PMP® or Practitioners’ Approach to Project Management (PAtPM®) – Which Way to Go???


Project Management is undoubtedly one of those professions which always keeps an individual on top of his toes. To survive in this domain, one has to keep himself updated with the changing concepts and principles of the project management arena. Thorough knowledge of the terminology and the methodology is a must. Fine leadership and management qualities are something one just cannot do without.

This is why it becomes mandatory for a project professional to learn and keep a clear approach towards project management, and to also keep himself equipped with globally recognized and widely accepted project management certifications like PMP®.

We have, thus, designed two of our training courses i.e. PMP® (Project Management Professional) Preparation Program and PAtPM® (Practitioners’ Approach to Project Management) Program so as to help the practicing as well as aspiring project managers understand the domain better and gain significant competency on the profession of project management.

Tabulated below are the basic differences in the structure, focus and approach of these programs. Scroll down to figure out which of the two courses appeases your need the most:

PMP® (Project Management Professional) Training Program PAtPM® (Practitioners’ Approach to Project Management) Program
  • If your aim is to crack the PMP® certification exam and gain the prestigious PMP designation, you should opt for PMP® training
  • If you wish to learn the actual project management methodology, and have plans to appear for PMI certifications later on, then go for PAtPM® program
  • This is a crash course where the primary aim is to intensively prepare the participants to crack the PMP® certification exam at the first attempt
  • The primary aim of this program is to ensure that the participants get thorough with the actually practiced project management concepts, and also to encourage them to make a difference in their work environment by applying the Best Practices in Project Management using Microsoft® Project
  • Participants are taught the key project management concepts on which they will be tested in PMP® Certification Exam
  • Participants are taught by making them manage a project throughout its life cycle in the context of a Case Study project.
  • The program covers an overview of the Guide to PMBOK®
  • The program provides deeper and more elaborated understanding and application of the concepts of Guide to PMBOK®
  • This is more theory oriented
  • This is a practical oriented program
  • Provides a fair idea of the project management processes
  • Elaborates the actual flow of processes across the Five (5) Project Management Process Groups i.e. right from Project Initiation till the Final Close Out
  • Provides a clear idea of the PMP® exam pattern and the type of questions
  • Provides a clear idea of what all goes into a successful project and how to deliver a project successfully
  • Intended for participants willing to learn the tactics for passing PMP® certification exam
  • Intended for participants looking to build competency on Project Management
  • This course does not involve any training on Microsoft Project software
  • This course actively involves training on Microsoft® Project 2013 software

We hope the points demarcated above will help you make a wise decision in choosing the course that best matches your requirement.

But, still if you feel there is anything left, No Worries! You can contact us for a one-on-one discussion at +91 120 – 4060 100 / 1800 103 6033 or simply send in your queries at

Wish You Oodles of Luck for all your Project Management Endeavors!

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