• Project management: PMI edition October

    Project management: PMI edition October


For each project manager, the PMI (Project Management Institute) certification is recognition of the high degree of professionalism and the key to new career opportunities and interesting projects.
Preparation for the certification requires considerable experience in project management, knowledge, and understanding of the project management basic tools and significant time costs.

Our training will help you to systematize the lessons learned and obtain an optimal, complete set of knowledge for successful passage of the CAPM®, PMP®, PMI-ACP® exams.

This training is also suitable for those who are not yet planning to pass the certification exam but want to learn more about the best international project management practices and dive into the real world of project management.
The main focus of this course will be on key tools in project management, practical cases and features of test tasks.

Each module describes such approaches as Waterfall and Agile. The last, the 6th module, allows immersing more deeply into the philosophy and principles of Agile projects.

Information is provided by the coach in a positive, easy-to-remember and as much as possible applied form.

The program is based on PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) v.6., Agile Practice Guide, best world practices, as well as practical experience and knowledge of the coach.

The training will help you to:

  • learn best practices and project management tools
  • learn how to use a single project management language that is understandable throughout the world
  • learn how to address challenges successfully at all stages of  the project’s lifecycle
  • proceed through the necessary stages of preparation for the CAPM®, PMP®, PMI-ACP® exam.

The training will be useful for:

  • Management at all levels
  • Agile Transformation Agents and Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Tech/Team Leads
  • everyone involved in managing successful teams

Training Program 

The training consists of six one-day modules. The modules include theoretical knowledge and practical examples, recommendations on preparation and passing exams. At the end of each module, participants pass test samples of the certification exams, and the results can be discussed with the trainer.
The training can be purchased as a whole program or each module separately.

Module 1: Project Management Fundamentals, Project Manager’s Role, and Integration Management

Fundamental Project Management Concepts (Foundational Elements)

  • basic terms and concepts of project management
  • project management trends
  • PMBOK and its key components
  • modern standards, project management methodologies
  • Waterfall/Agile project triangle
  • project management processes, product management processes, Waterfall/Agile process maps
  • a three-level project management model, which Waterfall/Agile methodologies are used at what level
  • the influence of internal and external environment of an organization on project activities
  • types of organizational structures with Waterfall/Agile project management functions
  • project phases, project/product lifecycle
  • factors influencing the project
  • project documentation
  • Tailoring. Choice of methodology: Waterfall, Agile, Hybrid Project Management Office (RMS)
  • PMIS - Project Management Software

Project Manager’s Role

  • project manager’s tasks
  • project management roles
  • areas of responsibility, areas of project manager’s influence 
  • project manager's code of ethics
  • project manager’s competencies in Waterfall/Agile projects: technical project management skills, strategic and business management skills, leadership skills, servant leadership, performing integration

Project Integration Management (Integration Management)

  • Integration Management processes, inputs, outputs, tools
  • Project Charter: a basic project document, its content for Waterfall/Agile projects
  • Project Management Plan
  • knowledge management
  • monitoring and control of project implementation 
  • integrated change management (Change Management)
  • project closure, an iteration, or phases

Module 2: Scope and Schedule Management 

Project Content Management (Scope Management)

  • scope management processes, inputs, outputs, tools
  • project requirements collection, the scope of work (SOW)
  • requirements prioritization methods
  • visualization of requirements for team management
  • requirements stability management
  • Requirements management plan, requirements list, backlog
  • product metrics, value analysis
  • requirements traceability matrix
  • Project Scope Statement (PSS)
  • project/product acceptance criteria
  • Work Breakdown Structure – a project/product decomposition tool
  • project validation and content control

Schedule Management

  • Schedule Management processes, inputs, outputs, tools
  • scheduling methods (Rolling wave, Decomposition, On-demand)
  • definition of links and dependencies, a  level of connectivity of tasks/kits
  • how to take into account the Enterprise Environment Factors (EEF), Organizational Process Assets (OPA) in planning of the schedule
  • schedule models
  • decision boundaries (Control Thresholds)
  • performance measurement rules - SV, SPI,% of completion
  • schedule visualization
  • Precedence Diagramming Method, types of dependencies in a project
  • Gantt Chart, a Milestone List, leads & lags
  • Project Schedule Network Diagram
  • methods to estimate the duration of operations: analog, parametric, three-point, bottom-up, reserve analysis, analysis of alternatives
  • project planning: network diagram analysis, critical path method, graphics compression, “what if” data analysis, Monte Carlo analysis, resource optimization, lead and lag, release planning
  • metrics and schedule control.

Module 3: Cost and Quality Management

Cost Management

  • Cost Management processes, inputs, outputs, tools
  • investment management – Payback Period, ROI, IRR, PV, NPV, Cash flow, CAPEX, OPEX
  • cost types
  • operation cost estimation methods: analog, parametric, three-point, bottom-up, reserve analysis, alternative analysis, quality cost, Cost of delay, estimation accuracy: Rough Order of Magnitude, Order Of Magnitude, Budget, Definitive
  • planning and budget management of a project, Cost Baseline, EVM (Earned Value Management), Estimate at Completion (EAC) forecasts
  • metric values – Actual Cost (AC), EV (Earned Value), PV (Planned Value), CPI (Cost Performance Index), SPI (Schedule Performance Index), CV (Cost Variance), SV (Schedule Variance).
  • Technological analysis of a project: Earned Value Analysis (EVA), Variance Analysis, Trend Analysis, Reserve Analysis
  • project budget forecast: EAC (Estimate At Completion), ETC (Estimate to Complete), TCPI (To-complete Performance Index)

Quality Management

  • Quality Management processes, inputs, outputs, tools, interconnections
  • terminology and quality management concepts
  • Quality Management Strategies and Practices in Waterfall /Agile Projects
  • Quality Metrics, Standard Deviation, Normal Distribution, 6 Sigma, Work Performance Information (WPI), Customer satisfaction
  • quality planning: Benchmarking, Cost/Benefit Analysis, Cost of Quality (prevention costs, appraisal costs, failure costs), Multi-Criteria Analysis 
  • quality management: Root cause analysis (RCA), process analysis, quality auditing, Design for X (DIX), other methods for identifying problems that lead to quality degradation.
  • Deming PDCA cycle
  • Visualization of the causes of quality decline:  Ishikawa, the Fishbone diagram, the Affinity Diagram, the Pareto Diagram, Flowcharts, mind mapping, Root cause tree, SIPOC Model, the Scatter diagram
  • Checklists, Check sheets control limits, Questionnaires and surveys,  Statistical sampling, Inspections/Audits, retrospectives

Module 4: Resource and Communications Management

Resource Management

  • Resource Management processes, inputs, outputs
  • key concepts and trends in resource management
  • organizational structures of enterprises, an Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS), a Resource Breakdown Structure (RBS)
  • resource management tools: a Resource management plan, an Assignment (RACI) Matrix, a Team charter
  • project team members’ roles and their levels of authority
  • Resource Management Theories: the Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the Herzberg's Motivation-Hygiene Theory, the McGregor's X/Y Theory, the Expectancy theory
  • resource requirements assessment tools, a baseline from which to measure
  • selection of project resources: Multi-criteria decision analysis, interpersonal and team skills analysis, Virtual Team Formation
  • team development: the Takman model, team roles
  • team performance indicators
  • conflict management tools and team problem solving
  • communication channels in teams

Communications Management

  • Communications Management processes, entrances, exits
  • basic concepts, forms of communication on a project
  • written communication rules
  • rules of verbal communication, necessary skills for effective communication
  • communication tools: active listening, presentation, facilitation, negotiation
  • Communication Management Plan
  • Rules for effective meetings
  • cross-cultural communication

Module 5: Risk, Procurement and Stakeholders Management

Risk Management

  • risk management processes, inputs, outputs
  • risk management terminology, basic concepts
  • risk management planning: a Risk Breakdown Structure, the Probability and Impact Matrix, a Risk Register, the Stakeholder risk appetite
  • risk identification: influence factors, risk identification tools: SWOT analysis, an interview, the Delphi method, checklists, Root Cause Analysis (RCA), constraint analysis, Prompt lists
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis of project risks: additional parameters of risk description, risk probability and impact assessment, Risk Data Quality Assessment, Hierarchical charts, Simulation, Sensitivity analysis
  • risk response planning/implementation: risk response strategies, analysis of alternatives, Decisiontreeanalysis, Ishikawa Chart
  • risk monitoring and visualization: Risk Breakdown Structure, Reserve analysis

Procurement Management

  • Procurement Management processes, inputs, outputs,
  • tender documentation preparation: Procurement Statement of Work (SOW), Terms of Reference (TOR), Request for Quotation (RFQ), Request for Information (RFI)
  • contract types, terms of use, merits and demerits, risks: Firm fixed price (FFP), Fixed price incentive fee (FPIF), Fixed price with economic price adjustments (FPEPA), Cost plus fixed fee (CPFF), Cost plus incentive fee (CPIF), Cost plus award fee (CPAF), Time and material contracts (T&M).
  • Approaches to analysis and selection of suppliers: Least cost, Qualifications only, Quality-based/highest technical proposal score, Quality and cost-based, Sole source, Fixed budget  and tools for working with suppliers, monitoring compliance with conditions, negotiating strategies

Stakeholders Management

  • Stakeholders Management processes, entrances, exits
  • stakeholder identification: roles, interests, level of knowledge, expectations, and level of influence
  • data analysis: Power/interest grid, power/influence grid, or impact/influence grid, Stakeholder cube, Salience model
  • stakeholder management: Mind mapping, Stakeholder engagement assessment matrix, stakeholder engagement level management
  • visualization of project results for stakeholders, rules for effective presentation
  • monitoring project involvement/satisfaction

Module 6: Features of Agile Project Management and CAPM®, PMP®, PMI-ACP® Certification

Features  of Agile Project Management

  • Agile values and principles
  • iterative-incremental methodologies, their peculiarities, roles, artifacts, ceremonies
  • PDLC product development life-cycle
  • Agile processes, inputs, outputs
  • Project Vision
  • Product Vision, Elevator Pitch, User Persona
  • Team Charter/Manifesto
  • Product Requirements, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Backlog
  • Product Road Map, planning in Agile projects
  • requirements prioritization technics for a product: MoSCoW, Kano analysis, Top-tasks analysis, Cost of delay, Dot voting
  • Product Description in Story Mapping
  • Agile metrics: Velocity, Burndown Chart, Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFD), S-curve, Wait Time, Kanban board, WSJF (Weighted Shortest Job First)
  • release/sprint planning tools
  • User Stories preparation. The INVEST method. User Stories evaluation, Story Points
  • cost estimation/the duration of tasks, the dependencies determination
  • Change Management peculiarities in Agile
  • Agile Contracts: Capped Time and Materials, Target Cost, Incremental Delivery
  • Daily Stand-up, Retrospective, Demo - goals, facilitation rules, and team assessment tools

CAPM®, PMP®, PMI-ACP® certification path

  • where to start, how to prepare, how much time to devote
  • ‘how to apply for an exam’ tips, payment, audit of the data provided
  • exam: dos & don’ts, peculiarities, duration, the pass rate
  • exam passed successfully, what's next?

Price of the full course:

Early bird (until August 31) - 15000 UAH
Just in Time (until September 28) - 17000 UAH
Last Call (from September 29) - 20000 UAH

Cost per 1 module:

3500 UAH 


who teaches
Ciklum & E5 Trainings