The APMP Qualification is an intensive five-day foundation professional qualification awarded by the Association for Project Management. 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 APMs Body of Knowledge (BoK) and BS6079 in two tests. The first 3 days interactively develop the relevant topics from the syllabus with participants who are encouraged to improve their understanding during the evenings. Day 4 is a revision day that simulates the exam with typical questions answered in an open forum with participants able to use notes and APMs Pathways book for reference. The first part of day 5 is given to revising any areas where the participants require further clarity. This is followed by the 2-part exam. The first is a 100-question multiple-choice paper and the second is a written answer paper. Results are usually available within 2-3 weeks of the exam. Although the APMP Qualification is available to all, it is recommended that participants should have been working in a project environment for some time and are familiar with the techniques and language involved. It uses a proven discursive technique along with practical exercises where appropriate. All participants will receive a copy of APMs book Project Management Pathways.
Performance Based 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
Programme Developed For:
Anyone working in project management in any industry who wishes to gain the recognised APMP professional qualification.
Introduction & Objectives
What is a project?
What is project and programme management?
The organisational context
Project success criteria
Project strategy and the project management plan
Risk management qualitative and quantitative techniques
Health and Safety
Scoping a project
Work breakdown structure (and other related breakdown structures); project networks
Time management critical path analysis
Earned value management
Business case, including investment appraisal using discounted cash flow techniques
Life cycle design
Roles and responsibilities
Communication; planning; techniques
Teamwork; team roles; team development
Leadership qualities; leadership style; motivation
Part 1 100 questions multiple-choice (1 Hour)
Part 2 written paper