Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)


Course Overview

This course will teach students about the basics of project management and professional responsibility. They will also learn about the different areas of project management, including integration, scope, schedule, cost, quality, resources, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management.

Course Introduction 

Course Introduction 

Chapter 01 - CAPM Application & Exam 

What do the letters CAPM mean?

How Do I Become A CAPM?

Scheduling the Exam

CAPM Application

Project Management & Processes

Project Integration Management

Project Scope Management

Project Schedule Management

Project Cost Management

Project Quality Management

Resources Management

Project Communications Management

Project Risk Management

Project Procurement Management

Project Stakeholder Management


Types of Questions: Two Right Answers, Made up Terms

Types of Questions: Two Right Answers

Types of Questions: Situational Questions

Types of Questions: Extraneous Information

Types of Questions: Understanding vs. Memorization

Types of Questions: Questions With Invented Terms

Types of Questions: Answers With More than One Component

Recurring Themes: PMI’isms

The Exam – Why People Fail

Chapter 02 - Organizations and Project Management 

Organizations and Project Management

Differentiation vs. Integration

Functional Organization

Potential Advantages of a Functional Organization

Potential Issues with a Functional Organization

Projectized Organization

Potential Advantages of a Projectized Organization

Potential Issues with a Projectized Organization

The Matrix Organization

A Weak Matrix Organization

A Balanced Matrix Organization

A Strong Matrix Organization

Potential Advantages of a Matrix Organization

Potential Issues with a Matrix Organization

Project Characteristics

Chapter 03 - The Basics of Project Management 

The Basics of Project Management

What is Project Management?

Projects and Operations

Program and Portfolio

Organizational Project Management

Key Terms

Key Terms – Life Cycles

Key Terms (Cont.)

It’s all about managing six (6) things. It’s simple really…

Plan - Do - Check - Act

Project Life Cycle


Developmental Methodologies

The Big 3 Life Cycles

Keys to the Predictive Waterfall Model

The Basic Predictive Model

Keys to the Predictive Model

Keys Challenges to the Predictive Model

The Iterative Life Cycles

Advantages of the Iterative Model

Challenges of the Iterative Model


Reasons to Prototype

Dangers of Prototyping

Managing WIP



Scrum Model

A Project Vision

Product Backlog

The Scrum Roles

The Release Planning Meeting

The Sprint Planning Meeting

Team/Scrum Board

Burndown Chart

Sprint Planning Meeting

The Daily Scrum

Sprint Review

Sprint Retrospective

Scrum Table

PMBOK Guide Knowledge Areas

Ten Knowledge Areas Extended

Inputs - Tools & Techniques - Outputs

Ten Knowledge Areas Extended (Cont.)

The Process Groups & Knowledge Areas Combined

Chapter 04 - Project Integration Management 

Project Integration Management

Integration Management

4.1 Develop Project Charter

The Business Case

4.2 Develop Project Management Plan

Project Management Plan & Project Documents

Baselines, Logs & Registers

Project Management Plan Diagram

4.3 Direct & Manage Project Work

4.4 Manage Project Knowledge

4.5 Monitor & Control Project Work

4.6 Perform Integrated Change Control

4.7 Close Project or Phase


Chapter 05 - Project Scope Management 

Project Scope Management

Scope Management

The Product vs. Project Scope:

The Scope Management Plan Answers…

The Steps in Scope Management

How Scope is Measured

5.1 Plan Scope Management

5.2 Collect Requirements

Requirements Data Gathering


Idea Mapping Guidelines

Brainstorming Steps

5.3 Define Scope

Charter vs. Scope Statement

5.4 Create WBS

WBS Terminology

Components of the WBS

Effective WBS’s

5.4 Create WBS (Cont.)

5.5 Validate Scope

5.6 Control Scope


Chapter 06 - Project Schedule Management 

Project Schedule Management

Schedule Management

6.1 Plan Schedule Management

6.2 Define Activities

Rolling Wave Planning

6.2 Define Activities (Cont.)

6.3 Sequence Activities


Conditional Diagramming


Leads & Lag

6.3 Sequence Activities (Cont.)

Dependency Determination

Leads & Lag Example

6.4 Estimate Activity Durations

Project Evaluation & Review Technique (PERT)



Agile Estimation

6.5 Develop Schedule


The Critical Path Method

Resource Optimization

Critical Chain Method


A Sample Story Map

6.5 Develop Schedule (Cont.)

Leveling vs. Smoothing

Other Terms

Crashing vs. Fast Tracking

Gantt Charts

Milestone Chart

6.6 Control Schedule


Chapter 07 - Project Cost Management 

Project Cost Management

Cost Management

7.1 Plan Cost Management

7.2 Estimate Costs

Accuracy of Estimates

7.3 Determine Budget

Accounting Terms

7.3 Determine Budget (Cont.)

Funding Requirements


7.4 Control Costs

Cumulative Cost Curve

Earned Value Chart

Forecasting – ETC

Forecasting - EAC

Forecasting - TCPI

Earned Schedule Theory


Chapter 08 - Project Quality Management 

Project Quality Management

Key Terms

Quality Management

Thought Leaders

8.1 Plan Quality

Cost of Quality




SIPOC (Cont.)

Logical Data Model

Matrix Diagrams

Matrix Diagram Symbols

Sample Matrix Diagrams

Test Driven Development (TDD)

Acceptance Test-Driven Development


Types of Refactoring

8.2 Manage Quality

Root Cause Analysis

Affinity Diagrams

Affinity Diagrams Steps

Affinity Diagrams (Cont.)

Cause and Effect Diagram

Histogram Sample

Scatter Diagram

Control Chart

Pareto Diagrams

Run Chart

Design For X

Problem Solving


Design of Experiments (DOE)

8.3 Control Quality

7 Basic Quality Tools

Check or Tally Sheets

Statistical Sampling Terms

Statistical Terms

Statistical Example


Chapter 09 - Project Resources Management 

Project Resources Management

The Processes that Organize All Project Resources

9.1 Plan Resources Management

Team Charter

Organization Chart

Responsibility Assignment Matrix

Common Theories

Resource Management Plan

9.2 Estimate Activity Resources

9.3 Acquire Resources

9.4 Develop Team

The Five (5) Conflict Resolution Modes

Speed B. Leas Conflict Model

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Absence of Trust

Absence of Conflict

Lack of Commitment

Avoidance of Accountability

Inattention to Results

9.5 Manage Team

Emotional Intelligence

Ability-Based EI Model

Goleman’s Mixed EI Model

Trait EI Model

Leadership Styles

Theories of Management Style

Sources of Power

Servant Leadership

Management vs. Leadership

Adaptive Leadership

9.6 Control Resources

Final Terms


Chapter 10 - Project Communications Management 

Project Communications Management

Communications Management

Communications Dimensions

Communications Terms

The Communication Model

Didactic Communication Example


10.1 Plan Communications Management

Stakeholder Engagement Matrix

The Communications Management Plan

10.2 Manage Communications

Communications Techniques and Considerations

10.2 Manage Communications (Cont.)

10.3 Monitor Communications

10.3 Control Communications


Chapter 11 - Project Risk Management 

Project Risk Management

Risk Management


Types of Risks

Key Terms

11.1 Plan Risk Management

Included in the Risk Management Plan

Sample RBS

Scales for Impact and Probability

Sample Impact Matrix

11.2 Identify Risks


Delphi Technique

SWOT Analysis

Prompt Lists

The Risk Register

11.3 Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis

Risk Parameters

Probability & Impact Matrix

11.4 Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis

Influence Diagrams

Expected Monetary Value (EMV)

Decision Tree Analysis

A Sample Decision Tree with Costs

Data Modeling - Simulation

11.5 Plan Risk Responses

Response Strategies

Risk Register Updates

11.6 Implement Risk Responses

11.6 Plan Implement Responses

11.7 Monitor Risks


Chapter 12 - Project Procurement Management 

Project Procurement Management

Procurement Management

Procurement PMIisms

Procurement Terms

12.1 Plan Procurement Management

Source Selection Analysis

Procurement Management Plan

Bid Documents

Procurement Statement of Work

3 Types - Procurement Statement of Work

Procurement Documents


12.2 Conduct Procurements

Negotiating Tactics

Source Selection Criteria

12.3 Control Procurements

Negotiate Settlements


Chapter 13 - Project Stakeholder Management 

Project Stakeholder Management

13.1 Identify Stakeholders

Brain Writing - Data Gathering

Data Analysis for Stakeholders

Classification Models for Stakeholder Analysis

Stakeholder Prioritization

Salience Model

Salience Model Groups

Direction of Influence

Stakeholder Engagement Classification

13.2 Plan Stakeholder Management

13.3 Manage Stakeholder Engagement

13.4 Monitor Stakeholder Engagement


Chapter 14 - Professional Responsibility 

Professional Responsibility

Duty to the Profession

Scope & Estimates


Above All Else…


Disclosure: Project Management training courses are offered by CareerAcademy an REP with the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. PMI, Project Management Institute, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), CAPM, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), PMI-ACP, PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), PMI-RMP, PMBOK, PgMP, PULSE OF THE PROFESSION, THE PMI TALENT TRIANGLE and The PMI REP Logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
tag icon Price $84.99
tag icon Instrutor 1
tag icon Duration 14h 25m
tag icon Lessons 14
tag icon Access 12 Months
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