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Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Professional (PMP)


As organisations struggle to address the challenges of a highly competitive global business environment, propelled with increasing economic, social and technological complexity, project management has become crucial to delivering value to a demanding customer base. It is therefore critical that organisations become resilient and adaptable to secure their survival.

Customers are now demanding shorter delivery cycles for products, services and results, and it is imperative that organisations consider project management as a strategic competency to sustain business relevance and survival.

The Project Management Professional course at CTS College provides a comprehensive understanding of the current project management practices and principles as outlined by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and prepares students to pass the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam.

The Project Management Institute is a globally recognised organisation whose standards for project, programme and portfolio management are the most widely recognised in the profession and are a model for project management in business and government.


After completing the Project Management Professional course at CTS College, you would:

  • Have the confidence to write and pass the Project Management Institute PMP® exam in your first attempt
  • Have a solid understanding of project management principles, processes and practices
  • Understand the dynamics of a project environment and how to manage projects within it
  • Understand how projects and project management contribute to the achievement of organisational and/or business objectives and value
  • Possess the ability to apply project management principles to organisational and personal life
  • Be highly skilled in motivating people and teams throughout a project
  • Be able to determine the best way of working to achieve successful project outcome
  • Know how to highlight the success of a project and its impact on your organisation's strategic goals
  • Be able to develop, use and understand the relevance of project management documents


Below are some of the main features of this course:

  • Short duration - can be completed in only 16 weeks with 1 class per week
  • Competitive rates with flexible payment plans
  • Experienced lecturer with excellent student support
  • Online classes which are also recorded for further review
  • Support group via WhatsApp with the lecturer, programme manager and students

Target Audience

This course is perfect for:

  • Executive Managers, Program Managers & Planners
  • Project Managers, Project Planners and Project Team Members
  • Operations Managers, Business Analysts, Technical Managers and Business Managers
  • Persons who wish to develop Project Management skills and ensure success in the planning, monitoring and implementation of management related projects within their organisation
  • Persons who wish to have a globally recognised certification in Project Management

Entry Requirements

To qualify for the PMP® exam with PMI, you are required to meet one of the following sets of criteria:

Four-Year College / University Degree, plus:

  • 36 months of experience leading projects within the past eight years
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification


High School or Secondary School Diploma or an associate’s degree (or global equivalent), plus:

  • 60 months of experience leading projects within the past eight years
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification

Course Content

The following would be covered in this course and prepares students for the PMI PMP® certification:

Domain 1: People

Task 1: Manage conflict

  • Interpret the source and stage of the conflict
  • Analyse the context for the conflict
  • Evaluate/recommend/reconcile the appropriate conflict resolution solution

Task 2: Lead a team

  • Set a clear vision and mission
  • Support diversity and inclusion (e.g. behavior types and thought process)
  • Value servant leadership (e.g. relate the tenets of servant leadership to the team)
  • Determine an appropriate leadership style (e.g. directive and collaborative)
  • Inspire, motivate and influence team members/stakeholders (e.g. team contract, social contract and reward system)
  • Analyse team members and stakeholders’ influence
  • Distinguish various options to lead various team members and stakeholders

Task 3: Support team performance

  • Appraise team member performance against key performance indicators
  • Support and recognise team member growth and development
  • Determine appropriate feedback approach
  • Verify performance improvements

Task 4: Empower team members and stakeholders

  • Organise around team strengths
  • Support team task accountability
  • Evaluate demonstration of task accountability
  • Determine and bestow level(s) of decision-making authority

Task 5: Ensure team members/stakeholders are adequately trained

  • Determine required competencies and elements of training
  • Determine training options based on training needs
  • Allocate resources for training
  • Measure training outcomes

Task 6: Build a team

  • Appraise stakeholder skills
  • Deduce project resource requirements
  • Continuously assess and refresh team skills to meet project needs
  • Maintain team and knowledge transfer

Task 7: Address and remove impediments, obstacles and blockers for the team

  • Determine critical impediments, obstacles and blockers for the team
  • Prioritise critical impediments, obstacles and blockers for the team
  • Use network to implement solutions to remove impediments, obstacles and blockers for the team
  • Re-assess continually to ensure impediments, obstacles and blockers for the team are being addressed

Task 8: Negotiate project agreements

  • Analyse the bounds of the negotiations for agreement
  • Assess priorities and determine ultimate objective(s)
  • Verify objective(s) of the project agreement is met
  • Participate in agreement negotiations
  • Determine a negotiation strategy

Task 9: Collaborate with stakeholders

  • Evaluate engagement needs for stakeholders
  • Optimise alignment between stakeholder needs, expectations, and project objectives
  • Build trust and influence stakeholders to accomplish project objectives

Task 10: Build shared understanding

  • Break down situation to identify the root cause of a misunderstanding
  • Survey all necessary parties to reach consensus
  • Support outcome of parties' agreement
  • Investigate potential misunderstandings

Task 11: Engage and support virtual teams

  • Examine virtual team member needs (e.g. environment, geography, culture, global, etc.)
  • Investigate alternatives (e.g. communication tools and colocation) for virtual team member engagement
  • Implement options for virtual team member engagement
  • Continually evaluate effectiveness of virtual team member engagement

Task 12: Define team ground rules

  • Communicate organisational principles with team and external stakeholders
  • Establish an environment that fosters adherence to the ground rules
  • Manage and rectify ground rule violations

Task 13: Mentor relevant stakeholders

  • Allocate the time to mentoring
  • Recognise and act on mentoring opportunities

Task 14: Promote team performance through the application of emotional intelligence

  • Assess behavior through the use of personality indicators
  • Analyse personality indicators and adjust to the emotional needs of key project stakeholders

Domain 2: Processes

Task 1: Execute project with the urgency required to deliver business value

  • Assess opportunities to deliver value incrementally
  • Examine the business value throughout the project
  • Support the team to subdivide project tasks as necessary to find the minimum viable product

Task 2: Manage communications

  • Analyse communication needs of all stakeholders
  • Determine communication methods, channels, frequency and level of detail for all stakeholders
  • Communicate project information and updates effectively
  • Confirm communication is understood and feedback is received

Task 3: Assess and manage risks

  • Determine risk management options
  • Iteratively assess and prioritise risks

Task 4: Engage stakeholders

  • Analyse stakeholders (e.g. power interest grid, influence and impact)
  • Categorise stakeholders
  • Engage stakeholders by category
  • Develop, execute and validate a strategy for stakeholder engagement

Task 5: Plan and manage budget and resources

  • Estimate budgetary needs based on the scope of the project and lessons learned from past projects
  • Anticipate future budget challenges
  • Monitor budget variations and work with governance process to adjust as necessary
  • Plan and manage resources

Task 6: Plan and manage schedule

  • Estimate project tasks (milestones, dependencies and story points)
  • Utilise benchmarks and historical data
  • Prepare schedule based on methodology
  • Measure ongoing progress based on methodology
  • Modify schedule, as needed, based on methodology
  • Coordinate with other projects and other operations

Task 7: Plan and manage quality of products/deliverables

  • Determine quality standard required for project deliverables
  • Recommend options for improvement based on quality gaps
  • Continually survey project deliverable quality

Task 8: Plan and manage scope

  • Determine and prioritise requirements
  • Break down scope (e.g. WBS and backlog)
  • Monitor and validate scope

Task 9: Integrate project planning activities

  • Consolidate the project/phase plans
  • Assess consolidated project plans for dependencies, gaps and continued business value
  • Analyse the data collected
  • Collect and analyse data to make informed project decisions
  • Determine critical information requirements

Task 10: Manage project changes

  • Anticipate and embrace the need for change (e.g. follow change management practices)
  • Determine strategy to handle change
  • Execute change management strategy according to the methodology
  • Determine a change response to move the project forward

Task 11: Plan and manage procurement

  • Define resource requirements and needs
  • Communicate resource requirements
  • Manage suppliers/contracts
  • Plan and manage procurement strategy
  • Develop a delivery solution

Task 12: Manage project artifacts

  • Determine the requirements (what, when, where, who, etc.) for managing the project artifacts
  • Validate that the project information is kept up to date and accessible to all stakeholders
  • Continually assess the effectiveness of the management of the project artifacts

Task 13: Determine appropriate project methodology/methods and practices

  • Assess project needs, complexity and magnitude
  • Recommend project execution strategy (e.g. contracting and finance)
  • Recommend a project methodology/approach (i.e. predictive, agile and hybrid)
  • Use iterative, incremental practices throughout the project life cycle

Task 14: Establish project governance structure

  • Determine appropriate governance for a project (e.g., replicate organisational governance)
  • Define escalation paths and thresholds

Task 15: Manage project issues

  • Recognise when a risk becomes an issue
  • Attack the issue with the optimal action to achieve project success
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders on the approach to resolve the issues

Task 16: Ensure knowledge transfer for project continuity

  • Discuss project responsibilities within team
  • Outline expectations for working environment
  • Confirm approach for knowledge transfers

Task 17: Plan and manage project/phase closure or transitions

  • Determine criteria to successfully close the project or phase
  • Validate readiness for transition (e.g. to operations team or next phase)
  • Conclude activities to close out project or phase

Domain 3: Business Environment

Task 1: Plan and manage project compliance

  • Confirm project compliance requirements (e.g., security, health and safety, regulatory compliance)
  • Classify compliance categories
  • Determine potential threats to compliance
  • Use methods to support compliance
  • Analyze the consequences of noncompliance
  • Determine necessary approach and action to address compliance needs (e.g., risk, legal)
  • Measure the extent to which the project is in compliance

Task 2: Evaluate and deliver project benefits and value

  • Investigate that benefits are identified
  • Document agreement on ownership for ongoing benefit realization
  • Verify measurement system is in place to track benefits
  • Evaluate delivery options to demonstrate value
  • Appraise stakeholders of value gain progress

Task 3: Evaluate and address external business environment changes for impact on scope

  • Survey changes to external business environment (e.g. regulations, technology, geopolitical and market)
  • Assess and prioritise impact on project scope/backlog based on changes in external business environment
  • Recommend options for scope/backlog changes (e.g. schedule and cost changes)
  • Continually review external business environment for impacts on project scope/backlog

Task 4: Support organisational change

  • Assess organisational culture
  • Evaluate impact of organisational change to project and determine required actions
  • Evaluate impact of the project to the organisation and determine required actions


Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Wednesday 05:30 pm to 08:30 pm 16 Weeks 48 hours $4,500.00 Mr. Heera Rampaul

*SPECIAL OFFER: The PMP exam fee; Member: $405.00 | Non-Member: $575.00, must be paid separately and directly to PMI and it is not included in the CTS College fees.

Session - Wednesday (05:30 pm to 08:30 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
2024 - Session 1 - Online Classes Wednesday, March 27, 2024 Wednesday, July 24, 2024
2024 - Session 2 - Online Classes Wednesday, August 28, 2024 Wednesday, December 11, 2024

Delivery Mode

Online Classes

This course will be delivered via live online classes. Students will be provided with a link to join the class as well as other relevant instructions at least one day before the start of each class. These classes are also recorded - therefore students have the option to review the course content as often as they like.

Additional Info


In order to become PMP® Certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI), students must register for the PMP® Certification Exam at Pearson VUE and choose their date, time and location of choice for sitting the exam.

Earning the PMP® certification is a significant means of validating your project management knowledge and highly beneficial for advancing your career prospects.

Note: The cost of writing the PMP® exam by PMI is not included in this programme.


In order to receive the CTS College certificate of completion or participation for this course, students must attend a minimum of 75% of classes and pay any outstanding fees. Where applicable, students who do not meet the necessary assessment requirements, but attended the required amount of classes would receive a CTS College certificate of participation.

Certificates would be provided in digital format which would allow students to access, print and share their certificates 24/7 on demand. For more information on our digital certificates please click here.


Below is a list of recommended PMP® texts:

  • PMBOK Guide 7th Edition (July 2021) PMI
  • Agile Practice Guide (2017) PMI
  • The PMI Guide to Business Analysis (2017) PMI
  • Business Analysis for Practitioners 2015
  • PMP® Exam Prep - 2023 Exam Ready 11th Edition Margo Kirwin, Rita Mulcahy and Patti Frazee (January 2023)

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Fees & Payment


This course is offered at the affordable price of $4,500. In order to start the course, students must pay a minimum of 50% before the first class.

Payment Plans

Students can be given a payment plan where the initial downpayment is made, with an arrangement for the remaining balance to be paid over the duration of the course. Please feel free to contact us to discuss a payment plan customised for you.

Payment Methods

The following table shows the details for the 4 convenient ways to pay the CTS College fees for this programme:

Payment Method Details
Linx Paid at the Administration Office
Credit Card Paid at the Administration Office

Paid at the Administration Office

Made Payable to CTS College

Online Bank Transfer

Paid via Online Banking

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Student Support


At CTS College, we believe in crafting an extraordinary student experience. This is why we have selected Mr. Heera Rampaul to facilitate the Project Management Professional course. Mr. Rampaul not only imparts knowledge, but creates a learning experience where students feel valued and appreciated. He is also committed to shaping a transformative learning journey and creating an educational adventure that goes beyond the ordinary.

Heera Rampaul has over twenty-five years of experience in the ICT field, having served as an ICT Business Consultant, an ICT Business Solutions Specialist, ICT Manager and a Project Leader. He headed many projects at the private and public sectors and has been a member of various steering committees and project management teams involved in projects at national and institutional levels.

Mr. Rampaul is the holder of a BSc, MBA (Information Management), and a host of certifications inclusive of Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Project Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP).

Programme Management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of this course. If you would like further information or clarification on this programme please contact:

Ms. Reena Seepersadsingh
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 376-7721 / (868) 740-9095

E-mail: Certifications@CTSCollege.com

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