APM Introductory Certificate in Project Management

Provided by WWP Training Ltd

Aims
This programme is for you if you are interested in learning the principles of Project Management, as set by the Association for Project Management's (APM) Body of Knowledge, and you may or may not have any experience in this field.

Prerequisites
This programme is an entry level qualification suitable for anyone with an interest in Project Management. You may be starting out in a career in Project Management or simply wishing to benchmark your knowledge in a recognisable form. The programme uses APM's Introductory Certificate Study Guide and interactively develops each topic area with you. You will also receive a copy of APM's Introductory Certificate Study Guide.

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Objectives
The syllabus focuses on breadth rather than depth and is designed to improve knowledge and awareness

Course Content

Introduction and Objectives

Project management in context
What is project management?
What is programme management?
What is portfolio management?
The project context
Project sponsorship

Planning the strategy
Project success criteria
Stakeholder management
The Project Management Plan
Risk management
Quality management

Executing the strategy
Scope management
Project scheduling
Resource management
Change control
Information management and reporting
Issue management

Techniques
Estimating
Configuration management

Business and commercial
Business case
Procurement

Organisation and governance
Life cycle design
Handover and closeout
Project reviews
Roles and responsibilities

People and the profession
Communication
Teamwork
Leadership

Examination
1 hour 60-question multiple-choice exam paper - results are usually available
within 2 weeks of the exam

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