What is the APMP?
The APMP qualification from the Association for Project Management (APM) provides a solid foundation for any professional project manager. Based on the APM Body of Knowledge it gives you the knowledge and understanding required to effectively manage projects.
Benefits of taking the APMP?
Not only will the APMP make you a more complete project manager but research by recruitment consultants Arras People shows that project managers with an APMP qualification earn significantly more than average.
Advantages of the Parallel Learning System
Using our flexible learning system you can prepare for this APMP course in many ways; you have the ability to prepare for the course in your own way, anytime, anywhere. This blended learning approach significantly increases your chances of passing the APMP Exam. This full five day APMP training course includes a fantastic pre-course learning package with the following five main components:
What is the format of the APMP Exam?
The APMP exam is based on 10 written questions selected from a paper of 16 questions. These questions are completed under exam conditions within three hours.
APMP Course Learning Objectives
By the end of this course delegates will be able to:\r\n
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Project management in context
Initially Microsoft Project can be a confusing application. In this section we will set you off on the right path by introducing the structure of the screen and how project templates can be used to quick start new projects. Activities covered in this topic include:
During which 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.
One of the first steps in many projects is to define the tasks to be completed. Capturing the full scope of the project at this stage is critical to success. In this topic you will learn how to enter tasks into Microsoft Project and the different properties that are used to determine the task duration. Activities in this topic include:
People and the profession
To encourage effective and strong leadership:
Many projects are constrained by resources. Planning the work within the available resource pool is critical to the success of many projects. Without understanding the resource requirements then it can be very difficult to predict when a project will be completed and the overall cost. Activities in this topic include:
Organisation and governance
To ensure the business remains in control of the project including:
Having developed a plan then the analysis and presentation of the date needs to be tailored to meet the needs of different project stakeholders. In this section we learn how to analyse the project data using different views and perspectives, identifying pinch points and resource constraint then need to be removed or reduced to produce the most effective and timely schedule. In this topic we cover the following activities:
Business and commercial
To ensure the business case is robust and the supply chain is delivering value by including:
A common saying in project management is “plan the work – work the plan”. In this topic we examine the support within Microsoft Project for working the plan. This includes keeping track of progress and costs, identifying variances and the causes of delay within the project schedule. Activities in this topic include:
Project management techniques
To make sure the project is fully understood and estimated fully including:
Often different stakeholders have different reporting requirements. In this topic you will learn how to use the reporting facilities within Microsoft Project to create reports to meet the needs of different stakeholders. The activities in this topic include:
Executing the strategy
Including driving the project forward to a successful conclusion.
Many project managers work as part of a programme or portfolio containing several projects. Microsoft Project has useful tool to help plan and manage project in a multi-project environment. In this session we explore how Microsoft Project can be used to combine multiple projects into one consolidated plan and how these can be linked to a single resource pool. In this topic we cover the following activities:
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: