Advanced Practical Project Management (PMP Practitioner)

This courseware is available in a Virtual Classroom configuration.

This course enhances project management competencies with a focus on value-adding activities to increase effectiveness of projects. The course is essential for PMP certified project…

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Certificate None
Duration 3 Days
Delivery Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom
Accreditor PMI
Languages English

What is included in Advanced Practical Project Management (PMP Practitioner)

Course Description

This course enhances project management competencies with a focus on value-adding activities to increase effectiveness of projects. The course is essential for PMP certified project managers or experienced practitioners (including Program and Portfolio Managers) who want to further refine their project management.

Course Information

Certification: None

Duration: 3 Days

Domain: Project and Program Management

Delivery Method: Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom

Accreditor: PMI

Available Languages: English

Purchase Options:


  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Portfolio Managers

Learning Objectives

Individuals certified at this level will have demonstrated their ability to:

  • Identify key contributors to project failure and apply specific project management techniques to reduce those causes.
  • Perform project initiation activities in a meaningful way to build a solid project foundation.
  • Construct a robust communication that involves a “team contract” to ensure effective and efficient communication throughout the project.
  • Explore key areas of project risk, assess their impact and identify options for responding.
  • Discuss the area of quality planning and the measurement of the cost of quality.
  • Review planning practices and approaches to establish a realistic project definition and approach.
  • Plan specific actions to overcome key challenges of working within a Matrix Organization.
  • Apply techniques to reduce scope creep during project planning, monitoring, and control.
  • Compare current project status to the original plan to identify potential problems and make proactive decisions based on accurate data.
  • Perform project control activities to ensure realistic reporting and to allow preventive and corrective action where required.
  • Recognize elements of a properly closed out project, and avoid the “project that never dies” syndrome.

Course Outline

  • Course Introduction


Section 1: Concepts, Methodology and Lifecycle review


Section 2: Project Initiation


  • Project Charter Essentials
  • Stakeholder Analysis – Taking it up a notch


Section 3: Project Planning – Managing what Matters


  • Refresher – Planning scope, Time and Cost
  • Focusing on what matters
  • Planning Risk
  • Planning Quality
  • Planning Communication
  • Establishing a charge control mechanism


Section 4: Project Execution and Control


  • Managing Human Resources
  • Project Status and Reporting
  • Project Controls


Section 5: Closing a Project


  • Performing Proper closeout
  • Identifying and Implementing Meaningful Lessons


Section 6: Project Integration: Putting it all together

Available Courseware For Advanced Practical Project Management (PMP Practitioner)


Instructor Package

Includes a slide deck suitable for Classroom and Virtual Classroom delivery, instructor notes to guide the trainer through the course delivery, and a version of the Coursebook.


Learner Coursebook

Coursebook with all the relevant information required for the learner to take and pass the exam.


Course Agenda

Sample agendas for running successful Classroom, Virtual Classroom, or Blended Classroom sessions.

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