Education and Training Curriculum

This document contains a brief synopsis of core education and training curriculum. The PMCoE Web site provides up-to-date listings of education and training curricula as they are developed and made available to the organization.

• Intermediate level (Table 14-6)

Table 14-2. Knowledge Objectives Requirements

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Knowledge Element Description

General Knowledge

PM Terminology

X

X

X

X

PM language (terms and acronyms) and definitions

Project Phases and Life Cycles

X

X

X

X

Project, product, and business life cycle definition

PM Framework

X

X

X

X

PMBOK Guide framework review

Project Roles and Responsibilities

X

X

X

Project stakeholders, organizational influences, system culture and

structure

Key Management Skills

X

X

Review general management skills and other influences

PMMG Contents

X

X

X

Review the PMMG

Project Integration Management

Strategic Planning Process

X

X

X

X

Understand the steps in strategic planning

Project Estimating

X

X

X

X

Estimate task effort and project size techniques

Project Identification

X

X

X

X

Align projects with strategic planning goals and objectives

Project Prioritization

X

X

Establish and use prioritizing requirements

Project Initiation

X

X

PMMG project initiation process application training

CAR Process

X

X

CAR process application training

Project Portfolio Management

X

X

Portfolio management techniques training

Project Authorization Process

X

X

PMMG project authorization process application training

Table 14-2. (Continued)

Knowledge Element O Ch è Project Scope Management

Critical Success Factors XXX

Project Definition XXX

Roles and Responsibilities XXX

Project Benefits Identification X X

Project Deliverables X X

Requirements Identification X X

Scope Change Control X X

Scope Verification X

Project Time Management

Work Breakdown Structure X X Development

Activity Definition X X

Activity Sequencing X X

Activity Duration Estimating X X

Schedule Development X X

Schedule Control X X

MS Project Use X

Project Status Reporting X X

Knoicledge Element Description

Identify and quantify CSFs Establish the project purpose and description Define project participant RRAA Identify and quantify project benefits Identify and quantify project deliverables Identify and quantify project requirements Employ techniques to manage scope changes Formalize acceptance of the project scope

Define the project work breakdown structure—use of templates

Define activities and level of detail Identify activity order and relationships Use activity effort estimating techniques Optimize and set baseline plan Control changes to the project schedule Basic training in the use of the tool Develop a reporting cycle

Project Cost Management

Resource Planning X X

Cost Estimating X X

Cost Budgeting X X

Cost Control X X Project Quality Management

Quality Planning X X

Quality Assurance X X

Quality Control XXX

Project Human Resource Management

Resource Management X X

Skills Assessment X X

Team Development X

Project Staffing X X

Rewards and Recognition X X

Project Communication Management

Communications Planning X X

Information Distribution X X

Determine and manage all resource requirements Develop strategic plan and project budgets Allocate cost to project activities Control changes and reporting status

Identify relevant project standards

Evaluate performance on a regular basis

Establish metrics plan, track measurements, and report

Perform project management assessment

Perform skill assessment

Develop group and individual skills

Identify skill requirements

Establish a reward and recognition plan

Prepare project communications plan Establish project records and systems continued

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Performance Reporting

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Collect, coordinate, review, and report all forms of information

Administrative Closure

X

X

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Document post project phase reviews and lessons learned

Project Risk Management

Risk Management Planning

X

X

X

Decide the approach and plan risk management activities

Risk Identification

X

X

Establish list of risks affecting project

Qualitative Risk Analysis

X

X

Determine the probability of risk occurrence

Quantitative Risk Analysis

X

X

Determine impact of risk

Risk Response Planning

X

X

Develop plans to mitigate the risk

Risk Monitoring and Control

X

X

X

Monitor, execute, and evaluate risk reduction efforts

Project Procurement Management

Procurement Planning

X

X

Establish requirements and specifications

Solicitation

X

X

Obtain quotations/proposals and approvals

Contract Administration

X

Manage contract relationships

Contract Closeout

X

X

Document deliverables, resolve open issues, close contract

Table 14-3. Learning Objectives Requirements

Knoivledge Element

Learning Outcome Objectives A = Awareness, F = Familiarity, W = Working Knoivledge, E = Expert

General Population 4 F W I

Team Members F W

Project Managers l F W

Management F W

General Knowledge PM Terminology Project Phases and Life Cycles PM Framework

Project Roles and Responsibilities Key Management Skills PMMG Contents

Project Integration Management Strategic Planning Process

Project Estimating X

Project Identification X

Project Prioritization X Project Initiation

CAR Process X

Project Portfolio Management X

Project Authorization Process X

Project Scope Management Critical Success Factors

Knoivledge Element

Learning Outcome Objectives A = Awareness, F = Familiarity, W = Working Knoivledge, E = Expert

General Population \ F W 1

Team Members F W

Project Managers L F W

Management F W

Project Definition Roles and Responsibilities Project Benefits Identification Project Deliverables Requirements Identification Scope Change Control Scope Verification

Project Time Management Work Breakdown Structure

Development Activity Definition Activity Sequencing Activity Duration Estimating Schedule Development Schedule Control

Table 14-3. (Continued)

Learning Outcome Objectives A = Awareness, F = Familiarity, W = Working Knozvledge, E = Expert

Table 14-3. (Continued)

Learning Outcome Objectives A = Awareness, F = Familiarity, W = Working Knozvledge, E = Expert

General Population

Team Members

Project Managers

Management

Knozvledge Element A F W E

A F W E

A F W

E

A F W

E

MS Project Use

X

X

X

Project Status Reporting

X

X

X

Project Cost Management

Resource Planning

X

X

X

Cost Estimating

X

X

Cost Budgeting

X

X

Cost Control

X

X

Project Quality Management

Quality Planning

X

X

X

Quality Assurance

X

X

X

Quality Control

X

X

X

Project Human Resource Management

Resource Management

X

X

Skills Assessment

X

X

Team Development

X

X

Project Staffing

X

X

Rewards and Recognition

X

X

Table 14-3. (Continued)

Learning Outcome Objectives A = Awareness, F = Familiarity, W = Working Knoivledge, E = Expert

Knowledge Element

General Population \ F W I

Team Members

Project Managers l F W

Management F W

Project Communication Management Communications Planning Information Distribution Performance Reporting Administrative Closure

Project Risk Management Risk Management Planning Risk Identification Qualitative Risk Analysis Quantitative Risk Analysis Risk Response Planning Risk Monitoring and Control

Project Procurement Management Procurement Planning Solicitation

Contract Administration Contract Closeout

Table 14-4. Assessment Methods Requirements

Knoivledge Element

Learning Assessment Metlwds N = None, T = Test, R = Review Documents, E = Evaluate Performance

General Population

Team Members

Project Managers

Management T R

General Knowledge

PM Terminology X

Project Phases and Life Cycles X

PM Framework X Project Roles and Responsibilities X

Key Management Skills X

PMMG Contents X

Project Integration Management

Strategic Planning Process X

Project Estimating X

Project Identification X

Project Prioritization X

Project Initiation X

CAR Process X

Project Portfolio Management X

Project Authorization Process X

Table 14-4. (Continued)

Learning Assessment Methods N = None, T = Test, R = Review Documents, E = Evaluate Performance

General Population Team Members Project Managers Management

Knowledge Element N T R E N T R E N T R ENTRE

Project Scope Management

Critical Success Factors X

Project Definition X

Roles and Responsibilities X

Project Benefits Identification X

Project Deliverables X

Requirements Identification X

Scope Change Control X

Scope Verification X

Project Time Management Work Breakdown Structure

Development Activity Definition Activity Sequencing Activity Duration Estimating

Schedule Development X

Schedule Control X

MS Project Use X

Project Status Reporting X

Project Cost Management

Resource Planning X X

Cost Estimating X X

Cost Budgeting X X

Cost Control X X

Project Quality Management

Quality Planning X X

Quality Assurance X X

Quality Control X X

Project Human Resource Management

Resource Management X X

Skills Assessment X X

Team Development X

Project Staffing X

Rewards and Recognition X X

X XXX XX

X XXX XX

X XXX XX

X XXX XX

XX X

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XX X

XX X

XXX XX

X XX XX

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Table 14-4. (Continued)

Learning Assessment Methods N = None, T = Test, R = Review Documents, E = Evaluate Performance

Table 14-4. (Continued)

Learning Assessment Methods N = None, T = Test, R = Review Documents, E = Evaluate Performance

Knowledge Element

General Population

Team Members

Project Managers

Management

N T R E

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T R E

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E

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Project Communication Management

Communications Planning

X

X

X

X

X

Information Distribution

X

X

X

X

X

Performance Reporting

X

X

X

X

X

Administrative Closure

X

X

X

X

X

Project Risk Management

Risk Management Planning

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Risk Identification

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Qualitative Risk Analysis

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Quantitative Risk Analysis

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Risk Response Planning

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Risk Monitoring and Control

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Project Procurement Management

Procurement Planning

X

X

X

X

X

X

Solicitation

X

X

X

X

X

X

Contract Administration

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Contract Closeout

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Table 14-5. Curriculum Requirements: Entry Level

ID Course Name Course Objectives Topics

Table 14-5. Curriculum Requirements: Entry Level

ID Course Name Course Objectives Topics

1.1 Introduction to Project

Introductory class that informs participants what

Project Management—What is it?

Management

the discipline of project management is all

The growth of project management

about

Project management methodologies

Target Audience

All employees

Project management maturity

Duration

1.0 hour

Prerequisites

None

Delivery and Media

PowerPoint presentation with notes provided

1.2 PMCoE Overview

Introductory class to review the Project

Purpose

Management Center of Excellence Charter

Vision

Target Audience

All employees

Mission

Duration

1.0 hour

Strategy

Prerequisites

None

Goals and objectives

Methodology

Critical success factors

Delivery and Media

PowerPoint presentation with notes provided

Roles, responsibilities, accountability authority

Table 14-6. Curriculum Requirements: Intermediate Level

Course Name

Course Objectives

Topics

PMMG Review

Target Audience

Duration Prerequisites

Delivery and Media

PMMG Processes and

Templates Target Audience

Duration Prerequisites Delivery and Media

Introduction to the project management methodology guidelines contents Project team members, project managers, functional managers 1.0 hour

Introduction to project management PMCoE overview

Classroom discussion with copy of PMMG

provided to all participants Review of the purpose and use of the PMMG

processes and templates Project team members, project managers, functional managers 2.0 hours PMMG review

Classroom discussion with participants using their own PMMG copies. Examples of some templates used to demonstrate the proper use.

Introduction

Authorization

Initiation

Planning

Execution

Closing

Education and Training Templates

Authorization

Master project portfolio and capital budget plan development process Project request/authorization process Project initiation process Project planning process Project execution process Progress reporting cycle process Project issues resolution process Project change control process Project closing process Post project review process Metrics reporting process

2.3 PM Basic Training Scope and Planning

Target Audience

Duration

Prerequisites

Delivery and Media

2.4 Project Plan

Development Target Audience Duration Prerequisites

Delivery and Media

In-depth review of project scope management and project time management (planning) principles and related processes. Review of the PMMG scope and plan templates with instructions on their proper use. Project managers, functional managers 6.0 hours

Introduction to project management PMCoE overview PMCoE review

PMMG processes and templates PowerPoint presentation and classroom discussion, with notes and examples provided A facilitated work session to develop a specific project's plan. Project manager and project team members 2.0-4.0 hours—2 sessions Introduction to project management

PM Basic Training—Scope and Planning Facilitated working session using whiteboard, flip charts, and sticky notes to create the network diagram. A laptop and projector are used in the second session to create the MS project plan.

Morning Session Introductions Expectations Introduction to Project scope Scope initiation Scope planning Scope definition Scope verification Scope change Control

Review templates Q&A

Session One Develop work breakdown structure Develop project task list Create network diagram of project plan

Afternoon Session Introduction to project planning Activity definition Activity sequencing Activity estimating Schedule development Schedule control Performance reporting Review templates Q&A

Session Two Create MS project plan from network diagram Optimize the project plan Establish baseline plan continued

Table 14-6. (Continued)

ID

Course Name

Course Objectives

Topics

2.5

MS Project Training

This course provides basic training in MS project.

TBD

Target Audience

Project managers, functional managers

Duration

4.0 hours

Prerequisites

Computer lab training on or off site

Delivery and Media

Internal or external classes TBD

2.6

Process Mapping

A facilitated workshop to develop process

Process relationship map

mapping for a specific project

As-Is process map

Target Audience

Project managers, project team members

To-Be process map

Duration

4.0 hours (multiple sessions may be required,

Gap analysis

depending on the complexity of the project)

Action plan

Prerequisites

None

Delivery and Media

Facilitated working session using whiteboard, flip

charts, and sticky notes to create the project

process maps

2.7

Project Risk

A facilitated workshop to develop risk

Risk management planning

Management

management for a specific project.

Risk identification

Target Audience

Project managers, project team members

Qualitative risk analysis

Duration

4.0 hours

Quantitative risk analysis

Prerequisites

None

Risk response planning

Delivery and Media

Facilitated working session using whiteboard, flip

Risk monitoring and control

charts, and sticky notes to create the

risk management plan.

Table 14-7. Curriculum Requirements: Advanced Level

ID

Course Name

Course Objectives

Topics

3.1

Project Management

This presentation is designed to provide executive

Project management overview

Executive

managers with the information required to

Project management—What is it?

Overview

implement modern project management best practices as an organizational core competency.

The growth of project management PMI® project management methodology

Target Audience

Executive and functional managers

PM organization structure and maturity

Duration

2.0 hours

PMCoE vision, mission and objectives

Prerequisites

None

Project management methodology

Delivery and Media

PowerPoint with notes provided

Project management maturity

3.2

PMP Certification

This session is designed to assist participants in

Session One Session Two

Qualification

preparing the PMP® certification qualification

Review PMI® qualification Complete submittal

Preparation

document for submittal to PMI®

requirements document

Target Audience

Project managers

Prepare records to support

Duration

Two 1.0 hour sessions

submittal

Prerequisites

See PMI certification qualification requirements

Delivery & Media

One-on-one sessions

3.3

PMP Certification Study

This course is designed to help individuals prepare for taking the PMI® PMP® certification exam.

Session 1—Framework, initiate & close Session 2—Planning core processes Session 3—Planning facilitating processes

Target Audience

Project managers

Session 4—Execution processes

Duration

Five 4.0 hour sessions

Session 5—Closing processes

Prerequisites

See PMI® certification qualification requirements

Each session includes example tests and discussion of reference materials

Delivery and Media

PowerPoint presentation and classroom discussion, with notes and examples provided

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