Who should attend
This project management bootcamp is intended to be taken by experienced project managers who have had previous formal education in project management. These candidates have completed the required hours of project management work as defined to make them eligible for taking the PMP® exam and are ready to review the best practices and prepare to take the exam.
This class is not intended for candidates who are beginning their education in project management as a profession. For those who are just starting their careers, Learnit offers a variety of other, better choices for learning the concepts, tools, and techniques of effective project management.
This is an intensive, boot camp-style course. A lot of material will be covered in a brief time, and students will have access to PMI® approved test-prep questions to help them prepare for the exam.
This course prepares you for the 2021 PMP® exam administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Year after year, the PMP® certification has received global recognition as the top project management certification available, with more than one million people certified in the world. A PMP® credential can open the door to exciting, high-visibility opportunities in a wide range of fields and increase your pay.
The PMP® Exam changed on January 2, 2021, to reflect the fact that today’s project management practitioners work in a variety of project environments and utilize different project approaches. The exam now will include about 50% predictive project management approaches and 50% agile or hybrid approaches.
**Lesson I: Creating a High-Performing Team**
The success of a project depends on the people involved. A key role of a project manager is to assemble and manage the project team and any additional stakeholders. Topics include: building a team, defining team ground rules, negotiating project agreements, empowering and training team members and stakeholders, engaging and supporting virtual teams and building shared understanding about a project.
**Lesson II: Starting the Project**
Planning includes all aspects of a project. Topics include: determining appropriate project methodology; planning and managing scope, budget and resources, schedule, quality of products and deliverables; integrating project planning activities; planning and managing procurement; establishing project governance structure; and planning and managing project/phase closure.
**Lesson III: Doing the Work**
Now that you have a project plan and have determined the requirements for managing the project from initiation to closure, you are ready to execute the project. Topics include: assessing and managing risks, executing the project to deliver business value, managing communications, engaging stakeholders, creating project artifacts, managing project changes and issues and ensuring knowledge transfer for project continuity.
**Lesson IV: Keeping the Team on Track**
Now that the project team has been assembled and is doing the work of the project, you need to ensure the team stays on track. As the project manager, you need to demonstrate the type of leadership that facilitates collaboration among the team and stakeholders. Topics include: leading a team, supporting team performance, addressing and removing obstacles, managing conflict, collaborating with stakeholders and applying emotional intelligence to promote team performance.
**Lesson V: Keeping the Business in Mind**
Keeping a handle on changes in both the internal and external business environment is the project manager’s responsibility. Employing a continuous process improvement plan will ensure that the project’s success can be repeated consistently within your organization. Topics include: managing compliance requirements, evaluating and delivering project benefits and value, evaluating and addressing internal and external business environment changes, supporting organizational change, employing continuous improvement and mapping course content to PMP® exam content.