APM Fundamentals Of Project Management (PFQ) Training Course
Learn How To Make Better Decisions, Understand Consequences & Generate Success In Project Management
Our 2-day APM Fundamentals Of Project Management (PFQ) training course provides a comprehensive overview of project management that focuses on applying the core principles to make better decisions, understand consequences and generate success. It is relevant for any project in any area of business, the course covers the pragmatic skills and techniques necessary for effective project delivery.
The APM Fundamentals Of Project Management (PFQ) training course is structured around the syllabus for the Association for Project Management (APM) 'Introductory Certificate: The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification'.
Project Management and the Operating Environment
Projects are undertaken in a unique environment. You will be introduced to the factors that shape that environment.
Differences between a project and business as usual
Purpose and core components of project management and the benefits of effective project management
Programme and portfolio management
Project environment and the PESTLE acronym
Use and phases of a typical project life cycle and reasons for structuring projects into phases
Roles and responsibilities of: project manager, project sponsor, project steering group/board, project team members, project office and end users
Project Management Planning
You will be introduced to the principles and techniques of effective project planning from the outset.
Purpose and the typical content of a business case, including benefits
Purpose and production of a project management plan
Stakeholders, stakeholder management and stakeholder analysis
Success criteria, success factors and the use of KPIs
Purpose and benefits of project reporting
Project scope management, including product and work breakdown structures and Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM) with RACI
Configuration management and change control
Different approaches to scheduling (including critical path analysis, Gantt (bar) charts, baselines and milestones)
Procurement within the context of project management
Risk management and issue management
Project risk management process and the use of a risk register
Issue and issue management and the use of an issue log
In addition to understanding the tools and techniques of project management the key aspects of engaging with people are covered.
Definition and methods of communication
Barriers to effective communication
The communication plan
Leadership and teamwork
Role of project team leader
The APM Fundamentals Of Project Management (PFQ) training course works through the lifecycle of a project, giving you insight into all the key activities and processes undertaken to deliver successfully. A realistic project scenario is used as a case study during the course. This will allow you to consolidate their knowledge of the key topics discussed, in a practical setting through syndicate work.
As more and more business critical initiatives are being planned and executed as projects, it is essential that organisations are fully equipped with the skills, tools, working practices, processes and mind-sets such that projects can be clearly defined, realistically planned and effectively managed.
About the Course
At the end of this course you will be able to:
Differentiate between project management and the operating environment
Define the management structure by which projects operate
Apply project management planning
Describe project scope management
Contribute to scheduling and resource management
Apply risk management and issue management
Define project quality management
Manage communication in the project environment
Recognise the importance of stakeholder management
Explain principles of leadership and teamwork
Who Should Attend
The APM Fundamentals Of Project Management (PFQ) in London is aimed at ambitious Project Managers and provides an awareness of the important features of Project Management.
Full Materials Including Comprehensive Course Workbook
Highly Skilled & Knowledgeable Tutors
APM Fundamentals Of Project Management (PFQ) Examination
Improve marketability, efficiency and profitability by supporting staff.
Win business through information research and management, planning, development and sales orientation.
Encourage retention of staff through competency-based recruitment and promotion.
Assess the tangible impact made by Proposal Managers.
Help to grow a flexible and adaptive workforce across the business and provide a common set of standards for business acquisition.
Prove personal ability and impact to an organisation through the use of best practice in proposal management.
Demonstrate a current, proven and independently assessed record of proposal management.
Build strategic partnerships and encourage continuous learning and innovation.
Improve client management and negotiation planning skills.
Identify relevant suppliers and partners needed for a proposal to succeed and communicate requirements through effective meeting management.
There are no formal prerequisites for the APM Fundamentals Of Project Management (PFQ) training session.
You will be expected to undertake up to 5 hours of pre-course work in order to be fully prepared. You will be provided with pre-course reading by email prior to attending the course. Success on the course will be enhanced by close attention to the pre-reading materials.
The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) Examination
60 multiple-choice questions
60% pass mark
Professional Development Units - PDUs
There are no professional qualification credits attached to the APM Fundamentals Of Project Management (PFQ) course.