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PM certification

Classroom training: 2 days

Webinar: 3 hours

Course goes through the certification requirements for the chosen certificate (IPMA / PMI) and corresponding project management knowledge areas. Lectures are supported with practical examples and exercises, which make it easier to prepare for the certification exam. Certificate is a generally accepted proof of project management knowledge and often the requirement for getting a new job or contract. Instructions together with the experience requirements can be found at www.pmi.org for PMI's certificate and at national project management association's webpage (in Finland this would be PMAF's webpage at http://www.pry.fi/en/) for IPMA's certificate. Course includes the following elements:

  • ISO 21500 Guidance on Project Management
  • certification requirements for the chosen certificate
  • elements of the chosen certification standard IPMA competence baseline or PMI's PMBOK® Guide (A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge) — Fifth Edition
  • characteristics of projects and project management
  • project lifecycle and definition
  • project requirements
  • project organisation and breakdown
  • schedule management
  • resource management
  • cost management and project profitability
  • project control and change management
  • Earned Value method
  • project quality and risk management
  • project reporting and close-out
  • summary and review questions

Target audience: project & program managers and coordinators, project portfolio managers, project team members, schedule, quality and risk management professionals, middle and upper level management, business controllers, analysts and experts

Working methods: lectures followed with groupwork, exercises and review questions

Prerequisites: basic experience or training such as 'Get started in PM' is recommended

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