PMP Case Study

Xavier Ayrault

Program Overview

Start date: Nov. 01 2017

End date: Dec. 22, 2017

Sessions conducted in person and virtually

 

Student learning objectives

– Validate my professional experience by successfully achieving the PMI PMP Certification

– Improve my knowledge of project management best practices

– Prepare for a career as a technical project manager

 

Date Learning log/Activity

Notes

11/01/2017 Project Management Fundamental class – day 1

11/02/2017 Project Management Fundamental class – day 2

Study “Alpha project managers” by Andy Crowe

11/13/2017 PMP bootcamp – day 1

Study the Project Integration Management, Project Scope Management, and Project Schedule Management Knowledge Areas

11/14/2017 PMP bootcamp – day 2

Study the Project Cost Management, Project Quality Management, and Project Resource Management Knowledge Areas

11/15/2017 PMP bootcamp – day 3

Study the Project Communications Management, Project Risk Management, Project Procurement Management, and Project Stakeholder Management Knowledge Areas

11/16/2017 PMP bootcamp – day 4

4h PMP practice test

11/20/2017 Prepare the “cheat sheet” for the exam

11/22/2017 Read the first chapter of the PMBOK

11/24/2017 Read the second chapter of the PMBOK

11/26/2017 Read the third chapter of the PMBOK

12/02/2017 Submit PMP exam application

Application selected for PMI audit process

12/04/2017 Project Integration Management study

Read PMBOK chapter – read “The PMP Exam: How to Pass On Your First Try” chapter – answer practice questions – memorize the cheat sheet – listen to Andy Crowe CD’s chapter

Send the PMI audit documents to my managers to sign

12/05/2017 Project Scope Management study

Read PMBOK chapter – read “The PMP Exam: How to Pass On Your First Try” chapter – answer practice questions – memorize the cheat sheet – listen to Andy Crowe CD’s chapter

12/06/2017 Project Schedule Management study

Read PMBOK chapter – read “The PMP Exam: How to Pass On Your First Try” chapter – answer practice questions – memorize the cheat sheet – listen to Andy Crowe CD’s chapter

12/07/2017 Project Cost Management study

Read PMBOK chapter – read “The PMP Exam: How to Pass On Your First Try” chapter – answer practice questions – memorize the cheat sheet – listen to Andy Crowe CD’s chapter

12/08/2017 Project Quality Management study

Read PMBOK chapter – read “The PMP Exam: How to Pass On Your First Try” chapter – answer practice questions – memorize the cheat sheet – listen to Andy Crowe CD’s chapter

Took a 1h PMP practice test

12/09/2017 Project Resource Management study

Read PMBOK chapter – read “The PMP Exam: How to Pass On Your First Try” chapter – answer practice questions – memorize the cheat sheet – listen to Andy Crowe CD’s chapter

12/11/2017 Project Communications Management study

Read PMBOK chapter – read “The PMP Exam: How to Pass On Your First Try” chapter – answer practice questions – memorize the cheat sheet – listen to Andy Crowe CD’s chapter

12/12/2017 Project Risk Management study

Read PMBOK chapter – read “The PMP Exam: How to Pass On Your First Try” chapter – answer practice questions – memorize the cheat sheet – listen to Andy Crowe CD’s chapter

Send PMI audit documents

12/13/2017 Project Procurement Management study

Read PMBOK chapter – read “The PMP Exam: How to Pass On Your First Try” chapter – answer practice questions – memorize the cheat sheet – listen to Andy Crowe CD’s chapter

12/14/2017 Project Stakeholder Management study

Read PMBOK chapter – read “The PMP Exam: How to Pass On Your First Try” chapter – answer practice questions – memorize the cheat sheet – listen to Andy Crowe CD’s chapter

12/15/2017 Took a 4h PMP practice test

Determine the areas that need more work

12/16/2017 Review the first 3 knowledge areas

Studied identified areas of weakness – answer practice questions – memorize the cheat sheet – listen to Andy Crowe CD’s chapter

12/18/2017 Review the knowledge areas 4 to 6

Studied identified areas of weakness – answer practice questions – memorize the cheat sheet – listen to Andy Crowe CD’s chapter

Took a 1h PMP practice test

12/19/2017 Review the knowledge areas 7 to 10

Studied identified areas of weakness – Eligible to take the PMP certification examination  – answer practice questions – memorize the cheat sheet – listen to Andy Crowe CD’s chapter

Took a 2h PMP practice test

12/20/2017 Read the glossary from “The PMP Exam: How to Pass On Your First Try”

12/21/2017 Take and pass the PMP certification

 

Success

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The instructor has a unique ability to bring in his vast amount of project management experience into the classroom. I have been a project manager for many years prior to taking his class. I manage my projects very differently now, due to this class’s instruction. I would highly recommend taking this PMP class if you want to prepare for the PMP or learn about project management.

The PMP preparation class taught by the instructor is the most comprehensive, hands-on, and cost-sensitive training opportunity for veterans out there. Due to the instructor’s strong facilitation skills and information recall techniques, I was able to successfully pass the PMP exam on the first try. I would highly recommend this class to those interested in starting a career in Project Management.

The Project Management Professional Certification Program and Boot Camp courses surpassed my expectations. I was able to pass the PMP Certification Exam on my first attempt.

PMTC Services

We are project management experts and offer essential services beyond training including consulting and team development. Our expertise and experience through various industries over the last 12 years can help your organization avoid the mistakes, delays and cost overruns that lead to project failures.It is important to get your ducks in a row so that you optimize your chances of success with the right help.

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Classes and Locations

Our experienced project management professionals are ready to provide training, coaching, and mentoring to a variety of professionals. From individuals to small project management group of professional to companies that offer project management training in the U.S. as well as at overseas locations. We cater to needs of all:

  • Individuals
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