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APM Project Fundamentals Course (PFQ)

Focus on Training
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2 days
517 - 896 GBP excl. VAT
Birmingham, Bracknell, Bristol, Leeds, London, Manchester - Show all  
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APM Project Fundamentals Course

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (formerly APM Introductory Certificate in Project Management) is a qualification that is designed for those embarking on a project management career or for individuals who require recognition for their general project management knowledge and awareness. This APM PFQ course is based upon the Association for Project Management’s Body of Knowledge and covers the syllabus for the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification examination. The course covers a wide range of topics at a summary level thus providing attendees with a broad understanding of project management terminology, basic techniques and the people skills required to successfully manage a project.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

Prior knowledge or experience of project management is not essential. However, the course is intensive and therefore delegates are advised to undertake some revision work in the evening to prepare for the Introductory Certificate examination. The additional work required during evenings will consist of consolidation reading and mock examination questions.Delegates will be provided with pre-course reading prior to attending the course. The success on the course will be enhanced by close attention to the pre-reading materials.

Training Course Content

Course Content1. Project management and the operating environment Definition of project and project management Key purpose of project management Definition of programme management and portfolio management Relationship of programme management and portfolio management to project management Differences between project and business as usual Benefits of effective project management Project environment PESTLE as a tool2. Project life cycle Definition & phases Reasons for structuring projects into phases Handover and closure3. Management structures by which projects operate Roles and responsibilities Project manager Project sponsor Project steering group/board Project team members PMO End user4. Project management planning Project management plan - purpose & benefits Ownership and approval of project management plan Purpose of a business case Role of the sponsor and project manager in relation to the business case Purpose of benefits management Use of KPIs Stakeholder management, stakeholder analysis Estimating & estimating funnel Project success criteria Success factors Project reporting 5. Scope management Definition of scope management Product Breakdown Structure (PBS) & Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Configuration Change control Links between configuration and change control Change control process Configuration management process6. Scheduling and resource management Total float, critical path, Gantt chart, baseline, milestone Resource management Types of resources Resource smoothing/resource levelling Procurement 7. Risk management and issue management Project risk and risk management Project risk management process Use of risk register Issue and issue management Use of issue log Escalation process8. Project quality management Quality and quality management Quality planning, quality assurance, quality control, continual improvement Differences between quality assurance and quality control Project reviews - gate post, benefit, peer reviews9. Communication Methods of communication Barriers to communication Effective communication Communication plan10. Leadership and teamwork Definition - leadership Role of project team leader Project team Teamwork models

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