What is the Examination Content of Project Management Certification PMP?

Project Management Certification

Project Management Certification

The examination content of Project Management Certification PMP is divided into five process groups (start-up, planning, implementation, monitoring and closing), and 10 knowledge areas (scope, time, quality, cost, human resource management, communication management, stakeholder management, risk, procurement and integration management). The following is the specific content of project resource management in 10 knowledge areas.

In the PMP examination, the content concept of project resource management includes project resource management, including the process of identifying, acquiring and managing the required resources to successfully complete the project. These processes are conducive to ensuring that the project manager and project team use the right resources at the right time and place.

The process of project resource management includes:

Planning resource management: the process of defining how to estimate, acquire, manage and utilize physical and team project resources.

Estimating activity resources: the process of estimating team resources, types and quantities of materials, equipment, and supplies needed to perform a project.

Resource acquisition: the process of acquiring team members, facilities, equipment, materials, supplies, and other resources needed for a project.

Team building: the process of increasing work ability, strengthening team member interaction, and adjusting the overall team atmosphere to increase project performance.

Management team: the process of tracking team members’ performance, providing feedback, solving problems and managing team changes to optimize project performance.

Control resources: ensure the allocation of physical resources for the project according to the plan, supervise the actual use of resources according to the resource use plan, and take relative corrective measures.

The project team consists of individuals who have specific roles and responsibilities who work together to achieve the project objectives. Project managers should therefore invest appropriate efforts in obtaining, managing, motivating and increasing project teams. Although project team members are assigned specific roles and responsibilities, it is still useful to involve their entire staff in project planning and decision-making. Team members participate in the planning stage, which can not only make them contribute professional skills to project planning work, but also increase their sense of responsibility for the project.

Project manager is not only the leader of the project team but also the manager of the project team. In addition to project management activities such as starting, planning, executing, monitoring and closing each project phase, the project manager is also responsible for the construction team. Project managers should be aware of the different factors that can affect the team, such as:

◆ team environment;

◆ team members’ geographical location: where are the physical locations of team members and material resources?

Communication between relevant parties;

◆ organization change management

Internal and external political atmosphere;

◆ cultural issues and the uniqueness of the organization;

◆ other factors that may change the performance of the project.

◆ industry specific resources. What resources do you need in your industry?

◆ recruitment of team members. How to hire project team members? Is team resources full-time or part-time?

◆team building and management. How to manage project team building? Does the organization have tools to manage team building or need to add new tools? Is it necessary to provide training on diversity management for the team?

◆life cycle approach. What life cycle approach does the project adopt?

As a leader, the project manager is also responsible for actively developing team skills and abilities, while increasing and maintaining team satisfaction and enthusiasm; Project managers should also understand and support behaviors that meet professional and ethical requirements, and ensure that team members act in accordance with these requirements.

The above is the information about the PMP project resource management concept organized by SPOTO for you. Apart form that, the obtaining of PMP Certification needs candidates to do other  PMP Exam Preparation, such as getting PMP Exercise Training and taking PMP practice exam.

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