PMdistilled e-learning with 35 contact hours

The PMdistilled e-learning with 35 contact hours is designed for the busy professional like you in mind, who do not have access to my 3 day PMdistilled workshops. Sometimes, professionals who do not want to wait untill the next PMdistilled classroom training, start with the PMdistilled e-learning and if required come for the 3 day classroom workshop, just by paying the difference in fees.

Study Plan

PMdistilled e-learning is an instructor led e-learning program, which will take approximately 35 hours of effort from your side to complete it successfully. That means, if you can devote approximately 1 hour, every working day (1×5) and another 5 hours during the weekends, you will be able to complete the program in 4 weeks time. If you are able to spend more time, then the course duration will reduce, accordingly.

To be successful in the PMP(r) certification, knowledge of project management as per PMBOK(r) and exam practice (the final exam comprises of a 4 hour online test, where you will have to answer 200 questions – that means approximately 1 question per minute) is a must, irrespective of your present experience level and knowledge of project management. So let us start with an open mind, assuming that we are here to understand project management as per PMBOK(r).

The course is logically divided into two sections;

The Phase-1 introduces you to key best practices of professional project management.

The Phase-2 gets you ready for the PM certification exam

Upon successful completion of these phases you will receive the certificate from The Project Management Research Institute indicating your successful completion of the 35 contact hours of instructor led training.

Total course effort – 35 hours

Phase-1 – Understanding project management as per the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK)

The following is the study plan

PMessentials (Time required – 8 hours)

This section explains the basic workflow and definitions of project management. This section comprises of 8 modules. Each module comprises of self reading material, videos and online tests. You are allowed to take the online tests multiple times, till you are satisfied with your scores. Once you are happy with your scores, you can submit it for evaluation by the instructor. Then, the instructor evlauates your progress and provides credits against the module.

PMdistilled guide lesson tests

Module-1 Programs, Projects and Subprojects ( 1 hour)

* View the video
* Read the course material
* Take the online test

Module-2 Investing in the right projects ( 1 hour)

* View the video
* Read the course material
* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Module-3 The project management life cycle ( 1 hour)

* View the video
* Read the course material
* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Module-4 The project management knowledge areas ( 1 hour)

* View the video
* Read the course material
* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Module-5 Initiating a project

* View the video
* Read the course material
* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Complete the first scheduled online discussion with the instructor before this stage.

Module-6 Planning a project

* Read the course material

Module 6.1 Scope elaboration ( 1 hour)

* View the video
* Read the course material
* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Module 6.2 Decomposing the detailed scope into a work breakdown structure (WBS) ( 1 hour)

* View the video
* Read the course material
* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Complete the second scheduled online discussion with the instructor before this stage.

Module 6.3 Quality planning ( 1 hour)

* View the video
* Read the course material
* Take the online test
* Sumbit it for evaluation

Module 6.4 Human resource planning ( 1 hour)

* View the video
* Read the course material
* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Module 6.5 Communications planning ( 1 hour)

* View the video
* Read the course material
* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Module 6.6 Risk management planning ( 1 hour)

* View the video
* Read the course material
* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Module 6.7 Plan purchases and acquisitions ( 1 hour)

* View the video
* Read the course material
* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Complete the third scheduled online discussion with the instructor before this stage.

Module 6.8 Activity definition ( 1 hour)

* View the video
* Read the course material
* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Module 6.9 Activity sequencing ( 1 hour)

* View the video
* Read the course material
* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Module 6.10 Activity resource estimation ( 1 hour)

* View the video
* Read the course material
* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Module 6.11 Activity duration estimation ( 1 hour)

* View the video
* Read the course material
* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Module 6.12 Schedule development ( 1 hour)

* View the video
* Read the course material
* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Module 6.13 Cost estimation and budgeting ( 1 hour)

* View the video
* Read the course material
* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Module 6.14 Document project management plan ( 1 hour)

* View the video
* Read the course material
* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Module-7 Executing a project ( 1 hour)

* Read the course material
* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Module 7.1 Perform quality assurance and quality control ( 1 hour)
# View the video
# Read the course material
# Take the online test
# Submit it for evaluation
Module 7.2 Acquire and develop project team ( 1 hour)
# View the video
# Read the course material
# Take the online test
# Submit it for evaluation
Module 7.3 Information distribution ( 1 hour)
# View the video
# Read the course material
# Take the online test
# Submit it for evaluation
Module 7.4 Request seller responses ( 1 hour)
# View the video
# Read the course material
# Take the online test
# Submit it for evaluation
Module 7.5 Select sellers ( 1 hour)
# View the video
# Read the course material
# Take the online test
# Submit it for evaluation
Module – 8 Monitoring and controlling ( 1 hour)
# View the video
# Read the course material
# Take the online test
# Submit it for evaluation
Module-9 Closing a project ( 1 hour)
# View the video
# Read the course material
# Take the online test
# Submit it for evaluation
Module-10 Professional responsibility of a project manager ( 1 hour)
# View the video
# Read the course material
# Take the online test
# Submit it for evaluation
Complete the fourth scheduled online discussion with the instructor before this stage.
Phase-2 Exam readiness module (knowledge area wise)
Module -11 Strategy for preparing for the exam ( 1 hour)

* Watch the video
* Read the reference material (experience sharing)

Module 12 – Project integration management ( 1 hour)

* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Module 13 – Project scope management ( 1 hour)

* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Module 14 – Project time management ( 1 hour)

* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Module 15 – Project cost management ( 1 hour)

* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Module 16 – Project quality management ( 1 hour)

* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

Modue 17 – Project human resource management ( 1 hour)

* Take the online tests
* Submit it for evaluation

Module 18 – Project communications management ( 1 hour)

* Take the online tests
* Submit it for evaluation

Module 19 – Project risk management ( 1 hour)

* Take the online tests
* Submit it for evaluation

Module 20 – Project procurement management ( 1 hour)

* Take the online tests
* Submit it for evaluation

Module 21 – Simulation test (4 hours)

* Take the online test
* Submit it for evaluation

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