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Project Management Professional (PMP®) Preparation Course

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Course Information

  • 19 Jun 2024 (Wed) 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Registration period
25 Apr 2024 (Thu) - 18 Jun 2024 (Tue)
HKD 6,600
Study Mode
36 Hour(s)
Cantonese, English
Unit A, 20/F, Success Commercial Building, 245-251 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Course Overview


About the Certificate

As the world’s leading authority on project management, PMI created PMP Certification to recognize project managers who have proven they have the skills to successfully manage projects. Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification represents an elite group of project managers. It proves project leadership experience and expertise in any way of working.

To obtain PMP certification, a project manager must meet certain requirements and then pass a 180-question exam. The PMP exam was created by project leaders for project leaders, so each test question can be related to real-life project management experiences.

PMP certification validates that you are highly skilled in:

  • People: Recognizing you have the skills to effectively lead and motivate a project team throughout a project.
  • Process: Using predictive, agile and hybrid approaches to determine which way of working is best for each project.
  • Business Environment: Highlighting the success of a project and its impact on overall strategic organizational goals.

Course Objectives

1: Business Environment
• Define ‘project’ and how it relates to the larger discussion of project management.
– Discuss the different types of organizational structures and how they relate to your project’s management.
– Discuss the principles of project management.
– Discuss the principles of agile and how they relate to your project’s management.
• Discuss strategic alignment and its elements.
– Explain the impact of business factors on strategic alignment.
– Determine how projects align with business strategy.
• Identify types of business value.
• Describe change management theory and its relation to organizational change.
• Define and discuss project governance.
• Explain project compliance and its importance.

2: Start the Project
• Define and discuss stakeholders and the most effective ways to communicate with them.
• Explain the best ways to form a team.
• Describe how to build the most effective understanding of a project and how doing so relates to executing a project successfully.
• Explain how predictive and adaptive project life cycles work; explain what a hybrid development approach is.
– Decide which kind of development approach or life cycle is best suited for work.

3: Plan the Project
• Explain the importance of a project management plan.
• Provide an overview of scope planning in both predictive and adaptive projects.
• Provide an overview of schedule planning in both predictive and adaptive projects.
• Discuss resource planning for a project, including human and physical resources and the role of procurement.
• Determine the budgeting structure/method for a project
• Explain the importance of tailoring a budget.
• Identify strategies for dealing with risks and risk planning.
• Assemble a toolkit of possible responses to risks.
• Define quality and how it relates to the outcomes and deliveries for a project.
• Discuss the importance of integrating project management plans and tailoring a change management process.

4: Lead the Project Team
• Discuss the guidelines for developing leadership competencies and skills.
– Address leadership styles, and the components of leading a successful team, either in person or virtually.
• Describe artifacts and the strategies for their use.
• Identify the characteristics and core functions of empowered teams.
• Explain strategies and forms of communication for collaborating in a project team environment.
• Learn the value of training, coaching and mentoring for a team.
• Explain the importance of conflict management.
• Discuss the causes and levels of conflict and their outcomes.

5: Support Project Team Performance
• Explain the various methods for implementing improvement.
• Explain the various methods for performance measurement.
• Compare these methods with a focus on communication and accountability.
• Identify the methods for implementing a project and the issues and impediments that arise during a project.
• Describe the methods for implementing changes during a project.

6: Close the Project/Phase
• Define the reasons and activities related to the closure of a phase or a project.
• Explain the benefits gained from a project or phase, and how they are managed, sustained, etc.
• Examine the reasons for knowledge transfers and how they relate to the closure of a phase or project.

7: Fulfil the PMI training requirements for application to take the PMP examination



What You’ll Learn


Module 1: Business Environment

  • Foundation
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Project Benefits and Value
  • Organizational Culture and Change Management
  • Project Governance
  • Project Compliance


Module 2: Start the Project

  • Identify and Engage Stakeholders
  • Form the Team
  • Build Shared Understanding
  • Determine Project Approach


Module 3: Plan the Project

  • Planning Projects
  • Scope
  • Schedule
  • Resources
  • Budget
  • Risks
  • Quality
  • Integrate Plans


Module 4: Lead the Project Team

  • Craft Your Leadership Skills
  • Create a Collaborative Project Team Environment
  • Empower the Team
  • Support Team Member Performance
  • Communicate and Collaborate with Stakeholders
  • Training, Coaching and Mentoring
  • Manage Conflict


Module 5: Support Project Team Performance

  • Implement Ongoing Improvements
  • Support Performance
  • Evaluate Project Progress
  • Manage Issues and Impediments
  • Manage Changes


Module 6: Close the Project/Phase

  • Project/Phase Closure
  • Benefits Realization
  • Knowledge Transfer


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