Practical PMP with MS Project 2013

 

Practical PMP with MS Project 2013

 

Why this Course?

The PMP® certification from PMI® is widely accepted as the global benchmark to recognize proficiency in Project Management and it is the most recognized project management certification for working professionals.

However, the PMBOK5 Guide, on which the PMP certification is based, is completely theoretical. In the real world, it is not only important that you are a certified PMP, but also important that you are able to apply the principles of PMP using real world project management tools such as MS Project 2013.

This is where “Practical PMP with MS Project 2013” can help!!!

MS Project 2013 is a highly sophisticated enterprise project management tool to manage large scale, multifaceted projects. It covers the whole spectrum of project management knowledge areas as defined in the PMBOK Guide, such as Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human/Material Resources, and Stakeholder management.

In this program, we cover the 5 Process Groups, 10 Knowledge Areas, and 47 Processes of PMBOK Guide and with practical implementation of MS Project 2013.

 

How this course helps?

PMP Perspective:

  • Study PMBOK® Guide's 5 Process Groups, 10 Knowledge Areas, 47 Process Areas and all ITTOs and learn how to Apply them with MS Project 2013
  • Gain skills needed to pass the PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam
  • Learn PMBOK® Guide terms, definitions, and processes
  • Practice styles and types of questions modeled on PMP® Exam
  • Apply International Project Management Standards from PMI (the PMBOK5®Guide) to real-world situations

MS Project 2013 Perspective:

  • Learn to apply PMBOK® Principles with Microsoft Project 2013
  • Lean how to create project, WBS, work packages, tasks, summary tasks and other varieties of tasks
  • Learn to create activities, define relationships, analyze Network Diagram assign various work, material and cost resources
  • Learn analyze critical path, forward/backward pass, resource leveling and baseline the project plan
  • Learn import/export, calendar mechanism, multiple baselining for project
  • Learn to track the project plan and measure various variances
  • Learn to report performances with the new Report functionality of MS Project

 

Who can attend this course?

Indicative roles and people who should attend this training program are:

 

  • Project Managers
  • Project Sponsors
  • Program Managers
  • Project Engineers
  • Project Coordinators
  • Planning Managers
  • Planning Engineers
  • Project Cost Control Engineers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Civil Engineers
  • Planning Engineers
  • Control Engineers
  • IT Project Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Project Analysts
  • Business Analysts
  • Project Leaders
  • Project Co-Coordinators
  • Team Leaders
  • Team Members

 

This course will provide value to all those who are seeking PMP® and MS Project 2013 certifications along with Practical knowledge of MS Project 2013 and theoretical applications from the Practice Standard for Project Management published by PMI.

.Products covered

  • PMBOK5 – 10 Knowledge Areas and 47 Process Groups
  • MS Project 2013 Infrastructure

Duration

5 days (40 Hours)

Course Eligibility

  • Project Management Basic knowledge
  • Basic IT knowledge

 

Course Program

Module – 1: Introduction to PMP Certification Course:

  • PMBOK5:
  • Introduction – Practical PMP with MS Project 2013
  • Certifications offered from PMI
  • What are PMP and PMBOK Guide
  • Pre-requisites, Exam Syllabus, Exam Pattern – PMP
  • PMI Contact Details
  • MS Project 2013:
  • Understanding MS Project 2013 Certification
  • Certifications offered from Microsoft
  • Pre-requisites, Exam Syllabus, Exam Pattern – MSP
  • Microsoft Contact Details

Module – 2: Practical PMP – Project Management Framework

  • PMBOK5:
  • Project, Project/Program/Portfolio Management
  • PMO, Role of PM; Assumptions and Constraints
  • Enterprise Environmental Factors, Organizational Process Assets
  • Organizational Structure, Project Vs Product Life Cycle
  • MS Project 2013:
  • Starting with MS Project
  • Ribbon Mechanism – Various Important Tabs
  • Various Important Views and their Usage
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions

Module – 3: Practical PMP – Project Management Processes

  • PMBOK5:
  • Project Life Cycle Overview
  • Stakeholders and Key Stakeholders
  • Process Groups, Knowledge Areas and Process Areas
  • Life Cycle Mapping with Process Groups
  • MS Project 2013:
  • Applicability of MS Project 2013 in various Process Groups
  •  Applicability of MS Project 2013 in various Knowledge Areas
  •  Usage and Limitations
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions

Module – 4: Practical PMP – Project Integration Management

  • PMBOK5:
  • Role of Project Team and Sponsor
  • Project Selection Methods
  • Process Areas:
    • Develop project charter
    • Develop project management plan
    • Direct and manage project work
    • Monitor and control project work
    • Perform integrated change control
    • Close project or phase
  • MS Project 2013:
  • Understanding MPP file and MS project template
  • Backstage View, Project Statistics and Project Properties
  • Developing a Project Management Plan
  • Understanding Monitoring and Controlling in MS Project
  • Integrating Change Requests
  • Closure and archiving of MS Project
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions

Module – 5: Practical PMP – Project Scope Management

  • PMBOK5:
  • Project Scope Vs Product Scope
  • Process Areas:
    • Plan Scope Management
    • Collect Requirements
    • Define Scope
    • Create WBS
    • Validate Scope
    • Control Scope
  • MS Project 2013:
  • Scope Management in MS Project
  • Various Types of Tasks, Using Work Packages
  • WBS Creation, WBS Code, WBS Updates
  • Advanced WBS Techniques
  • Validating and Controlling Scope with Inactive/Placeholder/Completed Tasks
  • Task Hyper-linking and Documentation
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions

Module – 6: Practical PMP – Project Time Management

  • PMBOK5:
  • Project Schedule and Time Management
  • Gantt Charts and Network Diagram
  • Estimation and Schedule Network Analysis Techniques
  • PERT, Critical Path, Schedule Compression
  • Process Areas:
    • Plan Schedule Management
    • Define Activities
    • Sequence Activities
    • Estimate Activity Resources
    • Estimate Activity Durations
    • Develop Schedule
    • Control Schedule
  • MS Project 2013:
  • Task Linking and Dependencies
  • Lead and Lag; Network Diagram and Analysis
  • Checking Critical Path and Critical Path Analysis
  • Schedule Compression – Fast Tracking, Crashing
  • Various Resources and Work, Material Resource Assignment
  • Work, Unit and Duration – Schedule Calculation
  • Resource Over-allocation and Leveling
  • Developing & Controlling by Baselining and Variance Tracking
  • Multiple Baseline management
  • Calendar management – Project, Resource and Task
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions

Module – 7: Practical PMP - Practical PMP – Project Cost Management

  • PMBOK5:
  • Cost Estimating Vs Cost Budgeting
  • EVM & Key Terminologies in Cost Management
  • Process Areas:
    • Plan Cost Management
    • Estimate Costs
    • Determine Budget
    • Control Costs

 

  • MS Project 2013:
  • Standard Rate, Overtime Rate
  • Resource Assignment and Cost Update
  • Work, Unit, Duration and Resource – Cost Calculation
  • Cost Table Views and Customizing Tables/ Other Views
  • Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions

Module – 8: Practical PMP – Project Quality Management

  • PMBOK5:
  • Understanding Quality and Quality Management
  • Cost of Quality and Seven Tools of Quality
  • Process Areas:
    • Plan Quality Management
    • Perform Quality Assurance
    • Control Quality
  • MS Project 2013:
  • Quality Related Cycles, Tasks
  • Cost Resources for Quality Tasks
  • Quality Management and Control
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions

Module – 9: Practical PMP – Project Human Resource Management

  • PMBOK5:
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Project Sponsor
  • Functional Manager Vs Project Manager
  • Process Areas:
    • Plan Human Resource Management
    • Acquire Project Team
    • Develop Project Team
    • Manage Project Team
    • Conflict Management
    • Motivation Theory
  • MS Project 2013:
  • Work Resources and types of works resources
  • Work Resources Vs. Cost and Material Resources
  • Various Calendars; Working with Resource Calendars
  • Resource Plan View and Resource Engagement
  • Working with Resource Pooling
  • Team Planner View and Resource Planning
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions

Module – 10: Practical PMP – Project Communication Management

  • PMBOK5:
  • Communication methods, technology and channels
  • Basic communication model and mechanism
  • Process Areas:
    • Plan Communication Management
    • Manage Communications
    • Control Communications
  • MS Project 2013:
  • MS Project as Project Information Management System
  • Project reporting with Sorting, Grouping and Filtering
  • Performance Reporting via Reporting option of MS Project
  • Timeline View (single and multiple), PDF/Image Reports
  • Tell me what you want to do feature
  • New Report Tab – Dashboards, Built-in Reports, Custom and Visual Reports
  • Project Burnup/Burndown Charts
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions

 

Module – 11: Practical PMP – Project Risk Management

  • PMBOK5:
  • Risk Management, Categorization
  • EMV Analysis, Decision Tree Analysis
  • Risk Reserve and Contingency Reserve
  • Process Areas:
    • Plan Risk Management
    • Identify Risk
    • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
    • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
    • Plan Risk Responses
    • Control Risks
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions

 

Module – 12: Practical PMP – Project Procurement Management

  • PMBOK5:
  • Understanding Contract and different types
  • Advantages and disadvantages of various contracts
  • Process Areas:
    • Plan Procurement Management
    • Conduct Procurements
    • Control Procurements
    • Close Procurements
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions

 

Module – 13: Practical PMP – Project Stakeholder Management

  • PMBOK5:
  • Understanding various types of stakeholders
  • Stakeholder Register
  • Various Analytical Techniques for Stakeholder Analysis
  • Various Management and Interpersonal Skills
  • Process Areas:
    • Identify Stakeholders
    • Plan Stakeholder Management
    • Manage Stakeholder Engagement
    • Control Stakeholder Engagement
  • MS Project 2013 & MS Excel 2013:
  • Stakeholder Register management with Excel
  • Import, Export, Merge, Append with existing Excel from MS Project
  • Stakeholder Reporting with MS Project
  • Hands on Practical
  • Quiz Questions

Module – 14: Practical PMP – Professional and Social Responsibilities

  • PMBOK5:
  • Code of Ethics:
    • Responsibility
    • Respect
    • Fairness
    • Honesty
  • Contribute to Knowledge Base
  • Balance stakeholder’s interest
  • Ensure Individual Integrity
  • Enhance Professional Competence

Module – 15: Practical RMP – Tip and Tricks for PMP/MS Project 2013 Exams

PMBOK5:

  • Various Tips and Tricks on PMBOK5
  • Preparing for PMP Exam from PMI

MS Project 2013:

  • Various Tips and Tricks on MS  Project 2013
  • Preparing for MS Project 2013 Exam from Microsoft