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

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  • We will give you 200 real (cloned) PMP Exam Questions received from PMI as a part of this course.

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PMP Exam Strategy

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

PMP Certification Training Domain Wise Contents

Domain 1 - Creating a High-Performing Team

  • Building a team

  • Defining team ground rules

  • Negotiating project agreements

  • Empowering team members and stakeholders

  • Training team members and stakeholders

  • Engaging and supporting virtual teams

  • Building shared understanding about a project

Domain 2 - Starting the Project

  • Determining the best project methodology, methods and practices for the work

  • Planning and managing scope

  • Planning and managing budgets and resources

  • Planning and managing your schedule

  • Planning and managing quality

  • Planning and managing procurement

  • Integrating project planning activities

  • Establishing a project governance structure

  • Planning and managing project phase closure

Domain 3- Doing the Work

  • How to assess and manage risks

  • How to focus on delivering business value

  • Managing communications

  • Working with stakeholders

  • Creating project artifacts

  • How to manage project changes

  • How to manage projects issues

  • How to ensure knowledge transfer for project continuity

Domain 4 - Keeping the team on track

  • Leading a team

  • Supporting team performance

  • Addressing and removing impediments, obstacles and blockers

  • Managing conflict

  • Collaborating with stakeholders

  • Mentoring stakeholders

  • Using emotional intelligence to promote team performance

Domain 5 -Keeping the business in mind

  • Managing compliance requirements

  • Evaluating and delivering project benefits and value

  • Evaluating and addressing internal and external business environment changes

  • Supporting organizational change

  • Employing continuous process improvement

  • Projects are initiated to deliver something useful to the business, so it's important that you stay aware of the business context for the project. That context frames your project decisions every day.

  • During this lesson you'll cover these topics:

  • Managing compliance requirements

  • Evaluating and delivering project benefits and value

  • Evaluating and addressing internal and external business environment changes

  • Supporting organizational change

  • Employing continuous process improvement

PMP EXAM CONTENT OUTLINE

Domain 1. People (42 %)

(Manage conflict)

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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(Mentor relevant stakeholders)

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

(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 %)

(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

(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

(Assess and manage risks)

  • Determine risk management options
  • Iteratively assess and prioritize risks

( 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

(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

(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

(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

(Plan and manage scope)

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

(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

(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

(Plan and manage procurement)

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

(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

(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)

(Establish project governance structure)

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

( 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) 

Domain 3. Business Environment (8 %)

(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

(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

(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

(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 

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


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

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

Session 4 - Prioritization Techniques and user stories

MOSCOW 

KANO

Paired comparison Method

100 points or 100 dollar method

Epic and User stories


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


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

Lean

Kanban

Scrum and Kanban

XP

Test driven approach

Information radiators

Agile Manifesto Values and Principal

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




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

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

Session 9 . Project Quality Management and Agile context

Cost of Quality

Quality Planning

Quality Assurance

Quality Control

Seven Quality Control tools

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

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


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

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

 

Session 14.  Requirements Management

Requirement Elicitation Techniques

Requirement traceability matrix

Session 15. Exam Strategy and Practice questions

Exam Strategy and Cloned Questions

Frequently Asked Questions on PMP

1. 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

2. 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


3. 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)
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

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