Foundations and Prep for PMP® Exam

The Delaware Valley Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI®-DVC) in cooperation with Villanova University is offering two seminars in professional project management.

Both courses are based on PMI’s® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition (See Class Dates*) and are designed to improve your project management skills; and foster your professional growth. (“PMI®”, “PMBOK®” and “PMP®” are registered certification marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

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Course Fees 

Saturday Session: 

  • Foundations in PM - $925.00 for PMI® Member/$1,125.00 for Non-Members.  
  • Prep for PMP® Credential - $825.00 for PMI® Member/$1,025.00for Non-Members.
  • Tuition includes the cost of lunch for all Saturday classes. 

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  •  $1,550.00 for PMI® Members
  •  $1,750.00 for Non-Members.

Thursday Sessions:

  • Foundations in PM - $875.00 for PMI® Member/ $1,075.00 for Non-Members.  
  • Prep for PMP® Credential - $775.00 for PMI® Member/$975.00for Non-Members.

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  • $1,450.00 for PMI® Members
  • $1,650.00 for Non-Members.

Note: The cost of taking the PMP® Credential Exam is NOT included in the course fee.

Parking Fees for classes held on campus, if applicable, are not included.

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Villanova University & Philadelphia Navy Yard
Course Dates Location
Thursday Evening Format:
Foundations in Project Management
Eight Thursdays - 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
January 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 12, 19

Prep for PMP® Credential Examination Class   
Four Thursdays - 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
March 26
April 9, 16, 23, 2014
Thursday Sessions:
Villanova University
Main Campus
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Saturday Format at the Navy Yard:
Foundations in Project Management
Saturdays - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2015

Prep for PMP® Credential Examination Class
Two Saturdays - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
April 11, 18, 2015
Saturday Sessions at the Navy Yard:
Philadelphia Technology Park
(Navy Yard)
4775 League Island Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA  19112

About the Programs

Foundations in Project Management is an in-depth, four-day or eight evening, introduction to the principles of project management as described in PMI's® Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) 5th Edition . Designed for those who are new to the discipline, this course will acquaint you with updated principles and current practices in project management. Taught by nationally certified, working practitioners, Foundations lays a strong knowledge base that enables you to return to the workplace and practice what you have learned. Many find this course helpful to prepare studying for the PMP® credential examination.

The Prep for PMP® Credential Class in an intense, two day or four evening, preparation study course. It is intended for candidates who are experienced in project management, and have taken courses such as PMI®-DVC's "Foundations in Project Management." This course concentrates solely on preparation for PMI's® Project Management Professional (PMI®) credential exam. Students will review material normally covered in the exam and will receive instruction on how to best prepare for the examination.

Please visit for eligibility requirements, on-line application and fees to sit for the PMP® Credential Examination.

Who Should Attend?

No matter what industry you currently work in, project management plays a part in it.

If you're new to project management, or if you want to refresh your existing skills, you should take Foundations in Project Management.  It provides complete and thorough instruction in the basic principles and the current methods of project management.

If you want the recognition and reward that come from the validation of your professional peers, enroll in the PMP® Credential Review class. It is an important first step in preparation for your PMP® Credential Examination.

The full 6 day or 12 evening program of Foundations and Prep for PMP® meets PMI's® requirement of 35 hours of formal project management education in order to be eligible to sit for the PMP® Credential Examination.

The Five Process Groups of Project Management

Project Management Body of Knowledge

These are the stages a project manager gets through before completion of the plan. Both courses marry the theory and the practice of project management into an integrated whole, based on the process areas as described below:

  • Initiating. Covers project selection, project manager identification, project charter and determining realistic project goals, constraints, and assumptions at the outset.
  • Planning. Emphasizes the planning, scheduling, budgeting, and other skills necessary to properly establish a project at the very beginning.
  • Executing. The importance of monitoring the project as it progresses, and setting up feedback processes which measure actual progress against the baseline.
  • Controlling. Measuring and establishing project performance early enough to make appropriate adjustments. Performance reporting, configuration management, and change control.
  • Closing. Finalizing the need of a phrase or a project. Closing contracts and project acceptance and termination.

Both courses offer the core ten knowledge areas, key to the successful planning and implementation of a project. These knowledge areas integrate closely with the five process areas to guide you through the project:

  • Integration Management.  The various elements of the project must be properly coordinated. Learn how to use the development and execution of a project plan with integrated change control to tie together the entire project.
  • Scope Management.  Effective scope management is a vital discipline for achieving project objectives. Learn about conceptual development, the scope statement, work authorization, scope reporting, and control systems throughout the project life cycle.
  • Time Management.  Many projects and project managers do not actively manage a project's most precious resource: time. Acquire techniques for planning, estimating, scheduling, and controlling time.
  • Cost Management.  The bottom line is often the sole determinant of project success or failure. Focus on estimating, forecasting, budgeting, and controlling costs as well as the application of cost report information.
  • Quality Management.  Today more than ever, a project manager needs to be sensitive to client expectations. Learn about quality assurance, quality control and the quality management plan.
  • Human Resource Management.  As a project manager, you are responsible for building a cohesive project team from a group of individual specialists. Human resource management skills are needed to make this transformation. Learn about the administrative and behavioral aspects of human resource management unique to project management.
  • Communications Management.  Every project management activity involves communication. Discover the importance of identifying the audience, the communication process, communication skills, the environment, and the application of communication management.
  • Risk Management.  Every project activity affects every other project activity. The project manager needs to know the probability of success or failure for certain events, and how each outcome changes the rest of the project. Concentrate on identifying, evaluating and mitigating risk.
  • Procurement Management. You will learn the processes necessary to purchase or acquire products, services, or results of a project. It also includes the contract management and change control processes required to develop and administer contracts or purchase orders issued by authorized project team members.
  • Stakeholder Management As a project manager, you will need to know the processes required to identify the people, groups, or organizations that could impact or be impacted by the project, to analyze stakeholder expectations and their impact on the project, and to develop appropriate management strategies for effectively engaging stakeholders in project decisions and execution.

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