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APM PMQ Training Course - Accredited Provider

In-house APM PMQ Training Course (formerly APMP)

PMQ is the UK’s APM’s Project Management Qualification for people such as project office staff, team members or project managers, or for anyone who has recently taken on project related responsibilities. It is a knowledge based qualification aimed at all those involved in traditional and non-traditional projects. The qualification equates to IPMA Level ‘D’.

What’s included in the course cost:

  • All course materials, lunch and refreshments and the on-site exam following the course
  • Each delegate will also receive a copy of the latest APM Body of Knowledge and the APM’s PMQ study guide

Course Format and On-site Exam Date

Our Accredited training course runs over 4 consecutive days with the exam at your premises on a date agreed with you. It is a sizable syllabus and experience shows that it is wise to allow whatever time you feel you need to prepare properly for the exam.

The course is highly interactive, providing ample opportunity to practice the skills being taught with solid feedback, and coaching in the examination. It is delivered by highly experienced and successful project managers, who provide continual examples of how project management concepts are used in practice.

The course uses a variety of real case studies throughout, giving delegates the chance to practice and learn skills and concepts while providing constant feedback.

All delegates receive a pre-course reading pack, a hard copy of the current edition of the Body of Knowledge, the APM’s PMQ Study Guide and all refreshments and meals.

Course Agenda: P3 – Portfolio, Programme and Project Management

 

Intended for: anyone currently working on projects
Course objectives:
to teach the PMQ syllabus; to teach the skills to manage projects; to demonstrate best practices; to prepare students for the PMQ exam.
Session:  
Overview
Syllabus and BoK; Portfolio, Programme and  Project Management; objectives of PM; Lifecycles and Processes; benefits planning and realisation.
Organisation:

Business Owners and Sponsors; Roles and Responsibilities; Stakeholder Management; Team building and Leadership; Governance of P3.

Definition:
Planning the Strategy; Requirement Capture and Management; Work Breakdown Structures; Procurement Strategy; Risk Identification and Analysis; Project Start-up.
Planning & Scheduling
Network Construction; Network Times Analysis; Resource Allocation, analysis and scheduling.
Estimating & Budgeting:
Estimating techniques; Budgeting and Cost Management; The Performance Measurement Baseline.
Managing Risk
Risk identification and Assessment; Mitigation and Contingency Planning
Control & Execution:
Earned value Management; Quality Management; Configuration Management; Health and Safety; Risk and Issue Management; Change Control; Handovers; Post Implementation Review.
Exam Prep:
Exam Structure; Revision Materials; Sample Papers; Support.
APMP Exam
In-house: at an agreed date.  Public: one week following course.
Following this course:
you will be familiar with best PM practices and ready to sit the APMP exam

Flexible In-House Options

For those who wish to run a course in-house, we are able to deliver the course either over 4days or in two modules, removing the issue of releasing staff from the business for a continuous period of 4 days. Email for further details.

Benefits of the the Qualification

Employers are increasingly recognising and looking for qualifications such as APMP. For individuals, gaining the qualification demonstrates:

  • a broad knowledge of the concepts and techniques of project management;
  • commitment to and a qualification in a rapidly growing profession;
  • proven competence and knowledge in a valued business skill.

Syllabus – BoK Edition 6

The syllabus is a sub-set of the APM’s Body of Knowledge (BoK). The BoK sets out the range of competencies that are required to manage projects. The following is the complete syllabus, all of which is covered in this training course:

  • Strategic: Success Criteria; Strategy/Project Management Plan; Risk Management; Quality, Health, Safety and Environment
  • General: Project and Programme Management; Project Context.
  • Commercial: Business Case; Procurement
  • Organisational: Life Cycle Design; Hand-over; (Post) Project Evaluation Review; Organisation Structure; Organisation Roles
  • People: Communication; Teamwork; Leadership; Conflict Management; Negotiation,
  • Technical: Estimating; Configuration Control
  • Control: Work Content and Scope; Time Scheduling/Phasing; Resource Planning; Budgeting and Cost Control; Change Control; Earned Value; Information and Communication Management.

Notes

  • BoK: APM’s Body of Knowledge, which defines the 40 competencies involved in managing projects
  • PMQ Exam process: involves a 3 hour written paper, where candidates are expected to address 10 questions out of 16.

 

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