Whenever we decide we want to do something, go somewhere, build something, achieve something, we need to know the answer to some questions. What are we trying to do? When will we start? What do we need? Can we do it alone, or do we need help? How long will it take? How much will it cost? These are typical questions asked at the start of any project and the answers are the building blocks of project management – defining what we want to do and working out the best way we can do it.
Project management is the process by which projects are defined, planned, monitored, controlled and delivered such that the agreed benefits are realized. Projects are unique, transient endeavors undertaken to achieve a desired outcome. Projects bring about change and project management is recognized as the most efficient way of managing such change.
From the building of rockets to the designing of baby’s shoes; from organizing the Beijing Olympics 2008 to the introduction of a new corporate culture in a firm – modern business sees them all as projects and are handled by proficient and certified project managers.
What PMP is all about
PMP an acronym for Project Management Professional, is a globally recognized and widely accepted Project Management certification that applies PMI’s methodology to deliver project’s objectives. The PMP® demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to successfully lead and direct projects.
The PMP certification
The PMP recognizes demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams. If you’re an experienced project manager looking to solidify your skills, stand out to employers and maximize your earning potential, the PMP credential is the right choice for you.
To apply for the PMP, you need to have either: A four-year degree (bachelor’s or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
What is PMBOK guide
PMBOK is an acronym for Project Management Body of Knowledge. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) is a book which presents a set of standard terminology and guidelines for project management. The PMBOK Guide is meant to offer a general guide to manage most projects most of the time. It is a very useful material for any candidate preparing for the PMP exam.
The higher up the Corporate Ladder you go, technical expertise becomes less and less the only basis on which you’ll be evaluated. Understanding how to Manage People, Decisions and Projects will play a major role in demonstrating Competence.
More organizations are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of adopting a structured method in the management of projects.
PMP offers a Project Management method that will equip you to deliver successful projects well within the constraints of time, cost and scope.
Upon completion of the course participants will:
Clearly understand what projects are all about and how they differ from operations and programmes.
Understand the PMP framework and also know how to apply it on real life projects.
Be equipped with the skills and competencies necessary to effectively and successfully manage projects.
Be prepared for the PMP certification examination.
This course is designed for Managers in diverse fields, Project Managers, Project Team Members, Project Consultants and those interested in attending for the purpose of writing the Certification Examinations.