PMP Exam Prep

INITIATING
-Select project manager
-Determine company culture and existing systems
-Collect processes, procedures, and historical information
-Divide large projects into phases
-Understand the business case
-Uncover initial requirements, assumptions, risks, constraints, and existing agreements
-Assess project and product feasibility within the given constraints
-Create measurable objectives
-Develop project charter
-Identify stakeholders and determine their expectations and influence, and impact
PLANNING
-Determine how you will plan for each knowledge area
-Determine detailed requirements
-Create project scope statement
-Assess what to purchase and create procurement documents
-Determine planning team
-Create WBS and WBS dictionary
-Create activity list
-Create network diagram
-Estimate resource requirements
-Estimate time and cost
-Determine critical path
-Develop schedule
-Develop budget
-Determine quality standards, processes, and metrics
-Create process improvement plan
-Determine all roles and responsibilities
-Plan communications and stakeholder engagement
-Perform risk identification, qualitative and quantitative risk analysis, and risk response planning
-Go back- iterations
-Finalize procurement documents
-Create change management plan
-Finalize the “how to execute and control” parts of all management plans
-Develop realistic and final PM plan and performance measurement baseline
-Gain formal approval of the plan
-Hold kickoff meeting
EXECUTING
-Execute the work according to the PM plan
-Produce product deliverables (product scope)
-Gather work performance data
-Request changes
-Implement only approved changes
-Continuously improve
-Follow processes
-Determine whether processes are correct and effective (quality assurance)
-Perform quality audits
-Acquire final team
-Manage people
-Evaluate team and individual performance
-Hold team-building activities
-Give recognition and rewards
-Use issue logs
-Facilitate conflict resolution
-Release resources as work is completed
-Send and receive information, and solicit feedback
-Report on project performance
-Manage stakeholder engagement and expectations
-Hold meetings
-Select sellers
MONITORING & CONTROLLING
-Take action to control the project
-Measure performance against the performance measurement baseline
-Measure performance against other metrics in the PM plan
-Analyze and evaluate performance
-Determine if variances warrant a corrective action or other change request
-Influence the factors that cause changes
-Request changes
-Perform integrated change control
-Approve or reject changes
-Update the PM plan and project documents
-Inform stakeholders of the results of change requests
-Monitor stakeholder engagement
-Manage configuration
-Create forecasts
-Gain acceptance of interim deliverables from the customer
-Perform quality control
-Perform risk reassessments and audits
-Manage reserves
-Control procurements
CLOSING
-Confirm work is done to requirements
-Complete procurement closure
-Gain final acceptance of the product
-Complete financial closure
-Hand off completed product
-Solicit feedback from the customer about the project
-Complete final performance reporting
-Index and archive records
-Gather final lessons learned and update knowledge base