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Project Management Professional (PMP)®

Certification Program PMP®

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.



Aligning Project Management with Organizational Strategy gives an in-depth analysis of the process leading from business strategy formation to portfolio selection and the project and project manager's role. For over a decade, Xebia Project Management Competency Development Programs have been advancing organizational and individual project performance.

Our programs help organizations execute, govern and measure their project portfolios to enhance their business performance. Project Management Competency Development Programs provided by Xebia help link projects to the business strategy, apply and maintain alignment of the project strategy, and manage the expectations and interests of those who have a stake in the project outcome.

This four-days Project Management training program is designed to help aspiring professionals to empower the current & future project managers to manage project efficiently & effectively through the Project Management Life cycle.

This course is taught by trainers who have years of experience in training and who have been practicing project and program management with some of the top organizations across industries.

This workshop would be helping the participants with the requirement of the execution projects, the workshop also aims to train them to be effective Project Managers.

Course Curriculum


Sub topic


Getting to know the participants



Introduction to Project Management

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)



Project Management Context

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        



Project Management Processes

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



Project Integration Management

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)


Updation process to organizational Process assets



Project Scope 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



Project Time 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 Modeling techniques in Scheduling


Critical Chain applications


Schedule l data- descriptions


Control Schedule process Revision of schedules



Project Cost 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


Application of Earned value management techniques for Cost Management


Cost and Schedule Performance Indices and their use in Forecasting


Multiple methods of Depreciation



Project Quality 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



Project Human Resource Management 

Developing Human Resource Management Plan process


Organizational Planning & 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



Project Communications 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



Project Risk 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


Identify Risks process


Risk identification facilitators – Brainstorming, Delphi techniques, SWOT Analysis, Documentation Review, Checklist Analysis etc


Risk Register preparation and updation


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 updation


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



Project Procurement Management

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 – incl. RFP, RFQ, IB etc.


Source Selection criteria to analyze vendor responses


Source selection process


Application of Screening and Weighting systems in Procurements selection


Contract negotiations process


Application of Seller rating systems


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



Project Stakeholder Management

Identify Stakeholders 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


Who Should Apply?

An experienced project manager who meets the following requirements:

  • Perform their duties under general supervision and are responsible for all aspects of the project for the life of the project
  • Lead and direct cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of schedule, budget and resources
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and experience to appropriately apply a methodology to projects that have reasonably well-defined project requirements and deliverables.


  • For more information, see Application Tips. Complete application requirements and role definition can be found in the PMP Handbook .
  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 7,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education


  • Four-year degree
  • 4,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education


The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers.

You can find PMPs leading projects in nearly every country and, unlike other certifications that focus on a particular geography or domain, the PMP® is truly global. As a PMP, you can work in virtually any industry, with any methodology and in any location.

The PMP can also provide a significant advantage when it comes to salary and earning potential. Among survey respondents to PMI’s Earning Power Salary Survey, those with a PMP certification garner a higher salary (20% higher on average) than those without a PMP certification.*

Employers benefit as well. When more than one-third of their project managers are PMP-certified, organizations complete more of their projects on time, on budget and meeting original goals. (Pulse of the Profession® study, PMI, 2015.)

The PMP signifies that you speak and understand the global language of project management and connects you to a community of professionals, organizations and experts worldwide. Become a PMP and become a project hero. 

Gain and Maintain Your PMP

  • The PMP application will require you to organize your work experience. See what you need to apply.
  • The certification exam has 200 multiple-choice questions, and you have four hours to complete it.
  • To maintain your PMP, you must earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) every three years.

Certification Fee

Member: US$405.00
Non-member: US$555.00


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