About the Learn Valley Scholarship for excellence and equal opportunity in learning:
The scholarship is currently available for the PMP Preparation Course in November 20th – 24th 2017.
The Scholarship will cover 50% of the cost of the training (EUR 362).
The Scholarship is available for individuals who demonstrate hard work, are motivated to excel in the field of project management and have intermediate written command of the subject-matter in English.
The aim of the Scholarship is:
- Help motivated professionals achieve their goals by supporting them financially;
- Seed the most suitable applicants for the PMP Preparation Course;
- Create a dynamic class environment that will encourage and amplify the knowledge transfer process during the PMP Preparation Course.
To apply for the Scholarship applicants, need to submit one-page essay (maximum 300 words) in English, covering one of the following 2 topics, related to the PMP Preparation Course:
- What defines a project as successfully completed?
- Which soft-skills are crucial/critical for the PM role?
Please submit your essay at email@example.com.
Deadline for submitting October 25th, 2017.
All applicants will be notified about the results on November 1st, 2017.
Successful applicants need to register for the course latest November 10th, 2017.
In case you have questions or comments regarding the application process please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us +359 889 895 559.
About the Project Management Professional Certification Preparation (PMBOK 5th Ed.):
If you are taking this course, you probably have some professional exposure to the duties of a project manager, or you may be considering embarking on a career in professional project management. Your ability as a project manager to demonstrate best practices in project management—both on the job and through professional certification—is becoming the standard to compete in today’s fast-paced and highly technical workplace. In this course, you will apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to successfully manage projects.
Project managers who have proven skills and experience can find exciting, high-visibility opportunities in a wide range of fields. This course is specifically designed to provide you with the proven, practical body of project management knowledge and skills that you need to demonstrate project management mastery on the job. Additionally, this course can be a significant part of your preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam. The skills and knowledge you gain in this course will help you avoid making costly mistakes and increase your competitive edge in the project management profession.
About the Instructor:
Jordan Serbezov (PMP) holds MSc. in Strategic Management from Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria – „Business & Economics“. Jordan has 14+ years experience in project management, including managerial experience across regions, functions and cultures. Strong projects & teams leader with hands-on experience in strategic management, business operations, transitions & transformations, and customer service.
Currently Jordan holds the position of EMEA Resource Management Center Lead in DXC Technology, where he oversees the Labor Demand & Supply Management, operational & people management of the LDSM teams, escalations, compliance, optimizations & continuous improvement.
Fluent in English and German, Jordan Serbezov lives in Sofia, Bulgaria with his family.
Important note regarding the exam:
Please have in mind that the PMP exam is changing on 26 March 2018. If you schedule your exam on 26 March or later, you will receive an updated version of the exam that references the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition. Anyone taking the exam prior to 26 March 2018 will receive the current version of the exam that references the PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to successfully manage projects.
- Get started with project management fundamentals.
- Identify organizational influences and project life cycle.
- Work with project management processes.
- Initiate a project.
- Plan a project.
- Plan for project time management.
- Plan project budget, quality, and communications.
- Plan for risk, procurements, and stakeholder management.
- Execute a project.
- Manage project work, scope, schedules, and cost.
- Control a project.
- Close a project.
This course is designed for individuals who have on-the-job project management experience (whether or not project manager is their formal job role), who are not certified project management professionals, and who might or might not have received formal project management training. The course is appropriate for these persons if they wish to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, and seek career advancement by moving into a formal project manager job role, as well as to apply for Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Familiarity with project management concepts and some working experience with project management are required. Experience with a specific project management software tool is not required. Basic computing skills and some experience using Microsoft Office is desirable but not required.
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Project Management
Topic A: Components of Project Management
Topic B: Project Management and the Business
Lesson 2: Project Management and the Organization
Topic A: Identify Organizational Influences
Topic B: Project Stakeholders and Governance
Topic C: The Project Team
Topic D: The Project Life Cycle
Lesson 3: Working with Project Management Processes
Topic A: Project Management Processes and Knowledge Areas
Topic B: Identify Project Information
Lesson 4: Initiating a Project
Topic A: Develop a Project Charter
Topic B: Identify Project Stakeholders
Lesson 5: Planning a Project
Topic A: Develop a Project Management Plan
Topic B: Plan Scope Management
Topic C: Collect Project Requirements
Topic D: Define Project Scope
Topic E: Create a WBS
Lesson 6: Planning for Project Time Management
Topic A: Plan Schedule Management
Topic B: Define Project Activities
Topic C: Sequence Project Activities
Topic D: Estimate Activity Resources
Topic E: Estimate Activity Durations
Topic F: Develop a Project Schedule
Lesson 7: Planning Project Budget, Quality, and Communications
Topic A: Plan Project Cost Management
Topic B: Estimate Project Costs
Topic C: Determine the Project Budget
Topic D: Plan Quality Management
Topic E: Plan Human Resource Management
Topic F: Plan Communications Management
Lesson 8: Planning for Risk, Procurements, and Stakeholder Management
Topic A: Plan Risk Management
Topic B: Identify Risks
Topic C: Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
Topic D: Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
Topic E: Plan for Risk Response
Topic F: Plan Project Procurements
Topic G: Plan Stakeholder Management
Lesson 9: Executing a Project
Topic A: Direct and Manage Project Work
Topic B: Perform Quality Assurance
Topic C: Acquire Project Team
Topic D: Develop Project Team
Topic E: Manage a Project Team
Topic F: Manage Communications
Topic G: Conduct Procurements
Topic H: Manage Stakeholder Engagement
Lesson 10: Managing Project Work, Scope, Schedules, and Cost
Topic A: Monitor and Control Project Work
Topic B: Perform Integrated Change Control
Topic C: Validate Project Scope
Topic D: Control Project Scope
Topic E: Control the Project Schedule
Topic F: Control Project Costs
Lesson 11: Controlling the Project
Topic A: Control Project Quality
Topic B: Control Communications
Topic C: Control Project Risks
Topic D: Control Project Procurements
Topic E: Control Stakeholder Engagement
Lesson 12: Closing a Project
Topic A: Close Project or Phase
Topic B: Close Procurements