Monday, 18 November 2013

Check out the final module of our free PMP course - Project Stakeholder Management


This Monday brings about the completion of a 3 month project to bring you all the course material from Firebrand Training's accelerated PMP course on our FREE self-study platform, Learn. Having worked on the project i'm pretty excited to complete phase one of the launch, the course material.

Now we move to phase two which will roll out over the next few weeks:

Free Practice Tests - we will be bringing you a plethora of practice questions so you can gauge your knowledge on each module. There will also be two practice tests, which are 50 and 100 questions respectively, helping you to simulate the exam situation.

Exercises -  a series of exercises directly related to PMP course modules to help you put the knowledge into real life context, whilst testing knowledge from the respective modules.

Additional Resources - this will be a collection of expertly curated third party resources such as supplementary course material, exam preparation tips and alternative information deposits. 

Before we get to all that we must first look at this weeks module launch on project stakeholder management, followed by a comprehensive breakdown of all modules....

What is covered in Project Stakeholder Management?

These are the sub sections you will work through in this weeks module:
13.1 - Identify Stakeholders - Initiating
  • The process of identifying the people, groups, or organisations that could impact or be impacted by a decision, activity, or outcome of the project; and analysing and documenting relevant information regarding their interests, involvement, inter-dependencies, influence and potential impact on project success.
  • The process of developing appropriate management strategies to effectively engage stakeholders throughout the project life cycle, based on the analysis of their needs, interests and potential impact on project success.
  • The process of communicating and working with stakeholders to meet their needs/expectations, address issues as they occur and foster appropriate stakeholder engagement in project activities throughout the project life cycle.
13.4 - Control Stakeholder Engagement - Monitoring & Control
  • The process of monitoring overall project stakeholder relationships and adjusting strategies and plans for engaging stakeholders.

Looking back...

Check through this PMBOK® matrix to find all our course material which is also available on the course material homepage.

Projects, Project Management and Project Managers
Projects, Programmes and a Portfolio
Project Manager knowledge and skills
Organisation Structures for Projects
Understanding the Project Environment and Organisational Environment
Project Governance, Stakeholders and Project Sponsors
Product Lifecycle vs. Project Lifecycle

PMBOK's Project Managament Process Groups

Knowledge Areas Initiating Planning Executing Monitoring & Control
4. Integration Management 4.1 Develop Project Charter 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work 4.4 Monitor and Control Project Work 4.5 Perform Integrated Change Control 4.6 - Close Project or Phase
5. Project Scope Management 5.1 Plan Scope Management 5.2 Collect Requirements 5.3 Define Scope 5.4 Create WBS 5.5 Validate Scope 5.6 Control Scope
6. Project Time Management 6.1 Plan Schedule Management 6.2 Define Activities 6.3 Sequence Activities 6.4 Estimate Activity Resources 6.5 Estimate Activity Durations 6.6 Develop Schedule 6.7 Control Schedule
7. Project Cost Management 7.1 Plan Cost Management 7.2 Estimate Costs 7.3 Determine Budget 7.4 Control Costs
8. Project Quality Management 8.1 Plan Quality Management 8.2 Perform Quality Assurance 8.3 Control Quality
9. Project HR Management 9.1 Plan Human Resource Management 9.2 Acquire Project Team 9.3 Develop Project Team 9.4 Manage Project Team
10. Project Communications Management 10.1 Plan Communications Management 10.2 Manage Communications 10.3 Control Communications
11. Project Risk Management 11.1 Plan Risk Management 11.2 Identify Risks 11.3 Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis 11.4 Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis 11.5 Plan Risk Responses 11.6 Control Risks
12. Procurement Management 12.1 Plan Procurement Management 12.2 Conduct Procurements 12.3 Control Procurements
13. Stakeholder Management 13.1 Identify Stakeholders 13.2 Plan Stakeholder Management 13.3 Manage Stakeholder Engagement 13.4 Control Stakeholder Engagement

What next?

Stick with us for the final release of material by following us on Google+, get these dates in your diary and check back as we work towards completing the PMP course on Learn.

PMP Practice Exercises - Monday 25th November

PMP Practice Tests - Part 1 - Monday 2nd December

PMP Practice Tests - Part 2 - Monday 9th December

Additional Material - Monday 16th December

About the Author

As part of Firebrand's global marketing team, Edward actively works to serve the IT community with news, reviews and technical how to guides. Working in the Industry for almost 3 years years, Edward has a wide variety of experience with Microsoft Technologies including SharePoint and Windows Server and Exchnage Server. Edward is an active member of the IT community contributing to a variety of tech publications including Microsoft TechNet, Channel Pro and PC Advisor among others.