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Introduction to PMP

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PMP Lunch and Learn
Introduction and Basic Framework

Introduction to PMBok and PMP
What is PMBok?
Some Concepts and Framework
Types of Organizations
Project Phases
Project Management Processes and Knowledge areas

What is PMBok
PMBOK=Project Management Body of Knowledge
Project Management Institute: www.pmi.org
PMBOK Guide
Generally Recognized Good Practices
Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
Responsibility, Respect, Fairness, Honesty
http://www.pmi.org/About-Us/Ethics.aspx
Different Types of Certifications
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
Project Management Professional (PMP)®
Program Management Professional (PgMP)®
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®
PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®
PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®
Concepts and Framework
Project, Program and Portfolio
Project Management Office
Enterprise Environmental Factors (EEF)
Organizational Process Assets (OPA)
Project Lifecycle
A
series of phases
from initiation to closure
Can range from
Predictive
to
Adaptive
Process Groups and Processes
5 Process Groups
47 Processes
Based on Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) aka Deming or Shewhart cycle
Knowledge Areas
10 Knowledge Areas

Each Knowledge Area is a complete set of concepts, terms, and activities that make up a professional, PM, or a specialized field.
Stakeholder influence vs Cost
The Knowledge Areas
Project
Integration
Management
Project
Scope
Management
Project
Time
Management
Project
Cost
Management
Project
Quality
Management
Project
HR
Management
Project
Communication
Management
Project
Risk
Management
Project
Procurement
Management
Project
Stakeholder
Management
Process Groups
Logically related project activities that completes one or more deliverable.

Project Phases
Overlapping
Sequential
Single Phase
PMP Certification and References
References:
A guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBok Guide)
Rita's Exam Prep
http://www.pmi-oc.org/
http://www.pmi.org/
Certification Eligibility:
Secondary Degree + 7500 hours of leading projects or
Four year degree + 4500 hours of leading projects
35 hours of PM education

Organization Structure
Functional, Matrix, Projectized
Matrix = Weak, Balanced, Strong, or composite
Types of LifeCycle
Predictive
Also known as Fully Plan Driven or Waterfall
Proceed through a sequence of overlapping or sequential phases
It's preferred when the final product is well understood or the product has to be delivered in full to have value
Can use rolling wave planning
Iterative and Incremental
Intentionally repeat one or more activities
Iterations develop the product through a series of repeated cycles
Incremental keeps adding features to the product
Good for reducing complexity, managing changing scope, when partial delivery of product is valuable to stakeholders
Adaptive
Also known as Change Driven or Agile
To respond to high level of change and close stakeholder involvement
Great for rapidly changing environments with hard to define scope
PDCA
Project and Project Management
Project
:
A temporary group of activities that produces a product, service, improvement, or result
It is temporary with defined start and end
It has defined scope and resources

Project Management:
The person leading the team responsible for achieving project objectives
Needs many skills not just tool and people skills:
Knowledge
Performance
Personal
Links strategy and the team together
Project, Portfolio, and Program
Portfolio:
Is a collection of
Projects
Programs
Sub-Portfolios
Operations
Is managed as a group to achieve a strategy
Program:
A group of related
Projects
Sub-Programs
Other work
Managed in a coordinated way within a portfolio
Projects:
Can exist outside of a program
Normally should align with the strategy of an organization as part of the portfolio
EEF and OPA!
Enterprise Environmental Factors:
Conditions not under PMs control that influence, constrain, or direct the project
Usually an input to planning
May have positive or negative impact
Examples:
Culture
Stakeholder risk tolerance
Political Climate
Project Management Information System (PMIS )
Organization Process Assets:
Plans, Processes, Policies, Procedures...
During a project the team may update and add value to it
Two main categories:
Processes and Procedures
Corporate Knowledgebase
Project Management Office (PMO)
Centralizes and Standardizes management of projects
Sometimes called Portfolio Management Office
Can be:
Supportive
Controlling
Directive

Responsibility
Make decisions in the best interest of the company not yours!
Only accept assignments that you are qualified to complete
Protect Proprietary info
Report unethical behavior and violations
Respect
Maintain an attitude of mutual cooperation
Respect cultural differences
Engage in good faith negotiations
Be direct in dealing with conflict
Do not use power or position to influence others for your own beneft
Fairness
Act impartial without bribery!
Continuously look for conflicts of interest and disclose them
Do not discriminate against others
Do not use your position for personal or business gain
Honesty
Try to understand the truth
Be truthful in all communications and create an environment where others tell the truth
Maintaining Certification
Need to collect 60 Professional Development Units (PDU)s every 3 years
You can:
Teach
Contribute to the body of knowledge
Network / participate in dinners / presentations /...
Take online courses
Report on work that you do which directly promotes and applies PMP best practices

Processes
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