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APM Project Fundamentals Qualification

eLearning: £540.00 inc. VAT

Access: eLearning and Online exam for 12 months

Duration: 12 hours

Pre-Requisites: None

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Our In-House service offers the chance to have our course content delivered to you by one of our accredited and certified trainers either in your workplace or via a virtual event, over the duration of three days. For any further information, click the "More Information" button below or alternatively fill in the contact form at the bottom of the page.

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Course Description:

Project Management is the way of managing change.  Everything from the Olympics to organising a wedding can be considered a project. It describes the activities that meet specific objectives and can be used to introduce or improve new or existing products and services that are separate to business-as-usual activities.

This APM Project Fundamentals Qualification will provide you with the fundamentals necessary to apply the key elements of Project Management including planning and scheduling, communication, teamwork, resource management, project risk management and project reviews.

This APM accredited blended eLearning course covers the latest version based on APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition and provides delegates with a sound introduction into project management fundamentals which can be carried from one job to another.

Exam Information

  • Multiple choice format
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks or more required to pass (out of 50 avaliable) -50%
  • 60 minutes duration
  • Closed-book

Throughout the course, interwoven within the delivery of the theory and the practical examples of good practice, there is ongoing support and preparation for the examination. We provide sample papers and worked exercises using a scenario/case study to help create situations which develop the delegates understanding and recall of the material.

Who is this course for?

This course is intended for staff with little understanding or those new to project management and wishing to gain a broad understanding of the principles of the profession for example:

  • Project Managers
  • Project Assurance
  • Project Support
  • Project team members

Module 1 - Introduction to Project Management

This section covers:

  • Project management overview covering:
  • Concept
  • Context
  • Best practice
  • Components: Project Process, Project Lifecycle, P3M heirarchy

Module 2 - Fundamentals of Governance and Leadership

This section covers:

  • Overview - Governance
  • Overview - Leadership
  • Components of Goverance 
  • Components of Leadership

Module 3 - Fundamentals of Business Case

This section covers:

  • Business Case Overview
  • The Five Case Model
  • Developing the Business Case
  • Setting and Managing the Budget
  • Project Costs
  • The Final Product
  • Business Case & Finance in Practice

Module 4 - Fundamentals of Planning

This section covers:

  • The Planning Cycle
  • Managing the Plan
  • Project Success Measures
  • Estimating 
  • Scheduling
  • Critical Path Analysis

Module 5 - Fundamentals of Stakeholder

This section covers:

  • Stakeholder Overview
  • Stakeholder Management Cycle
  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Analysing Stakeholder Impact and Influence
  • Communicating with Stakeholders
  • Message Structure
  • Communications in a Busy World
  • The Communication Process
  • Stakeholder Management Roles
  • Stakeholder Management in Practice

Module 6 - Fundamentals of Benefits Management 

This section covers:

  • Overview of Benefits Management
  • Benefits Management Process
  • Benefits in the Wider Context
  • Benefits Chain Reaction
  • Benefits Management Cycle
  • Benefits Mapping
  • Benefits Management in Practice
  • Benefits Realisation

Module 7 - Fundamentals of Requirements

This section covers:

  • Requirements Overview
  • Requirements Approaches
  • Requirements Cycle
  • Identifying Requirements
  • Identifying Requirements
  • Analysing Requirements
  • Planning for Requirements
  • Managing Delivery
  • Reviewing Requirements
  • Requirements in Practice

Module 8 - Fundamentals of Resources

This section covers:

  • Resources Overview
  • Resource Management Cycle
  • Identifying Resources
  • Analysing Resources
  • Planning Resources - Tuckman's Model
  • Delivering Resources
  • Procurement
  • Resource Management in Practice
  • Building the Team

Module 9 - Fundamentals of Commercial Management

This section covers:

  • Commercial Management Overview
  • Commercial Cycle
  • Procurement Management 
  • Steps of Procurement
  • Procurement Methods
  • Nine Steps of Contract Management
  • Negotiating Steps
  • Negotiating Agreements
  • Approaches to Conflict Resolution

Module 10 - Fundamentals of Risk & Issue Management

This section covers: 

  • Concepts and best practice 
  • Risk & Issue Management Overview
  • Identifying and analysing risks
  • Risk Management cycle
  • Opportunity Management
  • Issue Management 
  • Change Control cycle
  • Roles and responsibilities 

Module 11 - Fundamentals of Scope and Controls 

This section covers:

  • Scope and Controls Overview covering:
  • Definition
  • Product Breakdown Structure
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • Control Principles
  • Managing the controls
  • Management controls
  • Planning your controls

Module 12 - Fundamentals of P3M Lifecycle

This section covers:

  • P3M Lifecycles Overview
  • Types of Lifecycle
  • Delivery Cycle
  • Project Lifecycle
  • APM Linear Project Lifecycles
  • PRINCE2 Project Lifecycle 
  • P3M Project Lifecycle
  • Programme Management Lifecycle
  • Management of Portfolios 

Module 13 - Fundamentals of Assurance and review

This section covers:

  • Assurance and Review Overview
  • Characteristics of Effective Assurance
  • Assurance reviews
  • Benefits of Assurance
  • Common Weaknesses

Module 14 - Fundamentals of Quality and Information Knowledge Management

This section covers:

  • Quality Overview: Concept, Context, Best practice
  • Quality Components: Quality Management, The Timing of Reviews, Quality in Practice
  • Information Knowledge Management Overview: Concept, Context, Definitions
  • Information Knowledge Management Components: Knowledge v Information Management, Configuration Management Principles, Information Management Steps and many more

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