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WEEK 1: Domain 1 Project Management Fundamentals and Core Concepts – 36%
|Task 1||Demonstrate an understanding of the various project life cycles and processes.|
|·Distinguish between a project, program, and a portfolio.|
|·Distinguish between a project and operations.|
|·Distinguish between predictive and adaptive approaches.|
|·Distinguish between issues, risks, assumptions, and constraints.|
|·Review/critique project scope.|
|·Apply the project management code of ethics to scenarios (refer to PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct).|
|·Explain how a project can be a vehicle for change.|
|Task 2||Demonstrate an understanding of project management planning.|
|·Describe the purpose and importance of cost, quality, risk, schedule, etc.|
|·Distinguish between the different deliverables of a project management plan versus product management plan.|
|·Distinguish differences between a milestone and a task duration.|
|·Determine the number and type of resources in a project.|
|·Use a risk register in a given situation.|
|·Use a stakeholder register in a given situation.|
|·Explain project closure and transitions.|
|Task 3||Demonstrate an understanding of project roles and responsibilities.|
|·Compare and contrast the roles and responsibilities of project managers and project sponsors.|
|·Compare and contrast the roles and responsibilities of the project team and the project sponsor.|
|·Explain the importance of the role the project manager plays (e.g., initiator, negotiator, listener, coach, working member, and facilitator).|
|·Explain the differences between leadership and management.|
|·Explain emotional intelligence (EQ) and its impact on project management.|
|Task 4||Determine how to follow and execute planned strategies or frameworks (e.g., communication, risks, etc.).|
|·Give examples of how it is appropriate to respond to a planned strategy or|
|framework (e.g., communication, risk, etc.).|
|·Explain project initiation and benefit planning.|
|Task 5||Demonstrate an understanding of common problem-solving tools and techniques.|
|·Evaluate the effectiveness of a meeting.|
|·Explain the purpose of focus groups, standup meetings, brainstorming, etc.|
WEEK 2: Domain 2 Predictive, Plan-Based Methodologies – 17%
|Task 1||Explain when it is appropriate to use a predictive, plan-based approach.|
|·Identify the suitability of a predictive, plan-based approach for the|
|organizational structure (e.g., virtual, colocation, matrix structure, hierarchical, etc.).|
|·Determine the activities within each process.|
|·Give examples of typical activities within each process.|
|·Distinguish the differences between various project components.|
|Task 2||Demonstrate an understanding of a project management plan schedule.|
|·Apply critical path methods.|
|·Calculate schedule variance.|
|·Explain work breakdown structures (WBS).|
|·Explain work packages.|
|·Apply a quality management plan.|
|·Apply an integration management plan.|
|Task 3||Determine how to document project controls of predictive, plan- based projects.|
|·Identify artifacts that are used in predictive, plan-based projects.|
|·Calculate cost and schedule variances.|
WEEK 3: Domain 3 Agile Frameworks/Methodologies – 20%
|Task 1||Explain when it is appropriate to use an adaptive approach.|
|·Compare the pros and cons of adaptive and predictive, plan-based projects.|
|·Identify the suitability of adaptive approaches for the organizational structure (e.g., virtual, colocation, matrix structure, hierarchical, etc.).|
|·Identify organizational process assets and environmental factors that|
|facilitate the use of adaptive approaches.|
|Task 2||Determine how to plan project iterations.|
|·Distinguish the logical units of iterations.|
|·Interpret the pros and cons of the iteration.|
|·Translate this WBS to an adaptive iteration.|
|·Determine inputs for scope.|
|·Explain the importance of adaptive project tracking versus predictive, plan-based tracking.|
|Task 3||Determine how to document project controls for an adaptive project.|
|·Identify artifacts that are used in adaptive projects.|
|Task 4||Explain the components of an adaptive plan.|
|·Distinguish between the components of different adaptive methodologies|
|(e.g., Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Scaled Adaptive Framework (SAFe®), Kanban, etc.).|
|Task 5||Determine how to prepare and execute task management steps.|
|·Interpret success criteria of an adaptive project management task.|
|·Prioritize tasks in adaptive project management.|
WEEK 4: Domain 4 Business Analysis Frameworks – 27%
|Task 1||Demonstrate an understanding of business analysis (BA) roles and responsibilities.|
|·Distinguish between stakeholder roles (e.g., process owner, process|
|manager, product manager, product owner, etc.).|
|·Outline the need for roles and responsibilities (Why do you need to identify stakeholders in the first place?).|
|·Differentiate between internal and external roles.|
|Task 2||Determine how to conduct stakeholder communication.|
|·Recommend the most appropriate communication channel/tool (e.g., reporting, presentation, etc.).|
|·Demonstrate why communication is important for a business analyst|
|between various teams (features, requirements, etc.).|
|Task 3||Determine how to gather requirements.|
|·Match tools to scenarios (e.g., user stories, use cases, etc.).|
|·Identify the requirements gathering approach for a situation (e.g., conduct stakeholder interviews, surveys, workshops, lessons learned, etc.).|
|·Explain a requirements traceability matrix/product backlog.|
|Task 4||Demonstrate an understanding of product roadmaps.|
|·Explain the application of a product roadmap.|
|·Determine which components go to which releases.|
|Task 5||Determine how project methodologies influence business analysis processes.|
|·Determine the role of a business analyst in adaptive and/or predictive,|
|Task 6||Validate requirements through product delivery.|
|·Define acceptance criteria (the action of defining changes based on the situation).|
|·Determine if a project/product is ready for delivery based on a|
|requirements traceability matrix/product backlog.|
The CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) exam content outline comprises four domains, each covering different aspects of project management. Below is an expansion on the tasks and topics covered in each domain:
Domain 1: Project Management Fundamentals and Core Concepts (36%) In this domain, candidates are expected to demonstrate their understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of project management.
Task 1: This task focuses on differentiating between a project, program, and portfolio. It also distinguishes between projects and ongoing operations. Candidates should also understand the differences between predictive and adaptive (also known as agile) approaches. Additionally, they need to distinguish between issues, risks, assumptions, and constraints – all essential elements in project management. The review and critique of a project scope involve evaluating the defined boundaries and deliverables of a project.
Task 2: Candidates need to understand project management planning, including the significance of various aspects like cost, quality, risk, and schedule. They should also be able to differentiate between project management plans and product management plans. Understanding milestones, task durations, resource planning, risk registers, and stakeholder registers are all part of this task. Project closure and transition refer to the formal completion and handover of the project.
Task 3: This task delves into the roles and responsibilities within a project. Candidates should compare and contrast the roles of project managers and project sponsors, as well as those of the project team and the project sponsor. Understanding the different roles a project manager plays, such as initiator, negotiator, listener, coach, working member, and facilitator, is important. Candidates should also grasp the distinctions between leadership and management and comprehend the significance of emotional intelligence (EQ) in project management.
Task 4: Here, candidates are required to understand how to execute planned strategies or frameworks, such as communication and risk management. They should be able to respond appropriately to these strategies in various scenarios. Project initiation and benefit planning involve identifying the rationale behind the project and its potential benefits.
Task 5: This task assesses candidates’ understanding of common problem-solving tools and techniques used in project management. Candidates should evaluate the effectiveness of meetings and explain the purpose of focus groups, standup meetings, brainstorming, etc.
Domain 2: Predictive, Plan-Based Methodologies (17%) This domain focuses on predictive project management methodologies, also known as plan-based approaches.
Task 1: Candidates should know when to use predictive, plan-based approaches and how the suitability of such approaches can vary based on the organizational structure. They need to identify activities within each process and distinguish between various project components.
Task 2: Understanding project schedule management is critical in this task. Candidates should apply critical path methods, calculate schedule variance, explain work breakdown structures (WBS), work packages, quality management plans, and integration management plans.
Task 3: Documenting project controls involves identifying artifacts used in predictive, plan-based projects and calculating cost and schedule variances.
Domain 3: Agile Frameworks/Methodologies (20%) This domain focuses on adaptive project management methodologies, commonly known as agile approaches.
Task 1: Candidates should know when it is appropriate to use an adaptive approach, compare pros and cons of adaptive and predictive approaches, and identify the suitability of adaptive approaches for different organizational structures. They should also identify organizational process assets and environmental factors that facilitate the use of adaptive approaches.
Task 2: This task involves planning project iterations and understanding the logical units of iterations, pros, and cons of iterations, translating WBS to an adaptive iteration, and determining inputs for scope. The importance of adaptive project tracking versus predictive, plan-based tracking is emphasized.
Task 3: Candidates should be familiar with documenting project controls for adaptive projects, identifying artifacts used in such projects.
Task 4: Understanding the components of an adaptive plan, differentiating between the components of different adaptive methodologies like Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®), Kanban, etc., is crucial.
Task 5: Preparing and executing task management steps involve interpreting success criteria of adaptive project management tasks and prioritizing tasks.
Domain 4: Business Analysis Frameworks (27%) This domain focuses on business analysis roles, responsibilities, and processes.
Task 1: Candidates should distinguish between different stakeholder roles, outline the need for roles and responsibilities, and differentiate between internal and external roles.
Task 2: Determining how to conduct stakeholder communication involves recommending appropriate communication channels/tools and emphasizing the importance of communication for a business analyst between various teams.
Task 3: Candidates should understand how to gather requirements, matching tools to scenarios, identifying the requirements gathering approach, and explaining requirements traceability matrix/product backlog.
Task 4: Understanding product roadmaps and their application, as well as determining which components go to which releases, is essential.
Task 5: Candidates need to determine the role of a business analyst in adaptive and/or predictive, plan-based approaches.
Task 6: Validating requirements through product delivery involves defining acceptance criteria and determining if a project/product is ready for delivery based on requirements traceability matrix/product backlog.
It’s important to note that this is just an outline of the CAPM exam content, and candidates should thoroughly study the official PMI CAPM Exam Content Outline and reference materials provided by PMI to prepare effectively for the certification exam.
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