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Project Management for CAPM (BPPM-CAPM-01)


Course Description

Learn to master the most proven methods in project management as well as exciting new techniques emerging from current industry and today's most recent research. This course introduces manual techniques perfected during the past 50 years and progressive automated techniques, all consistent with the latest PMBOK Guide. Up to date content covers measuring project management ROI, value to the organization and to customers, and much more. The course's focused approach is ideal for building strong portfolios that showcase project management skills for future interviews. All course content is consistent with the knowledge areas and processes of the latest fifth edition of the PMBOK Guide to give readers an advantage in becoming Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP) if they choose.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

• Define project prioritization, life cycles, and roles
• Identify the steps involved in developing a project management plan
• Comprehend methods for assessing project needs, costs, and risks
• Identify the elements involved in performing and controlling projects
• Describe modern developments and the future of project management


I. Project Management Module 1- Overview of Project Management
a. Defining Project Success
b. Defining Roles
c. Committee Sponsorship/Governance
d. Classification of Projects
e. Project Management Growth
f. Product vs. Project Management
g. Stage-Gate Process
h. Project Life Cycles
i. Organizational Structures
j. Organizational Workflow
k. Matrix Layering
l. Transitional Management
II. Project Management Module 2- The Project Office and Team
a. The Staffing Environment
b. Selecting the Project Manager
c. Skill Requirements for Project Manager
d. Next Generation Project Managers
e. The Project Office
f. Project Organizational Chart
g. Management Functions
h. Controlling
i. Directing
j. Project Authority
k. Communications
l. Facilitation
III. Project Management Module 3- Variables for Success
a. Managing Time and Stress
b. Time Robbers
c. Stress and Burnout
d. Conflicts
e. Conflict Resolution Modes
f. Performance Measurement
g. Professional Responsibilities
h. Virtual Project Teams
i. Exam Study Tips
j. Predicting Project Success
k. Understanding Best Practices
l. Working with Executives
IV. Project Management Module 4- Project Planning
a. Validating Assumptions
b. General Planning
c. Statement of Work
d. Planning Cycle
e. Total Project Planning
f. Fast-Tracking
g. Network Scheduling Techniques
h. Network Fundamentals
i. Slack Time
j. PERT/CPM Models
k. Precedence Networks
l. Critical Chain
V. Project Management Module 5- Pricing and Cost Control
b. Project Graphics
c. Customer Reporting
d. Conventional Presentation Techniques
e. Logic Diagrams/Networks
f. Pricing and Estimating
g. Global Pricing Strategies
h. Labor Distributions
i. Pricing Out the Work
j. Understanding Control
k. Operating Cycle
l. Budgets
m. Cost Baseline
VI. Project Management Module 6- Risk Management
a. Trade-Off Analysis in Project Environment
b. Contracts
c. Industry Trade-Off Preferences
d. Definition of Risk
e. Certainty, Risk, and Uncertainty
f. Risk Identification
g. Qualitative Risk Analysis
h. Quantitative Risk Analysis
i. Learning Curves
j. Cumulative Average Curve
k. Sources of Experience
l. Follow-On Orders
VII. Project Management Module 7- Quality Management
a. Contract Management
b. Plan Procurements
c. Definition of Quality
d. Taguchi Approach
e. ISO 9000
f. Lean Six Sigma and DMAIC
g. Modern Developments in Project Management
h. Project Management Maturity Model (PMMM)
i. Capacity Planning
j. Business of Scope Changes
k. Need for Business Knowledge
l. The Project Office
VIII. Project Management Module 8- Future of Project Management
a. Managing Crisis Projects
b. Life-Cycle Phases
c. Victims vs. Villains
d. Changing Times
e. Complex Projects
f. Complexity Theory
g. Scope Creep
h. Project Health Checks
i. Launching the Venture
j. Obtaining Executive Support
k. Collective Belief
l. Signing Up Customers


12 months




There are no specific prerequisites for this course. Students will need access to both a computer and the internet. Students should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, and be comfortable navigating the internet.

The intended audience for this program is individuals that are seeking to gain employment in the field of Project Management or wishing to enhance their skills in the field of Project Management.


Regardless of your career stage, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® is an asset that will distinguish you in the job market and enhance your credibility and effectiveness working on — or with — project teams.

Organizations with standardized practices attain better results, as shown in our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report. Because the CAPM® recognizes your knowledge of the profession’s preeminent global standard, you’ll stand out to employers and be poised to move ahead.

Project management is a rapidly growing profession. Through 2020, 1.57 million new jobs will be created each year and qualified practitioners are in demand. With the CAPM, you’ll be on the fast track to opportunity.




This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.


Internet Access
• Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
• Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

• Windows hardware configurations and processors are acceptable
• Mac computers MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple's website)
• 1 GB RAM minimum recommended
• Operating Systems
-Windows XP, Vista or 7 and Mac OS X 10 or higher with Windows
• Web Browsers
-Google Chrome is highly recommended
-Internet Explorer is not recommended as it may not display certain menus and links
• Cookies MUST be enabled
• Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
• Kindle Reader App
• Adobe PDF Reader
• Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media.)
• Adobe Flash Player
• Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
• PowerPoint Viewer

The following textbooks will be provided to each student upon registration:

• Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling by Harold R. Kerzner
• A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) by Project Management Institute
• CAPM/PMP Project Management Certification All-In-One Exam Guide by Joseph Phillips

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