APM Project Fundamentals (formerly known as APM Introductory Certificate)

(APM-Project-Fundamentals)

APM Project Fundamentals (formerly known as APM Introductory Certificate) training course has been created for companies, organisations or individuals that wish to expand their project management skills.

Accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM), this course will lead to an internationally recognised qualification.

This course provides the foundation for further training and qualifications in the expanding project management field.

The course is equivalent to a two-day classroom workshop and takes between 10–12 hours to complete. It combines multiple voices, animation and interactive exercises, providing training at a time, pace and location to suit individual requirements.

The course consists of 17 sessions which form a comprehensive introduction to the principles of project management.

 Benefits

  • An exam simulator which results in exceptional pass rates
  • Increased retention of learning
  • Less time taken to learn
  • Increased control and visibility of progress and achievement
  • Reduced travel costs
  • Accessible from any location

Target Audience

APM Project Fundamentals requires no prior knowledge or experience. It is designed for anyone looking to start a successful project management career, or wishing to understand the principles of project management.

What's Included

  • 12 months online access to our accredited APM Project Fundamentals course
  • Full tutor support via phone and email while you study
  • APM Project Fundamentals mock exam revision tool

Optional Extras

  • APM Project Fundamentals exam: Valid for 12 months from purchase date.
  • Exam can be taken online or at a location from our extensive schedule.

Learning Synopsis

Course Introduction

  • Using the Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Pre-requisites
  • Conventions/Terminologies
  • Professional Qualifications
  • The PM Community

Basic Concepts

  • What is a Project?
  • Projects vs Operations
  • Project Lifecycles

The Project Management Centre

  • Projects, Programmes & Portfolios
  • The Project Environment (PESTLE)
  • The Business Case
  • PM Processes
  • Project Success Criteria

Organising a Project

  • The Project Sponsor/Board
  • The Project Manager
  • Project Assurance/Support
  • Project Teams

Planning a Project

  • The Project Management Plan
  • The PID/SoW
  • Product-Based Planning
  • Activity-Based Planning
  • Baselining

Scheduling a Project

  • Networks
  • Float
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Milestones

Estimating

  • Top Down/Bottom Up
  • Delphi Technique
  • Factoring
  • Work Distribution
  • Effort vs Duration (Weinburg’s Rule)

Managing Resources

  • Resource Types
  • S-Curves
  • Resource Histograms
  • Resource Scheduling

Controlling a Project

  • Stages & Tolerance
  • Earned Value
  • Forecasting
  • Computer Based Tools

Managing Scope

  • Scope Planning / Definition
  • Scope Verification
  • Scope Change Control

Managing Communications

  • Authorities
  • Decision Making
  • Reporting
  • Project Issues

Managing Risk

  • Investment Appraisal
  • Risk Identification/Analysis
  • Response Development/Control
  • Risk Technique

Managing Quality

  • Quality Management
  • Quality System
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Customer Quality Expectations

Managing Change

  • Change Management
  • Change Control
  • Configuration Management

Managing Procurement

  • Procurement & Contract Management

Managing People

  • Teamwork
  • Conflict Management
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Management

Closing Down a Project

  • Handover
  • Follow-On Actions
  • Post-Project Review
  • Lessons Learned
  • Project Filing

Exam Technique

  • How to approach the APMIC exam

Exam Simulator

  • Randomised APM Introductory level exam questions to test understanding

 

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