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Course code APMP5ELCK

The attainment of accreditations offered by professional bodies such as the Association for Project Management (APM) is increasingly recognised as an indicator of competence in project management. APM qualifications are aligned to the International Project Management Association (IPMA) Four-Level-Certification system, where the APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification is recognised at IPMA Level D.

This eLearning course provides delegates with comprehensive knowledge and understanding to prepare them for the APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification examination (based on the APM Body of Knowledge, 6th Edition).

Once purchased, the eLearning is active for a 12-month period.

It will enable delegates to:

  • Understand all elements of the APMP syllabus
  • Get to grips with the specific examination language
  • Learn strategies and tactics for approaching the examination

Please note: The exam fee is not included in the cost of the APMP course. Those wishing to take the APMP examination must also book on course code APMPEX-5

Prerequisites

This course is intended for project managers and aspiring project managers with at least two years project experience. Delegates should have experience of working in a project environment and have a basic understanding of project management issues.

Objectives

  • Describe the management structure by which projects operate
  • Explain the structure of project lifecycles
  • Examine contexts and environments in which projects are delivered
  • Define governance of project management and the use of structured methodologies
  • Plan and manage communication in the project environment
  • Explain principles of leadership and teamwork
  • Recognise the importance of stakeholder management
  • Apply project management planning for success
  • Describe project scope management
  • Define and develop scheduling and resource management
  • Prepare for effective project procurement
  • Apply risk management, quality management and issue management
  • Recognise the links between configuration management and change control

Outline

The APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification course follows the syllabus provided by APM, which is built around the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition. The course provides delegates with a detailed understanding of the underpinning tools, techniques and principles that are fundamental to successful project delivery.

The course is intensive and therefore delegates are expected to undertake revision work in the evenings to prepare for the examination that will be taken at the end of the course. The additional work required during evenings will comprise consolidation reading and mock examination questions. The evening work is integral to the course and delegates should expect to spend two to three hours each evening on these activities.

Contexts and environments in which projects can be delivered

  • Organisation, sponsorship, infrastructure
  • Life cycle models, extended life cycle, phases and stages
  • Operations management, programme management, portfolio management, project environment, Health and Safety
  • Governance of project management, role of structured methods in project governance

Communication within project management

  • Importance of effective communications, communications within projects, communications plan
  • Conflict management, negotiation
  • Leadership, motivation, leadership styles
  • Characteristics of teams and teamwork, creation, development and management of teams

Planning for success

  • Use and contents of the business case, benefits management, investment appraisal
  • Information Management
  • Planning process, project management plan, estimating techniques
  • Stakeholder management
  • Project control
  • Scope management, requirements management, configuration management, change control
  • Time scheduling, Critical Path Analysis, Gantt charts, resource scheduling, Resource Smoothing and Levelling
  • Budgeting and cost control

Specific Techniques

  • Procurement in projects, procurement strategy, contracts and contractual relationships, provider selection and management
  • Risk and issues, risk management and issue management processes, delegation and escalation
  • Quality Management, quality planning, quality control, quality assurance, continual improvement, quality reviews
Delivery Method

Delivery method

E-learning

Learn in your own time, at your own pace, and in the comfort of your own home, office, or even on your mobile device.

Total price: £395

APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) eLearning
Code: APMP5ELCK

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