This entry-level course provides a comprehensive overview of project management that focuses on applying the core principles to make better decisions, understand consequences and generate success. Relevant for any project in any area of business, the course covers the pragmatic skills and techniques necessary for effective project delivery.
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.
This 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.
It is also ideal for project managers as a pre-cursor to more advanced certification such as the APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
The Fundamentals of Project Management course works through the lifecycle of a project, giving delegates insight all the key activities and processes undertaken to deliver successfully. A realistic project scenario is used as a case study during the course. This allows delegates to consolidate their knowledge of the key topics discussed, in a practical setting through syndicate work.
The course is structured around the syllabus for the Association for Project Management (APM) ‘Introductory Certificate: The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification’. The exam is not included in this course. Delegates wishing to undertake the exam should also book on course code FPMEX-3.
Project Management and the Operating Environment
Projects are undertaken in a unique environment. Delegates are introduced to the factors that shape that environment.
Project Management Planning
Delegates are introduced to the principles and techniques of effective project planning from the outset.
In addition to understanding the tools and techniques of project management the key aspects of engaging with people are covered.
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:
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.
Exams for delegates attending this course virtually, via ‘Attend From Anywhere’, will be managed separately, therefore please contact your account manager following course delivery who will arrange this.
There are no prerequisites for attendance.
This is an intensive three-day course and delegates will be expected to undertake around 10 hours pre-course work in order to be fully prepared. Delegates 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. Delegates who have not received pre-course reading material within one week of the start of the course should contact their QA Account Manager or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keywords: Project Management