Información del Curso
Measures knowledge of 33 project management best practices and 4 project management phases identified by ESI subject-matter experts. Also measures results against the nine areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and the professional responsibility domain:
- Project Integration Management
- Project Scope Management
- Project Time Management
- Project Cost Management
- Project Quality Management
- Project Human Resource Management
- Project Communications Management
- Project Risk Management
- Project Procurement Management
This online assessment consists of 80 multiple-choice questions that cover the areas mentioned above. On average this assessment takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.
After completion, the assessment is scored automatically and the results are sent to you via email. For 30 days after completing PMAppraise®, you have online access to the report that shows all areas needing improvement.
PMBOK® Knowledge areas covered
Project Scope Management
Addresses work breakdown structures project life cycle, management by objectives, project selection methods, configuration management, and customer satisfaction.
Project Quality Management
Addresses statistical process control, quality planning, quality assurance, and quality control. This section also emphasises continuous improvement through the use of quality tools.
Project Time Management
Focuses on the programme evaluation and review technique (PERT), the critical path method and precedence diagramming. This section also examines how networks are constructed, how schedules are computed, and how they are used to analyse and solve scheduling and resource allocation issues.
Project Cost Management
Addresses resource planning, cost estimating, cost budgeting, and cost control. It also focuses on range estimates, capital budgeting, cumulative cost curves, and earned value analysis.
Project Risk Management
This area addresses the formal approach to managing risk, whether it is identification, quantification, risk response development, and risk control. Expected monetary theories and decision tree analysis are some of the mathematical tools that are addressed.
Project Human Resource Management
The focus here is on organisational structures, roles and responsibilities of the project manager, along with team building and conflict resolution. The main elements here are organisational planning, staff acquisition, and team development.
Project Procurement Management
Focuses on contract management including the processes of procurement planning, solicitation planning, solicitation selection, contract administration, and closeout. Also covered is how to identify the risks associated with each step and with each type of contract, especially international ones.
Project Communications Management
This area addresses formal and informal communications, verbal and written communications, conflict resolution, and management styles. Some of the other topics looked at are leadership styles and organisational communications, especially in a matrix environment.
Project Integration Management
This area addresses the processes required to ensure that the various elements of the project are properly coordinated. In order to do this the area focuses on plan development, execution and overall change control. It also involves making tradeoffs among competing objectives and alternatives in order to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of the stakeholder.
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