PMP 2 - Project Processes and the Project Life Cycle

Course Description:
This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapters 1 and 2 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition. In this course, you will be introduced to the five project management process groups and 10 project management knowledge areas that PMI® sorts all project activities into. You will become familiar with several different types of project life cycle approaches, and discover the "pre-project" assignments and documents that must be in place before a project can be formally initiated.
This course aligns with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition. (The PMBOK® Guide is not included in the cost of this course and must be purchased separately.)
Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe the project life cycle and its common trends and patterns
  • Differentiate among several life cycle approaches and summarize the characteristics of each one
  • Explain the ways in which inputs and outputs of various processes determine the relationship among processes
  • Describe the overlapping nature of the interaction between the processes and process groups
  • Explain the role of the five process groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing
  • Identify the 10 knowledge areas: Project Integration Management, Project Scope Management, Project Schedule Management, Project Cost Management, Project Quality Management, Project Resource Management, Project Communications Management, Project Risk Management, Project Procurement Management, and Project Stakeholder Management
  • Recognize that each of the 49 project management processes identified by PMI® can be classified into one knowledge area and one process group
  • Examine the part that tailoring plays in successful project management
Estimated Length: 3.5 hours
CEUs: 0.5 CEUs | 3.5 PDUs
Learners should have some experience in project management and will need to have access to the Project Management Institute®'s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition.
This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.
Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.
Project Management Institute, PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, Project Management Professional, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, PMI-ACP, PMI Risk Management Professional, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMI-PBA, the PMI Talent Triangle, and the PMI Talent Triangle logo are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Information in this course has been taken from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) — Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2017.
The following list outlines the PDUs you will earn for completing this course, based on the certification you have.
Technical: 0.5 Leadership: 3
Strategic/Business: 0 TOTAL: 3.5
Technical: 0 Leadership: 3
Strategic/Business: 0 TOTAL: 3
Technical: 0 Leadership: 3
Strategic/Business: 0 TOTAL: 3
Technical: 0 Leadership: 3
Strategic/Business: 0 TOTAL: 3
Technical: 0.5 Leadership: 3
Strategic/Business: 0 TOTAL: 3.5
Technical: 0.5 Leadership: 3
Strategic/Business: 0 TOTAL: 3.5


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