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Project Management Professionals

Project Management Professional is an internationally recognized professional designation offered by the Project Management Institute.

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Course Overview

Comprehensive Guide to Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

The PMI Project Management Professionals course covers key skills, tools, and techniques to successfully manage projects. It covers project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management. Students will learn best practises and strategies for project success, as well as how to use tools such as agile methodologies and project management software. 

Upon completion, students be better equipped to manage complex projects and deliver results that meet stakeholder expectations. They will also have the knowledge and skills required to earn the highly respected PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.  


Who Should Get Certified

This course is suitable for:

Project Managers 

Project Coordinators and Assistants

Team Leaders 


Course Objectives

Course Curriculum

  • Getting to know the participants

  • Introduction to PMI®

  • PMP® Certification – advantages 

  • PMP® Certification – process and fees related information 
  • PMP ® Application procedures – instructions on how to fill in the form 
  • PMP® examination – information on the split of questions, question pattern 
  • PMP® examination – tips on how to prepare and take the examination (this theme will be reiterated throughout the course) 
  • PMP® – fulfilling the CCR requirements 
  • Familiarization with the course outline 
  • Familiarization with the protocols and timings 
  • Expectation setting and clarifications 
  • Introductory quiz – to assess the current level of familiarization of the participants with PMBOK® concepts and assess the gaps 
  • What are projects? 
  • Projects vs. operations 
  • Project management and the role of project manager 
  • The concept of progressive elaboration 
  • PMBOK® guide structure 
  • Interrelationship of project management with general management concepts 
  • The concept of program management and portfolio management 
  • The concept of Project Management Office (PMO) 
  • Multiple modes of operations of PMO
  • Quiz – introduction to project management 
  • The concept of project lifecycle and its characteristics

  • Phases defining the project lifecycle 

  • Stakeholders in a project 
  • Varying types of project organizational structures – functional, matrix and projectized – their advantages and disadvantages 
  • Quiz – project management context 
  • Project management vs. product-oriented processes

  • Description of five process groups in the project lifecycle and their interactions

  • Characteristics and components of process groups 

  • Process interactions / customization of processes 
  • Mapping of project management processes across the process groups and knowledge areas 
  • Quiz – project management processes 
  • The role of integration management in project execution 
  • Description of multiple ways in a project can arise 
  • SOW – its characteristics 
  • Description of     enterprise     environmental     factors     and organizational assets which can impact a project 
  • Business case and continued business justification 
  • Project charter – its characteristics 
  • Project strategic alignment 
  • Description of   various   project   selection   methods – like mathematical models and financial criteria like ROI, NPV, IRRetc. 
  • Benefit realization 
  • Learning from lessons 
  • Project management plan development 
  • Contents of the project management plan 
  • PMIS – its role in effective project management 
  • Directing and managing project work 
  • The role of configuration management system in a project environment 
  • Monitoring and controlling project work 
  • Performing integrated change control 
  • How to manage changes in a project? 
  • Change control management activities involved in a project 
  • Role of change control board in project environment 
  • Closing a project (or a phase) 
  • Multiple types of closures (administrative closure and financial closure) 
  • Update on process to organizational process assets 
  • Quiz – project integration management 
  • Project scope vs. Product scope and their interrelationships 

  • Importance of scope management plan in the project 
  • Collect requirements process 
  • Define scope process 
  • Project scope statement – how to prepare and update? 
  • WBS – its key role in project management 
  • Creating and managing WBS 
  • Interactions of WBS with other breakdown structures used in project environment. 
  • Validate scope process 
  • Scope validation vs. Quality control 
  • Control scope process 
  • Quiz –project scope management 


  • Importance of time management in a project environment 
  • Define activities process 
  • Sequence activities process 
  • Multiple types of dependencies across activities 
  • Precedence diagramming method 
  • Estimating activity resource process 
  • Estimating activity duration process 
  • Various duration estimating procedures – top-down, bottom-up, analogous, parametric etc. 
  • The concept of contingency in time management 
  • Develop schedule process 
  • The importance of calendars in the scheduling process 
  • The importance of critical path in project management 
  • Critical path computation and explanation of its characteristics 
  • Application of techniques like fast tracking, crashing, resource optimization, PERT etc. in schedule development 
  • Use of modelling techniques in scheduling 
  • Critical chain applications 
  • Schedule l data-descriptions 
  • Control schedule process revision of schedules 
  • Quiz – project time management 
  • The importance of cost management in projects

  • Project lifecycle costing vs. product lifecycle costing

  • Cost management plan and its use in cost control

  • Estimating costs process

  • Cost management plan and its use in cost control

  • Analogous, parametric, and bottom – up methods of cost estimating

  • Multiple types of cost estimates – order of magnitude and definitive estimates.

  • Determine budget process

  • Cost baseline and its management 

  • Control costs process 
  • Planning quality management process 
  • Cost and schedule performance indices and their use in forecasting 
  • Multiple methods of depreciation 
  • Quiz – project cost management 
  • Project quality vs. product quality

  • Concepts of quality management

  • Project management vis-à-vis quality management

  • Current themes in quality management

  • Planning quality management process 

  • Project quality management plan and process improvement plan
  • Perform quality assurance process 
  • The role of quality audits in quality management 
  • Perform quality control process 
  • Seven basic tools of quality control – including control charts, cause and effect diagrams, pareto diagrams, stratification, histograms, scatter diagrams etc. 
  • Applicability of normal distribution in SQC process capability definitions pioneers of quality – Deming, Juran, Crosby etc. and their key contributions 
  • Cost of quality / cost of non-quality concepts 
    • Quiz – project quality management 
  • Developing human resource management plan process

  • Organizational planning and structures

  • Description of OBS and RBS

  • RAM and RACI Charts

  • How staffing management plan enables HR management?

  • Acquire project team process

  • Managing virtual teams in a project environment

  • Building effective project teams

  • Develop project team process

  • Importance of trainings in project team development

  • Delegation for effective management

  • Multiple stages of team development

  • Manage project team process

  • Performance appraisals of team members

  • Types of power – de-facto and personal powers

  • Project managers’ leadership styles

  • Conflict handling –multiple models

  • How to motivate team members?

  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

  • Fredrick Herzberg’s two-factor theory

  • Theory X, Y and Z descriptions and their application to project management

  • Expectancy theories 

    Quiz – project human resource management 
  • Planning communications management process

  • Project communications structures 

  • Communications requirements   analysis   in   the   project environment 
  • Communication channels in a project 
  • Communications management plan 
  • Sender receiver models in the project environment 
  • Manage communications process 
  • Communication methods – push, pull and interactive 
  • Control communication process 
  • Reporting performance 
  • Obstacles in cross-cultural communication 
  • Quiz – project communications management 
  • Risk management cycle in a project environment

  • Plan risk management process

  • Importance of    risk    management    plan    in    the    risk management lifecycle

  • Types of risks which can impact a project

  • Risk register preparation and updating 

  • Perform qualitative risk analysis process 

  • Probability impact matrix and its use in risk management 

  • Perform quantitative risk analysis process 

  • Use of varying simulation techniques 

  • Application of decision tree analysis and sensitivity analysis tools to risk management 

  • Plan risk responses process 

  • Strategies of risk response for positive and negative risks 

  • Different types of risks – primary risks, secondary risks, residual risks etc. 

  • Risk register updating 

  • Monitor and control risks process 

  • Use of risk audits, reserve analysis and variance and trend analysis in monitoring and control of risks 

  • Corrective and preventive actions in risk management process Identify risks process 

  • Risk identification   facilitators – brainstorming, Delphi techniques, SWOT analysis, documentation review, checklist analysis etc.
  • Why procurement is important for projects? 

  • Procurement management lifecycle 
  • Project manager’s   procurement   management responsibilities 
  • Plan procurement management process 
  • Centralized vs. decentralized procurement organizations 
  • Make or buy analysis 
  • Major types of contracts – including FFP, cost plus, T&M and their variations 
  • Risks associated with various types of contracts 
  • Importance of procurement management plan 
  • Creating procurement SOW and procurement documents 
  • Conduct procurements process 
  • Various types of procurement documents – including RFP, RFQ, IB etc. 
  • Source selection criteria to analyze vendor responses 
  • Source selection process 
  • Application of    screening    and    weighting    systems    in procurements selection 
  • Use of independent estimates 
  • Contract negotiations process 
  • Multiple negotiation tactics 
  • Contracts – their legal implications 
  • Control procurements process 
  • Contract change – how to manage them more effectively 
  • Dispute management processes 
  • Contract documentation file 
  • Discharge of contracts 
  • Close procurements process 
  • Quiz – project procurement management 
  • Identify stakeholder process

  • Conducting stakeholder analysis – power-interest grid

  • Creating the stakeholder register 

  • Plan stakeholder management process 
  • Stakeholder engagement levels 
  • Stakeholder engagement assessment matrix 
  • Manage stakeholder engagement process 
  • Control stakeholder engagement process 
  •  Professional responsibility

  • Professional responsibilities of the project manager

  • Professional responsibilities towards – self-profession-stakeholders-society 

  • Quiz: professional responsibilities [with discussions] 
  • PMP® MOCK test (100 questions) 


Upskilling your employees in this certification offers several advantages, including: 

Enhancing the company’s project management processes through the implementation of best practises and standards 

Improving employee communication and collaboration with project stakeholders, resulting in improved project alignment and buy-in 

Strengthening the company’s leadership capability and team performance for better project outcomes 

Adds credibility to your skills, increase your chances of getting hired and help you achieve career growth

It allows you to keep up with the industry trends and establish influential relationships 
Increases your marketability, allows you to earn a higher salary and add value to any organization you work for 

Increasing the credibility and recognition of the company in the industry by demonstrating a commitment to professional development and knowledge of industry standards


  • Have a secondary degree (high school diploma, associate degree, or the global equivalent) and at least 5 years of project management experience with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education, or 
  • Have a 4-year degree and 3 years of project management experience with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education, or 
  • Have experience in leading and managing projects

Claim With HRD-Corp

We are an authorized training provider of HRD Corp (Human Resources Development Corporation). Our certification training programs are eligible for funding under SBL-Khas Scheme. 

HRD Corp provides training and upskilling opportunities for Malaysian employees who are: 

  • Malaysian citizens or permanent residents
  • Employed in a company that contributes to HRD Corp (employer with 10 or more Malaysian employees, or employers from specific sectors)
  • Registered with the HRD Corp portal and have an activated account
  • Meet the specific requirements for the training program, such as qualifications, skills, or job-specific criteria

Invest in your employees’ professional growth and development by claiming your training with HRD-Corp today! 

Hear What Our Participants Have to Say

Nantiya Buakaew
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Project Manager
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Archetype Group
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