Project Management in Context; 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.
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:
Executing the Strategy; including driving the project forward to a successful conclusion.
Project Management Techniques; to make sure the project is fully understood and estimated fully including:
Business and Commercial; to ensure the business case is robust and the supply chain is delivering value by including:
Organisation and Governance; to ensure the business remains in control of the project including
People and the profession; to encourage effective and strong leadership.
The APM PFQ is designed for people who are new to project management or working in a project role. As such is has no pre-requisites. If you are new to project management we recommend you read the study guide and sample the e-learning before the course. In particular, the study guide includes a sample exam which will give you a feel for your knowledge gaps.
By the end of this course delegates will be able to:
This course includes a comprehensive pre-course study package including:
You will be working in a mixture of teams during the course, in both small and larger groups, undertaking interactive quizzes, buzz groups, exercises and engaging in debate. The course combines the principles of project management theory with practical exercises and realistic case studies. The class is not ‘death by PowerPoint’ you will be encouraged and expected to join in and contribute.
Various topics will be covered in the workshop with the intention of preparing you to be a better project manager in your organisation but also to sit the exam. You will find that you will be able to easily apply many of your new skills to your projects as soon as you return to work. In our follow up research (3 to 6 months after the course) 91% of respondents say that they learned new skills that they use in their current projects.
To do this the workshop will be focused on various topics from the syllabus in sections below.
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