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PM Core and Intermediate Courses
The Project Management Certificate Program (5 Day)
The Kerzner Approach® to Project Management Excellence
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Traditional Classroom
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5 Days Total
35 PDUs / 3.5 CEUs
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Fifteen 3-hour sessions
45 PDUs / 4.5 CEUs

You should have at least 15 hours of dedicated Project Management training before taking this workshop, in addition to the standard PMI® requirements.

Course Level: Intermediate

The Program Structure
The Project Management Certificate Program is scheduled around the world at convenient locations. This program is spread over five consecutive days.

Who Should Attend
Project managers, team members, field staff members, project engineers, design engineers, project leaders, administrators, industrial engineers, program managers, manufacturing engineers, operations managers, functional managers, Information Technology professionals, R&D managers, marketing directors, Six Sigma Black Belts, and others involved directly or indirectly with projects in virtually every industry.

Course Overview
Project Management Framework

  • PMBOK® Guide – structure and intent
  • Project Management Maturity Model (PMMM)
  • Definitions
  • Project life cycle
  • Project portfolio management
  • Project management process groups
  • Knowledge areas
  • PMBOK® Guide process model

Project Integration Management

  • Defining project success
  • Competing demands
  • Focus of integrated planning
  • Areas of expertise needed by the project team
  • Process group interaction in a project
  • Initiating projects
  • Developing a project charter
  • Project selection methods
  • Benefit measurement methods
  • Project scope statement
  • Key project planning deliverables
  • Change control

Project Stakeholder Management

  • Identifying stakeholders
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Planning stakeholder management
  • Managing stakeholder engagement
  • Stakeholder communication techniques
  • Interpersonal skills when dealing with stakeholders
  • Managing stakeholder meetings

Project Scope Management

  • Project scope planning
  • Project scope definition
  • Scope statement
  • Statement of work
  • Work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Decomposition
  • Responsibility assignment matrix (RAM)
  • Scope validation
  • Scope control

Project Time Management

  • Project time management processes
  • Natural transition from scope management
  • Activity definition processes
  • WBS decomposition
  • Activity sequencing
  • Precedence diagramming method
  • Precedence relationships
  • Activity resource estimating
  • Activity duration estimating
  • Estimating approached
  • Schedule development
  • Critical path method (CPM)
  • PERT
  • Critical chain techniques
  • Schedule negotiations
  • Schedule control

Project Cost Management

  • Cost management plan
  • Cost estimating
  • Estimating checklist
  • Learning curve
  • Cost budgeting
  • Reserve
  • Project life-cycle costs

Project Human Resource Management

  • Organizational influences
  • Organizational structures
  • Human resource planning
  • Staff management plans and acquisition
  • Developing the project team
  • Team building and leadership
  • Approaches to conflict

Project Quality Management

  • The importance of quality
  • Historical evolution of quality
  • Quality planning process
  • Quality characteristics
  • Quality policy
  • Quality assurance
  • Quality control
  • Quality tools
  • Six Sigma

Project Risk Management

  • Risk terminology
  • Risk management planning
  • Risk identification
  • Risk analysis – qualitative and quantitative
  • Risk response planning
  • Risk monitoring and control

Project Communications Management

  • Types of communication
  • Communications process
  • Barriers to effective communication
  • Communication planning
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Communications plan
  • Communication styles
  • Meetings
  • Performance reporting
  • Managing stakeholders

Project Procurement Management

  • Procurement planning process
  • Buyers and sellers
  • Purchase plans and acquisitions
  • Types of contracts
  • Contract costs
  • Proposals
  • Contract negotiations
  • Contract control
  • Contract change control
  • Legal perspectives
  • Contract closure

Cross-cutting skills

  • Professional and social responsibility tasks
  • Code of conduct
  • Sample questions

PMP® Exam Preparation

  • The PMP® certification process
  • Project management professional (PMP®) examination specification
  • PMP® eligibility requirements
  • The revised PMP® credential examination overview
  • Additional study references
  • Formulas and other fun stuff
  • Study plan and study groups
  • Application options

Key Topics

  • Project Management Framework defines key project management terms, identifies the major PMBOK® Guide process groups, and reviews the project management knowledge areas.
  • Project Integration Management focuses on the importance of having a project manager work across the organizational boundaries in order to be successful.
  • Project Stakeholder Management acknowledges the importance of identifying and managing the individuals and groups that have an interest or impact to the project. Discussions will center on managing the engagement of stakeholders and various skills needed during the engagement process.
  • Project Scope Management establishes the foundation of how to systematically identify the key deliverables of the project. After establishing a scope baseline, it is crucial to ensure that there will be a process for managing change.
  • Project Time Management builds on the deliverables identified in the scope definition process. The project manager breaks these deliverables down further and then develops the project schedule.
  • Project Cost Management covers establishing a project budget and understanding the different mechanisms used to estimate the cost of a given project.
  • Project Human Resources Management addresses the essential staffing and leadership issues for the project team.
  • Project Quality Management ensures there is a plan for managing, assuring, and controlling the project’s quality.
  • Project Risk Management is a critical area which enables participants to comprehend what is needed in identifying risk events, analyzing them, and strategies for handling them.
  • Project Communications Management helps participants understand project team communications issues and how to build consensus among various project groups
  • Project Procurement Management covers the essentials of procurement decisions, contract administration, and closure principles. 
  • Cross-cutting skills outline the behavioral and ethical aspects of professional project managers. These values are woven into the material and enable project managers to exercise the proper judgment in their decision-making process.
  • Exam Preparation covers the PMP® eligibility requirements and process, and is dedicated to answering participants’ questions and administering a sample final exam that integrates all modules.

PMP® Exam is Changing in 2016
PMI has moved the PMP exam update to January 11, 2016. IIL’s PMP courses have been updated to provide a clear path for learners preparing to take the current version of the exam, as well as those who will take the new version of the exam beginning in 2016. For more information about the exam changes, please visit

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