Course Outline:   APMP Qualification

Duration:  5 days

Provider:  Provek

This comprehensive five-day course is based on the Association for Project Management’s Body of Knowledge and syllabus for the APMP examination. It is designed to improve the skills of project management staff to enable them, through good project management practice, to make sound business decisions and thereby manage their projects to a successful conclusion. The examination will provide the delegate with an industry-recognised qualification.

The course builds on your knowledge and attendees will learn how to control and monitor their projects including risk and financial analysis together with reporting on progress. More advanced skills such as negotiation techniques and managing subcontractors is also covered in theory together with case studies to reinforce the learning.
Who will benefit:

Anyone who intends to be, or is involved in managing a project as well as anyone who wishes to continue the development of their Project Management career skills. Team members wishing to learn more about managing successful projects through to existing project managers wishing to attain the APM Professional status. 
Course objectives:
Delegates will be able to:
  • Manage the optimum balance between cost, quality and time
  • Use a systematic approach to analysing and planning a project
  • Apply Work Breakdown Structures
  • Understand the use of the basic tools of Microsoft Project
  • Construct precedence networks
  • Use critical path analysis techniques
  • Select and apply appropriate project monitoring and control methods and provide quality project reports
  • Use creative thinking processes
  • Apply project cost analysis and control
  • Understand negotiation techniques
  • Prepare for the APMP examination

Course content

  • Advanced project concepts
  • Project team characteristics
  • A systematic approach to planning including an introduction to Microsoft Project
  • Constructing a project plan
  • Project risk and financial analysis
  • Constructing precedence networks, resource estimating and allocation
  • Project monitoring, quality, project cost estimating and control and project reporting
  • Creative thinking
  • Negotiation skills
  • Managing Subcontractors

Good project management basic skills or attendance on the APM Introductory course plus 3 months practical experience.
Course style:

The course is highly participative using exercises, case studies and practical work. 

Focus Project Management, 57a Church Street, Market Deeping, Peterborough, PE6 8AN

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