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A Managers Guide to Project Management

PMP EXAM PREP COURSE


Duration: 5 Days (Monday through Friday)
Timing: 9AM to 5PM Daily

12-16 May 2014

Venue: BRAINS, Peshawar

Introduction
This dynamic 40 hour intensive course will provide a practical review of the 13 modules of the Project Management Body Of
Knowledge (PMBOK). The course is delivered by the most seasoned Project Management Professional (PMP) Master
Trainer, experienced project managers and a senior PMI member who will be providing tips and guidance on how to prepare
and increase your chances of passing the PMP exam.

Objectives
Objective of this training is to introduce the audience to the internationally accepted and adopted standard for Project
Management and to help them prepare for Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, using state-of-the-art and
unique approaches, which will not only serve to teach new PM tools and techniques, but will also show how general project
management practices can be effectively translated into real-life environment. This training will provide an understanding of:
1.

The know how to apply different project planning methodologies depending on Project Categories, Priorities and
Resource Organization.

2.

The know how to develop a dynamic project Model that will be used to continuously optimize your business /
product application development process.

3.

The ability to involve the end user (customer) in your project planning and management life cycle, to manage
project priorities and control scope changes.

4.

The knowledge of how to structure the project data at the planning stage, to communicate effectively critical
information at the right level of detail.

5.

The skill to identify, involve, engage and manage the needs and expectations of all project stakeholders.

6.

What you must know to pass the exam,

7.

Special tips for preparing for and taking the exam,

8.

Specific items that, historically, are on the exam.

What will you Learn?


This course introduces and explains the project management framework, definitions, concepts, processes, and knowledge
areas presented in PMIs "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK), Fifth Edition. PMP
candidates are provided a comprehensive understanding of the PMBOK, including suggested reference materials to
strengthen their PM skills and eradicate weaknesses. The complete learning experience is achieved through lectures,
discussions, exercises, and sample examinations.
1.

Management By Projects--Learn how to revolutionize your system of management by evolving into a Project
Based Organization employing projectized structures and managing by projects.

2.

Management by Exception--Learn how not to micro-manage and rather manage by exception, only when
required for decision-making, approvals and evaluations.

3.

Project Management Methodology--Learn a variety of project management methods and methodologies, their
potential impact on your organization structures, systems and procedures as they relate to increasing your
competitiveness in the market place.

4.

Project Risk Evaluation & Management--Learn how to identify the different types of Risk Factors and evaluate
their impact utilizing a dynamic project model.

5.

Project Resource Management--Learn how to design and utilize a corporate resource capacity management
system.

6.

Project Progress & Variance Analysis--Learn how to use Baselines for project plans to trouble shoot projects
and to conduct variance analysis and exception reporting formats for informative decision making processes.

Target Audience
1.

Project Sponsors, Managers, and Team Members from IT/Software Industry, Telecommunication, Government,
Construction, and other areas of specialization.

2.

Organizations involved in Project Management Practices.

3.

Organizations considering to adopt PMI standards.

4.

Universities and Training Institutes conducting or considering to conduct PM courses/trainings.

5.

Consultants, Advisors and Trainers using PM Practices.

6.

Operational and Functional Managers, Line and Business Managers, who are responsible for the planning, control
and delivery of projects in a multi-project cross functional environment.

Pre-Requisites
The participants are required to have basic knowledge of project management and an experience of at least 3 years in
project environment in any capacity.

Reference Material
1.

A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge, Fifth Edition by PMI

2.

PMP Handbook by PMI

3.

PMP Examination Content Outline by PMI

4.

PMP Exam Prep, Eighth Edition by Rita Mulcahy from RMC Publications, Inc.

5.

PMP FasTrack Exam Simulation Software, Eighth Edition by Rita Mulcahy from RMC Publications, Inc.

Further Reading
1.
2.

Project Management: A Managerial Approach, 7th Edition by Jack R. Meredith and Samuel J. Mantel, Jr.
Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, 10th Edition, Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

3.
4.

Global Project Management by Jean Binder


The Wiley Guide to Project, Program, and Portfolio Management by Peter Morris and Jeffrey K. Pinto

5.
6.

Project Manager's Handbook by David L. Cleland and Lewis R. Ireland


The AMA Handbook of Project Management, Third Edition by Paul C. Dinsmore, PMP and Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin

7.
8.
9.

Gower Handbook of Project Management by Rodney Turner


The Handbook of Project-Based Management by J. Rodney Turner
Introduction to IT Project Management by Cynthia Snyder, PMP, MBA and Frank Parth, PMP, MBA

10. The Little Black Book of Project Management by Michael Thomsett


11. A Managers Guide To Project Management by Michael B. Bender
12. A Standard for Enterprise Project Management by Michael Zambruski TBA&P, LLC
13. The Complete Project Management Methodology and Toolkit by Gerard M. Hill
14. Project Management Tools and Techniques for Success by Tayntor; Christine B.
15.
16.
17.
18.

Project Management Theory and Practice by Richardson, Gary


Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, 3rd Edition by Eric Verzuh
Mastering Project Management by James P. Lewis
Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme, 5th Edition by Robert K. Wysocki

Training Course Outline


DAY 1
Module 0: Introduction to PMI, PMP and CAPM
Module 1: Basic Project Management Definitions and Concepts

DAY 2
Module 2: Project Life Cycles, Stakeholders and Organizational Structures
Module 3: Project Management Framework, Process Groups and Knowledge Areas interactions
Module 4: Project Integration Management

DAY 3
Module 5: Project Scope Management
Module 6: Project Time Management

DAY 4
Module 7: Project Cost Management
Module 8: Project Quality Management
Module 9: Project Human Resource Management

DAY 5
Module 10: Project Communications Management
Module 11: Project Risk Management
Module 12: Project Procurement Management
Module 13: Project Stakeholders Management

Trainers Profile

Mr. Suhail Iqbal is the CEO of SysComp International (Pvt.) Ltd. who pioneered Project Management and PMP Trainings in
Pakistan, training over 16,000 individuals over a decade and a half. A Civil Engineer by profession, served for 20 years in
Pakistan Army Corps of Engineers, meanwhile doing his Masters and MPhil in Computer Science, Masters in English
Literature and two MBAs, One in MIS and other in General Management. He was responsible for setting up Mega Projects
like Digital Mapping and Geographic information System, Muzzafargarh Thermal Power Station, and was the architect of
most prestigious NADRA organization and its projects.
Since 2001, after being voluntarily retired from Pakistan Army have setup 1st chapter of PMI in Pakistan and sponsored it as
1st President, Mentored over 25 PMI Chapter Presidents as Regional Mentor for Asia, was awarded scholarship for PMI
Leadership Institute Masters Class in 2005 and later awarded Gary Christle Award for his PhD Research. Remained on PMI
Leadership Institute Advisory Group and Nominating Committee for PMI Board of Directors.
Have the honor to be the 2nd PMP from Pakistan, 1st PgMP from Pakistan and holds the honor to be the only one from
Pakistan to hold all the PMI certifications to include PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP and CAPM. Additionally
remained Chairman of Asia Pacific Federation of Project Managers, and Project Management Association of Pakistan,
Regional Director of Professional Risk Managers International Association PRMIA Pakistan, and was the 1st PRINCE2
Practitioner in Pakistan. Currently he is the Member of Endorsing Committee for BOD of PRMIA International, Vice Chair of
MENSA Pakistan (hi-IQ Society), Director-At-Large of PMI Islamabad Chapter, and have served as founding member and
President of Islamabad ToastMasters Club.
He has contributed as core team member to most of the PMI Standards, PMBOK 3rd 4th and 5th Editions, OPM3 2nd and
3rd Editions, Standards for Program and Portfolio Management 1st, 2nd and 3rd Editions and many more. Authored several
papers and articles in International and National Journals, Conferences and Congresses, and is currently defending his PhD
Research at SKEMA Business School, Lille, France.
Currently on visiting Faculty with SZABIST, COMSATS, CASE, BAHRIA UNIVERSITY, AIR UNIVERSITY and many more.