Fundamentals Of Project Management Training Course

You Will Learn How To Deliver A Successful Project


Our 3-day Fundamentals Of Project Management training course works through the Lifecycle of a project, giving you an insight all of the key activities and processes in order to delivery a successful project.

A realistic project scenario is used as a case study during our course. You will consolidate your knowledge of the key topics that are discussed, in a practical setting through syndicate work.

Please Note

You can book this course and hold it in credit until you have decided on a specific course date. Alternatively, please view our other course dates.
Exam Not Included
3 Days
£2045Excl. VAT

Course Outline

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 Fundamentals Of Project Management training course is structured around the syllabus for the Association for Project Management (APM) 'Introductory Certificate: The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification'.

Our Fundamentals Of Project Management training course is delivered by fully accredited tutors and industry leading experts with extensive experience of using the APM approach.

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

Our Fundamentals Of Project Management training course is suitable for those looking to gain an understanding of Project Management, or those who are not directly involved in Project Management but who wish to become familiar with Project management processes and key terms.

Materials Provided

  • Full Materials Including Comprehensive Course Workbook
  • Highly Skilled and Knowledgeable Tutors
  • Refreshments

Organisational Benefits

  • 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.

Individual Benefits

  • 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.


Our Fundamentals Of Project Management training course is intended for those looking for an understanding of Project Management.


You will be given comprehensive pre-course reading that you will need to complete before attending ourFundamentals Of Project Management training course - It will take you around 10 hours to complete.

Exam Overview

Please Note: The examination is not included in the cost of the training course and will need to be booked separately.The examination price is approximately £155.

Optional - APM Introductory Certificate: The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification Examination

Delegates who wish to sit the APM Introductory Certificate: The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification exam need to book on code FMPEX-3 separately. Key exam information:

  • One hour
  • Closed book
  • 60 multiple-choice questions
  • 60% pass mark

Where the APM Introductory Certificate: The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification exam is linked to the course, delegates will be provided with lots of examples of examination questions. There will be a number of exercises and 'question-and-answer' sessions that will help to consolidate the learning, thereby ensuring that delegates are more than adequately prepared for the final examination.

Exam Type

Classroom Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

There are no Professional Qualification Credits associated with this course.


APM Project Fundamentals Qualification

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Congratulations! Once you have successfully passed the examination, you will be awarded the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification.

You will also have an excellent understanding of the Project Management arena.

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