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APMP Qualification

Duration: 5 days
Provider: PMProfessional Learning
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This 5-day event has been developed (and constantly improved) over the last 7 years to make exercising the discipline of project management a little easier. This course also includes the APM’s foundation level knowledge based exam; the APMP on the 5th day.

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The dynamic and transient nature of projects and the need for pro-active management of a group of people who may never have met before, may never work together again and yet is asked to perform well immediately is a source of constant challenge and concern
Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, delegates will:
  • Have updated their knowledge of project management principles, processes, tools and techniques
  • Acquired the level of understanding needed to pass the APMP examination;
  • Be aware of and be able to sell the benefits of project management when introducing change
  • Be able to use the management skills necessary to build and lead an effective project team
  • Be aware of qualities required to perform as an effective Project Manager
  • Built a network of contacts to enable future development and information exchange
  • Have practised the knowledge acquired.
Topics Covered

This highly interactive and participative course covers the following areas:
  • Introductions and Expectations
  • Overview of Project Management
    • APM and the APMP exam
  • Requirements Definition Exercise
  • Concept/Project Initiation/Bid-Proposal Process
    • Stakeholder Analysis Exercise
  • Feasibility
    • Investment Appraisal
    • Developing the Business-Case Exercise
  • Planning and Organising
    • Organisation Structures
    • Information Management
    • Estimating
    • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Schedule Planning
    • Network Analysis/Exercise
    • Gantt Charts
    • Resource and Cost-Planning/Exercise
  • Risk Management/Exercise
  • Project Planning Summary
  • The Project Management Plan
    • H&S, Quality
  • Implementation
    • Procurement
    • Monitoring, Reporting and Control Process
    • Earned Value/Earned Value Analysis/Exercise
    • Change Control
    • Configuration Management/Exercise
  • Project Handover, Closure and Review
  • Teamwork and Leadership
    • Teams
    • Dynamics and Teambuilding/Exercise
    • Leadership/Exercise
    • Conflict Management/Exercise
    • Negotiation/Exercise
  • Exam Preparation
      (self study or structured revision or tutorials)
  • APMP Exam Paper 1
  • APMP Exam Paper 2 

This event is suitable for any member of staff who wishes to immerse themselves in the theory and practice of effective project management and attain a recognised accreditation

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