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Our APM Fundamentals Of Project Management (PFQ) training course will teach you to:

  • Understand project management and the operating environment
  • Understand project life cycles
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities within projects
  • Understand project management planning
  • Understand project scope management
  • Understand resource scheduling and optimisation in a project
  • Understand project risk and issue management in the context of a project
  • Understand quality in the context of a project
  • Understand communication in the context of a project
  • Understand leadership and teamwork within a project

Our 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
  • Estimating methods (including analytical, comparative, parametric), estimating funnel,
  • 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)
  • Resource management
  • 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
  • Teamwork models

    Our APM Fundamentals Of Project Management (PFQ) training course 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

    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

    • One hour
    • Closed book
    • 60 multiple-choice questions
    • 60% pass mark
    Classroom Exam
    The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

    Our 3-day APMP For PRINCE2® Practitioners training course is the fast track APMP qualification exclusively for PRINCE2® Practitioners.

    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


    Our APM Fundamentals Of Project Management (PFQ) training course is delivered over two days.


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