Why take this course?
The APM Project Management Qualification is an internationally recognised qualification which provides the full knowledge on all aspects of managing a project, from developing a project plan, considering strategic and commercial aspects as well as technical aspects and people management. Budgeting, risk factors and reporting are also covered. The training is based around the APM Body of Knowledge v.6 and will give Managers and Project Managers a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of managing a project.
Is this the right course for me?
This is an intensive fast track course covering 37 areas within project management. Training will take place over 5 days, with attendees returning the following Monday to sit the PMQ exam.This is an excellent, comprehensive course for both Managers and Project Managers who have already gained some experience in the workplace or through other online or classroom training. For those with limited experience, our 10 day APM Project Management Qualification here will provide extended training to ensure you gain the subject knowledge and terminology to succeed in a future role.
QualificationsAPM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
This course is only suitable for those with Project Management or General Management experience.For Service leavers who are new to Project Management, we recommend our 10 day extended APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) course which will provide you with the knowledge and vocabulary to succeed at interview and in a future role.
The training will be delivered over 5 days Monday to Friday, with evening study required throughout. Attendees will then have an opportunity to study over the weekend, returning to complete the 3 hour APM PMQ exam on the Monday. Due to the intensive nature of the course, the addition of a weekend for study has shown to increase success rates for this course.
Attendees will be required to complete 15 hours of pre course study through reading and access to podcasts on each topic. This will be provided within 6 weeks of the course start date, once full payment has been made for the course.
Attendees will learn how to apply the tools and techniques given by APM to plan, control and implement a project in the workplace.
Course content includes the following:
- What is a Project? What is Project Management?
- Defining ‘Programme Management’ and ‘Portfolio Management’
- Understand the benefits of managing groups of projects within an organisation
- The important factors of a project’s context and the effects of these context factors on a project
- Understand stakeholder management
- Project success criteria and success factors
- Learn suitable performance indicators to apply to project success factors
- The Project Management Plan, its purpose, content, authorship, readership and ownership
- The Project risk management process
- Identifying and evaluating risks and the risk management plan
- The role of quantitative analysis
- Common quality techniques
- Differences between quality planning, quality control, and quality assurance
- Health and Safety and Environment standards applicable to PM
- Main break down structures and their fundamental relationships
- Demonstrate the use of different techniques for scheduling projects
- Time schedules and resource allocation schedule
- Resource histograms and ‘S’ curves
- Cost management - methods & reasons
- Change control
- Identifying possible change control problems
- Understand how an earned value system works
- Communication methods
- How to structure a project cost estimate
- The different estimation methods
- Estimating the effort needed to execute a project
- Configuration management
- Defining the terms configuration control, configuration identification, configuration status accounting, configuration auditing
- Understanding the business case
- Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
- Net Present Value (NPV)
- Payback periods
- Purchasing and contracting methods
- Outlining the principles of managing suppliers and contractors
Organisation and Governance
- Project life-cycles
- Handover and closeout
- Project reviews
- Organisational roles
- Project life-cycle and the reasons for managing projects in them
- The hand-over and close-out process
- Post project review and its place in the project life-cycle
- Recognising the different types of project organisation and their merits
- The factors to be considered when setting up the project organisation and its administration and defining the different roles required in the management of projects
- Communicating methods
- Identifying the needs of teams
- The different types of teams and social roles needed in teams
- How to build and motivate a team
- Leadership qualities
- Conflict management
- Negotiation techniques
The course exam will take place on the Monday following the 5 day course. The exam is 3 hours, and attendees are required to complete 10 out of 16 questions on the paper.Each question is marked out of 50, and the pass mark will be 55% or 275/500.
The APM PMQ is an internationally recognised qualification providing a comprehensive understanding of project management.
This qualification would greatly benefit those seeking a Project Manager, Bid Consultant, Programme Manager, Contract Manager or Business Analyst role.
However the qualification is equally beneficial to Managers in roles such as Operations, Risk, Change, IT Manager and various Consultancy and Business Improvement roles.
6 day APM Project Management (PMQ)
Scheduled dates and locations
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14 Sep 2020
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