PMP Exam Training Materials Updated – Are You up to Date?

Having an efficient and process focused project management mindset is not enough to achieve today’s expected business results. Therefore, PMI has expanded the PMP exam content to include interpersonal skills, business and strategic management knowledge. This additional content will improve the project manager’s knowledge and skills. ITpreneurs PMP exam training materials are now updated and incorporate the new content.

The Iron Triangle

Success in project management has been traditionally associated with the ability of the project manager to deliver the project within scope, time, and cost. The “iron triangle” is a very popular metaphor pointing out that the project manager is asked to reach a reasonable trade-off among various concurrent, heterogeneous and visible constraints to make the project a success.

Challenges

Over the years, the project manager is continuously challenged by constraints other than the “measureable” scope, cost, and time. Quality, communication, and interpersonal skills has become more important than keeping the scope, time and cost in line. For example, the ground rules for team behaviours and the internal and external communication needs have changed. Project managers may need to exploit their own prominent assertive or holistic attitudes based on a project, organization and team where the nature of the project and the context at-large may be in conflict.

Projects Aligned With the Business Strategy

Today, most organizations see project management as a planning and controlling function and most PMO’s are obsessed with methodologies, processes, tools and techniques. They are concerned about establishing standards for all projects to follow; assuming that all projects are similar and that project manager can manage all her / his projects the same way. However, the research, Linking the Project Management to the Business Strategy (2007), initiated by PMI, found that most projects fail to meet their goals.

They either do not meet time and budget goals, do not meet their business objectives, or both.

As a result of this research, they predict that in the future, projects will be aligned with the business strategy within the organization to increase the success rate of their projects. To be able to successfully accomplish this, organizations will need to improve their project management competitiveness.

Updated PMP Exam Training Materials

PMI has now expanded the PMP exam content which now include interpersonal skills, business and strategic management knowledge, in addition to tools and techniques listed in the PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition, to improve project manager’s knowledge and skills.

ITpreneurs’s updated PMP Exam training material include knowledge and skills that are listed in the PMP Examination Content Outline (June 2015). This will help candidates to pass the new PMP exam (changed as of January 12, 2016) and competently perform the tasks required to be successful in their future role as a project manager.

If you are already offering PMP exam preparation courses and don’t want to update your PMP exam training materials, get in touch with ITpreneurs to get started.

Christine Aykac
has over 20 years of international experience managing enterprise-wide programs and projects using a variety of different traditional and Agile methodologies. She has a background in information technology, governance, risk and regulatory compliance. Christine specializes in the selection of best project management methodologies and approaches for projects to reduce risks and increase project success rate. In addition to providing customized training and workshops for her clients, she assists on how to effectively utilize technologies and their knowledge assets. Christine is a senior advisor and master instructor at ITpreneurs. She is actively involved in developing certification course material, customized programs and workshops on Project Management, Risk Management and Agile Project Management.