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What will my virtual BoK6 Project Management Qualification (PMQ) look like?

Michelle Greaves Michelle Greaves

Published: 19th March 2020

So, your classroom course has gone virtual, or you’re looking to run a corporate virtual APM PMQ course, but want to know how it will actually work, below is some information on how it will work in practice.

Why has my class gone virtual?

In case you haven’t seen the news…the government have advised against non-essential travel and to work from home. In addition, with the schools closing on March 20th, many parents will need to stay at home to care for their children. Check out our blog post on the impact of Coronavirus for more information.

What will I need?

All of our virtual courses will run via Adobe Connect, which is free for you to use and is often accepted through firewalls onto computers as Adobe is a widely accepted piece of software. If you work in a company with high security settings, you might need to use your personal PC or mobile phone. Therefore, you will need:

  • A laptop/ PC/ MAC/ iPad/ or Phone, which enables sound
  • Internet – a good internet connection (preferably wired) will ensure you don’t miss anything!
  • Headphones – you may wish to use a headset/ headphones to listen, but you won’t be asked to connect via webcam, so feel free to sit in your pjs!
  • A pen and paper, to write practice questions
  • Your attention!

How will I access Adobe Connect?

Your course tutor will send you a link to the Abode Connect session – you can go into this virtual room any time to check it works. We’ve also created a YouTube video on how to setup Adobe Connect – its worth a watch before your planned session.

Who will teach the session?

You will be told who your tutor is prior to the session, you can find out more about them on our Parallel Trainers page. All of our trainers are highly experienced in virtual APM PMQ delivery and will make sure you get online and get engaged as quickly as possible.

How long will the session be?

The virtual APM PMQ will run as a 5-day course, with 15 x 1-hour webinars spread across the first four days. The webinars will be highly interactive, using PowerPoint slides, quizzes and discussion boards to engage you throughout. But don’t worry, you won’t be asked to sit at a desk for the whole day – there will be lots of breaks in which you will be asked to go away and complete some activities, like you would in a classroom, including feedback from the tutor in the next session. Adobe Connect allows you to type questions as a group, or email them privately to the tutor, so you will be able to see what thoughts other delegates have throughout the sessions.

The exam will be scheduled for 1 pm on day 5 of your course. The exam is undertaken online through the Surpass service and we advise that you test your system using the online guidance available on the APM website.

Timetable for the Virtual APM PMQ

DAY 1  
9.00 – 10.30WEBINAR 1: PROJECTS & BUSINESS AS USUAL
10.30 – 11.30WEBINAR 1 ACTIVITIES & E-LEARNING
11.30 – 12.30WEBINAR 2: PROJECT CONTEXT
12.30 – 13.30LUNCH
13.30 – 14.30WEBINAR 3: ORGANISTION STRUCTURES, PROJECT ROLES & THE LIFECYCLE
14.30 – 15.30WEBINAR 3 ACTIVITIES & E-LEARNING
15.30 – 16.30WEBINAR 4: PROJECT GOVERNANCE
DAY 2  
9.00 – 10.30WEBINAR 5: COMMUNICATION
10.30 – 11.30WEBINAR 5 ACTIVITIES & E-LEARNING
11.30 – 12.30WEBINAR 6: CONFLICT & NEGOTIATION
12.30 – 13.30LUNCH
13.30 – 14.30WEBINAR 7: LEADERSHIP & TEAMWORK
14.30 – 15.30WEBINAR 7 ACTIVITIES & E-LEARNING
15.30 – 16.30WEBINAR 8: SCOPE MANAGEMENT
DAY 3  
9.00 – 10.30WEBINAR 9: REQUIREMENTS, CONFIGURATION & CHANGE CONTROL
10.30 – 11.30WEBINAR 9 ACTIVITIES & E-LEARNING
11.30 – 12.30WEBINAR 10: PLANNING FOR SUCCESS
12.30 – 13.30LUNCH
13.30 – 14.30WEBINAR 11: PROJECT PLANNING
14.30 – 15.30WEBINAR 11 ACTIVITIES & E-LEARNING
15.30 – 16.30WEBINAR 12: SCHEDULING & RESOURCE
DAY 4  
9.00 – 10.30WEBINAR 13: COST MANAGEMENT
10.30 – 11.30WEBINAR 13 ACTIVITIES & E-LEARNING
11.30 – 12.30WEBINAR 14: RISK & ISSUE MANAGEMENT, QUALITY & PROCUREMENT
12.30 – 13.30LUNCH
13.30 – 14.30WEBINAR 15: EXAMINATION PREPARATION, REVISION AND SETTING OF MOCK EXAM
14.30 – 17.00MOCK EXAM
DAY 5
9.00 – 11.00 EXAMINATION PREPARATION
13:00 – 16.00 ONLINE EXAM

What if I get distracted, miss a point, or have to miss a session?

Fear not! Adobe allows us to record sessions which will be sent to you afterwards – these obviously won’t give you the opportunity to ask questions but do mean you won’t miss anything if your food box arrives/ work phone call comes in.

As always, any questions drop us a line at withyoualltheway@parallelprojecttraining.com, because we’re with you all the way!

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