APMP - Association for Project Management Practitioner Qualification

Provided by WWP Training Ltd

Aims
This programme is for you if you are already working on the project management industry and now wish to gain the recognised APMP professional qualification. The APMP Qualification is an intensive five-day foundation professional qualification awarded by the Association for Project Management (APM). It provides one of the very few internationally recognised qualifications in Project Management that are easily accessible. It tests knowledge of the basic principles as enshrined in the APM's Body of Knowledge (BoK). The first 4 days interactively develop the relevant topics from the syllabus and conclude with typical exam questions. You will be encouraged to improve your understanding during the evenings. The first part of day 5 is given to revising any areas where you may require further clarity. This is followed by the exam which is a 3 hour paper requiring answers to 10 questions from a choice of 16. Results are usually available within 4-6 weeks of the exam.

Prerequisites
Although the APMP Qualification is available to all, it is recommended that you should have been working in a project environment for some time and be familiar with the techniques and language involved. The course uses a proven discursive technique along with practical exercises where appropriate. You will also receive a copy of APM's book – Project Management Pathways (subject to availability).

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Objectives
Understand the general concepts of project and programme management
Understand the strategic role and implications of projects
Be able to plan and control projects to ensure successful delivery to agreed quality standards, on time and within budget
Understand the commercial implications of projects and be able to prepare a business case
Understand the organisational implications of project and programme management
Understand the people management aspects of project management
Sit the APMP examination

Course Content

Introduction and Objectives

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

Planning and strategy
Project success criteria
Stakeholder management
The Project Management Plan
Risk management
Quality management
Health and Safety

Executing the strategy
Scope management
Scheduling
Resource management
Budget and cost management
Change control
Earned value management
Information management and reporting
Issue management

Techniques
Requirements management
Estimating
Configuration management

Business and commercial
Business case
Procurement

Organisation and governance
Life cycle design
Project handover and closeout
Project Reviews
Organisational structure
Roles and responsibilities
Methods and procedures
Governance

People and the profession
Communication
Teamwork
Leadership
Conflict management
Negotiation

Examination

Review of programme