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APM Introductory Certificate

  • Price £895.00
  • Duration 2 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted

Description

The achievement of the Association for Project Management (APM) Introductory Certificate is an excellent way of demonstrating a basic awareness of project management and how projects differ from 'business as usual' activities. Delivered by fully accredited trainers and industry leading experts with extensive experience of using the APM approach, the course includes case-study based practical exercises to ensure that theory is embedded and delegates feel confident in the practical application of project management.

By the end of this learning, delegates will have the skills to:

Identify and select the necessary tools, best practice techniques and control mechanisms to manage a project
Demonstrate an understanding of the phases of a project life cycle Design a project management team
At the end of the course delegates may sit an examination to attain the APM Introductory Certificate in Project Management (based on the APM Body of Knowledge, 6th Edition). By successfully passing the Introductory Certificate examination, candidates can choose to further develop their knowledge and understanding by attending the APMP course.

Prerequisites

This course is intended for those looking for an understanding of project management. No prior knowledge required for this certificate.
This course is most likely to suit people who are not directly involved in Project Management but who wish to understand the project management processes and key terms. It would however also serve project managers who wish to gain Introductory Certification as a pre-cursor to more advanced certification such as APMP.

Skills

Delegates will learn how to:

Understand project management and the operating environment
Understand the project lifecycle
Understand the management structure by which projects operate
Understand project management planning
Understand project scope management
Understand scheduling and resource management
Understand risk management and issue management
Understand project quality management
Understand communication in the project environment
Understand principles of leadership and teamwork

Course Content

Project management and the operating environment
Differences between a project and business as usual, Project management, Purpose and core components of project management, Benefits of effective project management, Programme and portfolio management, Project environment and the PESTLE acronym

The project lifecycle
Use and phases of a typical project life cycle, Reasons for structuring projects into phases

The management structure by which projects operate
Roles and responsibilities of: project manager, project sponsor, project steering group/board, project team members, project office, end users

Project management planning
Purpose and production of a project management plan, Purpose and the typical content of a business case, Stakeholders, stakeholder management and stakeholder analysis, Benefits management, Use of KPIs, Estimating methods (including analytical, comparative, parametric), Estimating funnel, Success criteria, Success factors, Purpose and benefits of project reporting

Project scope management
Project scope management, Product breakdown structure (PBS) and work breakdown structure (WBS), Uses of: Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS), Organisational Breakdown Structure (OBS), Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM), Configuration management and Change control, Change control process and Configuration management process

Scheduling and resource management
Purpose of scheduling, Different approaches to scheduling (including critical path analysis, total float, Gantt(bar)charts, baseline, milestone), Resource management, Procurement within the context of project management and the Different categories and types of resources needed for projects

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