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PMP and CAPM Preparatory Course Outline
Period: Flexible
Duration:5 days   Duration(Hours): 35
Course Fee: NGN200,000.00
Venue:3 Abiola Segun Ajayi Street, Off Muri Okunola Street, V/Island, Lagos



Course Overview

Whether you are at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level, this training will inject into you the relevant skills and accelerated practical understanding required to manage projects.

The course begins with Project Management Framework which includes introduction to project management, definition of, and relationships among, the basic terms and elements of project management, project life cycle and organization. Next is a broad explanation of Project Management Processes. This is followed by detailed treatment of the 9 knowledge areas, beginning from Project Integration Management, through Scope Management, Time Management, Cost Management, Quality Management, Human Resource Management, Communications Management, Risk Management and Procurement Management. Professional and Social Responsibility is covered last.

Case studies will be applied throughout the course. The course will also include review of the materials and practical tests, which will adequately prepare you to take the PMP Certification Exam


There are no specific prerequisites for this course. For those aspiring to take Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification, this course satisfies the educational prerequisites for the exam. If you are seeking Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, you are additionally required to have acquired a minimum period of experience in project management. Please visit the Project Management Institute’s website at, to get more information about the requirements for these certifications.

Target Audience

This course is packaged for:

  • Professionals who wish to improve their project management knowledge and skills or are seeking a project management certification.
  • Individuals (Students, Youths, and staffs of organizations) who have been eager to acquire a down-to-earth understanding of PMBOK Project Management or who already have some knowledge of the subject but desires to acquire in-depth practical understanding.
  • Purposeful or visionary persons who want to acquire practical understanding of PMBOK Project Management to manage real-world projects

Course Goals and Objectives

The goal of this course is to make the participants to acquire the relevant skills and accelerated understanding required to manage projects using PMBOK® Guide 4th Edition (Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge).
Many business and organizations are adopting PMBOK® Guide 4th Edition from the Project Management Institute, and the associated Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, as the primary sources of competency in the field of Project Management.

At the end of the Training, you will be able to:

  • Meet the 35-hour PDU (Program Development Unit) required for the CAPM or PMP® certification exam
  • Understand the steps required to initiate, plan, manage, execute, monitor/control and close a project to achieve a successful outcome
  • Explain the characteristics of a project and its deliverables.
  • Know how to evolve and execute strategies to motivate the project team
  • Explain the nine knowledge areas of project management
  • Know and explain the main planning documents for a project
  • Understand the concept of key project management terms such as, project life cycle, product life cycle
  • Understand primary tools and techniques and when to use them
  • Know what to do when a project is off-track or on-track
  • Know how to generate ideas and delegate effectively


Course Materials

Each participant will receive the following:

PMBOK Guide 4th edition, a course manual (or book), all the course examples, and practice exam questions. There will also be post course support and guidance by industry experts.


Course Outline

Day 1: Project Management Framework

Chapter 1) Introduction to Project Management

  • Introduction
  • Concept and explanation of Project, Project Management and Operations Management
  • Program Management, Portfolio Management, Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Projects and Strategic Planning, Project Objectives and Constraints

Chapter 2) Project Life Cycle and Organization

  • Features of, and relationships among, Project Life Cycle, Product Life Cycle, and Project Phases
  • Stakeholders and Stakeholders Management
  • Organizational Influences – Organizational Structure, Organizational Culture, Organizational Process Assets
  • Enterprise Environmental Factors


Day 2: The Standard for Project Management and Project Management Knowledge Areas

Chapter 3) Project Management Processes

  • Overview of the 5 Project Management Process Groups
  • Interactions among the 5 Project Management Process Groups
  • Mapping the 5 Project Management Process Groups to the 9 Knowledge Areas
  • Initiating Process Group – Processes, Inputs and Outputs
  • Planning Process Group - Processes, Inputs and Outputs
  • Executing Process Group - Processes, Inputs and Outputs
  • Monitoring and Controlling Process Group - Processes, Inputs and Outputs
  • Closing Process Group Processes, Inputs and Outputs

Chapter 4) Project Integration Management

  • Develop Project Charter
  • Develop Project Management Plan
  • Direct and Manage Project Execution
  • Monitor and Control Project Work
  • Perform Integrated Change Control
  • Close Project or Phase


Day 3: Project Management Knowledge Areas, continued

Chapter 5) Project Scope Management

  • The concept of Project Scope, Product Scope and Scope Management Plan
  • Collect Requirements
  • Define Scope (Project Scope, Product Scope, Deliverables, etc)
  • Create Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Verify Scope, Control Scope

Chapter 6) Project Time Management

  • Schedule Management Plan
  • Define and Sequence Activities
  • Estimate Activity Resources and Durations
  • Develop and Control Schedules

Chapter 7) Project Cost Management

  • Develop Cost Management Plan
  • Estimate Costs and Determine Budget
  • Control Costs

Chapter 8) Project Quality Management

  • Meaning of Quality, Concept of Plan Quality, Perform Quality Assurance and Perform Quality Control
  • Plan Quality
  • Perform Quality Assurance
  • Perform Quality Control


Day 4: Project Management Knowledge Areas, continued

Chapter 9) Project Human Resource Management

  • Develop Human Resource Plan
  • Acquire and Develop Project Team
  • Manage Project Team

Chapter 10) Project Communications Management

  • The importance of Stakeholders
  • Stakeholder Identification
  • Planning Communications
  • Information Distribution
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Performance Reporting

Chapter 11) Project Risk Management

  • Plan Risk Management and Identify Risks
  • Perform Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Risk Response Planning, Monitoring and Controlling Risks

Chapter 12) Project Procurement Management

  •  Planning Procurements
  • Conducting Procurements
  • Administer Procurements
  • Close Procurements


Day 5: Professional and Social Responsibility, Course Review & Mock Exam

Chapter 13) Professional and Social Responsibility

Chapter 14) Course Review & Mock Exam



Course Instructors

Our Course instructors are seasoned project management practitioners or project management consultants with years of experience in project management practice, consulting or lecturing.