This course serves as an introduction to project management and the PMP® certification exam. The course discusses the PMP® certification – what it is, how one may qualify to earn it, and the certification's benefits – as well as the qualification and application process and how to minimize the financial burden of attaining the certification. Additionally, foundational concepts of project management are explored, including the introduction of the PMBOK Guide, the precise definitions and interconnections of project, program, and portfolio management, and the role and value of project managers within organizations.
Casey has experience leading projects in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development, consumer product design, education, and event management. He's constantly in pursuit of new challenges and loves to share what he learns along the way with others.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Casey Ayers and welcome to my course, Introduction to Project Management and the PMP Exam. I'm a project manager and strategic consultant with experience in a variety of fields and the author of Pluralsights' series of PMP prep courses. The Project Management Professional, or PMP certification is consistently named as one of the top five most valuable certifications for IT professionals, and is also broadly applicable to a wide range of industries. Given how much new value can be created from successful projects, businesses in all sectors and of all sizes need capable project managers today. A PMP builds the skills needed to succeed and opens new doors for those with the certification. This course is the first in a comprehensive series that will help you prepare for your certification and critically, fully complete the mandatory training requirement that must be met before taking the exam. Some of the major topics that we'll cover in this course include successfully navigating the PMP exam application process and qualifying for the PMP exam. An introduction to the project management body of knowledge and a look at the role and value of project managers within organizations. When you're finished with this course, you'll be able to determine if the PMP is right for you and know how to move forward with the next big step in your career. Before beginning the course, you should have an interest in project management and in learning more about the PMP. This course and others in the series are not only helpful for those looking to take the PMP exam for the first time, but also for those looking to earn continuing education credits and to brush up on their project management knowledge. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn more about project management with an introduction to project management and the PMP exam, here at Pluralsight.
Introduction to Project Management Welcome back. Now that we've built a firm foundation showing you the requirements that you need to meet, and what you'll need to know prior to taking the PMP exam, it's time to begin to dig into the actual content that will be covered on the test. That means it's time to introduce the PMBOK Guide and project management in greater detail. First, we'll take a look at that project management body of knowledge, and explain why it's so critical to your PMP study process. We'll look at the actual definition of a project, this is something that might seem easy at first, but it actually does have a specific formal definition that's important to understand in order to know what type of work most generally can benefit from project management. We'll define project management, and what goes into managing projects, and then compare that, both to program management and to portfolio management, introducing these concepts which will also be very important, not only in this module, but in the one to come. Let's get started.