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PMBOK - Part 1 Tutorial

The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide is a set of guidelines and best practices put together by the Project Management Institute (PMI). It is also the focus of the most widely recognized project management certification available: the Project Management Professional credential. This VTC course is part one of a four part series meant to provide users with a thorough understanding of the PMBOK Guide and complete preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam and the Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) exam. This course will provide users with a high-level overview of the entire PMBOK Guide and will set the foundation for the courses that follow. Users will gain an understanding of the project life cycle and project phases as managed by the PMBOK Guide's project management processes. Work Files are included. To begin learning PMBOK - Part 1, simply click on one of the movie links.

* This PMBOK course series is based on the third edition of the PMBOK guide. VTC has provided update notes that work in conjunction with this series, allowing users to review changes and updates that are necessary for taking the PMBOK 4th edition exam. These notes are found in "Updated Notes" section. Upon completing the VTC PMBOK Part 1-4 series, students should then move on to complete the following course: PMBOK Guide Update (4th Edition), which provides a review of the 42 project management processes now presented in the PMBOK® Guide, 4th edition.


Course Contents
The Project Management Institute
Understanding the PMBOK Guide pt. 1
Understanding the PMBOK Guide pt. 2
How to Get the Most from this Course


Exam Qualifications: PMP
Exam Overview: PMP
Exam Qualifications: CAPM
Exam Overview: CAPM
Certification Benefits
Applying for the Exam pt. 1
Applying for the Exam pt. 2
Formulating Your Study Plan

Introduction to Project Management

Definition of a Project
Progressive Elaboration
Projects vs. Operational Work
Definition of Project Management
Exam Practice Review

Program & Portfolio Management

Program Management
Portfolio Management
Program Management Office

Project Management Framework Basics

Project Management Skill Set
Application Area / Standards & Regulations
General Management & Interpersonal Skills
The Project Environment
Exam Practice Review

Organizational Structures

Organizational Structure Overview
Functional pt. 1
Functional pt. 2
Matrix pt. 1
Matrix pt. 2
Matrix pt. 3
Exam Practice Review

Project Life Cycle

Project Life Cycle Overview
Project Phases
Project Life Cycle Terms
Project Life Cycle Trends
Product vs. Project Life Cycle
Exam Practice Review


Ingredients for a Successful Project
Process Groups Overview
Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle
Process Flow & Summary

Initiating Process Group

Introduction to Process Review
Process Group Flow

Planning Process Group

Processes pt. 1
Processes pt. 2
Processes pt. 3
Processes pt. 4
Processes pt. 5
Processes pt. 6
Processes pt. 7
Processes pt. 8
Processes pt. 9
Process Group Flow

Executing Process Group

Processes pt. 1
Processes pt. 2
Processes pt. 3
Process Group Flow

Monitoring & Controlling Process Group

Processes pt. 1
Processes pt. 2
Processes pt. 3
Processes pt. 4
Processes pt. 5
Process Group Flow

Closing Process Group

Process Group Flow

Putting the Processes Together

Process Interactions
Practice Exam Review pt. 1
Practice Exam Review pt. 2

Knowledge Area Overview

The Knowledge Areas
Project Integration Management
Project Scope Management
Project Time Management
Project Cost Management
Project Quality Management
Project Human Resources Management
Project Communications Management
Project Risk Management
Project Procurement Management
Major Project Documents

Social & Professional Responsibility (PMP)

Professional Responsibility
Culture Shock
Exam Practice Review

Course Summary

Review of Terms pt. 1
Review of Terms pt. 2
Review of Terms pt. 3
Review of Terms pt. 4
Course Review


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