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Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Certification Examination Preparation Training

With a charter to enable and enhance the industry’s competency level and maturity in Project Management, the CAPM® Certification Examination Preparation Training program is designed to lead the participant to an internationally recognized certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)® (USA).

QAI, being a Global Registered Education Provider [R.E.P.] with PMI®, this course is designed to help individuals prepare for the CAPM® Examination. Coupled with our experience of training and consulting, the workshop is intended to be a practical and intense instructor led training for CAPM® aspirants.

In addition to helping the participants with the requirement of the examination, the workshop also aims to train them to be effective Project Managers.

Workshop Objectives
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

Understand the processes of project management
Learn about the project phases, project life cycle , project stakeholders key general management skills and the socio-economic-environmental influences
Learn about the key project management processes of Scope, Time and Cost
Learn about the processes of Quality, Human Resources, Communication, Risk and Procurement
Learn about Project Integration Management
Learn how to use the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013  to prepare for the CAPM® examination
Get guidelines on filling up the CAPM® Application form
Ascertain their level of readiness for taking the CAPM® Examination

Participants’ Takeaways

Participants completing the Core PM course are entitled to get:
Twenty Three (23) PMI® PDU certificate for taking CAPM® exam or maintaining any of the PMI® credentials.
Exercises, Case Study & Handouts

Workshop Format

The salient features of the Course delivery are as under;.

  • The contact workshop is a mix of instructor lead and self paced learning, designed as per the current version of PMBOK® Guide from PMI®.
  • Each section has definitions, examples, exercises, memory joggers and case studies to facilitate the learning and application of the contents.
  • Subsequent to the presentation and sample application as per the requirements of each chapter, a quiz on the topic covered is administered.
  • The training is followed by a mock test to check the understanding of the participants

The target audience for the program can be Team leads/ new Project Managers, seeking to
understand the conceptual framework of Project Management and get an internationally
acclaimed Professional Certification from a Global institution.

1. Introduction

  • Getting to know the participants
  • Introduction to PMI®
  • CAPM® Certification – advantages
  • CAPM® examination – Tips on how to prepare and take the examination (this theme will be reiterated throughout the course)
  • Familiarization with course outline
  • Familiarization with the protocols and timings
  • Expectation setting and clarifications
  • Introductory Quiz – to assess the current level of familiarization of the participants with PMBOK® Guide concepts and assess the gaps

2.  Introduction to Project Management

  • What are Projects?
  • Projects vs. Operations
  • Project Management and the role of Project Manager
  • The concept of Progressive Elaboration
  • PMBOK® Guide structure
  • Interrelationship of Project Management with General Management concepts
  • The concept of Program Management and Portfolio Management
  • The concept of Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Quiz – Introduction to Project Management

3. Project Management Context

  • The concept of Project Lifecycle and its characteristics
  • Phases defining the Project Lifecycle
  • Project Triple Triangle and its applicability in Project environment
  • Project Stakeholders – how to identify and manage Stakeholders?
  • Varying types of Project organizational structures – Functional, Matrix and Projectized – their advantages and disadvantages
  • Quiz – Project Management context

4. Project Management Processes

  • Project Management vs. Product oriented Processes
  • Description of five process groups in the Project Lifecycle and their interactions
  • Characteristics and components of Process groups
  • Process Interactions / Customization of Processes
    Mapping of Project Management Processes across the Process Groups
  • Quiz – Project Management Processes

5. Project Integration Management

  • The role of Integration Management in Project execution
  • Description of multiple ways in a Project can arise
  • SOW – its characteristics
  • Description of Enterprise Environmental factors and organizational assets which can impact a Project
  • Description of various Project selection methods – like mathematical models and financial criteria like ROI, NPV, IRR etc.
  • Project Charter – its characteristics
  • Project Management Plan Development
  • Contents of the Project Management Plan
  • PMIS – its role in effective Project Management
  • Directing and Managing a Project
  • Monitoring and Controlling a Project
  • Integrated Change Control
  • How to manage change in a Project?
  • Change Control Management activities involved in a Project
  • Role of Change Control Board in Project environment
  • Closing a Project
  • Contract and Administrative closures
  • Updation process to organizational Process assets
  • Quiz – Project Integration Management

6. Project Scope Management

  • Project Scope vs. Product Scope and their interrelationships
  • Scope Planning process
  • Project Scope Management Plan
  • Scope Definition Process
  • Project Scope statement – how to prepare and update?
  • WBS – its key role in Project Management
  • Creating and Managing WBS
  • Interactions of WBS with other Breakdown structures used in Project Environment
  • Scope Verification process
  • Scope Verification vs. Quality Control
  • Scope Control process
  • Quiz – Project Scope Management

7. Project Time Management

  • Importance of Time Management in a Project environment
  • Activity Definition process
  • Importance of Planning components
  • Activity Sequencing process
  • Multiple types of dependencies across activities
    Description of Various Precedence Diagramming Methods [AON, AOA etc.]
  • Activity Resource Estimating process
  • Activity Duration Estimating process
  • Various duration estimating procedures – Top-Down, Bottom-up, Analogous etc.
  • The concept of Contingency in Time Management
  • Schedule Development Process
  • The importance of calendars in the scheduling process
  • The importance of Critical Path in Project Management
  • Critical Path computation and explanation of its characteristics
  • Application of techniques like Fast tracking, Crashing, Resource Leveling, PERT etc in schedule development
  • Schedule Control process· Revision and Re-baselining of schedules
  • Quiz – Project Time Management

8. Project Cost Management

  • The importance of Cost Management in Projects
    Project Lifecycle costing
  • Cost Estimating process
  • Cost Management Plan and its use in Cost control
  • Analogous, Parametric and Bottom-up methods of Cost estimating
  • Multiple types of cost estimates – Order of Magnitude, Budgetary and Definitive estimates
  • Cost Budgeting process
  • Cost Baseline and its management
  • Cost Control process
  • Application of Earned value management techniques for Cost Management
  • Cost and Schedule Performance Indices and their use in Forecasting Multiple methods of Depreciation
  • Overview to Different ways of Benefit-Cost Analysis – Payback Analysis, NPV and IRR techniques
  • Cost Change control systemsQuiz – Project Cost Management

9. Project Quality Management

  • Project Quality vs. Product Quality
  • Concepts of Quality Management
  • Project Management and Quality Management
  • Current themes in Quality Management
  • Quality Planning process
  • Project Quality Management Plan and Process Improvement Plan
  • Perform Quality Assurance process
  • The role of Quality Audits in Quality Management
  • Perform Quality Control process
  • Seven basic tools of Quality Control – including Control Charts, Cause and Effect diagrams, Pareto Diagrams, Stratification, Histograms, Scatter diagrams etc.
  • Cost of Quality/ Cost of Non-Quality concepts
  • Quiz – Project Quality Management

10. Project Human Resource Management

  • Human Resource Planning process
  • Different types of Project interfaces
  • Organizational Planning & Structures
  • Description of OBS and RBS
  • RAM and RACI Roles in the RAM
  • How Staffing Management Plan enables HR Management?
  • Staff Acquisition Process
  • Managing Virtual teams in a Project environment
  • Building effective Project teams
  • Develop Project Teams process
  • Importance of Trainings in Project team development
  • Delegation for effective management
  • Quiz – Project Human Resource Management

11. Project Communications Management

  • Communications Planning Process
  • Project Communications structures
  • Communications requirements analysis in the Project environment
  • Communications Management Plan
  • Sender Receiver models in the Project environment
  • Information distribution process
  • Performance Reporting process
  • Managing Stakeholders
  • Quiz – Project Communications Management

12. Project Risk Management

  • Risk Management cycle in a Project environment
  • Risk Management Planning process
  • Risk Management Plan
  • Types of Risks which can impact a Project
  • Risk Identification process
  • Risk identification facilitators – Brainstorming and Delphi techniques
  • Risk Register preparation and updation
  • Qualitative Risk Analysis process
  • Probability Impact Matrix and its use in Risk Management
  • Quantitative Risk Analysis process
  • Simulation Techniques
  • Application of Decision Tree analysis and Sensitivity Analysis tools to Risk Management
  • Risk Response Planning process
  • Strategies of Risk response for positive and negative risks
  • Different types of Risks – Primary Risks, Secondary
  • Risks, Residual Risks etc.
  • Risk Register updation
  • Risk Monitoring & Control process
  • Risk Response Audits
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions in Risk Management process
  • Quiz –Project Risk Management

13. Project Procurement Management

  • Why Procurement is important for Projects?
  • Procurement Management lifecycle
  • Project Manager’s Procurement Management responsibilities
  • Plan Purchases and Acquisitions process
  • Centralized vs. Decentralized Procurement organizations
  • Make or Buy analysis
  • Major types of Contracts – including FFP, Cost plus, T& M and their variations
  • Risks associated with various types of contracts
  • Procurement Management Plan
  • Plan Contracting Process
  • Various types of Procurement documents – incl. RFP, RFQ, IB etc.
  • Evaluation criteria to analyze vendor responses
  • Request Seller responses process
  • Select Sellers process
  • Source selection process
  • Application of Screening and Weighting systems
  • Contract negotiations process
  • Application of Seller rating systems
  • Contracts – their legal implications
  • Contract Administration process
  • Contract change control process
  • Contract documentation file
  • Discharge of contracts
  • Contract Closure process
  • Quiz – Project Procurement Management
  • Professional Responsibilities of the Project Manager
  • Professional responsibilities towards
    • Self
    • Profession
    • Stakeholders
    • Society
  • Quiz: Professional Responsibilities [with discussions ]
  • CAPM® MOCK test — QAI proprietary
  • Feedbacks

Note: Within the above overall course structure, the day wise contents could vary, to give best learning experience for the participants.

PMI, CAPM and PMBOK are registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.”

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