Professional in Project Management (PPM)

Certification Overview

Professional in Project Management (PPM)

Exam Code: PPM-001

Projects and project management has become the foundation for success in the public and private sectors. Enterprises achieve their goals through projects and effective project management. Successful project management requires achieving the scope (e.g., intended result), cost and schedule. In addition, the increasing complexity of work and demands for “more with less” place special demands on the project manager. These programs go beyond the “What is project management and practices” to providing practical “How To” guidance, tools and techniques, and processes to implement in today’s working world.

The Professional in Project Management (PPM)™ certification comprises of project management modules including – how to plan, execute, control and complete projects. The core focus on key trends in managing projects and demands on the project managers, the PPM™ project is very useful for project schedules, develop project measures and approaches to project control; and how to develop, lead and motivate project teams.

The Professional in Project Management (PPM)™ is a demonstration by an independent third party that standard requirements of knowledge and experience have been met that are recognized throughout the business community.

The Professional in Project Management (PPM)™ shows that you have pledged time, energy and effort to the project management profession. This overt evidence of a commitment to the profession can lead to opportunities in the corporate domain, increased responsibilities and a growth in earnings.

While most project managers obtain a great deal of project management knowledge and experience through on the job training, a certificate of Professional in Project Management (PPM)™ professional body of knowledge invariably leads to an assimilation of new knowledge and technique.

By earning the Professional in Project Management (PPM)™ appellation, professionals boost their self-confidence and gain the respect and recognition of their peers. 

E-Course Duration: 45 to 50 Hours

e-Competence Framework (e-CF)

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Exam Information

The exam comprises of 150 Multiple Choice Questions out of which the candidate needs to score 75% (113 Correct out of 150 Questions) to pass the exam, the PPM™ certification is considered to be one of the most difficult exam for Project Managers to pass, generally 7 out of 10 project managers fail the exam in their first attempt.

Exams are online and proctored based, using a webcam and a reliable internet connection exams can be taken anywhere and anytime.

The total duration of the exam is 2 hours (120 Minutes).

No external sources of information may be accessed during the exam held via ProctorU. Further details of the materials permitted are provided:

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  • If a Candidate does not pass the exam in the second (2nd) attempt, the candidate must wait for a period of at least fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of their attempt to retake the exam for third (3rd) time or any subsequent time.
  • The exam can be taken any number of times.
  • The validity period of Professional in Project Management (PPM)™ Certificate is for five (5) years, the candidate needs to either retake the exam or can complete the E-Course for PPM to accrue the number of continuing education units (CEUs) to renew the Certificate. Renewing the certificate will allow the candidate to retain the professional stature and credentials intact.
  • Certificates must be renewed on or before the expiration date (when they become inactive) to be current.

PPM™ is a Trademark of GAQM


Note: The Professional in Project Management (PPM) Certification requires a mandatory E-Course completion requirement.

Note:  Maximum number of questions are drawn from the E-Course in the actual exam.

Course Outline

Module 1 – Project Management Fundamentals

  • Defining a project and project management
  • How projects can benefit you and your organization
  • Project life cycles
  • Selling your own project ideas
  • Role & skills of the project manager
  • Creating a vision
  • Setting project goals
  • Project planning worksheets
  • The statement of work

Module 2 – Project Management Training

  • What a project is
  • Project management basics
  • How projects can help you
  • A project’s life cycle
  • Selling and preparing a project
  • The role of a project manager
  • Project goals
  • Laying out a project
  • Project risks and contingency planning
  • The work breakdown structure
  • Planning tools and budgets
  • Teamwork and development
  • Communication
  • Closing out a project
  • Team meetings
  • Project presentations

Module 3 – Intermediate Project Management

  • What really needs to be done?
  • Scheduling your project
  • The Work Breakdown Structure and other planning tools
  • Budgeting
  • Project risks
  • Schedule and budget compression
  • Change control process
  • Closing out a project
  • Module 4 – Effective Planning & Scheduling

    • Projects and schedules
    • The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Estimating activity durations
    • Identifying task dependencies
    • Aligning resources with activities
    • Project planning
    • Scheduling software
    • Uncertainty and risk management
    • Communication
    • Creating a viable schedule
    • Updating and monitoring the schedule

    Module 5 – Advanced Project Management

    • Choosing the Project Team
    • Scheduling Your Project
    • Building a Winning Team
    • Team meetings
    • Nine Easy Ways to Reward Your Team
    • Developing a Communication Plan
    • Communicating with Sponsors and Executives
    • Dealing with Problem Team Members

    Module 6 – Team Building

    • Types of teams
    • The TORI model
    • The Team Player Survey
    • Organizations Today
    • The Stages of Team Development
    • Communication Skills
    • Shared Leadership
    • DeBono’s Thinking Hats
    • Managing Team Conflict
    • The Trust/Relationship Model
    • Obtaining Consensus
    • Team-Shaping Factors
    • Team Problem-Solving
    • SWOT Analysis

    Module 7 – Building Better Teams

    • Defining teams
    • Establishing team norms
    • Working as a team
    • Your team player type
    • Building team trust
    • The stages of team development
    • Team building with TORI
    • Communication
    • Becoming a good team player

    Module 8 – Risk Management

    • Understanding risk
    • Risk management activities
    • Assessing risk
    • Responding to risks
    • Resourcing controls
    • Reaction planning
    • Reporting and monitoring
    • Communication
    • Reviewing and evaluating the framework

    Module 9 – Crisis Management

    • What is crisis management?
    • Training leaders and staff
    • Conducting the crisis audit
    • Performing a risk level analysis
    • Developing a response process
    • Consulting with the experts
    • Incident management techniques
    • Working through the issues
    • Establishing an emergency operations center
    • Building business continuity and recovery
    • Recovering and moving on
    • Plenty of case studies

    Module 10 – Time Management

    • The Power of a Change
    • Changing Our Perspective
    • Setting Goals
    • Planning Tips and Tricks
    • Setting a Routine
    • Doing it Right
    • Putting an End to Procrastination
    • Getting Organized
    • Organizing Your Files
    • Managing Your Workload

    Module 11 – Leadership Skills

    • Managing your time and energy
    • What makes a good leader?
    • Communication as a leadership tool
    • The commitment curve
    • Employee development models
    • Dealing with conflict and difficult issues
    • What successful leaders do

    Module 12 – Self-Leadership

    • What is self-leadership?
    • Knowing who you are
    • Change management
    • Knowing what you do
    • Motivation for optimists
    • Using what you know

    Module 13 – Communication Strategies

    • Creating positive relationships
    • Growing our self-awareness
    • Communication basics and barriers
    • Asking questions and listening skills
    • Body language
    • Communication styles
    • Creating a positive self-image
    • Frame of reference
    • Techniques for the workplace
    • Assertiveness

    Module 14 – Knowledge Management

    • Definitions of knowledge management, tacit knowledge, explicit knowledge, and KMBOK
    • The business case for knowledge management
    • (WBS)
    • The knowledge management mix
    • The knowledge management framework
    • Knowledge management models
    • The knowledge management toolkit
    • Implementing knowledge management initiatives
    • Designing a chief knowledge officer position
    • Case studies and success stories

    Target Audience

    • Program managers, project managers, HR Managers, Business Managers, Marketing Managers, Entrepreneurs and project leaders with at least two (2) years of experience managing project teams

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