Project Management Professional (PMP)®

Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification established by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), is one of the most valued and respected credentials in project management.  In today’s intensely competitive workplace, the PMP Certification sets the standard and quickly highlights your ability and experience. The PMP Credential is specifically designed to be an unbiased endorsement of your experience, competence and ability in leading project teams.  If you’re a project manager with a minimum of 2-3 years of experience and you want to solidify your skills, stand out among your peers, as well as maximize your career security and earning potential, then attending our PMP Boot Camp is the right choice.  By earning your PMP Certification credential, you will demonstrate that you are dedicated to career excellence and are capable of performing at the highest level in the field of project management.

Benefits of being a PMP®

  • Globally recognized and respected certification. With a 12% increase in PMP®/CAPM® certifications every year, this is the industry standard for Project Managers.
  • PMP certification recognizes your expertise in Project Management. PMP certification shows current and potential employers that you have a solid foundation of project management knowledge.
  • You will be a member of one of the most prestigious professional groups. By attaining the PMP certification, your name will be included in the largest and most prestigious group of certified Project Management Professionals.
  • Better salary. Project Managers with PMP certification earn a higher salary than those who do not have the certification.
  • Better job opportunities. Requirements for qualified Project Managers expected to increase in the future. This means the job market for PMP Certified managers will get better.
  • Globally recognized by leading companies: The PMP certification is endorsed by leading companies. In fact, they encourage their Project Managers to have the PMP certification.

Prerequisites to sit for the PMI® PMP® Certification Exam

  • 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

OR

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

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

– Analyze project risks

– Close the project

– Develop project schedules, cost estimates, and budgets

– Execute project work

– Initiate a project

– Monitor and control project quality, staffing, and communications

– Monitor and control project risks and contracts

– Monitor and control project schedule and costs

– Monitor and control project work

– Plan project procurement

– Plan project quality, staffing, and communications

– Plan project work

In summary the key outcomes upon completion of this course will allow participants to be able to:

  • Identify the ten knowledge areas of the PMBOK® Guide
  • Review the ten knowledge areas and the related project processes
  • Describe the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential exam process and format

Course Covers

When Project Management processes are grouped logically, they form Process Groups.   The PMBOK Guide requires the use of all 5 Process Groups in every Project. However, the rigor of implementation of the processes in these Process Groups vary according to the complexity and risk for the specific project. The processes in the Process Groups guide the project manager in application of Project Management knowledge and skills related to a project, in order to meet the project objectives.  The 5 Process Groups are:

Initiating: These processes help you define a new piece of work – either a complete new project or the phase you are about to begin. They ensure you have authority to proceed.

Planning: These processes help you define objectives and scope out the work to be done. They also encompass all the work around planning and scheduling tasks. Again, they can cover a complete project or just the phase you are working on right now. Or you might be closing one phase and planning the next in parallel.

Executing: You do these processes as you carry out your project tasks. This is the ‘delivery’ part of project management, where the main activity happens and you create the products.

Monitoring and Controlling: These processes let you track the work that is being done, review and report on it. They also cover what happens when you find out the project isn’t following the agreed plan, so change management falls into this Process Group. You’ll run these processes alongside those in the Executing Group (mainly, but alongside the other Groups too) so you monitor as you go.

Closing: Finally, these processes let you finalize all the tasks in the other Groups when you get to the point to close the project or phase.

Though the Process Groups appear to be discrete and laid out in a specific order, in practice they overlap and interact in several ways. Most processes are iterative and are repeated during the project.  

Next there are what are called Knowledge Areas. There are ten Knowledge Areas and the order that they appear in the PMBOK® Guide is the following:

-Project Integration Management

-Project Scope Management

-Project Time Management

-Project Cost Management

-Project Quality Management

-Project Human Resource Management

-Project Communications Management

-Project Risk Management

-Project Procurement Management

-Project Stakeholder Management.

Each Knowledge Area represents a complete area of specialization including jargon, tools, concepts and tasks. Depending on the project you’ll need to know more or less about each one – However, in order to achieve your PMP® credential you’ll have to answer questions on each of them.  The Knowledge Areas describe what a project manager needs to know, and the Process Groups describe what a project manager needs to do.

What makes PMO Advisory the best choice for your Project Management Training and/or Consulting needs?  First of all the company is founded by Te Wu who holds the following PMI certifications; PfMP, PgMP, PMP, and PMI-RMP (Portfolio, Program, Project and Risk Management, Professional), and is an assistant professor at Montclair State University, and a visiting/adjunct professor at New York University, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Touro Graduate School of Business. Te founded PMO Advisory LLC, a management training and consulting firm that specializes in strategic business execution including portfolio, program, and project management.   Hence the foundation of PMO Advisory is rooted in project management expertise coupled with educational attainment.   We are uniquely capable as we serve the full spectrum of project management (portfolio, program, and project management) and leverage that in our consulting and advisory services.

We’re experienced professionals.  We speak human. We don’t clutter our communication with consultant-speak designed to make frameworks more difficult to understand than they or your issues are. We prefer to keep our language and our solutions friendly, simple and effective.  You’re not just hiring another training or consulting firm, you’re partnering with experienced professionals who will not only meet, but exceed, your expectations. We provide effective education that is grounded in years of successful application, not opinion or personal preference.  We focus on what makes our clients successful.

We care about your success.  YES, we really do!  We don’t just get to know you or your business, we take a sincere interest and genuinely want to help you and or your business realize lofty goals.  We want to know all about your vision for your career and/or company.   We personally invest ourselves in each trainee and every project we work on. Our programs will provide you and your business with a clear road map to success.

We’ve done our homework.  We’re extremely knowledgeable about serving busy people with busy lives and training trends. We embrace contemporary learning initiatives because we’ve seen first-hand the fantastic results that they produce. Whether you’re looking for a hybrid training of online and in-person / in classroom; whether organizational training or executive coaching or leadership training, you can be sure PMO Advisory is educated on a variety of solutions to meet your needs.

We are committed to quality.  We don’t settle for anything but the best, and neither should you when it comes to training. We’ve worked hard to find the best ways to provide our clients with affordable project management training programs and reasonable scheduling options without sacrificing the quality of our services.

We’re flexible, agile and cost-effective.  Because we are a small firm, we’re also responsive, flexible and agile. We adapt as your needs change, with a speed, efficiency and cost-effectiveness that larger firms just can’t match.  PMO Advisory does more than just deliver our project management training and management programs to you. We also make sure that the resources in your organization who will be implementing the programs know exactly how they work, why they work and how to help them evolve. We will make sure you’re set up for success before our work is done!

Our client satisfaction commitment.  A positive client service experience which meets (and ideally exceeds) your expectations is the goal behind all of our business interactions. Continually improving our service experience is the cornerstone of our operations.  Measurement and feedback are critical to achieving these goals. We continually collect client feedback — formal and informal; both good and not-so-good — and share it across the company. When the feedback is good, our employees are motivated to repeat and improve on their performance.

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Our Philosophy and Values

PMO Advisory is a PMI® Registered Education Provider (R.E.P. #4172)  and proud to be one the very few PMI® registered firms able to offer Portfolio (PfMP®), Program (PgMP®), Project (PMP®),  and Risk (PMI-RMP®) Management Certification Training. We make tremendous effort to understand our clients, their needs and interest and align our products and services  accordingly.   Because we are a small firm we’re agile, responsive, and will adapt our training programs as your needs change with a speed larger firms just can’t match.  We’re committed to getting individuals, small teams, and organizations professionally trained and transformed in line with set goals.  You are guaranteed a positive client service experience which meets (and ideally exceeds) your expectations, this is our goal behind all of our business interactions.  Specifically we promise to:

1. Focus on the benefit of the training as it relates to each customer’s individual needs.

2. Be responsible and accountable for each customer’s success.

3. Always act with integrity and dignity when dealing with customers, vendors and employees.

4. Always EXCEED the client’s expectations.

Te Wu, Founder & CEO

PMO Advisory Introduces a $699 In-person Classroom Project Management Professional, PMP®, Training Course, Aligned with Upcoming Release of the New PMI® PMBOK® Guide

The September 2017 release of the new PMI® PMBOK® Guide will contain more of an emphasis on agile, adaptive and iterative project management practices. The new PMBOK® Guide will also contain a new chapter on the role of the project manager which discusses the PMI Talent Triangle™ and the skill sets organizations demand that make project managers more competitive and relevant – technical project management, leadership, and strategic and business management.

Aligned with the release of the new PMI® PMBOK® Guide, PMI® Registered Education Provider, PMO Advisory will be introducing to the New York City region a $699 in-person classroom PMP training curriculum and course designed to enable passing PMI®’s Project Management Professional, PMP®, certification exam on the first try.

The $699 price is limited so email us to receive your unique coupon and special price offer!

When it comes to professional education and training, distance or virtual education has become an increasingly common alternative to classroom-based learning, largely driven by the lesser cost. In PMO Advisory introducing to the New York City region a $699 in-person classroom Project Management Professional, PMP®, training curriculum and course, those seeking PMI® PMP® certification now have a choice.

Richness of information and memorable experiences are realized through behavior and body language, including one’s mannerisms, gestures, tone, language, and volume of voice, all of which is part of the in-person classroom experience. With face-to-face learning education is retained and the curriculum “sticks”, better ensuring passing the PMI® Project Management Professional, PMP®, certification exam on the first try.

Project Managers are becoming indispensable to their organizations. By 2020, 700,000 more project management jobs will be created in the U.S., according to the Project Management Institute (PMI®). The PMP® Certification is important to IT professionals along with those with careers in construction, telecommunications, finance, healthcare, energy, pharma, and other industries. There has never been a better time to consider earning the PMI® Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification. PMO Advisory is committed to offering the best value and experience in Project Management.

 

3 Day PMP® Certification Training Bootcamp based on the PMBOK® 6.0 Guide

2017 Schedule

Dec 13 – 15 Manhattan (NYC)

Project management training will be beneficial to you if you are new to project management. You will be able to demonstrate your skills to employers even if you have less experience than other candidates. It can also get your career off to a strong start.  If you are a current project manager with years of experience, you might still want project management training to help you take the next step in your career. Advanced training could be what you need for your next promotion or to improve your job performance.

Even if you aren’t a project manager, project management courses can help you achieve better success with any task or project in the workplace because they offer practical skills that can be applied to many jobs.  In addition, no matter your career role or the stage of your career, it’s certain that project management training and classes can make your resume stand out in a competitive job market. Hiring managers are looking for proof that you can reliably take a project from start to finish. This type of training shows that you have learned project management skills and are dedicated to the profession.

  1. What is the PMP Certification Examination?

The PMP examination is comprised of 200 mutually-exclusive, four-option, multiple-choice questions. The exam is designed to test for an understanding of how to apply project management practices to achieve project objectives.

  1. What are the education or work experience requirements needed?

Candidates must complete the verification section of the online application to apply to take the PMP Exam. There are two sets of experience requirements depending on whether or not an applicant holds a baccalaureate degree.

For candidates who hold a baccalaureate degree:

  • 4,500 hours minimum PM experience gained within the last 8 years prior to application and covering at least 36 unique, non-overlapping months are required. This experience must include leading and directing the project. If the applicant worked on multiple projects during the same month, the hours count toward the 4,500 hours required, but any month in which an applicant was working on more than one project would only count as one month toward the 36 months required.
  • At least 35 contact hours of specific instruction that addresses learning objectives in project management are required. Hours may include content on project quality, scope, time, cost, human resources, communications, risk, procurement, integration, or stakeholder management. Instruction may be delivered by a PMI Registered Education Provider*, university or college, internal corporate learning program, distance-learning program, or any other formal learning resource. No time limit is associated with when the 35 hours were accrued.

For candidates who do not hold a baccalaureate degree:

  • 7,500 hours minimum PM experience gained within the last 8 years prior to application and covering at least 60 unique, non-overlapping months are required. This experience must include leading and directing the project. If the applicant worked on multiple projects during the same month, the hours count toward the 7,500 hours required, but any month in which an applicant was working on more than one project would only count as one month toward the 60 months required.
  • At least 35 contact hours of specific instruction that addresses learning objectives in project management are required. Hours may include content on project quality, scope, time, cost, human resources, communications, risk, procurement, integration, or stakeholder management. Instruction may be delivered by a PMI Registered Education Provider*, university or college, internal corporate learning program, distance-learning program, or any other formal learning resource. No time limit is associated with when the 35 hours were accrued.

*PMO Advisory  is a PMI Registered Education Provider, providing quality educational opportunities to project managers.

  1. What is the cost of the exam?

Cost for PMI members is $405.

Cost for nonmembers is $555.

The cost for PMI membership is $129/year (plus a $10 application fee).. Membership in a local PMI chapter is an additional fee which varies by chapter. Check the PMI website for the chapter fees.

  1. How can candidates apply to sit for the exam?

Candidates must complete an application. Candidates are encouraged to apply online at pmi.org. (Printable application forms are available at pmi.org.) Once started, the application may not be cancelled but may be saved unfinished. It will remain open for 90 days.

  1. How long does it take for PMI HQ to process the application?

Online applications are typically processed within five business days. Individual applications submitted by mail take approximately 10 business days. Corporate applications submitted by mail take 20 business days.

  1. How will the applicant know if the application has been processed?

Once the application and fee have been processed, PMI will electronically send the Examination Scheduling Instructions, confirming that the applicant is eligible to take the exam.

  1. After the application has been processed, how long do candidates have to take the exam?

Eligibility is good for one year from the day that the application was approved. The exam may be taken three times within the eligibility period should applicants not pass on the first attempt.

  1. How many hours of study time are necessary to pass the exam?

Although it certainly depends on individual learning styles and comfort level with exams of this type, students should expect to spend around 40-50 hours studying for the exam in addition to the time spent in the classroom.

  1. What study materials are needed to prepare for the exam?

PMO Advisory provides complete course materials to its PMP Certification Preparation students. Besides hundreds of pages of useful information, study aids, and references, students in our classes also receive a 90-day subscription to our PMP Online Simulation Exam with over 500 practice test questions. Candidates are advised to purchase the current edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, available at the PMI Bookstore or other retailers. PMI Members have access to a free e-copy of the PMBOK Guide online that may be downloaded and printed. (Note that the entire document is over 600 pages.)

Sample exam questions and suggested reading are also available on the PMI web site.

  1. How many questions are asked in the PMP exam?

The PMP examination is comprised of 200 mutually-exclusive, four-option, multiple-choice questions.

  1. How do candidates schedule time to sit for the exam?

Once eligible to take the exam, the examination scheduling instructions received from PMI will instruct the applicant to contact Prometric at www.prometric.com to select a date and location for taking the exam. The PMP exam is a computer-based exam and may be scheduled by applicants at any time available at any of the Prometric sites.

Information about site locations and scheduling may be found at Prometric’s website. Select the “Professional Licensure and Certification” for test type and “Project Management Institute” for testing program.

  1. What if a candidate has to cancel after scheduling the exam?

You may reschedule or cancel your exam if done at least two full days prior to your exam date. However, canceling or rescheduling the exam within 30 days of a scheduled exam date will incur a rescheduling fee. Be sure to confirm the cancellation/rescheduling guidelines with Prometric when scheduling the exam.

  1. What if candidates do not pass the exam?

Candidates who do not pass the exam may retake the exam two more times for a total of three times within one year of application approval. If candidates are not able to pass the PMP certification exam within their one-year eligibility period, they must wait one year from the date of the last attempt to reapply for the PMP credential. Applicants who chose to apply for a different PMI credential, such as the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®), may do so at any time.

  1. What if I need to retake the PMP® Certification Preparation class?

PMO Advisory is committed to helping you pass the PMP Certification exam the first time. If you take one of our public PMP Certification Prep classes and don’t pass the exam, or if you were unable to take the exam after attending a class for some reason and need to retake the class as a refresher contact us and we’ll devise a study regime that works for you.  

  1. What is the cost to retake the exam?

Cost for PMI members, $275. Cost for nonmembers, $375.

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