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What is the APM Introductory Certificate?

The APM Introductory Certificate in Project Management (APM IC) is the essential introduction to project management from the Association for Project Management. It is designed for new project managers or project team members who want to understand the the fundamentals of project management. It is based on the Association for Project Management Body of Knowledge. The Association for Project Management is the UK professional body for project management with over 14,000 individual and 400 corporate members.

Benefits of taking the APM Introductory Certificate?

This two day project management course covers the essential elements of project management as defined by the APM Introductory Certificate syllabus. It will help you become familiar with the processes, tools and techniques of project management; it will equip you to make a more effective contribution to the delivery of successful project in your organization. This course is ideal for those who are new the environment of project management and want to develop a better understanding of project management processes, behaviours, tools and techniques.

What is the format of the APM Introductory Certificate Exam?

The introductory certificate exam is based on 60 multiple choice questions with a 60% pass mark. These questions are completed under exam conditions within an hour.

Course Learning Objectives

By the end of this course delegates will be able to:
  • Describe a projects context and the relationship of this to the way in which the project is managed
  • Write usable project documentation including business cases and project plans.
  • Describe the key components of a team and how a project manager might seek to manage them
  • Carry out a work breakdown of a project as a first component of planning and produce a project plan
  • Carry out a risk analysis of a project and describe ways in which projects can be monitored and controlled
  • Carry out a stakeholder analysis and describe ways in which they can be managed
  • Have sufficient knowledge to sit the APM Introductory Certificate exam

What is included in this course:

This course includes a fantastic pre-course and post course support package including
  1. Official APM Introductory study guide Starting Out in Project Management
  2. Interactive APM Introductory study group with pre-course video, sample questions and on-line tutor support
  3. Two days of highly interactive training with an experienced project management consultant full of practical hints and tips to help you start you projects effectively
  4. APM Introductory Certificate exam at the end of the course
  5. On-going support via our on-line community of project managers and consultants.
  6. Online mock exam (click here to try now).

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APM Introductory Certificate course contents

People and the profession

To encourage effective and strong leadership.
  • Managing effective communications
  • Building a project team
  • Leading projects to success

Organisation and governance

To ensure the business remains in control of the project including:

Completing effective project hand over and learning lessons from the project

Clearly defining roles and responsibilities for the project and business deliverables

Business and commercial

To ensure the business case is robust and the supply chain is delivering value by including:
  • The purpose, role and ownership of the business case
  • Working with suppliers through the procurement cycle

Project management techniques

To make sure the project is fully understood and estimated fully including:
  • Estimating cost for completing the project using a number of methods
  • Configuration management to control changes to the design

Executing the strategy

Including driving the project forward to a successful conclusion.
  • Defining and managing the delivery of benefits and achieving success criteria
  • Understanding how to analyse and manage stakeholders
  • Producing a project management plan
  • Carrying out project risk analysis
  • Defining and managing quality
  • Defining project scope and ways of understanding it including WBS, PBS.
  • Producing a viable plan
  • Planning and managing key resources
  • Controlling change to the project
  • Managing project information and reporting
  • Managing and escalating project issues

Planning and strategy

Including being clear how success will be measured from the outset, the influence of stakeholders on requirements, how that can (or cannot) be managed. Also in this section:
  • Preparing the project management plan
  • Understanding and managing risk
  • Planning, assuring and controlling quality
  • Managing health and safety

Project management in context

During this section of the course, we differentiate projects from non-projects, explore programme and portfolio management, the influence of the business and political context on project success, the critical role of the sponsor in project success and support that can be provided by a project office.

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APM Introductory Certificate in Project Management - 2 Days 111 Buckingham Palace Road , London - £650
APM Introductory Certificate in Project Management - 2 Days 111 Buckingham Palace Road , London - £650
APM Introductory Certificate in Project Management - 2 Days 111 Buckingham Palace Road , London - £650
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APM Introductory Certificate in Project Management - 2 Days Forbury Square, Reading - £650
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APM Introductory Certificate 2012-11-22 11:58:23 Beccy Reese
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Reviewed by Beccy Reese    November 22, 2012
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A great introduction to the processes of project management

The course led by Adrian Taggart very informative, engaging and useful. While the notes provided gave useful backup his approach of taking each topic and carefully explaining with the aid of charts and group activities gave the subject matter more depth and applicability to our own individual situations.

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