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APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

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    Course Details:

    Duration: 5 days

    Price: £1595 + VAT


    Next available course:

    For course dates and more information please call 01844 211665

Who is this course for?

The Association for Project Management’s Project Management Qualification is aimed at those wishing to achieve a broad level of project management knowledge sufficient to participate in projects from individual assignments through to large capital projects. Applicants typically have some pre-existing project management knowledge, and it is the ideal next step for anyone who has previously achieved the APM Project Management Fundamentals qualification.

About the course

This course provides those embarking on a career in project management with the essential tools for success. It is based on the APM Body of Knowledge, a repository of best practice in the project management field.

How is the course structured?
Day
1
  • Introduction to the course
  • The project environment
  • Project concept
  • Organisational structures
  • Stakeholder management
  • Project governance
Day
2

Defining and delivering business benefits

Business case

Delivering business change

Project planning

Day
3

Requirements management

Estimating

Planning networks and charts

Day
4

Managing people and teams

Risk management

Managing quality in projects

Day
5

The project management plan

Project procurement

Project monitoring, control and reporting

Earned value management

Project transition

Course manual

For virtual courses, a printed copy of the latest edition of the comprehensive course manual will be sent to your home address in good time for the start of your course. Our delegates tell us that having access to a physical document is beneficial as both a reference document and for taking notes during the course. In addition, a link will be emailed to you to enable you to access an electronic copy of the same comprehensive manual for convenient future reference.

Is there an exam?

Yes. During this five-day course, you will receive all the training you need to prepare for the APM Project Management Qualification online examination, which is a three-hour test where 10 out of 16 questions must be attempted. 

Anything else?

A comprehensive course manual is provided and the course can be tailored to reflect the emphasis required by the customer.

What’s next?

APM also offers the Project Professional Qualification which assesses the ability to deliver professional projects. This is the third stage, following Project Fundamentals Qualification and the Project Management Qualification in APM’s professional development path.

Full course outline

APM Project Management Qualification (five-day course)

Course content

The project environment

  • Definition of a project
  • Definition of project management
  • The project management process
  • Projects versus business-as-usual
  • Project management in IT projects
  • Projects and programmes
  • Programme management
  • Portfolio management
  • The concept of a project lifecycle
  • Lifecycles compared

Project concept

  • Importance of starting a project properly
  • Understanding the business context
  • Inherent uncertainty
  • The legal and regulatory environment
  • Organisation structures
  • Engaging stakeholders
  • Roles and responsibilities in projects
  • Project governance
  • Documenting the concept stage
  • Project Initiation Document (PID)

Defining and delivering business benefits

  • The business case
  • The business case in the project lifecycle
  • Contents of a business case
  • Cost/benefit analysis
  • Financial aspects of the business case (payback, DCF/NPV, IRR)
  • Benefits management and Benefits realisation
  • Critical success factors and key performance indicators

Project planning

  • The planning process
  • Work breakdowns and product breakdowns (WBS and PBS)
  • Types of product or deliverable
  • Work packages
  • Cost breakdown structure (CBS) and cost planning
  • Organisational breakdown structure (OBS)

Requirements management

  • Requirements management defined
  • Effective requirements management
  • Tacit and explicit knowledge
  • Techniques to capture requirements
  • Assessing the requirements
  • SMART requirements
  • Prioritising requirements
  • Requirements in iterative lifecycles

Estimating

  • Definition of an estimate
  • Estimating accuracy

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Presenters for this course

Ian Glenister
Ian Glenister