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A Practical Approach to Project Management

A Practical Approach to Project Management , PMC-013

This course is intended as a prerequisite to the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Prep and the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam Prep. It provides the mandatory classroom hours as well as important preparatory knowledge for the PMP® prep course. This course is certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

Successful Project Management (AMA035) is a prerequisite to this course for students with no prior PM training.

Books are available at Rockville Campus Bookstore.


  • A Guide to the Project management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 6th Edition, PMI (Corporate Author), $65.95 (suggested retail price)

Course Syllabus: 

Practical Project Management: a Guide to Standards and Tools

In this class you will learn about project management standards as described in the PMBOK® 6th addition in tools commonly used by project managers, while creating your own project management plan. By the end of this class you will have created your own project plan to guide you through studying and preparing for PMI’s certification exams. You will create your own customized study plan and, at the same time, practice applying the project standards in the current version of the PMBOK®. This class will also introduce you to software and other tools commonly used by project managers.
Textbook: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 6th addition, PMI (Corporate Author)


  1. Introduction
    1. Project management process groups
    2. Project management knowledge areas
  2. Key concepts and terms
  3. Initiating
    1. Who does what?
    2. Project charter
    3. Identify stakeholders
  4. Plan integration
    1. Develop the project management plan
  5. Plan scope
    1. Plan scope management
    2. Collect requirements
    3. Defined scope
    4. Create WBS
  6. Plan schedule
    1. Define activities
    2. Sequence activities
    3. Estimate resources and durations
    4. Develop schedule
  7. Plan cost
    1. Estimate costs
    2. Determine budget
  8. Plan quality
  9. Plan human resources
  10. Plan communications
  11. Plan risk
    1. Identify risks
    2. Perform qualitative analysis
    3. Perform quantitative analysis
    4. Plan risk responses
  12. Plan procurements
  13. Plan stakeholder management
  14. Executing the project
  15. Executing quality
    1. Perform quality assurance
  16. Executing human resources
    1. Acquire project team
    2. Develop project team
    3. Manage project team
  17. Executing communications
  18. Executing procurements
  19. Executing stakeholder management
  20. Monitoring and controlling tools
  21. Monitoring and controlling scope
    1. Validate scope
    2. Control scope
  22. Monitoring and controlling schedule
  23. Monitoring and controlling cost
  24. Monitoring and controlling quality
  25. Monitoring and controlling communications
  26. Monitoring and controlling risks
  27. Monitoring and controlling procurements
  28. Monitoring and controlling stakeholder engagement
  29. Closing
  30. Close procurements
  31. Close project or phase
  32. Commonly used software tools and how they can help you manage your project

Below you will find links to the Official Schedule of open classes.
Schedule of Project Management Classes

Project Management Institute, Registered Education Provider

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  • Transcie Almonte-Sabio, Program Director
  • Noel Lazaro, Program Assistant
  • Montgomery College, Workforce Development & Continuing Education
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  • Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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