APM Project Management Qualification PMQ Certification

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    IPSO FACTO has above average APM PMQ exam results. Our 5 day APM PMQ course has the added benefit of taking your exam on completion of the course, when you are ready. It is one of our most popular courses and is delivered in our live virtual classroom or on-site across the UK.

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    APM Project Management Qualification

    apm project management qualification training with IPSO FACTO.

    About the APM Project Management Qualification

    IPSO FACTO’s APM Project Management Qualification course is delivered over 5 days, with the exam set when delegates are ready to take it. Our courses are delivered online with a professional APM accredited trainer with years of experience, and our team here to support you throughout.

    This is a knowledge based qualification covering the 12 core elements of project management. By the end of the course you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how these elements interact and how your projects fit into your strategic and commercial environment. The highly recognised Project Management Qualification gives you certification that can be carried from one job to another or from one industry to another across the UK, Europe and parts of the rest of the World.

    A typical Project Management Qualification course

    All our courses are structured but informal. During the course you will be encouraged to ask questions and join in discussions – the more you get involved the more you will gain from the course. Our trainers have many years experience, and are happy to discuss and debate project management topics.

    Is this course for you?

    This APM Project Management Qualification is the perfect choice for those wishing to achieve a broad level of project management knowledge sufficient to participate in projects from individual assignments through to large capital projects. It would be beneficial to have been working in a project environment for 2 years or more.

    This course is ideal if:

    • You’re looking for a formal qualification to back up your project management experience.
    • You are an experienced project manager with no formal training.
    • You’ve completed the APM PFQ and or other project management qualifications and looking to improve your knowledge.

    If you would like to discuss your circumstances, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

    Should you take the Project Management Qualification or Project Fundamentals Qualification?

    If you have significant experience working in a project environment then the Project Management Qualification could be a good choice. If you have little or no experience, it would be beneficial to attend our  PFQ first.

    Explore the APM’s list of qualifications. With 25 years experience we can discuss the best options for you. 01489 588453 or mail@ipsofacto.uk.com

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    Prepare for the APM Project Management Qualification online exam

    Your trainer will support you throughout the course and prepare you for your exam. The information below will help you fully prepare for your online proctored APM PMQ exam.

    Course Includes

    • Links to recordings for each morning and afternoon session.
    • Training materials and official APM handbook
    • Exam fees
    • eCertificate on passing the exam

    Course Objectives

    By the end of this course you will be able to:

    •  Apply knowledge of project management techniques in your projects
    •  Demonstrate an understanding of how projects fit within the organisation’s operations
    •  Understand the impact of the organisation’s structure on your projects
    •  Help plan a complex project
    •  Apply techniques such as risk analysis and quality control on your projects
    •  Recognise appropriate ways of leading, motivating and dealing with people in the project team
    •  Balance the required level of control against the need for efficiency

    APM Project Management Qualification syllabus


    1. Understand how organisations and projects are structured

    1.1 differentiate between types of permanent and temporary organisation structures (including functional, matrix, and project).

    1.2 explain the way in which an organisational breakdown structure is used to create a responsibility assignment matrix.

    1.3 explain the role and key responsibilities of the project manager.

    1.4 differentiate between the responsibilities of the project manager and the project sponsor throughout the project.

    1.5 describe other roles within project management (including users, project team members, the project steering group/board and the product owner).

    1.6 describe the functions and benefits of different types of project office (including project/programme/portfolio management office (PMO), embedded PMO, central PMO and hub-and-spoke PMO).

    1.7 explain why aspects of project management governance are required (such as the use of: policies, regulations, functions, processes, procedures and delegated responsibilities).


    2. Understand project life cycles

    2.1 differentiate between linear, iterative and hybrid life cycles.

    2.2 explain why projects are structured as phases in a linear life cycle.

    2.3 differentiate between a project life cycle and an extended life cycle.

    2.4 outline the role of knowledge and information management to inform decision making.

    2.5 explain the benefits of conducting reviews throughout the life cycle (including decision gates, benefits reviews and audits).

    2.6 explain why projects may close early.


    3. Understand the situational context of projects

    3.1 differentiate between projects and business as usual (BAU).

    3.2 differentiate between project management, portfolio management and programme management.

    3.3 outline the relationship between programmes, projects and strategic change.

    3.4 describe situations where the use of programme management may be appropriate.

    3.5 describe situations where the use of portfolio management may be appropriate.

    3.6 explain tools and techniques used to determine factors which influence and impact projects (including PESTLE, SWOT and VUCA).

    3.7 explain the impact of the legal and regulatory environment on projects (such as the impact on working conditions, risk management, governance and sustainability).


    4. Understand communication within project management

    4.1 explain the benefits to a project of a communication plan.

    4.2 explain the relationship between stakeholder analysis and an effective communication management plan.

    4.3 state factors which can positively or negatively affect communication.

    4.4 state sources of conflict within a project.

    4.5 explain ways in which conflict can be addressed (such as Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument).

    4.6 explain how to plan and conduct negotiations (including ZOPA, BATNA and ‘Win Win’).


    5. Understand the principles of leadership and teamwork

    5.1 explain how leadership impacts on team performance and motivation (using models such as Maslow, Herzberg and McGregor).

    5.2 explain why it may be necessary to change leadership styles to effectively support the management of a project.

    5.3 describe the characteristics and benefits of effective teams and teamwork.

    5.4 explain factors which impact on the leadership of virtual teams.

    5.5 explain factors which influence the creation, development and leadership of teams (using models such as Belbin, Margerison McCann, Myers-Briggs, Hackman, Tuckman, Katzenbach and Smith).


    6. Understand planning for success

    6.1 explain the importance of a business case throughout the project life cycle.

    6.2 explain what’s meant by benefits management (including identification, definition, planning, tracking and realisation).

    6.3 explain investment appraisal techniques used by a project manager (including Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Net Present Value (NPV)).

    6.4 explain an information management process (including collection, storage, curation, dissemination, archiving and the destruction of information).

    6.5 explain factors which would typically be reported on to help ensure successful project outcomes.

    6.6 explain the relationship between the deployment baseline and the development of a project management plan in linear and iterative life cycles.

    6.7 explain the importance of producing a project management plan.

    6.8 describe the typical contents of a project management plan.

    6.9 explain approaches to producing estimates (including parametric, analogous, analytical and Delphi).

    6.10 explain the reasons for and benefits of re-estimating throughout the project life cycle.

    6.11 explain the relationship between stakeholder analysis, influence and engagement.

    6.12 explain the importance of managing stakeholder expectations to the success of the project.

    6.13 explain why a project manager would use earned value management.

    6.14 interpret earned value data (including variances and performance indexes).

    6.15 explain the benefits of using the interpretation of earned value data.

    6.16 explain the role of contingency planning in projects.


    7. Understand project scope management

    7.1 explain how to define scope in terms of outputs, outcomes and benefits (including use of product, cost and work breakdown structures).

    7.2 explain how to establish scope through requirements management processes (such as gather, analysis, justifying requirements and baseline needs).

    7.3 explain how to manage scope through configuration management processes (such as planning, identification, control, status accounting and verification audit).

    7.4 explain different stages of a typical change control process (such as request, initial evaluation, detailed evaluation, recommendation, update plans and implement).


    8. Understand schedule and resource optimisation

    8.1 describe ways to create and maintain a schedule (including critical path and Gantt charts).

    8.2 differentiate between critical path and critical chain as scheduling techniques.

    8.3 describe how resources are categorised and allocated to a linear life cycle schedule.

    8.4 describe how resources are categorised and allocated to an iterative life cycle schedule.

    8.5 differentiate between resource smoothing and resource leveling.

    8.6 differentiate between cost planning for iterative life cycles and cost planning for linear life cycles.


    9. Understand project procurement

    9.1 explain the purpose, typical content and importance of a procurement strategy.

    9.2 differentiate between different methods of supplier reimbursement (including fixed price, cost plus fee, per unit quantity and target cost).

    9.3 differentiate between different contractual relationships.

    9.4 explain a supplier selection process.


    10. Understand risk and issue management in the context of project management

    10.1 explain each stage in a risk management process (such as identification, analysis, response and closure).

    10.2 explain proactive and reactive responses to risk (such as avoid, reduce, transfer or accept and exploit, enhance, share and reject).

    10.3 explain the benefits of risk management.

    10.4 explain the key aspects of issue management.


    11. Understand quality in the context of a project

    11.1 explain what’s meant by quality planning.

    11.2 differentiate between quality control and quality assurance.

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