building Model 

Virtual Teams

Team Charter

Blanchard and Hersey's situational leadership model

Emotional Intelligence

Motivational Theories

PM Session 10 - Notes Link

Session 11. Project Stakeholder and Communication management

Stakeholder Register

Power / Grid , Influence/ Interest Grid

Salience Model

Stakeholder Engagement Process

Stakeholder Engagement Assessment Matrix

Stakeholder Engagement Plan

Communication Management Plan

Project Reports

PM Session 11 - Notes Link

Session 12.  Project Procurement Management and Agile context

Planning Procurement

Procurement management plan and strategy

Contract types

Agile Contracts

Conducting Procurement

Controlling and closing Procurement

PM Session 12 - Notes Link

Session 13 . Keeping Business in Mind

Business case Assessment or project financial value assessment

NPV, IRR

A/B Testing

Net Promoter Score

Project Compliance Management

Project Closure

 PM Session 13 - Notes Link

Session 14.  Requirements Management

Requirement Elicitation Techniques

Requirement traceability matrix

PM Session 14 - Notes Link

Session 15. Exam Strategy and Practice questions

Exam Strategy and Cloned Questions

PMP Certification Course Outline with Exam Content Outline References

Lesson 1 -  Business Environment

  • 1A  Foundation

    •  Foundational project management concepts

    •  Project management principles

    •  The Agile mindset

    •  Tailoring – hybrid approaches, processes and practices in project management

  • 1B Strategic Alignment

    • Define strategic alignment and business acumen

    • Follow guidelines for effective business decision-making

    • Explore organizational influences on projects

    • Explain how projects align with broader organizational strategy and global trends

  • 1C Project Benefits and Value

3.2. Evaluate and deliver project benefits and value

                • Investigate that benefits are identified (3.2.1)

                • Evaluate delivery options to deliver value (3.2.4)

                2.1 Execute project with the urgency required to deliver business value

          •Assess opportunities to deliver value incrementally (2.1.1)

  • 1D Organizational Culture and Change Management

3.4 Support organizational change

• Assess organizational culture (3.4.1)

• Evaluate impact of organization change to project, and determine required actions (3.4.2)

• Evaluate impact of the project to the organization and determine required actions (3.4.3)

  • 1E Project Governance

2.14 Establish project governance structure

• Determine appropriate governance for a project (e.g., replicate organization governance) (2.14.1)

• Define escalation paths and thresholds (2.14.2)


  • 1F Project Compliance

3.1 Plan and manage project compliance

• Confirm project compliance requirements (e.g., security, health and safety, regulatory compliance (3.1.1)

• Classify compliance categories (3.1.2)

• Analyze the consequences of non-compliance (3.1.5)

Lesson 2 - Start the Project

  • 2A Identify and Engage Stakeholders

    1.9 Collaborate with stakeholders

    • Evaluate engagement needs for stakeholders (1.9.1)

    2.4 Engage stakeholders

    • Analyze stakeholders (power interest grid, influence, impact) (2.4.1)

    • Categorize stakeholders (2.4.2)

    • Develop, execute, and validate a strategy for stakeholder engagement (2.4.4)

    2.2 Manage communications

    • Analyze communication needs of all stakeholders (2.2.1)

    • Determine communication methods, channels, frequency, and level of detail for all stakeholders (2.2.2)

  • 2B Team Formation

    1.4 Empower team members and stakeholders

    • Organize around team strengths (1.4.1)

    2.16 Ensure knowledge transfer for project continuity

    • Discuss project responsibilities within team (2.16.1)

    • Outline expectations for working environment (2.16.2)

    1.11 Engage and support virtual teams

    • Examine virtual team member needs (e.g., environment, geography, culture, global, etc.) (1.11.1)

    • Investigate alternatives (e.g., communication tools, colocation) for virtual team member engagement (1.11.2)

  • 2C Build Shared Understanding

    I.2 Lead a team

    • Set a clear vision and mission (1.2.1)

    1.8 Negotiate project agreements

    • Analyze the bounds of the negotiation for agreement (1.8.1)

    • Assess priorities and determine ultimate objective(s) (1.8.2)

    • Determine a negotiation strategy (1.8.5)

    • Participate in agreement negotiations (1.8.4)

    1.10 Build shared understanding

    • Survey all necessary parties to reach consensus (1.10.2)

    • Support outcome of parties' agreement (1.10.3)

    1.12 Define team ground rules

    • Communicate organizational principles with team and external stakeholders (1.12.1)

    • Establish an environment that fosters adherence to ground rules (1.12.2)

  • 2D Decide Project Approach/Methodology

    2.13 Determine appropriate project methodology/methods and practices

    • Assess project needs, complexity, and magnitude (2.13.1)

    • Recommend project execution strategy (e.g., contracting, financing) (2.13.2)

    • Recommend a project methodology/approach (i.e., predictive, agile, hybrid) (2.13.3)


Lesson 3: Plan the Project

  • 3A Planning Projects

    • Differentiation of Planning for Predictive vs Adaptive Approaches

  • 3B Scope

    2.1 Execute project with the urgency required to deliver business value

    • Support the team to subdivide Project tasks as necessary to find the minimum viable product (2.1.3)

    2.8 Plan and manage scope

    • Predictive vs Adaptive approach for scope

    • Determine and prioritize requirements (2.8.1)

    • Break down scope (e.g., WBS, backlog) (2.8.2)

    2.17 Plan and manage project/phase closure or transitions

    • Determine criteria to successfully close the project or phase (2.17.1)

  • 3C Schedule

    2.6 Plan and manage schedule

    • Predictive vs Adaptive approach for schedule

    • Estimate project tasks (milestones, dependencies, story points) (2.6.1)

    • Utilize benchmarks and historical data (2.6.2)

    • Prepare schedule based on methodology (2.6.3)

  • 3D Resources

    1.6 Build a team

    • Deduce project resource requirements (1.6.2)

    2.11 Plan and manage procurement (resources)

    • Define resource requirements and needs (2.11.1)

    • Communicate resource requirements (2.11.2)

    • Manage suppliers/contracts (2.11.3)

    • Plan and manage procurement strategy (2.11.4)

    • Develop a delivery solution (2.11.5)

  • 3E Budget

    2.5 Plan and manage budget and resources

    • Estimate budgetary needs based on the scope of the project and lessons learned from past projects (2.5.1)

    • Anticipate future budget challenges (2.5.2) Plan and manage resources (2.5.4)

  • 3F Risks

    2.3 Assess and manage risks

    • Determine risk management options (2.3.1)

    • Iteratively assess and prioritize risks (2.3.2)

    3.1 Plan and manage project compliance

    • Determine necessary approach and action to address compliance needs (risk, legal) 3.1.6)

    • Determine potential threats to compliance (3.1.3)

  • 3G Quality

    2.7 Plan and manage quality of products/deliverables

    • Determine quality standard required for project deliverables (2.7.1)

    3.1 Plan and manage project compliance

    • Use methods to support compliance (3.1.4)

    • Measure the extent to which the project is in compliance (3.1.7)

  • 3H Integrate Plans

    2.9 Integrate project planning activities

    • Consolidate the project/phase plans (2.9.1)

    • Assess consolidated project plans for dependencies, gaps, and continued business value (2.9.2)

    • Analyze the data collected (2.9.3)

    • Collect and analyze data to make informed project decisions (2.9.4)

    • Determine critical information requirements (2.9.5)

    2.10 Manage project changes

    • Determine strategy to handle change (2.10.2)

Lesson 4: Lead the Project Team

  • 4A Craft Your Leadership Style

 I.2 Lead a team

• Value servant leadership (e.g., relate the tenets of servant leadership to the team) (1.2.3)

• Determine an appropriate leadership style (e.g., directive, collaborative) (1.2.4)

• Distinguish various options to lead various team members and stakeholders (1.2.7)1.11 

1.11 Engage and support virtual teams

• Implement options for virtual team member engagement (1.11.3)

  • 4B Create a Collaborative Project Team Environment

2.12 Manage project artifacts

• Determine the requirements (what, when, where, who) for managing the project artifacts (2.12.1)

• Validate that the project information is kept up to date (i.e., version control) and accessible to all stakeholders (2.12.2)


  • 4C Empower the Team

I.2 Lead a team

• Support diversity and inclusion (e.g., behavior types, thought process) (1.2.2)

• Inspire, motivate, and influence team members/stakeholders (e.g., team contract, social contract, reward system) (1.2.5)

I.4 Empower team members and stakeholders

• Determine and bestow level(s) of decision-making authority (1.4.4)

  • 4D Support Team Member Performance

1.3 Support team performance

• Appraise team member performance against key performance indicators (KPIs) (1.3.1)

• Support and recognize team member growth and development (1.3.2)

• Determine appropriate feedback approach (1.3.3)

• Verify performance improvements (1.3.4)

1.14 Promote team performance through the application of emotional intelligence

• Assess behavior through the use of personality indicators (1.14.1)

• Analyze personality indicators and adjust to the emotional needs of key project stakeholders (1.14.2

  • 4E Communicate and Collaborate with Stakeholders

2.2 Manage communications

• Communicate project information and updates effectively (2.2.3)

• Confirm communication is understood and feedback is received (2.2.4)

I.2 Lead a team

• Analyze team members and stakeholders influence (1.2.6)

2.4 Engage stakeholders

• Engage stakeholders by category (2.4.3)

1.9 Collaborate with stakeholders

• Optimize alignment between stakeholder needs, expectations, and project objectives (1.9.2)

• Build trust and influence to accomplish project objectives (1.9.3)

3.2 Evaluate and deliver project benefits and value

• Apprise stakeholders of value gained by the project (3.2.5)

  • 4F Train Team Members and Stakeholders

1.6 Build a team

• Appraise stakeholder skills (1.6.1)

1.5 Ensure team members/stakeholders are adequately trained

• Determine required competencies and elements of training (1.5.1)

• Determine training options on training needs (1.5.2)

• Allocate resources for training (1.5.3)

• Measure training outcomes (1.5.4)

1.13 Mentor relevant stakeholders

• Allocate the time for coaching mentoring (stakeholders) (1.13.1)

• Recognize and act on coaching mentoring opportunities (1.13.2

  • 4G Manage Conflict

1.1 Manage conflict

• Interpret the source and stage of the conflict (1.1.1)

• Analyze the context for the conflict (1.1.2)

• Evaluate/recommend/reconcile the appropriate conflict resolution solution (1.1.3)

1.12 Define team ground rules

• Discuss and rectify ground rule violations (1.12.3)

1.10 Build shared understanding

• Investigate potential misunderstandings (1.10.4)

• Break down situations to identify the root cause of a misunderstanding (1.10.1)



Lesson 5: Support Project Team Performance

  • 5A Implement Ongoing Improvements

Continuous Improvement

• Plan Continuous Improvement Methods, Procedures, and Tools

• Assess CI framework

• Plan CI methods, procedures, tools

• Recommend/Execute CI steps

  • 5B Support Performance

2.2 Manage communications

• Communicate project information and updates effectively (2.2.3)

• Confirm communication is understood and feedback is received (2.2.4)

1.4 Empower team members and stakeholders

• Support team task accountability (1.4.2)

• Evaluate demonstration of task accountability (1.4.3)

1.6 Build a team

• Continuously assess and refresh team skills to meet project needs (1.6.3)

• Maintain team and knowledge transfer (1.6.4)

1.11 Engage and support virtual teams

• Continually evaluate effectiveness of virtual team member engagement (1.11.4)

2.11 Manage project artifacts

• Continually assess the effectiveness of the management of the project artifacts (2.12.3)

2.13 Determine appropriate project methodology/methods and practices

• Use iterative, incremental practices throughout the project life cycle (e.g., lessons learned, key stakeholder engagement, risk) (2.13.4)


  • 5C Evaluate Project Progress

2.8 Plan and manage scope

• Monitor and validate scope (2.8.3)

2.6 Plan and manage schedule

• Measure ongoing progress based on methodology (2.6.4)

• Modify schedule, as needed, based on methodology (2.6.5)

• Coordinate with other projects and other operations (2.6.6)

2.5 Plan and manage budget and resources

• Monitor budget variations and work with governance process to adjust as necessary (2.5.3)

2.1 Execute project with the urgency required to deliver business value

• Examine the business value throughout the project (2.1.2)

2.7 Plan and manage quality of products/deliverables

• Recommend options for improvement based on quality gaps (2.7.2)

• Continually survey project deliverable quality (2.7.3)

  • 5D Manage Issues and Impediments

2.15 Manage project issues

• Recognize when a risk becomes an issue (2.15.1)

• Attack the issue with the optimal actions to achieve project success (2.15.2)

• Collaborate with relevant stakeholders on the approach to resolve the issues (2.15.3)

I.7 Address and remove impediments, obstacles, and blockers for the team

• Determine critical impediments, obstacles, and blockers for the team (1.7.1)

• Prioritize critical impediments, obstacles, and blockers for the team (1.7.2)

• Use network to implement solutions to remove impediments, obstacles, and blockers for the team (1.7.3)

• Re-assess continually to ensure impediments, obstacles and blockers for the team are being addressed (1.7.4


  • 5E Manage Changes

3.3 Evaluate and address external business environment changes for impact on scope

• Survey changes to external business environment (e.g., regulations, technology, geopolitical, market) (3.3.1)

• Assess and prioritize impact on project scope/backlog based on changes in external business environment (3.3.2)

• Recommend options for scope/backlog options (e.g., schedule, cost changes) (3.3.3)

• Continually review external business environment for impacts on project scope/backlog (3.3.4)

2.10 Manage project changes

• Anticipate and embrace the need for change (e.g., follow change management practices (2.10.1)

• Execute change management strategy according to the methodology (2.10.3)

• Determine a change response to move the project forward (2.10.4)


Lesson 6 Close the Project/Phase

  • 6A Project/Phase Closure

1.8 Negotiate project agreements

• Verify objective(s) of the project agreement is met (1.8.3)

2.17 Plan and manage project/phase closure or transitions

• Validate readiness for transition (e.g., operations team or next phase) (2.17.2)

• Conclude activities to close out project or phase (e.g., final lessons learned, retrospectives, procurement, financial, resources) (2.17.3)

  • 6B Benefits Realization

3.2 Evaluate and deliver project benefits and value

• Document agreement on ownership for ongoing benefit realization (3.2.2)

• Verify measurement system is in place to track benefits (3.2.3)

  • 6C Knowledge Transfer

2.16 Ensure knowledge transfer for project continuity

• Confirm approach for knowledge transfers (2.16.3)

PMP EXAM CONTENT OUTLINE

Domain 1. People (42 %)

(Task 1 -Manage conflict)

  • Interpret the source and stage of the conflict
  • Analyze the context for the conflict
  • Evaluate/recommend/reconcile the appropriate conflict resolution solution

(Task 2 - Lead a team)

  • Set a clear vision and mission
  • Support diversity and inclusion (e.g., behavior types, thought process)
  • Value servant leadership (e.g., relate the tenets of servant leadership to the team)
  • Determine an appropriate leadership style (e.g., directive, collaborative)
  • Inspire, motivate, and influence team members/stakeholders (e.g., team contract, social contract, reward system)
  • Analyze team members and stakeholders' influence
  • Distinguish various options to lead various team members and stakeholders

(Task 3 - Support team performance)

  • Appraise team member performance against key performance indicators
  • Support and recognize team member growth and development
  • Determine appropriate feedback approach
  • Verify performance improvements

(Task 4 - Empower team members and stakeholders)

  • Organize around team strengths
  • Support team task accountability
  • Evaluate demonstration of task accountability
  • Determine and bestow level(s) of decision-making authority

(Task 5- Ensure team members/stakeholders are adequately trained)

  • Determine required competencies and elements of training
  • Determine training options based on training needs
  • Allocate resources for training
  • Measure training outcomes

(Task 6 - Build a team)

  • Appraise stakeholder skills
  • Deduce project resource requirements
  • Continuously assess and refresh team skills to meet project needs
  • Maintain team and knowledge transfer

(Task 7 - Address and remove impediments)

  • Obstacles, and blockers for the team
  • Determine critical impediments, obstacles, and blockers for the team
  • Prioritize critical impediments, obstacles, and blockers for the team
  • Use network to implement solutions to remove impediments, obstacles, and blockers for the team
  • Re-assess continually to ensure impediments, obstacles, and blockers for the team are being addressed

(Task 8 - Negotiate project agreements)

  • Analyze the bounds of the negotiations for agreement
  • Assess priorities and determine ultimate objective(s)
  • Verify objective(s) of the project agreement is met
  • Participate in agreement negotiations
  • Determine a negotiation strategy

(Task 9 - Collaborate with stakeholders)

  • Evaluate engagement needs for stakeholders
  • Optimize alignment between stakeholder needs, expectations, and project objectives
  • Build trust and influence stakeholders to accomplish project objectives

(Task 10 - Build shared understanding)

  • Break down situation to identify the root cause of a misunderstanding
  • Survey all necessary parties to reach consensus
  • Support outcome of parties' agreement
  • Investigate potential misunderstandings

(Task 11 - Engage and support virtual teams)

  • Examine virtual team member needs (e.g., environment, geography, culture, global, etc.)
  • Investigate alternatives (e.g., communication tools, colocation) for virtual team member engagement
  • Implement options for virtual team member engagement
  • Continually evaluate effectiveness of virtual team member engagement

(Task 12 - Define team ground rules)

  • Communicate organizational principles with team and external stakeholders
  • Establish an environment that fosters adherence to the ground rules
  • Manage and rectify ground rule violations

(Task 13 - Mentor relevant stakeholders)

  • Allocate the time to mentoring
  • Recognize and act on mentoring opportunities

(Task 14 - Promote team performance through the application of emotional intelligence)

  • Assess behavior through the use of personality indicators
  • Analyze personality indicators and adjust to the emotional needs of key project stakeholders

Domain 2. Process (50 %)

(Task 1 - Execute project with the urgency required to deliver business value)

  • Assess opportunities to deliver value incrementally
  • Examine the business value throughout the project
  • Support the team to subdivide project tasks as necessary to find the minimum viable product

(Task 2 - Manage communications)

  • Analyze communication needs of all stakeholders
  • Determine communication methods, channels, frequency, and level of detail for all stakeholders
  • Communicate project information and updates effectively
  • Confirm communication is understood and feedback is received

(Task 3 - Assess and manage risks)

  • Determine risk management options
  • Iteratively assess and prioritize risks

( Task 4 - Engage stakeholders)

  • Analyze stakeholders (e.g., power interest grid, influence, impact)
  • Categorize stakeholders
  • Engage stakeholders by category
  • Develop, execute, and validate a strategy for stakeholder engagement

(Task 5 - Plan and manage budget and resources)

  • Estimate budgetary needs based on the scope of the project and lessons learned from past projects
  • Anticipate future budget challenges
  • Monitor budget variations and work with governance process to adjust as necessary
  • Plan and manage resources

(Task 6 - Plan and manage schedule )

  • Estimate project tasks (milestones, dependencies, story points)
  • Utilize benchmarks and historical data
  • Prepare schedule based on methodology
  • Measure ongoing progress based on methodology
  • Modify schedule, as needed, based on methodology
  • Coordinate with other projects and other operations

(Task 7 - Plan and manage quality of products/deliverables)

  • Determine quality standard required for project deliverables
  • Recommend options for improvement based on quality gaps
  • Continually survey project deliverable quality

(Task 8 - Plan and manage scope)

  • Determine and prioritize requirements
  • Break down scope (e.g., WBS, backlog)
  • Monitor and validate scope

(Task 9- Integrate project planning activities)

  • Consolidate the project/phase plans
  • Assess consolidated project plans for dependencies, gaps, and continued business value
  • Analyze the data collected
  • Collect and analyze data to make informed project decisions
  • Determine critical information requirements

(Task 10 - Manage project changes)

  • Anticipate and embrace the need for change (e.g., follow change management practices)
  • Determine strategy to handle change
  • Execute change management strategy according to the methodology
  • Determine a change response to move the project forward

(Task 11- Plan and manage procurement)

  • Define resource requirements and needs
  • Communicate resource requirements
  • Manage suppliers/contracts
  • Plan and manage procurement strategy
  • Develop a delivery solution

(Task 12 - Manage project artifacts)

  • Determine the requirements (what, when, where, who, etc.) for managing the project artifacts
  • Validate that the project information is kept up to date (i.e., version control) and accessible to all stakeholders
  • Continually assess the effectiveness of the management of the project artifacts

(Task 13 - Determine appropriate project methodology/methods and practices)

  • Assess project needs, complexity, and magnitude
  • Recommend project execution strategy (e.g., contracting, finance)
  • Recommend a project methodology/approach (i.e., predictive, agile, hybrid)
  • Use iterative, incremental practices throughout the project life cycle (e.g., lessons learned, stakeholder engagement, risk)

(Task 14 - Establish project governance structure)

  • Determine appropriate governance for a project (e.g., replicate organizational governance)
  • Define escalation paths and thresholds

( Task 15 - Manage project issues)

  • Recognize when a risk becomes an issue
  • Attack the issue with the optimal action to achieve project success
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders on the approach to resolve the issues
  • Ensure knowledge transfer for project continuity
  • Discuss project responsibilities within team
  • Outline expectations for working environment
  • Confirm approach for knowledge transfers
  • Plan and manage project/phase closure or transitions
  • Determine criteria to successfully close the project or phase
  • Validate readiness for transition (e.g., to operations team or next phase)
  • Conclude activities to close out project or phase (e.g., final lessons learned, retrospective, procurement, financials, resources) 

(Task 16 - Ensure knowledge transfer for project continuity)

  •  Discuss project responsibilities within team 
  • Outline expectations for working environment • 
  • Confirm approach for knowledge transfer

(Task 17 - Plan and manage project/phase closure or transitions) 

  • Determine criteria to successfully close the project or phase 
  •  Validate readiness for transition (e.g., to operations team or next phase) 
  •  Conclude activities to close out project or phase (e.g., final lessons learned, retrospective, procurement, financials, resources)

Domain 3. Business Environment (8 %)

(Task  1 - Plan and manage project compliance)

  • Confirm project compliance requirements (e.g., security, health and safety, regulatory compliance)
  • Classify compliance categories
  • Determine potential threats to compliance
  • Use methods to support compliance
  • Analyze the consequences of noncompliance
  • Determine necessary approach and action to address compliance needs (e.g., risk, legal)
  • Measure the extent to which the project is in compliance

(Task 2 - Evaluate and deliver project benefits and value)

  • Investigate that benefits are identified
  • Document agreement on ownership for ongoing benefit realization
  • Verify measurement system is in place to track benefits
  • Evaluate delivery options to demonstrate value
  • Appraise stakeholders of value gain progress

(Task 3 - Evaluate and address external business environment changes for impact on scope)

  • Survey changes to external business environment (e.g., regulations, technology, geopolitical, market)
  • Assess and prioritize impact on project scope/backlog based on changes in external business environment
  • Recommend options for scope/backlog changes (e.g., schedule, cost changes)
  • Continually review external business environment for impacts on project scope/backlog

(Task 4 - Support organizational change)

  • Assess organizational culture
  • Evaluate impact of organizational change to project and determine required actions
  • Evaluate impact of the project to the organization and determine required actions 

Frequently Asked Questions on PMP

What are the Benefits of doing PMP Certification ?

The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a globally recognized credential offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). It demonstrates an individual's knowledge, skills, and experience in project management and signifies their ability to lead and manage projects effectively.

There are several benefits associated with obtaining a PMP certification:

  1. Enhanced Project Management Skills: The PMP certification provides a comprehensive understanding of project management principles, processes, and best practices. It equips professionals with the necessary skills to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close projects successfully.

  2. Global Recognition: The PMP certification is widely recognized and respected across industries and geographical locations. It establishes a common language and framework for project management professionals, enabling them to communicate and collaborate effectively in diverse project environments.

  3. Career Advancement: PMP certification enhances career prospects by demonstrating an individual's commitment to the project management profession and their ability to meet industry standards. It can open doors to new job opportunities and higher positions within organizations.

  4. Increased Marketability: PMP-certified professionals often enjoy a competitive edge in the job market. Employers value the certification as evidence of a candidate's project management expertise and their ability to deliver successful projects.

  5. Expanded Networking Opportunities: Joining the PMP community provides access to a vast network of project management professionals. Engaging with peers, attending events, and participating in professional forums can lead to valuable connections, learning opportunities, and potential collaborations.

  6. Higher Earning Potential: PMP certification is often associated with higher earning potential. According to PMI's Project Management Salary Survey, PMP-certified professionals tend to earn higher salaries compared to their non-certified counterparts.

  7. Standardized Approach to Project Management: The PMP certification promotes the adoption of standardized project management practices, ensuring consistency and efficiency across projects. This can lead to improved project outcomes, increased stakeholder satisfaction, and reduced risks.

  8. Continued Professional Development: PMP certification requires certified professionals to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) to maintain their credentials. This encourages ongoing learning and development, ensuring that certified individuals stay up to date with the latest trends and advancements in project management.

Overall, the PMP certification validates a project manager's competence, enhances their professional credibility, and provides numerous career benefits. It is a recognized benchmark for excellence in project management and is highly valued by employers and clients alike.


Am I Eligible for PMP Exam ?

To apply for the PMP® Credential, you need to either:
Possess a Secondary Degree (High School Diploma, Associates Degree, or Global equivalent) with minimum of five (5) years / 60 months of unique (non-overlapping) Project Management experience, with 7,500 hours in leading and directing projects, and 35 hours of Project Management Education 'ORPossess a four (4) year degree (Bachelors Degree or the Global equivalent) and a minimum 3 years of Project Management experience, with 4,500 hours in leading and directing projects,and 35 hours of Project Management Education from a PMI Registered education Provider

What is the process to apply for PMP?

To apply for the PMP® Certification Exam : Before you can take the PMP® certification exam, you'll need to complete an application so that the Project Management Institute (PMI) can validate your years of experience and education as a project manager.
The steps to complete PMP application form are as follows:
Step 1: Create a PMI.org account.

Step 2: Complete and submit the online application

.Step 3: Wait for confirmation of completeness.

Step 4: Complete audit materials if you are audited...

Step 5: Pay the credential fee.

Step 6: Prepare for the exam.

Step 7: Schedule (and pass) the exam


How much I need to Score to Pass PMP Certification Exam?

PMI does not disclose the passing score for the PMP® exam. PMI uses an algorithm to determine your result. This algorithm analyses answers to your questions and gives a grade based on their difficulty level. It means PMI sets a difficulty level to all questions and evaluates your performance based on that . Practicing with high quality online practice questions is the better way to ensure succss in the PMP exam. If you are scoring 80 percent or above the probability of passing becomes higher 

Do I need to take the 35-contact hour training again if I failed in first attempt?

No, you don't need to take 35- contact hours of training again. The validity of 35 contact hours do not expire with time or with any failure attempt.

How long is a PMP certification good for?

Three years
To maintain your certification, you need to earn 60 PDUs every three years, beginning the day you pass the PMP certification exam. Maintaining your certification is considered the CCR cycle, or the Continuing Certification Requirement cycle. 

What is PMP Exam Fee ?

PMP Certification Exam Fee for PMI Member: US$405.00
Non-member: US$555.00
Membership is currently $139 for new members and the annual renewal fee is $129.

What is the Current PMP Exam format?

The new exam is comprised of:
180 questions (the previous exam was 200)

No. of Pretest (Unscored) Questions - 5

Time Allowed - 230 minutes to complete the exam

One additional break for a total of two 10-minute breaks for computer-based tests.
No scheduled breaks for paper-based exams.


Questions will be a combination of multiple-choice, multiple responses, matching, hotspot and limited fill-in-the-blank

PMP Exam Reference List for PMP Exam Prep

  1. Agile Practice Guide Author: Project Management Institute Publisher: Project Management Institute
  2. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) *Author: Project Management Institute Publisher: Project Management Institute
  3. Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling Author: Harold Kerzner Publisher: Wiley
  4. Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme, Hybrid Author: Robert K. Wysocki Publisher: Wiley
  5. Fundamentals of Technology Project Management, 2nd Edition Author: Colleen Garton with Erika McCulloch Publisher: MC Press
  6. Project Managers Portable Handbook, 3rd Edition Author: David Cleland and Lewis Ireland Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  7. Information Technology Project Management, 7th Edition Author: Kathy Schwalbe Publisher: Cengage LearningEssential
  8. Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process Author: Kenneth S. Rubin Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  9. Project Management: The Managerial Process Author: Erik Larson Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  10. The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right Author: Tom Kendrick Publisher: AMACOM

How to pass PMP in first attempt ?

Passing the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam on your first attempt requires a combination of adequate preparation, focused study, and effective exam strategies. Here are some tips to help you increase your chances of passing the PMP exam:

  1. Understand the PMP Exam Content Outline: Familiarize yourself with the PMP Exam Content Outline provided by the Project Management Institute (PMI). This outline details the domains, tasks, and knowledge areas that the exam covers. Use it as a guide to structure your study plan.

  2. Study using PMI Accredited training material: The Project Management manual  is the primary reference for the PMP exam. So you need to thoroughly study the manual.

  3. Utilize Additional Study Resources: While the manual is crucial, it may be helpful to supplement your study with other resources such as PMP exam prep books recommended by PMI and curated  online practice exams(Cloned questions from PMI). 

  4. Create a Study Plan: Develop a structured study plan that includes specific goals, timelines, and milestones. Break down the content into manageable study sessions and allocate dedicated time for each knowledge area. Consistency and regularity in your study routine are key.

  5. Take Practice Exams: Practice exams are an excellent way to assess your knowledge and identify areas where you need further improvement. Take multiple practice exams to simulate the actual exam conditions and familiarize yourself with the question format and timing. Review the explanations for the correct and incorrect answers to understand the reasoning behind them.

  6. Focus on Weak Areas: Identify your weak areas through practice exams and prioritize studying those topics. Allocate more study time to the knowledge areas or domains that you find challenging. Use various learning techniques like visual aids, mnemonic devices, and real-life examples to reinforce your understanding.

  7. Join a Study Group: Consider joining a study group or finding a study partner who is also preparing for the PMP exam. Collaborating with others can provide different perspectives, enhance your learning, and create a supportive environment for discussing complex topics.

  8. Understand the Exam Format and Strategies: Familiarize yourself with the PMP exam format, including the number of questions, time allocation, and question types (multiple-choice, situational, etc.). Learn effective exam strategies such as time management, skipping difficult questions and revisiting them later, and eliminating obviously incorrect answers.

  9. Review and Revise: Set aside dedicated time for comprehensive review and revision. Summarize key concepts, create flashcards, or develop mind maps to reinforce your understanding and aid in retention.

  10. Practice Exam Day Preparation: On the day of the exam, ensure you get adequate rest the night before. Eat a healthy meal, arrive early at the exam center, and bring all the required identification and materials. Stay calm, manage your time effectively during the exam, and carefully read and analyze each question before selecting your answer.

Remember, passing the PMP exam requires a solid understanding of project management principles and concepts, as well as thorough preparation. Stay focused, practice consistently, and maintain a positive mindset throughout your preparation journey. 


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